9 episodes

A podcast about going back to your roots, with the life of Juan Gabriel as a guide.

My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.
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A podcast about going back to your roots, with the life of Juan Gabriel as a guide.

My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.
http://apple.co/MyDivo

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Light on My Skin

    The Light on My Skin

    For host Maria Garcia, Mexican megastar Juan Gabriel has always held a singular allure. He was a prolific composer and one of the world’s greatest showmen. There was a lightness and a bigness to him—a big queer exuberance. And now, as the first openly gay woman in her family line, Maria looks to Juan Gabriel as a key to reconcile her queerness with her Mexican heritage. 




    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.

    http://apple.co/MyDivo

    • 26 min
    Juárez and Its Secrets

    Juárez and Its Secrets

    Get in, we’re going clubbing in Juárez! It’s going to be glitzy, it’s going to be gritty. This is the nighttime scene that birthed Juan Gabriel. But like many cities, Juárez holds secrets. Maria uncovers a haunting secret about Juan Gabriel and, along the way, confronts a dark piece of the past in her own family. 




    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.

    http://apple.co/MyDivo

    • 39 min
    The Long-Lost Prison File

    The Long-Lost Prison File

    Maria looks for answers about Juan Gabriel at the National Archives of Mexico and discovers government files about the artist that have never come to light, including details about his encounters with police and the law. As Maria learns more about Juan Gabriel’s story as a young man on the streets and in jail, she reflects on her romantic relationship and what’s at stake when queerness is criminalized.




    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.

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    • 36 min
    What Can Be Seen Shouldn’t Be Asked

    What Can Be Seen Shouldn’t Be Asked

    It’s the mid-1980s and loving Juan Gabriel is like a religion. He reaches the highest levels of superstardom with the release of his hit “Querida.” Then an explosive book aimed at outing him as gay unleashes a media obsession that would go on for decades. But the divo doesn’t let the gossip shows make a spectacle of his sexuality. On stage, he is free. It’s that kind of freedom Maria seeks now as she wrestles with how to truly come out to her extended Mexican family—and her inquisitive pool guy.




    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.

    http://apple.co/MyDivo

    • 44 min
    Yes, I Wore This to Your Palace

    Yes, I Wore This to Your Palace

    Juan Gabriel sends shock waves across the highbrow art world by performing in Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes. Cultural elites are not thrilled to have a “popular” music artist perform at this temple of opera and ballet. But when JuanGa emerges onstage during the concert wearing sequins and gold fringe, he sends a statement about what’s possible—and gives a legendary performance that’s ritually and religiously rewatched to this day by millions. Maria is one of those millions, and as she follows Juan Gabriel’s footsteps in a gentrifying Mexico City, the journey makes Maria question her place in the city as a Mexican-American.




    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.

    http://apple.co/MyDivo

    • 35 min
    Jewel of the Nation

    Jewel of the Nation

    JuanGa could get a little messy with politics. He had friends in high places, infamously hated paying taxes, and found himself in some cringey entanglements with powerful figures. But to understand JuanGa’s political life, Maria has to understand modern Mexico’s journey from an idealistic revolution to corruption and untangle the truth behind violent lore in her own family’s revolutionary history.

    My Divo is an Apple Original podcast produced by Futuro Studios. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Lorlita22 ,

BEAUTIFUL AND CAPTIVATING

Maria Elena Garcia captures the heart of Juan Gabriel through her beautiful storytelling in this podcast. I listened to every episode back to back until the last! These episodes will make you laugh, make you cry, and take you back to memories, that for me, had long been forgotten. Maria also intertwines her own personal stories that will definitely warm your heart (Lili Ruiz too!!). I loved every second- absolutely beautiful and absolutely captivating!

LaFuerzaPoderosa ,

Absolute perfection!!!!

This right here is pure heartfelt soulful gold! It hit me in all kinds of ways!! I cried, I laughed, sang my heart out, and danced while listening.

Maria’s creativity and magic way she seamlessly weaves her lived experiences through his music and ties it to family, love, challenges, disappointment, all the feels is so powerful.

Thank you for trusting us with your innermost feelings.

Excited fan ☺️ ,

Amazing!

I absolutely loving this podcast, after hearing the podcast about Selena, I knew I wanted to hear more projects done by Maria. This podcast brings nostalgia while learning new things about Juan Gabriel. Can’t wait to hear more!

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