The Latinx community is not only one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of podcast listenership, but also one of the fastest growing amongst creators. The Latinx market is growing so rapidly that Spotify has announced an aggressive push to develop podcast programming for U.S. Spanish audiences. With that said, we here at OPP News, wanted to share with you the best Spanish and Latinx podcasts of 2020.
1) Alt. Latino
Hosted by Felix Contreres, NPR’s Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
2) In The Thick
Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In The Thick has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
3. Latina to Latina
In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.
4) Radio Ambulante
Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories hosted by Daniel Alarcon.
5) Parenting & Politics
This Is a podcast for parents who want to make a difference (and change the world!) where we look at parenting through a political lens. It was created and is hosted by Diana Limongi.
6) Super Mamas
Hosted by new moms (and sisters) Paulina and Bricia Lopez. Super Mamas is a judgment-free space where new, expecting and experienced mothers can come together to learn from one another, be inspired by each other and bond over their similar upbringings and cultural background. Laugh and cry along with the Super Mamas every week as they share their stories with friends, experts and each other. New episode every Tuesday.
7) Las Doctoras
Together, Dr. Renee Lemus and Dr. Cristina Rose bring you conversations about race, gender, sexuality, reproductive justice and more.
8) Latino USA
While a appearing on our list already for her work on In The Thick, Maria Hinojosa is also host of the hit show Latino USA. This podcast offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation
9) Bitter Brown Femmes
Hosted by Cassandra Alicia and Rubén Angel, Two Bitter Brown Femmes, run their mouths on matters impacting marginalized communities today, with an emphasis on LGBT, Latinx/Chicanx, and women’s issues. Living by the motto: “Dismantling Sh!t While Talking Sh!t!”
10) en Defensa Propia
Erika De La Vega, creator and host, talks to women in Spanish, about reinvention—specifically, how to reinvent yourself in a world that tells you that you should.