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About That with Marga Ortigas
A podcast for perennials and those who love them
Category: Personal Journals
Listen to casual conversations with successful people in their midlife as they deal with personal and professional transitions, and everything in between. Hosted by Gen-Xers: international journalist Marga Ortigas, with semi-regular co-hosts chef Karl ...more
Listen to casual conversations with successful people in their midlife as they deal with personal and professional transitions, and everything in between. Hosted by Gen-Xers: international journalist Marga Ortigas, with semi-regular co-hosts chef Karla Mendoza and development executive Tanya Yuson. Produced by Angela Casauay. "Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology and have friends of all ages." - US internet entrepreneur Gina Pell
A podcast for perennials and those who love them! Listen to casual conversations with successful women in their mid-life as th...

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January 14, 2018 11:07 AM PST

We all know Jagger, and Bowie, and even Gene Simmons... but ever wonder about a rockstar's life in the East?

Spanish-Filipino musician Tirso Ripoll burst onto the Asian music scene in the early 1990s with the iconic rock group Razorback.

27 years later - Tirso is a businessman, a father, and still rocking with his band.

He says there is a way to do it all. Hear more in this super animated conversation.

January 06, 2018 01:02 PM PST

2017 was a year of change and transition for many people - among them, our host veteran journalist Marga Ortigas.

In this podcast EXTRA, Marga starts us off on a new season of ABOUT THAT by looking back at the top things she's learned from our podcast guests so far.

What are your top take-aways?

Write us!

December 12, 2017 08:45 AM PST

Midlife crisis? Not quite, for Gen-X guys. At least that's the experience of Spanish videographer Miguel Castro.

Listen in as he candidly talks about fatherhood in his 40s, walking away from a long-time job, and facing fears - and the unknown - with confidence.

November 09, 2017 06:40 PM PST

She's a world-renowned designer from Turkey who expresses herself through fashion and design - within a very special context.
An artist with leather, lace, lights and 3D printing, Arzu Kaprol has been called both "futuristic" and "architectural".
Her work is not just a magical reflection of her rich heritage, but also her spirituality.
Listen in as we catch up with Arzu...and you won't see clothing in quite the same way again.

October 31, 2017 12:49 AM PDT

More and more people are travelling alone. And they're not just young men with backpacks, or veteran travellers. A growing number of them are women. Many are executives from Asia, and in their 40s. What's the appeal?

Marga, Tanya, and Karla are reunited to discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of solo travel.

October 22, 2017 07:42 AM PDT

Yes, so...world's gone mad, and all that. You're older than you ever imagined...and you have to keep moving forward regardless. Right? How do you stay afloat?

Mental health professional (& fellow Gen-Xer) Darby Latshaw returns to give us a few survival tips.

October 12, 2017 10:31 AM PDT

What does your skin tell people about you? Do you have a tattoo? Are you part of a gang? You might answer no -- and be wrong.

For over 20 years, Marianne Diaz has been helping gang members like herself make a fresh start. Hear her story of transformation, and maybe see the world a little differently.

Sometimes, one person can change your life.

October 05, 2017 11:25 AM PDT

More and more people are having kids later in life. In the UK, birth rates of women in their 40s have risen to a higher level than that of women aged under 20 for the first time since 1947. (Source: ONS)

In this episode, we have an honest discussion with international TV journalist Divya Gopalan about the joys and pains of being a first-time mom in her 40s, while maintaining a high-pressure job.

September 23, 2017 10:36 PM PDT

How many hours do you spend online and how does it affect you? In this episode, we speak to Los Angeles-based musician-turned-therapist Darby Latshaw about issues of identity, stress, and anxiety in the age of social media.

August 15, 2017 08:52 PM PDT

What's it like to be an independently-employed woman who is also raising a family? Inky Nakpil, a veteran freelance fixer for foreign media companies, shares her secret to being a mom while hopping from one Philippine island to another managing numerous TV crews.

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