Morenita

Morenita

Dominican actress and singer Darilyn Castillo hosts “Morenita.” A weekly show that dives into the Latinx experience through in-depth interviews with Latinx actors, entrepreneurs, and activists. It’s a show intent on creating a community of listeners inspired by the work and talent of prominent Latinx figures. Each week, Darilyn will meet and connect with guests who are focused on evolving our current space to make it more inclusive.

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November 8, 2022 41 mins

The season one finale has arrived! With that comes a very familiar voice on the podcast. Love & Hip Hop: Miami's very own Amara La Negra is BACK on the Morenita mic! Taking time out of her hella busy schedule, Amara and Darilyn sit down to talk about Amara's twin babies and how life as a fierce Dominican mama has transformed her into a fearless version of herself. Sit back, relax, and listen as we celebrate Amara's return. ¡Te ...

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If you're an animal lover, listen up! Darilyn welcomes onto the podcast Raquel Cid! The Washington Heights native is a Dominican-American badass making a difference in the world of animal rescue. She is the founder of Paws and Perros, she is a podcast host, and she is a dog foster. Make sure to tune in to find out how Raquel got into the groove of fostering animals, and how you too can help an animal find their forever home. 

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On this episode of Morenita, Darilyn sits down with Nicholas Ryan. He is a New York native and a dual-licensed Realtor Associate at Christie’s International Real Estate helping educate Latines about home ownership. We discuss it all! Real estate, how to be a homeowner, building generational wealth in the Latine community, investing in properties, ALL OF IT! Te invito. 

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October 18, 2022 44 mins

This week our producer Josie Meléndez is in the hot seat as Darilyn sits down with both Josie and her co-host Ileana Meléndez to discuss their podcast Filmme Talk. Morenita dives deep into the world of film criticism and how these two badass Boricuas are trying to make it more accessible for other Latine women.

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You don't need to count to Six to know who we're talking to this week. To close off Latinx Heritage Month, we're sitting down with Puerto Rican star on the rise Didi Romero. We talk about her experience touring with Six: The Musical, missing her family back on the island, and so much more. Right now the only thing you better wanna do is to tune in! Te invito. 

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October 4, 2022 38 mins

Who is the American dream really for? That's what Darilyn Castillo is getting to the bottom of. Join the as she sits down with Rafael Augstín. We discuss life as a TV writer and writing himself into existence, his time on the award-winning TV show 'Jane the Virgin', and his hilariously uplifting and touching memoir 'Illegally Yours: A Memoir', available now!

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Oye, mi gente! La reina de los rizos dijo presente! We're sitting down with the incredible and astounding Julissa Prado. Julissa is the founder of Rizos Curls, a hair brand that's going above and beyond. With a focus on education over proper hair care and beauty, Julissa is getting those with waves, curls, and coils to embrace their natural hair with orgullo.

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The Story Time Guy is in, y'all! Matthew Torres is sitting down with Morenita's Darilyn Castillo to discuss his upbringing, what got him into TikTok, and Latinx representation in media. Plus, we get Matthew to discuss the Batgirl drama with us! What are you waiting for? Te invito.

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We're sitting down with Miss Honey Gold aka Chelsea Guarriello as she shares her journey to becoming a full-blown independent business woman through the world of dropshipping. Now, you're probably wondering, ¿qué es dropshipping? We'll tell you. Te invito.

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Darilyn is sitting down this time to chat with Tony darling Michael Castillejo. He's been on Orange is the New Black, FBI, New Amsterdam, and now he's going on a much-needed vacation. But we're chatting about everything that lead to the here and now. Join us! 

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Get on your feet because we've got some Cuban rhythms shaking up Morenita, okay? Mika Secada is a true triple threat, and she's gracing us by sharing her journey to take over the industry. Mika shares with us her upbringing, her relationship with her parents, and what she would like her legacy to be. 

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Jeannette Godoy has been making moves since she directed the infamous music video for Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back." The first generation Mexican-American director sat down with Darilyn to discuss her upbringing, maternal desire, and her feature directorial debut 'Diamond in the Rough', available to stream NOW! What are you waiting for? Te invito. 

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Talia Thiesfield is a mult-culti force of unapologetic brilliance, and she's letting us in on how she became the incredible person she is today. A Haitian-Puerto Rican actor, a voiceover artist, and a career & talent coach? What are you waiting for? Tune in. Class is in session. Te invito. 

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Get ready because Darilyn sits down with the dancing queen herself Manuela Agudelo. These lovely Latinx creatives discuss ancestry and legacy as well as how Manuela is able to combine their two passions: dance and social justice. We also find out what Bad Bunny song has her dancing the night away. Tap in! Te invito. 

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Listen up, mi gente! This time around Darilyn is sitting down with Christopher Ramírez to discuss their love of Shakespeare, their relationship with Spanish, and their upcoming role as Touchstone at the Delacorte theater this August! Tune in and vibe with us. ¡Te invito!

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Elaine del Valle can do it all! She's an actress, a director, a casting director, a producer. She does it all. So Darilyn sits down to find out how did she start out, what self-care looks like for her, and if she has any advice for our lovely listeners out there. This is Morenita y te invito.

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Darilyn welcomes Samantha Williams to this week's episode of Morenita. Talent beyond compare and wise beyond her years, Samantha shares with Darilyn the identity struggles she faced as an Afro-Latina growing up and in the industry. It gets real on the show as they discuss personal struggles and how they overcame them. ¡Te invitamos!

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Joining Morenita this week is her costar from Dream House, Jacqueline Correa! Jacqueline tells Darilyn about her path to the stage and the two discuss what Dream House meant to them. Oh and how Hollywood came a calling. TAP IN! 

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This week Darilyn gets the tables turned on her and is interviewed by 'Morenita' producer Carlos! Tap in!

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Your favorite two influencers, the hosts of the Super Secret Bestie Club, join the show! We laugh, we sing, tap in already! 

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