The Revolución examines cultural trends in media, entertainment and advertising. Hosted by advertising professional Kathryn Garcia Castro, media marketing consultant Ana Crandell, thought leader and consumer researcher Linda Lane Gonzalez, ad agency executive Diego Lastra, and writer Court Stroud, each episode aims to inform, entertain and inspire audiences—Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike—through interviews of experts, newsmakers and celebrities. Guests include Gloria Estefan, Maria Hinojosa, Andrés Cantor, Don Francisco (Mario Luis Kreutzberger), and Edward James Olmos.
"Ours is a revolution of mind and heart ... " -Cesar Chavez
Vanessa Williams and Seth Rudetsky on Broadway
Actor/singer Vanessa Williams and Sirius/XM radio host Seth Rudetsky join The Revolución podcast to chat about the 2022 Tony Awards, their careers, LGBTQ Pride Month, and their upcoming concert.
#303 ¡Americano! The Musical
Inspired by 9/11, Tony Valdovinos's childhood dream was to serve as a Marine. But on his 18th birthday, he discovered a family secret which prevented his dream from coming true. Born in Mexico, Tony was an undocumented immigrant. His moving story has been turned into ¡Americano! The Musical which runs through June 19th in New York City. The Revolución's Linda Lane Gonzalez, Kathryn Garcia Castro, and Court Stroud talk with Valdovinos about his journey. (Diego Lastra is on hiatus this episode.) Joining Tony for this interview are Carrie Rodriguez, an "Ameri-Chicana" singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, who has performed on Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, and NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, and Fernanda Santos, an award-winning author and professor at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School.
#302 Actor Robin de Jesús & Stacie de Armas from Nielsen
Representation matters but has there been progress? Nielsen's latest Diverse Intelligence Series report shows diversity on-screen at an all-time high across cable, broadcast, and streaming platforms. Yet the report ("Being Seen on Screen: The Importance of Quantity and Quality Representation on TV") also finds a quarter of viewers surveyed say that representation is inaccurate.
Nielsen SVP Stacie de Armas and tick, tick...BOOM! actor Robin de Jesús join The Revolución cohosts Kathryn Garcia Castro, Diego Lastra, and Court Stroud for a spirited discussion about the new study's findings. The conversation ranges from what's happening on the ground in media and entertainment to the difference between AfroLatinidad and colorism to how "gay white men can also be colonizers."
#301 Hispanic TV Summit Panel: Media Buying & Advertising
At the Hispanic Television Summit, leading media buyers and sales executives discuss the rapid changes and new opportunities for brand messaging that advanced advertising and streamed content are providing to advertisers. This panel features Isabel Rafferty, Founder & CEO of Canela Media, a leading digital media tech company; Jason Hall, EVP, Advertising Sales for Estrella Media, and the person responsible for ad sales over the company's TV, radio and digital assets; and Michael Roca, Managing Director, Multicultural for global media and marketing communications agency PHD Media.
The Revolución co-host Court Stroud moderates the panel, joined by podcast co-hosts Diego Lastra, Linda Lane González, and Kathryn Garcia Castro for the intro and outro.
#213 Hispanic TV Summit Keynote Isabella Sánchez
Isabella Sánchez has worked with some of the country's largest brands, including current clients Ford Motor Company, JP Morgan Chase, and Lincoln Motor Company. She was featured as the 2021 Hispanic Television Summit keynote. As a marketing partner of HTVS, The Revolución podcast proudly features her interview in this episode.
Sánchez currently serves as Executive Board Member and Treasurer for the Hispanic Marketing Council as well as Advisory Board member for Texas Tech University’s Institute for Hispanic and International Communication and serves on the South Florida March of Dimes Board.
#212 Political Commentator Ana Navarro
Ana Navarro serves as a co-host on ABC television's The View, as well as a political commentator for CNN, CNN en Español, and Telemundo. The Nicaraguan native is known as an expert in US politics after serving as an advisor to Jeb Bush, John McCain, and Jon Huntsman. She talks with The Revolución's Kathryn Garcia Castro, Linda Lane Gonzalez, Diego Lastra, and Court Stroud to share thoughts on what has surprised her most during the post-Trump era, what keeps her up at night, and what gives her hope about the current state of US politics and our country.