Welcome to Agam the Climate Podcast, a literary show about climate, crisis, and consciousness — but without jargon. Here we host conversations with artists and writers about actionable hope for a kinder future.

Episode 9 with Adrik Cristobal

Classical guitarist Adrik Cristobal serenades us with music while talking about the intersection between climate issues and sound.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

Episode 8 with May Ling Su

May Ling Su, author and audiobook narrator of the Lilith series, a feminist, a menstrual artist, and anointed Porn Saint in Italy. She talks about people from the edges and her love for biblical and religious texts which became the basis for her reimagination of Lilith.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

Episode 7 with Susan Lara

Susan S. Lara, recipient of Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and Focus Literary Awards, talks about when to say enough is enough during disasters and the ethical responsibilities of writers who tell climate fiction stories.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

Episode 6 with Joel Saracho

Actor, writer, dramaturg, and activist Joel Saracho speaks about organizing artists for social change and the importance of using the right language and medium to galvanize action.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Episode 5 with Criselda Yabes

Award-winning author Criselda Yabes reads speaks about the coverage of environmental stories and how certain stories can be told better in novels than in the news. She shares some of her process of writing and rewriting her new novel, Broken Islands.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Episode 4 with Daryll Delgado

Daryll Delgado, author of The Body Displaces Water and Remains, speaks about the power of stories to carry truths and the relevance of local language to communicate climate change stories to people.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Episode 3 with Marjorie Evasco and Richel Dorotan

Listen to renowned poet and essayist Marjorie Evasco and literary editor Richel Dorotan as they talk about the role of regional literature in giving an alternative voice to climate change concerns and what actionable hope really means.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Episode 2 with Arnold Molina Azurin

Listen to anthropologist Arnold Molina Azurin read excerpts of Agayayos from Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change. Agayayos is Ilokano for flowing, as water down a river or blood in the veins. In this episode, Azurin speaks with us about history, landscape, and memory.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Bonus Episode - Five FEU Student Minisodes

BONUS EPISODE! Listen to young voices and perspectives in five minisodes created by students of Far Eastern University. Each three-minute minisode is a capsule containing youthful views and conversations on how climate change is experienced by fisherfolk, persons with disabilities, and indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

Episode 1 with Merlinda Bobis

In our first full episode, listen to Merlinda Bobis read Ten Fingers from Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change. She speaks with us about language, story-telling, river consciousness, and kapwa.

Mixing and title music by Ground Bravo, with the track “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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Episode 0 Pre-Season with Red Constantino

Welcome to the pre-episode of Agam the Climate Podcast! In this episode we sit down with Renato Redentor “Red” Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and preview the first season. Co-hosted by Padmapani L. Perez and Joseph Santos-Lyons. Title music by Ground Bravo, featuring “Lost Signals” by ZeroFox.

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The Reading List

On the Reading List, authors read their work, uncut, from Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change.

Merlinda Bobis reads Sampulong Guramoy, or Ten Fingers. To hear an excerpt and listen in on a conversation with Merlinda Bobis, go to Episode 1.

Arnold Molina Azurin reads Agayayos. To hear an excerpt and listen in on a conversation with Arnold Molina Azurin, go to Episode 2.

Richel Dorotan reads Krutsay in Cebuano. To listen in on the conversation with Richel Dorotan, go to Episode 3.

Marjorie Evasco reads Krutsay in English. To listen in on the conversation with Marjorie Evasco, go to Episode 3.

Daryll Delgado reads Panawagan. To listen in on the full conversation, go to Episode 4.

Criselda Yabes reads Seeing. To listen in on the full conversation, go to Episode 5.

Joel Saracho reads Dalawang Awit. To listen in on the full conversation, go to Episode 6.

Susan Lara reads Enough. To listen in on the full conversation with Susan Lara go to Episode 7.

May Ling Su reads Power Couple. To listen in on the full conversation with May Ling Su go to Episode 8.

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