Insightful conversations with veteran journalist Howie Severino. This is the first original podcast of GMA News & Public Affairs.
Ricky Lee, award-winning writer and icon of Philippine cinema
What's on the mind of the great Ricky Lee? With almost 200 films under his belt including the classics Himala, Jaguar, and Anak, Ricky Lee is no doubt an icon of Philippine cinema.
In this episode, we learn more about his creative process and why he thinks being kind is important in order to be a good writer. Listen to this episode recorded on September 13, 2021.
Raffy Tima on covering Afghanistan
Raffy Tima is one of the very few Filipino journalists who was able to cover Afghanistan on the cusp of change. He takes us back to his most unforgettable war coverages and tells us how he became one of the pioneers of drone journalism in the Philippines. This interview was recorded on August 31, 2021.
Inka Magnaye: It girl with the It voice
Most of us are familiar with Inka Magnaye's story. How she shot to fame in early 2020, thanks to her video doing the Philippine Airlines in-flight spiels with mom and colleague Lindy Pellicer. That Inka comes from a family of voice talents, and hosts "Sleeping Pill," the first Filipino ASMR podcast. But few are probably aware that it took a freak accident, a penchant for self-learning, and two decades of hard work.
Learn more about Inka’s journey in this interview, recorded on August 26, 2021.
Elijah Canlas and Director Ivan Payawal talk about "Gameboys" Boys' Love series
Nobody expected "Gameboys" to be a massive success. The IdeaFirst Company, the team behind the show, only wanted to give jobs to their employees by making quality content during the pandemic. But it became a hit. After its successful run online, it was picked up by Netflix, it made its TV premiere on GMA's Heart of Asia channel, and now it has a movie and an upcoming second season.
Elijah Canlas and Director Ivan Payawal join us in this episode to talk about the show's success, the struggles they faced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reasons why the Boys' Love genre is here to stay. This interview was recorded on August 13, 2021.
Let's talk about animals with Doc Nielsen Donato
Veterinarian Nielsen Donato grew up living with animals but was frustrated because he was not allowed to touch them as a child. He eventually followed his passion and became a veterinarian. Now he is one of the hosts of the wildlife documentary show, Born to be Wild.
In this episode, he tells us about his close encounter with a python & his love for animals. He also answered some questions from netizens! Listen to this episode recorded on August 11, 2021.
Hidilyn Diaz on how her mantra 'one motion' changed her Tokyo Olympics journey
Hidilyn Diaz shares how one second of doubt can make or break your game. The first ever Olympic gold medalist of the Philippines, Hidilyn walks us through her physical and mental training with Team HD — even using yoga to strengthen her concentration. How did "one motion" change her fate in the Tokyo Olympics? Listen to this interview recorded on August 3, 2021.