What is Pinoy pop culture? It's TV, movies, toys, music, places, food, nostalgia and context. It's shared and personal. It's super random and super specific. "Super Random" is the podcast that will discuss and deconstruct everything you forgot you loved and the things you don't want to admit you love.
"The Powerpuff Girls," "The Transformers" and, yes, even "SpongeBob SquarePants," have been dubbed in Filipino. How is this being done and who is voicing them? Find out the vocal magic behind the dubbed cartoons in the first season finale of the Pinoy pop culture podcast "Super Random." Host Ruel S. De Vera is joined by guests Apollo Abraham, Bambi Eloriaga-Amago, Rudolf Baldonado, Dr. Michael Coroza, and Shanti Gleason.
Voltes V is the Philippines' national super robot. But why? Not only is the combining robot a touchstone for martial law babies, but it is an enduring part of Pinoy pop culture as well, with a rabid fanbase. Find out the secret electromagnetic history of how Voltes V came to the Philippines through interviews, including one with the man responsible for bringing the robot over. And get behind-the-scenes info about the upcoming live-action remake, "Voltes V: Legacy", and what awaits obsessive collectors for Christmas, with host and fanboy supreme Ruel S. De Vera.
Filipinos love their songs sung by the original artists, no matter how long ago those songs were sung. That's why you have musicians coming back for concerts again and again. Sometimes, their songs are covered endlessly. But then there are times when you get an artist who is not only the most covered foreign artist — but has actually settled down in the Philippines. We're joined by Keith Martin, the man who sang "Because of You."
The Philippines is known as a musical paradise with a thriving local musical scene, and yet there are some foreign songs which have become hits and even become part of the national consciousness — even if they were not hits or even charted anywhere else! David Pomeranz of "Got To Believe In Magic" fame joins us on this podcast.