Revolución

Revolución

Revolución examines diverse cultural trends through discussions about the world of communications: marketing, media, entertainment and advertising. Hosted by three industry veterans, ad agency executive Diego Lastra, marketing consultant Ana Crandell and writer Court Stroud, each episode aims to inform, entertain and inspire audiences—Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike—through interviews of experts, newsmakers and celebrities. Topics include cultural and business insights, career advice and the role mass media play in creating a more just and equitable society. "Ours is a revolution of mind and heart ... " -Cesar Chavez... Show More

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March 2, 2021 48 min
Curtiss Cook's career is on fire. On Showtime's The Chi, the actor plays Douda, a savvy Southside businessman who becomes mayor of Chicago. The Lena Waithe-created drama recently announced Cook has been promoted to a series regular on season four, which is filming now and comes out this summer. Later this year, Cook originates the role of "Abe," a new character written into the script of Steven Spielberg's big-s...
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February 22, 2021 28 min
Ballet Hispánico is one of America's cultural treasures. Founded in 1970 as a community-based performing arts troupe, the nonprofit has grown into a world-class institution whose dancers have performed before millions throughout the United States and abroad. The Revolución talks with CEO and Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro about his experience as an immigrant from Cuba, how he started with Ballet Hispánico as a dancer, and the...
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February 15, 2021 33 min
From Alaska to Argentina, Mario Kreutzberger's face is recognized by millions as a family friend. Better known as "Don Francisco," the Chilean native served as host of Sabado Gigante, the longest running variety TV show in world history according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Univision program ran for 53 years and 42 days, signing off in 2015. The 80-year-old talks with The Revolución about growing up in La...
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In Mexico, they're entertainment royalty. Television producer and director José Alberto "El Güero" Castro has shepherded a string of megahits like Médicos: Línea de Vida, Vino El Amor and Teresa. Sofia Castro is a popular emerging actor, the child of El Güero and telenovela star Angélica Rivera and the stepchild of former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Father and daughter Castro are working on a new project toget...
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Despite the attention placed on partisan prime time cable shows, some newsrooms, like Estrella Media's in Los Angeles, aim firmly for the middle, neither right nor left. In this episode of The Revolución, Estrella's Mirthala Salinas, Interim VP of News and National News Anchor, and LeaAnna Hernandez, VP of Partnerships and Integrated Marketing, Digital Streaming Media, talk about the company's newly launched 24-hour, mu...
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Gonzalo del Fa is the President of Multicultural for Group M, perhaps the world's leading media investment company. He's also current chair of the Culture Marketing Council (CMC). Nancy Tellet is the founder of insights company PureClarity, as well as the research chair for CMC. The two join The Revolución to talk the release of a new study, Multicultural Majority 2020, which examines how global content is changing culture ...
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During International Transgender Awareness Week, The Revolución invites writer and activist Meredith Talusan, a native of the Phillipines who lives with albinism. Talusan moved to the United States at 15, went to Harvard for undergraduate studies and medically transitioned in her twenties. Talusan is the founding editor of THEM, Condé Nast's first-ever platform devoted to the queer community. She has written for the New York Ti...
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Steve Mandala is the guy everyone in Hispanic media and advertising knows. For over thirty years, Mandala has been a power player with key positions at both Univision and Telemundo. In this episode of The Revolución, the longtime media executive talks with co-hosts Diego Lastra, Ana Crandell and Court Stroud about how he got started in the industry, why the march to greater diversity, inclusion and equity makes multicultural market...
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Dr. Jake Beniflah joins The Revolución co-hosts Ana Crandell, Diego Lastra and Court Stroud to talk about the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, as well as his new book, The Big Shift. Beniflah is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Multicultural Science, a nonprofit, nonpartisan multicultural marketing research think tank and data science accelerator. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwor...
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October 26, 2020 53 min
The Mundo Hispano Digital Network is the top independently-owned Spanish-language digital media company in the United States. It has won 8 Emmy Awards and amassed some 10 million users per month with 9 million Facebook fans. Leading the company is Rene Alegria, an entrepreneur who began his career in publishing. After leaving that industry, he create Mamiverse, a digital media property famous for hosting Michelle Obama for a histor...
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During a Black Lives Matter protest, Nia Miranda stopped two women from vandalizing an outdoor shopping mall in Los Angeles. A video of that interaction went viral and was viewed millions of times. On this episode of The Revolución, Miranda talks with co-hosts Ana Crandell, Diego Lastra and Court Stroud about her views on the racial justice movement, the relationship between art and activism and how she got involved in a new collab...
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Emmy-winner Maria Hinojosa is una chingona, or loosely translated, "a badass." She's been shaking up newsrooms, where she usually was the first Latina, for the past quarter century. Hinojosa has reported for CBS, WNBC, CNN, PBS and NPR, where she is anchor and executive producer for Latino USA. Born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago and educated at New York's Barnard College, she joins The Revolución's co-hosts ...
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Continuing its coverage of the 18th annual Hispanic Television Summit, The Revolución is rebroadcasting the event's keynote interview with Marla Skiko, a longtime multicultural marketer who currently serves as Ford Motor Company's media lead for the United States and the world. Skiko talks how consumer data was vital to Ford’s ability to pivot its advertising during the initial stages of the pandemic shutdown when the auto ...
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Executives from d expósito & Partners join The Revolución as part of the podcasts's ongoing coverage of the 2020 Hispanic Television Summit. The famed woman- and minority-owned advertising and full-service communication agency is honored with the Rafael Eli Pioneer in Hispanic TV, Creative Category Award. Members of the team first met Eli, co-producer of the annual summit for 18 years, when he was their client contact at AT...
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As part of its ongoing coverage of the 2020 Hispanic Television Summit, The Revolución continues with the second and final part of the interview with Andrés Cantor (NBC Telemundo, Fútbol de Primera Radio Network) and Joe Schramm (longtime soccer promoter). The two guests talk about "the beautiful game" in the time of the novel coronavirus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode, five-time Emmy Award-winning sports commentator Andrés Cantor (NBC Telemundo, Fútbol de Primera Radio Network) and Cable TV Pioneer Joe Schramm (longtime sports promoter) join Revolución co-hosts Ana Crandell, Diego Lastra and Court Stroud as part of the podcast's coverage of the 2020 Hispanic Television Summit. The guests, both sports experts, talk about the state of soccer, as well as the Rafael Eli Awards. G...
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Revolución begins its coverage of the 2020 Hispanic Television Summit by interviewing the women leading 305 Worldwide, a joint venture between Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Horizon Media, the largest independent media agency in the world. 305 Worldwide's EVP/Managing Partner Sandra Alfaro and SVP/Managing Director Karina Dobarro both play crucial roles in this year's conference. Alfaro shares her thoughts about the stat...
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For this episode, Revolución talks with Tony Hernandez, co-founder and CEO of Latino Broadcasting Company (LBC), a leading multimedia content provider specializing in Hispanic-targeted programming. LBC radio programs air on over 200 U.S. radio radio stations, while the company's television programs are carried on leading Spanish-language network Univision. Hernandez dishes about his friendship with Walter Mercado, subject of a ...
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This week brings the conclusion to the interview with film and culture critics Jack Rico (NBC, Telemundo) and Mike Sargent (FOX Business, PBS). Rico, who is Latinx, and Sargent, who is African American, are the talent behind the Brown & Black podcast. In this episode, Jack talks about hearing his sportscaster uncles cry "Goooooooooal" during a soccer game and how that inspired him as a kid, how Mike once reacted when a ...
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This week, film and culture critics Jack Rico (NBC, Telemundo) and Mike Sargent (FOX Business, PBS) join co-hosts Diego Lastra, Ana Crandell and Court Stroud. Rico, who is Latinx, and Sargent, who is African American, are the talent behind the Brown & Black podcast. In this episode, they talk about what's really going on with Kanye West, why science fiction and comedy can speak to the human condition without being preachy a...
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