Timestorm

Timestorm

The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Series Producers Dania Ramos (Creator, showrunner, writer, director) Michael Aquino (Audio engineer, sound designer, composer) Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program. TimestormSeries.com Twitter and Instagram: @TimestormPod Facebook: facebook.com/CocotazoM Equipment sponsor: 3DioSound Series art: Hispanic Legacy Studio Proud members of Kids Listen Patreon: patreon.com/Timestorm Episode Guides & Transcripts: cocotazomedia.com/timestorm-resources Submit a Listener Share-out: cocotazomedia.com/listener-participation More About Puerto Rico: cocotazomedia.com/puerto-rico... Show More

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July 6, 2020 20 min

The Venturas spend the day at a music festival in Branch Brook Park. Janelly does some solo investigating at Taíno Comics and Games. Datu joins Josie on a visit to her other store.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O
Story and direction by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstock / Painterstock

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June 29, 2020 21 min

The Ventura twins are sent to Guaynia, Borikén, in 1488 to carve the beat of three motherlands. They meet Aguey, a teen boy afraid to recite the Taíno creation tale at his village’s areíto.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O
Additional writing, story, and direction by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: shutterstock/Olha Turchenko

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June 22, 2020 18 min

After the Ventura twins return from their journey to nineteenth-century Senegal, they face unfinished business with their friends back home in twenty-first-century Newark.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: shutterstock/design36

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Orlando Sega...

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June 15, 2020 19 min

In 1810, the Ventura twins search for the beat of three motherlands in a Wolof village in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal in West Africa. They meet Idrissa, who invites them to a baby-naming ceremony for his nephew.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: shutterstock/design36

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
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June 8, 2020 16 min

When a spring thunderstorm approaches the city of Newark, the Ventura twins hope they’ll soon be heading back into the timestorm. But first, Beni and Janelly suspect there's something mysterious happening at Taíno Comics and Games.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay / Prettysleepy

Leilany Figuer...

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May 6, 2020 2 min

The Ventura twins are back! Their new adventures will send them to 3 continents…and 3 centuries.

Trailer content written by Dania Ramos and Andrew Siañez-De La O
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Guest musicians: Lara Gonzalez and Christopher White III
Series art by Hispanic Legacy Studio

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez
Alicia Riv...

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April 29, 2020 18 min

Looking forward to season 2 and revisiting season 1.



EPISODE CREDITS
Written by Dania Ramos and Andrew Siañez-De La O
Directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino

Featured cast: Leilany Figueroa, Claudio Venancio, Orlando Segarra, Alicia Rivas, Jennica Carmona, Walter F. Rodriguez, Joel D. Arandia, Emily Smith Córdoba, Frances Ramos, Jessica Bracken, J. F. Seary, Alexis Pérez, C...

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March 9, 2020 8 min

A bonus episode featuring moments with women teachers: Celestina Cordero, Lolita Tizol, and Monsi Román’s fictional teacher, Señora Ramirez.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino
Additional music performed by Aurora Méndez
Featured cast: Leilany Figueroa, J. F. Seary, Isabel Pask, Maria Diaz, Liliana Zertuche.
Episode art design: Michael Aquino; or...

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February 17, 2020 10 min

A brief chat with cast members Claudio Venancio (Beni) and Leilany Figueroa (Alexa).

Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art photo and design: M. Aquino.

Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program.

TimestormSeries.com
Twitter & Instagram: @CocotazoMedia
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November 27, 2019 21 min

Sonia and Janelly perform in the Heart of Newark fundraiser at the Brick City Cafe. The emcee for the event is Josie Nevarez, the mysterious owner of Taíno Comics and Games.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
”te amo, me amas” written and performed by Isabel Pask
”Talking Spirts” written and performed by Aquino and Deivito
”Blackout” written and performe...

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November 7, 2019 19 min

Michael Aquino shares how he created the music featured in season 1 of Timestorm.

EPISODE CREDITS
Script, audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/Gordon Johnson
”In the Timestorm”; “Home”; “Taíno Comics and Games”; “Bell, Locker, Class”; “Into the Timestorm”; “Library Magic”; “Mario’s Pizza”; “The Outside Life”; “Disco!”; ”So Long, and Thanks” wri...

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October 24, 2019 10 min

Thad makes an admission, a deal, and an offer.


EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
”Yo Soy America” written by Deivis Garcia; performed by the United States of Boogaloo; recorded and mixed by Johnny Kray at Kray Studios.
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/Computerizer

Philipe AbiYouness as Thad
Frances Ramos as Janelly
Joel D. Arandi...

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October 9, 2019 6 min

The twins do some sleuthing about L. J. Ortega and find a strange clue: secret audio with mysterious voices.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/TinchoFF

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Mysterious Voices ???

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September 29, 2019 10 min

Several stages of Sonia's songwriting.


EPISODE CREDITS
Script, audio engineering, sound designer, and music by Michael Aquino
Story by Dania Ramos
”This Is Me” written by Michael Aquino (guitar) and Jessica Bracken (vocals)
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/efes

Jessica Bracken as Sonia

Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX.

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September 18, 2019 24 min

A Newark neighborhood unites to get donated goods shipped to Puerto Rico. The Venturas finally hear word about family on the island.

Please be advised this episode mentions Hurricane Maria.

EPISODE CREDITS
Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O and Dania Ramos; Story by Dania Ramos
Directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
”Yo Soy America” written by Deivis Garcia; performed by the United State...

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September 11, 2019 24 min

The Ventura twins travel to 1975 to find an invisible danger at the University of Puerto Rico. They meet Monsi Román, a primary school student visiting the campus for a local science fair when a mysterious illness spreads among the judges.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstock/Anton Khrupin

Leilan...

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September 4, 2019 23 min

The Ventura twins come to terms with their changing neighborhood, friendships, and lives. The library gets critical help with hurricane relief efforts.

EPISODE CREDITS
Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O; Story by Dania Ramos
Directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstock/MisoNemcek

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as ...

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A behind-the-scenes episode about how the Timestorm team recorded violinist Aurora Méndez performing ”Consolación,” which was composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
”Consolación” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido; performed by Aurora Méndez
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/...

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August 22, 2019 24 min

The Ventura twins travel to Ponce during the turn of the twentieth century to retrieve a broken promise. They meet future educator Lola Tizol and world-renowned violinist Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
”Consolación” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido; performed by Aurora Méndez.
Episode art layout: M. Aqui...

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August 14, 2019 20 min

The twins struggle to navigate their ordinary lives while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret.

EPISODE CREDITS
Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/blambca

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura
Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura
Orlando...

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