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25 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
S2E8 - Easter Sunday: Interview with Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston
Easter Sunday is a movie that uses comedic moments and family drama as both an “invitation to Filipino culture” and a sneak peek into the life of Jo Koy. In this episode, Doni and Robert sit down with Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston as they discuss the absence of Filipino representation in film and the challenges of breaking stereotypes.
50 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
S2E7 - Latino Name-Changers: Estévez vs. Sheen
In this episode we ask the question, "should ethnic actors Anglicize their names to assimilate into the culture of Hollywood?" Today we look at the Estévez family including Martin Sheen, Emilio Estévez, and Charlie Sheen. When is it okay and when is it wrong to assimilate? You’re in luck because you’ll get the definitive answer on this episode of Mixed Take!
53 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
S2E6 - Powerhouse Polynesians: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Jason Momoa
Polynesians represent! In this episode we talk about how Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Mamoa have changed the game for those who don't fit the Hollywood mold. If you don't fit, make a space only you can fill!
55 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
S2E5 - Powerhouse Latina Jennifer Lopez
JLo has been described as an actress, singer, dancer, director, producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, mother, New Yorker, and as one journalist stated, “the model of the 21st century renaissance woman.” Jennifer Lopez truly does it all.
44 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
S2E4 - What do Star Trek, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy have in common? Zoe Saldaña!
In this episode we take a look into the career of Zoe Saldaña and other Afro-Latino actors as we discuss things like the misidentification of Latinos in Hollywood and examine why Latino's should be written into more scripts.
36 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
S2E3 - Tick, Tick... Boom! An Interview with Robin De Jesus
From Pulizer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, actor, and now director Lin-Manuel Miranda comes as new Netflix film, tick, tick…Boom! In this episode we discuss the film and interview actor, singer, and fellow Boriqua, Robin De Jesus
44 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
S2E2 - Review: Colin in Black and White
In this special episode we discuss the new Netflix original series, Colin in Black & White. From co-creators Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick comes a bold new dramatic limited series that chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family.
46 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
S2E1 - How Will Smith Changed the Game for Black Actors in Hollywood
There is no question that Will Smith is a legend. From music to movies, everything he touches turns to gold. In this episode we discuss Will's movies and those who paved the way for his success.
45 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
S1E10 - Respect: Interviews with Liesl Tommy and Jennifer Hudson
This film had us at Aretha Franklin! With a star-studded cast filled with Oscar-worthy performances, Jennifer Hudson becomes the living embodiment of the Queen of Soul and gives the performance of a lifetime. Hit song after hit song, we’re left with a greater understanding of Aretha, along with a deeper connection to her.
36 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S1E9 - Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton and In the Heights
Welcome to a bonus episode of Mixed Take! In this episode we discuss songwriter, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not only has he scored Disney films like Moana and starred in a classic like Mary Poppins Returns, but Miranda is best known for writing Broadway hits including In the Heights and Hamilton. Listen in as we discuss the genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
44 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
S1E8 - Jon M. Chu: Director of Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights
Jon M. Chu, a Silicon Valley native and natural born filmmaker, brings colorful and vibrant stories like Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights to our screens. At a time in our nation’s history when anti-Asian racist rhetoric and attacks are on the rise, filmmakers like Chu challenge our ideas of who is an immigrant and whether the American Dream is alive and well. Join us to learn more about the life and works of Jon M. Chu!
35 minutes | May 26, 2021
S1E7 - Blue Miracle: Interview with Jimmy Gonzales
We all love a good underdog story, but when the underdogs are orphans and the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against them, reality hits - the stakes could mean life or death. In this story, based on real life events, director and writer Julio Quintana delivers a must-see heart warming tale of perseverance, love, and family.
59 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
S1E6 - Ryan Coogler: Rocky, Creed, and Black Panther
The film industry is behind in terms of diversity and studio execs are nervous to green-light big budget films with ethnically diverse leads. But that hasn't stopped Director Ryan Coogler from making box office hits like Black Panther and Creed. Tune in for this seasons final episode and a look at one of Hollywood's most notable directors.
41 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
S1E5 - Mindy Kaling: Actress, Writer, Comedian, and Diva
Mindy Kaling might be best known for her role in The Office as the hilarious pop-culture drama queen, Kelly Kapoor. However, Mindy is more than an actress. She is a writer, public speaker, author, and comedian. Her funny, pensive prose is packed with subversive punchlines and witty comebacks. Join us to learn more about the creative genius of Mindy Kaling!
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
S1E4 - Ava Duvernay: Injustice, Civil Rights, and the 2020 Protests
Ava Duvernay is a U.S. filmmaker and Academy Award Nominated director for Selma and the documentary 13th. In this episode we'll discuss Duvernay's directing style and her creative eye for storytelling, often highlighting narratives that give a voice to those that are silenced by our society
50 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
S1E3 - Alfonso Cuarón: The Man Who Does It All - Director, Writer, Producer
Movies are normally referred to as motion pictures. In the case of Alfonso Cuarón, his movies are motion portraits. Each frame is carefully crafted until it unfolds into a scene. And each scene comes together until it forms an artistic picture of human struggle and growth. Join us to learn more about Cuarón's techniques and storytelling style
46 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
S1E2 - Alejandro G. Iñárritu: The Artist Behind the Revenant, Birdman, and So Much More
In this episode, we explore the life and career of Alejandro G. Iñárritu. From disc jockey to Hollywood director of iconic movies including Birdman, Babel, and the Revenant, Iñárritu’s films invite us to grapple with questions related to purpose, love, redemption, and hope.
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
S1E1 - Guillermo del Toro, Monsters, and the Catholic Church
Guillermo del Toro might be seen as strange but he is no stranger to Hollywood. His resume is overflowing with critical acclamation, box office success, and a cult following. In this episode, we explore how his Mexican roots and Catholic upbringing influenced his career and shaped his films.
1 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Introducing the Mixed Take Podcast
Welcome to Mixed Take, a World Outspoken podcast where we discuss how the mixing of cultures and heritages in America - influence film, television, and other forms of media and entertainment. It's hosted by us, Robert Rivera and Donielle Alicea. Why does it matter that Guillermo Del Toro is Mexican and Lin Manuel Miranda is Puerto Rican? Does that have any impact on their storytelling? No longer are we exposed to art from a limited perspective. Let's celebrate these stories and explore the lives of those creating them (as well as laugh and geek out along the way).
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