Live at UNLV with Dr. Erika Abad!

Episode 134

En esta ocasión, we bring you an amazing live episode from LWL hometown of Las Vegas. The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted FavyFav, Babelito and Dr. Erika Abad to indulge in a conversation about Latinx queer representation in television. They focus on five shows to dissect the importance and problems behind them. From Jane the Virgin to Pose, this conversation reveals how these television shows, while they highlight the visibility of our communities, they are at the same time not perfect. Listen as they talk about why we need to watch shows like Casa de las Flores and One Day at a Time and why we also need to be critical of them. Stay tuned till the end to listen to audience questions and comments on representation, visibility, the future of Latinx popular media, and some Vegas podcasts recommendations. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Juan Antonio Fernandez

Episode 133

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In December of 2018, Justin Favela was in Oakland, California and got the chance to sit down and talk to cultural producer, media scholar and full-time joto, Juan Antonio Fernandez. Listen in as they talk about the ‘90s in LA, producing shows in New York, academics, party lines, Instagram archives and much much more! 

You can follow Juan on Instagram @no_controles. If you are in the Bay Area, check out the exhibition Chosen Familias at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. Co-curated by Juan Fernandez himself. #artpeoplepod #artpodcast #supportlatinxpodcasts

Anti-Colonial Gestures with Analú Lopez

Episode 132

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Feliz cuatro de julio raza! In this episode, LWL brings you an interview with Analú Lopez that is sure to wash away all those unwoke feelings of nationhood. Analú María López is a librarian, archivist, and photographer of Xi'úi (Pame) and Guachichil descent from Chichimec tribes of Mexico. Her job as a librarian in Chicago has allowed her to see how different forms of knowledge are shared amongst local indigenous communities and scholars alike. In this interview, Analú and Babelito talk about the difference between decolonizing the world and creating anti-colonial gestures. Also, Analú tells us about various ways in which indigenous knowledge available at her library can become a communal experience. Stay tuned till the end for Babelito's music recommendations and as always make sure to send your emails to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #supportlatinxbands #lwlpod

White Passing Latinos Live at Fusebox Festival

Episode 131

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This very special episode of LWL is a live recording featuring artist & curator Roberto Jackson Harrington, artist Alexandra Robinson, University of Texas' scholar Carra Martinez, and artist & educator Erin Gentry. In this dynamic panel for Fusebox, an Austin Texas performing arts festival, FavyFav, Babelito and their guests discuss their experiences as Latinx people passing as, but (some) not identifying as, white. From their upbringing, to the different forms of code-switching, the themes in this panel are necessary conversations aimed to address privileges and responsibilities within the Latinx community of Texas and the country. The colorism is real, y'all! #austinTX #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Latinos Who Catch Up (Part 2 of 2)

Episode 130

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Ready for the second part of Latinos Who Catch Up? FavyFav and Babelito had so much to talk about that they decided to do TWO Guara Guara (free-form) episodes back to back! The episode starts with a worldwide inventory of the different types of Doritos and end with some amazing recommendations. Also, Favy described his experience in his cousin's off-the-hook quinceañera. From the most epic waltz to fireworks in the dance floor, Favy details this party of epic proportions. And as always makes sure to send your emails to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #supportlatinxbands #lwlpod

Latinos Who Catch Up (Part 1 of 2)

Episode 129

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After several months of hard work and live gigs, Babelito and FavyFav are in the same room to record, not 1 but 2 guara guara episodes! In this first part Favy tells us all about his experiences installing artwork around the country and his reactions to the Oprah exhibition in D.C. and the Frida show in Brooklyn. Also, they get into Favy's recent solo exhibit in Houston and the way Tex-Mex food has been co-opted as a signifier of Mexican food around the world. Stay tuned till the end to hear recommendations and as always makes sure to send your emails to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #supportlatinxbands #lwlpod 

Our Fave, FavyFav! (Brought to you by Grizzly Kiki)

Episode 128

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This week we bring a special episode brought to you by the podcast Grizzly Kiki!

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Your FAVY Could Never!

On this episode, we KiKi with FavyFav (aka Justin Favela), a Las Vegas-based artist & co-host of the Latinos Who Lunch podcast. The inspiration for Favy's large-scale installation pieces are drawn from his own Latino roots, as well as popular culture. Employing tissue paper & cardboard as his principle media, he often takes over entire gallery spaces. His first installation in New York is entitled "Recuerdame," and will open at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling on October 17.


During our KiKi with Favy, we chatted about his Las Vegas Roots; his unique form of artistic expression; the origins of Latinos Who Lunch; the problematic nature of our theme song, "Fat Fish"; and much more!

Pat DeCoCo

Episode 127

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Do you want to hear two nerds geeking out over indie music? Well guess what Mimi? This episode is for you! Babelito continue his series of interviews, this time le toca a Pat from De Colores Collective (DeCoCo). In Dallas Pat is a librarian during the day and a badass music booker at night. She is also the co-founder of DeCoCo where she is the tech producer. Pat visited Babelito in his Chicago home, and after a couple of micheladas, empezaron a chismorrear sobre musica, comida and their make believe music festival. Stay tuned till the end to hear new music recommendations and a couple of announcements. Warning, there will be some heavy Songmess love in this episode. And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #supportlatinxbands #lwlpod