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A wealthy London business man takes a room in a poor part of the city. He is depressed and has decided to take his life by going the next day to purchase a hand gun he had seen in a pawnshop window. The morning comes with one of those 'memorable fogs' and the adventure he has in it alters his decisions and ultimately his life. (Summary by Linda Andrus)
 
McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t. That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye. Maude takes the china eye ...
 
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The BSP says more Filipinos redeemed their pledged loans from pawnshops during this pandemic. This data runs contrary to the behavior observed in other countries. Why is this happening? AND the richest individuals in the country just became a little poorer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
As art is being presented as an online experience, what experiences are lost? Do we stand to gain anything from the absence of a physical space. We talk to art journalist and independent curator Gwen Bautista about how this critical time is transforming our own encounters with art. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
Pool testing is a method that combines samples from multiple people and carries out the test on one batch. The Philippine government said it is considering using pool testing to multiply testing capacity by 10. Pero effective ba ang pool testing? At kaya ba natin itong gawin? We asked genomic data scientist DJ Bandoy in this Teka Teka news segment …
 
Now that children are having their classes online, parents and education advocates are starting to worry about the strangers they could possibly interact with on social media. So how can we keep our kids safe? Also, the United Nations Human Right Chief is urging government to revoke policies that could lead to killings namely the war on drugs and t…
 
The Department of Science and Technology revealed its initial list of areas that have been selected for the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. But what usually happens during these trials? And, how are local government units preparing for typhoon season amidst this health crisis? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
COVID Corner muna. The Philippine Genome Center reported that they found mutations of the coronavirus from several patients. We speak with Dr. DJ Bandoy, isang genomic data scientist mula sa UC Davis. What happens to a virus when it mutates, and how does it affect the population when it does? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodca…
 
Si Presidente Duterte na mismo ang nagsasabi, marami siyang karamdaman. Just last week, he updated all of us about his health. Pero bakit tuwing mawawala siya sa mata ng publiko, ang laging tanong: may sakit ba si Presidente? Ang episode na ito ay unang nilabas noong July 2019. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
Four years into the War on Drugs, the public has serious concerns over the conduct of policemen and the troubling number of deaths. Meanwhile, children are orphaned and caught in the crossfire. What has happened to the youth President Duterte and law enforcers say they want to rescue? Subscribe to Tokhang sa Tokhang on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or w…
 
What if there was a way to bring fruits and vegetables to our homes straight from the farm? Economists and agriculture advocates Jerik Cruz and Majo Muyrong tell us all about "Bayan-Anihan". Subscribe to A Better Normal on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
Artists and musicians have always reflected history. They struggle to capture the spirit of the times. Their images and words chronicle not so much the events, but the things harder to define in the air. In this episode of Tokhang sa Tokhang, we listen to the music and the artists who for the past four years have been processing -- and debating -- …
 
LTFRB, LTO, Department of Finance, and civil society groups join Benjie Dela Peña for a live Q&A answering your questions on his #BetterNormal proposal for public transportation. This episode was produced in partnership with Asia Society Philippines. Subscribe to A Better Normal on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: ht…
 
The 1987 Constitution guarantees press freedom and free expression. But not even those fundamental freedoms are absolute. Libel, for example, is NOT protected speech...and in the digital age, libeling someone online - cyberlibel - actually carries a higher penalty. And suddenly Filipinos are taking on all these terms - press freedom, free expressio…
 
Right before the lockdown, Irish Magno made history as the first Filipina boxer to qualify for the Olympics. Then everything stopped. Get to know this groundbreaking athlete, how she's training in isolation, and how she and her girlfriend are helping Filipinos affected by the coronavirus pandemic. #PrideMonth This is the third of three parts on Fil…
 
Filipina boxer Josie Gabuco has won five straight gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games. Even more impressive? She did it all while being a single mom. This is the second of three parts on Filipina boxers. Subscribe to Go Hard Girls on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
Let's get intersectional! World amateur boxing champion and SEA Games gold medalist Nesthy Petecio opens up about mental health, being a lesbian athlete, and why she's stronger for all her struggles. This is the first of three parts on Filipina boxers. Subscribe to Go Hard Girls on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: h…
 
Your Right to Swing Your Fist Ends Where My Nose Begins: Season 3, Episode 12 of McGillicuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop. www.minervasweeneywren.com Here's how you can support McGillcuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop: Follow Minerva Sweeney Wren: https://twitter.com/MinervaSweeneyW https://www.instagram.com/minervasweeneywren/ or Review! https://podcasts.app…
 
In the two-part finale of Meditation Muna's first season, we take the opportunity to restart, envision, and work towards a version of the better normal we want. Join this meditation hosted by instructor Jali Fernando, and subscribe to Meditation Muna on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/m…
 
In the two-part finale of Meditation Muna's first season, we do a visioning exercise. Let's think about the cracks the pandemic brought to our attention, and how we want to move forward. Which parts of "normal" no longer serve us? Join this meditation hosted by instructor Jali Fernando, and subscribe to Meditation Muna on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, o…
 
In China, people are fearful of a new wave of COVID-19 infections supposedly coming from foreigners. Kylie, an OFW there, tells us about the night she was turned away at a restaurant, and how authorities handle and track potential cases. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodcast/message…
 
We speak with our resident legal expert Atty. Ted Te, host of the podcast Te Talks, law professor, and former spokesperson for the Supreme Court. Atty. Ted says, because justice delayed is justice denied, it's time to go paperless in our courts, and digital, fast. All for the promise of justice. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapo…
 
Haunted House: Season 3, Episode 11 of McGillicuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop. www.minervasweeneywren.com Here's how you can support McGillcuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop: Follow Minerva Sweeney Wren: https://twitter.com/MinervaSweeneyW https://www.instagram.com/minervasweeneywren/ or Review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mcgillicuddy-and-murders…
 
What are the things we say to ourselves? Does it help or hurt us? Sa episode na ito, pag-uusapan natin ang halaga ng mantras at kung paano ito makatutulong sa atin. Join this meditation hosted by instructor Jali Fernando, and subscribe to Meditation Muna on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Anchor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pumapodca…
 
For a month, "Luis" volunteered as a driver for medical frontliners. But during his trips around Metro Manila, the most striking people he came across weren't healthcare workers. We listen to a story of parents who needed to get their child to the hospital, and a breadwinner who had to get a much-needed paycheck to feed the family. For Luis, there …
 
On some days, we need a strong push. Days when growth is waiting to happen if only we deal with difficult emotions. Days when we are being called to action, to create big change. Today does not have to be that kind of day. Hindi mo kailangan maging matapang. Hindi mo kailangan lumaban. Today is calling you to be gentle, to be kind and forgiving tow…
 
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