#024: Jesus is back from China, trading shit stories, On Tyranny, & hail all street vendors

El Jefe Culero is back from China to discuss almost sh*tting his pants on the plane ride back, his fascination with Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny” & some other ~relevant topics he missed out on while abroad. 

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#022: Jesus & Sammy bombed at an open mic, SF Pride, & tech the All Powerful

Jesus & Sammy finally sacked up and did 5 minutes at an open mic. To no one’s surprise they bombed horrifically. They went to San Fransisco Pride earlier in the week so their egos aren’t completely shattered. They then discuss the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone and the impact of the Tech industry on the world at large. Jesus & Sammy talk about all of this while drinking beer that was crafted elegantly to remove gluten. 

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#021: Jesus goes to the ER, george clooney traps, white people Herbalife, best 90s movies

Jesus went to the ER this week... because his blood pressure was too high. Him and Sammy then discuss wanting to be like George Clooney, pride month, rich celebrities and their "lifestyle" brands, and round off the episode discussing movies from the 90s.

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#020: Father’s Day, comedy shit talking & repsweats

Like many adults, Jesus & Sammy are bad at keeping in touch with their parents, particularly their dads. We think it has something to do with issues of pride and accountability within the context of Mexican masculinity…or some shit like that. Anyway, they talk through some of these issues as well as other highly non relevant topics over a 6-pack of Corona Lights in this week’s episode. 

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#014: Jesus & Sammy are back ... from China and a weed farm ..

It's been three months since our last podcast and El Mundo episode but Jesus and Sammy are back and ready to update you on what they've been up to and what's next with Desmadre. Listen as they kill a bottle of wine and talk about working in China and working on a weed farm. 

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#013: Isaac FLACO Martinez on being a Latino comic, microdosing and growing up in East LA

Jesus went to LA and kicked it with Mexican-American comedian and actor Isaac FLACO Martinez. They talked about his role in Desmadre's show Masa and the Power, Mitch Hedberg, growing up in East LA, microdosing shrooms,  driving stupid people on Lyft and their future hopes and dreams. 

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#012: Jesus & Sammy talk New Year's resolutions, A.I., arthouse films & taking an EL MUNDO break

On this week's episode, Jesus & Sammy talk about what they did over the holiday break, new year's resolutions, artificial intelligence, the impending Trump takeover, arthouse films, music and taking a two-month break on El Mundo. 

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#011: Jesus & Sammy talk cats v dogs, marriage, favorite cartoons, a million dollars & texMex v cali-mex food

On this week's episode, Jesus picked 6 topics and we tackled each for 10 minutes. Sammy had no idea what the topics were beforehand, and Jesus kinda didn't either. Enjoy this loose discussion about: cats vs dogs, marriage, favorite cartoons, what we'd do with a million dollars, texMex vs Cali Mexican food and where we'd move if we could live in any city of the world. 

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#010: community organizer Beatriz Garcia on the importance and challenges of labor unions

Beatriz "Betty" Garcia is a longtime friend of Jefe Culero - they met as freshmen at Stanford University. Betty was one of eight kids, all who attended college, born to farm worker immigrants from Mexico with no formal educations. She has a remarkable story and that story continues to grow as she now uses her education, knowledge and positive energy to help the people who need it most. As a labor union organizer with the Service Employees International Union, she helps organize janitors and security officers along the entire west coast in an effort to give them a collective voice against employers. This episode is a must listen about one of many up and coming smart, hard working people in our community actively making a difference - please share with friends and family!

To learn more about Betty's work, please visit: http://seiu.org

#008: drinking beers with Chicana punk rockers FEA

FEA is a Chican@ punk band from San Antonio founded by Phanie Diaz (Drums) & Jen Alva (Bass) - from Girl In A Coma fame. Together with Lety Martinez (Vocals) and Aaron Magaña (Guitar), FEA is currently on tour promoting their debut self titled LP that is produced by Laura Jane Grace (Against Me), Lori Barber (Babes in Toyland) and Alice Bags (The Bags) - iconic women in punk. Mixing humor with abandon, and English with Spanish, FEA empowers listeners and inspires dissidence by exploring societal, cultural and gender related issues. The quartet stopped by Desmadre HQ a day before their San Jose show to have a couple of beers and shoot the shit with El Jefe Culero. 

FEA's tour is still going, with multiple stops on the west coast and Texas still to come through the end of the year. Check out their schedule and download their music at: http://fea210.com

#007: Chicana feminist CHERRÍE MORAGA on becoming an artist-activist and her 30 years en la lucha.

Cherríe Moraga is a Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, playwright-director and educator. She has received an NEA Fellowship for Playwriting, Two Fund for New American Plays Awards, a Rockefeller Fellowship in Literature among many other honors. Cherrie is currently Artist in Residence in the Department of Drama at Stanford University and also shares a joint appointment with Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Cherrie is a legend, has seen it all, and she is still keeping it real as a G - evidenced by her willingness to stop by the Desmadre garage and shoot the shit with Jesus. Join us in this conversation about her life growing up in LA and how she came to be an activist artist during the feminist movement.