Talks have been made and it’s been circulating in the news that ECQ will most likely be extended until the end of April.  So what now?

Admit it, you must’ve churned out all your resources just to keep entertained while staying inside your humble abode, you must’ve binge-watched several series on Netflix, read books, downloaded mobile games to play, shot videos for Tiktok, and even tried being creative through art. We can’t blame you, cabin fever is real. But don’t fret, there are tons of ways to stay sane and productive while inside your home and here’s one: Try including “Podcast and Chill” in your list of activities. We’re pretty sure there are a lot of choices to choose from, and we’re listing down our top 4 local podcast channels that must be on your radar.

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Our fave Pinoy shirt brand entertains us not just with their witty shirts, but also with this “comedy-na-may-kabuluhan” show based on the daily experiences of Pinoys. Hosted and created by Linya-Linya’s founder Ali Sangalang, This podcast will make you feel like you are just hanging out with your barkada on a weekend afternoon, sharing insights about your everyday life with the usual kulitan and asaran with the whole tropa and never-ending good vibes.

Try an episode by listening to its Episode 60: How To Identify a Toxic Relationship with Doc Gia Sison. They are also available on Apple, Spotify and Google podcasts. You can follow them on  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be updated.


Let’s face it, women in sports are rarely broadcasted in the media. But this podcast created and hosted by sports reporter and host Ceej Tantengco proves that our underrated Filipina athletes deserve the exposure that our male athletes get. Go Hard Girls aims to show how amazing our Pinay athletes are, and their unique stories should be heard to inspire women to be the best athletes that they can be. For this show, it’s all about breaking barriers.

Try an episode by listening to episode 4: Nesthy Pretecio Knocks Down Barriers. They are available on @pumapodcast platform on Apple and Spotify. You may follow them on Instagram and check them out on Facebook.


Hosted and created by Comedy Manila stand- up comedians GB Labrador, Nonong Ballinan and James Caraan, This podcast brings light and sense of humor to current events and other topics. For this Quarantine season, expect different themes each episode to bring entertainment at the comforts of our home. According to James Caraan, The KoolPals: Quarantine Edition aims to make the listeners feel that in times of crisis, They can still laugh their hearts out even if they’re all stuck at home. To get us out of boredom, the trio decided to air and upload episodes every day with different guests as well!

If you wanna try this podcast listen to its episode 69: FUNNY ONE w/ Donna Cariaga, and check them on Facebook  and Youtube.


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If you’re into horror stories and paranormal stuff, then this is the podcast for you! Grace Marcellana and Mimai Cabugnason have deep fascination for the weird and the strange so they created this podcast to satisfy their love for superstitions and spine-tingling suspense stories that will make you hide under your blankets. Dare to listen to this before you sleep?

Test it by listening to S3E5: “Akin Ka Na Lang” (Local Crimes of Passion)
Available on Spotify, Check their socials: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

So go get your earphones and enjoy listening!

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Nikki Viola
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Nikki is a TV/ events host and courtside reporter. She is into performing arts and writing. She enjoys binge-watching series and movies, plus she's fond of listening to music in her spare time.

About the Author

Nikki is a TV/ events host and courtside reporter. She is into performing arts and writing. She enjoys binge-watching series and movies, plus she's fond of listening to music in her spare time.