Latino USA
Latino USA
Nov 24, 2020
Kate's Summer
Play • 31 min

The summer of 2020 was filled with uncertainty as more than 20 million people in the U.S. were left unemployed — including Kate Bustamante’s parents. Bustamante is a 20-year-old student at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California. She’s always worked part-time and attended school as long as she can remember. But this summer was different. Overnight, Bustamante dropped out of classes and became her family’s breadwinner. In this personal piece Bustamante, through diary recordings and personal reflections, takes us into her world and what she went through over the summer.

Latinos Who Lunch
Latinos Who Lunch
Latinos Who Lunch
Episode 186: Radio Lonchea 2020
We are celebrating this already strange year with good vibes and with another great Radio Lonchea episode! That’s right, as part of LWL annual homage to their favorite music podcasts, Radio Menea and Songmess, FavyFav and Babelito recount their favorite albums of the year. From Juana to Ela, this episode is filled with incredible music from all over Latin America. Stay tuned till the end for a very special announcement from los chicos del podcast.  As always, send your questions to AskLWLpod@gmail.com and we may read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod #latinx Show Notes: Radio Menea (https://www.radiomenea.com/) Songmess (https://open.spotify.com/show/6XaS0yhnQbH0mMPHGMMny6) Juana Molina (https://juanamolina.bandcamp.com/album/anrmal) Bad Bunny (https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/bad-bunny-yhlqmdlg/) Molero (https://holuzam.bandcamp.com/album/ficciones-del-tr-pico) Mula (https://www.indierocks.mx/musica/resenas/mula-mundos/) Buscabulla Ela Minus  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWeYGNXZ_2E) 8D Audio (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1jKlcQqhL3zdNJCael240n) Lido (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaZB6Z39h0) Balún (https://www.angelicanegron.com/) Call now and leave a voicemail (512) 333-0471 Thank you to all of our supporters on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/latinoswholunch) and Paypal (http://www.latinoswholunch.com/donate) Buy the ABCs of Latinidad Coloring book (https://thewritersblock.org/?q=h.tviewer&qsb=keyword&qse=ZzjQjUtIw2ckZaqLBU_Zqg&using_sb=status)
1 hr 26 min
Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place
Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place
Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting
MP S03.E09: Dr. Jekyll Saves His Hide
Instead of trying to figure out what the post-medical phase of his career is going to be, Michael is determined to return to his residency at Wilshire Memorial. The only problem is that he still hasn't figured out how to manipulate Peter -- but he won't need to, if he can just get Amanda to push Peter's buttons on Michael's behalf. Obviously Amanda isn't interested in helping Michael out of pure altruism, so she makes him an offer: if she can get Peter to rehire him, Michael will give her his share of Jane's company. There's a lot more blah blah business blah about this, but suffice it to say that a quasi-villain like Amanda should be a lot cannier about monologuing her process. Meanwhile, Jake and Sydney aren't aligned on how to proceed after sleeping together: he's really into her, and she's really worried about sucking him into the maelstrom that is her life. Susan and Alison try to start over in a spirit of honesty, with Susan dating Billy out in the open and Alison being okay with that. As anyone could have guessed, Alison is not actually emotionally prepared to do that, and drinking to dull her feelings about it doesn't help. Matt runs into Jeffrey by chance and finds out why he's been back in Los Angeles for months without getting in touch...and it's a rough one. And we finally meet the lawyer who's been taking all of Jo's money: John Saxon! He was in Enter The Dragon, so he might need a larger-than-average payday so he can get knee surgery or something. We've got a prescription for what ails you: our podcast on "Dr. Jekyll Saves His Hide"!  VISUAL AIDS Visual Aids S03.E09 SHOW NOTES Show notes for this episode can be viewed on this episode's page on AgainWithThisPodcast.com. SUPPORT AWT ON PATREON Thank you to all our supporters! You can support the podcast directly on Patreon and get access to bonus episodes of “Again With Again With This” as a thank you from us! Check out AWT’s Patreon page today. SUPPORT AWT WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE Wish your friend a happy birthday or just call them a squeef with a AWT Personal Message. It's $50 and helps keep us going. Start on our ad page now! BUY OUR BOOK "A Very Special 90210 Book" (Abrams, $24.99) can be yours RIGHT NOW! Here’s ordering info via our publisher, Abrams or find it anywhere else books are sold!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 min
Our America with Julián Castro
Our America with Julián Castro
Lemonada Media
A Beacon of Hope (with Ayanna Pressley and London Breed)
Although 2020 is behind us, the new year is already off to an unsettling start. On January 6, chaos erupted as a violent mob of Trump loyalists stormed our nation’s Capitol, leaving five people dead.    One of this week’s guests, Massachusetts representative Ayanna Pressley, was at the Capitol that day. Fearing for her safety, she reached for the panic button installed in her congressional office only to find it had been torn out. The buttons were installed as a security measure in 2019 after members of the “Squad,” a progressive group of House Democrats, endured racist attacks from President Trump.    With the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris less than a week away, Rep. Pressley and Mayor London Breed of San Francisco join us to talk about the long process of healing and reconstruction necessary for our country. The two influential leaders discuss how to reimagine our criminal legal system and housing affordability, and the importance of building a representative, inclusive economy after a year of reckoning with racial injustice.   Follow Mayor Breed and Rep. Pressley on twitter.   Keep up with Julián on twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @JulianCastroTX.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/our-america shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 min
Get Booked
Get Booked
Book Riot
E264: Consequences Are My Jam
Amanda and Jenn discuss genre-benders, hopeful visions of the future, overlooked literary fiction, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Feedback The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (rec’d by Kelly) Questions 1. Hi, I’m Ben, I love the podcast! I wasn’t sure how to ask for a suggestion, so I’m emailing.  I recently read Stuart Turton’s “Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” and “The Devil in the Dark Water” and am trying to find more genre bending books like those. My preferences are pretty open, though I try to stay away from YA. I do love that the aforementioned books involve a complicated mystery, but the mystery aspect isn’t as important as the genre blending. Thank you for your help! P.s. your podcast has helped open my mind with the variety of books that y’all discuss, thanks for that.  -Ben 2. It’s been a rough year (for everyone), and I am struggling to really see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m looking for a read without too much trauma on the page that imagines a better future/society. That’s pretty open-ended, but I enjoy so much of what gets recommended on the show that I trust y’all to run with it! Thank you for all you do; you’re getting me through all this shit.  -Diana 3. Hello! On your most recent episode (the final one in 2020), one or both of you mentioned reading more nonfiction books than usual this year. I haven’t gotten into nonfiction much, but would like to read more of it. So I was wondering – what were your favorite nonfiction books that you read in 2020? Thanks! Love the show! -Kathleen 4. Happy Holidays from Indonesia 🙂 I’m looking for some new reading recommendations for my girlfriend, preferable a series she can dig into.  She and I have slightly different tastes, so I’m looking to the experts for some ideas 🙂 She loved Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and The Hobbit series.  Books she’s read recently that she really enjoyed were Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, The One by John Marrs, My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, and now she’s loving Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou.  She couldn’t get into The Handmaid’s Tale or Fever Dream.  She loves a good plot, loves dogs (including Petunia), ghosts are good, and she likes imaginative books and worlds 🙂 Some violence is ok, but not overly brutal or too graphic.  Nothing too obscure or literary.  Thank you and Happy New Year!!!! -P 5. I have just started going through your backlist of episodes! I listen to your podcast In bed to relax after coming home from work before going to sleep, so I haven’t gotten that far in (about 27 episodes). Since I haven’t listened to all of your episodes, you may have covered this recommendation topic before (or something like it), so feel free to point me towards an episode or not answer the question if you feel like you don’t need to! I have recently (within the past couple of years) gotten into reading literary fiction and am looking for some egregiously overlooked literary fiction that you feel everyone should love and read! I’m not looking for the super popular books that have been hyped so much, but am looking for those little gems that reader’s may have missed. I have read “Ask Again, Yes,” “A Little Life” (which ruined me for about a week after reading it. I literally started and put down 5 books the day after I finished it because I couldn’t read anything else), “The Heart’s Invisible Furies,” “On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous,” and others And have loved them all. I just started “Everything I Never Told You” and am loving it! Why it took me so long to read Celeste Ng, I don’t know! Any recommendations you provide would be greatly appreciated. And the recommendations can be as dark or depressing as you want. In fact, I’d prefer that! Thanks for entertaining and relaxing me before I drift off to sleep each night! Here’s hoping you have a happy and healthy 2021! -Kari T. 6. I usually read darker mysteries and thrillers, but during the pandemic I’ve been turning to cozy mysteries a lot, as they really are the ultimate comfort reads, especially when you can dive into a whole series. But one thing that’s coming to annoy me in most modern cozies is that the protagonist rarely actually solves the murder through any deductive reasoning. Usually they blunder around asking questions until the murderer has had enough and decides to try to murder them as well, at which point our main character always manages a narrow escape. Can you recommend a contemporary cozy mystery series where the protagonist actually uses clues to solve the murder rather than just figures out who it is by almost getting murdered themselves?  Cozy series I’ve read during the pandemic include Agatha Raisin, the Maine Clambake series, the Meg Lanslow series, Tea Shop mysteries, and Daisy’s Tea Garden. I also really love a lot of historical series, including Flavia de Luce (who I think does use clues and logic more than most!) but I’m looking for something contemporary in this case. Nothing magical or paranormal, please, I haven’t really been able to get into any of those. Thanks!  -Sarah 7. I just read Circe by Madeline Miller and I absolutely loved it. I’m so intrigued by Greek mythology right now. Can I have some recommendations on books on Greek mythology? The Song Of Achilles by Miller is on my list. I am looking for fictional retellings or easy read non fiction.  -Amanda Books Discussed Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty SFF Yeah episode on Genre-Blenders That Inevitable Victorian Thing by EK Johnston The Feminist Utopia Project, edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg The Mason House by T. Marie Bertineau (tw: domestic violence, alcoholism) The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix (Sabriel, Lireal) The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (tw: rape, racism, racial slurs) America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo (tw political torture) My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki (tw: child abuse, domestic violence, lots of weird dark stuff that i can’t remember precisely) Dead in the Garden by Dahlia Donovan (tw: racism, ableism, homophobia) Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon (tw: suicide, drug abuse, child abduction, fatphobia) The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (tw: rape) The Half-God of Rainfall by Innua Ellams (tw: rape on the page) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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