15 episodes

Bringing knowledge to the academy that includes first-person narrative, lived experienced, and scholastic training to the topics surrounding immigration in the U.S. A space to provide counternarratives to the mainstream narratives around immigrants, undocumented youth, and the intersection of culture and academia.

UndocuTalks UndocuTalks

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Bringing knowledge to the academy that includes first-person narrative, lived experienced, and scholastic training to the topics surrounding immigration in the U.S. A space to provide counternarratives to the mainstream narratives around immigrants, undocumented youth, and the intersection of culture and academia.

    Broken Dreams, Promises, & Acts

    Broken Dreams, Promises, & Acts

    In this episode, our #UndocuNews host, Alejandro Mendiaz talks about:
    - Mass Deportation Tweets
    - American Dream & Promise Act
    - Refugee & Asylee Concentration Camps
    UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture.
    Show Host:
    Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31
    Collective Members:
    Nancy Canales @_nancycanales
    Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta
    Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar
    Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez
    Froilan Orozco - forozco@unm.edu

    • 15 min
    Recap of Season 3

    Recap of Season 3

    Our collective team conducts a recap on Season 3 and talks about future plans!

    • 24 min
    Who Benefits from Gladys's Family Separation?

    Who Benefits from Gladys's Family Separation?

    In this episode, we interview filmmaker, Alvaro Morales on his virtual reality film titled "Home with America," that is part of the Family Reunions Project, which focuses on virtually bringing families together who have been separated by our immigration system. 

    UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture.

    Feature Interview: 

    Alvaro Morales @familyreunionproject

    Show Hosts:

    Nancy Canales @_nancycanales

    Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta

    Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31

    Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar

    Creative Segments:

    Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez

    Sound Engineer:

    Froilan Orozco - forozco@unm.edu

    • 23 min
    Immigration Status & Mental Health with Chubby Therapy Podcast

    Immigration Status & Mental Health with Chubby Therapy Podcast

    This episode is in collaboration with our partner podcast, "Chubby Therapy Podcast,"  and our co-founder, Rafael Martinez sits down with the "Chubby Therapist" himself, Rene Garcia, to talk about the ways in which mental health is impacted by every facet of our undocumented lives. This is an extension of our Season 2, Episode 2 titled "Immigration Status & Mental Health."

    For the full interview, visit Chubby Therapy Podcast at: https://chubbytherapypod.com 

    UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture.

    Feature Interview: 

    Chubby Therapy @chubbytherapypod

    Show Hosts:

    Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta

    Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31

    Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar

    Creative Segments:

    Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez

    Sound Engineer:

    Froilan Orozco - forozco@unm.edu

    • 28 min
    From Quetzals to Magpies

    From Quetzals to Magpies

    In this episode, we interview New Mexico based artist, Jade Leyva-Frouge and focus on her painting titled, "From Quetzals to Magpies," where she tackles the issue of immigration through the portrayal of identity, economic struggle, environment, and culture. Our hosts provide a poetic and vivid portrayal of the painting while focusing on Jade's magical realism style of painting.  
    UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture.
    Feature Interview: 
    Jade Leyva-Frouge @jadeleyvart
    Show Hosts:
    Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta
    Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31
    Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar
    Creative Segments:
    Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez
    Sound Engineer:
    Froilan Orozco - forozco@unm.edu

    • 34 min
    Our Existence as Resistance

    Our Existence as Resistance

    In this episode, our hosts engage in a critical discussion asking: What is activism? And the ways we can all think of ourselves as activists. Finally, we cover the Dreamer Tour Guanajuato 2019, where multiple returnees and deportees gathered in a retreat where they are creating a network for Mexicans who are returning back to their country of birth. 

    UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture.

    Show Hosts:

    Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta

    Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31

    Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar

    Creative Segments:

    Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez

    Rossy Evelin Lima DePadilla @rossyevelima

    Sound Engineer:

    Froilan Orozco - forozco@unm.edu

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Jocabet ,

Amazing

I have been listening for UndocuTalks for a while now. Thank you for creating this podcast! I enjoyed the new summer format so much! It had a great mix of popular culture, news, and history! My only complaint is that I wish it was longer - I want to hear and learn more :)

Javilacamp ,

Keep it coming!

This podcast is great. I was introduced to it by an advisor at school, and have become a huge fan of the work that Undocutalks is doing. Keep up the good work. Im excited to see this podcast grow!

misskariss426 ,

wise and powerful

Thankful for this moving, empowering, and wise podcast that emphasizes intersectionality and mental health. Proud of the creators and contributors for sharing their experiences and raising consciousness.

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