Give A Hoot

Give A Hoot

Communication is powerful. So let's talk about it! In this podcast, WiseOwl, a group of communicators for social change, sit down with strategists, advocates, academics, creatives, and other experts about how we can use communication to create positive change. Let's have more conversations that make us think about issues that make an impact. Give A Hoot with us! Powered by PumaPodcast.

All Episodes

Our first instinct is often to tell the story of what makes us angry: government failure, human rights abuses, and more. But we also need to show the things that are going right, and how these came to be. In dark times, we need to show people that change is possible. Listen to part two of this discussion with Thomas Coombes, founder of Hope-Based Communications. Powered by PLDT Home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20

15 min 11 sec

Communications is critical in a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s something we desperately need right now: hope. Listen to this discussion with Thomas Coombes, human rights strategist and the founder of Hope-Based Communications. Powered by PLDT Home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20

18 min 34 sec

Ilang dekada na ang lumipas, ang mga ilaw ng EDSA Revolution ay andito pa rin. Ang mga alaala ng ating mga bayani, at ang laban para sa ating bayan, ay parte na ng ating kasaysayan. Pero minsan ang alaala, nalilimutan. Ang mga sanaysay, naiiba.  Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 52 sec

Light shines brightest in the darkest of places. At ang mga kwento at buhay ng ating mga bayani ang nag-ilaw ng daan. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 37 sec

Ako si Armando Palabay. Laking-Ilocos. Sa aming bayan, lagi naming naririnig ang mga bulong tungkol sa isang pamilya. Isang pamilyang makapangyarihan at hinahangaan. Marcos daw ang kanilang pangalan. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

2 min 29 sec

Haya! Haya! Ako'y nahihiya! Isang may edad na karatesista, nagbabalik-eskwela. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 21 sec

Nagtipon kami sa harap ng baga—iba ang lamig sa ili ngayong gabi, nagbabadya. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 31 sec

"Binukot" ang tinawag nila sa akin. The chosen one. Ang napili ng tribo na tagapagpatuloy ng tradisyon.  Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 51 sec

Bago pa bumuga ang inyong mga bunganga, bagong tao na ang sa inyong bubulaga! Ba! Ibang bata na ang bagitong binata! Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 44 sec

"Knock, knock?" "Who's there?" "Laza!" "Laza-who?" "Mali! Lazarooo! Lazaro Silva! Trying hard na komedyante-slash-estudyante." Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 33 sec

Sa isla ng Panay, may isang bulaklak na sa kabila ng hirap ay biglang namukadkad. Sustansya'y 'di galing sa tubig o lupa, kundi sa ginhawa't pag-asang hangad. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 54 sec

Matapang. 'Yan ang lagi kong naririnig tungkol sa aming mga lumaban sa Marcos Regime. Pero minsan, naiisip ko, "Matapang ba talaga akong matuturing?" Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

2 min 55 sec

Palagi nilang sinasabi sa akin na ang ganda ko, panlaban. Pero nang mapili ko ang aking landas, ang sinabi na nila'y... walang maganda sa palaging lumalaban. Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 51 sec

Mahaba at malalim ang gabi noon panahon ng Martial Law, isa sa madidilim na yugto sa kasaysayan ng ating bansa. Pero sa likod ng dilim, may mga maliliit na ilaw na patuloy lumalaban.  Ang episode na ito ay audio component ng "Habilin", isang video series tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipinong gumawa ng mga extra-ordinaryong mga bagay para sa bansa noong Martial Law. Proyekto ng SAMASA at Commission on Human Rights; produced by WiseOwl and PumaPodcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

1 min 28 sec

Mika, Oya, and Joza talk about five lessons that they learned from speaking with their guests in season one and from challenging their own assumptions. This is the second part of the season-ender.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 7

11 min 27 sec

The Owls Mika, Oya, and Joza look back on the first season of Give A Hoot. Join their discussion of the three mini-series: callout culture, hope-based communication, and the masa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 11

16 min 52 sec

In the last episode we talked about why we need to talk about the masa when doing communication for social change. To cap off our mini-series on the mass market, we discuss how they consume the media, what content they engage with, and who they trust. The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) are joined by Leo Laroza, the director for communication and information technology at SWS; and Wati Doctor, the president of Thinkscape Research. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

24 min 35 sec

In the last episode we talked about how the masa is doing during the pandemic. Now we discuss why we need to talk about the masa when doing communication for social change.  The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) are joined by Leo Laroza, the director for communication and information technology at SWS; and Wati Doctor, the president of Thinkscape Research. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

25 min 32 sec

In the last few episodes, we talked about communication in a time of crisis, and the importance of conveying hope during COVID-19.  Today we continue to deal with the pandemic, and certain sectors are harder hit than most. Which is why in this mini-series, we'll check in on the masa and how they are coping.  The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) are joined by Leo Laroza, the director for communication and information technology at SWS; and Wati Doctor, the president of Thinkscape Research. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

22 min 37 sec

Communicating hope is practical in social change. But how does it fare in a crisis the magnitude of COVID-19? What role can hope play in media, advocacy, and government? Listen to this podcast based on our webinar with the Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) and speakers Thomas Coombes, a human rights strategist and the founder of the organization Hope-Based Communications; Roby Alampay, a veteran journalist and the founder of PumaPodcast; and Tabaco City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro. This episode will not be possible without our co-presentors JustLabs and OMCT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

34 min 42 sec

"When you need hope most is when things are the most dark."   Our instinct as communicators is to tell the story of the things that make us angry - government failure, human rights abuses, etcetera. But we also need to show the things that are going right, and how these came to be. In dark times such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to show people, above all, that change is possible. Listen to part two of this discussion between the Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) and Thomas Coombes, a human rights strategist and the founder of the organization Hope-Based Communications. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

15 min 10 sec

Communications is critical in a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. But there's something we desperately need right now, and that is hope. Listen to this discussion between the Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) and Thomas Coombes, a human rights strategist and the founder of the organization Hope-Based Communications. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

18 min 34 sec

The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) talk about what they've learned from their conversations with Mae Paner and Nash Tysmans, and give advice on what you should do if you're called-out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

4 min 49 sec

The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) talk about why we call-out, how we can do so responsibly, and what we can gain from them. With guest Nash Tysmans, writer, teacher, and community worker.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

22 min 42 sec

The Owls (Oya, Joza, and Mika) talk about the call-out culture. What it is, how to make it effective, and how it worked in the case of #BabaeAko. With guest Mae Paner, actor and activist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

20 min 16 sec

We are WiseOwl, a group of communicators for social change.  In the course of our work, people have approached us having had a negative experience with communication. Eh kasi naman, kalat ang fake news, kaliwa't kanan nagsisiraan, ang bilis magshift ng trends, kakagawa mo pa lang, laos na pala! What more if you're an advocate or communicating a cause? Saan ka lulugar? Paano ka makikipagsabayan?   And we've seen it in our own practice. Communication is powerful... if only we took the time to talk about it. That's why we're doing this podcast. Here at Give a Hoot, we will sit down and talk to strategists, advocates, academics, creatives, and others who can talk about how we can use communication in creating positive change.  Let's have more of these conversations that make us really think about issues that make an impact.  Give a hoot with us!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

1 min 2 sec