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Banana Q: a Filipino-Flavored Podcast
54 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Ep 93: Burnout
How do you know if you're having a job burnout? What are its possible causes and consequences? How do you handle it?
51 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Ep 92: Pinoy Parties
What usually happens in Pinoy parties? How early should you show up? What should you bring? What food and activities can you expect? What should you do so as not to be branded as a killjoy and never be invited again?
50 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Ep 91: How to Deal with Change
Change is coming... we have an important announcement to make. But before that, we discuss the most common types of change we encounter and give tips on how to deal with them.
57 minutes | May 27, 2022
Ep 90: Philippine Telenovelas
How did Marimar change Philippine TV history? Did you fall for Angelo or Eduardo on Pangako Sayo? How did John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo become a love team? Ride on the nostalgia train along da riles as we discuss TV tropes of popular comedy, love, action, drama, and fantasy shows with matching sing-along theme songs. TV shows mentioned: Marimar, Mara Clara, Home Along da Riles, Palibhasa Lalake, Ober da Bakod, Mula sa Puso, Pangako Sayo, Ang Probinsyano, Tayong Dalawa, Natutulog ba ang Diyos, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Imortal, Mulawin, Darna.
49 minutes | May 20, 2022
Ep 89: Pinoy Expressions
What Pinoy expressions can you teach non Filipinos? Mabuhay? Kamusta? Nah, too boring! We share unusual ones like 'ay kabayo!' and 'bahala na si Batman' then explain how to use them and dig into their origins.
52 minutes | May 13, 2022
Ep 88: OFW Life in Switzerland
We interview Arlo (host of Typitalks with Arlo podcast) about what life is like as an overseas Filipino worker in Switzerland. He talks about how he landed a job as an architect in Basel, and refutes rumors about Swiss people, Swiss life, and certain Swiss scenes from the Kdrama Crash Landing On You. Check out Arlo's podcast: https://anchor.fm/typitalkswitharlo
51 minutes | May 6, 2022
Ep 87: Philippine Elections
We discuss what elections in the Philippines is like, including political parties, campaign strategies, and election day unscrupulous practices. We share some of the most bizarre nuisance candidates and end on what we would do if we were president of the Philippines.
50 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Ep 86: Pinoy Travel Problems
We share problems that Filipinos face when traveling due to our weak spending power and passport. We also talk about what to expect when traveling with Filipinos such as kuripot habits, hospitable OFW hosts everywhere in the world, and culture shock.
49 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Ep 85: If We Knew Then What We Know Now
We talk about things we wished we knew before we left the Philippines in our 20s with a time travel twist. We discuss lessons we learned and how we would have lived things differently had we known then what we know now.
52 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ep 84: Climate Crisis
We share facts about climate change including causes and actions being done, as well as what we can personally do to help.
50 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Ep 83: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
We give tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse based on zombie shows and movies.
55 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Ep 82: Do Filipinos Like to Read Books?
We talk about why we think most Filipinos don't like to read books. We share how we fell in love with reading, what are its benefits, why it's so difficult to read now, and how to get into the habit of reading books.
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Ep 81: Is it Hard to be a Filipino Author?
We interview Eliza Victoria, a Filipino author who wrote Wounded Little Gods and After Lambana. She talks about her writing process from how she comes up with her ideas to how to get published. She answers the question on whether you earn a lot from being an author in the Philippines. https://elizavictoria.com/
58 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Ep 80: Bucket Lists
We talk about the history of the bucket list and go through popular items that people have on theirs. We share what we have achieved ourselves, as well as what activities would actually make us kick the bucket while trying to do it.
57 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Ep 79: Swindlers
We talk about notorious real life swindlers on these shows - Tinder Swindler, Inventing Anna, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, The Dropout, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Catch Me If You Can.
55 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
Ep 78: Fame
We discuss the famous people we idolized, why we adored them, and how we expressed our admiration in the past versus the present. We also talk about celebrity encounters.
51 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Ep 77: Philippine Squid Games
If the show Squid Game was set in the Philippines, what would the games be? We talk about traditional childhood games that we played while growing up. Note: there are spoilers for the Netflix show.
48 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Ep 76: Should Divorce be Legalized in the Philippines?
Divorce is not allowed in the Philippines but there is currently a bill proposing its legalization, so we thought it would be interesting to debate its merits. We take opposing sides and present our arguments which include domestic violence, religion, and effects on children.
57 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Ep 75: Philippine Weddings
We talk about what goes on in traditional Roman Catholic weddings in the Philippines and compare them to those of other religions and cultures. Dee gives tips on how to write a maid of honor speech.
46 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Ep 74: Online Dating Perks and Pitfalls
We chat with Franck and Kring, a French and Filipino couple who met through online dating in New Zealand. We discuss cultural differences in dating between the French and Filipinos and whether online dating is considered taboo in each culture before diving into its perks and pitfalls. We discuss: serial killers, gold diggers, catfishers and scammers. Links: The Greener Side Podcast | Instagram | Facebook Francky YouTube channel | Instagram
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