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Jack Rico


2017/11/23 at 1:36pm

The Latino Significance of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

11.23.2017 | By |

Coco,” the 19th film from Pixar, is a return to form for the stumbling animation company which has re-found its footing with its colorful characters, striking vivid cinematography and a heartwarming story of family and tradition. Set in Mexico, a young boy (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician just like his great-great-grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). But when his family prohibits him from playing music, he finds himself magically transported to the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos meeting his past relatives and discovering a deeper connection to himself and to his family’s history. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/10/21 at 4:17pm

PODCAST: Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Talks ‘Fearless’ Album, Rich Greenfield Discusses Univision/Verizon Debacle

10.21.2017 | By |

Host Jack Rico is joined by actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez and media/tech analyst Rich Greenfield. Gonzalez (9:35), who is currently playing the role of Angelica Schuyler in the mega-smash Broadway hit Hamilton, talks her debut album Fearless, plus, how she asked Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the title track, her moments of discrimination because of her Latino last name and her upcoming concert appearance at New York’s legendary cabaret Cafe Carlyle. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/10/16 at 6:17pm

Watch The New Trailer and Photos From Netflix’s ‘The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story’

10.16.2017 | By |

Update: Sean Penn has threatened legal action against Netflix over the series you are about to read below.

We have all read the Sean Penn Rolling Stone article he wrote back in 2016 where he and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo met with El Chapo. Well, that story is now being told in retrospect by Kate and Netflix in a three-episode biographical series titled “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story“. The series, with never-before-seen footage, gives exclusive details from del Castillo on what led to the infamous meeting between her, Penn and the world’s most notorious drug lord. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/10/15 at 2:49pm

PODCAST: Is it Latino Comedy Or Just Comedy? A Discussion with 3 Rising Latino Comedians

10.15.2017 | By |

This week on the show, we talk to the star comedians of the new HBO Latino comedy special “ENTRE NOS Part 2” – Shayla Rivera, Frankie Quiñones and Vladimir Caamaño. We discuss social labels, challenges of the comedy business, relationships, cultural identity and the fascination with the wealthy. It’s a funny, but smart conversation you will enjoy.

Jack Rico


2017/09/29 at 1:23pm

PODCAST: Salsero Luis Enrique On Salsa’s Relevance Today and Spanish Director Mateo Gil On Life and Death in Sci-Fi Film ‘Realive”

09.29.2017 | By |

On episode 51 Luis Enrique and Mateo Gil are our guests on episode 51. Salsero Luis Enrique, who most people know for his global hit “Yo No Se Mañana” from 2009, has a new book out titled “Autobiografía“. We discuss many topics from his difficult immigration experience in the US to meeting his mother for the first time at 15, but perhaps the most salient moments of the interview had to do him being discriminated by Latinos, “Yo No Se Mañana” almost being sung in English, should Latinos have their own award shows and how salsa can become #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/08/18 at 3:09pm

PODCAST: Is MTV Culturally Bias Against Spanish-language Music? Bomba Estéreo Talks AYO and Spanglish

08.18.2017 | By |

We’re sending our love and prayers to the people of Barcelona who suffered a senseless terrorist attack. But on a lighter note, this is probably one the best podcast shows we’ve done. We chat with Mesfin Fekadu, music editor of the Associated Press, who broke the story about Despacito not being nominated at this year’s VMA’s. Did this happen because of cultural bias? We dissect all the variables, along with some of our thoughts on whether MTV should start playing Spanish-language music videos. Then I talk to Colombia’s hottest band of the moment, Bomba Estéreo, about their new album AYO, music and race, coca leaves, payola in the music business, and their love for the street language of Spanglish. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/08/09 at 9:02am

PODCAST: April Reign on Boycotting HBO’s ‘Confederate,’ How Will Venezuela’s Problems Affect US Latinos?

08.9.2017 | By |

On the podcast this week, we talk MTV’s TRL reboot and how they need to seize the Latino music opportunity to be successful, plus, we discuss HBO and it’s controversial new slave series ‘Confederate’ with the creator of the #OscarSoWhite April Reign. She and four women have now created the #NoConfederate campaign to boycott the show. Will HBO succumb to social media pressure? Read More

Jack Rico


2017/08/04 at 7:34pm

Maria Elena Salinas To Depart Univision And Why CBS’ 60 Minutes Should Hire Her

08.4.2017 | By |

One of the news anchors of Univision News’ primetime team, Maria Elena Salinas, is leaving the company after 30 years at the desk. Her last day will be at the end of 2017. Word is Jorge Ramos will be partnerless until a new female anchor is announced. Salinas will also be leaving behind “Aqui y Ahora,” Univision’s equivalent of CBS’ 60 Minutes. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/07/29 at 6:47pm

PODCAST: We Review Romeo Santos New Album ‘GOLDEN’

07.29.2017 | By |

*This is a US Latino podcast for anyone who enjoys American and Latino pop culture.

On episode 42 of the Highly Relevant Podcast with Jack Rico, we talk J Balvin’s ‘Mi Gente’. Many people are already calling it the next ‘Despacito’ phenomenon for its potential to become #1 on the HOT 100. So… can it make it to #1?

We also review Romeo Santos‘ new album ‘Golden’ with Isabela Raygoza, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Latina music critic, who also discusses with us her Q&A with Romeo and whether he can make Bachata mainstream in America.

And, how is the Prince Royce tour going? I speak with singer and good friend, Cáthia, who is currently touring with him as his back-up singer, on an impromptu phone call where she tells me the inside details of her sexy solos she performs with Royce every night, how she got the gig and how she felt to sing in her front of her hometown NY at MSG. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/07/21 at 3:13pm

NEW PODCAST: Will “Despacito” Open Floodgates For More Spanish Music Crossovers? Tomás Reyes On How “Beyond Food” Doc Can Improve Your Life

07.21.2017 | By |

On episode 41, we talk Despacito with Senior Media Reporter from the NY POST, Claire Atkinson, to breakdown for me how the song became that big and how much $$ she thinks Justin Bieber made from this summer hit. Also, Colombian director Tomas Reyes, who did an English language documentary about healthy living called BEYOND FOOD, stops by to discuss how you can improve your health by making more educated decisions.

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