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May 5, 2021 100 min

It’s Cinco de Mayo and we want to give our neighbor Mexico a shout out. Mexico has been getting no love in recent times and we’re here to make up for that.  So this week we are covering stories featuring some interesting Mexican folks. Dana shares with us the incredible story of Amelio Robles Avila, a transgender male Colonel from Mexico. Nydia shares the story of history’s worst nun, Sor Juana. She was a feminist before it was a thing. Cindy shared some stories sent in by listeners. 

For dinner this week, Cindy treated us to some birria tacos straight outta Tiktok.  For dessert, she made a delicious chocoflan that tasted like pure happiness. The meal was paired with strawberry basil margaritas in honor of our neighbors to the south. 

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This week we also got to work with some other podcasts we think you should check out! You can find them here:


Crimes and Closets Podcast

Game For A Movie Podcast

Where did we get our info? 


Porfirio Díaz

Mexican War of Independence

Cry of Dolores - Wikipedia

Liberation Army of the South

Amelio Robles Ávila


History's "worst" nun

Pre-Columbian Theater, Spanish Empire, and Sor Juana

Nun who loved a countess in 17th-century Mexico City

The First Feminist of the New World

The Dilemma of Desire

The Nine Muses

What did we eat?

Kolby Kash Birria Tacos Tiktok Recipe

What did we drink?

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

Theme Song By: 

Jon Katity



Sound Credit:

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