Humor, commentary and analysis of the US Latino world. Engaging traviesos. A 2019 iHeart Radio Podcast Awards nominee for Best Multicultural Podcast.
Neuro-Inclusivity, Belonging and Radical Hospitality
Latino Rebels Radio goes on the road for a live podcast recording at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes seven students to discuss how a college such as Mitchell is creating more welcoming, accessible living and learning environments in a world that continues to get more and more diverse.
Thanks to the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut for making this live show possible.
From 2022: Long Live Punk
From Peru to Mexico to the Lower East Side, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela breaks down the Latino and Latina pioneers who influenced punk rock with guests Ceci Bastida and Núria Net, part of the creative team behind the new Audible podcast series, Punk In Translation: Latinx Origins, produced by Fresh Produce Media.
This is episode was originally broadcast on March 31, 2022.
Click here for the full series in English.
Click here for the full series in Spanish.
From 2022: Juan González's Harvest of Empire
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela proudly welcomes award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González to discuss the second revision of his legendary book and how it relates to recent events. They talk about the current Summit of the Americas, the news of a migrant caravan this week and the latest about Puerto Rico.
The second revision of Harvest of Empire was released last summer. You can read more about the updated version at the Penguin Random House site.
This episode was originally broadcast on June 9, 2022.
We welcome The Daily Chela founder Brandon Loran Maxwell to discuss his new film, American Homeboy, for a nuanced discussion of Cholo culture and how it still influences pop culture today.
¡Viva Mia Zapata!
Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernandez steps in to guest host as he welcomes true-crime novelist H. Allegra Lansing to discuss the forgotten legacy of ‘90s grunge rock singer Mia Zapata.
Democracy in Doubt
Following a historic election victory by the progressive Semilla Party in Guatemala, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernandez steps in as guest host to welcome Marco Fonseca, Instructor of Latin American and International Studies at York University in Canada, to discuss how this election almost didn't happen.
Latina in FL
Being a latina in the state of FL, I appreciated the information on the episode on the boycotts of Ron DeSantis and the new laws in the state of FL. It is great to stay informed on everything going on.
Gen X and Z whining
A progressive blab fest that tries to politicize everything and whine about injustices and oppression. Fukn bore. Obviously never worked a hard day in their life
Long Live Punk!
Latino Rebels is always cutting edge and feeds my soul, but this episode was a reminder to this 55 y.o. former San Francisco Latina of the community of punk and the love of our music. This was nostalgic for me and oh how I long for a $5 dollar show…gracias!