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Join KSL.com's Xoel Càrdenas and Yvette Cruz for some conversation on all things culture over a nice cafecito.

Join KSL.com's Xoel Càrdenas and Yvette Cruz for some conversation on all things culture over a nice cafecito.
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United States

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Join KSL.com's Xoel Càrdenas and Yvette Cruz for some conversation on all things culture over a nice cafecito.

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@KSLcafecito

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English


Episodes

Ep. 51: Navigating the rigged system

3/20/2019
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are joined by Cristobal Villegas to discuss privilege and the higher education system in response to the #CollegeCheatingScandal. As first-generation college students and children of immigrants, the three share their own experiences navigating the higher education system as well as what bigger issues they believe the cheating scandal highlights.

Duration:00:43:11

Ep. 50: The People vs. Jussie Smollett

3/6/2019
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are joined by Jasen Lee, of the Voices of Reason podcast, to discuss actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime case and what followed when his story fell apart. From the support Smollett instantly gained — and later lost — on social media, to what this could mean for future hate crime victims, the three try to make sense of this case.

Duration:00:40:43

Ep. 49: … But does it spark joy?

2/21/2019
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz chat about the phenomenon surrounding Netflix’s original series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The two discuss Kondo’s famous methods for achieving happiness — including only keeping items that spark joy in you — and examine our culture’s tendency to have too much stuff.

Duration:00:36:50

Ep. 48: The best a man can get?

1/30/2019
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss Gillette’s recent “We believe” commercial which calls out toxic masculinity. The two react to both the praise and the backlash the ad received while identifying their idea of toxic male behavior.

Duration:00:37:10

Ep. 47: Breaking up with Facebook

1/16/2019
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In this episode, Xoel Cárdenas and Yvette Cruz discuss the recent pitfalls of Facebook as a growing number of users leave the platform for good.

Duration:00:33:18

Ep. 46: Mi casa es … not on TV

12/21/2018
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Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz react to beloved children’s show Sesame Street tackling homelessness in a recent episode. The two discuss the importance of seeing different socioeconomic statuses portrayed in the media and look back at how their own experiences were — or weren’t — represented on TV growing up.

Duration:00:44:32

Ep. 45: Ain't nobody got time for that

12/12/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz tackle time management. The two drew inspiration from Vanity Fair’s video series about what certain celebrities do in an entire day, and share their takes on scheduling out time versus “winging it.”

Duration:00:35:28

Ep. 44: That filter life

11/21/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss a growing trend in which more and more people are getting cosmetic surgery to resemble Snapchat and Instagram filters. The two share their own takes on filters and today’s beauty standards.

Duration:00:42:43

Ep. 43: It happened again

11/15/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz talk gun violence in America following the most recent mass shooting, in which 12 people were killed inside a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The two share their views on gun control and question what it will take to stop this violent epidemic.

Duration:00:31:20

Ep. 42: The underrated present

11/8/2018
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Do you remember the last you did ABSOLUTELY nothing? No scrolling, no watching something and no thinking about the past or the future. In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss a so-called transformative power in taking 10 minutes each day to really experience the present moment — especially in this world full of distractions. The two also chat about the pressures we face to always be “doing something,” making it hard to take that real time for ourselves.

Duration:00:24:49

Ep. 41: *Knock on wood*

10/30/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are talking superstitious beliefs. The two discuss well-known superstitions, as well as their own, and try to get to the root of these beliefs and their alleged consequences.

Duration:00:30:54

Ep. 40: My culture is not a costume

10/17/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz explore the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. The two discuss several disputed examples — from Halloween costumes to a prom dress incident to Bruno Mars — while sharing their own experiences and trying to come up with solutions to avoid cultural appropriation altogether.

Duration:00:46:35

Ep. 39: Ready, set, vent

10/10/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss both the relief and the consequences of venting at work after a recent study said it can actually make you angrier.

Duration:00:29:00

Ep. 38: The Nike Episode

9/27/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz break down Nike’s latest campaign, which features Colin Kaepernick — a controversial or inspirational figure, depending on who you ask. The two also discuss loyalty to brands and question what circumstances would cause them to break that loyalty and stop consuming from said brands.

Duration:01:00:15

Ep. 37: Food for thought — literally

9/13/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss their relationships with food in what often seems to be a food-obsessed society (thanks Instagram). The two chat about what foods they love and what foods they hate and also shed light on eating disorders that don’t get as much attention.

Duration:00:35:57

Ep 36: To "!" or not to "!"

9/5/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss today’s use of the exclamation point in emails and text messages. The two talk what’s good, what’s bad and what’s confusing about using — or not using — a “!” in and out of the workplace.

Duration:00:33:57

Ep. 35: Leggo my ego

8/30/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are discussing ego and what it means to have to check it sometimes.

Duration:00:29:14

Ep. 34: Fear factors

8/22/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are talking about fear and the effects that come with it. The two share their own fears — both physical and mental — while questioning where and why certain fears are born.

Duration:00:29:17

Ep. 33: A whole new (shared) world

8/15/2018
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Cars, homes, even scooters — We’re sharing everything these days. In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz are discussing the pros and cons of a shared economy. The two break down their overall experiences and question what else may be up for shared use in the future.

Duration:00:30:40

Ep. 32: No new friends, just true friends

8/8/2018
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In this episode, Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz discuss the ins and outs of friendship. The two talk about the influence friends can have and share what they value about their own friendships.

Duration:00:40:41