ShoPowSho Episode 006: Elaine Dolalas and Michael Nailat of ‘This Filipino American Life’

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Episode 6: We welcome Elaine Dolalas and Michael Nailat of This Filipino American Life! This Filipino American Life (TFAL) is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp. TFAL releases new episodes every other week.

ShoPowSho explores Filipino and Filipino American history and culture; along with spotlighting and featuring Filipinos throughout various fields of industry to help showcase the amazing contributions they have provided to our world. Please join me, Kuya P, and my wonderful co-hosts, or as I like to affectionately call them, “The Amazing Ates” Kataphorric and Viva Valentina!



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Elaine Dolalas, This Filipino American Life (Host) BIO: Elaine is a Historic Filipinotown-based writer, podcaster, and independent curator. She curates Color Your Troubles Away, a monthly arts event that offers stress relief, healing, and meditation through coloring. Elaine is happily trying to figure out the secret of life through writing, volunteering, and most importantly avoiding cleaning her room, much to her husband TFAL producer Mike’s chagrin. Her essays, podcasts, and CYTA events can be found at

Michael Nailat, This Filipino American Life (Host/Producer) BIO: Michael, aka waxstyles, is definitely 100% Filipino American, although his facial hair tends to confuse folks for some reason. Born and raised in Oxnard, educated at UC Irvine and USC, it’s no wonder he ended up becoming a DJ (but not a racer or breakdancer for some reason). By day he crunches data on homelessness for the United Way, fixes computers for the Pilipino Workers Center, and helps guide Sessions LA, a DJ and music production program for youth. Whenever he happens to be free, he collects records, laserdics, and vintage electronics. He is also a budding off-road enthusiast. He is currently camped out with his exponentially more interesting life partner Elaine in Historic Filipinotown.

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