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2018/04/07 at 9:44am

PODCAST: NALIP’s Ben Lopez On Next Univision CEO, Latinos Breaking Into Hollywood, U.S Hispanic Stories

On episode 71 of Highly Relevant, Ben Lopez, Executive Director of NALIP joins us to discuss the rock-bottom depths Hispanic actors have reached in Hollywood. What is the African-American community doing differently than the Hispanic community? Also, Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, recently announced he’s retiring early. What type of person should replace him? Is it time for a U.S. born Hispanic to run it and should it be a woman? Should they look into doing English-language programming? And we also chat about how NALIP’s whole mission is to help Hispanic creatives break into Hollywood.

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2018/03/25 at 10:29am

PODCAST: US Latino Pop Stars Singing In Spanish… A Business Move or A Cultural Rediscovery?

You’ve heard them – Miguel, Demi Lovato, Becky G, Jennifer Lopez – all US Latino pop stars who randomly decided to sing in Spanish. Why? What were the reasons behind it? Is it a money grabbing business move or is it a genuine rediscovery of their cultural roots? Music journalist Isabela Raygoza and myself explore whether Latino music listeners buy into their strategy to reach them in their language or if it stinks of commerce.

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2018/03/15 at 7:14pm

PODCAST: Why Do We Like Horror Movies? Director Johannes Roberts From “The Strangers: Prey At Night” Explains

There’s a new horror movie out in theaters called “The Strangers: Prey At Night” directed by Johannes Roberts. He joins the show to discuss why he feels horror movies are such a thrill for moviegoers and why his new movie is different than many others. Read More

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2018/02/19 at 12:51pm

PODCAST: “Black Panther”: Race, Colonialism, Afrofuturism, and Oscar 2019


“Black Panther” is out and already has broken records and movie myths. On this episode, we talk to three African-American guests: Soraya Nadia McDonald, a culture critic for ESPN’s The Undefeated, Mike Sargent, filmmaker and pioneering Afrofuturist, and Wilson Morales, EIC of Blackfilm.com, about the film’s significance, the social commentary on race and politics that lies beneath the whole film, and its chances at Oscar gold come 2019. Read More

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2018/02/02 at 3:14pm

PODCAST: Natalia Lafourcade discusses Coco’s “Remember Me”, R&B star Miguel, “Musas Vol. 2”

Natalia Lafourcade, 33, is a highly acclaimed Mexican singer/songwriter who was recently nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 60th Annual Grammys for her album, Musas Vol.1 (Un homenaje al folclore Latinoamericano en manos de Los Macorinos), and is also the singer for the Oscar nominated song “Remember Me” from Pixar’s hit film “Coco”.  Read More

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2018/01/12 at 8:42pm

PODCAST: “Coco’s” Director Lee Unkrich Hints At More Pixar Multicultural Films, Oscar Talk with Clayton Davis, 2018’s Most Anticipated TV & Movies


We’re starting 2018 off on the right foot with perhaps the most influential people in animation with Pixar’s COCO director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson who join us straight from their Golden Globe win and the first Golden Globe award for a Latino-themed animated film. We discuss why it took so long for Pixar to make a Latino film and if its financial and award acclaim will spawn off more multicultural animated films. Read More

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2017/12/12 at 9:47pm

PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Audio Review, The Miami Perspective on the Giancarlo Stanton Yankees Deal

Two huge stories that are the talk of the nation this week. First is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We talk to Adam Garcia(3:45), producer for Yahoo! Entertainment who lives and breathes Star Wars. Then we’ll get to our movie segment FIRST REACTION where we give you our first reaction of the movie, inside the theater with the credits rolling, with film criticMike Sargent (17:00) from WBAI radio and seen on FOX News. Read More

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2017/11/22 at 8:57am

PODCAST: ‘Coco’ Director Adrian Molina On Celebrating Latino Culture, Guillermo Arriaga On Writing A Good Story, Aimee Garcia Discusses FOX’s ‘Lucifer’ S3

Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode, we chat with Adrian Molina (2:34), he is the first Latino director of a Pixar and is the co-director of Pixar’s new movie Coco that is currently in theaters right now. We discuss why Coco is not a Mexican film for Mexicans and why it really is a film for everyone. Read More

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2017/11/03 at 5:22pm

PODCAST: Vanity Fair’s ‘J-ROD’ Cover With Writer Bethany McLean, Walter Perez On Eating Good with ‘EATGUD’


The new Vanity Fair December issue is out and two Latinos are on the cover – Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, also now known as J-ROD. I talk to the Bethany Mclean, the writer who spent several days with them to do the cover story and we discussed everything from why Latinos are rarely on the cover of Vanity Fair, the how to of her writing process and how she discovered the trait that bonds them together.  Read More

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2017/11/01 at 4:34pm

PODCAST: Stephanie Beatriz On How She Prepared For Her Sexual Assault Film “Light of the Moon”


On this week’s episode, we talk to Hispanic actress Stephanie Beatriz (3:00) from FOX’s Brooklyn-Nine-Nine who has a new movie out titled Light of the Moon, where she plays the victim of sexual assault. We get down to the nitty gritty of her thoughts of rape on film and her take on Hollywood’s sexual assault culture. Read More

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