Radio Menea

By Verónica Bayetti Flores and Miriam Zoila Pérez

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Two Latinx friends. Wildly different music tastes. Each week they bring you música from the Latinx / Latina / Latino artists they love. Hosted by Miriam Zoila Pérez & Verónica Bayetti Flores.

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Episode 65: Felices Fiestas
00:52:45
On this week's episode we talk about some of our favorite holiday jams. Pérez has been working on Vero to do this episode for three years and it's finally here. Listen in to learn about their holiday traditions, why Nochebuena is LIT, and even a little tale of Latino Jewish Hanukah. Featuring music by Trío Cubamar, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Hip Hop Hoodios, Mariah Carey, Maracaibo 15 and Oscar D'Leon. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-pE Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Dec 14, 2018
Meneito 28: Brown Just Glows
00:32:50
The year is wrapping up, pero there's still so much good music! We have a couple of new songs, and one that didn't make the cut for last episode pero still deserved a lil shine. Plus, Vero takes a dip into #TeamFeelings Things we mentioned in the episode: - The playlist Vero made for Mijente's Lánzate: https://spoti.fi/2G7S7a0 - Check out Mijente! https://mijente.net/ Show notes: http://bit.ly/2G2VCP2 Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Dec 07, 2018
Episode 64: Best of 2018
00:48:47
What a wild year for Latinx music! Again! This week we chat about our fave releases of the year - well, a few of them anyway. From Latin rhythms dominating mainstream airwaves, to dreamy experiments with dembow, to a wealth of star-studded collabs, we chat about what 2018 had to offer us. Featuring music by Cardi B ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin, Los Angeles Azules ft Natalia Lafourcade, Balun, Natti Natasha, Becky G, Speak, and Daddy Yankee. And! Because we love you soooo much: a flash sale on all the merch in our tiendita! We're giving you 20% off all merch through Sunday, December 2nd at midnight EST - just use the code REGALITO. We're also including a free Radio Menea sticker with every order. Regalitos for everyone!!! Check out our tiendita here: http://bit.ly/TiendaRM Shownotes: http://bit.ly/2Rp2veD Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Nov 30, 2018
[ENCORE] Episode 41: Indigenous Artists
00:49:52
Thanksgiving? No creo. This week we’re bringing you a re-run that will give you a much-needed antidote to some of the revisionist history that’s popular at this time of year by bringing indigenous artists who are making music that emphasizes their roots, integrating indigenous languages, instrumentation, and cultural references. We hope that you’ll hear evidence that the colonial project has failed – indigenous cultures today are alive despite it all, and this small sampling of dynamic and diverse bodies of work is a tiny taste of that lucha. Featuring music by Dr. Sativo, M.C.H.e. & Tzutu Baktun Kan, Luzmila Carpio, Los Kjarkas, Los Nin, Mare Advertencia Lirika, A Tribe Called Red and Lido Pimienta. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2jAGoWS Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Nov 22, 2018
Episode 63: Songmessy
00:49:45
Esta semana we are muy excited to finally have on our longtime podcast primxs from SONGMESS! Richard and Beverly join us to talk about songs that highlight MESS! From cheating and lies to no-good fuckboys, we get all up in the delicious mess. And if you don’t know Songmess: you’re welcome. Featuring music by Magic Juan, Nitty Scott, Sailor Fag, Mexican Entertainment System, Mazzy Star and Pimpinela. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-pq Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Nov 16, 2018
Meneito 27: The Morning After
00:38:47
On this week's meneito we're sharing all our feels about the midterm election results, and even get into a little political nerdery. You're welcome. Of course we also get into the music on rotation this week, going all the way from Veracruz to Bogota and back to Nueva York because that is how we roll. Tune in for the diverse music selection, stay for the chisme. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-pi Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Nov 09, 2018
Episode 62: Mentiras
00:43:34
This week we bring you songs about all sorts of lies. JK, they're mostly about people lying to each other in relationships! Pónganse redi to dance while you scream "CALUMNIAS!" in your best telenovela voice while imagining those who have wronged you! Featuring music by Tito el Bambino ft De La Ghetto, Ivy Queen, Prince Royce, Aerophon, Lafame, and Brytiago ft Rafa Pabón. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2Dl0MUD Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Nov 02, 2018
Meneito 26: Not a Jalogüín Episode
00:29:55
No hay trico tri this year fam! Vero was over the spooky tracks - pero Pérez leans in, por si les hace mucha falta el jalogüín. Instead we chat about weed slang, La Casa de las Flores, chill paris, and all the ways Vero is washed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Featuring music by Fuete Billete, Mitre, and Entrópica. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2PngSlZ Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 61: Favy Fav's Life Story
01:05:12
This week we're welcoming a very special guest. You probably know Favy Fav from his stellar podcast Latinos Who Lunch, but get ready to get to know him in a whole different way! From Guatemalan Christian Rock to Cypress Hill, we learn the most about one of our favorite Latino podcasters as he walks through the story of his life in music.  Featuring music by Los Voceros de Cristo, Antonio Aguilar, Banda Zeta, Banda Blanca, Cypress Hill and Girl in a Coma.  Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-p4 Follow Favy: Instagram: instagram.com/favyfav Podcast: latinoswholunch.com Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Oct 19, 2018
Meneito 25: The New New
00:33:29
On this week's Meneito we're bringing you three of our favorite songs that dropped in the last few weeks. We also share the surprising news of who is the most followed person on instagram (spoiler alert: it's not Beyonce or any of the Kardashians) and talk about what it was like to record live with Bembona! Featuring music by Cardi B., Selena Gomez, DJ Snake, Ozuna, CLUBZ, Ela Minus, Will Smith, Marc Anthony and Bad Bunny. Shownotes: wp.me/p78d4C-oY Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Oct 12, 2018
Episode 60: Live With Bembona
00:58:39
We are SO! HYPE! to bring you our very first live taping! Last weekend we had the pleasure of interviewing Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, multi-platform artist, and activist Bembona at the New Latin Wave festival. Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY, Bembona's work bridges the gap between POC communities, generations, activist work & beyond. She goes deep on Afrolatinidad and the artists who have inspired her work and her life. MIL GRACIAS to everyone who showed up and out for this event - lxs queremos muchísimo! Featuring music by Celia Cruz, Ismael Rivera, Chocquibtown, Los Rakas, Tego Calderón, and Caribefunk. Shownotes: http://bit.ly/2RnUPK6 Follow Bembona: instagram.com/djbembona twitter.com/djbembona Follow us: instagram.com/RadioMenea twitter.com/RadioMenea facebook.com/RadioMenea
Oct 05, 2018
Meneito 24: From Rom Coms to Baking Shows
00:35:17
What a fucking shitshow week, y'all! Pero look at us: we're still here, you're still here. De una manera u otra, pero seguimos. Today we've got some jams to soothe your weary souls, and we chat about some of the stuff we've been watching lately.  Featuring music by Kelela ft Princess Nokia, JUNGLEPUSSY, Cupcakke & Ms. Boogie; Reik; and Omar Apollo ft Teo Halm. Also! Don't forget to join us THIS WEEKEND (!!!) on September 30th in Brooklyn for the New Latin Wave festival! We’ll be recording a live episode with special guest DJ Bembona at 3pm. TIX: http://bit.ly/NewLatinWave18 $5 off code: RadioMenea Show notes: http://bit.ly/2OWmksH Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Sep 28, 2018
Episode 59: Cumbia
00:45:22
This week we're taking a tour around Latin America through one of our favorite genres--cumbia! We start with Colombia but journey through time and geography tracing some of the ways cumbia has evolved and been adopted by other Latin American countries.  Featuring music by Sonora Dinamita, Los Ángeles Azules, Natalia LaFourcade, La Yegros, Monsieur Perine, Vicentico, Los Hermanos Flores and Nicola Cruz.  Join us on September 30th in Brooklyn for the New Latin Wave festival! We’ll be recording a live episode with special guest DJ Bembona at 3pm. Use the code RadioMenea to get special $10 discounted tickets: newlatinwave.com/2018/ Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-oK
Sep 21, 2018
Meneito 23: We're back!
00:31:49
Did you miss us? After a lovely verano break we are baaack! In this week's meneito we share a few of the songs we were listening to while we were gone. We also update you on our adventures while we were away, including how Pérez spent their time in Mexico, and Vero's run-in with sea creatures at the queer beach. We also announce a very exciting event coming up at the end of this month! Feauturing music by Piso 21, Paulo Londra, Empress Of, Ha*Ash and Prince Royce. Join us on September 30th in Brooklyn for the New Latin Wave festival! We'll be recording a live episode with special guest DJ Bembona. Use the code RadioMenea to get special $10 discounted tickets: https://newlatinwave.com/2018/ We're also offering a special discount to our tienda in honor of our return, so for a limited time, use the code MENEALO to get 10% any purchases: bit.ly//TiendaRM Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-ox
Sep 14, 2018
[Encore] Episode 30: Listener Picks
00:38:49
Estamos de vacaciones! So we're bringing you some our fave episodes from the archive. We'll be back with a new episode on September 14. This week, we’ve relied on you – our queridísimxs listeners – to make the playlist. We asked, and you CAME THRU! Turns out y’all are mad cool, and have fire taste – nada de sorpresas here. Gracias for your suggestions, your voice memos, and your overwhelming amor – our listeners are truly the best! Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-ah Tienda: bit.ly/TiendaRM
Sep 07, 2018
[Encore] Episode 27: Food with Latinos Who Lunch
00:38:55
Estamos de vacaciones! To keep you company while we are gone we're bringing you some of our favorite episodes from the archive. New epi coming to you on September 14! Están redi? We got to meet (IRL!) with the chamacos over at Latinos Who Lunch and it was F-U-N. So today, with the fab Babelito and FavyFav, we bring you an episode full de música about food, obvio! Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-8z Tienda: bit.ly/TiendaRM
Aug 24, 2018
[Encore] Episode 4: Reggaetoneras
00:31:32
Estamos de vacaciones! To keep you company while we are gone we're bringing you some of our favorite episodes from the archive. New epi coming to you on September 14! We're not going to lie. We have a serious soft spot for the few but amazing women who are rocking the reggaeton genre, so this week we have an episode all about these mujeres. A dembow beat and a female artist? Yasss! ¿Que más se le puede pedir a la vida? Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-1B Tienda: bit/ly/TiendaRM
Aug 10, 2018
Episode 58: Summer Mixtape
00:47:17
We're about to take our first break EVER pero no se preocupen! We wouldn't leave you without plenty of música for these critical verano months, and we made you a Summer Mixtape. We included our current summery faves in today's epi to get you in the mood. Make sure to hydrate while we're gone, amores - we'll be back on September 14th! Our tiendita will still be open, so order any cositas you like! Featuring music by Bad Bunny, Donny Caballero ft Chelito de Castro, MULA, Nicky Jam y Ken-Y, Kablito, and Agustin Arguello. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2JZv1Pr Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2LWhLxb Tienda: http://bit.ly/TiendaRM Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Jul 27, 2018
Meneito 22: La Tienda!
00:27:23
On this week's episode we POR FIN tell ya'll all about our new tiendita, which is open. We're obsessed with our merch, and we hope you are too. Check it out below. We also share a few songs we are loving right now, including two artists we got to see live recently. And we talk about Vero's summer anxiety and the super sweet thing Pérez witnessed at a show this past weekend. Featuring music by Kafu Banton, La Santa Cecilia and STEFA. Check out our brand new tienda: http://bit.ly/TiendaRM Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-oj
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 57: FANIA
00:46:03
On this week's episode it's all about FANIA! We're taking a deep dive into the history of salsa by exploring some of the incredible folks who were involved in FANIA and FANIA All Stars. Latinx music today would not be the same without the innovation and expertise of these incredible musicians. Listen in to learn more about how New York City made this collaboration possible and to enjoy some amazing salsa classics from the 70s and 80s. Featuring music by Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Rubén Blades, Hector Lavoe, Cheo Feliciano and Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-oc
Jul 13, 2018
Meneito 21: Accents & Personality Types
00:27:25
This week we share a few of the songs we've currently got on repeat: Latinx folk, cushy synths and high energy jams about quedándose en la casa. We also chat about our relationship to accents, how we feel about personality typing and bachata's brothel roots. Featuring music by Gina Chavez, Balún and Andre Veloz.  Join our email list to be the first to learn about new episodes and our soon to be launched tienda: https://tinyletter.com/radiomenea Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-o5
Jul 06, 2018
Episode 56: Exagerada
00:49:00
You know those songs--that are just so EXTRA?!? This week we're bringing you some of our faves that are just the most exageradas. Over the top love metaphors, literal long hair bangers, love triangles, summer jams, misogynistic and apocalyptic takes. Featuring music by Felipe Peláez, Tomasa de Real, Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzman, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Roman el Original, Twin Shadow and HAIM. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-nW
Jun 29, 2018
Meneito 8: Shoutout Las Sad Girls [RE-RUN]
00:16:15
Que buen vainón! We had some last-minute tech dificulties ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Soooo we're re-running this episode dedicated to las sad girls, because this week has been a shit-show and it's ok to be sad. Shoutout to you for surviving even when shit is hard. Featuring music by Lila Downs, Nina Pastori, Soledad, Noita, and Laura León Show notes: http://bit.ly/2thUApC Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Jun 22, 2018
Episode 55: Cholo Jams
00:50:26
This week we're muy excited to bring you a special invitado, writer Eddie Cepeda, to come share his favorite cholo jams. Songs for a Sunday afternoon carne asada, oldies for an evening ride in a lowrider, the beginnings of a playlist for a good day at the park. This episode goes well with a perfectly seasoned michelada, so get what you need to feel good y escucha ya!  Featuring music by Tres Delincuentes, Tommy James and the Shondells, Malo, Lighter Shade of Brown, Control Machete, and Rosie and the Originals. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2JNCguA Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea Follow Eddie: http://eddiecepeda.com/ https://twitter.com/BelBivDeVeau https://www.instagram.com/ecselecter/
Jun 15, 2018
Meneito 20: Mattress Squeaks
00:26:42
This week's meneito es algo diferente - we usually steer clear of themes for our smaller episodes, pero we were inspired this week to bring you some canciones that all have one thing in common: mattress squeaks. Let your inner sucia out (if she's not living in the open already!) y ponte redi to move your culo to some sexy ass squeaks. Featuring music by Fuete Billete, Karol G, and Audri Nix. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2M9r3WN Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 54: Feliz Pride!
00:51:55
Feliz pride amores! As we celebrate Pride - AKA the anniversary of Stonewall AKA a queer and trans New Yorker uprising against police violence - we're here to bring you a whole new episode celebrating the work of some really talented queer & trans Latinx artists. We've got tracks for your celebrations, your hookups, your moments of reflection. Have fun, stay hydrated, make sure your friends text when they're home safe, y cuídense mucho!  Featuring music by Chavela Vargas, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Niña Dioz ft Lido Pimienta & Ceci Bastida, Liniker e os Caramelows, me llamo (Sebastián), and Rubby. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2J32Fsj Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Jun 01, 2018
Meneito 19: The Most Miami
00:36:15
This week we bring you a few gems we're loving right now--a boricua bachatero, one of our favorite reggaetoneras showing off her MC skills, and a D.C. group's social justice cumbia--plus a THE MOST MIAMI WhatsApp audio message from Vero's sister, which...uncovers a possible Ivy Queen side hustle?! And because we stay doing the most, we throw in a grammar PSA about the "X" in Spanish and a rant about white Marxists. Ya tu sabes, the usual. Featuring music by Jay Ruiz, Milka La Más Dura, and Elena & Los Fulanos. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-nv
May 25, 2018
Episode 53: Gone Too Soon
00:55:03
You know the ones--those music icons whose lives (and careers) ended tragically and well before their time. On this week's episode we revisit some of our favorite Latinx artists who died young, leaving behind incredible legacies and a lot of sadness about what they could have achieved if they'd had more time. Featuring music by Selena, Big Pun, NORE, Juan Gabriel, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe and Jenni Rivera. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-no
May 18, 2018
Meneito 18: A Music Rollercoaster
00:20:06
We're back this week with our wild mix of música - some psychedelic experimental salsa, some saccharine pop, a goth reggaeton remix...ya tu sabes, lo de siempre.  We also chat about some of la tele that we watch and, naturally, British colonialism¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Can you believe these mofos raped and plundered across the world for spices only not to use any now? Que falta de respeto!  Featuring music by La Mecánica Popular, Siam, and Merca Bae ft ZutZut. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2jRKp6b Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
May 11, 2018
Episode 52: Novela Themes
00:46:07
You asked, and we couldn't resist - this week, we bring you all our fave theme songs from telenovelas. The drama! The twists! The turns! ::Soraya Montenegro voice:: LÁRGATEEEEE!!! JK COME BAAAAACK and tune in for some mad dramática jams, as well as some twists and turns in our own conversation - because if you're not expecting a Latin Americanist critique of US Leftist spaces nestled between these cheeseball joints, you got us fucked up.  Featuring music by Laura Leon, Yordano, Willy Chirino, Thalía, Yolanda Rayo, and OV7. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2rpyD6r Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
May 04, 2018
Meneito 17: Summer Viajes
00:25:01
On this week's meneito, we've got music from Puerto Rico, Brazil and Colombia--salsa, hip hop and reggaeton! We also share about the exciting trips we've got planned for this verano. Featuring music by Jerry Rivera, Karol Conká and Yandar y Yostin. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-n0
Apr 27, 2018
Episode 51: Accordion
00:54:50
On this week's episode we take a tour through Latin America via the sounds of the accordion. An instrument originally from Germany, it's been incorporated into so many different genres of Latin American music--vallenato, merengue típico, tango, rancheras y muchos más! This might be our most diverse episode yet. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-mR
Apr 20, 2018
Meneito 16: Trauma & Healing
00:31:27
Esta semana for you we have some brand new música, some sappy bachata, and some deep deep conversation on the legacies of trauma and healing inspired by Junot Díaz's latest essay in The New Yorker. Content warning: we discuss child sexual assault -- as it pertains to Junot's essay, and our own families.  Featuring music by Cuco, Jessy Rose, and Empress Of. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2GWuzRD Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Apr 13, 2018
Episode 50: Colombia
00:42:45
This week we bring very special invitadx DJ Alex DB to get into some of the musical traditions of Colombia. We leave behind more well-known paisas - your J Balvins and Malumas - in favor of digging into vallenatos, sextetos, and AfroColombian musical traditions from what was probably the first free black community in the Americas. There is no way to cover the nuances and diversity of music of Colombia in six songs, pero we hope that this selection encourages you to search for más y más! Featuring music by El Combo De Las Estrellas, Genio El Del Canto Bello, Adassa, Alejo Duran, Sexteto Tabalá, and Kombilesa Mi. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2H0nbI8 Join the National Abortion Access Bowlathon: bowlathon.nnaf.org Follow DJ Alex DB: facebook.com/TheRealAlexDB instagram.com/alexdeebee Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Apr 06, 2018
Meneito 15: Spring Proyectos
00:23:27
For this week's meneito we're bringing you our usual eclectic mix--salsa, romantic pan-Latin pop and an experimental track that Vero loves (surprise!). We're also talking about the projects we've been working on to get us through to spring, and get into the eternal latinx debate--is it "colita de rana" or "culito de rana"?!? Featuring music by Hilario Duran, Bacilos and xango/suave. Y una vez más: UN MILLÓN DE GRACIASSSSSS for all the birthday love!!! Y’all are truly lxs mejores. If you haven’t supported and wanna know more, check out our birthday campaign: wp.me/p78d4C-lO Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-mj Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Mar 30, 2018
Episode 49: Sucia!
00:45:03
Those songs that make you blush. The ones you'd discreetly turn down or skip over when your mami is in the car. The ones that take those sex metaphors a little too far. This week, we've got some of our favorite canciones sucias for you amores.  Featuring music by Pilar Montenegro, Los Rakas, Tito El Bambino, Mark B, El Alfa, Karol G and Lisa M.  Join the The National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon: https://bowlathon.nnaf.org Help us celebrate our cumpleaños: https://wp.me/p78d4C-lO Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-mc
Mar 23, 2018
Meneito 14: The 90s Are Back
00:22:18
Some choice 90s jams we couldn't bring to last week's full episode get us chatting about the plaid pants that we really wanted and that shining beacon of 90s teen fashion: the dELIA*s catalog. Plus a Spanglish sappy reggaeton ballad porque #TeamFeelings!  Y claro: UN MILLÓN DE GRACIASSSSSS for all the birthday love!!! Y'all are truly lxs mejores. If you haven't supported and wanna know more, check out our birthday campaign: bit.ly/2IbnlKl Featuring music by Fey, Manuel Turizo, and Los Cracker Jack/El Chombo Show notes: http://bit.ly/2tVANio Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Mar 16, 2018
Episode 48: 1998
00:54:28
Let's rewind twenty years. What was happening in 1998? Besides being awkward teens, we were listening to some música, and there were some JAMS! A couple of seminal releases, some reggaeton history in the making y mucho más. Ponte redi for some throwbacks! PLUS! It's our cumpleaños! And not to be groserxs, but can we ask you for un regalito? We have regalitos for YOU in return! Check out the details for our birthday campaign here: https://wp.me/p78d4C-lO Featuring music by Elvis Crespo, Shakira, Tito Nieves, Wassabanga/El Chombo, Chayanne, and La India. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2Fwkvhd Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Mar 09, 2018
Meneito 13: Pop Culture Corner
00:22:50
On this week's episode we've got our usual eclectic mix of música--a little salsa romántica, electronica with good vibes and a sweet dreamy track. Plus we share our thoughts about two pop culture offerings out right now: One Day at a Time and Black Panther. Featuring music by Rey Ruiz, Kaleema, Lido Pimienta and Vincente Garcia.  Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-lG Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Mar 02, 2018
Episode 47: Mas Problematic Faves
00:50:14
We couldn't help ourselves. There are just too many jams where we either take issue with the artists' politics or past, or where the lyrics are too sexist not to acknowledge...pero they're bangers tho (sorry/not sorry)! So we're bringing you otro problematic faves episode, where we deconstruct some of our favorite artists and acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes--some bigger than others. Featuring music by Vicente Fernandez, Alexis y Fido, Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Don Miguelo and Prince Royce. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-lC Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Feb 23, 2018
Meneito 12: Winter Feels
00:24:18
We were gonna do a (anti?) San Valentín meneito, pero we just weren't inspired. Y saben qué? This is our podcast and we do what we want! So instead we have a different collection of songs for all our winter feels: a balm for invierno blues, a ballad for giving up on love, and rich analogue synth goodness. Featuring music by Bairoa, Eddy Lover, and Rubio. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2sAbqlI
Feb 16, 2018
Episode 46: Latinas Who Brunch
01:02:27
Hello hello helloooo (que show que show que show)! We're changing things un poquito today in honor of our podcast amigos Latinos Who Lunch, whose Radio Lonchea homages to our format inspired us to return the favor. This one's definitely a different one for us! We're ditching the música (just for this week!) to have a long-form convo about our podcast, the rationale choices that we've made behind the scenes, sexism and misogyny in podcasting, name and gender anxiety, and a little bit about our lives outside of Radio Menea. Go follow Latinos Who Lunch, #SupportLatinxPodcasts, y hasta la próxima (w lots of música, no se preocupen)! Show notes: http://bit.ly/2Efac0w
Feb 09, 2018
Meneito 11: Intention Check-in
00:21:57
On this weeks episode we've got three songs we're digging right now, and it's an eclectic mix, como siempre! We also check in about how our 2018 intentions are going so far and the fucked up situation facing immigrants in the U.S. right now. Featuring music by Juan Luis Guerra, Javiera Mena and El Yonki. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-lj
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 45: Radio Perrea
00:43:56
Are ya'll ready to drop it low? On this week's episode we bring you six songs that are all about perreo - the favorite dirty dancing of any reggaeton fan. We've got some dance floor classics for you, but also a few newer tunes to inspire your weekend perreo parties. We also talk about consent, #metoo and the big questions about dealing with folks who do harm. Featuring music by Wilfrido Vargas, Ivy Queen, Area 3, Tego Calderon, Alex Sensation y Ozuna. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-l3
Jan 26, 2018
Meneito 10: Badass Dominican Mujeres
00:14:02
So kind of on accident, all the stuff we brought to today's Meneito is by badass Dominican mujeres (...and Bruno Mars). Sorry not sorry! Featuring music by Bruno Mars ft Cardi B, La Insuperable, and Amara La Negra. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2BejozO
Jan 19, 2018
Episode 44: Intentions
00:35:59
Feliz añooooo!!!! We celebrated, we ate our uvas, and now we’re back and tryna be better cada día, so we made a few intentions for 2018. From commitments to having bomb-ass sex to cultivating a bit of lightness, we think our list is pretty solid. You won’t find any bullshit diet industrial complex resolutions here – though you will maybe hear one Zumba-related intention (but only because Zumba is joy!). Y claro, songs to go along with each intention - because in the end we are who we are. Featuring music by Ozuna & Cardi B, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, Karol G & Bad Bunny, Huey Dunbar, Mon Laferte, and Yotuel & Julca Brothers. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2ASS1LA
Jan 12, 2018
Episode 14: Puro Pari [ENCORE]
00:20:03
Estamos de vacaciones loves, so we're re-airing an old episode to inspire your pari playlists. Feliz año - we'll be back with new episodes for you on January 12, 2018! - xo, V & P -- Are you ready to PARI??? Today’s episode is all about the jamz that make us want to turn up on the dance floor. Fair warning: you might find yourself doing a lil meneaito…or tirándolo pa trá (TRA TRA TRA). And because we couldn’t keep to just a few songs, we made you a pari playlist(link in the show notes)! La rumba está buena – don’t miss it! Show notes: https://radiomenea.com/2016/10/07/episode-14-puro-pari/
Dec 29, 2017
Meneito 9: Feliz Navidad
00:18:24
It's here, amores. Our last new episode of 2017. As we say adios to 2017, we've got a few of our favorite navidad jams for you this meneito. So pour yourself some coquito and get ready to feel the Christmas cheer. Featuring music by Jose Feliciano, Maracaibo 15 and Adrienne Houghton. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-kN
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 43: Best of 2017
00:44:29
It's that time, amores! The year is coming to a close, so we reflect on some of our favorite songs of 2017. It's been an incredible, weird, wild year in Latinx music, and while there's so much we can't get to, these are just a few of our fave gems! Enjoy bbs. Featuring music by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, MULA, Arca, Nicky Jam and Ibeyi. Show notes: https://wp.me/p78d4C-kH Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Dec 15, 2017
Meneito 8: Shoutout Las Sad Girls
00:18:06
Sad girls, so many queer Latinx podcasters (and the token straights), novela names, y por su puesto, the jams we're feeling at the moment - a bunch of badass mujeres. Featuring music by Lila Downs, Nina Pastori, Soledad, Noita, and Laura León Show notes: http://bit.ly/2Ao0Hy4 Use the code MENEA to get 15% off a pair of Sudio Sweden headphones: goo.gl/sfMLCJ
Dec 08, 2017
Episode 42: Escandalo
00:43:06
Ponte redi to clutch your pearls and turn a little bit red with this one queridxs. On this week's episode we're bringing you songs that are muy escandalosas! We've got cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, y más - as long as they are scandalous! Whether they're raunchy AF or asserting their right to be escandalosas and proud of it, these artists and songs are gonna get your blood pumping. Featuring music by Lalo Rodriguez, Rebeca Lane, Justin Quiles, Linn Da Quebrada, Anitta, J Balvin and CSS. Show notes: http://radiomenea.com/2017/11/30/episode-42-escandalo This episode is sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Text MENEA to 22422 to support your favorite Latinx music podcast and join the fight to protect affordable birth control. Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Dec 01, 2017
Meneito 7: Dichos y Diaspora Feels
00:24:25
On this week's mini episode we bring you three songs we've been digging lately, alongside conversación sobre those sayings that just don't make any sense when you translate them into English. Camarón que se duerme que? And of course, two of our songs this week are all about the diaspora feels. What else is new? Featuring music by MPeach, Camila Cabello and La Chica. Show notes: http://bit.ly/2AslCzJ Use the code MENEA to get 15% off a pair of Sudio Sweden headphones: https://goo.gl/sfMLCJ Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Nov 24, 2017
Episode 41: Indigenous Artists
00:49:52
Thanksgiving? No creo. This week we're giving you a little antidote to some of the revisionist history that's popular at this time of year by bringing indigenous artists who are making music that emphasizes their roots: integrating indigenous languages, instrumentation, and cultural references. We hope that you'll hear evidence that the colonial project has failed - indigenous cultures today are alive despite it all, and this small sampling of dynamic and diverse bodies of work is a tiny taste of that lucha. Featuring music by Dr. Sativo, M.C.H.e. & Tzutu Baktun Kan, Luzmila Carpio, Los Kjarkas, Los Nin, Mare Advertencia Lirika, A Tribe Called Red and Lido Pimienta. Show notes: radiomenea.com/2017/11/17/episod…ndigenous-artists This episode is sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Text MENEA to 22422 to support your favorite Latinx music podcast and join the fight to protect affordable birth control. Follow us: facebook.com/radiomenea instagram.com/radiomenea twitter.com/radiomenea
Nov 17, 2017
Meneito 6: Dancing or Dominoes?
00:30:10
This week we start with a sad song, transition into a discussion of the various dancing (or non-dancing!) traditions in our families and our relationships to music, and end with a chat on the problematic ways spiritual traditions get used and appropriated. How are we like this even? We got mad good música for you tho - como siempre! Featuring music by Tito Nieves, Wiki, and Yerba Buena ft Orishas. Show notes: http://radiomenea.com/2017/11/10/meneito-6-dancing-or-dominoes Follow us: www.instagram.com/radiomenea/ www.facebook.com/radiomenea/ twitter.com/radiomenea
Nov 10, 2017
Episode 40: Tattoo Shop Jams
00:54:08
On today's episode we have the talented multimedia artist Tamara Santibañez - probably best known for her incredible tattoo work at Brooklyn's legendary Saved Tattoo. She came with some of the música that she listens to in the studio, and you're gonna love it - pari-ready reggaeton, 90s chicano power hip hop, and a sappy oldie, porque why not? Join us as we chat about Latinxs in the south, the deep cultural importance of artists who have been/are incarcerated, and first tattoos. Featuring music by J Balvin & Willy William ft Beyoncé, Kid Frost, Enrique Guzmán, Lighter Shade of Brown, Plan B, Proper Dos, Show notes: http://radiomenea.com/2017/11/03/episode-40-musica-para-tatuar Follow us: www.instagram.com/radiomenea/ www.facebook.com/radiomenea/ twitter.com/radiomenea
Nov 03, 2017
Meneito 5: No Hay Trico Tri
00:28:42
Trico Tri amores! It’s that weird, gringo time of the year where kids get dressed up in scary costumes and accept candy from strangers. Probably your abuela’s worst nightmare, but we’re down. In honor of the season, we’ve got a few songs for you: some that are spooky and monstrous, and one is a shoutout to Dia De Los Muertos. Featuring music by Rubio, La Santa Cecilia and Arca. Show notes: http://radiomenea.com/2017/10/26/meneito-5-no-hay-trico-tri/ Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/radiomenea/ https://www.facebook.com/radiomenea/ https://twitter.com/radiomenea
Oct 27, 2017
Episode 21: Novela Feels [ENCORE]
00:39:34
Real talk. Sometimes your best laid plans don't work out. Sometimes the amazing episode you prepped and recorded gets royally f'd beyond repair and you have to go with plan b. So today we're re-releasing one of our fave episodes from this past year--Novela Feels! Enjoy bbs, and gracias por tu paciencia. We'll be back next week with a new episode. Some of our favorite songs are the most dramáticas. Like boo, really? Your heartbreak hurts how bad? Ponte redi to cry in Spanish, because these songs are all over-the-top novela feels. Just so dramatic, it feels like your favorite telenovela. As if you haven't been feeling every single feeling there is to feel already, verdad? Featuring music by Monchy y Alexandra, Kablito, Jesse y Joy, Mr Pelon 503, Angel y Khriz, and Ela Minus.
Oct 20, 2017
Meneito 4: Mucho Sentimiento
00:15:39
What it takes to pull off a good cover. Music for your next pari. Mucho sentimiento. Y mucho, mucho, mucho....AMOR. Featuring music by Aymee Nuviola, Cuco, and Toby Love. Show notes here: https://radiomenea.com/2017/10/13/meneito-4-mucho-sentimiento/
Oct 13, 2017
Episode 39: La Frontera
00:36:34
Selena deep cuts. Quinceañera classics. Borracho jams. We're talking about música de la frontera this week with Yvonne Marquez - Senior Editor for Autostraddle, an awesome queer magazine where she writes about Latinx politics and culture. A native of Mission, Texas, Yvonne joins us to focus on the music of la frontera Tejana and to chat about our shared love of the Rio Grande Valley. Listen in for stories about kitchen dance parties, high school mariachi bands, and the best tamales spot in South Texas. Featuring music by Grupo Control, Jesika, La Mafia, Selena, Sofia Reyes, and Ramón Ayala.
Oct 06, 2017
Meneito 3: Lesbian films & Burning Man
00:16:50
Why did lez movies used to be so trash? Is Burning Man just a bunch of dirty white people? Did Vero's parents really immigrate to the US so she could sleep on the ground? (No, no they did not.) Join us as we chat the pros and cons of camping, doghouse sex scenes, and Canadian pioneers of hand-drawn animation. And as always, the amazing música that's been on our playlists. Featuring music by Populous ft Ela Minus, Salomón Beda, and Tatiana Hazel.
Sep 29, 2017
Episode 38: Divas
00:43:00
Icons. Reinas. Únicas. The fiercest of the fierce. Today we bring you the divas. They have the presence, the fire, and the voice (well, most of them--sorry, J Lo). Tune in for a fabulous mezcla of divas from across time and place; stay to hear about the shady diva rivalries, to find out which of these songs' lyrics Vero has tattooed on her arm, and to discover why our moms don't think their eyebrow tattoos count as real tattoos. JK, we don't know the answer to that. Featuring music by Paquita La Del Barrio, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Olga Guillot, La Lupe, and Melida Rodriguez.
Sep 22, 2017
Meneito 2: Chao Summer!
00:21:01
Bienvenidxs al pari, amores! AKA our second Meneito--a small taste of what we've been into to tide you over until our full episode next week. Nos despedimos del verano by bringing you three songs we're digging--all released this summer--and let you know why we're SO HYPED about this weekend, including shoutouts to a couple of our very sweet listeners. <3 Featuring music by Tito El Bambino, Sin Color, and J. Balvin.
Sep 15, 2017
Episode 37: Bodega Island
00:36:48
This week we're previewing Bodega Island, the biggest & dopest indie, merengue, alt, bachata, punk music festival in the world (slash the only one), which takes place on September 9th in Brooklyn. Bodega Island's Lael Llaverías joins us to chat merengue punkiao, bachata Black Sabbath, and his eternal quest for incorporating Dominican rhythms in the most unsuspecting places. Featuring music by Boombox Repair Kit, Happy Colors, La Gran Mawon, Los Coulters, MULA, and Hecho in Brooklyn.
Sep 08, 2017
Meneito 1: Sorpresa!
00:18:02
Sorpresa amores! We've been thinking about this forever pero finally decided to do it - we're gonna start giving you some Radio Menea love every week! We're keeping our full episodes bi-weekly, pero from now on, on all our off Fridays we wanna give you un meneito. No themes ni nada - just a taste of what we're into. Disfruten! Featuring music by Gaby, DLG, and Clara Lima.
Sep 01, 2017
Episode 36: Menealo
00:39:33
This week's episode is extra special! We're not only talking about our favorite topic--music that makes us want to menearlo, naturally--but we recorded this episode on a wild fun Instagram live. It's been a rough few weeks (months? years? lifetimes?), and it never hurts to dance it out. So dale duro (más duro! más duro! más duro!) while you listen along to the música that makes Vero want to wine her waist, and makes Pérez want to wiggle it. Featuring music by Jimmy Bad Boy, Cardi B, Fruko y Sus Tesos, El Alfa, Aventura, Bomba Estereo.
Aug 25, 2017
Episode 35: Intoxicated
00:47:11
On this week's episode, we bring you songs about being intoxicated: with substances, with love, with our total lack of fucks to give. Our usual variedad, pero maybe a bit tipsy. ¿Si ya saben como nos ponemos pa que nos invitan? Featuring music by A.Chal, Los Panchos y Eydie Gormé, Rubby, Los Titanes de Durango, Maluma and Empress Of.
Aug 11, 2017
Episode 34: Duos
00:41:16
Fulano y Mengano. Zutano y Perengano. We realized that many of our faves are paired up, so we're bringing you an entire episode of some of our favorite duos. Like our tastes, they span a wild range of genres, so ponte redi for a range of canciones from your fave duo of all (us, obvio)! Featuring music by Monchy y Alexandra, Wisin y Yandel, Periko & Jesse Leon, Buscabulla, Alexis y Fido, and Ibeyi.
Jul 28, 2017
Episode 33: Endings
00:42:40
Se acabó! This week, we talk about endings, and all the feels that come with them. Songs about endings that fuck you up, endings that are sad, endings you'd rather forget, and endings that feel like freedom. Featuring songs by Bad Bunny, Natalia Lafourcade, Jessie Reyez, Tony Dize, Chocolate Remix, Zacarías Ferreira, and El Gran Combo.
Jul 14, 2017
Episode 32: AfroLatino Fest Preview w Guest DJ Mai-Elka Prado
00:40:59
Pónganse redi pal Afro-Latino Fest with our invitada and Guest DJ Mai-Elka Prado - the incredible mujer behind the one of the most fire New York summer events. On today's episode we preview un lineup bien jevi, así que no te lo pierdas! Mai-Elka nos cuenta about how the festival got started and brings you six of her favorite artists who will be at the festival this year. And if there's any way you can get to New York City, trust: you won't wanna sleep on those tickets. Featuring music by Susana Baca, Milly Quezada, Alison Hinds, Nitty Scott, and Johnny Osbourne.
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 31: Engaño
00:41:01
You know the stories. The twisted, lying, cheating kind? This week's episode is all about those canciones que se tratan de engaño--deception. We've got plot twists, indecent proposals, and LOLz, as well as discussions about the real shit, like...is that Maluma song legit about consensual non-monogamy???  Featuring music by Hansel y Raul, Maluma, Andy Andy, Whitest Taino Alive, Nicky Jam and La Favi.
Jun 16, 2017
BONUS: Mas Listener Picks!
00:07:58
Your voice memos & song recs were demasiado cute for us to keep to ourselves, so....we won't! Sharao all the folks who sent us song recs and voice memos - y'all really filled our corazoncitos. So here's un poquitito más listener picks action, because we love you and you're the best <3   Featuring música by Carla Morrison, Jesse Baez, and Irene Diaz.
Jun 09, 2017
Episode 30: Listener Picks
00:38:49
We've been talking about this forever, and it's finally time! This week, we've relied on you - our queridísimxs listeners - to make the playlist. We asked, and you CAME THRU! Turns out y'all are mad cool, and have fire taste - nada de sorpresas here. Gracias for your suggestions, your voice memos, and your overwhelming amor - our listeners are truly the best! Featuring music by Kevin Florez, Macaco, Liniker, Maria Gadú, Princess Nokia, Calle 13 ft Silvio Rodriguez.
Jun 02, 2017
Episode 29: Las Mamis
00:36:03
This week we've got TWO special guests on the show with us -- las mujeres que nos dieron la vida -- our mamis! We know we're lucky to have two amazing and lovely mujeres that we get to call our mamis, so we invited them on to share their fave jams with us. Pia y Rosa each came on the show to tell some stories and share some very mami songs. You ready for some mom jams? Checkirau! Featuring music by Los Cinco Latinos, Willy Chirino, Santana ft Maná, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Chayanne, and Julio Iglesias.
May 19, 2017
Episode 28: Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos
00:47:30
Que emoción! For today's show, we brought super-talented and fierce mujer Xenia Rubinos (!!!) on as Guest DJ. She joined us on a brief break from her tour to talk about un poco de todo - from lush sound collages and the artists who are inspiring her next project to her fiercely loyal mami. Que esperas? Check it out! Featuring music by Xenia Rubinos (obvio), Gal Costa, Ghetto Brothers, Idalberto Gálvez, amaF alaM
May 05, 2017
Episode 27: Food with Latinos Who Lunch
00:41:04
Están redi? We got to meet IRL with the chamacos over at Latinos Who Lunch and it was F-U-N. So today, with the fab Babelito and FavyFav, we bring you an episode full de música about food, obvio! We also recorded an episode for Latinos Who Lunch, so if you haven't listened already, que esperas? Make your way to Latinos Who Lunch to hear all the chisme and LOLs! Featuring music by El Gran Combo, Oscar Padilla, Rita Indiana, and Fito Olivares.
Apr 21, 2017
Episode 26: Republica Dominicana ft Isabelia Herrera
00:39:17
For our second-ever country-specific episode, we decided to bring in the big guns. Isabelia Herrera - boss Dominicana and Music Editor over at Remezcla - joins us to chat about shredding on the accordion, freak out about Rita Indiana's glorious return to music, and give us lessons on Tigueraje. No te lo pierdas! Featuring songs by El Alfa, Anthony Santos, Mula, Fefita La Grande, Rita Indiana, and Twin Shadow.
Apr 07, 2017
Send Us Your Favorite Latinx Songs!
00:01:29
After a year of Radio Menea, we're ready to hear from you, queridxs listeners, in preparation for a very special listener picks episode! Record a voice memo with a few sentences about your favorite song and send to radiomenea@gmail.com.
Mar 31, 2017
Episode 25: Spanglish
00:44:25
Today's theme se trata de that perfect mezcla de inglés and spanish--spanglish! Some of our favorite songs mix these two languages in clever, funny, and straight up artful ways. Ponte redi for a wild spanglish pari!
Mar 24, 2017
Episode 24: Problematic Faves
00:42:29
You know the songs. They are your jam when you hear them on the radio or at the club, but when you listen to the lyrics or think about the artist, you cringe a bit. Today's episode is all about those problematic faves, the songs you love but maybe feel a little bit guilty about. Listen in...we won't tell anyone! Featuring songs by Pittbull, Daddy Yankee, Plan B, Fuete Billete, Don Omar, and Miguel.
Mar 10, 2017
Episode 23: Classics
00:37:30
If we have any hope of understanding where we're at today, we've got to look back. This week, we talk about classics: songs by artists who changed the game and became icons - from fierce mujeres sin pelos en la lengua to immigrants bringing their cultures to thrive in totally new environments. Featuring music by Ritchie Valens, Fania All Stars, Tita Merello, Benny Moré, Lydia Mendoza, and Johnny Ventura.
Feb 24, 2017
Episode 22: Mejor Sola
00:33:41
Que Valentines ni que nada! This is an episode for all our solitxs out there. Because our mamas weren’t ever wrong when they told us: mejor sola que mal acompañada. Featuring music by Becky G, Kali Uchis, Raquel Sofía, Indica, Luis Miguel Del Amargue, and Gabriel Garzón-Montano.
Feb 10, 2017
Episode 21: Novela Feels
00:38:38
Some of our favorite songs are the most dramáticas. Like boo, really? Your heartbreak hurts how bad? Ponte redi to cry in Spanish, because these songs are all over-the-top novela feels. Just so dramatic, it feels like your favorite telenovela. As if you haven't been feeling every single feeling there is to feel already, verdad? Featuring music by Monchy y Alexandra, Kablito, Jesse y Joy, Mr Pelon 503, Angel y Khriz, and Ela Minus.
Jan 27, 2017
Episode 20: Escape
00:35:26
Sometimes this world is way too much. Whether it's an orange chupacabra threatening to destroy everything you hold dear or just the growing pile of dishes in your sink, the real world is just not suitable for every moment. On today's episode we talk about ESCAPE - join us to hear about our fave distractions from this mundo tan cruel and for some música that takes us somewhere else. Nos fuimos! Featuring music by Fuete Billete, Victor Muñoz, Jesse Baez, Osmani Garcia, IFÉ, and Orquesta Guayacan.
Jan 13, 2017
Episode 9: Shade [ENCORE]
00:37:34
Feliz (almost) año cuties! We're on vacay pero we didn't forget about you - we've decided to re-run one of our fave early episodes for your listening pleasure. Throwing shade. At lovers who have scorned you, lovers who have left you, lovers who have cheated. Throwing shade at former friends, competitors, others in the business. Songs with artful lyrics that master the art of the diss with amazing metaphors, puns and burns. This week's episode is all about shade, and the songs that do it oh-so-well. Featuring music by Mariah Carey, Eddie Santiago, Karlos Rosé, Zutzut, and El Super Nuevo.
Dec 30, 2016
Episode 19: Best Of 2016
00:38:50
You'd be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn't agree that 2016 has been a shit year. Tragedy after tragedy, deaths of many famous people we love (JuanGa!), and now we're facing a scary political future under the Orange Chupacabra. But one thing that 2016 didn't disappoint on was really great music. So we're closing out the year by bringing you some of our favorites from 2016. Let's find solace in the music we loved, and then say vete al carajo to 2016. Featuring music by Jacob Forever, Xenia Rubinos, Sebastian Yatra, Helado Negro, Nicky Jam, and El Bles.
Dec 16, 2016
Episode 18: Protest
00:38:04
Protest has always been a necessary tool for changing our worlds into something better - Orange Chupacabra or no - and it's best when music goes along for the ride. Today we tackle protest and music. Songs that tell stories of the ways injustice plays out in our communities, songs about fighting back, and some more...unexpected selections, showing us that small acts of resistance are everywhere. Featuring music by Ana Tijoux, Aventura, La Santa Cecilia, Luis Enrique, Lido Pimienta and Nire.
Dec 02, 2016
Episode 17: Heartbreak
00:39:41
Real talk: We had this episode planned way before the orange chupacabra surprised everyone, including himself, and somehow won the U.S. Presidency. But the subject felt all too real for us this week as we reflected on the state of affairs, particularly for our queer POC familia. In this week's episode, we talk about all our political feels, and then get into the music that brings us back to those broken-hearted love moments. It's okay to have a big ol' ugly cry, either for the one that got away, or for the scary political future we are facing. Cuídense, amores. Featuring music by Carla Morrison, Mon Laferte, Leny, Deborah Blues, Alexis y Fido, and Ibeyi.
Nov 18, 2016
Episode 16: Venezuela
00:38:05
Today we have a first for you: a full episode dedicated to musicians from one country. Esta vez: Venezuela! Though by no means a survey of the vast musical output and traditions of Vero's magical homeland, we bring you some of our faves, old standbys, and hints about movidas and heavyweights in the country and across the diaspora. Está cheverísimo, so no te lo pierdas! Featuring music by Algodón Egipcio, Oscar D'Leon, Arca, Chino y Nacho, Gabylonia, and Simón Díaz.
Nov 04, 2016
Episode 15: Halloween
00:37:52
Ok, confesamos: this might be the weirdest song collection you've ever gotten from us. But strange is the order of the day, porque this week's episode brings you songs inspired by Halloween, that curious U.S. holiday of pumpkins and (hopefully non-racist, non-sexist) costumes. So grab your masks, put on your best vampiresa makeup, or drip some fake blood on your face and get spooky with us! Featuring music from Johnny Prez, Total Freedom, Los Rakas, Las Sucias, El Gran Combo, and María y José.
Oct 21, 2016
Episode 14: Puro Pari
00:35:37
Are you ready to PARI??? Today's episode is all about the jamz that make us want to turn up on the dance floor. Fair warning: you might find yourself doing a lil meneaito...or tirándolo pa trá (TRA TRA TRA). La rumba está buena - don't miss it! Featuring music by Big Pun, Angel y Khriz, Fuego, Victor Manuelle, J Balvin, and Ñejo y Dalmata.
Oct 07, 2016
Episode 13: Class
00:40:25
This week we’re bringing you an extra special treat: our first ever Radio Menea guest! Maria Elena Pérez joins us to talk about songs we love that deal with class-related themes. Songs about money struggles, about why materialism is overrated, songs about love across class divides, and more. But we’re also bringing this theme because we want to talk about the activist movement that brought us together–reproductive justice. Featuring music by La Santa Cecilia, Aventura, Ricardo Arjona, Amandititita, Kat Dahlia and Selena.
Sep 23, 2016
Episode 12: JuanGa
00:39:15
When we heard the news, we were speechless. Juan Gabriel was not just a singer and a songwriter - he was legendary. Over the years his songs brought us joy, his fabulous outfits gave us life, and his flamboyant performances served as the launchpad for countless family conversations about sexuality and gendered performance. For queer Latinxs, he was one of our icons. This is a Radio Menea first: we're dedicating today's entire episode to one artist's life, music, and impact. Que en paz descanses, JuanGa - we'll never forget you.
Sep 09, 2016
Episode 11: Throwback
00:37:21
Sometimes you need to reach back to the music of your childhood. The songs you grew up with, the songs you made up dances to with your primos and performed in front of the familia. The classics that remind you of your first love, or learning salsa with your papi and tios. Featuring music by Proyecto Uno, Juan Luis Guerra, Flans, Jerry Rivera, Caramelos de Cianuro, and Jon Secada.
Aug 26, 2016
Episode 10: Covers
00:37:54
Sometimes even classics need a re-do. This week, we look at covers - from Latino music classics to translated versions of English-language hits. Featuring music by Karen Rodriguez, Jarina De Marco, Leslie Grace, Bunny Michael, Tony Succar, Tito Nieves and La Lupe.
Aug 12, 2016
Episode 9: Shade
00:37:09
Throwing shade. At lovers who have scorned you, lovers who have left you, lovers who have cheated. Throwing shade at former friends, competitors, others in the business. Songs with artful lyrics that master the art of the diss with amazing metaphors, puns and burns. This week's episode is all about shade, and the songs that do it oh-so-well. Featuring music by Mariah Carey, Eddie Santiago, Karlos Rosé, Zutzut, and El Super Nuevo.
Jul 29, 2016
Episode 8: Nostalgia
00:37:03
Have you ever missed your tierra something fierce? Maybe you left when you were young. Maybe you’re the child of immigrants or political exiles, and you’ve never even been there. Maybe you’re undocumented and can’t go back. Pero you know you know that yearning: home. Today’s episode is about nostalgia. Homesickness. Diaspora feels! Featuring songs that remind us of home: of the struggle, the hard parts, the beauty, and the resistance. Featuring music by Gloria Estefan, ChocQuibTown, Orishas, La Yegros, Bacilos and Maria Usbeck.
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 7: Deseo
00:35:22
This is the episode that we had planned to release the week that the Orlando massacre happened. We hope you've been taking time to grieve and heal and be with your people in the time since. Now we're bringing it back to our regularly scheduled programming with a lighter topic: deseo. Desire is a huge theme in music, and especially Latinx music, and we get into all the things this topic brings up. Listen in to hear some of our favorite songs that address some of the ways desire shows up in our lives. The feeling you get when you are just inexplicably drawn to someone, when you meet someone on the dance floor, when you just can't get someone out of your head. Featuring music by Nicky Jam, Tei Shi, Dr. Bellido, Noita, Aventura and Miguel.
Jul 01, 2016
Episode 6: Orlando
00:38:17
This week we're bringing you an unplanned episode in recognition of the massacre in Orlando. We are devastated, and we hope that our discussion of what happened, its impact on us, and some of our mourning and healing process in these days since the attack might help you all with your healing as well. Featuring music by Hurray For The Riff Raff, Selena, La Santa Cecilia, Monchy y Alexandra, Julieta Venegas, and Buika.
Jun 17, 2016
Episode 5: Queers!
00:29:35
Happy Pride queridxs! For the first episode of June, we are so excited to bring you an episode of Radio Menea featuring queer artists. Listen in to hear about queer Latinx musicians who've been doing it since forever, and some of the new generation of out and proud folks who are walking in their footsteps. We also talk about the origins of Pride and its inextricable connection to Latinx resistance. Featuring music by Ricky Martin, Alex Anwandter, Andy Peña, Rita Indiana, Albita Rodriguez, Javiera Mena.
Jun 03, 2016
Episode 4: Reggaetoneras
00:31:32
We're not going to lie. We have a serious soft spot for the few but amazing women who are rocking the reggaeton genre, so this week we have an episode all about these mujeres. A dembow beat and a female artist? ¿Que más se le puede pedir a la vida? Featuring music by Ivy Queen, Milka La Mas Dura, Tomasa Del Real, Glory, MC Peligro, Ms Nina Los Santos & La Favi.
May 20, 2016
Episode 3: Verano
00:23:04
It's here! Everyone's favorite season. Sundress and shorts weather. Chancla weather. Beach weather! In honor of being so close to summer, this week's episode is all about verano, and the music that makes us think of the season. We discuss our favorite things about summer, Vero's favorite NYC playa, and why summer makes us think about home. Featuring music by Bill Yonson, Oscar D'Leon, MULA, Tito El Bambino and Destiny Frasqueri.
May 06, 2016
Episode 2: Afro-Latinx Artists
00:30:00
Afro-Latinx communities have been central to the development of Latinx music – though folks don’t always get their due credit. We didn’t want to get too many episodes in without acknowledging this, so in today’s episode we spotlight some amazing Afro-Latinx artists. Featuring music from Nitty Scott MC, El General, Ibeyi, Yunel Cruz, Xenia Rubinos, Celia Cruz and Xiomara Fortuna.
Apr 22, 2016
Episode 1: Amor
00:27:04
Spring is in the air queridxs - lez talk about AMOR! Vero & Pérez discuss their allegiances (or lack thereof) to Team Feelings and songs about love of all kinds. Featuring the musical stylings of J Balvin, Toby Love, Lido Pimienta, Los Rakas, and Empress Of.
Apr 08, 2016
Pilot
00:25:24
Introducing a new podcast from Verónica Bayetti Flores and Miriam Zoila Pérez. They bring you their favorite mainstream and alternative Latino jams. Featuring music from P3culiar, Son by Four, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Shakira, Calle 13 and Maluca.
Mar 22, 2016