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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.

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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.

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By buzybee39 - Jun 01 2020
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Thank you for always speaking on matters that AFFECT POC communities. I beg you to do an episode on Colorism in the Latino community and how we contribute to anti-blackness issues. How we treat our Afro-Latino people. THANK YOU

Brilliant!

By lovemypodcasts28 - Feb 20 2020
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Terrific production values, great content, edgy vibe !

iTunes Ratings

1194 Ratings
Average Ratings
1102
47
12
12
21

Important topic

By buzybee39 - Jun 01 2020
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Thank you for always speaking on matters that AFFECT POC communities. I beg you to do an episode on Colorism in the Latino community and how we contribute to anti-blackness issues. How we treat our Afro-Latino people. THANK YOU

Brilliant!

By lovemypodcasts28 - Feb 20 2020
Read more
Terrific production values, great content, edgy vibe !
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In The Thick

Latest release on Jul 03, 2020

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Rank #1: #109: Outrage Over White Rage

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Maria and Julio are joined by all-star guest, Wajahat Ali, TV host and contributor to The New York Times, and author/filmmaker Raquel Cepeda. They discuss the latest news from the Michelle Wolf's roast at the White House Correspondents Dinner to the Central American refugee caravan. They also talk about the influence of white rage in shaping the 2016 election and the nation's current politics.

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May 01 2018

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Rank #2: Learning in Quarantine

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This week Maria and Julio are talking about education during the time of this pandemic. They hear from Dr. Elizabeth Farfán-Santos, professor of anthropology at the University of Houston, and Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, about how school districts across the country are adapting to online learning, what gaps still remain especially for students of color, and what this new normal means for our systems of education going forward.


ITT Staff Picks:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Farfán-Santos writes about the need to slow down our K-12 learning during COVID-19 for mental health's sake via Latino Rebels.
  • Chalkbeat reports that schools in the highest-poverty districts are most likely to bear the brunt of budget cuts. But that can be avoided depending on how state lawmakers act. 
  • "For some parents of means, the prospect of sending kids back into the petri dish of school almost certainly will be too scary, so they will choose to delay. And that choice will have serious downstream consequences," Kiera Butler writes for Mother Jones.



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May 12 2020

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Rank #3: The Antidote to Hate

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Maria and Julio catch up with immigration organizers Cristina Jiménez, executive director of United We Dream, and Grecia Lima, national political director of The Center for Community Change. They talk about the latest court decision on DACA, the recent white supremacist rally in Portland and The Washington Post's problematic coverage of white minorities in rural Pennsylvania. Want more?

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Aug 07 2018

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Rank #4: ITT EXTRA: The Trumpocalypse

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This week, the American Immigration Lawyers Association reported that a migrant toddler died shortly after being released from an ICE detention center in Dilley, Texas. There are 11,000 kids are living in these detention facilities across the country. Maria and Julio talk with immigration attorney, Amy Maldonado about the immigration detention centers and what she calls our immigration "kangaroo courts."    Want more? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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Aug 03 2018

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Rank #5: Surviving Hate in the USA

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Julio and Maria talk with Arjun Singh Sethi, a civil rights lawyer, writer and law professor who interviewed 13 survivors of hate crimes and edited their testimonies for his new book American Hate: Survivors Speak Out. ITT Staff Picks

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Sep 04 2018

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Rank #6: Individual-1

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The Mueller investigation keeps moving forward and the focus is shifting to President Trump. While Individual-1 keeps tweeting, Maria and Julio talk to Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief at HuffPost and call up All-Star and ITT Russia expert, Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter at The Root.  ITT Staff Picks

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Dec 11 2018

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Rank #7: Charlottesville: One Year Later

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A year after the tragedy of Charlottesville and just days after the Unite The Right 2 Rally, Julio talks with returning ITT guest Mike German, a former FBI agent who once infiltrated white supremacy groups undercover. ITT Staff Picks

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Aug 21 2018

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Rank #8: LIVE From Detroit: 2020 Turnout or Burnout

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Detroit in the house! In partnership with WDET, Maria and Julio take a trip to the historic Senate Theatre in Southwest Detroit, Michigan to discuss the 2020 Election. They're joined by Stephen Henderson, host of WDET's Detroit Today and Migdalys Bermudez, immigration attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan. In this roundtable, they discuss Super Tuesday results and the POC vote in the Michigan primary, which is coming up on Tuesday, March 10th. 


Make sure to check In The Thick's social media feeds, for video footage of our incredible opening act, Southwest’s Detroit’s Ballet Folklórico Moyocoyani Izel!


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Mar 06 2020

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Rank #9: ITT EXTRA: Don't Let Trump Distract

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In this ITT Extra, Maria and Julio highlight three stories you may have missed this week because... Trump: the missing migrant voices from the coverage of the Central American refugee caravan; the conviction of former Bolivian president Gonzalo "Goni" Sánchez de Lozada for the killings of mostly indigenous civilians during the 2003 gas protests; and the latest police shooting of unarmed black man, Saheed Vassell, in Brooklyn.

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Apr 06 2018

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Rank #10: A Warning Come True

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After a week marked by the threat of pipe bombs, a synagogue in Pittsburgh was attacked by an antisemitic domestic terrorist who murdered 11 worshippers. Maria and Julio talk about this tragedy and the role of hate with Brentin Mock, Pittsburgher and staff writer for CityLab and Mike German, fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program. ITT Staff Picks

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Oct 30 2018

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Rank #11: #104: Tribalized and Weaponized

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Maria and Julio are joined by two In The Thick All Star guests, Wajahat Ali, TV host and contributor to The New York Times, and Christina Greer, professor at Fordham University and fellow at NYU's McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. They catch up on the weekend's news: the power of youth at the March For Our Lives demonstrations and the Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes interview. The convo also digs into the recent package bombings in Austin and how race is framed in the national conversation about ideological violence. How do the media and authorities approach an act of violence when a suspect or victim is white, as opposed to when the suspect or victim is a person of color and/or Muslim?

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Mar 27 2018

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Rank #12: ITT EXTRA: Strange Times in the USA

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Maria and Julio catch up on the week's news. They chat about the saucy details from James Comey's forthcoming memoir; corruption in federal immigration agencies; the fed's raid of President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen; Republicans who are dropping like flies; and, whether the latest attack in Syria will lead the U.S. into another war. 

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Apr 13 2018

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Rank #13: The POC Climate Crisis

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This week in honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a break from our daily COVID coverage, and sharing an episode we recorded pre-pandemic. Maria and Julio talk with climate activists Julian Brave NoiseCat and Jennifer Allen about their experiences organizing for environmental justice for Indigenous and POC communities.


ITT Staff Picks: 

  • Julian writes about the environmental movement and its racist history for Vice.
  • More than 160 environmental defenders were killed in 2018, The Intercept reports. 
  • The New York Times delivers a “crash course on climate change” looking back at the 50 years since the first Earth Day.


As schools shut and services become difficult to access, this is an especially tough time for our LGBTQ youth of color. If you’re a part of this community, and have been struggling with the idea of home or finding a safe place to shelter, we would love to hear from you. Call us to leave a voicemail on the In The Thick hotline at (505) 226-8973 or send us a voice memo via email to inthethick@futuromediagroup.org.

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Apr 21 2020

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Rank #14: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria (BONUS)

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Maria and Julio speak with Mexican-American playwright Nancy Garcia Loza to discuss whitewashing in the theater community. They also talk about her new play "Jets, Sharks, and Beckys," which was inspired by In The Thick! But first, a quick news update on Puerto Rico, Roberta Jacobson, Libby Schaaf, and Jared Kushner.

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Mar 02 2018

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Rank #15: Midterms 2018: Young Folks Be Voting

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We start our ITT midterm elections countdown with a focus on the younger generation. Julio speaks to Sarah Audelo, executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action and two youth organizers that have been organizing in their communities and are raising their voices this election season: Yatziri Tovar, from Make The Road Action, and Gariyana Williams, from YO Save Our Streets.   ITT Staff Picks For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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Oct 23 2018

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Rank #16: #101: Creating Our Own Seat at the Table

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With the Oscars claiming inclusion this year, we wondered: are people of color being represented in the entertainment industry? Julio talks with comedian Elsa Waithe and Felix Sanchez, co-founder of The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. We also find out, "Where's Maria?" and catch you up on Sam Nunberg, and the latest on DACA and immigration.

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Mar 07 2018

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Rank #17: ITT EXTRA: What Would Dolores Huerta Do?

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Maria and Julio give a little history lesson about the complicated legacy of César Chávez. From the conservative trope that Chávez was anti-immigration to Maria meeting Chávez for the first time at a Halloween parade, they talk about the real history of this national figure. They also highlight the activism of Chávez's badass comrade, Dolores Huerta, who is often written out of history, yet is still organizing for social justice at age 87. Reinforcing what we can learn from our history, they connect the farmworker's movement, with the fight for DACA and the youth movement against gun violence.

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Mar 30 2018

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Rank #18: ITT EXTRA: Mexico's Outrage Election

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This Sunday July 1, Mexicans will choose thousands of political positions, from mayors to the new president. Maria and Julio talk with Mexican journalist León Krauze about what to expect from the front-runner and if this election can really change the future of the country.   Want to read more?
  • Dissent magazine's profile on Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front-runner.
  • El Universal explains (in English) why voter turnout will be a key factor.
  • The NY Times writes about Mexican disenchanted youth and the power they have in this election.
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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #19: LIVE From LA: Muy muy California

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For this LIVE In The Thick in Los Angeles, Maria sat down with Judy Reyes from Scrubs and Claws, USC professor and author Manuel Pastor, and one of our ITT All-Stars, comedian Cristela Alonzo, to discuss California as a leader in promoting immigrant rights, diversity, and social justice. ITT Staff Picks

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Sep 14 2018

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Rank #20: The Hurricane That Never Left Puerto Rico: Part I 

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A year ago, Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. The past 12 months have brought disorganized recovery efforts, an estimated thousands of deaths and an island that refuses to let go of its resiliency. In The Thick is dedicating a two-part special series to honor this tragic anniversary. In Part 1, Maria and Julio talk to two Puerto Rican journalists: Arelis Hernández, from The Washington Post, and Bianca Padró Ocasio, from The Orlando Sentinel, who've both been covering the impact of Hurricane Maria. They discuss the aftermath of both climate change and the federal and local politics. ITT Staff Picks:

  • The recent poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Foundation about the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
  • Julio’s latest think piece about Trump's lies around Hurricane Maria's death toll, in NBC News
  • Bianca's personal essay of her experience watching the hurricane destroy her home from afar, in The Orlando Sentinel.
  • Arelis' latest report on the seaside town of Naguabo, Puerto Rico, via The Washington Post. 

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Sep 20 2018

45mins

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