American Vida

American Vida

Latinx voices and the pursuit of a bicultural identity with Tito Caballero

Episodes

June 23, 2022 31 min
For the very first time I openly share my coming out story. While everyone in my friends, colleagues, and family circle know I'm gay, I don't really talk about it on my show or podcast. With LGBTQ+ rights under attack I felt it was important for me to boldly share my story for Pride Month this year. I hope you find inspiration, tolerance, love, and a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community in this podcast. Shar...
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To Chola or not to Chola? A discussion on the inner culture war of how Latinos are portrayed online and in Hollywood. We discuss both sides and what is the right answer to this? With featured guest Samantha Najera- Actress, and Co-Founder and Producer of the Bean and Chisme Show.
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Snow Tha Product is one of the most talented rappers in the game, hands down. Catch Tito's chat with her as they talk about her influences, her love for Mexico, life on her ranch, the benefit of being true to yourself, and so much more! Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!
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Sebastian Yatra calls Tito Caballero from his house in Los Angeles. In this chat they talk about what it was like for Sebastian to tour with Enrique Igesias & Ricky Martin. Plus, he also talks about his Oscar Nomination for "Dos Oruguitas" from the Disney movie "Encanto." Sebastian also talks about the meaning behind the title of his new album, "Dharma." He speaks on accepting and embracing our reality f...
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George Lopez is an astronaut, AND he is still in orbit around the moon. Listen to this podcast and that will make much more sense. Our chat covers everything from his new line of weed vaporo, to how he met retired LASD retired lieutenant Gil Carillo from the Netflix show Night Stalker, and George also drops some real dope words of empowerment at the end. Those are only a couple of the topics, we dive into so much more. Enjoy the ch...
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October 27, 2021 17 min
So many ghost stories and so little time. We talk about the old stories of the ghost tracks in San Antonio, TX. For this episode we've invited Mike Cardenas and the Midnight Paranormal Society. Give it a listen... if you dare.
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Join us for an inspiring chat with ABC News Anchor John Quiñones as he shares his story of struggle, success, and his passion to showcase the heroes among us. You'll discover how he was destined to do "What Would You Do" on ABC, and he also has some words of encouragement for others looking to pursue their dreams. Plus, we talk about one thing that we do as Latinos that we need to stop doing so that we can make the care...
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Jeff Valdez is pioneer in media who has worked relentlessly to create opportunities for Latinos in mainstream media. He actively changed the face of TV as co-founder and Executive Producer of Sí TV, which was a Latino-themed cable network where Valdez developed English-language TV content for Latino audiences that appealed to both Latinos and non-Latinos. What Jeff Valdez has been doing for TV, our host Tito Caballero has been doin...
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A lovely, intimate chat with global singer, songwriter, and producer VASSY. We're blending backgrounds and cultures, and we're coming together for the love of music. That's the song we're playing in this episode. From the culture shock of moving to a new country, landscape and thunderstorm moods, to inspiring more reggaeton and dance collaborations from the heavy hitters, we catch a vibe and we hope you do to. Enjoy...
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The Navaira family's influence on South Texas Hispanic culture and music is monumental. Emilio and Raulito Navaira were the symbol a generation that helped shape Hispanics in mainstream media. They embodied the bicultural lifestyle that started here in South Texas and has influenced the entire country. In this episode of American Vida we speak with Raulito's children Destiny and Rigo, and they share their thoughts on Hispan...
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Chris Perez returns for a chat with Tito Caballero as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in South Texas, and he came with great stories! We learn how Chris has managed the pandemic, some great stories about Selena, and you don't want to miss how he met Carlos Santana for the first time! Find a quiet space, grab some hot chocolate or un cafecito and enjoy an intimate chat with Chris Perez as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Mont...
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We catch up with Chris Perez to talk about how pulling out a bag of Serrano peppers at a fancy Italian restaurant turned into a successful product venture with Perez Pepper Sauce. We also talk about his heartache and life after Selena's passing. Please share the podcast with a friend!
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On the eve of his gig, kicking off the iconic San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo with the 24th Annual Bar-B-Que Cook Off & Festival we catch up with San Antonio cultural icon Michael Salgado. We talk about his life on both sides of the border, his passion for country music, and much more. Share the podcast with a friend and be sure to subscribe to American Vida!
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San Antonio wakes up with these two wonderful ladies every weekday on KENS 5 with Great Day SA! We welcome Cristina Blackwell & Roma Villavicencio for a chat and we talk about everything from funny things our parents do and say, to embarrassing moments, the love for living a bi-cultural life, and dare we say KARAOKE? Hear Roma's personal story about fighting and beating cancer, and how it has inspired her to live her life t...
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Our efforts paid off! LeBron's crazy idea of trying to trademark Taco Tuesday has been denied. We created a counter protest on the air at 104.5 Latino Hits of #WeAreTacoTuesday, and now, thankfully it has been denied! We made it to the local news station, and if you missed it here it is. I'm still going to take my #WeAreTacoTuesday sign with me to the AT&T Center when he comes to San Antonio. Listen as the "Taco Wal...
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Remember the famous "I Love Tacos So Much" viral mural? If not, google it, we'll wait. The mural creator Luis Muñoz is our guest this week! We talk about the story behind the mural, we discuss street art, we talk politics, immigration, his job as Executive Producer at KENS-TV's "Great Day SA," and we discuss the best taco shops in the taco capitol of the world, San Antonio! Be sure to share this podcast with...
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August 22, 2019 40 min
This is a story about two brothers who took a $20 yo-yo investment and turned it into a major events company that prides itself in creating a positive cultural experience for San Antonio. They are the founders of Rocket Turtle Social, and Michelada Madness, and they have a powerful story that is sure to inspire all of us to achieve our greatest potential. Share the podcast and maybe we can plant a seed for the next Sanchez brothers...
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We're excited to showcase south side San Antonio native Vanessa Del Fierro! She fiercely embraces her bi-cultural identity in her music and other creative endeavors. You can hear her music inside the iHeartRadio app, and you can hear her story in this episode of American Vida. Be sure to share this podcast with a friend and stay until the end because she takes out her guitarra and does a live studio performance for us!
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Yanuis is a reggaeton artist from San Antonio, Texas with musical roots that connect him to Spanish music legends like Cornelio Reyna and Ramon Ayala. I love that with this podcast we can talk about those legends and also include Jay-Z and Russ in that same conversation. We get to know the Yanuis story, raw and unfiltered. We touch on the serious topic of Latino men and depression, and we hopefully inspire folks to talk about their...
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It was our pleasure to have a chat with King Tonyo, a rising San Antonio artist. In this podcast you'll find out what music his mom played as a kid when it was time to clean up, and you'll hear his story about life pushing him into an artistic space. King Tonyo keeps it 100% real, and we think that's why so many people love him. We hope you enjoy getting to know him and don't forget to listen to his music inside the...
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