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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

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Rank #92 in TV & Film category

Comedy
TV & Film
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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by multiple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by multiple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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911 Ratings
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Great Podcast

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Great podcast. I went to see Knives Out the other night and my first thought leaving the theater was ‘I wonder what Black Men Can’t Jump would say about this?’

The Film Review Show I Have Searching For

By sincerely toya t - Nov 25 2019
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So enjoyable. I am huge movie fan and relish in any chance to talk about movies. I usually watch reviews on YouTube but there are so few black movie reviewers. So happy I discovered this podcast. Gives me exactly what I have been looking for: fun, cultural critiques of films that I am watching or grew up watching.

iTunes Ratings

911 Ratings
Average Ratings
838
36
10
5
22

Great Podcast

By geelindy - Dec 02 2019
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Great podcast. I went to see Knives Out the other night and my first thought leaving the theater was ‘I wonder what Black Men Can’t Jump would say about this?’

The Film Review Show I Have Searching For

By sincerely toya t - Nov 25 2019
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So enjoyable. I am huge movie fan and relish in any chance to talk about movies. I usually watch reviews on YouTube but there are so few black movie reviewers. So happy I discovered this podcast. Gives me exactly what I have been looking for: fun, cultural critiques of films that I am watching or grew up watching.

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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by multiple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

Black Panther

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Wakanda!!! You know what time it is. We review the smash box office hit Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and a whole lot more. We discuss why Black Panther is so important to the black community, how this film can open a new chapter of diversity in Hollywood, the emergence of Letitia Wright, the nuanced political, racial and spiritual themes of the film and if this film helped "the cause". Just kidding, you already know it got six black fists. Step into the spotlight!

Feb 19 2018

2hr 23mins

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Get Out

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The boys review Get Out (2017) - Jordan Peele's thriller starting Daniel Kaluuya and Alison Williams. We discuss how micro aggressions turn into horror elements, the insane quality of these performances, and why there should have been a gratuitous swirl. Find out if this nearly perfect (99% on rotten tomatoes) flick helps the cause!This week's episode was brought to you by Squarespace!

Feb 28 2017

1hr 56mins

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Avengers: Infinity War

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We have no business reviewing this movie but are doing it anyway, because #Wakanda. We discuss the incredible cinematic feat of Infinity Wars, debate about how the actors of color faired in the movie, hypothesize about what the future of this franchise is, and decide whether or not this film helped the cause.

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May 08 2018

2hr 6mins

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Us ft. Rachel Pegram

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This week, we discuss the newly released Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to the potentially unsurpassable Get Out. We talk about Lupita finally getting to use an American accent in a film, how the themes of Us might paradoxically weaken the movie, and we debate whether it's scarier to see the front or the back of your head in a mirror.

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Mar 25 2019

2hr 5mins

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BlacKkKlansman

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Spike Lee is BACK! We review the new film BlackkKlansmen starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. We discuss everything including the real story of Ron Stallworth, the purposely uncomfortable ending, the debut of J.D. Washington in a starring film role, the state of racial politics in America, and so much more. Strap in cause just like the film, the episode is a DOOZY.

Aug 14 2018

2hr 35mins

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Sorry To Bother You

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We review the new indie darling Sorry To Bother You by Boots Riley, that stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson and has been making waves in critic circles. We discuss the importance of such a innovative and strange movie helmed by a black filmmaker, the unique charisma of Lakeith Stanfield, the layers of themes and issues this movie tackles and whether or not this film helps the cause.

Jul 17 2018

2hr 16mins

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Boo! A Madea Halloween

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The name Tyler Perry immediately conjures different images in many people's heads: successful, minstrel, empire, a joke, highly entertaining, shameful embarrassment. We have ignored Tyler Perry films for too long. We review the latest in the Madea franchise and in the process learn something...or maybe, lose something? We still don't know...

Oct 28 2016

2hr 10mins

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Suicide Squad

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Will Smith. This is the reasoning we are reviewing the comic book film Suicide Squad, starring a colorful cast of characters. We discuss the new DC universe movie's use of diversity, it's portrayal of female characters, whether Smith was the lead and if this film truly helped the cause.

Aug 12 2016

1hr 27mins

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ft. Langston Belton

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This week, the guys are joined by Langston Belton (Earths Mightiest Show) to review the new release, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They discuss the accessibility of this Spider-Man (Miles), the soundtrack's use of music by black artists, bits throughout the movie, Miles's relationship to his father, and the message that it can be anyone underneath the mask. 

Dec 17 2018

2hr 1min

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Girls Trip

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Special guest Monique Moses (IFC Sports Court, Astronomy Club) joins the boys to review the new film Girls Trip starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. In a year where Rough Night and Snatched "disappointed expectations", we discuss the significance of the box office success of Girls Trip, the breakout performance of Tiffany Haddish, whether or not there is such a thing as "boy humor" and if this film helped the cause! This week's episode is brought to you by SquareSpace!

Jul 25 2017

1hr 54mins

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Scary Movie LIVE from the Lyric Hyperion! (ft. James Davis)

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Live from the Lyric Hyperion in Los Angeles, the guys welcome James Davis to talk Scary Movie - and more importantly, to get scared of a movie!

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 23mins

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Waiting To Exhale ft. Sasheer Zamata

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Guest Sasheer Zamata (SNL) is in the studio to talk about one of her favorite films, the 1995 cult classic Waiting To Exhale starring Whitney Houston, Angela Basset, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon. We talk about trifling men, scarcity of black women in film, the Bechdel test, and if this film truly helped "the cause".

Sep 30 2016

1hr 46mins

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I Am Legend

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With blockbuster season in full swing, we take a look at the perhaps the greatest blockbuster champion of all time Will Smith and his 2007 film I Am Legend. We discuss if this movie was a turning point in his career, whether Will's desire to always be the hero ruined the movie, and if a Will Smith comeback is possible. 

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May 01 2018

1hr 39mins

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Green Book

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In today's episode, we review Green Book, this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture. We talk about the controversy surrounding the movie, the implications of it's win, and why white protagonists are problematic in films about race.

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Mar 04 2019

1hr 52mins

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Dope

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This week we gush over the film Dope, starring Shameik Moore, that made waves at Sundance but under-performed during it's wide release in the summer. We discuss the complexities of the urban black community, the use of the "n" word, the power of a black filmmakers telling black stories, and whether or not this film helped the cause. (Spoiler: ITDID).

May 13 2016

1hr 26mins

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Dear White People

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We review the indie darling turned hit Netflix show Dear White People starring Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams. We discuss how the film and TV show compare, the strength of the actors, the limited examples of black led college films, if this film helped the cause and so much more! 

This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh!

Oct 24 2017

1hr 26mins

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Gemini Man

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They made a person................................ out of ...................................... a PERSON????!!!! The guys get into Will Smith's newest... blockbuster, Gemini Man, and try and figure out exactly how Hollywood makes a clone movie in 2019 (after trying to make it in 1997).

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Oct 14 2019

1hr 46mins

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Moonlight ft. Ray Cordova

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Special guest Ray Cordova (Astronomy Club) helps us dive into this year's indie darling, Moonlight, starring Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes. We discuss homosexuality in the black community, parents with drug addictions, black masculinity, and a bunch of other deep stuff that directly deals with the cause. Spoilers abound! Go see the movie!

Dec 02 2016

2hr 3mins

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Friday

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It's Friday! What better way to celebrate than reviewing Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker! The guys discuss how black filmmakers affect the portrayal of African-Americans on the silver screen, Chris Tucker's star-making performance, swap personal family stories, and whether or not this film helped the cause!

Jul 22 2016

1hr 31mins

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

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SPOILER FREE - Well, for the first 20 minutes at least and then we go into full detail about the newest Star Wars film with leads John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. This is momentous for Hollywood and people of color and the boys are psyched...BUT did it help the cause!?

Dec 18 2015

1hr 14mins

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Queen & Slim (ft. Anissa Folley)

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Anissa Folley joins Jerah and James in studio as Jonathan calls in for a discussion of "Queen & Slim" starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.

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Dec 09 2019

2hr 7mins

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The Upside (ft. Steve Way)

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Steve Way from Hulu's "Ramy" joins the show to discuss 2017's "The Upside" starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.


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Dec 02 2019

1hr 53mins

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21 Bridges

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The guys talk throwback thriller 21 Bridges (starring Chadwick Boseman), New York movies, and bad bridge analogies.

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 17mins

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Love Don't Cost a Thing

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Black teen rom-coms, there's not enough of them, but is this one any good? The guys sit down to discuss 2003's "Love Don't Cost a Thing," starring Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Kenan Thompson and Kal Penn.


THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MACK WELDON! https://mackweldon.com/

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 15mins

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Harriet (ft. Larry Owens & Corin Wells)

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Larry Owens & Corin Wells join the show to talk about Harriet - the 2019 Harriet Tubman biopic starring Cynthia Erivo.

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 33mins

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Dolemite Is My Name

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What makes a comeback performance? Is it the year of Eddie? How many explicitly titled standup specials can one guy have? Answers to all these questions AND MORE as we review Dolemite Is My Name! Listen up!

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 34mins

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Scary Movie LIVE from the Lyric Hyperion! (ft. James Davis)

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Live from the Lyric Hyperion in Los Angeles, the guys welcome James Davis to talk Scary Movie - and more importantly, to get scared of a movie!

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 23mins

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Vampire in Brooklyn (ft. Tessa Claire Hersh)

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This week, it's the triumphant return of fan favorite, member of the four-timers-club, Tessa Claire Hersh, to watch the last movie Eddie Murphy ever made: Vampire in Brooklyn. We FINALLY have some diversity on the show, and it SHOWS. Listen up!!!

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 47mins

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Gemini Man

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They made a person................................ out of ...................................... a PERSON????!!!! The guys get into Will Smith's newest... blockbuster, Gemini Man, and try and figure out exactly how Hollywood makes a clone movie in 2019 (after trying to make it in 1997).

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Oct 14 2019

1hr 46mins

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Overlord

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War! This week, the guys jump into one of the few horror movies/one of the few period pieces on the market with a black lead: JJ's Overlord. Was there enough horror? Was there enough period drama? Tune in to find out - and while you're at it, maybe you'll just learn who your Overlord is.

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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Think Like a Man (ft. Laci Mosley)

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Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, Scam Goddess) joins the guys this week to think like men - and to watch Think Like A Man! They learn how long you should wait before having sex, how important gender roles are, and so, so much more!

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Sep 30 2019

2hr 5mins

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi LIVE from London Podcast Festival

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This week we review Star Wars: The Last Jedi LIVE from London Podcast Festival!

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Sep 23 2019

1hr 35mins

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Hustlers (ft. Lily Du & Dariany Santana)

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This week we're joined by Lily Du and Dariany Santana to discuss Hustlers. We talk about Jennifer Lopez's performance, riding the line between a blockbuster flick and a serious drama, and the necessity for more films written and directed by women.

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 18mins

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Introducing The Lead

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You’re about to hear a preview of The Lead that looks at what really went down after that blown call in the 2018 NFL Playoffs game between the Rams and Saints. While you’re listening, go subscribe to The Lead on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you’re listening right now. Or go to Wondery.fm/TheLeadCJ

Sep 16 2019

10mins

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School Daze

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This week we discuss School Daze, the 1988 film from Spike Lee.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 35mins

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Trading Places

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This week we discuss the 1983 film Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

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Sep 02 2019

1hr 10mins

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I, Robot

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This week we cover the 2004 film I, Robot, starring Will Smith. We talk about Smith's performance, the progression of technology in our society, and more.

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Aug 26 2019

1hr 30mins

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Death at a Funeral (ft. Carl Tart)

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Did you know that British comedies are better than American comedies? The guys welcome Carl Tart (Brooklyn 99) to the studio to discuss Zoe Saldana's characters' dating preferences, where the hell Blair Underwood was, and whether poop is funny or not.

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Aug 19 2019

1hr 18mins

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (ft. Oscar Montoya and Dariany Santana)

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Jerah, an adult, takes over the mics this week with pals Oscar Montoya and Dariany Santana, also adults, to review children's movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Does Jerah know any Joses? How can Dora pull off these bangs? Why is it crazy when monkeys talk, but not foxes? Tune in to find out!!!!!

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Aug 12 2019

1hr 26mins

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Introducing Spanish Aquí Presents

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Here’s a new podcast for you! Spanish Aquí Presents is a brand new show from Earwolf that brings you the best of the best of lo mejor of Latinx comedy. Hosts Raiza, Oscar, Tony and Carlos chat with special guests, discuss what’s on their minds about Latinx culture, and wrap up the show with an improv set that’s muy fuego. (to be read in the voice of Pitbull) Spanish Aquí Presents is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 05 2019

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