#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. 

#006: Undocumented immigrants and activist-attorneys Liz Mateo & Luis Angel in the new Trump era

Lizbeth Mateo and Luis Angel were both born in Mexico and brought to the US by their parents as children. They busted their asses in school, getting through college by washing dishes, working in a deli and hustling nonstop. They both also made it a point to keep going and pursued law school. Luis received his JD from NYU and Lizbeth hers from Santa Clara Law. To make these stories even more ridiculous, they were also both very actively involved in and leading the undocumented immigrant movement - pushing for the DREAM act and mobilizing to stop all the raids and deportations. They both put it on the line on many occasions. These two are special, and this episode is special. Please listen and share it with your friends and family. These are stories that need to be heard and this episode contains practical information that the community needs to know and be aware of given the potential impact of president-elect Trump's impending actions.

PLEASE VISIT THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Petition to GRANT DACA to LIZBETH: http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/portfolio/lizbeth/
Post Election DACA Talking Points: https://www.ilrc.org/daca-talking-points
IMMIGRANT YOUTH COALITION: http://theiyc.org/
ALTO TRUMP CAMPAIGN to protect ourselves and stop Trump:  http://altotrump.com/
NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK: http://www.ndlon.org/en/

#005: Yosimar Reyes on how growing up undocumented & queer in the East Side San Jose hood fuels his storytelling

Author, activist, educator, poet and performing artist Yosimar Reyes was born in Guerrero, Mexico and was brought to the US when he was three years old. He was raised by his grandparents in East Side San Jose, a place that fuels his storytelling with unique and comical narratives that cut to the core of his immigrant and queer experience. He is currently an Arts Fellow at Define American, an organization founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and is also developing a one-man show a'la Jon Leguizamo. Jefe Culero sits down to talk to Yosimar about growing up ratchet, getting through college with a hood mentality, and finding one's place in the world as an artist but also trying to get paid - aka hustling. 

#004: Samuel Tomsing-Martinez aka JUAN HIERBAS on filmmaking, comedy & Latinx digital content

Samuel Tomsing Martinez, aka JUAN HIERBAS, is Founder & Artistic Director of Desmadre. He's also a filmmaker, actor, comedian, musician, photographer, jaguar trainer, exotic dancer and man of mystery - until now. Join El Jefe Culero as he chats to Sammy about his background, artistic influences, developing as a filmmaker and actor and working in the digital Latinx space.  

#003: Marco Castro-Bojorquez on being a Queer, Latinx immigrant-activist & filmmaker

Marco Castro-Bojorquez (@bojorquez) was born and raised in Sinaloa, Mexico. After being the target of a violent hate crime in Mexico, he fled to the US where he has spent the last twenty years of his life working as a community activist and educator in the LGBTQ and HIV+ immigrant community. Over the last few years, he has also emerged as a documentary filmmaker. His latest film, El Canto del Colibri, exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members, has played at over fifteen film festivals including Frameline SF and Outfest LA. In this discussion, we dive into Marco's background and also try and tackle some of the misperceptions about the LGBTQ community by the Latinx community.

For more information or to reach out to Marco, find him on Twitter: @bojorquez
For more information on El Canto del Colibri: http://elcantodelcolibri.com

For information on the films Marco mentioned:
A Place in the Middle http://aplaceinthemiddle.org/  
Kumu Hina http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/kumu-hina/

For resources on family acceptance and/or Latino LGBT issues:

#002: Eutiquio "Tiq" Chapa on the importance of Latino owned businesses to the US economy

Eutiquio "Tiq" Chapa (@TiqChapa108) grew up in King City - a small farming town in Central California. His Mexican-American parents owned and ran a convenience store where he learned about the challenges and ups and downs of running a small family owned business. After high school, Tiq went to Stanford where he got a BA in Urban Studies/Affairs and now, at the young age of 28, he's program Manager for the Stanford Graduate School of Business Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. There, he's helping put together the largest and most thorough database of Latino-owned US businesses and publishing that information with the goal of stimulating more informed policy-making, business partnerships, and knowledge and skill development through its research findings. Tiq also helps run the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program, a nationally available six-week online education course for business leaders interested in building highly scalable companies. Our talk with Tiq ranges from his childhood, his time at Stanford, some big picture discussions regarding starting and growing a business as a Latino in the US, weightlifting, dating and many other things. Tiq is a funny dude with a great attitude and if you're at all interested in startups, small businesses, the Latinx tech movement and community building - he's someone you must get to know!

#001: Nathan Olivarez-Giles on why growing up in the hood led him to Journalism

Nathan Olivarez-Giles (@nateog) is assistant news editor for the Wall Street Journal covering technology. Nate grew up in South Phoenix, a predominantly African-American and Mexican-American low income neighborhood, and here he talks about how growing up in the hood led to his interest in becoming a reporter. We also dive into the importance and need for journalists of varying backgrounds, the current state of media, and how 'tech' is now so prevalent in our lives that everything can be considered 'tech'.