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Episode 121: El Santuario de Lester Rey

4/18/2019
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Este episodio is for all our Boricuas out there! In this occasion, Babelito sits with Lester Rey, an amazing Chicago musician, to talk about his new projects and the ways his mother's feminism has influenced all his musical adventures. Lester also talks about the reality of being a musician with a day job, his religious upbringing and his principal musical influences, which range from bugaloo to rock. Stay tuned to hear some amazing Chicago band recommendations and a little PSA from...

Duration:01:08:16

Episode 120: Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva

4/11/2019
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Last year, as part of "Money for Our Movements, A Social Justice Fundraising Conference," organized by Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), Babelito and FavyFav met Edgar Villanueva, an expert on social justice philanthropy. As a keynote speaker of the conference, Edgar spoke about his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. This book is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and...

Duration:00:50:25

Episode 119: Dr. Babelito y Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Brought to you by CYC Podcast)

4/4/2019
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This week we bring yet another special episode from our cousin podcast Cabronas Y Chingonas (CYC) - "Today's lecture is guided by the one and only Babelito of Latinos Who Lunch podcast! Get to know about the inspiration behind the professor's studies and how our world revolves around the colonial period. Then take inspiration from Juana Inés, whose life and story was dramatized on the Netflix series of the same name." Follow Cabronas y Chingonas @CYCpodcast and cabronasychingonas.com...

Duration:01:03:07

Episode 118: Alma Lopez

3/28/2019
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Alma Lopez became a nationally known visual artist when her art piece titled “Our Lady,” became the center of controversy in a dispute where freedom of expression and repressive traditionalism enlarged the already grandeur of her work. In this interview, Lopez recounts the details leading and following the initial controversy in 2001, and her most recent publication on the case, Our Lady of Controversy, a book of essays in which women scholars and artists describe the importance of this...

Duration:01:18:11

Episode 117: Brush Yo Teeth

3/21/2019
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The emails continue to pour in and we couldn't help but record yet another listener letter episode. This time, los chicos de LWL answer questions concerning issues of identity and race within our communities, zumba instructors and tips about going to therapy for the first time. They also analyze the ways in which media erases Latinx people in the wake of tragedies such as the white supremacist rallies last year. Stay tuned till the end to hear some music recommendations from Babelito and...

Duration:00:59:35

Episode 116: So Fat, So Brave (Brought to you by CYC Podcast)

3/14/2019
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This week we bring you a very special episode from our cousin podcast Cabronas y Chingonas (CYC Podcast) - "This extra long episode is jam packed with star power! Myte is joined by the amazing Favy Fav of Latinos Who Lunch podcast and Eva Arreguin of De Colores Radio to talk about fat representation in the media. It's no surprise that the current state of it is trash but nevertheless we get into it! Follow Eva @EvaArreguin and Favy at @FavyFav Their respective podcasts: @DeColoresCo and...

Duration:01:30:47

Episode 115: Ask LWL

3/7/2019
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So many letters, so little time. LWL read your letters and get into new recommendations of podcasts in Spanish, Babelito talks about books to deconstruct faux-woke-ness and Favy discusses Central American erasure and colorism. This episode will answer some of your burning questions!!! LWL Stay tuned till the end to hear their take on the new Solange album and much, much more! As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor...

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 114: Single, Bilingual and Dizque Ready to Mingle!

2/28/2019
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This week Babelito speaks to his Chicago roommate Luisito about everything from cooking bologna in their apartment to the perils of going to grad school. Luis Morales Villalba is better know as Luisito from the podcast “Single Bilingual and Dizque Ready to Mingle.” Dizque Ready is an audio diary of a queer, Latinx migrant who shares his thoughts and feels about love and relationships. They speak about the fragile transitions of their lives during 2018 and the importance of having a...

Duration:01:00:48

Episode 113: For the Love of Roma

2/22/2019
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Oh… you didn't like our review of Roma?! Ok… we see you. After we released our “Episode 111: Roma Redux,” in which Babelito and FavyFav deconstructed Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. They received so many responses that they decided to do a Listener Letters episode about it. Is Roma more than a win for Mexico? Is Cleo more nuanced than it appears at first sight or just an underdeveloped character? Los chicos de LWL reconsider several points of the film and re-affirm others after listening to your...

Duration:01:00:54

Episode 112: Remembering Ed Fuentes

2/14/2019
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This week we are honoring a dear compadre que se nos fue. Ed Fuentes was a cultural journalist and one of the biggest Latinos Who Lunch supporters. Fuentes was a writer and an advocate for Latinx artists on the West Coast and his absence will be felt for a long long time… Rest in power amigo. Our friend and colleague Ed Fuentes talked to us about his career as an advocate for Chicanx arts. Through his blog, Paint this Desert, he was able to highlight the artistic diversity of our communities...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 111: Roma Redux

2/7/2019
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It's finally here! In this episode los chicos de Latinos Who Lunch break down Alfonso Cuaron's Roma. Before getting down to business, Babelito gives you his recipe for pozole and FavyFav continues to make us salivate over all his Guate foods. Within the first few minutes of the film, both Favy and Babelito felt uneasy with the way Cleo (Yalitzia Aparicio's character) was portrayed and the power dynamics between a privileged white director and the memories of his indigenous maid. They address...

Duration:01:03:33

Episode 110: Jasmine Chavez Helm

1/31/2019
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Let's talk FASHION! In this episode, LWL kick off a series of interviews with badass Latinx people making moves around the country. Hoy le toca a Jasmine Chavez Helm, a fashion scholar known for her amazing show, Unravel Podcast: A Fashion Podcast. Unravel was started by Jasmine and textile conservator Dana Goodin in 2015 as a means to fill a gap in the canon and lexicon of fashion. They brought Joy Davis, a history scholar, into the mix to collaborate and create more accessible content for...

Duration:01:03:05

Episode 109: Viva Guatemala!

1/24/2019
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Jute...Jute!!! Get ready for this mouth-watering episode or LWL! FavyFav just returned from his motherland, Guatemala, and gurrrl the chow down was mythical! From garnachas Guatemaltecas con los primos to caldo de jute con los tios, Favy takes us through a culinary journey that will leave you wanting more. Find out how he made his way through his home country and how he felt about the tourist that roamed freely in the streets of Antigua. Stay tuned till the end to hear recommendations and a...

Duration:01:09:26

Episode 108: Listener Letters V, THE SEQUEL

1/17/2019
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So many emails… so little time!!! This week Favy and Babelito read through more of your listener letters. Y’all ask burning questions, email the chavos updates and ask for advice. They set the record straight about Favy's grandma's refrigerador and why Babelito felt so comfortable opening it without her permission. Also, they answer a letter regarding Latinx families and their unreal expectations about our bodies. Esto y mucho mas! As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we...

Duration:01:02:02

Episode 107: Listener Letters V

1/10/2019
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It's finally here, our Listener Letters episode is back! In our fifth installment, FavyFav and Babelito get down to it and read your emails, and as always, the questions are fascinating! Listen to Favy's traveling tips including some of his favorite apps and the items that make every hotel his personal sanctuary. They also give you the low down on the RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 4 and why Babelito is getting bored with it. They only answer three questions so make sure to stay tuned to next...

Duration:01:05:58

Episode 106: Radio Lonchea 2018

1/3/2019
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Happy 2019!!! LWL is ringing in the new year the only way they know how…with their yearly music review episode! FavyFav and Babelito pay homage to their favorite Latinx music podcasts, Radio Menea and Song Mess. LWL dive into this amazing year by talking about some of their favorite tunes of 2018 and the whirlwind of Latinx music that hit the mainstream. Before getting into all this amazing music, Babelito tells us all about his recent nuptials and FavyFav describes his amazing holidays with...

Duration:01:14:06

Episode 105: Favy on Radio Menea!

12/27/2018
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Have you heard FavyFav's episode of Radio Menea??? Well if not… you're in luck! This week we bring you "FavyFav's Life Story" from our podcast primxs over at Radio Menea. * * * Radio Menea: Episode 61 This week we’re welcoming a very special guest. You probably know Favy Fav from his stellar podcast Latinos Who Lunch, but get ready to get to know him in a whole different way! From Guatemalan Christian Folk to Cypress Hill, we learn the most about one of our favorite Latino podcasters as he...

Duration:01:12:51

Episode 104: Babelito on Songmess!

12/20/2018
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This week we bring you a rebroadcast of Babelito's episode with your favorite ultra-hipster Latinx music podcast, Songmess! Listen in as Beverlisha and Richartina talk to Dr. Babelito about his all time favorite band…CAFÉ TACVBA!!! *** Songmess Episode 51: Jei Babelito A badass of Latinx art history and one half of the LWL podcast, Babelito is a barrel of laughs and a huge sweetheart. While in NYC on some art-related biz, Babelito was gracious enough to pass through the studio and discuss...

Duration:01:05:33

Episode 103: La Virgen de Guadalupe

12/13/2018
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Latinos Who Lunch are back this week to celebrate la patrona de las Americas, la Virgen de Guadalupe. The tilma, or cloth on which the image of the Virgin appeared is housed in the Basilica of Mexico City and it is believed to have been a creation from God, appearing miraculously to Juan Diego 500 years ago. Babelito dissects this highly venerated image to better understand its place in Latinx popular imaginary. FavyFav relates the ways in which he has engaged with the image given his...

Duration:00:58:01

Episode 102: La Biblioteca Esta Abierta

12/6/2018
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This week LWL brings you another classic with FavyFav's pick, "Episode 11: Signed, Sealed, and Read to Filth." But before diving into the archives, Babelito and Favy reminisce on their pasts as members of their school choirs and reveal their favorite christmas albums. Enjoy this blast from the past! And as always remember to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode.- Lo prometido es deuda, an entire episode dedicated to our listeners. FavyFav and...

Duration:01:31:24