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About That with Marga Ortigas
A podcast for perennials and those who love them
Category: Personal Journals
Listen to candid conversations with colourful people in 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 Men ...more
Listen to candid conversations with colourful people in 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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June 29, 2018 02:04 AM PDT

Are you battling depression? Maybe you're dissatisfied with your life - or know someone who is. Do you think people are unhappier now than they have been before? Does the nonstop buzz of the digital world make things worse for you?
Why is that as humanity has reached technological heights, many say they feel trapped in the black night of their soul?

There are ways to cope - without medication.

Psychoneurologist Lia Bernardo speaks to us about finding peace and living a joyful life.

May 04, 2018 02:30 AM PDT

Fashion designer. Artist. Entrepreneur. Son. Brother. Partner. Empire builder. Just a few of the hats worn by Philippine style icon Rajo Laurel.

Hear this unfiltered conversation about living honestly, finding contentment, and defining identity through clothing.

February 27, 2018 10:03 AM PST

This episode is dedicated to the dreamers. To those who are still in pursuit of dreams, and those who have had them come true.

Are you an aspiring writer?
Or maybe you don't know what it is you want to do yet. How do you find your passion?

Meet British author Matt Killeen.
He's done it all. Advertising, store managing, graphics design, play music. He even dabbled in stand-up comedy.

Now in his mid-40s, his 1st book is out this March on a topic that has critics raving.

Matt speaks to us about his highly anticipated "Orphan, Monster, Spy", and taking the creative journey to self discovery.

February 04, 2018 10:26 AM PST

Reflections of a Nonagenarian. Turning the tables on a veteran journalist.

Gaby Tabuñar, Chairman Emeritus of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, speaks about the things he's seen, the choices he's made, the world as he's seen it change, and what matters most...

Can you imagine yourself at a hundred?

We're doing things a little differently this episode - we hope you take the journey with us!

January 14, 2018 11:07 AM PST

We all know Jagger, Ozzie, 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

So, maybe the pressures of the world are getting to you? Too much work? Not enough? Freaking out about the things you can’t control?

Or maybe you’re older than you ever imagined…and feel too tired 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.

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