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SUNDAY PODCAST: My guest this week is Mexican director #AlonsoRuizpalacios, who's new art-heist movie @museothefilm… https://t.co/oOuv9x08V6

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2018/09/07 at 4:30pm

PODCAST: Netflix’s “El Barco,” Sneak Peek (Narcos: Mexico, Halloween 3, Ingobernable 2, Instant Family)

This week, we talk about Netflix’s hit show EL BARCO (The Ship). Its from Spain, spoken in Spanish and my wife will be telling us why the show is so engrossing! Plus, four trailers were released this week, I’ll tell you which ones they are that will be talked about all year.  Listen!👇🏽

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Jack Rico

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2018/06/08 at 1:31pm

Podcast: Blockchain For Latinos – Can They All Achieve Middle-Class Or More With It?

For those of you who might have heard of Blockchain, but haven’t necessarily done enough research on it, Oscar Garcia, CEO of Uulala, a technology platform company that uses blockchain technology, helps us understand who should use blockchain, why they should use it and how he believes Uulala can elevate Latinos in this country to a middle-class economy and provide 6 trillion dollars to America. Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/06/02 at 6:12pm

Podcast: 2018 World Cup Preview, Telemundo’s Viviana Vila Makes History

We’re days away from the biggest soccer event in the world, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and we’re devoting the whole show to the World Cup. We’ll be speaking in Spanish to Argentine sports journalist Viviana Vila (2:46), who this year will become the first Latina to provide commentary for a men’s World Cup on Telemundo. I’ll discuss with her if her Argentine accent will be a problem for Mexican soccer fans, the struggles she had to endure to sit at the table of a male-dominated anchor team, and if we’ll ever see the first female play by play announcer anytime soon. Read More

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2018/05/18 at 6:13pm

PODCAST: What The ‘Univision’ and ‘Telemundo’ Upfronts Told Us, ‘Deadpool 2’ Review

It’s Upfronts Week in NYC and all the TV networks are making their annual pitches to sponsors with the intention of obtaining millions of dollars to advertise on their programming. We speak with journalist/blogger Laura Martinez, about how Univision and Telemundo are trying to adapt to the demographic growth of US born Latinos, if we’re ready for English-language novelas and why the next CEO of either network needs to be a woman. Then Mike Sargent joins us to review Deadpool 2 and why he thinks it’s better than the original – from its diversity down to it’s humor. Read More

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2018/05/05 at 11:28am

PODCAST: Ariana DeBose Talks Donna Summer Musical, Zetna Fuentes on Becoming a Latina TV Director

This week we speak with triple threat star and freshly minted Tony nominee Ariana DeBose who is currently one of the three stars of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. We discuss the intense vocal preparation in becoming The Queen of Disco, why the show cast women in male roles, equal pay, pansexuality and Hispanic identity on Broadway. Then I chat with Zetna Fuentes, a Latina TV director who has directed some of the biggest shows currently on television – Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Scandal” and Amazon’s “BOSCH” to mention just a few. We discuss why there are so few Latina directors in tv and film and what can be done to fix it, plus, how she uses her Hispanic heritage to influence her tv work. Read More

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2018/04/29 at 8:41am

PODCAST: Eugenio Derbez on Accents, Clicks and Culture in Hollywood, “Avengers: Infinity War” Has 3 Problems

Comedian Eugenio Derbez stops by the show to discuss his new movie “Overboard,” but we really talk about his struggles of becoming a star in an industry that has not fully embraced his culture, his accent nor his stories. We unspool why he’s making English-language movies now after a successful career in Spanish, how he overcame the sellout stigma from Mexican peers and why he believes Hollywood is afraid of creating Latino movie stars. Read More

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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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2018/03/15 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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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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2017/10/21 at 4:17pm

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


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

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