Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo

Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo

Comedy stars Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo host an English-language podcast about living in the hyphen that connects American and Latin culture. As American Latinas, they have crafted their comedy around what it means to be bicultural. Every week, Joanna and Jenny have hilarious and thought-provoking conversations about the particularities of being hyphenated. New episodes every Thursday.

Episodes

June 23, 2022 30 min

Jenny welcomes comedy performer Tony Rodríguez, who was recently cast as the new voice of Julio, the gay Latino character on THE SIMPSONS. On this Pride Month episode they discuss why queer representation in media is important, how Tony took a chance and landed the role of a lifetime, and Jenny’s own history making casting on Hanna-Barbera’s JELLYSTONE! 

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Joanna and Jenny chat about DADS, what made Father’s Day initially controversial, how imposing gender norms can limit a child, and the way each of their father’s parenting approach made them the women they are today. (And they attempt to get one of their dads on the phone!)

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June 9, 2022 32 min

Jenny and Joanna talk about which are the least and most sexually satisfied countries in the world, how religion, population, weather, politics and even cuisine can affect that ranking, and how Latin American country stack up against each other.

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Joanna and Jenny talk with Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, who alongside their brother Mario, created the influential series LOVE AND ROCKETS, one of the first comic books in the alternative comics movement of the 1980s, which drew influences from Mexican-American culture, new wave, rock music & the late 1970s  punk rock & hardcore scene in L.A. and featured principally powerful Latinas as characters.

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May 26, 2022 28 min

Jenny and Joanna talk about sentimental mementos, like the kind that parents save from their kid’s childhood (such as baby teeth, locks of hair and even umbilical cord), why we attached emotional value to inanimate objects, and when it crosses the line into hoarding.

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May 19, 2022 35 min

Joanna and Jenny discuss FEAR, from stage fright to the monster-in-the-closet, how phobias and anxiety are different, why the ability to be afraid is a biological safeguard, ways that fear manifests in modern times, and what happens when some people are unable to sense fear.

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Jenny and Joanna record Live and In Person at the 2022 LATINO COMICS EXPO at the Museum of Latin American Art, where they speak to co-founder Ricardo Padilla about the importance of a Latino comics expo existing, co-founder Javier Hernandez about his comic series EL MUERTO: THE AZTEC ZOMBIE and his process to teaching art, and Kayden Phoenix about her creation A LA BRAVA, a Universe of Latina Superheroes.

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Joanna and Hyphenated producer Kevin ruminate on their past experiences with terrible roommates, including one that would steal from Joanna and another that might’ve sexually harassed Kevin, and try to decipher why the concept of cohabitation with strangers is so odd yet so common.

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Jenny welcomes Ajay Kishore, founder for STAREABLE FEST (the premier annual indie TV and web series festival in the US), as they discuss what it takes to make the leap from digital media to television, the obstacles and stigmas associated with creating for the internet as a career, and how Stareable Fest is building a web-to-TV pipeline for digital creators like Jenny and Joanna.

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Joanna welcomes back writer, comedian, content creator and actress Akilah Hughes, as they talk about her upbringing in the American South, how it’s important to step outside of your comfort zone, and what they do to make a new place feel like home.  

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Joanna and Jenny talk about how their parents reacted when they moved away from home, why the expectation to be tethered to your family is different in the United States vs Latin America, how some parents expect their children to be reflections of them while others want their kids to become their own people, and the ways to cope with living so far away from your family.

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Jenny and Joanna record in the evening for the first time, and find themselves in a conversation about how they both prefer to work at night, when being a “night owl” was a survival advantage for cavemen, why ADHD may be a contributing factor, and what Latin-American culture might have to do with it.

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Joanna welcomes Danna Hernández, the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 titleholder and certified life coach, as they discuss what it feels like to win and lose at Miss Universe, why beauty pageants are so important in Latin America, the dark side of the pageant industry, when beauty standards affect your mental health, and how to manage failures and regrets in your life and career.

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March 24, 2022 35 min

Joanna and Jenny share stories of when reality didn't match expectations, like Joanna's wild experience at her new Hollywood apartment, why Jenny had to disappoint fans when they thought she'd recently had a baby, and how sometimes our lives and careers don't turn out the way we expected.

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March 17, 2022 36 min

Jenny and Hyphenated producer Kevin talk about their shared love for geek culture, how certain stories and characters resonate more strongly with some people, coping with problematic creators, and why diversity and representation gets so much pushback in the geek world.

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Joanna and Jenny talk about Joanna’s big move to Los Angeles, which kinds of neighborhoods are their favorites to live in and why, and how Joanna prefers a glass box with no personality as a home while Jenny is happy in a cozy haunted condo.

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Jenny and Joanna welcome Grammy winning multi-hyphenated musician Cheche Alara, as they discuss what it takes to create music, why emotion is missing in the music business, and how music in movies and TV is its own character.

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Joanna welcomes X Mayo (from THE DAILY SHOW and currently on the the new NBC sitcom AMERICAN AUTO) as they discuss navigating the New York City comedy scene as a Afro-Mexicana, how the TSA taught her to defuse a bomb in someone's pants, and finding the comedy in the trauma of your father not being there.

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February 17, 2022 43 min

Joanna and Jenny discuss the concept of narcissism, what Narcissistic Personality Disorder means, the times when they’ve each had to deal with a narcissist, and the best way to protect yourself from one.

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Jenny welcomes Grasie Mercedes (series-regular on the new NBC sitcom GRAND CREW) to talk about growing up in Brooklyn with a 30-something Dominican Abuela, the realities of an Afro-Latina not being able to audition for Latina roles, and what live-action film and TV can learn about representation from a cartoon.

 

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