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What's the Tsismis?

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An inside look on Pilipinx identity in the diaspora. A new podcast from CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton.

An inside look on Pilipinx identity in the diaspora. A new podcast from CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton.

Location:

Canada

Description:

An inside look on Pilipinx identity in the diaspora. A new podcast from CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus Episode: A Look Back on Season 2

1/27/2021
In this bonus episode, the Season 2 producers of What’s the Tsismis connect to look back on the second season. What did they learn? What surprised them this season? What do they wish they had known going in? How did the community respond? One thing's for sure: We love hearing from the community, so keep the DMs coming!

Duration:00:29:06

Did You Hear She Gave Her Tuition Money to Her Boyfriend?

1/19/2021
Psst...Did you hear Calvin sent his niece money for tuition, and she gave it to her boyfriend who then ran away? Did he end up bailing her out? And what effect did this have on his daughter Arianne’s life and relationships? Listen to find out! Filipinos working abroad, like in Canada, often send money to their relatives in the Philippines. It’s part of our culture. We take care of each other. In this week’s episode, our host, Ryan Lacanilao, talks to Calvin Barroma and Arianne Barroma...

Duration:00:21:19

Did You Hear Miss Universe Got Redtagged?

1/11/2021
In today’s episode, host Rajah Maggay dives into the context of activism as a Filipinx individual with her friend and activist D, and the landscape within the Philippines and how it affects us here. In this juicy episode we learn about instances of red tagging within our communities here in Alberta, discover D’s own activism journey and emphasize the importance of taking care of your wellness while you take care of others

Duration:00:22:07

Did You Hear About Her Community Work?

1/4/2021
In today’s episode, our host, Micah Leonida, is spilling the tsismis on what it’s like to build communities and create brave spaces in Edmonton with this week’s guest, Ida Beltran-Lucila. Together, Micah and Ida discuss building Filipino communities in the diaspora, the challenges and successes associated with community building, and how community programming has changed as a result of covid-19. For information about Ida and her community work please visit...

Duration:00:25:31

Did you Hear There’s Nothing Filipino About Her?

12/21/2020
In today’s episode, our host, Julia Juco, dives into migration and how it impacts personal worldviews. Today’s guests are two Filipinas who came to Canada in early childhood, but continue to grapple with their identities more than a decade later. Join this week’s conversation as we cover Filipinx holidays, the cultural pedestal reserved for “lechon”, and the universal side-eye your mom gives you when you’re acting out at parties.

Duration:00:35:42

Did You Hear She Lent Them Her Vacation Money?

12/14/2020
Psst...Did you hear Giselle lent her relatives her vacation money? How much did she lend to them? And did she end up getting her money back? Listen to find out! In this week’s episode, our host, Ryan Lacanilao, asks family and friends about their best and worst money moves: buying a brand new car; buying a bike; getting a fine arts degree; going to a multi-level marketing session—three of these were blunders, and only one was a great money move. Listen to find out which one! Giselle...

Duration:00:21:26

Did You Hear She Gave Her Brother the Sex Talk?

12/7/2020
In today’s episode, our host, Mishma Mukith, is on a mission to learn about what makes sibling relationships unique. Orphaned at 8 years old, our guest Giselle General, speaks of her journey navigating the role of a parent and an older sibling, and the transformative bond that she and her brother share. Our episode also features insights from a handful individuals on their experiences of having and being siblings. To learn more about Giselle, you can find her column, “A General Point of...

Duration:00:30:17

Did You Hear Season 2 Launches December 7?

11/30/2020
We've got a brand new season of What's the Tsismis coming to you December 7th! Tune in to hear our take on Pilipinx identity and culture in Edmonton. We have episodes on lending money to relatives, the clothing industry, arts and culture, and more.

Duration:00:01:49

Fundrive Episode: Meet the New Season 2 Team

11/2/2020
Psst...did you hear about CJSR's Fundrive? In this bonus Fundrive episode, we'll tell you all about how you can help support local, independent radio. We'll also get to know the three new reporters that will be joining us for Season 2 of What's the Tsismis. What’s The Tsismis is happy to be part of the CJSR FM 88.5 community. Our training, equipment, podcasting software, air time, and more is all made possible by Edmonton’s volunteer-powered radio station. The WTT team is helping the...

Duration:00:26:24

Did You Hear There Might be a Season 2?

7/10/2020
In this bonus episode, the Season 1 producers of What’s the Tsismis connect to look back on the first season. What was it like to record during the pandemic? What were their favourite moments? And what are they hoping people get out of the podcast?

Duration:00:24:47

Did You Hear They Kept Their Passports?

6/22/2020
Psst! Have you heard about Canada’s Caregiver Program? In this episode, Jenna Propp chats with her mom, Tess Propp; Cynthia Palmaria from Migrante Alberta; and Maria Monana, a current live-in caregiver under Canada’s Caregiver Program. Their stories take us on a journey as we get to hear the tsismis on what it’s like to come to Canada as a caregiver from the late 80’s until now and how the process and program have changed. Jenna’s mom tells us her inside story of working in Dubai and Hong...

Duration:00:34:21

Did You Hear the Island Sisters are Filipina and Cree?

6/15/2020
Pssst! Did you hear the Island sisters are Filipina and Cree? Have they figured out how to be both? You’ll have to listen to find out!In today’s episode, host Cherie Island talks with her sister Courtney. Together, they discuss growing up in a Filipino household and how Filipino-ness might not be seen on the outside. Listen in as Cherie delves into cultural identity, choosing sides, and whether her niece and nephew know where they come from.

Duration:00:20:32

Did You Hear Alberta Almost Had A K-12 Tagalog Curriculum?

6/8/2020
In this episode, What's the Tsismis producer Sophia Yang interviews Grace Alarcon-Isla, the program manager of Filipino Language and Culture School. When she learned that the province "was going to develop a K-12 Tagalog curriculum", Sophia wonders what is the Tagalog learning experience like now. What types of Tagalog courses do we have in Edmonton? Who is learning Tagalog in our community? What does it take to develop a provincial curriculum for the Filipino language? And why do we need...

Duration:00:24:53

Did You Hear Gina’s Not Really a Teacher?

6/1/2020
Pssst! Did you hear Gina’s not really a teacher? She actually went into theatre, and now she’s killing it as an artistic director! Listen to find out how it all started! This is What’s the Tsismis, a podcast on Pilipinx identity in the diaspora. Tsismis is the Tagalog word for gossip. Each week we’ll release a new episode that dives into a new topic, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss next week’s tsismis! Today’s episode host is me, Ryan Lacanilao. And the idea for this episode...

Duration:00:31:30

Did You Hear Jenna's NOT Italian?

5/25/2020
“I don’t look Filipino, I don’t speak Filipino… and I’m made to feel like I’m not Filipino.” In this episode, Mishma Mukith sits down with fellow production teammate, Jenna Propp, to unpack the big “I” word: identity. As the half-white daughter to an immigrant Filipina, Jenna speaks candidly about navigating her identity as a mixed race individual. Being white-passing may come with its’ perks and privileges, but it also denies Jenna from claiming her Filipino heritage. From plucking her...

Duration:00:21:48

Did You Hear Michelle Punched a Car?

5/25/2020
Pssst! Did you hear Michelle punched a car? Whose car did she punch and why? Listen to find out! This is What’s the Tsismis, a podcast on Pilipinx identity in the diaspora. Tsismis is the Tagalog word for gossip. Each week we’ll release a new episode that dives into a new topic, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss next week’s tsismis! Heads up: Today’s episode goes deep into the topic of mental health, including discussions about harm and suicide. It also includes some explicit...

Duration:00:32:03

Did You Hear... What's the Tsismis Launches May 25?

5/15/2020
Launching May 25, a brand new podcast about Pilipinx identity in Edmonton.

Duration:00:01:30