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El Puente Podcast
47 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
48: Black to the Future (Pt.1) with Dr. Cherise Smith & Michael Ray Charles
We have a great conversation with Dr. Cherise Smith, a professor of art history and Chair of the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin and author of Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective, which surveys his career. We also welcome the subject of said book, artist Michael Ray Charles, whose work and research deal with how African Americans have been viewed and portrayed throughout history, particularly through racist stereotypes such as Aunt Jemima, and how that causes them to view themselves. Buy the book here. Michael Ray Charles' Art 21 episode Hip Hop Evolution Hyperallergic article by Cherise
60 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
47: Upstanding Citizens
Comadreando: Shifting tides of awareness, understanding and conversation in the world. How this movement is different? Pop The News: Black Trans Lives Matter, White supremacists infiltrating the protests and other right wing organizations we should know about What Exactly Do You Meme? Opinions Are Like Assholes: Is outing Lindsey Graham ok? Clapback Heard Around the World: Our own realworld clapbacks Ay, Mi Gente: Latino artist getting in the way of the BLM movement Lecciones Learned: Protest vocabulary Eso Eso Eso: LA reducing LAPD funding, GoFundMe suspends Candace Owens, White ally friends stepping up
75 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
46: Minneapolis Goddamn
Comadreando: We are witnessing one of those history changing weeks. The United States crossed the milestone of 100,000 dead from Coronavirus while also seeing a huge resurgence of the other virus that infects this country: racism. This is a week in which a confluence of events have laid completely bare America’s racist reality and white supremacy problem. Check in with the gang. How are we doing? Pop The News: Amy Cooper’s call to the cops The murder of George Floyd and the resulting protests and riots Michael’s experience at the protest in Austin Go Fund Me for arrested protestors - https://gogetfunding.com/support-austin-protestors-arrested-by-the-racist-police-justice-for-george-floyd-and-mike-ramos/ What Exactly Do You Meme? https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XqJibeT2w5x45ptgYJHb4PLgMWn-9ftg?usp=sharing No, But Really, What Are you? How much of a Karen are you? https://www.buzzfeed.com/vball_plyr12/how-much-of-a-karen-are-you-6y2swqbjo5 Opinions Are Like Assholes: What do we feel about protest rioting? Has the community’s attitude changed about it as being effective, the last means of making the voices of the unheard heard, or unproductive folly? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/dining/minnesota-restaurant-fire-protests.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR3Y-jb2LZeZkQ0Czd1184lr3rorMKTwkSxDi7VAewg5odtBMKy8aVuJAfQ https://soletstalkabout.com/2020/05/28/how-to-respond-to-riots-never-solve-anything/?fbclid=IwAR0MQyneMTnjIN3fwE8y1HhUKv2Led4jEbNLeB0B5w86dtxpLqwGBsautfY Clapback Heard Around the World: Cardi B and Thomi Lauren at it again Ay, Mi Gente: Wear Those Masks!!! Protect our communities! Eso Eso Eso: https://www.audubon.org/news/audubon-statement-incident-central-parks-ramble?fbclid=IwAR1ByXov0L131x28LqaGeolL3Aybut6jp_4eYuDwS-xSLuBQmvzqQqsf_EY https://www.upworthy.com/police-chief-says-killing-defenders-should-turn-in-badges https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bv8zaw/minneapolis-bus-drivers-refuse-to-transport-george-floyd-protesters-to-jail https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7jed3/nyc-bus-drivers-union-refuses-to-transport-protesters-for-the-nypd Facebook Twitter Instagram Email: POCaMadreMedia@gmail.com
34 minutes | May 21, 2020
45: Mask for Mask
Comadreando: Checking in during quarantine. No But Really What Are You?: https://www.quotev.com/quiz/11273500/Personality-Quiz-what-mask-do-you-wear Eso Eso Eso: Essential Workers, First Responders
39 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
44: This Race Is A Drag
37 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
42: It's Christmas, Carrol!
Comadreando: Our year in review Song: What Child Is This? Special Scene: #1 What Exactly Do You Meme: Winter and holiday tweets and Memes Special Scene: #2 Opinions Are Like Assholes: What was the most heart-wrenching story of the year? Song: Oi! In A Manger! Lecciones Learned: Winter and holiday phrases and vocabulary Special Scene: #3 Eso Eso Eso: The indomitable human spirit, especially in the kids! Special Scene: #4 Song: God Rest Ye Terr'ble Gentleman facebook.com/ElPuentePodcast twitter.com/ElPuentePodcast instagram.com/elpuentepodcast Email: POCaMadreMedia@gmail.com
38 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
42: TRAGUITOS: Interracial Planetary, Planetary Interracial
Kim Dave and Michael discuss their experiences of being in interracial relationships.
44 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
41: TRAGUITOS: Self-Care Bears
In our new special episode series, Traguitos (Spanish for drink shots) Kim, Dave, and Michael chat about how we survive by doing small things to take care of ourselves.
37 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
40: Poly Gone (Wild)
In our new special episode series, Traguitos (Spanish for drink shots) Kim opens up about the joy and difficulties of being in polyamorous relationships. Learn a bit more on the topic and Kim!
35 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
39: Forever in Your Debt
Comadreando: Debt Pop The News: Atatiana Jefferson’s murder & Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill Clapback Heard Around the World: Cheeto Jr tries to come for Kamala Harris and gets his ass handed to him Lecciones Learned: Mas Memes Eso Eso Eso: Louisiana high school principal Steven Corbette tells Chic-Fil-A no thank you for their hate-filled sandwiches. Facebook Twitter Instagram Email: POCaMadreMedia@gmail.com
49 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
38: Oh (MG), Canada
Comadreando: POCaMadre Magazine and Live Podcast at the Elisabet Nay Museum Wrap Up Pop The News: Guyger trial for the murder of Botham Jean, Justin Trudeau's black face habit, What Exactly Do You Meme? No, But Really, What Are you? What would your stripper song be? Opinions Are Like Assholes: Cancel Culture. Are we all disposable and not redeemable? Clapback Heard Around the World: Canadian Twitter User epically defends her country and stomps on an U.S. tweeter's attacks with scathing critique of the U.S.A. Lecciones Learned: Mas Memes Eso Eso Eso: The kids are alright: Environmental activist kids speak loudly for all of our sake
36 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
37: Live Episode: Paloma Mayorga
We recorded a special live episode from the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, in conjunction with Michael's exhibition Mujeriego and release of our first issue of POCaMadre Magazine! featuring a special interview of artist, curator and arts administrator, Paloma Mayorga.
39 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
36: Arresting Beauty
Commadreando: Pop the News: Pop The News: Racism in police departments exposed, Plainviewproject.org , latest on ICE Raids, Helping out refugee families, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-what-it-costs-to-free-one-immigrant-from-detention-2018-06-20 , https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc8eSgDK_v0BxTN4BrkxPejto8bnjlcugqIRu6pVw32L1-og/closedform What Exactly Do You Meme? Clapback Heard Around The world: Michael claps back at an art-goer in real time Lecciones Learned: More Memes Eso Eso Eso: Survivors from World War II Japanese internment camps in the US protest the concentration camps in place for Latinx refugees
70 minutes | May 30, 2019
35: Lower Your Choice
Comadreando: Summer and Other Plans Pop The News: Abortion laws closing in on women’s corporeal agency across the country What Exactly Do You Meme? No, But Really, What Are you? Where will we be 6 months from now? Clapback Heard Around the World: Tom Morello claps back after being called “whitest black guy I’ve ever seen” Lecciones Learned: Cardi Memes Eso Eso Eso: Billionaire commencement speaker pledges to pay off graduating class’ student debt at HBCU
69 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
34: Faith Book
Comadreando: We talk about the role religion has played in our lives Pop The News: Jordan Peele’s comments on casting his movies What Exactly Do You Meme? No, But Really, What Are you? BuzzFeed Quiz about Your School of Philosophy LINK HERE Opinions Are Like Assholes: Is Pete Buttigieg just another white male running to be the Democratic candidate for President or does his sexual orientation make him different? Clapback Heard Around the World: Another AOC Clap Back at Fox Folx Lecciones Learned: List of “Are these real Spanish words” from WeAreMitu: LINK HERE Eso Eso Eso: Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization in Committee Vote
71 minutes | Mar 30, 2019
33: You Better Work (Too Much)
Comadreando: Workaholism Pop The News: IBM’s racist application questions, Black Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers stood up to Stand Your Ground What Exactly Do You Meme? Opinions Are Like Assholes: Michael Jackson’s catalog should be removed from our cultural lexicon? Clapback Heard Around the World: Gayle King Claps back at Fox News’ Jesse Watters Aye Mi Gente: Michael’s friend Tammie takes Kim and Dave to the mat! Lecciones Learned: Mas Memes Eso Eso Eso: Mental Health App geared toward African Americans
60 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
32: Which Parity? DIS Parity!
Comadreando: Kim get racially profiled in Williamson County, Dave needs a drink, and Michael discusses his recent performances in Experimental Action Performance Festival. Pop The News: The former Governor of Maine shows his racist true colors (again.) A study finds that school districts with black and brown students receive far less funding than districts with white students. And Democrats work to make religious bigotry illegal again. What Exactly Do You Meme? No, But Really, What Are you? Tired of your career? Take this quiz with us to find out what your true career should be! https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/what-career-should-you-have Lecciones Learned: Más Memes. ¿Cómo como? Como como como. Eso Eso Eso: Raise your glasses for Patricia Okoumou. Famous for climbing the Statue of Liberty, now she climbed the Southwest Key building in Austin to protest child separations at the border.
44 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
31: The Republic of Taxes
Comadreando: Chit chat about Michael's Mexico trip y mas Pop The News: Cheeto Tax plan biting everyone in the ass Clapback Heard Around the World: Smokey Robinson claps back on J Lo's behalf Aye Mi Gente: Lecciones Learned: Check this meme, Kim! Eso Eso Eso: LBGTQ Celebrity Allies
54 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
30: Bug's (Giving Me) Life!
This is our extended interview with recent guest, friend, and amazing Austin-based artist and filmmaker Bug Davidson.
53 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
29: King of the World
Comadreando: MLK day everyday! Pop The News: MAGA kids disrespecting Native American Nathan Phillips and the smirk heard around the world. What Exactly Do You Meme? No, But Really, What Are you? What kind of civil rights leader are you? Take the quiz with us! http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/quizzes/civil-rights-movement-leaders/ Real History Has Shades and Curves: MLK and Cesar Chavez Clapback Heard Around the World: Cardi B takes clapping back to another level. Eso Eso Eso: Actor Simu Liu schools a live TV audience about racist stereotypes of Asian men.
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