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 witness 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. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program and our loyal Patreon community. Dania Ramos (Creator, head writer, producer) Michael Aquino (Sound designer, composer, producer) TimestormSeries.com | TRAX.fm | Kids Listen Twitter & Instagram: @TimestormPod | Facebook: facebook.com/CocotazoM Equipment sponsor: 3DioSound | Series art: Hispanic Legacy Studio Timestorm Patreon Community Timestorm resources: Series Listening Guide | Episode Guides & Transcripts | More About Puerto Rico | Map Guides Timestorm is produced in Essex County, New Jersey, which is situated on the traditional territory of the Leni Lenape people.

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June 19, 2019 2 min

The Ventura twins travel through time to preserve Puerto Rico’s true history.

Trailer content written by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino
Series art by Hispanic Legacy Studio

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura
Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura
Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez
Alicia Rivas as Atabey
Angelica...

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Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into a timestorm where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history.

Please be advised this episode mentions Hurricane Maria.

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

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August 1, 2019 22 min

The Venturas learn their family in Puerto Rico will have to brace for a second hurricane in two weeks. Alexa researches about Horacio Méndez in an unlikely place.

Please be advised this episode mentions Hurricane Maria and depicts bullying.

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

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August 1, 2019 19 min

The twins return to the timestorm ready to join Horacio’s mission. They meet an incorporeal entity that helps them prepare for their first quest.

Please be advised this episode mentions Hurricane Maria.

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/Forfunlife

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio ...

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August 8, 2019 20 min

In San Juan, 1838, Alexa and Beni must retrieve a plea for equality. They meet Maestra Celestina Cordero who is fighting for supplies for her schoolgirls.

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/antoniomas

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Orlando Segarra as Lt. H...

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August 8, 2019 16 min

San Juan, 1838: The twins head to La Fortaleza to confront the Spanish guard officer who has stolen the plea for equality.

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/muzon

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez
Alicia Rivas as Atabey
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August 15, 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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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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September 5, 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
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/MisoNemcek

Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventu...

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September 12, 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 19, 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
Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O and Dania Ramos
Story and direction 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 Booga...

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September 30, 2019 10 min

Several stages of Sonia's songwriting.

EPISODE CREDITS
Script, sound design, and original 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. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Pub...

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October 10, 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 ???

Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud me...

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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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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 narrated 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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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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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 Spirits” written and performed by Aquino and Deivito
”Blackout” written and perform...

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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. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program and our loyal Patreon community...

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March 10, 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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April 30, 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, Ca...

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