Episode – The Five By Five Podcast

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Author Mina V. Esguerra (@minavesguerra) and I.T. girl Tania Arpa (@taniaarpa) talk about all things geeky: from television shows to movies to books. Find out about future and past episodes, and send in your comments/questions/suggestions at our website http://fivebyfivepodcast.com . Check out our episodes on YouTube (http://youtube.com/5x5podcast). Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #5x5podcast . We broadcast live every Thursday night at 7.30pm Manila-Philippines Time (GMT +8).

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2014-03-14 21:07
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[5X5] 011 – Geeking out about “300: Rise of an Empire”, “True Detective”

This week, Mina and I Geek Out on the recently concluded first season of HBO's "True Detective" and the weird cut-up Philippine theater version of 300:Rise of an Empire (and why it's kind of like The Mighty Ducks). We also discuss what makes a televis...
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[5×5] 008 – Part 1 – Geeking out: “Snowpiercer”, Summit Pop Fiction Festival

Before we interview Ms. Bianca Bernardino, Mina and I geek out on the stuff we did over the weekend: the Luna East vol. 1 launch, the Summit Pop Fiction Festival, and the Korean film (with Chris Evans, yay!) Snowpiercer.[...]
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[5X5] 007 – Part 2 – Interview With Anne Plaza, #LunaEast, Supernatural

Hosts Mina and Tania interview author Anne Plaza (In Over Her Head) about her stories and writing and cosplay. Anne also answers questions from listeners. Then we geek out over the tv show Supernatural, and talk about the Kids These Days (Luna East A...
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[5X5] 007 – Part 1 – TFIOS Trailer And Self-Publishing Basics

In this episode, 5x5 host Mina V. Esguerra geeks out about the new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars, the film adaptation of the John Greene novel. Mina and co-host Tania Arpa talk about the basics of self/indie publishing and the answers to the most...
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[5X5] 006 – Part 2 – Interview with Leng de Chavez (Shirlengtearjerky on Wattpad)

Author Leng de Chavez (aka Shirlengtearjerky on Wattpad) talks about her books, the characters she's written, life as a young author, and her own love life. She also answers burning questions from fans.[...]
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[5X5] 006 – Part 1 – Geek News Of The Week + Bride For Rent + Intro To Wattpad

In the first part of episode 6, hosts Mina geeks out about the romantic comedy Bride for Rent and ponders on the important question: Is Xian Lim a contender to the crown of King of the Rom-Com? Tania then dishes on the geek news of the week, involving...
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[5X5] 005 – Part 2 – Book blogger/journalist Ron Lim talks One Direction

Are you a Ziam shipper? What is a Larry Stylinson? In part two of episode 5, book blogger and journalist Ron Lim talks about his favorite boy band One Direction, the 1D fandom, and fan fiction. [...]
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[5X5] 005 – Part 1 – Dia Frampton in Manila, and the Philippine book scene with guest Ron Lim

In this episode of the Five By Five Podcast, Mina talks about hanging out with Dia Frampton during the latter's recent visit to Manila, and Tania will let you in on her favorite writing-related podcasts. This week's guest journalist and book blogger R...
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[5X5] 004 – Part 2 – Our favorite film adaptations of comic books, Scribd, riding in cars for free, #buqosteamyreads

In part 2 of episode 4, we talk about Scribd, getting freebies from the car service Uber, and our favorite film adaptations of comic books. Mina also talks about her free upcoming writing workshop sponsored by Buqo, called Steamy Reads.[...]
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[5X5] 004 – Part 1 – Interview with Trese co-creator Budjette Tan

Budjette Tan, writer and co-creator of the amazing Trese comic book series, sat down with us (figuratively) to answer questions from our listeners and talk about how Trese came about, his creative process and what he thinks of a Hollywood television a...
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Part 2 - Award-winning author Mike Co talks about the Hobbit

In part 2 of this week's episode, author Mike Co guests on the 5x5 Podcast to talk about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Legolas's make-up, and why you should never go full Lucas. (Plus, we have a giveaway!)[...]
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Part 1 - Sherlock, Veronica Mars, Bacon

In part 1 of this week's episode, we talked about the return of our favorite television detective and give our thoughts on the trailer of the upcoming Veronica Mars feature film. Mina shares her love for Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. And then we give...
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Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, Miles Tan, our favorite things of 2013: Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, ONE OK ROCK, Cambodia, etc., and the new clip from the hot new YA movie

This week we talked about our favorite things of 2013, interviewed authors Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria and Miles Tan, and discussed the newly released clip of the upcoming movie Divergent based on the wildly popular book by Veronica Roth. Our favo...
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[5×5] 001 – Kate Evangelista interview, historically creative television, the new superhero in town, and a supersized zombie apocalypse

In this premiere episode of the 5x5 Podcast, we interview an author of young adult fiction Kate Evangelista, and geeked out about television shows Reign and Arrow, and the anime Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack on Titan). Be sure to tune in next week for ...
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