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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

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2017/06/30 at 8:58am

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Premios Juventud’ Preview, Interview With Director Miguel Arteta, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ And Diversity

06.30.2017 | By |


Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com! Read More

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2017/04/08 at 6:38pm

Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times” Breaks Adele’s Record On iTunes

04.8.2017 | By |

The wait is finally over. Former boyband front man, Harry Styles, made his debut as a solo artist! After One Direction went into hiatus last year, fans around the world eagerly awaited for their comeback. Unfortunately for One Direction fans, the band is still on hiatus, and no one knows when, or if, they will come back together to produce a sixth album. Styles is the fourth, and latest member of the original five-member line-up to release a solo project. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/03 at 11:22am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Netflix’s ‘Ingobernable,’ Ben McKenzie on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Miss Saigon’ Review

04.3.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 26 of the ‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ which you can now subscribe to on the player above ⬆️  or via the Revolver Podcast network. This week, I have a discussion on why Netflix’s INGOBERNABLE starring Kate Del Castillo began deplorably until I had one conversation with my wife; I also chatted with our new intern who attended the private Gotham cast Q&A in NYC and asked Ben McKenzie his thoughts on the upcoming Justice League; a review of Broadway’s revival of Miss SaigonPlease share, subscribe and leave a review. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/02/23 at 5:09pm

‘The Fate and the Furious’: Watch Camila Cabello Speak Spanish With J Balvin and Pitbull In New Clip

02.23.2017 | By |

Universal Latino has released a new clip from The Fate and the Furious titled “Honeymoon,” which will be airing during on Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro award event tonight. At the beginning of the video Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello (formerly of Fifth Harmony) appears with Colombian reggaeton star, J Balvin, plus Pitbull for a new track called “Hey Ma” in “The Fate and the Furious” soundtrack releasing this April.

Jack Rico

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2016/10/21 at 12:42pm

‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ Ep. 9 – Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, ‘Queen Sugar,’ Broadway’s ‘Holiday Inn’

10.21.2016 | By |



On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another A-List actor (3:20). We also review Broadway’s new family feel-good musical Holiday Inn (24:46) as well as take a look at Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar (21:34), and I ask a New Yorker what he’s seeing, listening and downloading (27:43), plus, we recap the most important pop culture news you might have missed this week. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/27 at 11:10am

‘Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids’: Netflix’s Official Documentary Trailer

09.27.2016 | By |

Synopsis: Music superstar Justin Timberlake and acclaimed director Jonathan Demme team up for a visionary concert-film experience with the new Netflix release Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids. Timberlake, along with his band and dancers – the Tennessee Kids – will have you on your feet singing along, from “Cry Me a River” to “Mirrors.” The Netflix Original Film, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, gives you the best seat in the house for the final show of the 20/20 Experience World Tour at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena in January 2015. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/12 at 11:29am

TODAY: Is The Taylor Swift / Katy Perry Beef Real And Is Taylor Releasing A New Album October?

09.12.2016 | By |

Photo above refers to the Pitch Perfect wedding, but we’re here to chat Taylor/Katy. I went on the TODAY show this morning to discuss some celebrity news with TV icon Kathie Lee Gifford and the talented Hoda Kotb and one of the topics I spoke about, apart from some celebrity weddings and Amy Poehler’s Creative Arts Emmy win, was about Taylor Swift’s beef with Katy Perry OR is it the other way around? Watch the video as I tackle the reasons behind the putative friction amongst both pop superstars and if Taylor will be putting out a new album this October. We have a feeling yes due to a fact I mention on air.

Jack Rico

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2016/08/26 at 10:06am

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 3: Latin Music, Horror Films, MTV’s VMAs

08.26.2016 | By |

I’m 3 weeks in doing the Highly Relevant podcast and it’s been a wondrous experience. I LOVE pop culture, but I detest the idea of having it be limited by a single language or culture. I want to talk to both sides of who I am – American and Latino. By tapping both sides, I get to discuss subjects that only enrich the conversations I’m having. There’s a global, international vibe to the dialogues I conduct and this third episode is a nice example of it. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/08/20 at 7:47pm

A Candid Interview With Nick Lachey On Ep.2 Of The ‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast

08.20.2016 | By |

I’m pretty proud of having produced the second episode of ‘Highly Relevant’ podcast all by myself (if you guys want to know bad enough how I did, I’ll write about it here one of these days). This week, I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing Nick Lachey. He is someone whose work I not only admired with 98 Degrees and as a solo artist, but someone I had the distinct delight in working with at VH1’s Big Morning Buzz last year. You can listen beginning at (1:13). The three things that stood out the most from the interview were the 98 Degrees album he’s most proud of, the full story on how their biggest hit “The Hardest Thing” almost never got recorded and a Whoopi Goldberg quote he recited to me that will change anyone’s life.  Read More

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