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The Howie Severino Podcast

The Howie Severino Podcast

By GMA News & Public Affairs
Insightful conversations with veteran journalist Howie Severino. This is the first original podcast of GMA News & Public Affairs.
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Never Forget: Jim Paredes on how music inspired the protest movement during Martial law
Jim Paredes joins us in the second part of our Martial law special. He recalls his days as an idealistic youth whose parents were both political detainees.  He tells us how the APO Hiking society was formed amidst turbulent times and how their music and popularity inspired a nation under a newly declared Martial Law.
September 23, 2021
Never forget: Remembering Martial law with Ed dela Torre, activist and former priest
September 21 marks the anniversary of the declaration of Martial law, one of the darkest times in our nation's history.  In this special episode, we talk to personalities who experienced what it is like to live during the Marcos regime. For Part 1, former priest and political detainee Ed dela Torre reflects on the effects of Martial law, the prevalent historical revisionism today, and why it is important for the youth to participate in nation-building.  Listen to this interview recorded on September 15, 2021.
September 22, 2021
Ricky Lee, award-winning writer and icon of Philippine cinema
What's on the mind of the great Ricky Lee? With almost 200 films under his belt including the classics Himala, Jaguar, and Anak, Ricky Lee is no doubt an icon of Philippine cinema.  In this episode, we learn more about his creative process and why he thinks being kind is important in order to be a good writer. Listen to this episode recorded on September 13, 2021. 
September 15, 2021
Raffy Tima on covering Afghanistan
Raffy Tima is one of the very few Filipino journalists who was able to cover Afghanistan on the cusp of change. He takes us back to his most unforgettable war coverages and tells us how he became one of the pioneers of drone journalism in the Philippines. This interview was recorded on August 31, 2021.
September 8, 2021
Inka Magnaye: It girl with the It voice
Most of us are familiar with Inka Magnaye's story. How she shot to fame in early 2020, thanks to her video doing the Philippine Airlines in-flight spiels with mom and colleague Lindy Pellicer. That Inka comes from a family of voice talents, and hosts "Sleeping Pill," the first Filipino ASMR podcast. But few are probably aware that it took a freak accident, a penchant for self-learning, and two decades of hard work. Learn more about Inka’s journey in this interview, recorded on August 26, 2021.
September 1, 2021
Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas on OPM, married life, and coping with the new normal
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Power couple of OPM, Bayang Barrios & Mike Villegas share their iconic songs in this episode. They take us through their musical journey from their beginnings to present time as they find ways to thrive during this pandemic. A history lesson on original Filipino music with laughter and stories of their colorful married life in between. Heads up, listeners! We’re using something called the Music and Talk feature in this episode, so don’t be surprised if a song comes up while you listen! Enjoy!  
August 25, 2021
Elijah Canlas and Director Ivan Payawal talk about "Gameboys" Boys' Love series
Nobody expected "Gameboys" to be a massive success. The IdeaFirst Company, the team behind the show, only wanted to give jobs to their employees by making quality content during the pandemic. But it became a hit. After its successful run online, it was picked up by Netflix, it made its TV premiere on GMA's Heart of Asia channel, and now it has a movie and an upcoming second season.  Elijah Canlas and Director Ivan Payawal join us in this episode to talk about the show's success, the struggles they faced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reasons why the Boys' Love genre is here to stay. This interview was recorded on August 13, 2021. 
August 18, 2021
Let's talk about animals with Doc Nielsen Donato
Veterinarian Nielsen Donato grew up living with animals but was frustrated because he was not allowed to touch them as a child. He eventually followed his passion and became a veterinarian. Now he is one of the hosts of the wildlife documentary show, Born to be Wild.  In this episode, he tells us about his close encounter with a python & his love for animals. He also answered some questions from netizens! Listen to this episode recorded on August 11, 2021.
August 12, 2021
Hidilyn Diaz on how her mantra 'one motion' changed her Tokyo Olympics journey
Hidilyn Diaz shares how one second of doubt can make or break your game. The first ever Olympic gold medalist of the Philippines, Hidilyn walks us through her physical and mental training with Team HD — even using yoga to strengthen her concentration. How did "one motion" change her fate in the Tokyo Olympics? Listen to this interview recorded on August 3, 2021.
August 4, 2021
Catching up with Kara David (Part 2)
Kara David talks about how her career started, her thoughts on social media and the beauty of the Filipino language, and why journalism is important. Listen to the second part of her conversation with Howie Severino recorded on July 23, 2021. 
July 29, 2021
Catching up with Kara David
What keeps Kara David busy nowadays? Aside from her award-winning documentaries for I-Witness and her foundation Project Malasakit, she has added a new feather in her cap: teaching the new generation of journalists as a professor in UP Diliman and through her vlogs!  Let's catch up with Kara David in this episode recorded on July 23, 2021.  
July 28, 2021
Nagparehistro ka na ba? Eleksyon 2022 talk with COMELEC's James Jimenez
COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez talks about Blackpink, the danger of misinformation on election season, and hopes for high voter turnout in Eleksyon 2022. This interview was recorded on July 15, 2021.
July 21, 2021
Dr. Renato Solidum Jr. of PHIVOLCS
On July 1, 2021, Alert Level 3 was raised in Taal Volcano after a phreatomagmatic eruption at the main crater. Under this alert level, an explosive eruption is possible. We talked to PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr. to know more about the situation in Taal. This interview was recorded on July 12, 2021. 
July 14, 2021
Marites Vitug on the Philippines' arbitral tribunal win vs China
On July 12, the Philippines will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling on the maritime dispute on the West Philippine Sea. In this episode, we look back at this historic victory against China with Marites Vitug, veteran journalist and author of the book "Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China." How should Filipinos remember this decision? Listen to the discussion in this interview recorded on July 5, 2021.
July 8, 2021
Remembering PNoy with Raf Ignacio
Few people have had the opportunity to be close to President Benigno Aquino III. Raf Ignacio, his former close-in assistant, was one of those lucky people. In this episode, we remember PNoy through the stories of Raf Ignacio. This interview was recorded on June 29, 2021. 
July 1, 2021
Lei Alviz, Tina Panganiban-Perez, and Sandra Aguinaldo on covering PNoy
GMA News reporters Sandra Aguinaldo, Lei Alviz, and Tina Panganiban-Perez join us in this episode to remember former President Benigno Aquino III. As beat reporters, they witnessed PNoy's career up-close. Listen to their stories in this interview recorded on June 29, 2021. 
June 30, 2021
Budjette Tan on Trese
Budjette Tan, the co-creator of the Trese comics once worked for an ad agency, and now works for Lego in Denmark. He joins us to talk about the inspiration behind Trese, its journey from being a passion project to becoming the first Filipino Netflix original animated series, and its overall impact on pop culture. This interview was recorded on June 14, 2021. 
June 16, 2021
Ambeth Ocampo on Philippine History | Part 2
Ambeth Ocampo talks about newly discovered aspects of Jose Rizal, Lapulapu and Magellan and the reasons why he believes that there is still so much to explore in our nation's history. This interview was recorded on June 4, 2021.
June 10, 2021
Ambeth Ocampo on Philippine History | Part 1
With his unique style, Ambeth Ocampo brings Philippine history closer to Filipinos. In this episode, he uncovers untold facts that shaped our nation, that is literally one for the books! Who is his favorite Pinoy hero? Ambeth tells us more in this interview last June 4, 2021.
June 9, 2021
Manix Abrera
Growing up, Manix Abrera was known as the son of legendary editorial cartoonist Jess Abrera of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Slowly, he developed his own identity over the years with his popular works Kikomachine, News Hardcore, and Silent Comics. What is his idea of being an artist? We talked to Manix on May 25, 2021 to know more.
June 2, 2021
Dingdong Dantes | Part 2
In part 2, Dingdong Dantes goes personal as he talks about life outside showbiz, his nickname Dingdong, and his many advocacies. Is politics part of his plan?  We interviewed Dingdong on May 21, 2021.
May 27, 2021
Dingdong Dantes | Part 1
Dingdong Dantes talks about his multi-hyphenate life — from his showbiz career, to his advocacies, his newly launched business, and how he thrives in the pandemic. This interview was recorded on May 21, 2021.
May 26, 2021
Rosem Morton
Rosem Morton is a Filipina nurse based in Baltimore, Maryland who takes photographs for the National Geographic. She talks about the challenges of being a frontliner in the US and the painful reason why she chose to pick up a camera. We interviewed Rosem on April 23, 2021.
May 19, 2021
Ana Patricia Non
Ana Patricia Non, or Patreng, talks about the revolution of kindness through the community pantries and the unexpected fame and harassment that came with it. This interview was recorded on May 5, 2021. 
May 12, 2021
Atom Araullo | Part 2
In the second part of our episode with Atom Araullo, he shares his thoughts on being opinionated on social media and how he balances the glamour of celebrity with his role as a journalist. This interview was recorded on April 29, 2021.
May 6, 2021
Atom Araullo | Part 1
Atom Araullo shares his TV beginnings, his interest in science and storytelling, and his belief about journalism being a form of activism. This interview was recorded on April 29, 2021. 
May 5, 2021
Gabe Norwood
Gilas Pilipinas veteran Gabe Norwood chats with Howie Severino about his love for basketball, the prospects of a full-blooded Filipino in the NBA, and why Pinoy basketball is unique. This interview was recorded on April 13, 2021.
April 28, 2021
Isabel Sandoval
'Lingua Franca' director Isabel Sandoval is the first trans woman of color to direct and star in a film that competed in the prestigious Venice Film Festival. She discusses with Howie her life abroad and film influences and shares her thoughts on racial and gender discrimination. This interview was recorded on March 24, 2021.
April 21, 2021
Dr. Jonas del Rosario
Howie spoke to Dr. Jonas del Rosario on the day he was vaccinated. He shares his realizations after surviving COVID-19 twice and why he refused to be prioritized in the vaccination roll-out. This interview was recorded on March 19, 2021.
April 14, 2021
Jessica Soho
Jessica Soho talks baby-switching, body shaming, and her broadcast journalism career in our pilot episode. This interview was recorded on March 4, 2021.
April 7, 2021
Welcome to The Howie Severino Podcast!
Welcome to The Howie Severino Podcast! New episodes stream every Thursday! 
March 31, 2021