The En Fuego Podcast

The En Fuego Podcast

Beyond the box score lay an unending supply of wonderful sports stories, from communities that have for far too long been shut out from the national discussion. The En Fuego Podcast is dedicated to bringing emerging communities more of the spotlight, highlighting those aspirational stories about athletes changing this world for the better.

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December 21, 2020 89 min

‘Tis the season for giving. And to end season one of what has been a wonderful season, we are highlighting just a few of the hardest working sports charities out there. We dive in and discover the work they are doing and the remarkable origins stories behind these foundations: 4Mom; The Jaime and Blanca Jarrin Foundation; Baseball for All; Soccer Without Borders; and The Notah Begay III Foundation. 

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Brenda Villa is a four-time Olympic medalist and gold-medal winner. But her mission to shape water polo for the better is just getting started. Bernardo Ruiz is an acclaimed documentary director whose latest film centers on the Tarahumara people of Mexico. These two stories delve deep into the heart of issues that need all of our attention. 

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December 7, 2020 55 min

It doesn’t take much to leave an indelible mark. S. Preston is the renowned artist who has brought minimalism to the greatest ballparks and arenas. He gives us insight into his story and how he came to become one of the most beloved sports artists around. 

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Ricki Ortiz is a renowned gamer who dominates whatever fighting game you get in front of her. She talks about her remarkable life and how she became the face of a global campaign for Absolut. We also delve into the important story that is Nick Gabaldon and the diversity that could have been within surfing. 

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November 23, 2020 61 min

When you notice a remarkable lack of representation, what do you do? For Brent Cahwee and John Harjo, the answer was to launch a website dedicated to the Native American sports landscape. Now 20 years later and NDN Sports is still going strong. 

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November 16, 2020 55 min

MMA continues to grow in amazing ways with the UFC leading the charge. A show that is also gorwing is dedicated to bringing Latinos around the world along for the ride. Entre Rounds joins the show to talk about their journey and their perspective on MMA and the Hispanic market. 

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November 9, 2020 50 min

Chris Nikic made history. He is now the only person with Down syndrome to complete the arduous endeavor that is an IRONMAN competition. His feat is not only a joyous occasion, it’s one that champions inclusion. He, his father Nik and coach Dan Grieb go in-depth on the journey toward this record-breaking moment. 

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This one goes out to all the creators out there, the people dedicated to their craft and sharing their passion with others. This week we talk to Will Navarro, a sports photographer on the rise. And we also chat with Alberto Hernández, your favorite athlete’s favorite hat maker. 

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Members of Pancho Villa’s Army join the podcast to highlight their amazing community. We also discuss El Tri, being Mexican American and growing up with a passion for football. 

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Welcome to the human experience. While the answer to life may elude us, we can certainly answer the important questions, such as what makes us laugh and what does identity truly mean? We talk with Walter Thompson-Hernández and Jay Mendoza, two people who know a thing or two about those subjects. 

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Mike Salinas started very literally picking up scraps from around San Jose. He’s built an empire that now includes Top Fuel Drag racing. His daughters Jasmine and Jianna are now taking over the family business in more ways than one. 

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October 5, 2020 48 min

Let’s hear it for the trailblazers among us, the people who are busting doors wide open and looking behind to make sure there is enough room for future generations. This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Irma Garcia, the first Latina athletic director at an NCAA Division I program. We also catch up with Camila Jaber who is a Mexican free diver using her sport as a platform to raise awareness for water conservation. 

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Lorena Ochoa’s career was like a captivating firework display, brilliant and majestic but brief. But in those years she was on tour she managed to situate herself among the best to ever play the game. She discusses her evolution as a golfer and what she is up to now a few years into retirement. We also get to chat with her lifelong friend and coach Rafael Alarcon, someone revolutionizing the game in Mexico. 

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Jaime Jarrín came to this country not knowing a thing about baseball. Over 60 years later he is a Dodgers institution. His son now calls games in the same booth and the influence the family has had on the organization spans three generations. 

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The ballet world is tragically devoid of color. Seeing a Black or brown dancer is still a rare occurrence, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t prominent ballerinas changing the face of the dance world. This week we meet Michaela DePrince and Calvin Royal III, two dancers who are leading the charge in the performing arts. 

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September 7, 2020 51 min

Welcome to a special episode of The En Fuego Podcast. It’s not often that you get to speak with a living legend like James Worthy. And it’s even more astounding to find yourself in front of someone with so much life wisdom. The Lakers icon breaks down some hilarious stories about the old school NBA and also delves into more pertinent issues about the state of race in America.  

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August 31, 2020 58 min

Welcome to the first episode of The En Fuego Podcast. This week is all about that hustle outside of sports, finding a way to harness passion and fortitude and turn that into a successful business model. Leading off with a story on how perseverance matters, we also have immersive discussions with the Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward as well as athlete and business mogul Santia Deck. 

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Coming soon, a podcast that delves deep into the sports world to find inspirational stories from communities deserving of more of the spotlight. This trailer features James Worthy, Harold Reynolds, Jorge Jarrin, Michaela DePrince and Jason Heyward. 

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