Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pinoy Pod 15

The Kuyas of Comedy

Three months ago, we featured an interview with Rex Navarrete, the most famous Filipino American comedian today. This week, we focus on two other Filipino humorists who are trying to tickle the Pinoy funny bone in Manila.

Allan Manalo was a theater artist and stand-up comedian in the San Francisco Bay Area when he decided to move to the Philippines three years ago. He has slowly built a following in the last few years, and has become so popular that the Ateneo De Manila University, one of the country's top universities, even hired him to teach a course on stand-up comedy.

Tim Tayag is another FilAm pioneer who is trying to popularize American-style stand up comedy in the Philippines. A survivor of the dot-com boom and collapse, he has developed deep insights into the type of comedy that clicks with Filipinos. A key ingredient, he said, is: Be yourself.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Pinoy Pod 14
Amnesty International: More political killings under GMA

An interview with Tim Parritt, the head of the Amnesty International team that drafted the report criticizing Arroyo's human rights record.

Pinoy Pod 13

Remembering the Sakadas of Hawaii Part 2

Profiles of two Hawaii Pinoys with ties to the Sakada era.

Pinoy Pod 12

Remembering the Sakadas of Hawaii Part 1

Pinoy Pod features the centennial of Filipino migration to Hawaii and beyond.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pinoy Pod 11

Irwin Ver to Gringo Honasan: "Forget about coups."

In Part 2 of our interview with Irwin Ver, the former head of Marcos' Presidential Guard talks about Gringo Honasan and the unrest within the Philippine military.