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Sisters of the Underground is an 8-episode scripted series by Executive Producers Eva Longoria and Dania Ramirez. It follows the true story of three courageous women, known as the Mirabal sisters, who changed the world. Their lifelong activism in the Dominican Republic and state-orchestrated assassination ignited outrage that led to the downfall of one of the most brutal and enduring dictators of the 20th Century, Rafael Trujillo (aka El Jefe). This series takes us back to a period when the Mirabal Sisters inspired an entire nation to emancipate themselves from a tyrannical regime that lasted for more than 30 years. While the martyrdom of the Mirabal Sisters is the stuff of legend in the DR, Sisters of the Underground brings these hidden figures to life for a global audience in a vivid, immersive, audio drama. 

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Sisters of the Underground is an 8-episode scripted series by Executive Producers Eva Longoria and Dania Ramirez. It follows the true story of three courageous women, known as the Mirabal sisters, who changed the world. Their lifelong activism in the Dominican Republic and state-orchestrated assassination ignited outrage that led to the downfall of one of the most brutal and enduring dictators of the 20th Century, Rafael Trujillo (aka El Jefe). This series takes us back to a period when the Mirabal Sisters inspired an entire nation to emancipate themselves from a tyrannical regime that lasted for more than 30 years. While the martyrdom of the Mirabal Sisters is the stuff of legend in the DR, Sisters of the Underground brings these hidden figures to life for a global audience in a vivid, immersive, audio drama. 

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    Sisters of the Underground (Behind the Scenes)

    Sisters of the Underground (Behind the Scenes)

    Eva Longoria, Dania Ramirez, and the powerful voices at the heart of this podcast, discuss how the show was made and why it matters.

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    The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez: Love and Resistance in the Time of Trujillo

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    • 32 min
    The Mirabal Legacy

    The Mirabal Legacy

    Warning: This episode contains gun violence, discretion is advised. 

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    A final battle for freedom, the end of the regime, and a naming ceremony.

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    The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez: Love and Resistance in the Time of Trujillo

    Alex Lynn Ward - Adela’s Mom + Museum Usher

    Jaqueline Calderon Guido - Young Minou

    Daniel Lujan - Pedro Gonzáles + Guard

    Sylvio Martins - Leandro de Guzmán

    Michael Uribes - Driver

    Darius De La Cruz: Jaimito + Amado

    Juan Villa: Antonio Imbert + Murphy

    Ryan Padilla: Judge + Yaniqueque Vendor

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    • 35 min
    Las Mariposas

    Las Mariposas

    Tactical movements, a tragedy, and a remembrance. 

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    Alex Lynn Ward: Tonó

    Daniel Lujan: Rufino de la Cruz + Guard

    Sylvio Martins: Leandro Guzmán and Jesus Camilo

    Darius De La Cruz: Jaimito + Guard 

    Marco Parra: Guard 

    Ryan Padilla: Criacao De La Rosa

    Juan Villa: Murphy

    Credits read by Mary Castellanos

    Song Credit: Que Vive El Jefe by Orquesta Santa Cecilia de Luis Alberti
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    • 30 min
    Fight or Flight

    Fight or Flight

    A public trial, an insecure regime, and a national anthem.

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    Additional Cast:

    Alex Ward: Julia Trujillo and Sina Cabral

    Jaqueline Caleron Guido - Lady 

    Michael Uribes - Romeo Trujillo

    Hector Annibal - Johnny Abbes

    Sylvio Martins - Bailiff

    Ryan Padilla - Betancourt + Judge

    Marco Parra - Prosecutor

    Daniel Lujan - Defense Attorney

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    • 38 min
    La 40

    La 40

    WARNING -This episode contains some violence that may not be suitable for all listeners. Discretion is advised. 

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    Torture chambers, corrupt military intelligence, and a meetings of the minds.

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    Additional Cast:

    Alex Lynn Ward - Civilian + Tonó + Sina Cabral

    Darius De La Cruz - Student

    Marco Parra - Julio Escoto 

    Daniel Lujan - Pipe

    Sylvio Martins - Leandro Guzman

    Jaqueline Guido Calderon - Dulce and Young Minou

    Darius de La Cruz - Guard

    Michael Uribes: Manuel de Moya Alonzo and Vargas

    Ryan Padilla: Priest + Guard

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

BleedBlue26 ,

Wow

Great podcast. 1st time I ever heard of this part of history!! Has me wanting to learn a lot more about it.
Thank you!!!!

ToddRundgrenFan ,

Fascinating and Inspiring

The podcast is a great way to learn about the Mirabal Sisters, their love of country, their loyalty and fierceness. They were true freedom fighters.

latinqueenb2u ,

Latino History Told and Celebrated

Fuerza latina at its finest. This story is a great way to have us Latinos learn about our countries. I’m Mexican American but it doesn’t matter because out plights are all the same. I love learning about our Latino countries history, about the brave women and men that sacrificed themselves and their families for the betterment of their country. Examples to show how one person with courage can take the power and make true change.

I hope you continue to give us these types of stories from our different brothers and sisters so we can truly learn where it is that we come from. Somos de madera dura y nada nos va a aplastar!!

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