latino podcasts

Podcasts are the new radio and we know you are looking for Podcasts that speak to you, that are made for you and made by people just like you.

This page is dedicated to highlighting Latino Podcasts, enjoy!

 

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A weekly show with sketch comedians Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago, JFernz and Frank Nibbs that features improv bits, pranks, character segments, guest interviews and more. They are the the voice of Latinos today, and they are just starting to get loud! Get ready to hear a slew of voices, jokes on pop culture, personal and uplifting stories, and more from this group who’s natural chemistry is based on over 15 years of friendship. Packed with positivism and laughter, as well as interviewees who inspire, LOL is here to move Latinos forward, while making them laugh.

2. Episode with Kid Mero

“The crew interviews our favorite Dominican Bodega Boy, Kid Mero of the show Desus and Mero. We have a hilarious discussion with him about the growth of the brand, moving to premium cable network, Showtime, his two bids in Twitter Jail, raising his kids in a Jewish and Dominican household, and his soon to be released book. We also play a trivia game that tests Mero’s knowledge of his stomping grounds called “So You Think You Can Bronx?”

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  1. Episode with Maria Hinojosa

“The crew interviews Emmy Award winner, Maria Hinojosa, about her illustrious career in journalism and how she tells the untold stories that bring light to the unsung heroes in America and abroad. We also dive into her experience anchoring the long-running NPR show “Latino USA”, her thoughts about the political climate today and its effect on the Latinx community. She even tells us the story of how she met and fell in love with her Dominican husband!”

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3. Episode with Elvis Nolasco

“The crew interviews actor Elvis Nolasco and digs into his journey in becoming a professional in the arts as a young Dominican American growing up in New York City, the short film he just finished directing, and his upcoming CW show, All American.”

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A feminist podcast hosted by two childhood friends who discuss embracing your #innerbruja, sex, & culture – always funny, always real. Cindy Rodriguez is a multimedia journalist and photographer who has produced content for platforms such as NBC, CNN, The Huffington post and Latina magazine. When she's not planning a trip around the globe, she's content consulting for start-ups. She's Peruvian and proud of it. Nathalie Farfan is an experienced content producer and creative director who has worked for companies such as MTV, Complex, ESPN, BET and Botanika. She’s currently focused on creative endeavors encouraging self-expression and embracing the multi-faceted aspect of being Latina.

 

2. Rosario Dawson on giving Zero Fucks, Her Spiritual Journey, Fears & the #MeTooMovement

Actress, activist, superhero and fellow bruja Rosario Dawson sat down with us and opened up about social media’s influence on her #zerofucks attitude, how the passing of her grandmother sparked her spiritual journey and how recent traumatic events have given her back a sense of gratitude and self. She also reveals her biggest fears, her superpower, the scariest thing she’s ever done, and how her relationship with her daughter has kept her grounded.

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  1. Brujas of Brooklyn on Honoring Your Womb, Spiritual Health Realignment, & Their Dominican Mother

The Brujas of Brooklyn, Afro-Latina identical twins Gricelda and Miguelina open up about their spiritual journey, practical magic, and building a tight knit collective of women of color in order to encourage women to embrace their spirituality. The twins also speak about the power of twerking, the need for yoni steams and the importance of womb healing.

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4. Colombian Singer Lido Pimienta on Indigenous Music, Colorism and Being Part of the Wayuu Tribe

Afro-Indigenous Colombian Singer Lido Pimienta shares the story behind her upcoming album Miss Colombia, what it was like to face colorism as a young girl and how she stays fierce. As a member of the Wayuu tribe, Pimienta opens up about how she embraces her afro-indigenous identity and how she incorporates her culture into her music.

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3. Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, A Latina Running for Congress to Create an America That Works For All of Us

Before making history for becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, the Puerto Rican powerhouse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down with us to discuss how she built her campaign on bringing people together to champion the needs of working families in the Bronx and Queens. She speaks about her decision to run for Congress without the influence of big money, the power of the people and how she plans to stay on sticking to her roots while in office.

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5. Readings By Vida on Energy Work, Spiritual Boundaries and Trusting Your Intuition

Espiritista and fellow bruja Vida delves deep into her first time seeing spirits, the importance of spiritual boundaries, and the power of our intuition. She also talks about her becoming a full-time spiritual entrepreneur, energy contracts, and how Spirit has taught her about connecting to a higher source.

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Tune in with Adriana Alejandre, LMFT to the weekly podcast that discusses mental health topics related to Latinas, Latinos and Latinx individuals in efforts to demystify myths and diagnoses. Cultural and commonly stigmatized themes will be discussed with Latinx mental health professionals, psychiatrists, doctors, bloggers, tv personalities, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and many more. Spanish segments are aired every other week!

 
  1. When La Chancla Crosses the Line with Maritza Plasencia, LMFT

La chancla, which refers to a flip flop in Spanish, is a cultural discipline style that has evolved to be very symbolic. La chancla can also refer cords, cables, the belt, hangers, any item that can be used to inflict pain as a punishment. Often, it is also a trigger word and is a form of child abuse. In this special 1-hour sesión, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Maritza Plascencia shares her personal experience with la chancla, and dives deeper with her professional knowledge about the generational differences of la chancla, the use of it in schools, when discipline crosses the line, when professionals and people need to report, why it is used and what people can do instead. 

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3. Coming Out of the Closet in a Machismo Dominated Culture with Renato Pérez, LCSW

This topic has been requested since the podcast started, so I am glad Renato Perez joined me in on this conversation. There will be many more topics related to LGBTQIA+ in the episodes and seasons to come. 

Machismo and identifying as LGBTQ is an important topic because in our culture, machismo is part of the root of homophobia. 

Machismo is a traditional and toxic type of masculinity that in usually influenced by 4 factors: 1- men should not be feminine; 2- men must be respected and admired; 3-men should never show fear; and 4-men should seek out risk and adventure. 

Our guest is Renato Pérez, Licensed Clinical Social Worked in Los Angeles, CA, who goes a bit more in depth about machismo and history with coming out to his father. As an LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapist he supports clients of any gender identity or expression. He currently works for the Department of Mental Health and has a private practice in Sherman Oaks, CA. 

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2. Viviendo Con Ansiedad con Yesenia Reta, LCSW (in English too)

“Más de 21% de adultos estadounidenses de entre los 18 y 64 anos tendrán un trastorno de ansiedad que pueda diagnosticarse en un ano dado, según Mental Health America. Este porcentaje representa 42.5 millones de personas.”

Bienvenidos a sesión 8. Hoy mi invitada es Yesenia Reta, trabajadora social clínica de Bradenton, Florida. Hoy Yesenia y yo combínanos nuestras especialidades de ansiedad y colaboramos en este segmento.

Hablamos de la definición de la ansiedad clínica, los síntomas de la ansiedad, causas de donde viene la ansiedad y como puede apoyar a alguien que sufre de ansiedad. Hablamos también de técnicas que uno puedo usar si esta sufriendo con ansiedad. 

Al fin del segmento, va escuchar cómo puede entrar al concurso para ganar una camisa del Latinx Therapy podcast. El concurso se concluye el domingo mayo 20 a las 11:59PM tiempo pacífico. Voy a anunciar el ganador en mis redes social y en el segmento en ingles que sale el martes, y el del próximo jueves. Por favor dejen su alias de las redes sociales en su comentario del podcast.

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4. My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 1- Adriana Alejandre, LMFT

Teen pregnancy is defined by someone who has a child between the ages of 13-19. About 750,000 teens get pregnant each year, mostly between the ages 17 to 19 (Kost, et al., 2010). 

While Latinxs currently have the highest teen birth rates, they have also had a dramatic recent decline in rates. Since 2007, the teen birth rate has declined by 58% for Latinx, compared with declines of 53% for African Americans and 47% for Caucasians.

In this solo episode, I share my personal experience with getting pregnant at age 19 and becoming a single mother during my undergraduate schooling in Santa Barbara, CA. I discuss general and personal mental health effects, cultural beliefs and common mentalities that Latinx teens and their parents experience. 

I also explore the barriers to sex education, such as family beliefs, shame, and Catholicism. I provide advice to young girls, parents and therapists.

Next time I will continue with my story and talk about the collectivistic views with family postpartum  adjustment and the high status that is achieved with childbearing in the Latinx culture. 

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