Highly Relevant with Jack Rico
About This Show
Join Jack Rico, ShowBizCafe’s founder and editor-in-chief, as well as frequent entertainment contributor for national media outlets and programs including NBCNews.com, NY1, Telemundo and TODAY, for a weekly pop culture podcast called HIGHLY RELEVANT WITH JACK RICO. This smart, informative show focuses on the people and moments currently shaping our American and Latino pop culture experience, in English or Spanish. Hear Jack chat with celebrity friends and industry power players in riveting and engrossing interviews on the most highly relevant topics of the moment that range from film, music, books, journalism and the media business, plus, listen to his personally curated recommendations on what to see, listen, read and download for the week.
Most Recent Episode
‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 7 - Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity
5 days ago
DOWNLOAD AUDIO HERE In this seventh episode, actor Mark Consuelos, whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host with his wife, "Live with Kelly Ripa," the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus, his opinion on whether he feels more Hispanic or American, and his answer on what his favorite album is… will leave you crying. I also caught up with Jane The Virgin’s Latin Lover, two-time Emmy nominated voice narrator Anthony Mendez tells me what his second Emmy nomination meant to him, his involvement with Disney’s first Latina Princess and why his decision to leave the NY area for Hollywood was a tough one. And finally, have you ever wondered why there are barely any people of color on-air and off in national newsrooms today? Is it management or is it us? What can we do to fix it? I discuss this important matter with former NY Times and current CNN digital reporter on race and inequality Tanzina Vega on the tribulations of being a minority in the media industry today. That and a recap of all the best pop culture stories that you might’ve missed this week. Episode Summary: Mark Consuelos 1:27 Pop News 11:17 Jane the Virgin's Anthony Mendez 14:21 Fox's PITCH review 37:00 CNN's Tanzina Vega 38:53 You'd like to give us your feedback? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us spread the word on social media: Twitter Facebook Instagram If you enjoyed this episode head on over to iTunes and kindly leave us a rating, a review and subscribe! Ways to subscribe to Highly Relevant with Jack Rico: • Click here to subscribe via iTunes