Saturday, July 31, 2010

Episode 2: GHOST BETWEEN MOMENTS by Kate Aton-Osias


This month we’re featuring Ghost Between Moments by Kate Aton-Osias. The story appeared in the fiction webzine Bewildering Stories, and was later on considered in the magazine’s Editor’s Choices.

I asked Kate what compelled her to write this story, and whether or not she believed in ghosts. She replied by saying … Well, I’ll let you know what she said at the end of the podcast.

Running Time: 14m 45s
Press PLAY to stream full episode.
Full story comes right after the teaser.

This year, Kate will be co-editing Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 6 with Nikki Alfar.
Got a story? Then submit! Click HERE to see details of their Open Call. Deadline is on November 15, 2010.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coming in August

Click on the PLAY button to stream teaser for Episode 2.
Listen to the full story on August 1st, 2010, Manila Time.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Hey! Our friends at the Philippine Online Chronicles have just featured PAKINGGAN PILIPINAS. Thanks to the prolific Paolo Chikiamco of POC's Pinoy Pop.

Read the full interview by clicking PART 1 and PART 2. And yeah, Pakinggan is probably the first regular podcast site dedicated to Filipino fiction. Wow!

By the way, if you happened to find your way here because of the POC article, welcome!
To get started, you can access our very first episode HERE, where we feature Dean Alfar's Six from Downtown.

Do visit us from time to time, and don't forget come back soon for a fresh new podcast by August 1.


Monday, July 5, 2010

PRI's The World podcast features Filipino author Miguel Syjuco

Some weeks back I picked up Miguel Syjuco's Ilustrado, and recently I discovered that a lot of Facebook friends are reading the same book.

Interestingly, PRI's The World interviewed Miguel Syjuco and his acclaimed work.

Get to hear the author himself here (downloadable MP3), as he describes, among other things, the challenge of his first novel, his writing influences, and how the Philippines and its nuances figure in the narrative.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Episode 1: SIX FROM DOWNTOWN by Dean Francis Alfar


This is our first official episode, and every month, we’ll feature fiction by Filipino authors, read to you by specially selected narrators.

We’re in for a treat this July, as we have Dean Francis Alfar’s Six from Downtown, read to us by Kate Aton-Osias and Blue Soon.

Download the full story for Free! Right-click on link, then choose “Save Target As.”

I asked the author what inspired him to write this story, and Dean tells us that he felt an acute longing for home while he was stranded by a storm in Dumaguete. He then decided to create an alternate Manila where “the strange was commonplace.”

This piece first saw print in Philippines Free Press (2006), then reappeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 2 (2006, Kestrel), Dean’s collection Kite of Stars and Other Stories (2007, Anvil), as well as online in the Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler. The piece won a prize in the 2007 Free Press Awards.

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