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Episode 4.5 – The Bakit List!

Bakit /ˈbaːkit/ is a Tagalog word that means, “Why.”  Join the TFAL team while we go through our “Bakit List” of questions such as: Why do Filipino Catholics have so many Santo Niños? Why do our parents cover our couches and tables in plastic?  or Why do we love canned goods so much? Keep listening to find out what…

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Bonus Episode – Disco Manila

Last August 13, 2016, Joel Quizon (a guest from the first TFAL episode) and Rani de Leon produced an unforgettable show featuring the music of Filipino 70s disco.  We had our mics out there to capture some of the sounds of that night.  Enjoy! Here is some video footage from the show as well: To…

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Episode 4 – Tropical Renditions: A Conversation with Prof. Christine Balance on Philippine and Filipino American Music

What music influenced you in your life?  How have Filipinos influenced popular music?  How have Filipinos and Filipino Americans challenged and continue to challenge preconceived notions of their musical culture?  In this episode, we talk to UC Irvine professor Dr. Christine Balance and her partner Gary Gabisan about Christine’s new book Tropical Renditions.  In our conversation,…

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Episode 3.5 – Is it more fun in the Philippines?

In this mini episode, the TFAL crew and Vincent Collyer, TFAL graphic designer, talk about their experiences traveling to the Philippines, and how crazy it is that Elaine has never set foot on Philippine soil. Is it really more fun in the Philippines? Is it time for Elaine to make the journey to the motherland?  Let us…

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Episode 2.5 – Hilaw Pa!

Hilaw Pa, or Still Raw, is the topic of this podcast mini-episode.  Listen to the #TFAL crew as they discuss random half-baked ideas from dinuguan breadbowls to ice cream freeway vendors.  If you have a crazy idea that you are dying to get out there in the world, but will probably never pursue, feel free…

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