Episode 21: Novela Feels [ENCORE]

Real talk. Sometimes your best laid plans don’t work out. Sometimes the amazing episode you prepped and recorded gets royally f’d beyond repair and you have to go with plan b. So today we’re re-releasing one of our fave episodes from this past year–Novela Feels! Enjoy bbs, and gracias por tu paciencia. We’ll be back next week with a new episode.

Some of our favorite songs are the most dramáticas. Like boo, really? Your heartbreak hurts how bad? Ponte redi to cry in Spanish, because these songs are all over-the-top novela feels. Just so dramatic, it feels like your favorite telenovela. As if you haven’t been feeling every single feeling there is to feel already, verdad?

Featuring music by Monchy y Alexandra, Kablito, Jesse y Joy, Mr Pelon 503, Angel y Khriz, and Ela Minus. See this post for all the videos from this episode.

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Meneito 4: Mucho Sentimiento

What it takes to pull off a good cover. Music for your next pari. Mucho sentimiento. Y mucho, mucho, mucho….AMOR.

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Episode 39: La Frontera

Selena deep cuts. Quinceañera classics. Borracho jams. We’re talking about música de la frontera this week with Yvonne Marquez – Senior Editor for Autostraddle, an awesome queer magazine where she writes about Latinx politics and culture. A native of Mission, Texas, Yvonne joins us to focus on the music of la frontera Tejana and to chat about our shared love of the Rio Grande Valley. Listen in for stories about kitchen dance parties, high school mariachi bands, and the best tamales spot in South Texas.

Check out Yvonne’s work at Autostraddle here, y disfruten!

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Meneito 3: Lesbian films & Burning Man

Why did lez movies used to be so trash? Is Burning Man just a bunch of dirty white people? Did Vero’s parents really immigrate to the US so she could sleep on the ground? (No, no they did not.) Join us as we chat the pros and cons of camping, doghouse sex scenes, and Canadian pioneers of hand-drawn animation. And as always, the amazing música that’s been on our playlists.

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Episode 38: Divas

Icons. Reinas. Únicas. The fiercest of the fierce. Today we bring you the divas. They have the presence, the fire, and the voice (well, most of them–sorry, J Lo). Tune in for a fabulous mezcla of divas from across time and place; stay to hear about the shady diva rivalries, to find out which of these songs’ lyrics Vero has tattooed on her arm, and to discover why our moms don’t think their eyebrow tattoos count as real tattoos. JK, we don’t know the answer to that.

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Meneito 2: Chao Summer!

Bienvenidxs al pari, amores! AKA our second Meneito–a small taste of what we’ve been into to tide you over until our full episode next week. Nos despedimos del verano by bringing you three songs we’re digging–all released this summer–and let you know why we’re SO HYPED about this weekend, including shoutouts to a couple of our very sweet listeners. ❤

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Episode 37: Bodega Island

This week we’re previewing Bodega Island, the biggest & dopest indie, merengue, alt, bachata, punk music festival in the world (slash the only one), which takes place on September 9th in Brooklyn – get tickets here! Bodega Island’s Lael Llaverías joins us to chat merengue punkiao, bachata Black Sabbath, and his eternal quest for incorporating Dominican rhythms in the most unsuspecting places.

Oh! And check out this cute piece on Autostraddle on seventeen (SEVENTEEN!!!) queer and feminist podcasts to get into, including yours truly.

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Meneito 1: Sorpesa!

Sorpresa amores! We’ve been thinking about this forever pero finally decided to do it – we’re gonna start giving you some Radio Menea love every week! We’re keeping our full episodes bi-weekly, pero from now on, on all our off Fridays we wanna give you un meneito. No themes ni nada – just a taste of what we’re into. Disfruten!

Oh! And don’t forget about our ***TICKET GIVEAWAY*** to the amazing Bodega Island Music Festival! If you are in Brooklyn (or can get there!) on September 9th, you can win a pair of tickets to the biggest & dopest indie, merengue, alt, bachata, punk music festival in the world. Just post on your profile about a song that makes you menearlo – on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter – using the tag #RadioMenea. We’ll pick a winner randomly (your DMs must be open to us so we can tell you that you won!) on September 6th.

Also, don’t forget about our amores in Texas. Here’s the piece we mentioned that highlights organizations working to keep people of color safe after hurricane Harvey.

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Episode 36: Menealo

This week’s episode is extra special! We’re not only talking about our favorite topic–music that makes us want to menearlo, naturally–but we recorded this episode on a wild fun Instagram live. It’s been a rough few weeks (months? years? lifetimes?), and it never hurts to dance it out. So dale duro (más duro! más duro! más duro!) while you listen along to the música that makes Vero want to wine her waist, and makes Pérez want to wiggle it.

Pero no es todo! We are excited to announce a ***TICKET GIVEAWAY*** to the amazing Bodega Island Music Festival! If you are in Brooklyn (or can get here!) on September 9th, you can win a pair of tickets to the biggest & dopest indie, merengue, alt, bachata, punk music festival in the world. Just tell us about a song that makes you menearlo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the tag #RadioMenea. We’ll pick a winner randomly (your DMs must be open to us so we can tell you that you won!) on September 6th.

Featuring music by Jimmy Bad Boy, Cardi B, Fruko y Sus Tesos, El Alfa, Aventura, Bomba Estereo.

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

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Episode 35: Intoxicated

On this week’s episode, we bring you songs about being intoxicated: with substances, with love, with our total lack of fucks to give. Our usual variedad, pero maybe a bit tipsy. ¿Si ya saben como nos ponemos pa que nos invitan?

Wanna listen elsewhere? We’re also on Apple PodcastsStitcher and Google Play. As always, song details after the jump!

And! You can find the profile of Rubby that Vero wrote & we mentioned in the episode here.

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