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🎧Latine podcasts for your weekend pleasure🎧
It’s week 3 of Hispanic Heritage Month and already the fanfare we saw last month has died off. Don’t worry, we’re still recognizing it here. And this week we’ll celebrate with wine, photography, culture, and true crime.
And since we’re now firmly in El Spooky season, I’ve broken my own rule around indie-first podcasts and included a podcast jointly produced by Sonoro Media, a Latine storyteller network, and Tenderfoot TV, the Atlanta-based studio behind To Live & Die in LA. True crime isn’t necessarily “spooky” but this specific show struck a chord.
First, the indies from a bunch of fabulous Latinas.
Catch up on previous recommendations from ¡El Playlist!, and leave your recommendations in the comments.
Wine & Chisme
The Wine & Chisme Podcast was created to share the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to serve their community. Our host, Jessica Yañez brings her love for wine and passion for storytelling together to highlight the stories that need to be told in communities of color. Chisme (Spanish for gossip) comes from the interviewees themselves as they "spill the wine" on their own terms. So grab a glass of wine and join us for the new Wednesday. #WineAndChismeWednesday
Our Latina Lens
Who is your favorite Latina or Latine photographer? Latina/e photographers have been contributing to the visual narrative of the United States for over a hundred years. These stories are rarely known. Our Latina Lens Podcast, hosted by Monika Aldarondo, elevates the work and stories of accomplished US-based Latina/e photographers across genres. Each photographer will be featured in two episodes. The first episode will explore their creative process and journey with photography. In a second episode, photographers delve deep into their most significant images. They share the political, historical, and/or personal context of the creation of their images and why, out of their archive of thousands of photos, they chose these photographs as their most significant.
ICYMI: Latina Equal Pay Day was yesterday. Here are some recommendations from a previous edition of ¡El Playlist!:
The Pulso Podcast
The Pulso Podcast brings you the untold stories & unheard voices that make up our history, our culture, nuestra gente. For Latinos, by Latinos. Pulso is a non-profit media startup that keeps the pulse on all things Latino. Follow us @ProjectPulso.
When a parent dies, they always leave something behind to their kids. For Alex Estrada it was a burning question: was his father involved in the 1973 murder of one of his business partners? The Estate is a true-crime documentary podcast series following Alex's search for the truth. A murder mystery, political conspiracy and family memoir, touching on race, the justice system and a pain that moves from one generation to the next. Produced by Sonoro in partnership with Tenderfoot TV.
This is an audio podcast, but the trailer is available on Youtube as well.
Which one is your favorite? Know of any other Latine-led or focused podcasts? If so, share them in the comments.