Eva Longoria continues to prove she’s dedicated to uplifting our community and amplifying our stories through her work. She is collaborating with iHeartMedia to reach Latinx audiences with three brand-new Latinx podcasts that are a part of the broadcasting company’s My Cultura Podcast Network. The partnership kicked off on March 31, with the launch of the scripted series, Connections With Eva Longoria, which will be followed by two other podcast premieres set for summer and fall releases. For the first episode of Connections she talks with purpose coach Jay Shetty “for an episode dedicated to unearthing our connection to spirituality” she wrote in a caption on Instagram.
“We’re incredibly excited about this partnership, and the growth of our network, as we continue to tell our stories and celebrate our Latinidad,” says Gisselle Bances, SVP, Head of Production and Development for iHeartMedia’s My Cultura, tells Deadline. “We’re thrilled to partner with Eva as we continue to increase the representation and visibility of our community and cultura in the podcast industry and beyond.”
Connections With Eva Longoria will feature discussions between Longoria and other celebrities and notable figures, about topics ranging from spirituality and romance to food and finances. In addition to Shetty, other guests include makeup artist and blogger Huda Kattan, parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and humanitarian and activist Elsa Marie Collins.
Some time this summer, a scripted series about the Dominican Republic’s famed Mirabal Sisters, titled Sisters of the Underground, will premiere. The Mirabal Sisters were of course, important figures in the resistance movement against Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo. It will feature eight episodes, and is being produced by Longoria and Dominican actress, Dania Ramirez.
Then in October they’re premiering Hungry for History, where Longoria and food historian Maite Gomez-Rejón, will dig deep into the history of dishes—and even specific ingredients—from Mexico. They’ll discuss culinary customs and traditions and some of their own experiences with food, and even offer up some recipes.
“I’m excited to be partnering with iHeartMedia to bring you a new slate of podcasts, which touches on everything I love while also celebrating our culture and uplifting the stories of our community. As a longtime podcast listener, these are three shows that I personally would want to listen to and can’t wait to bring listeners along on this journey,” Longoria says in a statement, according to Deadline. “As a longtime podcast listener, these are three shows that I personally would want to listen to and can’t wait to bring listeners along on this journey.”
Back in May 2021, iHeartMedia announced the launch of its now-growing My Cultura podcast network, promising content from Latinx talent including Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Estefan and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and dozens of new shows to launch in the network’s first year, including Amara la Negra’s Exactly Amara podcast.