Catalina Stars: Young and Famous

Catalina Stars: Young and Famous

In every episode of “CATALINA Stars ⭐️,” young Latina journalist Cristina Areu interviews the next generation of Latinx VIPs you know and love! What’s their world like? What advice do they have for other kids reaching for the stars? And do they have to do their homework too? CATALINA magazine’s youngest staffer, gets up close and personal for answers and inspiration. By Latinx kids for Latinx kids, join Cristina behind the scenes every week on this one-of-a-kind BTS podcast.

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June 17, 2022 16 min

Cristina and Co-host Sofia invite you to take The Matrix's "red pill" and go Gaga this week for part two of their girl power celebration. From the Go-Go's to Lady Gaga, from The Hunger Games to Interview With The Vampire, the Areu sisters remind us that girls rule!

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The Areu sisters dedicate this week’s episode to musical girl power — from Jewel to Mariann from Brooklyn to Daya to Madonna. Cristina and Co-host/Researcher Sofia list the “Top 6 Girl Power” songs, announce three “Whoops of the Week,” and share some sisterly mega million “Boogie Woogie” girl power from 1941.

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For a sweet take-me-away episode of CATALINA stars, Cristina — and researcher/co-host/sister Sofia — ask Superstar Mariann from Brooklyn to explain trust and friendship. And she does! … then this caring conversation with Mariann — a star who always seems to sparkle so bright — delves into family, music, Howard Stern, and a “bobo.” And ... pizza?

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The Escapism Artists, Cristina and Sofia, are escaping reality (in a good way) with a combination of animated movies, vampire novels, Little Women, and video games. (It’s a winning combination. They promise.) … Plus: Whoops of the Week!

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Cristina and Sofia, aka The Escapism Artists, are doing it again this week. They're escaping reality as we know it (responsibly) with great new finds -- from fairies to vampires. From Netflix to Anne Rice, the Areu sisters Once again share what every escapism artist wants/needs/loves.

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April 20, 2022 30 min

This is the 4th episode in the bonus family-friendly podcast series, created to provide the tools needed to escape reality. In this episode, hosts/sisters Cristina and Sofia have the best in books. These two Escapism Artists have traveled -- back to the 1800s with Frankenstein all the way to today for Minecraft -- for the best books needed to escape reality. Bookworms and non-bookworms alike will have zero problems escaping reality...

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Columnist Ruben Navarrette, The VIP interview subject shares how he makes a living by expressing his opinions. His column is in over 150 newspapers and you’ve probably seen him sharing his thoughts on Fox or CNN. He’s also a contributor to “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul” and “Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul.” Find out how Ruben Navarrette does what he does … and how anyone with an opinion (everyone?) can follow his lead.

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This is the 3rd episode in the new family-friendly podcast series created to provide the tools needed to escape reality through the best in entertainment.


The Escapism Artists have traveled back to the 1930s to today to find the best entertainment to escape in an episode devoted to movies!


The podcast’s grand finale includes more escapism: a pizza giveaway, Cristina’s birthday surprise, and The Andrew Sisters … as if 90 years of esca...

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Cristina and Sofia are at its again! They’re escaping (in a good way) and bringing everyone along! This bonus series of reVolver’s new podcast “The Escapism Artists” — created to provide the tools needed to escape reality through the best in entertainment — is once again action packed! It’s all about music. Their music knowledge spans from the Andrew Sisters (1940s) to Johnny Cash to the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Prince to M...

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Escapism. The use of entertainment as an escape from reality. Welcome to "The Escapism Artists” with the Areu Sisters bonus podcast series! Brought to you by the creators of “CATALINA Stars: Young & Famous” podcast and reVolver, The Areu Sisters — podcaster Cristina & show researcher Sofia — are master “Escapism Artists.” They are aware of the real world but are able to escape when needed. In this special series, the Ar...

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This young podcaster is always looking for the stars who excel at their dream jobs — from Olympic Athletes to Music Video dancers.

For this episode, Cristina didn’t have to look far for her special guest. Turns out graphic designer Alejandro Juan, from the CATALINA fam, was featured in “A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer” article for being one of the best in his field (which happens to be made up of this dream job.). Who knew?!...

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In another first for this podcast, young host Cristina finds yet another Latinx star who dreamed big as a child, was told “no”she wouldn’t make it but she did! Meet a radio veteran and podcast host Carolina Cadillo —a morning traditional radio personality for nearly 20 years, who has anchored newscasts, and has been called the Spanish ” Robin Quivers” (the most Queen of all Media from the Howard Stern Show). In an interesting twist...

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Another LatinX superstar has joined young podcast host Cristina Areu to introduce and inspire listeners of all ages. To Cristina's surprise, the first scientist she's ever interviewed -- Dr. Maria Abreu -- tells her something she never expected. Mind blown! Yours will be too! (The Walking Dead, the CDC, her laboratory work, and fun shout-outs are included as well in this fun, inspiring, and interesting podcast. For real!)

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The first podcast of 2022 is a look back at the best (and some meh 😒) of 2021 according to this episode’s special guest, Sofia Areu, the host of the new podcast "When I was a LatinX Kid.” You may have seen her in CATALINA Magazine, but Sofia is usually behind-the-scenes at CATALINA Stars researching anything of interest to the podcast’s listeners since 2019. Being a researcher is actually one of the most important jobs,...

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Singer, Voice Over Actress, and Entrepreneur Paloma Michelle says she’s about 5 feet tall, but, as this podcast episode proves: you can’t judge a star’s power by their petite appearance. Paloma Michelle is big! Specifically her voice! She was once asked to voice an Amazon warrior for a video game, and the casting team wasn't sure the pint-size star could pull it off. Of course she did! And, as you’ll find out, along with our yo...

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In honor of this holiday season, and podcast listeners who are vegan curios, CATALINA magazine’s youngest journalist and podcast, Cristina is officially introducing the newest member in the catalina podcast famila: “La Vida Vegana!” Cristina learned about reading labels and the meaning of the term “vegan” from her interview with FX Mayans star, animal rights activist, vegan, and CATALINA cover Justina Adorno. Today Cristina is intr...

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On this episode, our young journalist Cristina is thankful to meet star Isabella Gómez because, in just a few years in Hollywood, this one-time English-as-a-Second-Language student is the lead in HBO Max’s “Head of The Class.” She’s playing a high school teacher on her latest project centered around a world, culture, and industry she once never even knew. And many of us still don’t know (Hollywood!). Now Isabella can be seen starri...

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It's always an awesome feeling to interview a Latinx star who is just making so many dreams come true. She has so many projects that it’s exhausting just trying to keep up! But, she's so intense and strong, that it's really cool to see what she’s up to. And, she truly shows us that anything is possible with passion, dreams, and a great work ethic. Oh, we almost forgot to say who she is! Meet Jessica Marie Garcia, a shoo...

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Today is a fun day! Young CATAlINA podcaster Cristina Areu is interviewing Paloma Morales, and she can barely stop the feeling of dancing around the room. It’s easy to have fun and want to dance and sing when meeting this Latinx VIP: Paloma Morales! Paloma Is the waitress, pretty in pink, at the diner with Justin Timberlake in his No. 1 music video: “Can't Stop The Feeling!” That video alone has been seen by over 1 billion musi...

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Welcome to a podcast episode that makes kids and adults feel like we can do anything. That's how Cristina, CATALINA's youngest podcaster, feels, and felt, after interviewing Jessica Pacheco, an amazing VIP who is making her dreams come true in so many ways. Today, she tells us about being a successful Flamenco dancer, movie actress, and show writer and creator. This podcast episode all started with Jessica Pacheco being ama...

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