Lourd De Veyra needs little introduction, as he is one of the most prolific and multi-genre creatives of the country.

From his literary efforts as a poet (Insectissimo) and essayist (This is a Crazy Planets), his musical projects like Radioactive Sago Project and new band Kapitan Kulam, to his ubuquity as a host of the popular Word of the Lourd TV show, De Veyra has shaped not only Filipino contemporary satire but also given voice to both popular and fringe cultures in a vibrant, explosive soup of jazz, metal, and punk.

In this first of a four-part episode exclusive on the SABAW On RECORD podcast, we talk about his early years as a print journalist and the war stories of his reportage days with some pretty revelatory, even shocking moments.

If you’re a fan of De Veyra and his brand of sharp wit and “wasak” creativity, look no furtehr for what may be an uneasy, but always truthful and entertaining listen.

And that’s just for starters…