Every week, Vinny, Leloy and Fabian discuss a wide variety of topics about pop culture, politics, and whatever catches our interests.
Urban Exchange - Cock and The Fear of Missing Out24/03/2014 Duration: 40min
In this week's episode, we interview the cast members of Cock and talk about the latest play of Red Turnip, and we also discuss the fear of missing out when it comes to TV and other pop culture. Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange - Romance and Sports20/02/2014 Duration: 45min
In this week's episode, we have a post-Valentine's discussion on romance in pop culture and talk about Philippine sports fandom in light of the popularity of Michael Christian Martinez. Glenn Tuazon is our guest host this week. Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange - Woody Allen and Benito Bautista11/02/2014 Duration: 48min
This week's episode is about two directors. In the first segment, Vinny and Fabian talk about the controversial case surrounding Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow, including the way in which mainstream media has handled it and how it affects our appreciation of his films. Then, we interview acclaimed Filipino indie film director Benito about the experience of making a mainstream movie and the challenges he faced in doing so. Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange x Manila Review - Elitism in Philippine Literature and Fortune 500 Feminism04/02/2014 Duration: 33min
In the first special episode of Urban Exchange in collaboration with Manila Review, we talk about Caroline Hau's article on the portrayal of the elite in Philippine literature and Nicole Curato's article on Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In and Fortune 500 Feminism. Finally, we decide to be douchebags for our recommendations and talk about the douche-y things that made us happy this week. Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange -- True Detective, Looking, Girls27/01/2014 Duration: 37min
This week is a special TV episode where we talk about three HBO programs. First we tackle two new shows: the crime anthology True Detective and the gay dramedy Looking. Then, we discuss the return of one of our favorite shows, Girls. Finally, we wrap up by sharing what made us happy this week (a food truck for Vinny, another returning TV show for Fabian and an article for Leloy) Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange Encore Episode -- American Hustle and Her20/01/2014 Duration: 27min
This week, the Urban Exchange trio was unable to record a new episode, so here instead is an encore of our reviews of 2 of the 9 films nominated for this year's best picture, American Hustle and Her. We will be back next week with a special TV episode so stay tuned for that! Follow us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KR2ttH and like our FB page (http://on.fb.me/1f7XnGK)!
Urban Exchange - TED and Her13/01/2014 Duration: 34min
In this week's episode, Vinny, Leloy and Fabian jump into the debate about TED Talks and review Spike Jonze's new movie, Her. Are the highly viral TED talks, as Benjamin Bratton argues, a "recipe for civilizational disaster"? Or do they really help promoted ideas worth spreading? In the second half, we then swoon over the movie Her and examine the role that technology plays in the future that Jonze envisions. Show links: Benjamin Bratton's critique on TED Talks, "We Need to Talk About Ted" -- http://bit.ly/1cCHHI0 Chris Anderson's reply to Bratton, "TED Isn't a Recipe for Civilizational Disaster" -- http://bit.ly/1eH0HE6 Trailer for HER -- http://bit.ly/18CZW0I This Week's Recommendations: Vinny: HAIM and Lorde's cover of Sheryl Crow's Strong Enough -- http://bit.ly/1d9rCd7 Selena Salang's "The Story of Ang Nawawala" -- http://homegrown.ph/the-story-of-ang-nawawala/ Fabian: The Secret Lives of Buildings by Edward Hollis Leloy: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Modern Pop Music by Bob Stanley Follow us on i
Urban Exchange - January 6, 201306/01/2014 Duration: 29min
After a long hiatus, the Urban Exchange Podcast is back! In this week's episode, Vinny, Leloy and Fabian talk about Time's Man of the Year, Pope Francis, and American Hustle, David O. Russell's (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) new movie about the ABSCAM operations of the FBI in the 1970s. Some links for our show: The New Yorker's profile of Pope Francis -- http://nyr.kr/Jye9AT TIME's cover story for Pope Francis as their Man of the Year -- http://ti.me/1goGKWV The trailer for American Hustle -- http://bit.ly/II5UBz This week's recommendations: Vinny: Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson Leloy: Perpetual Euphoria on the Duty to be Happy by Pascal Bruckner Fabian: The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton We are currently working on getting our podcast up on iTunes. For the time being, if you want to leave any comment or feedback, you can contact us at email@example.com or visit our facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1d