5 Great Latinx Podcasts You May Not Know About
Our Latinx podcasts are amazing. Periodt. They allow you to learn about specific topics, listen to insightful conversations, and allow you to play movies in your mind, all while being able to also exercise, clean, or get other work done. They’re bit-sized bits of information that educate, entertain, and inform.
It’s even better when those Latinx podcasts focus on topics that affect our community. When they’re hosted by Latinxs, and speak about things we’ve often wondered about. These podcasts not only create a digital community, they solidify the Latinx community as a whole.
That’s why it’s important to recognize and celebrate the Latinx podcasts that are doing the work to represent the culture and get important information out there. To do our part, we are sharing seven great Latinx podcasts you may not know about, but should.
We are here for a great story. That’s why we wanted to recommend the Tejana podcast, starring actress Stephanie Beatriz. In the Sonoro and Telemundo production, she plays Texas Ranger Eileen Castillo, who’s tasked with catching a copycat killer (but is he really?) in Austin. Added bonus? The podcast is being adapted into a TV show.
My Cultura Podcasts
What’s better than a Latinx podcast? Several of them! “Elevating Latinx voices and stories,” iHeartMedia launched My Cultura Podcasts, where Latinxs can share their content with the world. Podcasts include In the Heights: El Suenito, where Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Alex Lacamoire talk to Eva Longoria about the film, and Exactly Amara, where you can hear Amara La Negra speak on Afro-Latinididad and creating your own wealth.
It’s time to get espooky! Feel the chills as you listen to Espooky Tales, a podcast hosted by friends Christina and MJ. Episodes “focus on Latinx stories, folklore, and legends,” as well as hauntings, such as “The Legend of La Llorona,” “El Sombreron,” and “Haunted Cemeteries in Latin America.” There are about 60 podcasts to choose from, so there’s no doubt a scare (or several) for everyone.
Latino Nation Podcast
Another Latinx podcast to listen to you need to add to your 2022 listening list is Latino Nation, hosted by Carmen “La Morrita” Ramirez and Eric Osuna. You’ll get to know Latinxs who have made their mark in the world, including music artist Frankie J, Chef Jose Garces, and author Hazel Ortega. Their uplifting and inspiring stories will prove to you that “si se puede.”
LatinX Audio Lit Mag
Want to hear Latinx authors and poets talk about their work? Hear a Latinx story or poem every Monday? Then tune into the LatinX Lit Audio Mag podcast. Host Teresa Douglas describes it this way:
“We’re like your corner bodega. But instead of selling chicle and beer, we serve up hopeful stories from the Latinx diaspora. Tune in next week. You’ll be so glad you did.”
Added bonus? You can submit your own work to the mag so that it’s shared with listeners.
Dialogues in AfroLatinidad
Another podcast you should be tuning into is Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez’s Dialogues in Afrolatinidad. Launched in 2021, the show is adapted from the popular webinar series of the same name, from the Afro-Latinx Studies initiative at the University of Pittsburgh. You’ll “learn more about the migrations, comparative histories, social and political struggles, and creativity that encompasses Afrolatinidad.”
So Violento, So Macabro Podcast
Hosted by Dee and Aly, the So Violento, So Macabro Podcast brings to light several true crime cases involving Latinxs. It gives much-needed attention to violence against women, domestic violence, and the victims themselves, as information on crimes against BIPOC is often buried in comparison to those of Anglos.