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We are in the age of entertainment overload. And whether that makes you occupied or overwhelmed, these TV shows, online programs, and podcasts are a welcome distraction during those bleak and boring and bad news-ridden days. 

Podcasts for nights you can’t sleep

Spotify recently launched eight new Filipino podcasts accessible to both free and premium users. 

The newly signed Spotify Exclusive Podcasts made for Filipinos by Filipinos include true crime and horror genres—both up-and-coming categories of storytelling in the Philippines. They are now part of the more than 2.2 million podcast titles available on the platform today. 

Gabi ng Bading – LGBTQ advocates and good friends AC Soriano and Yani Villarosa provide a fresh perspective on topics, stories, and current events that matter to the LGBTQ community in the Philippines.

Lecheng Pag-ibig ‘To! – Sam YG and DJ Chacha cover conversations on love, relationships, and everything in between, while giving listeners honest advice that they can apply to their own love lives.

Wag Kang Lilingon – Grace Marcellana and Mimai Cabugnason, two girls with an enduring fascination for the weird and strange, dive deep into a world of hair-raising and spine-tingling tales of horror, mystery, true crime, and suspense.

Creepsilog – Hosted by Gideon Mendoza and Glenn Tabarejos, this podcast tackles a series of strange phenomena including creepy paranormal events and disturbing occurrences with a dash of true crime and classic Filipino light humor.

Stories After Dark – Featuring chilling and in-depth retelling of Filipino true crime stories from recent events to decade old unsolved mysteries, this narrative-based investigative podcast brings detailed and intimate storytelling to listeners.

Paano Ba ‘To: The Podcast – Television host and model Bianca Gonzalez answers letters from listeners asking for advice on life, career, love, or self. 

Punchline with Alex Calleja – Actor and stand-up comedian Alex Calleja discusses the world of comedy and showbiz alongside guests with their own funny stories to share.

Skypodcast – Celebrity couple Slater Young and Kryz Uy dive deep into unplugged and uncensored conversations about everything, from life and relationships to family and memorable misadventures.

Shows for days you have cabin fever

With our summer plans on hold, and most of our days spent inside the house (except those who have to leave to make a living), cabin fever sure can put a damper on our days. 

To the rescue are free travel and lifestyle programs available on iWantTFC app or on iwanttfc.com. 

Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju – In this variety-reality show, the “Ajakada” (composed of hosts Robi Domingo, Kristel Fulgar, Shine Kuk, and Donny Pangilinan) takes viewers along with them as they explore Jeju island in South Korea while taking on fun and exciting tasks and challenges to discover more about Korean culture. 

Pia’s Postcards – In each of this show’s one-hour episode, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach immerses herself in different cultures as she learns more about each location such as Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Lucban, Quezon, Japan, and Thailand.

Wreck Hunters – Dive deep into the ocean with hosts Wowie Ong and Ernie Lopez in this iWantTFC original docuseries, as they discover different underwater wrecks found in the Philippines and tackle the untold stories behind these hidden gems. 

Beached – While waiting for your next beach trip, allow Marc Nelson, Maggie Wilson, and Rachel Peters to take you to paradise as they travel to Coron, Camiguin, Palawan, Eastern Samar, Western Visayas, and Boracay. As they visit each location, the hosts also share accommodations and activities viewers can consider, whether they are looking to relax or have fun.

Unlisted – In this four-episode series, Robi Domingo and Sue Ramirez travel to Rizal, Capiz, Samar, and the city of Manila where they try famous local dishes, sites, and get to know more about the town by chatting with its residents.

The Crawl – Food crawl buddies Edu Manzano and Margarita Fores go on a trip to New York as they savor the best dishes found in the city, while also sharing useful insights for a worry-free travel experience.

Chasing Flavors – Chef Claude Tayag discusses iconic Filipino dishes such as sinigang, lechon, adobo, as well as the Pinoy-favorite kakanin, while also intricately breaking down the ingredients that make each dish unique and flavorful.

Driven – In this nine-episode lifestyle program, Tricia Centenera chats with strong-willed and independent women including Gina Lopez, Iza Calzado, Kaye Tinga,   Zarah Juan, and Patty Ang.

Find the Wasabi in Nagoya – While exploring stunning tourist destinations and trying out Japanese cuisine in the city of Nagoya, Khalil Ramos also showcases his skills in accomplishing different missions against fellow Asian competitors: singer-actor Daniel Sher of Singapore and actor-model Tay Tawan of Thailand.

Topics: Watch and listen , Spotify , Spotify Exclusive Podcasts , iWantTFC

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