116 episodes

These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and California Humanities, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle, and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs, and other people whose lives are shaped around the wall. Rooted in San Diego and Tijuana, we are a transborder podcast for transborder people. We live life on la linea. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal and Natalie Gonzalez, written and produced by Julio C. Ortiz Franco, and mix and sound design by Adrian Villalobos.

Port of Entry KPBS

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 98 Ratings

These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and California Humanities, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle, and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs, and other people whose lives are shaped around the wall. Rooted in San Diego and Tijuana, we are a transborder podcast for transborder people. We live life on la linea. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal and Natalie Gonzalez, written and produced by Julio C. Ortiz Franco, and mix and sound design by Adrian Villalobos.

    WDC 2024: Design comes to Town(s)!

    WDC 2024: Design comes to Town(s)!

    We kick off our newest season with the story of how Tijuana and San Diego won the designation as World Design Capital of 2024. We spoke with Jorge Francisco Sanchez and Catalina Silva, two contributors of the Tijuana side of the team about how they landed the designation as well as what made them stand out.
    You won't want to miss the first episode of our newest season!
    Nos vemos pronto!
    About Season 6
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region.
    This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research.
    From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Listen in and join us!
    Social media and contact
    From KPBS , “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show or email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    Credits
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Producer: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Technical Producer/Sound Designer: Adrian Villalobos
    Editor: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodes translated by: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Director of Audio Programming and Operations: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 28 min
    Episodio Bonus: 8 de Marzo

    Episodio Bonus: 8 de Marzo

    En este episodio bonus, Natalie nos lleva a través de la marcha del Día Internacional de la Mujer en el corazón de Tijuana. En esta fecha, mujeres de todos los ámbitos se reunen para exigir justicia, igualdad y el fin de la violencia contra las mujeres en México. Acompañamos mientras navegamos los sonidos y testimonios de resiliencia y solidaridad que hacen de este 8 de marzo un evento tan transcendente. 
    No te pierdas este episodio!
    Nos vemos pronto!
    Port of Entry tiene una nueva temporada con más historias de nuestra región fronteriza. En esta ocasión, estamos mostrando las perspectivas de algunos moldeadores y visionarios de las tierras fronterizas. Te contamos historias de personas que están impactando la región, y en algunos casos, el mundo con su trabajo e investigación; desde urbanismo hasta arquitectura, educación y política, y hasta arte y robótica.
    ¡Escucha nuestra nueva temporada!
    Redes sociales y contacto
    De KPBS, Port of Entry cuenta historias que cruzan fronteras. Para escuchar más historias visita www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Puedes apoyar nuestro podcast en www.kpbs.org/donate, escribe en la sección de regalos (gift section) “Port of Entry” y como agradecimiento podrás recibir un regalo.
    Si tu empresa u organización sin fines de lucro desea patrocinar nuestro podcast, envía un correo a corporatesupport@kpbs.org
    Nos encantaría recibir tu retroalimentación, envíanos un mensaje al 619-500-3197 o un correo a podcasts@kpbs.org con tus comentarios y/o preguntas sobre nuestro podcast.
    Créditos
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Escritor/Productor: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Productor Técnico/Diseñador Sonoro: Adrian Villalobos
    Editora: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodios traducidos por: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Directora de Programación de Audio y Operaciones: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 18 min
    Bonus Episode: March 8th

    Bonus Episode: March 8th

    On this bonus episode, our host Natalie takes us on her journey through the International Women's Day march in the heart of Tijuana. On this special date, Women from all backgrounds gathered to call for justice, equality, and an end to violence against women in Mexico.
    Join us as we navigate the sights and sounds of the collective spirit of resilience and solidarity that make this March 8th such a transformative event.
    You won't want to miss this episode.
    Nos vemos pronto!
    About Season 6
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region.
    This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research.
    From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Listen in and join us!
    Social media and contact
    From KPBS, “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show or email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    Credits
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Writer/Producer: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Technical Producer/Sound Designer: Adrian Villalobos
    Editor: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodes translated by: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Director of Audio Programming and Operations: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 18 min
    Season 6 - Visionaries and Shapers of the Borderlands!

    Season 6 - Visionaries and Shapers of the Borderlands!

    Hola Amigoooooos!!
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region. This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research. From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Come and join us in this new season. New season drops April 17th

    Nos vemos pronto!
    @portofentrypod
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    Port of Entry is in a production hiatus! We will be back with more stories soon!
    Follow hosts Natali Gonzalez and Alan Lilienthal as they sit down with these fascinating people who share their stories. Listen in and join us!
    If you like this episode, show us some love @portofentrypod
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    From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Find us on Instagram
    or at www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Feedback is a gift. Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show. Email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    “Port of Entry'' is written, produced and directed by Julio C. Ortiz Franco.
    Adrian Villalobos is our Technical Producer and Sound Designer.
    Elma Gonzalez is our Editor.
    Episodes are translated by Julio C. Ortiz Franco and Natali Gonzales.
    Lisa Morrisette-Zapp is Director of Audio Programming and Operations
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 1 min
    Amal: Esperanza llega a la Frontera!

    Amal: Esperanza llega a la Frontera!

    ¡Que shouuuuu amigos!
    Actualmente estamos en receso de producción trabajando en nuestra próxima temporada. Pero no queríamos perder la oportunidad de hablarles sobre Amal, un títere gigante de 3.5 metros de altura que anda esparciendo un mensaje de esperanza donde quiera que va. ¡Acompáñenos para escuchar sobre el impacto que esta marioneta tuvo en las personas que la vieron y en nosotros mientras estuvo aquí!
    ¡Nos vemos Pronto!
    @portofentrypod
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    Port of Entry está en un receso de producción. ¡Pronto volveremos con más historias!
    Por lo pronto Sigue a nuestros maravillosos hosts Natalí y Alan, mientras escuchan estas increíbles historias.
    ¡Caile!
    Si te gusta este episodio, mandanos un mensaje en
    @portofentrypod.
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    Encuentranos en Facebook y en Instagram
    www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Puedes apoyar nuestro podcast en www.kpbs.org/donate, escribe en la sección de regalos (gift section) “Port of Entry” y como agradecimiento te mandaremos un regalito de parte del programa.
    Si tu empresa u organización sin fines de lucro desea patrocinar nuestro podcast, envía un correo a corporatesupport@kpbs.org
    Nos encantaría recibir tu retroalimentación, envíanos un mensaje al 619-500-3197 o un correo a podcasts@kpbs.org con tus comentarios y/o preguntas sobre nuestro show.
    ‘’Port of Entry’’ es escrito, producido y dirigido por Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Adrian Villalobos es el Productor Técnico y Diseñador Sonoro
    Los episodios son traducidos y adaptados por Julio C. Ortiz Franco y Natalie González.
    Elma Gonzalez es nuestra editora en Español
    Lisa Morissette-Zapp es la Directora de Programación de Audio y Operaciones.
    John Decker es el Director de Desarrollo de Contenido.
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 16 min
    Amal: Hope comes to the Borderlands!

    Amal: Hope comes to the Borderlands!

    Hola Friends!
    We are currently on a production break working on our next season.
    But we didn't want to miss this opportunity to talk to you about Amal, a 12-foot-sized puppet girl who spreads a message of hope wherever she goes. Join us to listen to find out the impact she made on the locals and us while she was here!

    Nos vemos pronto!
    @portofentrypod
    **************
    Port of Entry is in a production hiatus! We will be back with more stories soon!
    Follow hosts Natali Gonzalez and Alan Lilienthal as they sit down with these fascinating people who share their stories. Listen in and join us!
    If you like this episode, show us some love @portofentrypod
    **************
    From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Find us on Instagram
    or at www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Feedback is a gift. Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show. Email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    “Port of Entry'' is written, produced and directed by Julio C. Ortiz Franco.
    Adrian Villalobos is our Technical Producer and Sound Designer.
    Elma Gonzalez is our Editor.
    Episodes are translated by Julio C. Ortiz Franco and Natali Gonzales.
    Lisa Morrisette-Zapp is Director of Audio Programming and Operations and John Decker is the Director of Content Development.
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Laurita C B ,

I wait for the next episode to drop

As someone with vast interest in border life I wait for your next episode to drop. Excellent subject matter. You rarely disappoint. Brilliant idea. Original and compelling. Love the host.

Bocajr5553 ,

Labadee

Looking for the English version and couldn’t understand your instruction on how to find it. The last syllables are swallowed making it incomprehensible.

Thea's sister Roni ,

Super and impressive

I really enjoy this podcast, especially how it shows the richness of the border area — both sides. This episode with Dulce Garcia was particularly poignant and important. She is a brilliant, hard-working, heroic example of how valuable immigrants’ contributions are to our country. That was an old review — thought I already sent it.

Can’t seem to wipe old review out to send new one for Jan. 5 2020 show. It was terrific — we’ll-done, showing vulnerability and strong connections among band members and across border, and resilience through tough times. And I love the music of Tu Lengua as a group and as individuals. Que sigan haciendo música, y el podcast. También i love the bouncing entre inglés u español !

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