It’s no secret that Filipinos love a good conversation, so it’s no surprise we love podcasts. Spotify data has revealed that the Philippines has seen more than 60% growth in time spent listening to podcasts in the last 12 months, with local shows leading the charge.
From talking about hugots in life to a quick comedy fix, Spotify data revealed that local podcasts spanning across Love & Relationships, Wellness, and Entertainment genres resonated the most with Pinoy listeners. So if you’re looking for new podcasts to listen to, here are the top shows you should check out:
Listen in on Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s thoughts on life, relationships, and family in this unplugged and uncensored podcast. Each half-hour episode touches on multiple topics where the young couple gives their two cents. You’ll always come out of an episode with learnings and, maybe, a different outlook on life. And if you want to know more about Kryz and Slater, you can always subscribe to their YouTube channels.
Listen to skypodcast here.
Barangay Love Stories
Did you miss the good ol’ days when you listened to the radio DJs read letters and solve “problems” on your morning commute? Check out Barangay Love Stories by Barangay LS 91.7 FM. Listen to Papa Dudut read letters from Kabarangays sharing heartfelt experiences. It’s even complete with the dramatizations that make for a classic local radio program.
Listen to Barangay Love Stories here.
Only Fun with Chico and Gino
And speaking of radio, here’s another podcast those who grew up with FM radio will love. Only Fun with former radio partners Chico Garcia and Gino Quillamor is a podcast where the pair watches a movie or an episode of a series and does a deep dive into it afterward. And somewhere in between, they make us laugh with their shenanigans.
Listen to Only Fun here.
Pausecast with Hannah Pangilinan
Let Hannah Pangilinan’s soothing voice wash over you as you listen to her podcast that’s all about YOU. Pausecast’s half-hour episodes are a kind and holistic approach to well-being — body, mind, and spirit. You get to explore experiences and build habits with a companion that’s also figuring things out as she goes along in life. But it’s never scary. In fact, figuring things out with Hannah is as calm as things can get in this chaotic life.
Listen to Pausecast here.
MavLine on Me
Real-life couple Mavy Legaspi and Kyline Alcantara are new to the world of podcasting and boy have they a lot to say. MavLine on Me is a recording of the pair’s honest conversations, explorations, and debates on anything and everything under the sun. As of writing, they’ve only got six episodes so you can totally catch up.
Listen to MavLine on Me here.
Charot Readings with Macoy Dubs & Show Suzuki
Looking for a podcast where you’ll get a laugh and at the same time get a daily reading on your horoscope? Charot Readings is the way to go. This podcast is a daily dose of astrology and tarot hosted by Ma’am Tarot (Macoy Dubs) and Genieto (Show Suzuki). Getting a reading and getting a laugh first thing in the morning is the way to go.
Listen to Charot Readings here.
Talking Nansense with Nana Silayro
You’ve seen her on your TikTok feed and you’ve laughed at her antics. Now, it’s time to listen to Nana and her thoughts beyond goofing off on social media. She co-hosts her podcast Talking Nansense with Tomas Falconite. Staying true to its name, the podcast (which only has 7 episodes as of writing) touches on a variety of topics from relationships to career woes.
Listen to Talking Nansense with Nana Silayro here.
Yep, Team Payaman has a Spotify original podcast and you can listen to it anytime you want. Tryke Gutierrez, Junnie Boy, Boss Keng, and Burong, content creators you usually see on YouTube, are your hosts for this podcast. Payaman Insider has episodes on everything — from Cong TV’s rise to fame, conspiracy theories, and contrarian opinion to commenting on current issues like public transportation. Payaman Insider will get a laugh out of you.
Listen to Payaman Insider here.
While we only listed eight, there are dozens of other local podcasts on Spotify worth listening to. Spotify has given Filipinos an avenue to explore and get creative. It’s a whole new world and there’s definitely something for you no matter what your interests are.
Do you have favorite Filipino Spotify podcasts? Share it with us in the comments!