Category Archives: New Episodes

Episode 25: Spanglish

Today’s theme se trata de that perfect mezcla de inglés and spanish–spanglish! Some of our favorite songs mix these two languages in clever, funny, and straight up artful ways. Ponte redi for a wild spanglish pari!

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Episode 24: Problematic Faves

You know the songs. They are your jam when you hear them on the radio or at the club, but when you listen to the lyrics or think about the artist, you cringe a bit. Today’s episode is all about those problematic faves, the songs you love but maybe feel a little bit guilty about. Listen in…we won’t tell anyone!

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Episode 23: Classics

If we have any hope of understanding where we’re at today, we’ve got to look back. This week, we talk about classics: songs by artists who changed the game and became icons – from fierce mujeres sin pelos en la lengua to immigrants bringing their cultures to thrive in a totally new place.

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Episode 22: Mejor Sola

Que Valentines ni que nada! This is an episode for all our solitxs out there. Because our mamas weren’t ever wrong when they told us: mejor sola que mal acompañada.

Listen on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher and Google Play. As always, featured songs are below.

The Remezcla feature about Ela Minus’ gear that Vero mentions in the episode is here.

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Episode 21: Novela Feels

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?

Listen on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher and Google Play. As always, featured songs are below.

The Remezcla feature about Ela Minus’ gear that Vero mentions in the episode is here.

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Episode 20: Escape 🚀

Sometimes this world is way too much. Whether it’s an orange chupacabra threatening to destroy everything you hold dear or just the growing pile of dishes in your sink, the real world is just not suitable for every moment. On today’s episode we talk about ESCAPE – join us to hear about our fave distractions from this mundo tan cruel and for some música that takes us somewhere else!

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Nos fuimos!
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Episode 9: Shade [Encore]

Feliz (almost) año cuties! We’re on vacay pero we didn’t forget about you – we’ve decided to re-run one of our fave early episodes for your listening pleasure.

2016 has been un año de mierda in so many ways, but this little podcast y todxs ustedes – our beloved listeners! – have been such a highlight in a generally miserable year for Latinx people. Thank you for coming on this ride with us, for telling your friends about us, for your sweet reviews. It means el mundo entero to us, for real.

If you’re looking for song info from this episode, check out our original Episode 9 post.

Wishing you the best in 2017, pero sobre todo…

walter

Episode 19: Best of 2016

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t agree that 2016 has been a shit year. Tragedy after tragedy, deaths of many famous people we love (JuanGa!), and now we’re facing a scary political future under the Orange Chupacabra. But one thing that 2016 didn’t disappoint on was really great music. So we’re closing out the year by bringing you some of our favorites from 2016. Let’s find solace in the music we loved, and then say vete al carajo to 2016.

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Things we mentioned in the episode:

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Episode 18: Protest

Protest has always been a necessary tool for changing our world into something better – Orange Chupacabra or no – and it’s best when music goes along for the ride. In today’s episode we tackle protest and music. Songs that tell stories of the ways injustice plays out in our communities, songs about fighting back, and some more…unexpected selections, showing us that small acts of resistance are everywhere.

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Episode 17: Heartbreak

Real talk: We had this episode planned way before the orange chupacabra surprised everyone, including himself, and somehow won the U.S. Presidency. But the subject felt all too real for us this week as we reflected on the state of affairs, particularly for our queer POC familia. In this week’s episode, we talk about all our political feels, and then get into the music that brings us back to those broken-hearted love moments. It’s okay to have a big ol’ ugly cry, either for the one that got away, or for the scary political future we are facing. Cuídense, amores.

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