TITAN and SLAM Philippines are proud to present For Love: The Podcast on the Call to ARMS Feed.
In anticipation of the basketball world converging in Manila with the game's greatest athletes set to represent their respective nations, this podcast serves as the destination for all the hoops conversations that matter.
Hosted by UAAP Champ, Gilas alum & PBA standout Isaac Go and TITAN & SLAM's Nikko Ramos, For Love: The Pod will also feature a special guest every episode - the biggest names in local and international hoops.
Be a part of the pod, of the love. Send us your questions, guest/topic suggestions and more. Or better yet, come hang out. The podcast records live, weekly, at TITAN Conrad's Exclusives Area. Keep it on @titan_22 and @slamonlineph to know more about our live recordings, new episodes and chances to take home prizes.
Get ready for some Worldwide Buckets!
All that. For what??
Leigh Ellis, Thirdy Ravena, and Trina Guytingco
33:34Wherever you go, basketball is its own universal language that all hoopers can understand. That’s what Leigh Ellis, Thirdy Ravena, and Trina Guytingco all agreed to on this special live recording at the TITAN Hoops Fair at The Courtyard MNL.While each of them have their own unique hoops experience, they’re all about that life.A globe-trotter. A trailblazer. A dream-chaser - all doing it for love.
Dwight Ramos, Calvin Oftana, and Jamie Malonzo
29:36It was a Gilas takeover on this special live recording of the pod at the TITAN Hoops Fair at The Courtyard MNL.Gilas Pilipinas players Dwight Ramos, Calvin Oftana, and Jamie Malonzo talked about where they’re at in preparing for the 2023 FIBA World Cup and what comes with playing in the biggest home games in all of basketball.That, and a bit about the three national teammates bonding over rice and pusoy.
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Coach Chot Reyes
43:29Taking on the role and the responsibility of national team head coach of the most basketball-crazy country in the world? One of the toughest jobs in all of hoops. But over and over again, Chot Reyes answers the call - for country, of course. For love, definitely.In this episode, Coach Chot opens up to Nikko and Isaac on where Gilas Pilipinas is just weeks away from the 2023 FIBA World Cup - from the roster status, injury updates, and the dream of hosting finally coming to life.
Coach Pat Aquino
44:17Are you now a fan of Gilas Pilipinas Women? Can’t get enough of anything women’s hoops in the Philippines? Coach Pat Aquino has been one of many (albeit not enough) who have contributed to that. For years, Coach Pat has been in the lab - scouting, recruiting, training, empowering, nurturing young Filipina basketball players. Now, we’re slowly seeing the results: Pinay hoopers on billboards, on the cover of WSLAM Philippines, on tournaments across the world, on the minds of everyone who love the game.Coach Pat Aquino sits down with Nikko Ramos and Isaac Go on Episode 2 of FOR LOVE: The Podcast to talk about this inspiring growth and why there’s no chance it’s ever going to stop.
Coach Tim Cone
32:51The first episode of FOR LOVE: The Podcast, co-hosted by Nikko Ramos and Isaac Go, sets the tone for a season of worldwide buckets.There’s no other person better to talk about love of the game than 25-time (!!!) PBA champion coach Tim Cone.These days, Coach Tim sits on the coaching staff of Gilas Pilipinas - joining (and completing) 5K runs at dawn and watching June Mar Fajardo dominate in training sessions. Coach Tim’s career as a coach is often described as winningest. So are his stories.
52:45Travel the world playing basketball.To most of us, that's the dream. To Leigh Ellis, that's his new life mission.The veteran broadcaster pauses his Hoops World Tour of 20 pickup games in 20 cities in 20 countries to hop on the pod! Leigh, best known as one of the members of the No Dunks crew aka The Starters aka The Basketball Jones, is on a quest to tour the planet celebrating the unifying spirit of the game.On this episode, he details his journey so far, how and when he'll make it to Manila (WE'RE WORKING ON IT!!), and also gives us his expert insights into what has been an eventful NBA Offseason.We talk about the Nuggets winning it all, Wemby, Scoot, load management, longevity in the league and so much more.Also worth noting, Leigh goes on an all time monologue talking about self-care, the challenges that basketball lifers face and how he's able to change his entire career on a dime, pursue a dream, inspire the basketball world and still be a breakfast-cooking, bedtime-book-reading MVP Dad. You shouldn't miss it.This episode is presented by AXA.
Finals Overreaction with CJ Toledano
53:25One of the funniest and most talented people in all of sports media finally makes his Call to ARMS debut!CJ Toledano, a Los Angeles-based director, producer, and comedian is one of the best sports creatives in the game. He jumps on the pod to talk about the Filipino uniform (hoodie + Lakers hat), Spoelstra's unnecessary fitness, Jamal Murray's ascent as an elite sneaker endorser, Jimmy Butler's pettiness-as-fuel and other stories of reinvention in the NBA Finals. Also in this episode: Jokic's wedding ring is just waiting to fly off right? Hoops as self-care, Adam Sandler t-shirts and so much more. Follow @cjtoledano everywhere!This Finals Podcast is Presented by AXA.
Finals Preview with Cassidy Hubbarth
43:36Cassidy and Nikko back on a podcast? Filipino Jackson back in the Finals?NATURE IS HEALING!ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth jumps on to talk about her favorite storylines of the season, Joe Mazz, the walk-and-talk tunnel interviews, Michael (never Mike) Malone, our boy Spo (who we talk about profusely on HOOPS PARADISE: THE PHILIPPINES' LOVE OF THE GAME, available everywhere you get your podcasts).The Call to ARMS Podcast is co-presented by TITAN and SLAM Philippines.
26:19In partnership with our longtime partners, AXA Philippines, NBA legend, SLAM coverboy and point guard royalty Jason Williams comes on the pod! We spoke to White Chocolate himself at the AXA headquarters in Manila and discussed wellness, mental & physical preparations, why James Posey ruined the best pass of all time and more!Listen til the end, trust us!
1:03:48We got the GOAT! We're kicking off an all-new season of the Call to Arms Pod with a guest we could only dream of--the one and only Doris Burke. Tune in for a conversation on her nearly life-long love affair with basketball, the ins and outs of broadcasting, her favorite celebrity sightings, and the end of the NBA season.Presented by Slam Philippines and Titan, follow their socials to learn how to win a fresh pair of the Lebron XX!