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40 Latinx Podcasts You Need to Be Listening to Right Now

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Four years ago the Latinx podcasting space was barely on the rise and channels were hard to find. Fast forward to 2019 and not only are there more popping up every day but there is an entire blossoming community of podcasters that collaborate, uplift and support each other. The most beautiful thing about it is that now The Latinx podcast space is booming and there are so many programs to suit many if not all tastes. Here we take a look at 40 of our favorite fun, interesting, funny, and thought-provoking Latinx podcasts you should definitely check out right now!

Unravel

When we think about clothes we tend to think about it in terms of what’s in and what’s not. But there are so many facets of the fashion industry that we never get to explore, simply because we lack the insider knowledge of how textiles are a part of history, how it’s influenced us socially, and why it’s yet another industry that impacts our daily lives. The Unravel podcast was started by fashion scholar Jasmine Helm and textile conservator Dana Goodin. Starting in 2015, they set out to change the way everyone understands and talks about fashion. If you’re looking to get schooled on fashion and all of the ways it plays out in your life, this podcast won’t disappoint.

Latina to Latina

One of the biggest barriers for women who are entrepreneurs or for women who want to start their own businesses is the lack of access to mentorships within their intended fields. According to Latina to Latina’s host Alicia Menendez, typically Latinas and WOC are over mentored and under sponsored. It’s also what drove her to create a podcast where Latina’s in areas of tech and business can give life-changing advice to the women who need it most. This often hilarious podcast covers the challenges of existing, and then thriving, women of color. Everything from colorism and homophobia in our own community is on the table.

Basic Brown Nerds

One of the best things about listening to a podcast is when they are able to make you feel like you’re with friends having an intimate conversation or like a fly on the wall listening to perspectives way outside of your comfort zone. If you’re looking for a New York state of mind, Basic Brown Nerds is probably your jam. It’s hosted by Grecia from @the_next_heminguey and Joy from @PartTimeExploradora and is the kind of continued conversation over identity, race, and Latinidad that friends have over brunch minus the overpriced mimosas and the side eye from the waiter. In season two, Basic Brown Nerds is bringing some new perspectives with guests talking about their experiences being a little basic, a lot nerdy, and fully brown in the USA.

Just Be

Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States.  But it’s no secret that Black-owned businesses are less likely to get VC funding and have access to the same resources that their white counterparts have available to them. The Just Be podcast was created to give a space for more Black female small business owners to share their experiences. It was started by three Black female entrepreneurs who wanted to make the voices of every day Black women business owners heard. They talk about the everyday realities of being a Black business owner, dealing with gentrification, capitalism, business tips, and mental health in their interviews with other Black women business owners.

Somos Padres

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Episode 35 is live!!!! In this episode Paulo and I start off by sharing our recent parenting experience while hiking with our children.  We had not talked about the hike until this moment so you can imagine how much we had to say. There was a moment that neither of us was expecting. Also, and most importantly, we share the second part of the interview with Mimi & Junior Magaña.  In this second part, we dive into Mimi and Junior’s parenting perspective, especially their take on parenting teenager’s.  Mimi and Junior each share the core values that they are instilling in their kids as well as their favorite podcasts and books!  If you want to follow our compadres, here are their handles. @pinkmamamimi
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Parenting is just one of those topics that everyone has a different opinion about. Somos Padres is a podcast that gives listeners various perspective and musings into different aspects of parenting that they may have never considered. Particularly Somos Padres ascribes to the philosophy that parenting is a form of spiritual and personal development. Mostly they remind listeners that our own life experiences, especially the unexamined ones, have a deep and lasting impact on how we parent and how those patterns get passed down through generations. If you’re looking to brush up on your parenting or you’re just interested in personal/spiritual development, this podcast is for you.

Cerebronas

Wanna get schooled? You know, without actually going to law school? Cerebronas gives you the rundown on court cases, legal precedents, as well as how those play out in the real world and in pop culture. Your hosts@yvie_b & @cyn_amez view the law through the critical lens of being WOC in America. Their conversations explore things like the institution of academia through the critical analysis of two Latinas who are Yale and Stanford law students, who are also from working-class immigrant families. Join them while they are navigating law school and work to democratize knowledge by sharing what they know. Unfortunately they’ve discontinued the podcast but you can still listen to their archives.

Morado Lens

These days, it seems as if everybody wants to call themselves a bruja. But where are all the real brujas at? It’s a lot more than just crystals and sage and Morado Lens hosts Cindy and Nathalie are here to let you know. You know you’re getting quality content too because they also happened to have produced content for platforms such as NBC, CNN, MTV, Complex, ESPN, BET,  the Huffington Post, and Latina magazine. Cindy and Natalie host this podcast honoring all the brujas out there while also letting views in on their own spiritual journies. These childhood friends keep it real each week discussing topics about sex, love, relationships, culture and how to tap into your inner bruja.

Wait, Hold Up

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Are you looking for relatable and informative content? Are you looking for some new and interesting people to follow? Well, then you came to the right place. If there is one thing that you can expect from this podcast, that often makes you do a double take, it’s a healthy does of realness. Whether it’s work, pop culture, mental health or politics, you’re going to get the perspective of two Latina journalists Yarel Ramos and Jessica Molina. You’ll get the most interesting guests talking about breaking barriers, balls, and glass ceilings in their respective industries. Each week they’ll dissect the week’s biggest Wait, Hold Up moments.

Creating Espacios

There are so many amazing Latinas doing cool things and making this world a better place but many times we don’t see them covered by the mainstream media. There is also a distinct lack of space reserved for Latinas to share their entrepreneurial journey with other aspiring Latinas in business. Even with all of the “girl boss” “side hustlin” rhetoric, WOC face a lot of obstacles that are not always recognized. Lucky for you, Creating Espacios is dedicated to elevating the voices and stories of trailblazing Latinas. The goal of each episode is to close the gap of information for a new generation of Latinas who aspire to follow their innovative and entrepreneurial dreams.

Let There Be Luz

Spirituality is a hot topic, but it also happens to be one of those things that can easily be misunderstood. We’re all on a journey, we’re all on the way to something else whether we like it or not, whether we see it or not. Linda Garcia aka Luz takes you along on a read to healing through things like energy, sound, and led meditations. The Let There Be Luz weekly podcast has a uniquely creative structure that is broken down into short power packed episodes. In the first series, Luz breaks down how to use the power of the menstrual cycle to manifest your true intentions. Be prepared for content with depth using story telling as the gateway.

The Bag Ladiez Podcast

In a time when people of color are more open about mental health, talking about the baggage we carry is important for not only our own healing but also the healing of the future generations. Lucky for us Bag Ladiez is a podcast about baggage and all the ways we carry stuff that is not ours — old or outdated. The hosts Estephanie and Lina talk news, politics, and pop culture, while at the same time helping themselves and their listeners by being vulnerable about the way that the world affects them and their ability to live their truest, most authentic lives.

The John Effect

Just like Latinx are not a monolith, the voices of queer individuals are also not all the same. At HipLatina we love seeing more queer voices in the podcaster mix. John is an Afro-Cuban Podcaster with a penchant for Pop Culture. Tune in for the perspective of a 30-something queer man of color who refuses to be categorized. He’s self described as “one part ratchet, one part bougie, but ALL John Salvatore.”

Number Two podcast

When it comes to talking family stuff for many it can be kind of a touchy subject. Families are complicated, frustrating, dramatic, supportive, problematic and all of the things in between. But the fact of the matter is sometimes they’re all we’ve got. Number Two Podcast is the journey of two cousins from a dysfunctional Latino family trying to make it through life by laughing at it. Something I’m sure many of us can relate to.

Latina theory

We get a lot of voices from the coasts, in fact, most of the dialogue we hear is centered around the urban Latinx experience. Latina Theory centers the voices of Chicana and Broiqua Minnesotanas, Maria Isa and Arianna Genis. This  Spanglish podcast — sin verguenza — follows their journey as they talk about race, gender, edutainment, health, politics, and chismes that are all set to a dope playlist. You’ll def discover your new favorite song here!

We Come From Queens

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Thank you to everyone that attended, donated tickets, helped us set up, run and clean up the event yesterday. It was truly a night to remember filled with an abundance of love and support. We appreciate those that traveled from Rhode Island, Virginia, DC, Baltimore, Philly etc. There was no better way to celebrate this milestone than to be surrounded by our tribe that has helped us get here! We are also thankful for our host @lilmissent, our swag bag sponsors such as @ppnycaction as well as our drink vendor @huggybearusa • • Pics will be on the site soon! We’ll be sure to let you know so that you can view & save them. • • #wcfq100 #wcfq #wecomefromqueens #wcfqlive #podinlive #podsincolor #mypodnyc #pocinpods

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Are you a Queen? Well, we already know the answer is yes, so if you’re lookin for a place to explore your Queendom the We Come From Queens podcast was made just for you. It’s also nice to be a fly on the wall and explore the parameters of life as told by lifelong friends Cadacia & Monique. They cover everything from adulthood, dating, to wellness and Queendom.

Beat Latino

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Studies show that after 30 we tend to stop listening to new music so it seems that this podcast was created for us to combat old music fatigue. Beat Latino is presented in English and Spanish and is great for anyone interested in music and music history. In each episode, Beat Latino investigates a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin musical universe – from traditional music to the most cutting-edge avant garde.

Arroz Chicken

One of the most basic and delicious meals we have across most — if not all Latin American countries — involves rice and chicken. Arroz Con Chicken is the podcast your abuela warned you about, serving up a healthy portion of news, gossip, and advice. They’ll keep you up to date and make sure you know who the Yolanda Saldivar of the week is.

Jotxs y Recuerdos

This queer brown podcast is another history and current events based project created and hosted by Alexandra Nichole Vasquez. If you’re looking to learn more about the social movements and nuances of LGBTQ+ experiences, stories, photos, and spaces in the Rio Grande Valley, Jotxs y Recuerdos has your name written all over it.

The Latin American History Podcast

One of the primary ingredients of self empowerment is an in depth knowledge of your history, as a means to learn from and not repeat it.  The Latin American History Podcast tells some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration while examining colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during those time periods. It’s a great resource and learning tool for anyone interested in learning more.

Espejos De Aztlan 

by Eric J. García

This NPR podcast focuses on the past, present and future of Latinx in this ever changing social and political landscape. Espejos de Aztlan serves up experts that cover the breadth of Latin American experiences and nuances. They discuss history, art, activism and all of the things in between that make up this convoluted space we occupy as Latin Americans.

Food Heaven

For many of us, the right food in front of us IS heaven! One of the toughest areas in the health sphere to speak on is nutrition because it’s a space that tends to focus on weight loss as opposed to overall health. Food heaven is hosted by registered Dietitians and BFFs Wendy and Jess, as they talk about and work towards making this world a healthier place, one meal at a time.

Buffet Boys Podcast

Are you bummed Desus & Mero went to Showtime? These boys should get you through. The Buffet Boys mesh comedy and a variety of different cultures together. Including Latino and Black culture, hip hop culture, pop culture, current events, and politics.  They explore the diverse ways in which the Latinx community and the Black community overlap and intertwine.

Bitter Brown Femmes

If you are looking to get down to the nitty gritty in terms of critical analysis that tackles social, political, emotional, and community issues — this podcast is for you. Bitter Brown Femmes take the Latinx/Chicanx community dialogue beyond mere identity empowerment and feel good/comedic fluff and takes listeners into a realm that is critical of identity and society, while advocating for marginalized peoples.

Emotions in Harmony podcast

Mental health is so important but the stigma in the Latinx commmunity still prevents people from seeking help and learning more. Dr. Carmen Roman shows listeners how to live a life of fullness and how to recover their emotional harmony. She shares current psychology by sharing herself and interviewing experts who will inspire you. Living in harmony is possible if you know the psychological effects of your emotions and how to handle them.

Latinos Out Loud

In the fast growing Latinx podcast space, do you know what we still don’t have enough of? Podcasts that are sketch comedy shows, which is what makes Latinos Out Loud different and exciting. It’s a weekly show with sketch comedians Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago, JFernz and Frank Nibbs that features improv bits, pranks, character segments, guest interviews and more.

Viva la Round Girls

Have you had your healthy dose of body positivity, self love, and acceptance? Viva La Round Girls features Keke, Mandy, and Megan, three brown, round girls from Los Angeles, spreading their light and love for the world. Join them in each episode while they munch on different topics together, discuss their favorite food joints in LA, and promote like-minded femmes who inspire them everyday.

Cafecito Chat

One of the best things about podcasts are the many perspectives it exposes us to. Cafecito Chat‘s two twenty-something Latina hosts hail from Austin, Texas. They’ve got big opinions and observations that match their state. They report on the liveliness of the city and the strength of the Latinx community, as well as, skincare, technology, lifestyle, travel, thrifting, politics, and hip hop.

De Colores Collective

Looking for more from Texas? De Colores Radio is a production of the Dallas based De Colores Collective. They aim at celebrating the culture through conscious and fun conversation, interviews, and more. Join Host Eva and sidekick Rafael as they discuss news, pop culture, Latinidad, and the arts sprinkled with their Southern Hip Hop flare in De Colores Radio.

Cafe con Pam Podcast

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinas, Latinos, Latinx and People of Color that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place, while living in the US. Cafe con Pam is the platform where Latinx are able to share their stories and inspire one another through conversation — of course — while enjoying a fabulous cup of coffee.

Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet

El swap meet, a place where all corners of the Latinx experience collide via nick nacks, food, people, clothes, and culture. Join Luis Octavio, as he explores the swap meets across Southern California on his search for some amazing treasures, interesting people and incredible stories. Who do you meet up with when you go to the swap meet?

Songmess

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Hoy en #Songmess les traemos la primera de 4 entrevistas con artistas y figuras de la escena indie de Chihuahua, ciudad llena de folk y psicodelia en la región norte de México. Ya pueden escuchar nuestra conversación con @sr.trigger, (link en nuestro perfil), un sexteto de folk-pop que explotan con energía y canciones para corear a todo pecho. Su último EP, Santa Isabel, les va súper recomendado, y estén atentxs a nuevos videos, fechas y música de esta prometedora banda en un futuro cercano. 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 Playlist: #SrTrigger, @pequenofenix, @elmuchachotristeoficial, @dromedariosmagicos, @edmaverickmusic, @wetbaes y @youngtenderlife. 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 #music #musica #latinindie #latinalternative #latinmusic #musicalatina #podcast #latinx #pequenofenix #wetbaes #youngtender #elmuchachodelosojostristes #dromedariosmagicos #edmaverick #chihuahua

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If you’re interested in music talk, especially coming from two music journalists, then this might be the podcast for you. Songmess is hosted by Richard Villegas and Beverly Bryan, two Remezcla contributors with a passion for Latin alternative music. Tune in for fresh songs, artist interviews, entertaining commentary, and a side of mess.

Anzaldúing It Podcast

Procrastinating can be a waste of time or it can be a source of inspiration, as is the case of Anzalduing It—named after Chicana scholar cultural, feminist, and queer theorist Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Join two best friends who started a podcast to avoid their dissertations, chat, figure out life and talk about queer Latinxs woes powered by echale ganas, tacos, cochinita pibil, and Selena.

The Afro-Latino Podcast

Produced by the online media platform Afrosaya, “The AfroLatino Podcast” produced by Alex Gutierrez, who has worked with Black communities in Latin America for more than 10 years. AFROSAYA Podcast is produced in English and in Spanish. AFROSAYA, also, advocate for access to quality education, health, and justice for all. Occasionally, in Afrosaya you will hear guest speakers who join us to share their personal stories and happiness. Consider joining our exclusive community. Patreon.com/afrosaya

Locatora Radio

Personally, we love loud and proud empowered women rocking the mic. If you want to hear some LA ladies dropping gems and talking trash, look no further, than Locatora Radio. Together with your hosts Diosa and Mala created a podcast for brown girls by brown girls. Tune in to hear them discuss the layers and levels of femmeness, race, mental health, trauma, gender experience, and sexuality.

Cabronas y Chingonas

Are you a cabrona or a chingona or both? Either way, you’ll find something that resonates with you on Cabronas y Chingonas. On this podcast your hosts are Myte and Syntia, two queer Latinas chatting about queer and Latinx topics mixed with current events, all while searching for positive representations of Latinx in the pop culture and in the media.

Tamarindo Podcast

If you like sweet and tangy tamarindo, you’ll have a blast listening to the Tamarindo Podcast. Join them as they delve into discussions of identity, race, gender, representation, and life! They interview awesome guests with a story to tell about how they are making an impact culturally or politically.

!Puchica Vos¡

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Happy (belated) New Year everyone! Our first episode of the year is out now! In this episode, Sam had the opportunity to interview Pamela Chavez (@pmlchavez on here). Pamela is a Costa Rican 🇨🇷 illustrator, animator and the creator of Caracol Cruzando, an incredible animated short film that touches on topics such as immigration and environmentalism, all while maintaining a light tone and providing breathtaking visuals. Pamela shares with us her experiences while pursuing her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, the different topics she likes to incorporate in her works, as well as the process of creating Caracol Cruzando. Y’all are in for a really amazing episode! Huge shout out and thank you to Pamela for joining us for an interview, and for being so willing to talk about her work with us. ❤️ as always, you can find our episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or on our website, puchica-vos.com! #latinxillustrator #costarica #caracolcruzando #latinaanimator #latinaartist #animation

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¡Puchica Vos! is a podcast hosted by best friends and recent college grads Sam and Sandra who are just trying to navigate their journey of personal growth and Central American identity. Their topics range from critiques of Central American erasure, the best mixed drinks in K-town, and the panic of accidentally swiping left.

Super Mama’s Podcast

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🚨New Episode🚨 This week on the show we bring you a very special segment where we discuss YOUR super mamá moments of the month presented by @siempreleche/ thank you to all the ladies who submitted their moments! • We also catch you up on what’s going on in our lives from: 🍪 Krista’s girl scout cookies (& Bricia’s “mole-quitas” proposal) 🎂 an update on Eddie’s birthday party 😆 Our churro making experience • Anyone making the churros for Valentine’s Day? 💕 let us know! • 🗣Wanna be featured on our next keeping up the super mamas episode? Email us your #SMmoment to [email protected] • Listen on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts 🎧 #SuperMamas #SuperMamasPodcast #Milk #FuertesConLeche

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You don’t have to be a mom to get into the Super Mama sisterhood because the topics they cover are universal. Join sisters Bricia and Paulina Lopez  as they talk about issues specific to the Latina experience, whether it be motherhood, psychology, fitness, activism, friendship and much more. Join them every week as they share stories with friends, experts and each other.

Radio Menea

It’s super fun to hear new music through the ears of two friends with radically different musical inclinations. If you’re into that kind of thing then Radio Menea might be a welcome addition to your podcast rotation. Hosted by Verónica Bayetti Flores and Miriam Zoila Pérez it’s a great podcast if you want to discover new music or rediscover old artists from all over Latin America and the diaspora.

Latino USA

If you’re not on that NPR kick then get on it! @Latinousa is the longest running Latino-focused program on the radio discussing the full spectrum of Latinx identity in the US. To make it even better it’s executive produced and anchored by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.

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