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Episode 90: Queer Xicano Chisme

Rubén aka Queer Xicano Chisme graces the LWL studio to give us all the details behind his social media career, his podcast, and all the rest of his side hustles. As a writer, Rubén rejected academia and decided to express himself on social media, and now he is known for having one of the most popular and outspoken queer Latinx digital platforms out there. Rubén tells us about his disputes with journalists and trolls on twitter and his decision to develop his online career into a full time...


Episode 89: Alondra and Remi of

This week Latinos Who Lunch chat with the creators of, a rad Latinx inspired sticker company based out of LA. Alondra and Remi reveal how they got inspiration for their company in Japan and how their Korean, Salvadorian and Mexican backgrounds became the basis for many of their stickers and their success. From zombies to conchas, tacos and elotes, Alondra and Remi continue to innovate, represent and give joy to our gente one sticker at a time! And as always remember to send your...


Episode 88: Rosa Mamá

Todo en familia. Para continuar con el internet influencer theme we started two weeks ago, we now have the famous Rosa Ramos aka Rosa Mamá from Mom's Movie Reviews and Growing Up Mexican. Rosa cooked some delicious flautas and queso fresco cheesecake for LWL and spoke about her experiences making YouTube videos with her son Emmanuel. She talks about the importance of representing our cultures with her videos, meeting celebrities, and reveals some of her most embarrassing moments on camera....


Episode 87: Guara Guara the Messiest of the Cucharas

LWL return with their bi-weekly Guara Guara "free-form" episode, but this time, FavyFav is in Pennsylvania and Babelito's in Chicago. They catch up on their recent travels and talk about adjusting to their new life. FavyFav has a message to gringos and the way they order tacos in public and Babelito discloses the perils of starting a new job and moving to a whole entire new city. Stay tuned till the end and listen as they respond to two listener letters and recommend some media that has...


Episode 86: Emmanuel Ramos-Barajas

In this episode, FavyFav and Babelito interview video producer Emmanuel Ramos-Barajas, and they get into everything, from food in Boyle Heights to the golden age of Mexican cinema. Emmanuel tells us about his journey from being a student in Riverside City College to his life as an artist, graphic designer and YouTube personality. Emmanuel also discusses the dynamics of working with his parents since he has been producing videos with his mom, who is better known as Rosa Mamá, for almost three...


Episode 85: Babelito, Wild and Free!

This week los chicos de LWL talk to the wonderful Las Vegas based show, Wild and Free: A Battle Born Podcast. They talk conchas, activism y mucho mas! Favy and Babelito talk weenies, capitalism and Chicago…. and as always remember to send your questions to and we might read them on a future episode! #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod.


Episode 84: Dr. Denise Sandoval, The Lowrider Scholar

Dr. Denise Sandoval, aka The Lowrider Scholar, sits with LWL to talk about the politics, philosophy, aesthetics and the high art of riding low. Denise schools us on issues of gender, class and race surrounding the art of curating Chicanx lowrider exhibitions. Also, Dr. Sandoval, FavyFav and Babelito discuss the complicated history of using an x in Latinx studies and the reasons why it may be more exclusive than inclusive. "Knowledge is power", but more importantly, it is what you do with...


Episode 83: Summer Recap

With their busy schedule, FavyFav and Babelito haven't been able to catch up for quite a while. Listen in as they talk about their summer experiences in Maine, Los Angeles and Puebla Mexico respectively. FavyFav talks about his amazing experience in Portland, Maine and the artist residency he had at SPACE, and Babelito tells us all about teaching artists the history of indigenous extermination in colonial Mexico. Also, Babelito met Chilean indie star, Me Llamo Sebastian, and interviewed him...


Episode 82: Mujer Fiera

Dr. Anita Tijerina Revilla is an Associate Professor and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Anita, AKA Mujer Fiera, is a much loved presence in the national joteria academic world, and in this episode, she schools us on the fluidity of Latinx queerness, passing heteros, and the way she brings these ideas into the classroom. Babelito, Favy and Anita also discuss the politics behind the commercialization of Frida Kahlo's image and the...


Episode 81: SAN CHA

San Cha has new music and she is celebrating with LWL! As a queer Chicanx musician based in Los Angeles, she takes mariachi music and other Latinx genres to their punk, pop and psychadelic limits. San Cha is constantly channeling performers like Chavela Vargas, Selena, and Juan Gabriel and her live shows have also become a staple of the queer Latinx L.A. art scene. Stay tuned until the end to listen to the first ever LWL live musical performance! Saquen los kleenex y preparense a chillar...


Episode 80: Xuanito de la Puente from Gordaztlan con una Diet Coke

Xuan Carlos Espinoza-Cuellar joins FavyFav and Babelito in one of the funniest and most inspiring conversations in LWL history. Xuanito is a curanderx, a high school teacher, and a student getting his Masters in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this episode he shares his journey of becoming an educator in Nevada and tells us about his life as a drag performer. Sit back and enjoy the kiki! And as always, remember to send your questions to and we might...


Episode 79: LALIFF Gave Us VIDA!

LWL went to Hollywood last weekend and in this episode they talk about their participation in LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival). During the festival, Latinos Who Lunch had the honor of sharing the stage with Locatora Radio to interview the creator and actors of Starz's VIDA. The TV show tackles issues of gentefication and the intricacies of Latinx communities in highly politicised neighborhoods such as Boyle Heights. FavyFav and Babelito share their views behind some of...


Episode 78: Disney's Coco Revisited with Dr. Irene Mata

This week FavyFav and Babelito welcome back their favorite scholar, Irene Matta from Wellesley College to deconstruct the 2017 animated Disney feature, Coco. They analyze the iconography of the film, the gender issues with the story, the commercialization of Dia de Muertos and the racist history of Disney. Listen as they discuss the nostalgic and non-threatening world of Coco and the way the film normalizes the militarization of the border. Does Coco's revolutionary inclusion of brown...


Episode 77: Alaska de Luxe

In this episode LWL talk about their encounters with some important Latinx icons, Favy's adventures on the other side of the world and Babelito's obsession with bologna. Favy is the 2018 recipient of the Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist and in this episode he tells us all about his experience in Tenerife, Spain at the ARN Culture Business Pride Festival and Beach Confrence. As part of this pride festival he met incredible influencers, celebrities and cultural...


Episode 76: Quinceañera Problems with Babelito's Sisters

Babelito's sisters, Osiris and Bianca, grace the LWL studio with their quinceañera stories, which couldn't be more different from each other. While Osiris got an all decked-out quinceañera filled with teddy bears, unwanted mariachis and a Cinderella carriage, Bianca never got her Jameson fountain - bong centerpiece - elotero quinceañera fantasy. However, FavyFav and Babelito come to the rescue and begin to plan her 30th birthday party aka double quinceañera. And as always, make sure to stick...


Episode 75: Guara Guara La Cucharation

Have you ever wondered how LWL collaborate outside of the podcast? This Guara Guara episode is dedicated to breaking down the process of putting together an art exhibition by FavyFav and the way Babelito critically engages with his work. The complicated process of organizing an exhibition is deconstructed; from scouting the exhibit space to the creation of the artwork and the selection of the right pieces. And as always, make sure to stick around to for a listener letter and remember to send...


Episode 74: Live from RuPaul's DragCon with Cynthia Lee Fontaine

Are you ready for this CUCU?! In this very special episode of Latinos Who Lunch FavyFav and Babelito return to RuPaul’s DragCon for a second time to interview the one and only Cynthia Lee Fontaine! They talk about everything from her favorite Austin foods to the Latinx representation on RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Puerto Rican drag community in the States. Ms. Fontaine has plenty of surprises in store for our listeners so make sure to stick around till the end to hear all about her community...


Episode 73: From DragCon to Beyoncé and Beyond

Miss Vanjie…Miss Vanjie…Miss…Vaaanjie. On this episode FavyFav and Babelito recap their amazing weekend at RuPaul’s DragCon and chat about what they have been up to for the past month. From Coachella to DragCon, and from Reno to Bushwig, los chicos de LWL have not stopped and they tell you all about the people they met along the way. Do you want to find out why Favy’s grandma thinks Babelito es un confiansudo and what kind of food Miss Vanjie eats on the road? Entonces paren la oreja! As...


Episode 72: Richardtina

Simply the best! Richard Villegas, aka Richardtina, visited LWL to talk about his journey of becoming a prominent Latinx indie music journalist. He writes for Remezcla, and also hosts one of our all time favorite Latinx podcasts, Songmess. As a legendary NYC club kid, Richard also spills all the T on the drag scene of NY and some of the participating queens of RuPaul's Drag Race season ten. Stick around till the end to hear our friend's awesome recommendations. #supportbrownpodcasts...


Episode 71: Lunch Mess

LWL are on SONGMESS!!!! This week les traemos una sorpresa! We asked our dear friend Richardtina to let us air an episode of Songmess in which FavyFav and Babelito discuss new music and curate an eclectic selection of contemporary Latinx sounds with their Good Judy. Listen as they discuss everything from Guatemala's music scene to pointy boots and the genius que es Lido Pimienta. Te queremos Richardtina, te queremos! #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod