Thinking of buying a home? Its a tough decision people face everyday and we've got some answers for you! Topics of this episode include:Read More
La Verdad Podcast
Today we are joined once again by Rene Garcia - a Houston based Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. We received multiple messages and great feedback the last time he came on the show so we will try to bring him back from time to time. Topics on this episode include:Read More
All of our long term listeners know that the show takes a break every once in a while when life catches up with us and this time was no different. Everyone was excited to get back to the podcast and we cover a bunch of things. Topics include the release of our new Dad Hat design and comedian Chente Ydrach giving us a shout out at his show! Other fun topics include Nati doing a triathlon and Christian being a semi-hoarder!Read More
Episode 40 is one where we are joined by Rene Garcia - a Houston based Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. We talk about the Latino Taboo on seeing therapists being rooted in Social Class, rather than cultural. The crew also chat about family therapy and some of the signs that you should see a therapist. Finally, they also discuss how things are diagnosed in mental health professions and the different therapy strategies to address these challenges.Read More
Jessica Holmes is the Executive Chef and Co-founder of SoulBoricua, LLC - a great young Chicago business created by sisters three sisters - Jessica Holmes, Lenora Carroll and Cecile De Mello - who blended their African American and Puerto Rican heritage. They bring an African American and Puerto Rican fusion of foods with health conscious ingredients. We talked about their main product "SoulFrito", which is now available at the Englewood Whole Foods.Read More
Today's episode is filled with good stories and Spanish conversations! We are joined by Jesus Enriquez, a Chicago based Salsa singer originally from Tampico, Mexico. He shares how hearing "Devorame Otra Vez" by Lalo Rodriguez was the song that got him started on a Salsa journey that would take him far. Jesus ended up signing with the well know RMM Records and had label mates like Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, and Celia Cruz.Read More
Today's episode is pretty laid back and features two key people in the La Verdad familia! Nati and VFig get together to talk about their upbringing and background. They also share more about their experiences in college and some of the reasons why they started getting passionate about learning more about their culture.Read More
There are many people who try to separate the concept of Blackness and Latinidad. A basic history book or pressing play on some of our favorite music can quickly show you that is not true. Today's guest are members of a musical group called Bomba Con Buya based out of Chicago. Bomba music is an Afro-Boricua genre rooted strongly in drum rhythms.Read More
Our guest today is Adam Torres, who is a personal finance expert, entrepreneur, international speaker, and founder of Century City Wealth Management LLC. Adam hangs out with the crew and shares insight on things like growing up in Southwest Detroit during the 80s and the importance of having a hard work ethic to create a better life for himself. He also talks about how importance it was for him to learn the importance of personal finance and using his book this message with a wider audience.Read More
Our 34th episode is an important one considering all the immigration news in the media today. We are joined by Rigo Fernandez, who is a Board Member for Chicago's 49th Ward Democratic Party. He talks about the importance of understanding the rights immigrants have. Other topics include Chicago as a Sanctuary City and what to do if stopped by the police.Read More
Today we are joined by an early pioneer in the Latino Tech scene - George "Urban Jibaro" Torres. He takes us through his early journey with technology and how he created his first website www.sofritoforyoursoul.com as a poetry journal. He then builds it into a company that includes Marketing, Event Management, Media, and much more! This includes the story on making the jump from to become a full time Entrepreneur and leaving his 9-5.Read More
Episode 32 is full of fun with tons of topics. We chat about twitter beef between Vicente Fox and Trump, the Yahoo Finance typo on Twitter, and the beating of a disabled young man in Chicago. The crew also discusses J. Lo & Drake, age difference in relationships, and the proper time to claim your boo on social media!Read More
We've had a few Girl Talk sessions so it was time to switch things up a bit. Christian sits down with his brother Anthony and one of his best friends Shadey for a good old fashion guy talk! Topics include the Ronda Rousey, concussions in sports, and coaching youth football. They also give some predictions for the Superbowl! You're basically getting a ton of sports today!Read More
Episode 30 is a fun show where the crew talks about some of our favorite episodes from 2016. We also break down where we want to take La Verdad as a business and the podcast as a show! Enjoy the episode and see you in 2017!!Read More
Episode 29 is a pretty chill session. Natif, VFig, and Christian start of with a conversation about Christmas traditions and Santa Claus. They also talk about Latino traditions like Dia de Los Reyes, Mexican Posadas and Puerto Rican Parrandas.Read More
Frenchi is a 25 year old Boricua from Chicago who is making moves in the field of education within Chicago Public Schools. She started working with at risk youth that are Wards of the State, but then transitioned to a role as Dean of Students at a high school. We discuss her experiences working with high school students as a young professional and the importance of caring for students. The crew also gets into a good convo regarding mental health and depression in Nuestra Comunidad.
Enjoy the podcast Familia!Read More
Carlos and Christian get together to catch up after Thanksgiving break! The conversation goes from light to deep as they cover a few topics starting with food stories and an update on the first Meet and Greet! They end the show with a talk on Fidel Castro's legacy.
Listen up and give us some feedback on what you think of the show!Read More
We kept getting the requests so Girl Talk is back for a second edition! VFig and Nati spend some time hanging out and talking about a few different things. Topics include VFig and Christian's Baecation in DR and Trump winning the presidency. They also touched on Thanksgiving coming up and their thoughts on politics as women.
It's a fun episode so listen up and share with friends!Read More
The whole squad gets together for the first time in about a month and it's just like old times. They talk about transitioning to the Audioboom platform, the Cubs winning the World Series, and our viral post about Halloween Racism at Michigan State University.Read More
Our latest episode is short, but very important. We welcome Ashley and Gabriela to the studio. They are the founders of Two Girls & Some Pads - A Chicago based organization that is organizing ways to get free toiletries and feminine products in the hands of homeless Chicago women. There is a tremendous need for this considering nearly half of Chicago's 20,000 homeless youth are women. The first product distribution date is November 11 so we still have plenty of time!!Read More