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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 guests chef Karla Mendo ...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 guests 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...

by Marga Ortigas
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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 people are travelling alone these days. And they're not just young men with backpacks, or veteran travellers.

A growing number of these SOLO TRAVELLERS are women. Many are executives from Asia, and in their 40s.

So - what's the appeal of leaving home and exploring on your own?

Marga, Tanya, and Karla are reunited to discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of travelling alone.

October 22, 2017 07:42 AM PDT

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

Maybe you’re older than you ever imagined…and feel too tired to keep moving forward. Sound familiar?

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

Ever wonder what your skin ‘tells’ people about you? 

Do you have a tattoo? Are you part of a gang? Is that all that you think ‘marks’ you? 

For over 20 years, Marianne Diaz has been helping gang members, like herself, in Los Angeles 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

It's a fact that 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.

August 15, 2017 08:49 PM PDT

In this episode, Marga, Karla, & Tanya -- our gang of Gen-Xers -- talk about the importance of food on memory and identity.

With guest appearances by adobo, pancit - and muscles! Yes - not the shellfish.

Listen in to learn about the Filipino culture of food sharing, and the expat eater's longing for home.

August 15, 2017 08:42 PM PDT

Ever find yourself wondering why you’re doing what you’re doing? 

Maybe your career doesn’t suit you anymore, and you’re looking to do something else. Anything else. 

How do you transition from one thing to the next? 

After 30 years as a journalist and media professional, former TV executive Charie Villa speaks to us about following one’s bliss as she embarks on a new adventure that couldn’t be more different than pursuing the news.

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