Category Archives: New Episodes

Episode 41: Indigenous Artists

Thanksgiving? No creo. This week we’re giving you a little antidote to some of the revisionist history that’s popular at this time of year by bringing indigenous artists who are making music that emphasizes their roots, integrating indigenous languages, instrumentation, and cultural references. We hope that you’ll hear evidence that the colonial project has failed – indigenous cultures today are alive despite it all, and this small sampling of dynamic and diverse bodies of work is a tiny taste of that lucha.

Featuring music by Dr. Sativo, M.C.H.e. & Tzutu Baktun Kan, Luzmila Carpio, Los Kjarkas, Los Nin, Mare Advertencia Lirika, A Tribe Called Red and Lido Pimienta. 

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Meneito 6: Dancing or Dominoes?

This week we start with a sad song, transition into a discussion of the various dancing (or non-dancing!) traditions in our families and our relationships to music, and end with a chat on the problematic ways spiritual traditions get used and appropriated. How are we like this even? We got mad good música for you tho – como siempre!

Featuring music by Tito Nieves, Wiki, and Yerba Buena ft Orishas.

To learn more about Podcasterio Fest in LA on November 19th, follow them on instagram. The main event free tickets are sold out, but $50 tickets are still available, which includes access to the after party.

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Episode 40: Tattoo Shop Jams

On today’s episode we have the talented multimedia artist Tamara Santibañez – probably best known for her incredible tattoo work at Brooklyn’s legendary Saved Tattoo.  She came with some of the música that she listens to in the studio, and you’re gonna love it – pari-ready reggaeton, 90s chicano power hip hop, and a sappy oldie, porque why not? Join us as we chat about Latinxs in the south, the deep cultural importance of artists who have been/are incarcerated, and first tattoos.

Make sure to check out Tamara’s work, Discipline Press, and her profile on Remezcla.

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Meneito 5: No Hay Trico Tri

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Trico Tri amores! It’s that weird, gringo time of the year where kids get dressed up in scary costumes and accept candy from strangers. Probably your abuela’s worst nightmare, but we’re down. In honor of the season, we’ve got a few songs for you: some that are spooky and monstrous, and one is a shoutout to Dia De Los Muertos.

Featuring music by Rubio, La Santa Cecilia and Arca.

Other things we referenced in the episode:

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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.

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!

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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.

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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. ❤

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