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Episode 78: Disney's Coco Revisited with Dr. Irene Mata
In this episode 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 encountered some 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...
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 is 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
Episode 70: Erika Gets The Job Done
Erika Abad aka the Ph.Diva is an Assistant Professor-in-residence in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at UNLV. She utilizes Lin-Manuel Miranda's plays and music to teach Latinx visibility in U.S. poplar media. She visited LWL studio to eat some pupusas and school FavyFav and Babelito on the importance of teaching Hamilton and In The Heights to POC students in Las Vegas. Erika also expands on One Day at a Time, Junot Diaz, and colorismo in the Caribbean...