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Latinx voices at the intersection of politics and popculture, dishing out comedic and critical interventions. Tamarindo is hosted by Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez and recorded in Los Angeles.
Call Your Gay Friend

37:57 | Jun 14th

It’s #Pride month and an important time to celebrate the progress achieved by the #LGBTQ rights movement. On this episode of Tamarindo, we talk about Ana Sheila’s experience as a #queer #Latinx including how she came out to her family, her first kiss...Show More
Reproductive Rights for All!

41:34 | Jul 1st

On this episode of Tamarindo,  we talk about what is at stake when it comes to #reproductiverights if we don’t take action to stop the intentional work taking place to dismantle #RoevWade. We feature Danielle Perez (https://www.instagram.com/divadelu...Show More
Why #Latinx Representation is More Important Than Ever!

34:41 | May 23rd

We asked Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, co-author of the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, Director of Research & Civic Engagement, UCLA Social Sciences, what letter grade she would give Hollywood on their representation of Latinx characters and stories and...Show More
Mamis (mamás, moms, amas) know best!

34:35 | May 10th

On this episode of Tamarindo, we start off with lessons from the biggest #influencers in our lives, our moms. Then we introduce you to our good friend, Rebecca Pleitez, Deputy Director of Grassroots advocacy for the California Primary Care Associatio...Show More
Pasitos to a Healthier You con Tamarindo!

52:18 | Apr 23rd

On this episode of Tamarindo, we start by recapping how we did on our latest #reto or personal challenge! We'll tell you how we did  facing our biggest #budget adversaries, happy hours and public transportation fails, you’ll find out who made it to t...Show More
Chicano, Latina, Latinx...What's in a Name?

47:32 | Apr 3rd

On this episode of Tamarindo, our very own wellbeing-enthusiast Ana Sheila kicks off our new segment on personal challenges or #retos that push us to take note of our habits, identify what's harming vs. helping, and helps us live more intentionally. ...Show More
Meet Ana Sheila Victorino, Tamarindo’s new co-host!

24:58 | Mar 15th

On this episode of Tamarindo we introduce you to wellness enthusiast, low key chismosa, and recovering model immigrant, Ana Sheila Victorino, the newest voice of team Tamarindo! Brenda interviews Ana Sheila and we learn how she came to be a Latina in...Show More
Storytelling with Christina Igaraividez

21:22 | Feb 26th

Tamarindo con Brenda is back today with a conversation with Christina Igaraividez storyteller, actor, writer and content creator. Whether it’s an ensemble production or a digital short, she is constantly working on how to get people to laugh (and som...Show More
Tea Time with Tamarindo

32:01 | Feb 22nd

Hey Tamarindo Fam- have you missed us?!!! Because we missed YOU! Tamarindo is back for its first episode of 2019 and The Educated Peleoneras sound off on the latest twitter beef, political chanclazo/ basura moments, and recent pop culture happenings....Show More
Meet Raúl Castillo: A Chicano Leading Man.

42:36 | Sep 5th, 2018

Whether it was as the charming Richie on HBO’s acclaimed series Looking or on an off Broadway stage acting with Emmy nominee Sandra Oh, we know the moment you witnessed Raúl Castillo’s tremendous talent, you knew he was the type of leading man you’d ...Show More
Leadership con Cariño, interview of Mari Riddle, Executive Director of Grand Performances

28:54 | Aug 15th, 2018

On this episode of Tamarindo, Brenda chats with her friend and mentor Mari Riddle, the first Latina Executive Direct of Grand Performances, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free acc...Show More
What in the Actual Hell: US Immigration in 2018 with journalist Tina Vasquez

41:31 | Jul 4th, 2018

Despite being on a short recording hiatus in between seasons, Tamarindo Podcast was compelled to produce a special episode in light of the devastating recent developments in US immigration policy. On this episode, Melinna interviews Tina Vasquez, sen...Show More
MOTA-vation: POC, Marijuana, and Makin' Money Moves

39:01 | Apr 26th, 2018

Whether you smoke it, bake it, or hate it, Marijuana is here to stay and with more states going the way of Colorado and California, the Cannabis industry is ripe with opportunity… but exactly is who stands to benefit from this booming business that i...Show More
Educated Peleoneras

53:55 | Apr 10th, 2018

This episode of Tamarindo is full of #EducatedPeleonera vibes! Starting with some quality catching up with co-hosts Melinna and Brenda in our 'Que Pasa' segment (#thirsttrap: we talk #JanelleMonae). We engage in a rare "Explanatory Comma" moment (See...Show More
#WomenStandUp (Collab w/ Wait, Hold up!)

38:58 | Mar 26th, 2018

Melinna and Brenda join the ladies behind Wait, Hold Up! podcast for this very special Women's History Month episode. Wait, Hold Up! Is hosted by Jessica Molina @heyjessmolina and Yarel Ramos @yarel_ramos and each week these fierce ladies interview p...Show More
Part 2: #OscarsNotSoBrown: Filmmaking while Brown with Linda Yvette Chávez & Marvin Lemus

25:22 | Mar 5th, 2018

As we collectively process the impact of last night's #Oscars, we’re left pondering what progressed and what stayed the same when it comes to POC & Latinx representation on screen? We are happy to count the awards that went to Guillermo del Toro, Coc...Show More
#43-(Part 1 of 2 )#OscarsNotSoBrown: Filmmaking while Brown with Linda Yvette Chávez & Marvin Lemus

47:01 | Feb 26th, 2018

Its Oscar week 2018 and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite is still painfully accurate, so the Tamarindo team decided to sit down with a pair of visionary #Latinx filmmakers who are breaking down barriers in Hollywood by putting Latinx stories and faces fron...Show More
#42 - Buzzfeed's Curly Velasquez on Tamarindo

45:01 | Feb 5th, 2018

This week on Tamarindo Podcast, Brenda and Melinna sit down with Buzzfeed’s Curly Velasquez, one of the lead content creators for their Latinx division, Pero Like. Carlitos “Curly” Velasquez, or "the funny primo we wish we all had”, is a Los Angeles-...Show More
Bonus Episode! - Making Movies

29:40 | Jan 26th, 2018

This is a bonus episode of #TamarindoPodcast featuring [Making Movies](https://mkngmvs.com/), an American Rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band is made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi, Diego Chi, Juan Carlos Chaurand, and Andres Chau...Show More
#TIMESUP (Minicast)

40:34 | Jan 11th, 2018

Welcome back for the first Tamarindo mini cast episode of 2018!  We join in on the ongoing dialogue about #TIMESUP: "the unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere, From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike…” -(...Show More
Minicast- #EducatedPeleonera Review of the Week: #NoMOORE and MORE!

28:30 | Dec 15th, 2017

On this minicast episode of Tamarindo, Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez, your favorite #educatedpeleoneras, give you a  rundown of the week's highlights. We talk about the historic #AlabamaSenate race, Salma Hayek's raw #metoo [NY Times OpEd](ht...Show More
#41 - Decolonize Your Beauty, Decolonize Your Diet

57:32 | Dec 2nd, 2017

On this episode, the #educatedpeleoneras catch up on Melinna’s recent travels to Lebanon and Brenda’s time at #Podcasteriofest, the first all-Latinx podcast festival. Listen to hear how Melinna’s Mid-East travels inspire a discussion on post-colonial...Show More
#40- Poet Yosimar Reyes on Tamarindo

38:58 | Nov 13th, 2017

This is the first official episode with the NEW Tamarindo duo, Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez, the #EducatedPeleoneras. Together, they discuss the recent progressive sweep and wins by candidates of color across the country and remain cautiousl...Show More
Minicast - ¡brava!

45:34 | Nov 1st, 2017

This mini-cast episode we have Paula Z. Gomez as guest host. Paula supports Tamarindo as a fan and website maven. Together, they discuss what makes for a perfect girls trip and the importance of spending time with amigas. Brenda and Paula interview ...Show More
#39 - Lift Each Other Up with Lucy Flores of mitú, and Julissa Arce as guest host

1:02:39 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Washington Post best-selling author Julissa Arce joins Brenda as guest host. Together, they interview Lucy Flores who was the first Latina elected to the Nevada state legislature. Julissa and Brenda discuss #noposwow moments when we are shocked at th...Show More
#Minicast:Meet Morado Lens with Dolores Huerta

24:04 | Oct 13th, 2017

This episode features an introduction to our fans to Morado Lens, a feminist podcast hosted by two childhood friends who discuss embracing your #innerbruja. Hear how Cindy Rodriguez and Nathalie Farfan interview #DoloresHuerta. Subscribe today and #s...Show More
# 38 - The Currently Crossover

42:16 | Oct 5th, 2017

This is a cross-over episode with Betsy Aimee of The Currently and Brenda Gonzalez of Tamarindo. Betsy and Brenda discuss the book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay. They tackle the book's themes including body image, growing up with immig...Show More
Hood Digest Minicast (Live)

33:44 | Sep 28th, 2017

This is a #minicast episode and recording on our #instagram live convo with #HoodDigest. We discuss #CardiB #PuertoRico #TakeAKnee and #HispanicHeritageMonth. We also ask you to save the date for #PodcasteriaFest a #Latinx podcast festival happening ...Show More
# 37 - Telenoveleando with Melinna Bobadilla

55:22 | Sep 20th, 2017

#EducatedPeleonera Melinna Bobadilla joins this #telenoveleando episode as guest host dishing #POC representation in media. Melinna is a chicanx actor, educator, voice over artist and activist who is passionate about the intersection of social justic...Show More
#36 Gaining independence from strict parents with Magdalena Guillen

39:06 | Sep 15th, 2017

Tamarindo podcast summer intern, Lauren Gaytan, guest hosts this episode as her final summer project with Tamarindo. Lauren and Brenda interview Magdalena "Maggie" Guillen, an editor at aol.com where she helps manage front page content and interviews...Show More
#DACA Minicast

21:18 | Sep 7th, 2017

Brenda of Tamarindo and Elmer of #HoodDigest recorded an #instagramlive special minicast reacting to the September 5, 2017 news that #45 would rescind #DACA. This is a podcast "minicast" of that same conversation that so many of you joined us for. C...Show More
#35 Made in LA: Irene Diaz on Tamarindo (musical guest)

44:13 | Aug 30th, 2017

Tamarindo guest host, Elmer Roldan of #HoodDigest joins Brenda Gonzalez on this musical episode with the amazingly talented, Irene Diaz. Born and raised in East LA, Irene Diaz emerges out of the Chicano Music scene as a serenading songstress, moving...Show More
Rebroadcast--Tribute to #JuanGabriel

55:32 | Aug 28th, 2017

This is a rebroadcast of our tribute to #JuanGabriel the iconic #Mexican singer song writer we lost a year ago. Please take a moment to rate and review #TamarindoPodcast. With your help, new listeners can discover us and help us grow. Increasing our ...Show More
# 34 - Acting While Brown with Melinna and Rocio

56:13 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Shortly after their time performing in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit run at the Mark Taper Forum, Melinna Bobadilla and Rocio Lopez, two dope actresses, stopped by Tamarindo to discuss Latinx representation in media, how the themes in Zoot Suit still apply...Show More
BONUS Mincast: #Charlottesville

13:30 | Aug 17th, 2017

This #minicast episode is a brief interview with a Charlottesville based organization called Sin Barreras/Without Barriers. Through our conversation with Edgar Lara, we learn of a different side of the community of #Charlottesville. Though it is d...Show More
(Minicast) Nalgona Positivity Pride on Tamarindo

30:32 | Aug 17th, 2017

Described as a xicana/brown/indigenous body-positive project, the work of Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) is creating a space to discuss eating disorders, cultural affirmation, and decolonizing body. Founder Gloria Lucas joins Lauren Gaytan of Tamarin...Show More
#33-Discussing Rape Culture with Locatora Radio

41:01 | Aug 8th, 2017

The amazing #mujeres behind the podcast Locatora Radio join Tamarindo to discuss their work, background, and to breakdown what rape culture is and howe we can help end it. This episode is hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Luis Octavio. We will have Luis...Show More
(Minicast) Luis & Babelito from #LatinosWhoLunch (Spanish)

16:30 | Jul 27th, 2017

Come with Babelito from Latinos Who Lunch and Luis as they celebrate their 1 year friendaversary in Korea Town and plan a Karaoke night de musica ochentera!
EastSide Sol with Jorge Madrid

47:34 | Jul 19th, 2017

Luis is joined by Tamarindo intern Lauren Gaytan as guest host discussing #dichos #molcajetedominguero and a #kardashian gets a #chancla. Lauren shares all about her first day at Tamarindo #bucketlist. Next, Brenda and Luis speak to Jorge Madrid, ...Show More
Minicast: Lalo Alcaraz y Luis Avila

19:57 | Jul 12th, 2017

On this minicast, Brenda chats with cartoonista/artist/writer LaloAlcaraz, the man behind theNationally syndicated La Cucaracha, while in Phoenix for the NCLR conference. She also catches up with Luis Avila, community organizer and author of Nomada T...Show More
Rob Bliss on Tamarindo (minicast)

31:59 | Jun 30th, 2017

On this minicast episode between our next full episode, we have a musical treat for your ears. This is a dance mix by Rob Gaitan aka Rob Bliss, a friend of Tamarindo. This is an all vinyl DJ mix with records from the year Luis and Brenda were born th...Show More
# 31 Brown Girls Rising and #SaltyCrunchy

1:05:40 | Jun 22nd, 2017

This is a jammed packed episode where Luis and Brenda first discuss Pride, then kick it off with TWO great interviews on this episode. We talk to Audrey Bellis, the creator of the #BrownGirlsRising podcast and founder for Worthy Women. She is a firs...Show More
# 30 - Luis' Guide to Tijuana

48:46 | Jun 14th, 2017

Luis and Brenda are big fans of #Tijuana, just on the other side of San Diego. Join them as they guide you through traveling to this great city. On this episode, we kick off with our wheel of topics, and then Brenda interviews Luis on some cool t...Show More
LURNing with Rudy (Minicast)

21:59 | Jun 1st, 2017

On this minicast episode, Brenda chats with Rudy Espinoza, Executive Director of LURN, the Leadership for Urban Renewal Network. This nonprofit implements innovative strategies to revitalize low-income urban areas through advocacy and micro-financing...Show More
#29-East Los to East Coast, Dos!

37:06 | May 24th, 2017

We bring back Kristie Hernandez, a star from our #MujeresLead series! Kristie achieved her dream of being an appointee of #PresidentObama and worked for the Department of Defense and later she worked for the Peace Corps. Now she's back in East Los An...Show More
Twisted 4 Tamarindo Minisode

31:50 | May 17th, 2017

Lucia welcomes Luis into her home she is the creator of Twisted 4 Sugar a cotton candy business that makes Latino inspired cotton candy flavors like Churro, Horchata, Tamarindo, Mango con Tajin, Mazapan and many more!!! She is one Chingona and an in...Show More
#28 - Chicano Eats

37:44 | May 11th, 2017

Brenda and Luis chat with Esteban, aka, Chicano Eats, the sweetest guest they've ever had, who came to the studio with chocolate abuelita flavored cookies and cupcakes! He is a food blogger that creates works of art with his amazing and colorful phot...Show More
Bonus Episode: The United Latinx Fund (Live Event)

55:39 | May 11th, 2017

This is a bonus episode of Tamarindo Podcast featuring the live recording of the United Latinx Fund relaunch in Los Angeles on May 3, 2017. Brenda Gonzalez of Tamarindo moderated a conversation with Dean Gary Segura at the UCLA Luskin School of Pub...Show More
Minicast La SalvadoReina

17:06 | May 2nd, 2017

Brenda chats with Cindy Zavala, aka, La SalvadoReina. Cindy brings a fresh hip hop take to the cumbia world with her contagious sound. Her love for the Salvadorian community of her hometown of Washington DC comes through in her hit video "Cumbia Capi...Show More
# 27 - Uriel Saenz - Modern Day Renaissance Man

1:16:34 | Apr 25th, 2017

We chat with Uriel Saenz, a celebrated leader who is credited as an international fashion designer, Military Veteran (USMC) and a respected media man. He is currently VP of Multicultural Development & Strategy for the Los Angeles Times. Uriel Saenz h...Show More
Tamarindo Plus Ashley Nell Tipton

45:35 | Apr 18th, 2017

Luis was able to sit-down and interview Ashley Nell Tipton who won Project Runway's Season 14th, First Ever Plus Size Collection Winner!!! Ashley was so amazing and so HUMBLE. She has a clothing line in JC Penney and has her very own Plus Size Patter...Show More
#26 - Benjamin Shalom Bachenheimer Rodriguez

28:51 | Apr 12th, 2017

Comedian and director Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez joins Brenda and Luis and discusses filmmaking, story-telling, and why his abuelita Mari is his best friend. Ben is the co-creator of the web series Pushy Riots and other projects such a "Mari con Ben...Show More
Minicast--Viva los Cupcakes, Viva!

31:11 | Apr 4th, 2017

Luis Octavio sits with Karina Jimenez from Viva Los Cupcakes, and learns how her business got started, what inspires her unique flavors, and he gets a hint for what's to come for FLAVOR OF THE MONTH. Also, Brenda will soon find out Luis Octavio, no ...Show More
# 25 - Las Cafeteras

39:42 | Apr 1st, 2017

Los Angeles based @LasCafeteras blend roots music, punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock, for their beautiful melodies, which tell powerful stories of their neighborhood and community. Band members Denise Carlos and Daniel French join #tamarindo...Show More
Miniscast-Part 4 #WomensHistoryMonth #Chispita

18:57 | Mar 28th, 2017

On this finale installment of our four part series, #MujeresLead, we hear from Dolores Arredondo, Commissioner for LA County Department of Public Social Services, leader at a fortune 100 company, and long-time volunteer leader on numerous nonprofit b...Show More
Minicast-Part 3 of #MujeresLead series, Kristie Hernandez from East Los to East Coast

23:06 | Mar 26th, 2017

In this third installment of our #WomensHistoryMonth series #MujeresLead, we hear from Kristie Hernandez, who just returned home to East LA after two years in the Obama Administration. Ms.Hernandez has over a decade of experience in government affai...Show More
Mujeres Lead: Women's History Month Part 2 (minicast)

26:25 | Mar 23rd, 2017

This is part two of our Women's History Month series. Brenda connects with Nora Vargas, Vice President of Community & Government relations for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific South West. She is a Governor Brown Appointee to California's State Teach...Show More
#24 - One Year of Chanclazos!

1:02:25 | Mar 17th, 2017

Brenda and Luis celebrate one year of bringing Tamarindo Podcast to your ears! Hear from our friends and fans as we look back at our favorite moments and recommend past episodes. We also speak to our friend Rashad Al-Dabbagh, who is the founder and d...Show More
Mujeres Lead:Women's History Month Part 1 (Minicast)

16:31 | Mar 16th, 2017

It's Women's History Month and Brenda is speaking to amazing #mujeres about #Latina #leadership. This is part one with Dr. Feliza Ortiz-Licon, Senior Director of Education Leadership at the National Council of La Raza, and the only Latina on the Cali...Show More
One Year Anniversary Call for Voice memos!

02:46 | Mar 9th, 2017

Brenda and Luis are recording their one year anniversary episode this Sunday March 12. To be included in our celebration, record a short voice memo and e-mail it to Tamarindopodcast@gmail.com by 9:00am PST March 12. You can also rate and review us o...Show More
Get Out--SPOILER ALERT with FavyFav MiniCast

20:46 | Mar 7th, 2017

Friend of the podcast FavyFav of Latinos Who Lunch joins Brenda for a chat about the movie making all the buzz, Get Out. This is a minicast episode in between the full Tamarindo Episodes which you can subscribe on itunes! Don't forget to review this ...Show More
#23-From Wall Street to Activist, Julissa Arce on Tamarindo

43:13 | Feb 28th, 2017

Julissa Arce, author of "My Underground American Dream," joins us to tell us how she made it in Wall Street while keeping a secret. Now, she is a writer, speaker, and social justice advocate and is the co-founder and chairwoman of the Ascend Educati...Show More
Police Brutality in Anaheim--Minicast with Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly

21:31 | Feb 23rd, 2017

A year after the KKK led violence in Anaheim, the city of Mickey is making national news again due to an off-duty LAPD officer's violent altercation with a minor. Gabriel San Roman, reporter for the OC Weekly, joins Tamarindo to discuss the case and ...Show More
Minicast-Immigrant's March Los Angeles #WokeBae

13:40 | Feb 19th, 2017

Brenda interviews marchers during the #ImmigrantsMarch in LA. This is a minicast small episode in between our longer studio episodes. We would love your thoughts at tamarindopodcast@gmail.com
Luis & Brenda on #DayWithoutImmigrants -Minicast

19:25 | Feb 16th, 2017

Brenda Gonzalez & Luis Octavio discuss their immigration journeys on this #DayWithoutImmigrants This is a minicast episode in between studio sessions. Find our full-episodes on Itunes! Rate and review us #tamarindopodcast tamarindopodcast@gmail.com
Tamarindo Podcast Guest Selections - We <3 Jamie Prado

40:32 | Feb 14th, 2017

Our good friend and Los Angeles based house music uber producer Jamie Prado returns to the podcast to bless us with a finely curated selection of music that is a must listen! Our Valentine's Day gift to our listeners because we <3 u and we <3 Jamie P...Show More
# 22 - In Love With Eddie G

50:15 | Feb 13th, 2017

Brenda & Luis are back from a short break with a Valentine's Day themed episode. We discuss what we're watching on TV, play a fun game with our partners, and interview the amazing Eddie G, the YouTube star who drops "Kuh-nowledge Bombs" on the inter...Show More
Womens March on Washington --Minicast

12:13 | Jan 25th, 2017

Brenda Gonzalez of #TamarindoPodcast shares her experience at the #WomensMarch including 10 reasons why the march matteres. This is a mini-cast short episode. Brenda & Luis are back in the studio next month with fresh new episodes coming soon! Subsc...Show More
#19 - DREAMing with Rafael Agustin (Re-broadcast)

40:13 | Jan 15th, 2017

Tamarindo Podcast with Brenda Gonzalez and Luis Octavio is taking a short break. This is a rebroadcast of episode 19, DREAMing with Rafeel Agustin, the actor, playwright, and Executive Director of two local nonprofits. Tamarindo Podcast will be back ...Show More
#21 - Karina Got Jokes - Our Chat With Comedian Karina Luna

39:30 | Jan 6th, 2017

Luis and Brenda welcome 2017 with jokes and laughter. Actress, comedian, and storyteller, Karina Luna shares her experience breaking into the comedy scene and more! Check her out @KarinaGotJokes
Be About It!--Our minicast chat with Wendy Carrillo Candidate for Congress

14:33 | Dec 30th, 2016

Our last minicast for 2016, is an interview with Wendy Carrillo, candidate for the 34th Congressional seat which includes several communities in the east side of Los Angeles County. Wendy is a former labor organizer and journalist, who used to host P...Show More
#20 - Sonic D & Juke Bounce Werk

1:02:01 | Dec 22nd, 2016

On this episode we turn to our good friend Darren Beckford aka Sonic D from Juke Bounce Werk, Los Angeles' premier Juke/Footwork music label. We discuss Darren's afro-latino roots and how they influenced his musical journey. If you haven't heard of J...Show More
#18 - Oaxacking Dead

29:09 | Nov 24th, 2016

For your #thanksgiving commute, enjoy our #Oaxacking episode where Luis and Brenda record on the road earlier in November. We talk #DiadelosMuertos and #Halloween and eat our way around #Oaxaca. We also discuss some of our #gripes when visiting the...Show More
Election Recap: Moving Beyond WTF (minicast)

09:55 | Nov 19th, 2016

Amiga of the #tamarindopodcast Anna Castro joins us for some #positive actions we can take in the wake of the #presidentialelection. She takes a pause from her work at #MiFamiliaVota to speak to Brenda on this #minicast episode with some great ways ...Show More
#17 - Election Night Collab w/ Latino Rebels

43:53 | Nov 13th, 2016

Join us as we relive the emotional #electionnight with Brenda of #Tamarindopodcast and Sharis of Latino Rebels. On this #LatinasVote special, these two #traveisas bring a mic to an election night party in #DTLA and speak to #Latinas a they watch the ...Show More
Tamarindo Minicast - La Cocina de Frida (Oaxaca Adventure Preview!)

06:30 | Nov 8th, 2016

As a preview to our first ever full travel episode on our Oaxaca adventure, Luis interviews the famous owner of La Cocina de Frida in Ocotlán Oaxaca Mx. We discover her incredible story and incredible food. Enjoy and look out for our full Oaxaca cast...Show More
#16 - Latinx, Si o No

43:10 | Oct 26th, 2016

The fabulous duo Favy Fab & Babelito of the podcast Latinos Who Lunch join the Tamarindos to discuss important things like the term Latinx, chanclas, and snacks! Catch this episode and subscribe to Latinos Who Lunch to catch Luis & Brenda on their sh...Show More
Latino USA recommends Tamarindo Podcast!

02:53 | Oct 16th, 2016

A brief hello and welcome to our new listeners following the shout out we got from #NPR #LatinoUSA! Luis and Brenda are working hard to bring you fresh new episodes , which we release twice a month. This weekend we are visiting #LatinosWhoLunch in ...Show More
Microcast--Quick check-in with our friend Mayor Bao Ngyuen

05:42 | Oct 13th, 2016

This is a quick check-in with our friend #GardenGrove Mayor Bao Nguyen and candidate for #USCongress . If elected, #MayorBao will be the first openly #Gay #Immigrant elected to #Congress. #Progressive #Historic #Vote #Election
#15 - Cha Cha Bitch

43:30 | Oct 11th, 2016

We talk to AB Soto, the creator of the colorful tune "Cha Cha Bitch" and how he is channeling his Mexican roots in his music, performances, and fashion. Catch him on October 29th at Precinct in downtown LA! We dare you not to Cha Cha Bitch all the wa...Show More
#14 - ChingonaHarmony

42:20 | Sep 30th, 2016

Bad ass journalist, Sharis Delgadillo of the Latino Rebels podcast joins us as we discuss the perils of being a Chingona and dating in today's digital age.
#13 - Erik Rivera On Every Corner

1:08:18 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Luis & Brenda welcome comedian Erik Rivera and discuss #tacotrucksoneverycorner, how comedy heals, and the joys of fatherhood. We also tell you hilarious invention ideas on our Tiburon Tank segment and Brenda tries to keep it together after many #ilo...Show More
Tamarindo Podcast - #12 - Juan Gabriel Tribute

55:32 | Aug 29th, 2016

Luis and Brenda pay tribute to the iconic Mexican composer and pop star Juan Gabriel, who died on August 28th, hours before recording this episode. Listeners share what #JuanGa meant to them, their favorite songs, and there is even a little singing! ...Show More
#11 - Mommy Marketers

1:09:27 | Aug 5th, 2016

In Episode 11 we look into the world of moms and learn how two amazing marketing madres (Emily Gaitan and Betsy Aimee) do it! From work/life/baby balance, to breast feeding philosophies, to how politics and culture in these crazy times are influencin...Show More
Go Fund Me Commercial (aka Go Fund Our Tacos!)

03:41 | Aug 4th, 2016

Commercial for our Go Fund Me campaign for a travel mic!
#10 - Jamie Prado...The Colombian Connection

1:29:55 | Jul 26th, 2016

We invite Jamie Prado, the talented LA-based house music producer down for a chat about his fantastic music, and his recent re-connection with his Colombian roots, including the philanthropy work he is doing there. He even blessed us with a live dj s...Show More
#9 - The War On Drugs

40:37 | Jul 8th, 2016

Luis and Brenda have a fascinating conversation with Armando Gudino of the Drug Policy Alliance--the nation's leading organization championing drug policy grounded on science, compassion, health and human life. He takes us on a journey discussing Lat...Show More
#8 - A Queer History

1:01:18 | Jul 2nd, 2016

Luis and Brenda welcome friends behind a documentary that shares the story of Los Angeles' place in LGBTQ history, LA: A Queer History. Find out all about this project here: http://laaqueerhistory.com/. Richard Corral, executive producer, and Gregori...Show More
#7 - Reflecting On Orlando

53:25 | Jun 19th, 2016

To open this very powerful episode that shares Luis' coming out journey, we take a moment and discuss the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Orlando where 49 people had their lives cut short through a senseless hate crime. While we reflect on this...Show More
#6 - Are You An Ñ?

42:06 | Jun 10th, 2016

Denise Soler Cox is our guest as we discover what it means to be (ñ)! This documentary film maker is passionate about sharing (ñ) stories and bringing the concept of (ñ) into the mainstream American consciousness. Learn all about this project at proj...Show More
#5 - "Las Reinas de Brilliance"

1:13:46 | May 25th, 2016

Get inspired with the fabulous mujeres on this episode! We start with life coach and leadership trainer, Liz Garcia of The Life in Brilliance Podcast, giving great life and management tips. Then we hear the struggles of pursuing a Ph.D. while undocum...Show More
#4 "Las Mamás"

54:13 | May 9th, 2016

Recorded on Mothers Day, we dedicate this episode to our moms and share listener stories. We also discuss Beyoncé's Lemonade, and invite you to our first event happening May 27 including Micheladas from ilovemicheladas.com! Visit our facebook for all...Show More
#3 Baoricio (The political episode)

54:06 | Apr 24th, 2016

Mayor Bao Ngyuen, the first openly gay Mayor of an OC city, joins us to talk about making history and fellow political junkie Javiera Cartagena gives us her take on the Presidential election and tips for interns and staffers. Show notes: Check out B...Show More
#2 Honoring Selena

43:52 | Apr 12th, 2016

Released 4/5/16. We made it to Episode 2! This episode we celebrate the life and contributions of the late, great Cesar Chavez, gaze into the many facets of Selena, and introduce a tasty Colombian restaurant from the Pico Union district in Los Angele...Show More
#1 "Cholafied"

38:37 | Apr 12th, 2016

Released 3/24/16 Tamarindo Podcast presents our very first episode! We are a socially conscious talk show with a Latino vibe. You'll hear a little Spanglish, but this show is for everyone! On this episode we get into Costo Runs, street harassment, mi...Show More
Introduction To Tamarindo

03:17 | Apr 12th, 2016

A socially conscious podcast with a latino vibe. Episodes every two weeks! Hosts are Brenda Gonzalez and Luis Octavio, amigos talking race, politics, food, music, and life! Contact us: tamarindopodcast@gmail.com