In Season 1 | Episode 11 of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, Tedi speaks with veteran sportscaster Noel Zarate. Zarate, along with several other local sportscasters, established the Center for Sports Communication (CSC)  and Newbies Broadcasting Academy . In 2020, he hosts “An Eternity of Basketball” podcast along with Atty. Charlie T. Cuna and Sid Ventura.
During our conversation, Noel shared how he got into the field of radio and television broadcasting, his experience calling the 2013 NBA Global Games at the Mall of Asia Arena, thoughts on the ESPN 10-part documentary: The Last Dance, the July 2020 NBA restart, and stories about NBA Greats like Dennis Rodman, Larry Joe Bird, Steve Nash, Luc Longley, and the late Kobe Bean Bryant.
For (Season 1 | Episode 10) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I had the opportunity to talk with one of the most decorated players every to grace the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)–The Triggerman: Allan Caidic.
Coach Allan is a 5-time member of the Philippine National Team, a member of the PBA’s 25 and 40 greatest players of all-time, a PBA Hall of Famer (Class of 2009), and author (My Life: Allan Caidic The Triggerman ).
During our conversation, Coach Allan touched on a number of topics: From his basketball influences, to his pre-game regiments, and even his motivational benchmarks during his playing career.
As he looks towards the future, Coach Allan lets us in on his next move.
For (Season 1 | Episode 9) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I had the opportunity to sit down with Blackwater Elite Sports Director and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Alternate Governor Ariel Vanguardia.
Coach Vanguardia has been involved in coaching for more than 20 years across several leagues. During his time in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), he captured the 2014-2015 Coach of the Year award and the 2015-2016 league championship with the Wesports Malaysia Dragons.
Have you guys subscribed to Ed Brubaker’s (From the desk of Ed Brubaker) mailing list? If you’re into his stuff, you really should.
Brubaker (Captain America; the crime noir book Criminal; and—my favorite of the lot—Kill or Be Killed, etc.) is one of the industries foremost comic book writers to make use of the mailing list medium wherein he gets to puts out the online content that he wants to an equally interested audience.
That’s sort of the dream isn’t it?
Well, with the help of Substack.com platform, I hope to give subscribers similar updates on my latest collaborations, release dates, giveaways (yes! giveaways!), and by the last quarter of this year: The anticipated return of The Tedi31.com Podcast!
At the time of this writing, I have four comic book artists and writers lined up for interviews—so watch out for Pods in the near future.
Although an unofficial count, I believe the posters of Lindol Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 along with OBIsessions Issue #1 are completely sold out!
The limited edition posters were promotional giveaways during the release of each book.
Were you lucky enough to pick them up?
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For (Season 1 | Episode 5) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I spent some time with Top Cow/Image and Aftershock Comics writer —Zack Kaplan—during Day 2 of the New York Comic Con 2018 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Since February 2017, Zack has crunched out one hot book after another with Eclipse, Port of Earth, and The Lost City Explorers. All three properties have since been optioned for television–every writer’s dream.
In the pod, I asked Zack about his writing process, how he gets his stories down to the industry standard 20-page limit, and much more.
For (Season 1 | Episode 3) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I traveled to Tia Maria’s Sining at Kultura in beautiful San Pablo, Laguna for a sit down with the creative team of Bakokak—Gerry Alanguilan and Kevin Ray Valentino.
With ten books underneath his belt, Gerry shared some of his writing insights and upcoming projects. Kevin also let’s us in on what’s has been keeping him busy since the release of Bakokak in November 2017.
Audio 001 – Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1]
Last July 17, 2017, the family and I caught a late afternoon showing of Cars 3[i] before proceeding to a nearby department store in order to check out some of their Disney Pixar Cars 3 merchandise on display.
Strategically displayed by the escalator, there was a host of Cars 3 eye candy. But the one that caught my eye was the Series 1 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers. These blind bag items retailed for about P149.50 so I decided to pick up a couple of bags for this review.[ii]