First World Manila Vlog and Podcast

Here you can watch and listen to me talk about Manila and the Philippines’ economic, urban, and cultural issues. You can also watch the videos (including the podcast) on First World Manila’s YouTube page, or listen audio-only on Apple, Pocket Cast, and Anchor.

Podcast (weekly)

Episode #1: Can We Fix the Philippines?

Episode #2: Fixing Manila’s Infrastructure Problem

Episode #3: No More Smart-Shaming

Episode #4: New Metro Manila Railways?

Episode #5: What Languages Should Filipinos Speak? “You’re road.”

Episode #6: Kris Aquino, Social Class, and What We Can Learn from Her

Episode #7: Sereno: Did Law Ever Exist in the Philippines?

Episode #8: Can You Make Money Promoting Filipino Culture?

Episode #9: Can the Philippines be Competitive? 

Episode #10: TRAIN – Juggling Chainsaws

Episode #11: Independence from Laziness

Episode #12: More on what the Philippines can learn from Japan

Episode #13: Infrastructure: Why so Slow?

Episode #14: Too Many Malls?

Episode #15 – Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines

Episode #16 – Major Changes to the First World Manila Podcast

Announcement: First World Manila Talk on Sept. 26, 2018

Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 1

Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 2

Using Art to Fix the Philippines: FMW Talk at City Club, Alphaland Makati Place Pt. 3

Episode #17 – John Oliver, I’m disappointed. 😦 

Episode #18 – Learning from my Mother

Episode #19 – What is Foreign Direct Investment?

Episode #20 – Beauty Queens, Intelligence, and the Philippines

Episode #21 – My New Year’s Resolution is…

Episode #22 – Senatorial Candidate Debate Jan 2019

Episode #23 – The Evils of Democracy??

Episode #24 – The Evils of Democracy?? Part 2 

Vlog (occasionally)

Episode #1: How to Fix the Philippines

Episode #2: Ube: How to Market Filipino Culture

Episode #3: What the Philippines can Learn from Japan