The 13 Best Filipino Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (If You Aren't Already)
Podcasts have become increasingly popular in recent years, and finding a good podcast isn't as hard as it used to be. Just check our list of the best podcasts of 2020 (so far). Finding a good Filipino podcast, however, is still a bit difficult. So, we did the work for you and sifted through hundreds upon hundreds to list down some of the best around. Whether you're into looking for an entryway to podcasts, or looking to add some great local ones to your roster, here are some of the best Filipino podcasts to listen to right now.
Here's a good podcast to listen to if you're into true crime and horror. Hosts Gideon and Glenn talk about serial killers, horror movies and TV shows, Philippine folklore, and all things creepy. If you're a fan of podcasts like The Last Podcast on The Left and My Favorite Murder, which like to insert humor into the dark topics they delve into, then Creepsilog is for you.
The Linya-Linya Show
Hosted by writer Ali Sangalang, The Linya-Linya Show is a comedy podcast that's primarily about the daily life of Filipinos. Ali brings in several guests like stand-up comedian Victor Anastacio, Doctor Gia Sison of Walwal Sesh, and musician Johnoy Danao to tackle an array of topics: love, friendship, language, travel. It's all very casual and relatable.
Film nerds, this one is for you. This Globe Studios podcast is hosted by Globe Studios head Quark Henares, Inquirer critic Ramon de Veyra, and producer Mel Lozano-Alcaraz. Endslate tackles local and foreign films and TV shows. If you can keep yourself from feeling salty, their opinions are genuinely entertaining.
Wake Up With Jim & Saab
With a little help from their friends, musicians and new parents Jim and Saab talk about an array of topics like relationships, parenthood, music, and movies.
The Halo-Halo Show
As implied by their show name, hosts Rica Garcia and JC Teves cover a lot of topics. If the two sound familiar, it's because they're both Monster RX radio DJs. Their show is fun, well-produced, and some times a little risqué.
"Ang podcast para sa lahat ng mga sawi!" Walwal Sesh is hosted by Gia Sison, Renz Argao, and Vincent Orajay, who all have medical backgrounds. The new show only has three episodes under its belt so far, covering topics related to mental health. If self-reflection during your commute is your thing, check out this show.
Geek PD is another new show where hosts Drei, Migs, and Ian dive deep into all things geek. These, of course, include comic books, action figures, Star Wars, and H.P. Lovecraft. It's genuinely entertaining to listen to these three talk nerdy.
Tawa, Let's! is so new that there's only one episode out right now. Host and improv comedian Aryn Cristobal is going to get into Philippine’s elusive comedy scene on this podcast.
The BuhayBasket Podcast
The show had a stalled start on Apple Podcasts, but they're back on Spotify as a Globe Studios podcast. BuhayBasket is a show where a group of Filipino basketball fans passionately discuss all things basketball. BuhayBasket also has a website where they have articles about shoes, players, and more.
The Wrestling-Wrestling Podcast
The Wrestling-Wrestling Podcast is the longest-running Filipino podcast to date. It was started way back in 2014 by Philippine Wrestling Revolution's Stan Sy, Ro Moran, and Raf Camus, as well as stand-up comedian Chino Liao. The four guys recap wrestling matches and rave about the sport, in general.
Tunay na Rider
Motorcycling has been steadily growing popularity over the years in the Philippines. Gone are the days where we only saw expatriates in big biker groups. Filipinos are even starting to make groups of their own. If you're interested in big bikes, biker events, and the biker lifestyle, this podcast is for you.
Manila stand-up comedians GB Labrador, James Caraan, and Nonong Ballinan host this podcast. In it, they cover several topics, but primarily, local current events. Their social commentary is hilarious and entertaining. You can also try to catch their live shows.
Good Times with Mo: The Podcast
Already in its seventh season, this show can be considered one of the pioneers of Filipino podcasting. Controversial DJ Mo Twister AKA Mohan Gumatay built his notoriety on radio station Magic 89.9. He had a plethora of celebrity guests and interesting callers (one of which ended up becoming a co-host and later on his wife). The show was often in hot water for its risqué topics and segments. The Good Times is still running on Magic, although there have been a lot of changes with the host roster. DJ Mo Twister hosts the podcast as well as the radio show. Like the radio show, he has celebrity guests and callers. The online platform has given him leeway to get even more provocative.