MUNI on This Podcast

MUNI on This is a bi-monthly podcast where we reflect on the coexisting tensions, challenges and possibilities in co-creating a more mindful and livable world. We started MUNI on This to deal with our personal and collective distress about the state of our planet, but more importantly, we created this to give ourselves and you guys more reasons to hope and more motivation to act. It is produced by MUNI, and hosted and written by Jen Horn and Ayen dela Torre.

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Featured episodes

Ep. 07: Courage Under Terror

How does the anti-terror bill affect our freedoms, and in particular, those who fight to protect our environment and all who live in it? 

The Philippines is one of the most deadly places to be an environmental activist, and there have been 113 reporting killings of environmental defenders since President Duterte assumed office. With the anti-terror bill, these defenders face potentially greater dangers in being labeled or "red-tagged" as terrorists. 


We asked environmental activists Chuck Baclagon of 350, Krishna Ariola of Youth for Climate Hope, & Issa Barte of Fund The Forest to share stories of environmental defenders, and how the Anti-Terrorism Bill impacts them and their work. Access the references cited in this episode via

Ep. 06: Crafting Futures Post-COVID

How can craft contribute to a mindful and livable world, even post-COVID?


Last March 6-8 at the Making Futures Conference in Cebu, we met Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui, who works with Pakistani craft communities, and learned about Cameron Tonkinwise, who teaches transition design at the University of Technology Sydney.


Six weeks after the conference and several weeks into lockdown, we catch up with them to talk about how COVID now impacts craft, and how craft, in turn, might possibly influence more sustainable and equitable futures.


Making Futures was organized by British Council and Plymouth College of Art, in cooperation with the Design Center of the Philippines. Learn more and get access to more episode resources via

Ep. 05: Stories of Hope

With the COVID-19 crisis, we need to share stories that give us hope -- in a world where we look out for one another, and grow stronger communities that can withstand these greater challenges.

We spoke to: Ayen Lopez of Help From Home, a volunteer-driven information hub to help COVID-19 frontliners and families at risk; Trish Lim & John Francia of Woven, who created the Bahay Kubo food sustainability program for their rural communities; and Christopher Ng, whose individual actions helped grocery workers at the frontlines. 

Throughout the episode, we also feature two short stories of hope from Mikka Malonzo and Dr. Arnel Jumayao, in collaboration with Where To Next, to remind ourselves of the value of acts of compassion and empathy, because we never know how an act of kindness can impact another person.  See our show notes and find ways to help via



Listening to it brings me back to the moment why I joined the movement [...]

This episode on how to encourage others to do something gives me so much feels!

On Ep.2 on Arts for Activism


""We have to accept that contradictions can exist in the same space."

A really insightful and eye-opening talk on everyday sustainable practice.

On Ep.1 on Eco-anxiety

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