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The Stunner

The Stunner

By Razel Estrella

On Tuesdays we fall in love with humanity by taking an introspective look at characters, real and fictional. If you enjoy the show, maybe treat The Stunner to coffee? ko-fi.com/thestunner
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We're back! With lots of original poetry. =) * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
04:33
April 25, 2022
Anniversary Break
Anniversary Break
Another impromptu announcement: The Stunner will take a long break to prepare for Season Number Four and... Year Number Two!!! See you in November!
01:30
September 07, 2021
Judith & Appearance
Judith & Appearance
A fashion reflection, featuring the novel, 'Maestra' by LS Hilton. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
08:46
August 31, 2021
Jijingi & True Memory
Jijingi & True Memory
A reflection on documentation and subjective experience, featuring the short story, 'The Truth of Face, the Truth of Feeling' by Ted Chiang. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
12:09
August 24, 2021
Season 3 Continuation
Season 3 Continuation
After a three-week break, we're back to business!
01:34
August 16, 2021
How to Make Friends & Write a Poem
How to Make Friends & Write a Poem
The Stunner will be back on August 17. While on break, please enjoy the fourth and final poem in this poetry series. We also have quite a back catalogue already, so please browse through it and see if there's anything you like. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
03:56
July 19, 2021
My Favorite Influencer
My Favorite Influencer
Here's a poem on dancing inspired by TikTok influencer, Charli D'Amelio. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
04:34
July 12, 2021
Exhausting the Sky
Exhausting the Sky
Truly a special episode. The rain has decided to be my background music for this minicast on celestial and nature metaphors. Seriously, it even provided me with the perfect transition sound! What are your favorite sky metaphors? * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
05:16
July 05, 2021
Oven Toasters
Oven Toasters
Welcome to another poetry series. In the next four weeks, I will be reading my own poems. The first one is about the little box of surprise found in many a kitchenette: the oven toaster. What's your favorite cooking tool? Your favorite kitchen poem? I would love to hear from you — share your thoughts and experiences, or even ask a question. I would love to talk poetry and appliances. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
10:50
June 28, 2021
Season 3 Break
Season 3 Break
See you all again on June 29th! * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
01:26
June 07, 2021
Matteo Alacrán & Power (Dis)Play
Matteo Alacrán & Power (Dis)Play
On power displays, featuring 'The House of the Scorpion' by Nancy Farmer. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:03
May 31, 2021
Epic
Epic
On the epic, the ego, and the everyday, featuring 'Among the fountains of Villa D'Este' by Cirilo F Bautista. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
10:42
May 24, 2021
A Fixed Idea
A Fixed Idea
A reflection on expanding our horizons, featuring 'A fixed idea' by Amy Lowell. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
03:41
May 17, 2021
Dailiness
Dailiness
The intention was a Mothers' Day episode, the outcome is a reflection on 'the dailiness of life'. Featuring 'Well Water' by Randall Jarrell. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
04:49
May 10, 2021
Diane & Partnerships
Diane & Partnerships
A reflection on partnerships, featuring the novel 'Happy People Read & Drink Coffee' by Agnès Martin Lugand. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:44
May 03, 2021
Henrietta Savernake & Grief
Henrietta Savernake & Grief
A reflection on art and emotion, featuring 'The Hollow' by Agatha Christie. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
11:41
April 26, 2021
Season 3 Trailer
Season 3 Trailer
Just my way of saying The Stunner is back! * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
03:02
April 19, 2021
Season 2 Wrap
Season 2 Wrap
The Stunner will return on 20th April 2021. * Thanks for listening. Let's stay in touch! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:22
March 22, 2021
Edward Monkford & Dominion
Edward Monkford & Dominion
A reflection on how our living spaces control us, featuring 'The Girl Before' by JP Delaney. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:34
March 15, 2021
Audio Drama for Children
Audio Drama for Children
In this special episode, we'll talk about audio dramas for children, featuring 'Mga Kuwentong Musmos', a joint project of Room to Read and Tanghalang Pilipino. Listen to 'Mga Kuwentong Musmos' here. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
04:35
March 08, 2021
Nicole Laurel Asensio & The Song Inspired by Social Media
Nicole Laurel Asensio & The Song Inspired by Social Media
With us is an amazing female voice, literally and figuratively: singer-songwriter Nicole Laurel Asensio. I don't like putting myself so much in these interviews, but I'm particularly excited to speak with Nicole because we're fellow Literature majors. She will talk a little bit about it, as well as loads of other things, such as being self-managed, pinning down her music genre, and thriving (or not) during the pandemic. She will also tell us how she uses social media to her advantage, from being a vital business tool to a source of inspiration for her latest single, 'Love Me or Don't'. Listen to 'Love Me or Don't' and watch the official music video on Youtube. Follow Nicole on Facebook and Instagram. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
35:05
March 01, 2021
Labor of Love
Labor of Love
In the fourth and final installment of our Valentine Special, we will go to where it all begins and where we wish for our love to settle: home. This episode features the poem, 'Those Winter Sundays' by Robert Hayden. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
06:44
February 22, 2021
Closed Hearts
Closed Hearts
In this episode featuring the Tagalog poem, 'Akala Ko' by Rolando Tinio, let's reflect on the heart that won't open itself up to the world. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:60
February 15, 2021
Valentine's Gift
Valentine's Gift
In the second installment of our Valentine Special, we will reflect on the perfect Valentine's gift with the help of some poetry by Edward Thomas. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
10:19
February 08, 2021
What's in a Friend
What's in a Friend
Welcome to The Stunner Valentine Special. For the entire month of February, we will feature love poems. In this episode, we will read 'What I Like' by Alice Fulton and ruminate on the word 'friend'. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
09:26
February 01, 2021
Jamie Rubio & Fangirling
Jamie Rubio & Fangirling
Jamie Rubio is a voice actor, which is cool; but what's really cool is that she has achieved her fangirl dreams. In 2016 she met her favorite band, A1 and has since kept in touch with the boys. She's also a big K-drama fan. What's it like to be up close and personal with your idols? What else is there to dream of? WARNING: There will be gushing. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
25:26
January 25, 2021
He & The Theatre
He & The Theatre
It seems like we'll still be mostly stuck at home this 2021. Meaning I still can't go to the theatre. Through 'Stage Kiss' by Sarah Ruhl, I try to explain what makes the theatre special for me. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
07:48
January 18, 2021
Taks Arguelles & Nine Three Coffee
Taks Arguelles & Nine Three Coffee
Joining us in this episode is Taks Arguelles, co-owner of Nine Three Cafe, a small specialty coffee shop in Katipunan. He is also the 2019 Philippine Aeropress Champion, making him our representative in the World Aeropress Championship held in London. He will talk about how their business is holding up in this pandemic, coffee snobbery, and he will also give us some practical home-brewing tips. Coffee lovers, listen in! Order your specialty coffee at ninethreecoffee.com. Follow Nine Three Cafe on Facebook and Instagram. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
44:48
January 11, 2021
Thomas Disch & Dressing Well
Thomas Disch & Dressing Well
The New Year calls for new things. This episode delivers the goods as not only is it the season opener but for the first time (definitely won't be the last) we're featuring a poem. Lastly, a special announcement awaits at the end. * Thanks for listening to The Stunner! Writer and Host: Razel Estrella Blog: stunnerpod.com Twitter, IG, FB: @stunnerpod Email: hello@stunnerpod.com Donate: ko-fi.com/thestunner
04:52
January 04, 2021
Season 1 Wrap
Season 1 Wrap
Stats: Ten episodes, four guests, two months, immeasurable joy. Thank you, everyone. We'll have a holiday break and be back on January 5, 2021. If you want to stay in touch (I do), find @stunnerpod on social media — yes, I know, I mentioned a different handle on the show, my bad. We're rebranding when we don't even have a brand yet, but that's 2020 for you. Talk to you soon!
04:15
December 21, 2020
The Dwarf & The Mirror
The Dwarf & The Mirror
One of my favorite stories to read, or at least remember during Christmas is 'The Birthday of the Infanta' by Oscar Wilde. Here's why. And what's yours?
05:57
December 14, 2020
PJ Rebullida & Lessons in Dance
PJ Rebullida & Lessons in Dance
With us is choreographer and Galaw.Co Dance Theater founder PJ Rebullida. If you think that we’re going to talk about dance, you’re right. But wrong as well. If art is continuous with life, then this conversation on dance also threads through the many aspects of life, especially life in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Contact PJ on Instagram (@PJRebullida), and follow @Galaw.Co on Instagram and @GalawCo on Facebook.
33:36
December 07, 2020
Ren Alcantara & The Games He Plays
Ren Alcantara & The Games He Plays
Super thrilled to have Ren Alcantara, a tech journalist and one of the hosts of Random Levels Podcast. He's here to tell us a bit about the podcast and a lot about his thoughts on gaming. Listen to Random Levels on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4wc6rL6Noey3xcEIUXOdPX) and follow them, @LevelsRandom on Twitter and Facebook. Play moderately!
31:17
November 30, 2020
Stevens & Banter
Stevens & Banter
"In bantering lies the key to human warmth." This minicast is a mini-reflection on 'banter', featuring one my favorite novels, 'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro.
07:01
November 23, 2020
Lyra Sanchez & Being Single in Your 40s
Lyra Sanchez & Being Single in Your 40s
Lyra Sanchez is many things — CEO, beauty queen, and jet-setter to name a few — but most of all, she is single, in her forties, and is here to tell us her story. Get in touch and know more about her on lyrasanchez.ph.
34:26
November 16, 2020
Donna Santiago & The Southies
Donna Santiago & The Southies
Joining me in this episode is Donna Santiago, co-founder of South Snippets, which is an online community that serves residents and businesses in South Metro Manila, as well as in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas. South Snippets provides news, traffic, weather, and event updates to residents; while they offer digital marketing and social media management services to various companies or brands through Snippets Digital, Co. Donna is here to tell us more about the community, what makes it so special that she is now dedicating her life to it. Find @SouthSnippets on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
33:03
November 09, 2020
Takeshi Kasumi & Eating Freely
Takeshi Kasumi & Eating Freely
I find a kindred spirit in Takeshi Kasumi. Despite our many differences — most notable of all him being a fictional character and me a human being IRL — we have a common desire to "eat freely without being held back".
10:26
November 02, 2020
Season 1 Trailer
Season 1 Trailer
Just hyping up the first season of The Stunner Podcast.
01:41
October 26, 2020
Who/What is The Stunner?
Who/What is The Stunner?
How this podcast was born.
07:02
October 20, 2020