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The Flip Chronicles

The Flip Chronicles

By Rex Navarrete
Comedian Rex Navarrete explores the globe to chat with notable and not yet notable Filipinos from all angles of life to discuss and argue about the world we live in today. Sponsored in-part by Instarem, a money remittance company where you can send money to loved-ones in the Philippines with a great exchange rate and zero fees. With your first transaction you’ll get a $15 off by clicking the link below. Visit this link to start your first money transfer: https://www.instarem.com/transfer-money-to-philippines?utm_source=rex&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=social Art by: @leroid.david
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Episode 01: Janet & Ruben Nepales: Filipino Hollywood Insiders

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Episode 07: Dante Basco...An Actor’s Journey (Part Two)
Rufio. Yes, that Rufio from “Hook”. When I first saw that movie, I knew that kid who played that role had to be Pinoy. Then it was confirmed, he was Pinoy. Dante Basco burst into our psyches with that unforgettable role in that Steven Spielberg movie with Robin Williams, my own comedy hero. How jealous was I that this kid from Pittsburg CA got to be in a movie with the comedy legend I most admired. He went on to star in so many other Hollywood films working alongside other greats and become synonymous with Fil-Am cinema with his role in “The Debut” and in the early days of spoken word. If you’re a fan of the animated fantasy series, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” he voices Prince Zuko! These days, Dante is handling the reins as a producer and director in the Asian American filmmaking scene, look out for the upcoming “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers”, starring his own brothers who are stars in their own right. This is part one of my interview with Dante Basco, he definitely deserves a longer talk with you all. Enjoy. I'd like to thank Instarem for providing me with a Project Grant, to start this new podcast. Instarem is a money remittance service that offers a great exchange rate and zero fees. Your loved ones gets the most pesos without the sending fees. Cut & Paste the Instarem link below to sign up. Each new sign up and first-time transfer helps support my comedy and the podcast, plus you get $15 off your first transaction. Click or Cut/Paste this Link:  http://bit.ly/instarex15 Also, go to iTunes to download and purchase all four of my live comedy CD’s to support my comedy in these crazy non-touring times. Please forgive the audio on this episode, somehow my own audio track was so distorted it couldn’t be repaired in post-production, but Dante’s track came out perfect...go figure! Thanks in advance!!! Rex #dantebasco #princezuko #rufio #thelastairbender #theflipchronicles #filipinopodcast #filipinocomedian #rexnavarrete #standupcomedy #pinoy #filipinoamerican #filipinojokes #hellapinoy #badlybrowned #huskyboy #bastos #badassmadapaka #filipinopride #filipinos #filipinocommunity #filipinofoodie #filipinoartist #pinoypodcast
42:06
September 28, 2020
Episode 06: Dante Basco...An Actor’s Journey (Part One)
Rufio. Yes, that Rufio from “Hook”. When I first saw that movie, I knew that kid who played that role had to be Pinoy. Then it was confirmed, he was Pinoy. Dante Basco burst into our psyches with that unforgettable role in that Steven Spielberg movie with Robin Williams, my own comedy hero. How jealous was I that this kid from Pittsburg CA got to be in a movie with the comedy legend I most admired. He went on to star in so many other Hollywood films working alongside other greats and become synonymous with Fil-Am cinema with his role in “The Debut” and in the early days of spoken word. If you’re a fan of the animated fantasy series, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” he voices Prince Zuko! These days, Dante is handling the reins as a producer and director in the Asian American filmmaking scene, look out for the upcoming “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers”, starring his own brothers who are stars in their own right. This is part one of my interview with Dante Basco, he definitely deserves a longer talk with you all. Enjoy. I'd like to thank Instarem for providing me with a Project Grant, to start this new podcast. Instarem is a money remittance service that offers a great exchange rate and zero fees. Your loved ones gets the most pesos without the sending fees. Cut & Paste the Instarem link below to sign up. Each new sign up and first-time transfer helps support my comedy and the podcast, plus you get $15 off your first transaction. Click or Cut/Paste this Link:  http://bit.ly/instarex15 Also, go to iTunes to download and purchase all four of my live comedy CD’s to support my comedy in these crazy non-touring times. Please forgive the audio on this episode, somehow my own audio track was so distorted it couldn’t be repaired in post-production, but Dante’s track came out perfect...go figure! Thanks in advance!!! Rex
1:04:32
September 20, 2020
Episode 05: Eric Bauza...Voice Actor Extraordinaire
In Episode 05 of The Flip Chronicles, we go straight into the wacky and twisted mind of Eric Bauza, the multi-talented voice actor whose talent you may have heard come from the mouths of Puss ‘N Boots, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker just to name a handful of projects he’s been involved in. This Pinoy dude is literally all over Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Looney Toons...let’s just stop there! Hailing from Toronto and getting his start in animation voice work as an illustrator/animator himself, he sped out to Hollywood voicing in “El Tigre”, “Madagascar” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The two of us catch up and figure out how to keep a good sense of humor in this pandemic and chat about why we should all flee to Canada! Keep up with Eric Bauza on the interwebs through his social media, Instagram and Twitter he’s at @bauzilla . Fasten your seatbelts...here we go! I'd like to thank Instarem for providing me with a Project Grant, to start this new podcast. Instarem is a money remittance service that offers a great exchange rate and zero fees. Your loved ones gets the most pesos without the sending fees. Cut & Paste the Instarem link below to sign up. Each new sign up and first-time transfer helps support my comedy and the podcast, plus you get $15 off your first transaction. Click or Cut/Paste this Link:  http://bit.ly/instarex15 Also, go to iTunes to download and purchase all four of my live comedy CD’s to support my comedy in these crazy non-touring times. Thanks in advance!!! Rex
1:14:27
September 11, 2020
Episode 04: DJ Kuttin Kandi...Hip-Hop Pioneer
In Episode 04 of The Flip Chronicles, we catch up with true pioneer in Hip-Hop, DJ Kuttin Kandi. Growing up in Queens NYC, young Candice Custodio-Tan thought she’d follow her parents’ dream of becoming a nurse, a pianist, a ballet dancer...but those dreams were interrupted by a new thing happening in the next burrogh over in the Bronx, a movement we all now know as Hip-Hop. Later in the 1990’s she grew to fame in her DJ crew, Fifth Platoon, competing in major turntable battles throughout the country and eventually finding her way into touring as the DJ for artists MC Lyte, The Roots, LL Cool J, Jay-Z and many others. She shares her stories of how it was to be a Pinay coming up in that mostly male scene and leading the way for the many Pinoy/Pinay artists in Hip-Hop today. These days, Kuttin Kandi is focusing her drive on social justice issues, non-profit work and empowerment for minority issues affecting us all in the current political climate. I'd like to thank Instarem for providing me with a Project Grant, to start this new project. Instarem is a money remittance service that offers a great exchange rate and zero fees. Your loved ones gets the most pesos without the sending fees. Cut & Paste the Instarem link below to sign up. Each new sign up and first-time transfer helps support my comedy and the podcast, plus you get $15 off your first transaction. Link:  http://bit.ly/instarex15 Also, go to iTunes to download and purchase all four of my live comedy CD’s to support my comedy in these crazy non-touring times. Thanks!!! Rex
1:24:48
September 4, 2020
Episode 03: Sonny Sison & Filipino Martial Arts
In this third episode of The Flip Chronicles, I talk with martial arts fight choreographer/action director Sonny Sison via Manila in this long chat about Filipino Martial Arts, known as FMA. It’s not a very well known form of fighting arts from Asia, but it’s slowly getting the notice of Hollywood from notable fight scenes you’d see in “The Bourne Identity”, “The Hunted” and “Book of Eli” to name a few. Sonny Sison got his start on-camera as a Power Ranger, and a bevy of roles in many of Hollywoods best action films. And if you’re into mango shakes, he’s your guy. Being one of they main players today in the preservation of FMA, he talks about how he handles realistic fight scenes in the projects under his belt of over thirty years. He did the action direction for “Buy Bust” a major action hit to come out of the Philippines recently and is contributing his skills for an upcoming HBO Asia action series. Music for this episode, “Sigaw” by Nino Alejandro available on Spotify and Apple Music. I'd like to thank Instarem for providing me with a Project Grant, to start this new project. Instarem is a money remittance service that offers the same exchange rate you see on google and low to zero, fees. Instarem is offering $15 for a first-time bonus offer, on transfer to those who send money to the Philippines. Click the Instarem link in the podcast description to sign up. Each new sign up and first-time transfer helps support my comedy and the podcast. " Click or Cut/Paste this link: http://bit.ly/instarex15 Also, don’t forget to go to iTunes to buy and download all four of my comedy albums now!
1:31:59
August 28, 2020
Episode 02: Freska Takes Over the Airwaves
I had the pleasure of talking with DJ Freska or “Freska” as a lot of us from the San Francisco Bay Area know her. In this episode she turns the interview around gets more out of me you thought you’d never hear about. We jump around from Daly City to South San Francisco to Honolulu and how it was to grow up Filipino-American in 1980’s “fogtown”. From being in radio for decades, she’s amassed a following of radio fans from all walks of life. You can listen to her live on-air 96.5 FM KOIT (Mon-Fri 2pm-7pm) in the SF Bay Area or on internet radio apps. Growing up in a traditional Filipino home, Freska broke barriers in her field and inspires many of us today in current broadcast media. Enjoy our lengthy conversation as we crack each other up Pinoy style! Opening song, “Akin” by Jay Ortega, find his music on Spotify. This podcast was made from a grant from Instarem, a money remittance company that allows you to send funds to loved ones in the Philippines. Go to the link here to help out this podcast and get a $15 sign-on bonus on your first transaction. Cut/Paste this link: http://bit.ly/instarex15
1:26:17
August 22, 2020
Episode 01: Janet & Ruben Nepales: Filipino Hollywood Insiders
On the first episode of The Flip Chronicles, standup comic Rex Navarrete interviews two Hollywood press heavyweights Janet and Ruben Nepales, both contributing writers for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for past decades. They give us a glimpse into the life of being frontline reporters who have had the fortune of talking face-to-face with iconic Hollywood actors, directors, and musicians. It’s the art of the conversation and how they find the Filipino angle in many of their stories. Opening song, “Sigurado” by Up Dharma Down, on Apple iTunes Store. This podcast was made from a grant from InstaReM, a money remittance company that allows you to send funds to loved ones in the Philippines. Go to the link here to help out this podcast and get a $15 sign-on bonus on your first transaction. Cut/Paste this link: http://bit.ly/instarex15
58:47
August 15, 2020