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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

    Episode 132 – Bumoto Kami: Filipino American Electoral Politics (Social Distance Series)

    Episode 132 – Bumoto Kami: Filipino American Electoral Politics (Social Distance Series)

    Election season in the US has come and not quite gone, and regardless of who you voted for (and how you feel about the results), a noteworthy aspect of this year’s Elections were the sheer number of Filipino Americans running for office throughout the country.  From Hawaii to Virginia, California to Georgia, and even Utah...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 131 – Who Ordered Tax? TFAL Talks Pinoy Humor (Social Distance Series)

    Episode 131 – Who Ordered Tax? TFAL Talks Pinoy Humor (Social Distance Series)

    Filipino humor.  You know what it is.  Super corny one-liners your mom or dad, aunt and uncle might have said.  It may be a play on words.  May include using an accent.  On Filipino TV shows, it may include a high-pitched, solo laugh track.  Some Filipino Americans might find it hilarious.  Some may not.  Non-Filipinos...

    • 58 min
    Episode 130 – Dance Dance Revelations: Filipinos and Hip Hop Dance with J. Lorenzo Perillo (Social Distance Series)

    Episode 130 – Dance Dance Revelations: Filipinos and Hip Hop Dance with J. Lorenzo Perillo (Social Distance Series)

    Dance off!  Dance crews and line dancers, dance fanatics, and dance contest watchers – gather around for another episode of TFAL as we discuss hip hop dancing and Filipinos’ proclivity towards the art form.  We reminisce about our abilities (or inabilities) to follow a dance routine, our love for dancing, and of course, Pilipino Cultural...

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 129 – Digging up the Truth: The Celine Archive with Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Social Distance Series)

    Episode 129 – Digging up the Truth: The Celine Archive with Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Social Distance Series)

    In 1932, Celine Navarro, a young Filipina American, was buried alive and murdered by other Filipinos just outside of Stockton, California. The murder of Navarro caught national media attention, sensationalizing the crime and painting Filipinos as savage members of primitive cults. Though mostly forgotten now, this horrific incident reverberated through the Filipino American community during...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 128 – A Stoner’s Parable: TFAL Talks “Call Out” Culture (Social Distance Series)

    Episode 128 – A Stoner’s Parable: TFAL Talks “Call Out” Culture (Social Distance Series)

    “Call out” culture, an inevitable part of online conversations, has become a bigger part of public discourse over the past few years. While critique and criticism have been around forever, social media has perhaps accelerated confrontations and further deepened divisions between people as online identities increasingly coalesce with personal identities. And the Filipino American community...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 127: TFAL Live – Do The Hustle

    Episode 127: TFAL Live – Do The Hustle

    Can you believe it’s been six months of quarantine? The TFAL Crew, including sleep deprived new dad Joe, came together this past Wednesday night for a TFAL Live where we engaged in a lively discussion about hustles. We talk about how quarantine and covid has impacted or inspired side hustles. The conversation also delves into...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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