9 episodes

Introducing WILD, a podcast about growing up… kind of. About those moments big and small that transform us forever. About how sometimes we come out on the other side of chaos or adversity with scars but we come out stronger. About who we’ve been, and who we’ve become. WILD is about origin stories, OUR origin story. Hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo, in collaboration with Adweek’s producer of the year, Megan Tan and LAist Studios. Season 1 is a time capsule of 10 people and how they found light in a year of darkness.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 104 Ratings

Introducing WILD, a podcast about growing up… kind of. About those moments big and small that transform us forever. About how sometimes we come out on the other side of chaos or adversity with scars but we come out stronger. About who we’ve been, and who we’ve become. WILD is about origin stories, OUR origin story. Hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo, in collaboration with Adweek’s producer of the year, Megan Tan and LAist Studios. Season 1 is a time capsule of 10 people and how they found light in a year of darkness.

    Episode 8: How Do I Cope? Starring: Aida Rodriguez

    Episode 8: How Do I Cope? Starring: Aida Rodriguez

    Aida Rodriguez began her comedy career while living in a car with her two kids and working a full time job on the side. Now she is one of the funniest standup comics on the planet and she learned how to do that as a way of coping with the feeling of despair, something that’s helped her get through the pandemic. 

    Sponsors include:

    FEALS
    Become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping. Feals.com/WILD

    Talkspace
    Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code WILD.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 34 min
    Episode 7: How Do I Love Someone? Starring Megan Tan

    Episode 7: How Do I Love Someone? Starring Megan Tan

    We made a rom-com! Falling in love during a pandemic unexpectedly distorts time to an exponential degree. In a fiction meets non-fiction romantic comedy, Megan Tan explains. 

    The following episode is intended for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

    Show sponsors include:

    TALKSPACE Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code WILD.

    FEALS Become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping. Feals.com/WILD

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 41 min
    Episode 6: Do I Have Imposter Syndrome? Starring Linda Yvette Chávez

    Episode 6: Do I Have Imposter Syndrome? Starring Linda Yvette Chávez

    Linda Yvette Chávez co-created a hit Netflix show called Gentefied and is writing a major motion picture, but none of that helped with her imposter syndrome. But when she had to run a show and direct for the first-time in the middle of the pandemic, she found her voice and is now sharing her best practices for dealing with insecurity in the professional world. 

    Sponsors include:

    FEALS
    Become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping. Feals.com/WILD

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 32 min
    Episode 5: What Should I Do for a Living? Starring Jenny Yang

    Episode 5: What Should I Do for a Living? Starring Jenny Yang

    With the comedy clubs shut down across the country, comedian Jenny Yang reinvents the venue by hosting stand-up in one of her favorite online gaming worlds: Animal Crossing.

    Sponsors include:

    Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code WILD.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Will I Be a Good Kid? Starring Your Children

    Episode 4: Will I Be a Good Kid? Starring Your Children

    This is what the pandemic looked like to children of different ages, from different communities and even different countries.

    Sponsors include:

    Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code WILD.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 19 min
    Episode 3: Will I Be a Good Father? Starring Chris Garcia

    Episode 3: Will I Be a Good Father? Starring Chris Garcia

    Comedian Chris Garcia didn’t plan on having children. Then he became a dad in the middle of the pandemic, opening his heart in ways he never imagined and helping to heal the loss of his own father. 

    Sponsors Include:

    Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code WILD.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Dama from SELA ,

My warm hug from LA

I am from southeast LA, and just recently moved out of state to Oregon. Listening to WILD and the various stories of some of the beautiful people in Los Angeles feels like a the warm hug I needed from home. The storytelling is phenomenal, and the length is just right for my commutes.

Thank you, Eric. Can’t wait for the rest of the episodes!

mangohappiness ,

Love from a Boomer

So much heart, so much brains, so much strength.
Thank you for giving me your experiences from across the age “gap” (when we speak of humanity does a gap actually exist?). And thank you for sharing the vitality of your culture.

Jen in ATL ,

¡increíble!

This show’s episodes just keep building into even more beautiful, lovingly crafted stories. Please keep them coming!

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