46 episodes

In Confianza (with Pulso) brings you the untold stories & unheard voices that make up our history, our culture, nuestra gente. For Latinos, by Latinos.

Pulso is a non-profit media startup that keeps the pulse on all things Latino. Follow us @ProjectPulso.

In Confianza Project Pulso

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 鈥 95 Ratings

In Confianza (with Pulso) brings you the untold stories & unheard voices that make up our history, our culture, nuestra gente. For Latinos, by Latinos.

Pulso is a non-profit media startup that keeps the pulse on all things Latino. Follow us @ProjectPulso.

    When Latinos fought the Book Ban

    When Latinos fought the Book Ban

    In 2010, Arizona Republicans passed a law to ban a wildly successful Mexican-American Studies program at Tucson High School. Administrators came into schools and pulled beloved books written by Latino authors off of the classroom shelves, but what they didn鈥檛 expect was just how far the Latino community would go to defend the right to learn about their history.聽 From students chaining themselves to desks, to secret underground libraries, and even banned book smugglers.聽 Hear what yesterday's fight can teach us about today's issues.
    This Episode was produced & written by Charlie Garcia. It was edited by Jackie Noack. Audio engineering and mixing by Charlie Garcia & Julian Blackmore. The hosts of The Pulso Podcast are Maribel Quezada-Smith and Liz Alarc贸n.
    Follow & continue the conversation with us on social media;聽@ProjectPulso.
    You can find the transcripts to this and other episodes聽on our website.

    • 24 min
    Not Your Mama's Rhymes: Reimagining Poetry Through Latino Voices

    Not Your Mama's Rhymes: Reimagining Poetry Through Latino Voices

    Is it possible that many of us are stuck with the erroneous idea that poetry is boring or hard to understand? As we learn in this episode, poetry doesn't have to be dull or confusing. It can be funny and it can transcend stereotypes. Join me as we enjoy a poetry 101 refresher and an enlightening reading from Gabriel Dozal, a Latino poet you definitely didn't learn about in history class.
    This episode was produced and written by Maribel Quezada-Smith. Editing by Jackie Noack. Audio engineering and scoring by Julian Blackmore. The hosts of The Pulso Podcast are Liz Alarc贸n and Maribel Quezada-Smith.
    Follow & continue the conversation with us on social media;聽@ProjectPulso.
    You can find the transcripts to this and other episodes聽on our website.

    • 21 min
    What鈥檚 up with Latino men?

    What鈥檚 up with Latino men?

    Since the last presidential election, there鈥檚 been countless commentary about what鈥檚 going on with some of our beloved Latino men and their swing to the right. In light of the Republican candidates filling the airwaves after the first debate, we invited two Latinos to the podcast for their take on why this trend is happening and what we can do to counter it.聽
    This episode was produced by Liz Alarc贸n. Editing by Jackie Noack and Charlie Garcia. Audio engineering, scoring, and mixing by Charlie Garcia and Julian Blackmore. The hosts of The Pulso Podcast are Liz Alarc贸n and Maribel Quezada-Smith.
    Follow & continue the conversation with us on social media;聽@ProjectPulso.
    You can find the transcripts to this and other episodes聽on our website.

    • 29 min
    Missing White Girl Syndrome

    Missing White Girl Syndrome

    Today鈥檚 episode is from our friends at Immigrantly. Pulso host Liz Alarc贸n guests on this episode to discuss the nuances of 鈥淢issing White Girl Syndrome鈥, and why white women are overrepresented in missing person cases, when the majority of missing people are people of color.
    You can find this episode on The Immigrantly Podcast "Ep-235 Missing Kids and The Media: Breaking the Biases"

    • 29 min
    What did France do to the Taco!?

    What did France do to the Taco!?

    When Colombian-American producer Charlie Garcia moved to France, he faced a big challenge... his favorite food, The Taco, was nowhere to be found. But while accidentally stumbling on a small shop called O'Tacos, he discovered that the French had put their own radical twist on his beloved Taco. What followed would forever change his view on the meaning of Authenticity, Cultural Appropriation, and whether there can be such a thing as an "Authentic French Taco"
    This Episode was produced & written by Charlie Garcia, it was edited by Rough Cut Collective, with additional editing from Maribel Quezada Smith & Liz Alarcon.聽Audio engineering, scoring & mixing by Charlie Garcia with additional support from Julian Blackmore.聽The hosts of the Pulso Podcast are Liz Alarcon, and me Maribel Quezada SmithSpecial thanks to Manon Leli猫vre, Alyosha Leveski, & Tsveta Ivanova
    Follow & continue the conversation with us on social media: @ProjectPulso.
    You can find the transcripts to this and other episodes on our website.

    • 25 min
    Leaving the American Dream Behind: The Latino Expats' Journey

    Leaving the American Dream Behind: The Latino Expats' Journey

    A growing number of Latino expats are seeking to rediscover their roots and forge new lives in Latin American and Caribbean countries.聽In this episode, we talk to three people about their life-changing decision to move away and leave the American dream behind.
    This episode was Produced by Maribel Quezada Smith, it was edited by Charlie Garcia & Liz Alarcon. Audio engineering, scoring & mixing, by Charlie Garcia. Original Music composed by Julian Blackmore. The Hosts of the Pulso Podcast are Liz Alarc贸n & Maribel Quezada Smith.
    Follow & continue the conversation with us on social media: @ProjectPulso.
    You can find the transcripts to this and other episodes on our website.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

JulBelJorJon ,

Great Stories No One Else Is Telling

Thank you for being and sharing these stories with us and everyone else.

Great job & keep up the good work!

Raiderreign ,

A good learning tool

As a gen-x parent, the perspective and narrative provided always leaves me learning something. Well done

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Powerful and well produced episodes!

I鈥檝e been loving listening to this podcast. The most recent one on pregnancy loss, got the tears rolling down.

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