Welcome a newbie guest who calls himself "I Am Tofuboy" -- he introduces himself as a prude, but sometimes, he admits wanting to be a slut. What is a prude? What is a slut? Are you a prude? Or maybe a slut? We attempt to answer that in this fabcast.
The Departures Fabcast -- because this is the very first fabcast that we record after AJ's passing away.
But no, this is not a sad fabcast. On the contrary, this must be one of the nosiest and most laughter-filled fabcast ever recorded. Thanks to London Boy and his pigsa! (Peace, London Boy!)
Here's the conclusion of our fabcast on Sex Work by Sex Workers. Enjoy!
We continue to part 2 of this fabcast, with the controversial topic of Sex Work from the Sex Workers themselves. Enjoy!
"Nakapanginginig ng laman!" -- this is how I described the topic of our fabcast. Sex Work, Sex Workers. Meet Kenneth (a.k.a. Boy Shiatsu), currently doing sex work, and Victor, an ex-sex worker. The Fabcasters and their peanut gallery make it a fun (rowdy!) conversation, to shoo away the drama usually attached to stories of people involved in sex work. Go listen to part 1.
To celebrate MGG's 5th Anniversary we recorded half an hour of laughter - here you go!
We continue and conclude our Fabcast with Alem Ang -- the high school teacher turned filmmaker. Here we discuss more of his latest film, "Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa" -- a 'kilig' movie that knows no gender, starring sweetheart and Love Yourself supporter, Rocco Nacino.
Alem Ang was a simple high school literature teacher. One day, the world turned upside down unexpectedly, and he finds himself making films. The next thing he knew he was at Cairo in Egypt, accepting the most prestigious Best Digital Film Award, the very first Filipino honored in the history of that festival. It's a fabulous story of a newbie turned celebrity, a zero turned hero. We decided to talk to Alem in this fabcast and sunbathe in the golden rays of his insights. I had another topic in mind, on a new film he made that is making a buzz around gay circles. Listen and be in the know.
Here's the conclusion of our Fabcast with Raymond Lee. The conclusion of the evolution!
Transvestism (also called transvestitism) is the practice of cross-dressing, which is wearing clothing traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
Raymond Lee, writer/producer, shares with the Fabcasters a major life transition as he turned 40. "I've stopped buying clothes from the men's section." Listen to his own story of evolution: what goes on in the mind of gay guys who like wearing women's clothes?
This is the continuation (second part) of The Fabcasters Meet The Dan & Rye Show.
Once upon a time, in a far away land (in Hong Kong), there were two enchanted Disneyland-dancing princesses/OFWs named Dan and Rye. In their search for their pot of gold, they were happily sliding in the many colors of the rainbow and stumbled upon the idea of producing podcasts. Their powers merged and so was born the fun-filled podcast show that later on enjoyed a listener base of intergalactic proportions - "The Dan and Rye Show."
Meanwhile, in the busy streets of Manila, three bekiz were secretly enjoying (and inggit) with their fellow pinoy bekiz Dan and Rye in Hong Kong. One intrimitida beki said, "since we each have our own blogs naman, and we like making chika like Dan and Rye, kaya rin natin yan. Let's podcast!" And so was born, out of envy and fabulousity, The Troikasters, which later on evolved into the rowdy pa-intellectual podcasting gay group called "The Fabcasters."
Lady luck smiled on the world, and one day, The Dan and Rye Show, years after their last episode went online, crossed paths with The Fabcasters. And hence, this special Fabcast edition. Listen and enjoy, this historic intersection of podcasting pinoy bekiz -- The Fabcasters Meet The Dan & Rye Show!
All hell break lose in this last episode of our Q&A fabcast! This is the first time we, the Fabcasters, had such a heated debate about a topic. And it's about our fourth and last phone-in guest's question -- "What is your opinion regarding sex workers?" We present to you Boy Shiatsu, who refers to himself as "call center agent sa umaga, call boy sa gabi." Kabugin ang bagyo sa yanig ng ating halakhakan! (Be sure to listen to this with your earphones, definitely NSFW!)
Mingmeows is a frequent visitor and prolific commenter in my blog. Sometime last year, he travelled miles and mountains just to attend one of our Fabcasters-sponsored socials. Mingmeows is from Bohol. In this third part of our special Q&A fabcast episode, Mingmeows asks a rather profound question. Listen in, watch out for the catty comments, and kembot with us!
Rocky is the blogger behind The Geeky Guide to Nearly Everything. He's our second phone-in guest in our Question-and-Answer fabcast.
He asks a very relevant topic, June being the Pride Month: "What do you guys think of the importance of Coming Out?"
At dahil diyan, nagkagulo na naman ang mga Fabcasters. Listen in and enjoy the conversation!
CJ, the guy with a cover girlfriend, was again in the house today, and I told him about the reaction of MGG readers about his story here. (Read it first if you still have not.)
"Di naman kasi nila naiintindihan," says CJ, referring to the flak he got from his story.
He continued by explaining why even if he feels like calling it quits with his current girlfriend, he couldn't bring himself to do it. "Weakness ko sa lahat yung iniiyakan ako ng babae."
Then he related stories from his past girlfriend, which, in his mind, explains his difficulty of breaking up with his current girl. At this point, I whipped out my iPhone and did an impromptu recording. (He gave his permission to do the recording for this blog.)
Listen in to our naked voice conversation. And see where our conversation would lead us. Crazy conversation.
(Apologies for the background noise, my housemate was preparing lunch during this recording while CJ and I were at the dining area.)
The Fabcasters once again come together to do something for the first time -- entertain questions from phone-in guests in a Fabcast recording. In this first of four guest-episodes, we listen to Ton, a corporate bloke whose issue is about his officemate that was spreading rumors about him. He asks, what should I do?
Listen in, and perhaps chime in, what do you think Ton should do?
There, there. If you've listened to Part 1, you should already know that this is the very first fabcast that qualify as a real-life melodrama. So guys, here is the second and last part of The Story of Jake - which can easily be entitled "Love in the Time of HIV."
Anyone who wants to get in touch with Jake, here's his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I met Jake a couple of months ago via the MGG blog, and after having communicated with him on email and SMS, we decided to meet. He said he was half-Pinoy but I was still surprised when I saw him in person -- he looked so "kano" although the smile, the typical Pinoy sweet smile, betrays his blood. We started talking and as the meet up progressed, I knew I had to make this fabcast happen. I want each and every reader of my blog, each and every listener of the Fabcasters, be able to listen to this guy and his story, not through me, but through Jake himself. Do listen.
"Do you believe in heaven and hell? Do you think there's a place in heaven for gay people?"
That was the start of the end, the start of the last part of this fabcast series, a question from our guest fabcaster, Prodigal Sorcerer.
While not without the usual chikahan and tawanan, this fabcast tackles a very serious topic, something that could make you silently ponder. Listen and feel free to share your thoughts, dear listeners.
 "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" by Belinda Carlise  "Dance Tonight" by Paul McCartney  "One Of Us" by Joan Osborne  "Across The Universe" by The Beatles  "Think" by Aretha Franklin  "The Prayer" by Josh Groban and Charlotte Church  "Dios Lamang Ang Nakakaalam" by Basil Valdez with The San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra  "Shadowlands" by George Fenton  "Mahiwaga" by Basil Valdez with The San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra