The Gods Must Be Crazy: A Philippine Mythology Podcast

Two Filipina transplants explore the rich, strange, wacky, and largely underground (pun intended) world of Philippine Mythology.

00:39:43 2021-10-10
EPISODE 10 (PART 1): BUDJETTE TAN ON TRESE, UNDERRATED MONSTERS AND WHY WE LOVE TO BE SCARED In this very special episode, we talk to Budjette Tan, co-creator of Trese, a Filipino komik series turned hit Netflix show. In Part 1, we talk about Trese, talk ...
01:05:15 2021-09-25
EPISODE 9: IMAGINE DRAGONS | Bakunawa (The Moon-Eating Dragon of Philippine Myth) You’ve seen them in blockbuster movies like Shang-Chi and epic fantasy TV shows like Game of Thrones, but did you know that we have our own mythical dragons (yes, dragons ...
00:47:57 2021-09-11
EPISODE 8: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES | The Kapre (Philippine Tree Giant) Listen in as we share stories of the past AND present of the one of the Big Five monsters of Philippine myth, the Kapre.  Learn of his roots, his international connections, his vi...
00:57:27 2021-08-28
EPISODE 7: STOP RIGHT NOW, THANK YOU FAIRY MUCH | The Engkanto Join us this episode as we lift the veil off the secret world of the Engkanto. They are known for their other-worldly beauty, their love for unsalted white rice, and their endless conquest for...
00:41:04 2021-08-13
EPISODE 6: LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING | Filipino Creation Myths In this episode, we take a step back and look to the very beginning, to the tales of creation from all around the Philippines.  Some stories are familiar, some completely new, o...
00:52:23 2021-07-30
Some Warnings: As this episode involves tricksters doing tricksy deeds, we veer a bit into more sexual themes and language in this episode. Listener discretion is advised, especially around little ears!  --- In this episode, we attempt to answer the ...
00:43:55 2021-07-25
Surprise! We are releasing TWO bonus episodes inspired by characters and themes from recent Marvel releases that we have been geeking over lately. Today, the badass femme fatale takes center stage. Inspired by the awesome Black Widow movie that (finally) ...
00:47:11 2021-07-16
In this episode, we meet the sometimes cute, mostly scary and most definitely NOT cuddly babies of Philippine mythology: the Tiyanak. These vampiric, baby-like creatures of myth give a whole other meaning to ‘the terrible twos.’ Is a tiyanak born or i...
00:39:57 2021-07-05
This episode, we visit the misty peaks of Mount Makiling in Laguna (a province in South Luzon). There we encounter one of the staples of Philippine legends and folklore: the beautiful mountain nymph Maria Makiling. What do Maria Makiling and Dian Masalant...
00:40:46 2021-07-05
In our kick-off episode, we meander our way into covering one of the most quintessential of Philippine aswangs: the manananggal. The iconic, spine-tingling, viscera-sucking creature of myth has a more tragic backstory than you probably realize. Find out j...