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The ICYT Episode

In this episode, Nikki Mendiola chats with “I’ll Call You Tomorrow”s very own- Raeland Mendoza, one of ICYT’s iconic co-founders! Rae has broken into the art scene and cultivated a creative collective here in Edmonton, a place where not a lot of Filipinos have the chance to dream or the stomach to dare.

The Big, FAT Episode

In this episode, Nikki chats with two fellow Filipinx pals from her diaspora community here in Treaty 6 territory. Together, they unpack and explore their almost-too-similar experiences with fatphobia, beauty standards, and colourism.

The Pamana (Inheritance) Episode

In this episode, Micah interviews her close friends DJ Lubuguin and Michael Earl Golveo about their experiences with familial inheritance. Together, they navigate the interpersonal intricacies that arise between family members as a result of discussions about livelihood, wealth, and familial duty.

The Hangry Episode

Exploring the blog “I Would Rather Go Hungry Than Eat Filipino Street Food Again!” In this episode Arianne Barroma and Micah Leonida dive head first into the thoughts of North American travellers as they share their negative experiences with Filipino (Street) Food.

The SOUR Episode

In this episode, the WTT team channels the teenage angst and heartbreak from Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR album. Ryan Lacanilao meets his fellow WTT producers for the first time in person, and they draw random SOUR lyrics and tell relatable stories about their past.

Season 4 Trailer: WTT Unhinged

Season 4 is launching on July 6, 2022! In season 4, we're going unhinged—listen in as we air our grievances, including stories about exes and heartbreak, reactions to a Filipino food hater, experiencing fatphobia, and family drama around land inheritance.

Bonus Episode: Pinoys on Parliament

Ryan Lacanilao chats with Pinoys on Parliament to talk about the work they do and their upcoming virtual conference. Some news: What's the Tsismis will be hosting a workshop at their conference in May—join us to sharpen your storytelling and story receiving skills!

Did You Hear that the Christmas Season Begins in September?

Ryan Lacanilao and Nikki Mendiola look back at their favourite Filipino traditions during the holiday season—from decoration, mass, and food!

Tsismis Trivia: A FunDrive Feature

Check out this bonus FunDrive episode and Play along with your What's the Tsismis producers as they test their knowledge with some Pilipinx trivia!

Bonus Episode: Reflections on Resilience and Season 3

In this bonus episode, a couple of Season 3 producers share their reflections on what it means to be resilient, and how their definitions of resilience have changed in the last year.

Did You Hear They Want More Filipinos on the Big Screen?

In this week’s episode Arianne Barroma sits down with Ida Beltran-Lucila & Erica Cawagas to discuss the challenges and revelations of representation in the performing arts. With special commentary by Jem Golveo Toribio & Katelyn Cabalo, we take a dive into what’s happening in our arts community, and exactly why representation matters.

Did You Hear She Visited a Witch Doctor?

In today’s episode, our host, Nikki Mendiola, chats with guests Veronica Tamani, Daphny Budaz, and Ericka Sisgundo about their experiences (or lack thereof) with (pre-Spanish) Filipino spiritualism, mythologies, and superstitions.

Did You Hear They Quit Their 9–5s?

In this week’s episode Julia Juco chats with Mara Sy, co-owner of @little.canggu, and Anjo Silvoza, co-owner of @sabongfc to learn more about their transition from a hectic Manila corporate grind to the chill vibes of La Union- a small surf town in the Philippines.

Did You Hear She Grew Up Without Her Mom?

It’s quite common for children in the Philippines to grow up with one or both of their parents working in another country. In this week’s episode, Ryan Lacanilao chats with people who grew up with one of their parents working abroad.

Did You Hear She’s Breaking the Binary?

In this episode of What’s the Tsismis, Rajah sits down with fellow producers Micah and Arianne to discuss the impact that Filipino femininity and gender roles within the Filipino culture has had on their lives.

Did You Hear She’s Dating A Chinito?

In today’s episode, our host, Micah Leonida, talks to Liam Edmondstone and Nikki Mendiola about their experiences with inter-racial dating.

Did You Hear Season 3 Launches August 9?

Launching August 9, a new season of What's the Tsismis, a podcast about Pilipinx identity in Edmonton—this season's theme: resilience.

Bonus Episode: A Look Back on Season 2

In this bonus episode, the Season 2 producers of What’s the Tsismis connect to look back on the second season.

Did You Hear She Gave Her Tuition Money to Her Boyfriend?

In this week’s episode, our host, Ryan Lacanilao, talks to Calvin Barroma and Arianne Barroma about the good and bad of sending money to relatives in the Philippines: motivations, what can go wrong, and how it affects relationships.

Did You Hear Miss Universe Got Redtagged?

In today’s episode, host Rajah Maggay dives into the context of activism as a Filipinx individual with her friend and activist D, and the landscape within the Philippines and how it affects us here.

Did You Hear About Her Community Work?

In today’s episode, our host, Micah Leonida, is spilling the tsismis on what it’s like to build communities and create brave spaces in Edmonton with this week’s guest, Ida Beltran-Lucila.

Did you Hear There’s Nothing Filipino About Her?

In today’s episode, our host, Julia Juco, dives into migration and how it impacts personal worldviews.

Did You Hear She Lent Them Her Vacation Money?

Psst...Did you hear Giselle lent her relatives her vacation money? How much did she lend to them, and did she end up getting her money back? What's utang na loob, and what role does it play when it comes to money? Listen to find out!

Did You Hear She Gave Her Brother the Sex Talk?

In today’s episode, our host, Mishma Mukith, is on a mission to learn about what makes sibling relationships unique.

Did You Hear Season 2 Launches December 7?

Launching December 7, a brand new season of What's the Tsismis, a podcast about Pilipinx identity in Edmonton.

Fundrive Episode: Meet the New Season 2 Team

Check out this bonus Fundrive episode and meet the three new reporters that will be joining us for Season 2.

Did You Hear There Might be a Season 2?

In this bonus episode, the Season 1 producers of What’s the Tsismis connect to look back on the first season.

Did You Hear They Kept Their Passports?

Psst! Have you heard about Canada’s Caregiver Program? In this episode, Jenna Propp chats with her mom, Tess Propp; Cynthia Palmaria from Migrante Alberta; and Maria Monana, a current live-in caregiver under Canada’s Caregiver Program. Their stories take us on a journey as we get to hear the tsismis on what it’s like to come to Canada as a caregiver from the late 80’s until now and how the process and program have changed.

Did You Hear the Island Sisters are Filipina and Cree?

Pssst! Did you hear the Island sisters are Filipina and Cree? Have they figured out how to be both? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Did You Hear Alberta Almost Had A K-12 Tagalog Curriculum?

In this episode, What's the Tsismis producer Sophia Yang interviews Grace Alarcon-Isla, the program manager of Filipino Language and Culture School. When she learned that the province "was going to develop a K-12 Tagalog curriculum", Sophia wonders what is the Tagalog learning experience like now.