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MNL POD: The Manila Podcast with Anton & Spanky
Join Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and Spanky Enriquez of The Philippine Star for the MNL POD, everything about Metro Manila and anything about the Philippine Archipelago too!!!
May 25, 2020
When Can We Dine-In Again? (and the Spaghetti Scandal)
EPISODE #8: LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING FORWARD Anton, Rache, and Spanky discuss the efforts of the Restaurant Industry to overcome the severe challenges of a summer in quarantine; the surprising surge of home-based food businesses; and the controversy that’s shaken the reputation of the so-called “influencers”: The Spaghetti Scandal Episode Outline: 00:00 Introduction 2:30 : The Spaghetti Scandal An Influencer Controversy in the Time of CoVid 9:00 : The Magnitude of the Challenges facing the restaurants, and how diners can help them bounce back 15:30 : Recovery Restaurant Marketing in the GCQ Go Beyond The Numbers: Build Confidence in F&B Protocols 24:30 : When Can We Dine-In Again? The Real Situation in Metro Manila Malls 34:00 Interview with that Influencer What We Advised the “Man of the Hour” 41:00 Positivity in the GCQ The Rise of the Home-Based Food Businesses P.S. Watch this follow-up Manila Podcast LIVE: https://youtu.be/u8AQJ2w3Ft0 Support this podcast
May 19, 2020
Modifying our Lives in the GCQ (General Community Quarantine)
Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about the Power of Positivity during these days, and why it's so important for Mental Health-- which boosts our Physical Strength. Spread Hope and Faith instead of Sharing Fake News and Rumors!!! "Yes, The Filipino Can". We discuss the intrinsic resiliency of our nation, and how this will help us all bounce back starting now. And we list down our Desert Island TV Series: the ones we love to watch over and over again, our all-time favorite shows! Episode Outline 00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona -How will we resume our daily routines (safely!) in the MECQ? 08:00 : Promoting Positivity!!! -Responsible Social Media for everyone's Mental Health: Be Optimistic and Not Toxic! 19:00 : Awesome Innovations of the Restaurant and Tourism industries as they Bounce Back 29:00 : The Intrinsic Resiliency of Filipinos that makes us overcome all adversities -Praying for the day (soon!) when we can go back to Church again 40:00: Desert Island TV Series -What are the 5 shows we will watch on an island if we get stranded, just like how we're stranded at home too! 1:01:00 “Eight Weeks Later” -Our Good Vibes Editorial p.s. here's the Bourdain episode we mentioned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AS1cdePeng (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AS1cdePeng) Support this podcast
1 hr 3 min
May 9, 2020
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! (Manila ECQ Edition)
Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about how the Quarantine has allowed us to get to spend more time with our families~ in particular, our Mothers, and why we consider it such an awesome privilege. We discuss how restaurants will bounce back over the next few months, and how we can help by launching EAT MNL. And since we already feel like Castaways after two months, we list down our favorite music: the record albums we'll take with us if we're stranded on a desert island just like Tom Hanks! Episode Outline 00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona - Sunday (online) Worship! - Getting Ready for the GCQ 07:30 : Getting Healthier and Strengthening Our Immunity with YOLI and Nutritious Diets 16:15 SexyTime in the GCQ Who is Ivana Alawi and why has she become so famous? How will the Dating Scene change? 24:00 Happy Mother’s Day!! How we’ll celebrate at Home The Privilege of Taking Care of our Moms during the Quarantine Mother’s Day Delivery Menus 37:00 How will Restaurants Bounce Back in the New Normal? Introducing EAT MNL: a new website to support home-based entrepreneurs 42:30 Desert Island Discs What are the 5 records you will bring if stranded as a Castaway? The Eraserheads & True Faith lead off Anton & Spanky’s lists! 1:00:07 “Seven Weeks Later” Our Good Vibes Editorial SEVEN WEEKS LATER . . . Everyone is already anticipating the GCQ come May 16~ but I'm keeping a close eye on the roller coaster statistics of the DOH. It's apparent that with more and more testing, the hotspots will be identified, and decisions will have to be made whether or not to continue the ECQ in the most dangerous areas. Metro Manila seems to have plateaued, but as I always remind everyone, we should not relax. The virus is still out there, so we should continue practicing the protocols we've gotten used to these past 49 days. More than ever. But it's time to think about what to expect in the GCQ.... I suggest that we closely monitor Tacloban and the other cities now under GCQ, along with provinces like Albay~ so far there have been no over-the-top reports of unruly gatherings, the LGUs seem to be in full control, and the citizens -- most of them -- are still behaving as if they're still under ECQ. Which is exactly how things should be. I pray there will be no crazy stampede to the partially opened malls in Metro Manila next Saturday. Let's cross our fingers --- I don't buy that crap that there will be a "second wave" because we are still in the middle of the first wave!!! Let's control this, and perhaps, like New Zealand, Taiwan, and Vietnam - we can really end the threat in the next couple of months, and have a fighting chance to return to our usual boring normal. Speaking of which, the term "new normal" rankles me as much as "netizen" does. We're in a New Abnormal, and I refuse to concede that this is how we will live our lives for the foreseeable future. I'm forever the optimist after all, and I will --- for the sake of all the children who deserve to live a life unencumbered by masks --- hope and pray, and believe, that someday soon, science will succeed in eradicating this virus. And we'll return to our everyday routines of work and school and yes, I'm even looking forward to being stuck in rush hour traffic again! Support this podcast
1 hr 10 min
Apr 20, 2020
Crash-landing on Love ❤
S01 Bonus Episode : Now, more than ever, couples are meeting and falling in love ... online. We talk about the pros and cons of Dating Apps, from Tinder to Bumble and even . . . Facebook! Spanky explains all the drama of LDRs to Anton and Rache, and how all this relates to Crash Landing On You! plus: we talk about our wishlist for future guests on The Manila Pod Support this podcast
Apr 20, 2020
What will be the New Normal for our Favorite Restaurants?
How will things change once the ECQ is lifted? We're certain we will all still love good food... but How? Anton and Spanky talk about the spike in Food Deliveries, then dream about their priority food trips once we all can go out again! Episode Outline: 0:00 : Kamustahan: Manila ECQ Update 7:30 : Easter Monday Madness~ why did so many people break quarantine? 14:30 : How will restaurants adjust their operations post ECQ? 16:30 : Who's Delivering Now? and Stay Home, don't Pick-up!!! 29:00 : The restaurants we can't wait to go to after the quarantine 40:30 : Top Chefs doing Online Cooking 42:30 : A Farewell to CLOY #WeEatAtHome #WeHealAsOne Support this podcast
Apr 11, 2020
Easter Reflections on the War on Covid and Holy Week Traditions!
How did you and your family spend Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, when no one could do a Visita Iglesia and there were no prayerful processions? The Filipino once again proved indomitable with Online Masses and Rosary Reunions via Zoom. Anton and Spanky talk about what they miss most about Holy Week, and how Covid-19 has strengthened our Faith. Happy Easter, Philippines!!! Support this podcast
Apr 3, 2020
Stories of Everyday Life under the Manila Lockdown (Circa Covid-19 2020)
How has it been for you and your loved ones these past weeks? Anton and Spanky talk about how best to live life with continued optimism during the lockdown: from taking care of seniors and children, maintaining a positive attitude, and tips and activities on how to beat the lockdown blues. We Will Win, Philippines!!! Note: (Recorded during the 19th day of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Manila/ Luzon Island) Support this podcast
Mar 31, 2020
Introducing... The Manila Podcast!!!
What are Podcasts and why now is the best time to start listening to these sources of information and entertainment and positivity. Introducing The Manila Podcast!!! Our premiere episode discusses this new era of "Movies for your Ears" and the reasons why you should start tuning in. Support this podcast