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The Filipino Garage - KuyaChris & Friends - A Filipino American Perspective

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Through conversations with artists and community members, we’re spreading positivity, thoughts, music, and art—all through a Filipino American perspective. Based out of Daly City—the Pinoy Capital of the United States—the goal is to empower the FilAm community and Pinays / Pinoys throughout the world by profiling awesome people and spreading good vibes. This is a mix of personal journals, interviews, recordings, and whatever can be created. Hope you enjoy!

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Through conversations with artists and community members, we’re spreading positivity, thoughts, music, and art—all through a Filipino American perspective. Based out of Daly City—the Pinoy Capital of the United States—the goal is to empower the FilAm community and Pinays / Pinoys throughout the world by profiling awesome people and spreading good vibes. This is a mix of personal journals, interviews, recordings, and whatever can be created. Hope you enjoy!

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Love it

By Nate Rumble - Nov 20 2017
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Finally a Filipino podcast, great stuff

Wow!

By Brownguybrownrice650 - Oct 31 2017
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This guy is so funny! Brown people ✊🏽

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
1
1
0
0

Love it

By Nate Rumble - Nov 20 2017
Read more
Finally a Filipino podcast, great stuff

Wow!

By Brownguybrownrice650 - Oct 31 2017
Read more
This guy is so funny! Brown people ✊🏽
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The Filipino Garage - KuyaChris & Friends - A Filipino American Perspective

Latest release on Feb 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 34 – Kudazzers / Filipino Podcasts, Flavor of Cum, Queer Theory, Theater

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Kudazzers is a podcast based in the Philippines—made for and by Gen Z and Gen Y locals—hosted by Iris Montesclaros, Eudes Garcia, Natalie Estrada, Ingrid Joyce, and Martin Glen. In this episode, two of the hosts talk about the beginnings of the Kudazzers podcast and their plans moving forward. We also get into a range of topics, spanning from the concept of “bayawaks” who challenge the beauty standards of the Philippines and queer theory as situated within the Philippine context.

Check out their podcast on Spotify and other platforms—it’s guaranteed to be hilarious. I personally listened to the episode “Malaki Ba Siya, o Masikip Lang Ako?” and was laughing all throughout. Most of their episodes are about 30 minutes—the perfect length to listen to on a commute—and they usually focus on a single topic. The beauty of their conversations is that they’re honest, uncensored, and open—and hilarious. Take a listen, follow, and subscribe.

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Akala mo isang kudette lang meron today? Syempre hindi! Mahal namin kayo, mga kapitbahay! 😘 . . Another xtremely NSFW and highly requested topic! NKKLK kayo 🙈🤣 . . Let Iris, Natalie, and Martin enlighten you on one of the BIGgest questions — does SIZE matter? 🤭🤔 You’ll also find out what their standard of “malaki” is, what’s the truth behind the “lumuluwag” myth, AND what does “maburap“ mean. 😉😁 . . Listen NOW on your favorite podcast platform like Spotify, iTunes, and Google podcast — . . 🎧 https://apple.co/2ZHdFiY 🎧 https://spoti.fi/2T5Yaid . . . P.S. Pasintabi mga meam, bagong lipat na naman kami (secret muna kung saan 😉) kaya medyo nagkalat ulit Lolol 😂 #podcasts #podcasters #pinoypodcasts #podcasting #millenials #genz #filipinx #vaginamyth

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Don’t be afraid to explore your body, mga kapitbahay! . . Listen to Eudes and Martin as they break the myths on anal sex and let you know the different safe ways to have fun wit yo sexy ass! Check it out NOW on Spotify and iTunes! . . 🎧: https://spoti.fi/2NqNKJl 🎧: https://apple.co/2ZnF2Oi #podcasts #podcasters #podcasting #pinoypodcasts #filipinx #millenials #edgers #sexeducation #sexlife #breakthestigma #filipinoyouth

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Super stoked that @Kudazzers is now an official affiliate of Podcast Network Asia! Yaaasss thank you! We can't wait to have our kapitbahays onboard for our future kudadventures! 🎧🎙️ BIG. THINGS. POPPING. 🎉🍻🙌🏽

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Aug 30 2019

2hr 27mins

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Rank #2: 07 – Dessa Hipolito / Filipina Immigrant, American Culture, Skyline College, Pilipino Cultural Night

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Dessa Hipolito is a Filipina immigrant to California, an active leader at Skyline College, a singer, and an overall great role model for FilAm youth. On campus, she’s been this year’s Commissioner for Student Activities while also producing the last two Pilipino Cultural Nights. Next school year, she is planning to transfer to UCSD and continue her academic and personal journey. She shares her family's immigration history, her struggles, and her integration process into America and community college life. She closes with some reflections on relationships and shares some advice for other young immigrants.

May 24 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #3: 02 – Joshua Berja / Year Up, Dating, College Success

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Joshua Berja is a Filipino American, native to San Francisco! I met him when he was in high school and part of Kabataan, an after-school group based out of the Filipino Community Center in San Francisco. He's currently part of the Year Up program, which trains and places urban youth into tech positions. In this episode, Joshua shares a rap verse, talks about his post-highschool experience, and breaks down Tinder within today's "hook up" culture.

Mar 27 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #4: 15 – Kim Davalos / Educator, Community Artist, Rock the School Bells, CIPHER

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Kim Davalos is an accomplished Filipina American educator, community artist, and counselor. Born and raised in Stockton, California, she moved quickly through academia, finishing her undergrad at San Diego State University and her Masters in Counseling at San Francisco State University—all by the age of 21. At the same time, she worked on her craft as a poet—participating in open mics and winning a slam competition during her undergrad—eventually taking on photography as well. She's currently working as a counselor at Skyline College. She teaches for CIPHER, the first West Coast hip hop learning community in the country. Using hip hop as a platform to engage students and promote academic success, she's now taking on the position of lead Coordinator for Rock the School Bells—a conference that uses hip hop and arts to engage and empower youth to excel in higher education.

Nov 09 2017

2hr 19mins

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Rank #5: 13 – Rey Timosa Novicio Jr. / Mister REY, Producer, Mental Health, Community

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Rey Timosa Novicio Jr. is a Pinoy musician, producer, community mentor, and mental health advocate. He goes by the stage name of Mister REY and has released both instrumental and solo albums. He also recently produced the whole Native Immigrant album of Ro3lay. Born and raised in Makati, Philippines, he immigrated to the US when he was 12 and moved into the Mission District of San Francisco. He participated in multiple youth programs such as Youth Speaks and has now transitioned into the role of facilitator. He has coordinated afterschool programs in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood—some specifically targeting at-risk 1st generation Filipino American you who were on probation. He has used music to support and youth and provide spaces for expression and growth. Currently, he’s the Program Coordinator for Filipino Mental Health Initiative, an organization based out of the Bayanihan Resource Center, which aims to provide community services and end the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Oct 06 2017

3hr 11mins

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Rank #6: 03 – Joseph Magsaysay / Immigration, Architecture, Infant Seeds, Community

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Joseph Magsaysay is a designer, poet, MC, and community organizer. He was born in the Philippines, moved to San Francisco and Daly City, attended Skyline College and UC Berkeley, and is now working at SFO. Listen as he drops some bars and shares a little bit of his life story and points of view on design and community.

His current projects include Infant Seeds, an art collective, and Rays Up, an after-school high school program for creative arts.

Follow him on Instagram @infin8seph and @infantseeds

Apr 20 2017

2hr 20mins

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Rank #7: 09 – Katrina Liwanag / Singer, SF Native, Filipina, Community Organizer, SFSU, Expo Trip

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Katrina Liwanag is a FilAm singer-songwriter native to San Francisco and is active in multiple community organizations and grassroots movements. In this episode, she sings and performs two songs that relate to her experiences regarding community exposure trips throughout the Philippines. She shares her point of view on political and social issues, her background growing up in San Francisco, her involvement in various Filipina/o American organizations such as Kappa Psi Epsilon and League of Filipino Students, and her upcoming trip to the Philippines.

Jun 10 2017

1hr 55mins

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Rank #8: 16 – Aristel De La Cruz / Rapper, Poet, Teacher, Ethnic Studies, PEP, Activism, Wokeness

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Aristel "Aristyles" De La Cruz is a Filipino American rapper, producer, poet, and teacher. Born and raised in San Francisco, he developed a love for hip hop through community exposure and cyphers, leading him to release multiple projects and collaborate with various local musicians, like Mister REY. As an alumnus of Balboa High School, he eventually returned there to teach an ethnic studies class through Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP). This experience solidified his desire to pursue a career in education. Graduating from San Francisco State University—like 80% of the other guests on this podcast—he worked in various local schools, before establishing himself at South San Francisco High School. Over the years, he's taught Ethnic Studies at this campus, eventually transitioning into his current focus of teaching English Language Development (ELD) to multiple grades.

Nov 19 2017

2hr 5mins

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Rank #9: 11 – Rodney “Mr. No Name” Manalo / Musician, Freestyle King, Daly City, Hip Hop

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Rodney Manalo is a Filipino American musician who goes by the stage name of Mr. No Name. He was born in Daly City and continues to create and perform his music in local shows and events—this guy can rip a freestyle! He's also in the Year Up program, currently interning at a tech company, while still consistently working on his craft. He has long-term visions to work as an illustrator and character designer, while still maintaining his love for music. He shares his experience growing up in the Bay Area, his personal struggles with drugs and family, while also diving into the positive influence music has played in his life. There’s good reflections and advice on music in this episode—tangible skills to work on such as rhyming and cadence—in addition to personal reflections on depression and self-harm ideations. This one is worth listening to, especially for the amount of freestyles Rod dropped during the episode.

Jul 04 2017

2hr 7mins

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Rank #10: 12 – Kevyn Lorenzana / First Time in Philippines, Education, Martial Law

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Kevyn Lorenza just came back from his first trip in the Philipines! He was able to visit different communities in Luzon and Mindanao, with the specific goal of learning about the education system and the struggles of the various sectors in the country. He went with Laya Migrant Youth for Change and Action, based out of Daly City, and this episode has a few reflections on the trip, specifically about the struggles of the Aeta and Lumad communities. Our local hosts in the Philippines were PSET and Salupongan International. We talk about the shifting educational system with K-12, the problems in indigenous communities, and the exposure to martial law in Mindanao.

Sep 17 2017

1hr 50mins

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Rank #11: 04 – Herschel / Bakersfield, Filipino Education, PEP

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Herschel is a Filipino American who was born in Mountain Veiw, but grew up in Bakersfield, CA. While a student at SFSU, he's taught at Denman Middle School with Pin@y (Pinay/Pinoy) Educational Partnerships (PEP) and is looking to be a copywriter in the future. We talk about how he distanced himself from Filipinos while growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood, but then found a sense of inportance in his culture after taking an Ethnic Studies class at De Anza College—an awesome community college institution in Cupertino.

Apr 24 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #12: 08 – Michelle Yvette / Pinay Dancer, Showbiz, Religion, Relationships

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Michelle Yvette is a Pinay who immigrated to the United States in 2012 and is currently at Skyline College, pursuing a degree in Business. During her time in Daly City, she found a sense of home and community through dancing and other artistic endeavors. She’s helped choreograph for the Pilipino Cultural Night and has been working alongside other local dancers for events run by The Filipino Channel (TFC). In this episode, she opens up with a short song cover and poem, then shares her aspirations to pursue a career in Showbiz, especially in the Philippines. She also dives into how religion has given her support and purpose, especially in the face of challenges such as a broken family and immigrating to a new country. In the end, she leaves a few reflections for younger Filipinas, both general thoughts and relationship advice. Come listen!

Jun 01 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #13: 06 – Bea Zamora / Philippine Teacher, Skyline College, America

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Ate Bea Zamora is this year's Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at Skyline College. She's an English teacher in the Philippines and has been in the US for the last 9 months, teaching the Filipino language and assisting Filipino American classes through the Fulbright teaching program. She's also been co-assisting College Success classes at both Westmoor and South City high schools. She shares a reflective poem, talks about her experience of arriving in America, and expounds on the differences she's noticed between Philippine-born and American-born Filipinos. Pinay power!

May 07 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #14: 14 – Patrick Racela / Community Organizer, Rapper, Kabataan Alliance

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Patrick Racela is a Filipino musician and community organizer based out of San Francisco. Originally from Pittsburgh, California, Pat shares his transition from student to organizer throughout his years at San Francisco State University. He became politicized though the League of Filipino Students (LFS) at SFSU and was also a member of the historic Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE). Currently, he works as a coordinator for Kabataan at the Filipino Community Center—a high school youth program—while also organizing for Kabataan Alliance, a national coalition of various youth and student organizations across the United States. In this episode, Pat shares a few raps and poems inspired by his life experiences and political education. We also talk about his various community exposure trips throughout the Philippines with Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network and his continuing advocacy work for Filipino issues and concerns.

Oct 31 2017

2hr 15mins

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Rank #15: 10 – Kevyn Lorenzana / Emcee, Poet, Barber, Ethnic Studies, UCLA

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Kevyn Lorenzana is a 22-year-old Filipino American emcee, poet, musician, organizer, barber, and community organizer. He’s headed to the Philippines this summer on a community exposure trip to visit rural schools. Once he comes back in the fall, he will be pursuing a degree in Asian American Studies at UCLA. In this return episode, he shares an original song written for Roderick Daus-Magbual’s Filipina/o American Community Issues class and drops a few freestyle bars. We talk about his history of being an SF-born FilAm and his journey through realizing his identity—thanks to the help of Skyline College and ethnic studies. Kevyn is dedicated to serving his community and shares his long-term vision to be a teacher, especially for incarcerated youth. He shares experiences of being mugged at gunpoint as an 8th grader and the effects of the prison system within his own family, but also shares an understanding perspective in regards to larger systems of influence such as poverty and colonial mentality. Take a listen, be inspired, and join us on this journey.

Jun 22 2017

1hr 38mins

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