Looking for inspiring podcasts to listen to? Plus points if they’re focused on Filipinos? With so many Filipino athletes making us proud at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year, we’ve rounded up 5 podcasts that celebrate these awesome beings. Simply search for their names, or tune in to the following episodes and get inspired by their journeys.
Still not over Hidilyn Diaz’s amazing win? After winning the gold medal for weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you may not believe that Hidilyn went through a ton of challenges during the pandemic leading up to the event. Francis Ochoa, Sports Editor of Inquirer, doesn’t just rave about Hidilyn’s win in this episode, but also talks about her journey to victory and what we can learn about investing in our athletes.
Interested in learning even more about Hidilyn Diaz’s journey? This podcast also takes a look at her road towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before she conquered the first ever Olympics gold for the Philippines.
In his Motivation and Mindset podcast, ‘Small Talk!’, Alec Cuenca shares a few lessons we can learn from the inspiring gold medalist – and we love it.
Hidilyn Diaz isn’t the only one who made waves and made history during the Olympics. In fact, the Philippines brought home more than one Olympic medal this time around – a first since 1932 – and Nesthy Petecio brought home one of them. Francis Ochoa and Ceej Tantengco talk about Nesthy’s different fighting styles and take us back to her very first big fight when she was just 11 years old.
Part one of three parts on Filipina boxers, this episode goes even further into Nesthy Petecio’s life as she opens up about mental health, being a lesbian athlete, and how much stronger she has become after all of her struggles.
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Written by: Angeline Rodriguez
Angeline Rodriguez is the Managing Editor of When In Manila and an Editor at Newsweek Amplify. She is a gamer and a geek with a mad love for anime and KDramas.