September 15, 2021 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month here in the United States. It’s a celebration and recognition of the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements in the United States and around the world. We here at Podsauce are celebrating the only way we know how: through podcasts.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite podcasts hosted by Latinx creators and about the Hispanic experience. Hear stories from Puerto Rico, stories from bicultural comedians, and news that intersect at race, identity and politics. With podcasts in both Spanish and English, check out these podcasts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage all month long.
Latina to Latina
Each week, Alicia Menendez talks with remarkable Latinas about their work, their art, their ideas, their lives and more. In hilarious and candid interviews, Menendez wants to know the many ways it looks like to thrive as women of color.
Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo
Comedians Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo host “Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo” to talk about what that hyphen between American and Latin culture means. Every week, they have thought provoking conversations on what it means to be hyphenated and share their bicultural lives through their comedy.
Latinx in Power
“Latinx in Power” is interviewing Latinx tech leaders from all over the world for their encouragement and insights into their industry. Host Thaisa Fernandes talks with leaders and entrepreneurs about the rich diversity of Latin cultures and how they flourish.
From WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios comes “La Brega,” a seven-part podcast series with stories and investigations of the struggles faced in Puerto Rico. Told in English and in Spanish, “La Brega” is reflecting on Levittown, secret government programs on the island, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and more.
In The Thick
Award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela host an outside-the-mainstream news podcast, holding conversations about race, identity and politics not heard from regular news sources. From two journalists of color, “In The Thick” is diving into conversations about Guantanamo, the Census, vaccine misinformation, and more.
De Pueblo, Católico y Gay
Eder Díaz Santillan is creating an oral history archive of Latinx LGBTQ+ stories with “De Pueblo, Católico y Gay.” Each week, he interviews a guest on his Spanish-language podcast about the intersection of gender and sexulaity with religion and traditions within Latinx culture.
Sound Opinions: Latin Music’s Ascent, Opinions on Prince & Billie Eilish
On this episode of “Sound Opinions,” hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Billboard VP and author Leila Cobo about her book Decoding Despacito which charts the meteoric rise of Latin music in the United States.
Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast
“Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast” is a bilingual podcast telling the stories of Latin America’s diverse cultures and histories. It narrates all types of literature and reflects on the historical and cultural aspects of each story. From scary stories to science-fiction, “Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast” shines the spotlight and appreciation on Latin American literature.