Podcast Playlist

Sharing the best indie podcasts

These days, podcasting is increasingly dominated by large studios, production companies and traditional broadcasters. So today we’re celebrating great independent podcasts - those who work alone, without the backing from big companies. Just like the the early days of podcasting.
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The Philippines has one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. According to my mom: "we can fit in anywhere and everywhere." But even still, as a second generation Filipina who had never been to the homeland, I could never quite relate to the experiences of my immigrant cousins because I hadn't lived them myself. While I looked the part, growing up I didn't feel "Filipino enough." 

When I first came across Long Distance, I was elated. The stories explored on this pod provide an inside look into the complexities of the Filipino diaspora. It's a gentle reminder that while the Filipino experience is different for each person, those experiences are indeed valid. From un-highlighted histories to personal accounts, host Paola Mardo is honest and thoughtful in showcasing these stories – stories I wish I'd seen more of in the media growing up.

-Kelsey Cueva, Associate Producer, Podcast Playlist.


Podcasts featured this week:

Wild Thing – "Believe in Bigfoot? Think it's total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer."

Long Distance – "What happens when you're caught between two worlds – your homeland and your new home country?" Host/producer Paola Mardo and her friend Pia Ilagan Lingasin reflect on their differing experiences as 1.5 generation Filipino immigrants. 

Have You Heard George's Podcast? – "George The Poet is a London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage. His fusion of music and storytelling acts like a secret door into the mind, painting pictures that come to life behind closed eyelids."

Media Indigena – "What happens when you reverse the lens and try to unpack what it means to be a Settler? What's the difference between Settler colonialism and white supremacy—is it one of kind or degree? And can we ever hope to solve "The Settler Problem"?"

Roommate From Hell – "Bea is an ancient demon who fought in the epic war against the tyrant god Yahweh. Claire works in...business. They're roommates in a fourth-floor walkup in Slope Hill, Brooklyn. And they have adventures!"

Hot Plate – Humanity has finally learned for certain that sitting down helps you taste better. A new study proves what instinct tells us: posture has an impact on our enjoyment of food. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz – "Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat would say to you if they could talk? How about your plant? This episode explores the world of bioacoustics and cognitive ecology."


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