Brush Yo Teeth

Episode 117

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The emails continue to pour in and we couldn't help but to record yet another listener letters episode. This time, los chicos de LWL answer listeners' questions concerning issues of identity and race within our communities, zumba instructors, and tips about going to therapy for the first time. They also analyze the ways in which media erases Latinx people in the wake of tragedies such as the Charlestonville white supremacist rallies of last year. Stay tuned till the end to hear some music recommendations from Babelito and Favy's soliloquy on dental hygene. As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

So Fat, So Brave (Brought to you by CYC Podcast)

Episode 116

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This week we bring you a very special episode of our cousin podcast Cabronas Y Chingonas (CYC) - "This extra long episode is jam packed with star power! Myte is joined by the amazing Favy Fav of Latinos Who Lunch podcast and Eva Arreguin of De Colores Radio to talk about fat representation in the media. It's no surprise that the current state of it is trash but nevertheless we get into it! Follow Eva @EvaArreguin and Favy at @FavyFav Their respective podcasts: @DeColoresCo and @latinoswholunch @artpeoplepod" Follow Cabronas y Chingonas @CYCpodcast and cabronasychingonas.com #SupportBrownPodcasts #FatRepresentation #SupportLatinxPodcasts


Ask LWL

Episode 115

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So many letters so little time... Latinos Who Lunch are overwhelmed with love and emails from their listeners and they decided to dedicate a couple of upcoming episodes to questions from their beloved audience. From new recommendations of podcasts in Spanish to Babelito's list of books to deconstruct faux-woke-ness, this episode will answer some of your burning questions. Stay tuned till the end to hear their take on the new Solange album and much, much more. As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Single, Bilingual, and Dizque Ready to Mingle!

Episode 114

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In this episode Babelito speaks to his Chicago roommate Luisito about everything from cooking bologna in their apartment to the perils of going to grad school. Luis Morales Villalba is better know as Luisito from the podcast “Single Bilingual and Dizque Ready to Mingle.” Dizque Ready is an audio diary of a queer, Latinx migrant who shares his thoughts and feels about love and relationships. They speak about the fragile transitions of their lives during 2018 and the importance of having a supportive roommate. Stay tuned for recommendations at the end and as always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

For the Love of Roma

Episode 113

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Oh… you didn't like our review of Roma?! Ok… we see you. After we released our “Episode 111: Roma Redux,” in which Babelito and FavyFav deconstruct Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, we received so many responses that we decided to do a Listeners Letters Episode dedicated to this film. Is Roma more than a win for Mexico? Is Cleo more nuanced than appears at first sight or just an underdeveloped character? Los chicos de LWL reconsider several points of the film and re-affirm others after listening to your comments. Thank you everyone who sent us emails, and please remember that as always you can direct your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. A big special thank you to Myte from Cabronas y Chingonas Podcast for editing this episode for Favy because he was a mess this week! #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Remembering Ed Fuentes

Episode 112

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This week we are honoring a dear compadre que se nos fue. Ed Fuentes was a cultural journalist and one of the biggest Latinos Who Lunch supporters. Fuentes was a writer and an advocate for Latinx artists on the West Coast and his absence will be felt for a long long time… Rest in power amigo. Our friend and colleague Ed Fuentes talked to us about his career as an advocate for Chicanx arts. Through his blog, Paint this Desert, he was able to highlight the artistic diversity of our communities in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Ed also discusses the perils of being the only Chicano MFA student in a department dominated by white male artists, and the importance that public murals have in the fight for resistance against oppression and gentrification. #podin #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

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Roma Redux

Episode 111

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It's finally here! In this episode los chicos de Latinos Who Lunch break down Alfonso Cuaron's Roma. Before getting down to business, Babelito gives you his recipe for pozole and FavyFav continues to make us salivate over all his Guate foods. Within the first few minutes of the film, both Favy and Babelito felt uneasy with the way Cleo (Yalitzia Aparicio's character) was portrayed and the power dynamics between a privileged white director and the memories of his indigenous maid. They address the recent success of three Mexican film directors in Hollywood and the politics of representation that have placed Roma on a pedestal. Stay tuned till the end for some podcast recommendations and a listener letter. As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Jasmine Chavez Helm

Episode 110

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Let's talk FASHION! In this episode, LWL kick off a series of interviews with badass Latinx people making moves around the country. Hoy le toca a Jasmine Chavez Helm, a fashion scholar known for her amazing show, Unravel Podcast: A Fashion Podcast. Unravel was started by Jasmine and textile conservator Dana Goodin in 2015 as a means to fill a gap in the canon and lexicon of fashion. They brought Joy Davis, a history scholar, into the mix to collaborate and create more accessible content for their listeners making it one of the LWL's favorite podcasts. Jasmine and Favy talk about the importance of calling out the racism in the fashion industry and the importance of archiving our own culture. Stay tuned for a listener letter and recommendations at the end of the episode. As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod