MediaVillage Podcasts

MediaVillage Podcasts

The MediaVillage Podcasts channel is a collection of thought provoking podcasts and interviews that live on the MediaVillage site. Get insights on the media, marketing and advertising industry via all our MediaVillage podcasts. Our audio interviews familiarize listeners with leading CMOs, creatives, ad sales, ad tech and media execs, with interesting behind-the-scenes conversations and guaranteed ideas and takeaways. The MediaVillage Podcasts channel includes Jack Myers ThinkTank, Legends and Leaders, View from the Grandstand and more.

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October 11, 2021

After catching lightning in a bottle in 2017, baseball's most prestigious franchise suddenly has fallen behind the pack in MLB. Justin Paura recaps what could have been a dynasty and what is now a mockery, along with what is next for the Bronx Bombers.

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by actress, singer and voiceover artist Raini Rodriguez who chats with us about the updated iteration of the classic 90s cartoon, shares a special clip from one of her episodes and why it was a dream come true for her to join the cast of the series. The second half of season one is available to stream on Paramount+ October 7th.

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Joe Barnes, Director of Bud Light Sports Marketing & Head of Esports and Gaming, speaks with Justin about how sports advertising is ramping up for the biggest NFL season of all time. He also discusses how Bud Light is making strides in the gaming and esports space.

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by Emmy Award-winning writer, actress and voiceover artist Ashly Burch who talks all things The Ghost and Molly McGee, the new Disney Channel animated series where she stars as Molly McGee. Ashly talks about how her biracial identity and culture was implemented into her character, how impactful the series can be for mixed race families, and how the series tone reminds her of the class...

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Mark Pedowitz, a longtime television executive who has helmed The CW for the past decade, credits the staff from actors to show-runners, ad execs to directors for making the network so inclusive. Despite winning recognition for making such strides, Pedowitz is not about to rest on his laurels. He sees much room for improvement and talks with MediaVillage's Jacqueline Cutler about how he has always thought inclusively.

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by Isabella Gomez (Netflix's One Day at a Time), Gabriela Fresquez (Telemundo's Radar 2021), Cristina Rodlo (Netflix's No One Gets Out Alive) and Román Zaragoza (CBS' Ghosts), for our first Latinx Actors Roundtable in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The four talk about the representation (and lack thereof) they experienced growing up, overcoming being stereotyp...

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Nothing has reshaped broadcast journalism more than the shifting balance between news and commentary.  Whether it’s the political horserace or the policy issues of the day, partisan rancor all too often supplants reasoned debate, leaving viewers in search of the facts and insights they need. In this edition of "In the National Interest" I talk with legal analyst, author and television host Dan Abrams about upcoming prime ti...

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Rachel Taylor of HGTV's Curb Appeal Xtreme talks with Jacqueline Cutler about her experiences as a Black female carpenter in a world that is typically made up of white men.

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by star of the latest FX on Hulu series, "Reservation Dogs", a new half-hour comedy that follows four Indigenous teens living in rural Oklahoma. Devery shares how her point-of-view on her community is the complete opposite of her character Elora Danan, how she felt like a big sister to her co-stars as the most experienced actor, and how 'Reservation Dogs' championed au...

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HBO follows an NFL team through preseason training camp for its 16th season, giving football fans the ultimate excitement for the upcoming season. "Hard Knocks" is a five episode mini series that has documented one team every year since 2012 and has been in existence since 2001. This year, the HBO crew gives an inside look the Dallas Cowboys for the third time in the show's history.

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A recent NBC News piece by Dylan Byers detailing The Atlantic's financial woes has sparked a flurry of commentaries about the health of that magazine in particular and online magazine specializing in long-form journalism in general. Revisiting some topics also explored in his previous News-on-the-Record column "Is Funding the "Policy Mags" an Act of Charity?," Erich J. Prince discusses the degree to which news o...

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is current star of The CW's latest expansion into their growing DC superhero catalogue, Yvette Monreal who plays Yolanda Montez, who fights crime alongside her fellow Justice Society of America heroes as Wildcat. Yvette shares how she was cast in the series while filming another project in Spain, and which DC superhero she'd love to see make an appearance on DC's Stargirl.

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After a long summer full of baseball and the Olympics, America's favorite sport is coming back sooner than you may think. Justin discusses the return of the NFL and what it means to have fans back to pack the stadiums across the country.

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by Avantika, star of upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie 'Spin', a film centered on a young Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Avantika shares her experience auditioning for the film, how it showcases Indian culture and the immigrant experience and the impact ...

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by Colin McCalla who shares how his biracial identity was not represented for most of his life, changes he wishes to see in the entertainment industry and his experience filming two seasons of BET's Ruthless during the pandemic.

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With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics coming to a close on Sunday, Justin recaps all the biggest storylines from the United State in the world's biggest sporting event. From individual athletes to countrywide success, this year's games did not disappoint, except with the TV ratings.

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China is one subject on which Democrats and Republicans can both agree. In the 21st Century, an economically competitive, politically assertive, and openly nationalistic Chinese regime is making no bones about it: China is ready to challenge the United States for a world leadership role. But, if that’s Beijing’s view of how it sees Washington, how do Americans see China? From our earliest encounters in the 19th Century era of the C...

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Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by actor of stage and screen Raffi Barsoumian, who shares the first time he felt represented onscreen, what it was like joining the superhero genre and his experience playing the outlandish villain Bishop on Legends of Tomorrow.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece just led the Milwaukee Bucks to its first NBA Championship in 50 years, one year after winning his second league MVP. With international superstars like Antetokounmpo and reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, basketball is more global than ever before. Justin discusses the Bucks' incredible run to the NBA Finals, the new light on international superstardom in basketball, and why the US men's basketball ...

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Maya Angelo, US Representative John Lewis, Medgar Evers, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, John Hope Franklin, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Marian Anderson. Acclaimed poets and writers, civil rights and political leaders, award winning historians and photographers, a world-famous opera star. What do they have in common? Each was touched by Julius Rosenwald, the least known but most profoundly effective educational philanthropist of t...

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