78 EpisodesProduced by Tamarindo

The Latinx podcast where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma! Hosted by Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez.Tamarindo co-host alumni: Melinna Bobadilla and Luis Octavio.

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Meet Raúl Castillo: A Chicano Leading Man.

September 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 …

Pasitos to a Healthier You con Tamarindo!

April 23rd, 2019


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, …

Chicano, Latina, Latinx...What's in a Name?

April 3rd, 2019


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 …

Meet Ana Sheila Victorino, Tamarindo’s new co-host!

March 15th, 2019


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 …

Storytelling with Christina Igaraividez

February 26th, 2019


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 …

Tea Time with Tamarindo

February 22nd, 2019


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 …

Leadership con Cariño, interview of Mari Riddle, Executive Director of Grand Performances

August 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 …

What in the Actual Hell: US Immigration in 2018 with journalist Tina Vasquez

July 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 …

MOTA-vation: POC, Marijuana, and Makin' Money Moves

April 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 …

Educated Peleoneras

April 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 …

#WomenStandUp (Collab w/ Wait, Hold up!)

March 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 …

Part 2: #OscarsNotSoBrown: Filmmaking while Brown with Linda Yvette Chávez & Marvin Lemus

March 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 …

#43-(Part 1 of 2 )#OscarsNotSoBrown: Filmmaking while Brown with Linda Yvette Chávez & Marvin Lemus

February 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 …

#42 - Buzzfeed's Curly Velasquez on Tamarindo

February 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 …

Bonus Episode! - Making Movies

January 26th, 2018


This is a bonus episode of #TamarindoPodcast featuring Making Movies, 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 …

#TIMESUP (Minicast)

January 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 …

Minicast- #EducatedPeleonera Review of the Week: #NoMOORE and MORE!

December 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 …

#41 - Decolonize Your Beauty, Decolonize Your Diet

December 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 …

#40- Poet Yosimar Reyes on Tamarindo

November 13th, 2017


This is the first official episode with the NEW Tamarindo duo, Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez, the #EducatedPeleoneras. Together, they discuss …

Minicast - ¡brava!

November 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 …

#39 - Lift Each Other Up with Lucy Flores of mitú, and Julissa Arce as guest host

October 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 …

#Minicast:Meet Morado Lens with Dolores Huerta

October 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 …

# 38 - The Currently Crossover

October 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 …

Hood Digest Minicast (Live)

September 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 …

#36 Gaining independence from strict parents with Magdalena Guillen

September 15th, 2017


Tamarindo podcast summer intern, Lauren Gaytan, guest hosts this episode as her final summer project with Tamarindo. Lauren and Brenda interview …

#DACA Minicast

September 7th, 2017


Brenda of Tamarindo and Elmer of #HoodDigest recorded an #instagramlive special minicast reacting to the September 5, 2017 news that #45 would …

#35 Made in LA: Irene Diaz on Tamarindo (musical guest)

August 30th, 2017


Tamarindo guest host, Elmer Roldan of #HoodDigest joins Brenda Gonzalez on this musical episode with the amazingly talented, Irene Diaz. Born and …

Rebroadcast--Tribute to #JuanGabriel

August 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 …

# 34 - Acting While Brown with Melinna and Rocio

August 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 …

BONUS Mincast: #Charlottesville

August 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 …

#33-Discussing Rape Culture with Locatora Radio

August 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 …

EastSide Sol with Jorge Madrid

July 19th, 2017


Luis is joined by Tamarindo intern Lauren Gaytan as guest host discussing #dichos #molcajetedominguero and a #kardashian gets a #chancla. Lauren …

Rob Bliss on Tamarindo (minicast)

June 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 …

# 31 Brown Girls Rising and #SaltyCrunchy

June 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 …

LURNing with Rudy (Minicast)

June 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 …

#29-East Los to East Coast, Dos!

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 …

#28 - Chicano Eats

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 …

Minicast La SalvadoReina

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 …

# 27 - Uriel Saenz - Modern Day Renaissance Man

April 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 …

#26 - Benjamin Shalom Bachenheimer Rodriguez

April 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 …

# 25 - Las Cafeteras

April 1st, 2017


Los Angeles based @LasCafeteras blend roots music, punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock, for their beautiful melodies, which tell powerful …

Miniscast-Part 4 #WomensHistoryMonth #Chispita

March 28th, 2017


On this finale installment of our four part series, #MujeresLead, we hear from Dolores Arredondo, Commissioner for LA County Department of Public …

Minicast-Part 3 of #MujeresLead series, Kristie Hernandez from East Los to East Coast

March 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 …

Mujeres Lead: Women's History Month Part 2 (minicast)

March 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 …

#24 - One Year of Chanclazos!

March 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 …

Mujeres Lead:Women's History Month Part 1 (Minicast)

March 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, …

One Year Anniversary Call for Voice memos!

March 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. …

Get Out--SPOILER ALERT with FavyFav MiniCast

March 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 …

#23-From Wall Street to Activist, Julissa Arce on Tamarindo

February 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 …

Police Brutality in Anaheim--Minicast with Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly

February 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 …

Tamarindo Podcast Guest Selections - We <3 Jamie Prado

February 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 …

# 22 - In Love With Eddie G

February 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 …

#19 - DREAMing with Rafael Agustin (Re-broadcast)

January 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. …

#21 - Karina Got Jokes - Our Chat With Comedian Karina Luna

January 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

December 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 …

#18 - Oaxacking Dead

November 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 …

Election Recap: Moving Beyond WTF (minicast)

November 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 …

#17 - Election Night Collab w/ Latino Rebels

November 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 …

Tamarindo Minicast - La Cocina de Frida (Oaxaca Adventure Preview!)

November 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 …

#16 - Latinx, Si o No

October 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, …

Latino USA recommends Tamarindo Podcast!

October 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 …

Microcast--Quick check-in with our friend Mayor Bao Ngyuen

October 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 …

#15 - Cha Cha Bitch

October 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 …

#14 - ChingonaHarmony

September 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

September 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 …

Tamarindo Podcast - #12 - Juan Gabriel Tribute

August 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 …

#10 - Jamie Prado...The Colombian Connection

July 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 …

#9 - The War On Drugs

July 8th, 2016


Luis and Brenda have a fascinating conversation with Armando Gudino of the Drug Policy Alliance--the nation's leading organization championing drug …

#8 - A Queer History

July 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, …

#7 - Reflecting On Orlando

June 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 …

#6 - Are You An Ñ?

June 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 …

#5 - "Las Reinas de Brilliance"

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 …

#4 "Las Mamás"

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 …

#3 Baoricio (The political episode)

April 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 …

#2 Honoring Selena

April 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 …

#1 "Cholafied"

April 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 …

Introduction To Tamarindo

April 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, …

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