Latinx voices at the intersection of politics, media, and pop culture
Tamarindo podcast is Latinx voices at the intersection of politics, media, and pop culture. We dish out comedic and crtitical interventions. It is hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Melinna Bobadilla, two #educatedpeleoneras, and it is recorded in Los Angeles, California.
Hosts tackle issues like the term Latinx and Dia de los Muertos, but the segment you’re sure to come back to is “La Chancla” where guests decide who or what deserves a scolding and why.
Tamarindo podcast has been featured in Remezcla, Latino USA, Latina Magazine, and Hip Latina. Tamarindo has participated in the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference and Variety magazine's Entertainment and Tech Summit. Tamarindo is part of a collaborative group of Latinx produced podcasts that use #supportbrownpodcasts to shine a light on this growing segment. An example of another such podacst is "Nos Vemos En El Swapmeet," created by Luis Octavio, who co-hosted Tamarindo 2016-2017.
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Co-Creator & Host
Brenda Gonzalez is passionate about civil rights and holds board roles at Los Angeles Education Partnership, an education nonprofit, and Honor PAC which raises money for LGBTQ Latinx candidates. She is obsessed with podcasts, her dog Frida, and urban hikes in downtown LA. Her experience as a formerly undocumented student shaped her interests in politics and she earned a M.A. in Political Science by 23. She taught American Government at Cal State Fullerton, the year she graduated, before she could vote.
Melinna Bobadilla is a Chicanx actor, educator, voice over artist and activist who is passionate about the intersection of social justice and media/arts, focused on equity in the representation of race & gender. In addition to being an on-camera artist, Melinna is proud to have honed her skills on the stage, after having performed in theaters across LA, the SF Bay area, New York City, and abroad. She holds an M.A. in Theater & Education from New York University and a BA from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and Mass Communications. Most recently, you may have seen her portraying the tough Pachuca ‘Bertha’ in the historic revival of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper Forum in LA. Read more at www.melinnabobadilla.com.
Jeff Devoe is a Los Angeles based electronic music producer/dj. He got his start DJing Drum and Bass and honed his skills in the Santa Barbara area playing everything from tiny coffee houses, to secret forest parties. He produces the original music of Tamarindo. You can find his music at https://soundcloud.com/devoe.