September 4, 2020

ITT Sound Off: 2016, the Sequel

Maria and Julio are back from summer break with another Sound Off! They unpack all the latest news, from violence at protests to the continued police brutality against Black lives, including the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin and th…

September 1, 2020

Unforgetting With Roberto Lovato

Maria and Julio are joined by journalist Roberto Lovato to talk about his new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas They discuss the cycle of violence throughout El Salvador’s h…

August 28, 2020

The Legacy of Berta Cáceres

Maria and Julio are joined by Nina Lakhani, an environmental justice reporter for The Guardian US and author of the new book Who Killed Berta Cáceres? They talk about the life and legacy of Berta Cáceres, an indigenou…

August 25, 2020

A Culture of Silence

Maria and Julio are joined by Pam Campos-Palma, senior political strategist at the Working Families Party, and Gina Peréz, cultural anthropologist and professor at Oberlin College to dig deep into the case of Vanessa Guillen, and th…

August 21, 2020

Goodbye Summer 2020!

Futuro Media is taking a week off! Maria and Julio check in quickly with our dearest ITT fam to say goodbye for now, but don’t worry! There will be new and fresh episodes all week, and you might just see Maria and Julio on Instagram Live…

August 18, 2020

Buckle Up

Maria and Julio are joined by two ITT All-Stars, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University and Callie Crossley, host of WGBH’s Under the Radar to talk all things 2020 Election. The…

August 14, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Kamala

In this week’s Sound Off, Maria and Julio discuss the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s vice president pick of Senator Kamala Harris for the 2020 election. They talk about this historic VP pick in the midst of a nationwi…

August 11, 2020

A Democracy at Risk

Maria and Julio are joined by two ITT All-Stars — Tina Vasquez, senior reporter at Prism, and LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the organization, Black Voters Matter. They talk about the 2020 election, including presumptive Democratic no…

August 7, 2020

Healing From COVID-19

In this special ITT episode, Maria shares her story of healing from COVID-19. She reconnects with friend and actress Debi Mazar, who was a guide and support throughout her journey. Then she brings together a group of women…

August 4, 2020

Taking a Knee

Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, and today they are talking sports. They’re joined by Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN, and Shireen Ahmed, co-host of the feminist spo…

July 31, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Make Good Trouble

Maria and Julio talk about the politicization of the coronavirus pandemic, including the death of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. They also reflect on the funeral for Democratic Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Finall…

July 28, 2020

Symbols of White Supremacy

Maria and Julio take on the national conversation about racist Confederate monuments and the push to take them down. They talk with Dr. Keisha Blain, an author and associate professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, and Rebecca Ke…

July 24, 2020

ITT Sound Off: The Power of Women

Maria is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, a reporter and podcast host at Mother Jones. They recap the coronavirus crisis and talk about President Trump sending federal agents to cities across the country. They also debrief the violent shootin…

July 21, 2020

The Conscience of America

Julio is joined by guest co-host and ITT All-Star Wajahat Ali. They talk with two ITT All-Stars Andrea González-Ramírez, senior writer at GEN by Medium, and Renée Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe, about the passing of civil rights …

July 17, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Forced to Be Warriors

In light of Bari Weiss’ resignation from The New York Times, Maria and Julio have an honest conversation about being journalists of color. They also talk about what happens when newsrooms are majority-white, the continued surge of COVID-19 cases across…

July 14, 2020

America the Buzzkill

Maria and Julio are joined by Alexis Madrigal, staff writer at The Atlantic and co-founder of The Atlantic’s COVID Tracking Project. They dig into the stories behind the COVID-19 data, and discuss the disproportionate impact the dis…

July 10, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Goya Flop

Maria and Julio dive into Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to the White House. They talk about what the maskless meeting meant in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and Trump’s anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant, comments and polici…

July 7, 2020

Nothing to Celebrate

Maria and Julio debrief the news with ITT All-Stars Jenni Monet, an independent journalist and tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and Terrell J. Starr, a senior reporter at The Root and host of the new podcast, Black Diplomats. …

July 3, 2020

Ancestral Power

Maria and Julio are joined by authors and historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross to talk about their latest book, A Black Women’s History of the United States. They analyze the history of Black women in America and …

June 30, 2020

Latin America and the Coronavirus

Maria and Julio are joined by Peniley Ramírez, an investigative reporter with Univision, and Gisela Pérez de Acha, a human rights lawyer and journalist, to talk about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Latin America. They discuss the sur…

June 26, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Organizing in a Pandemic

COVID-19 cases are surging nationwide, and President Trump is unilaterally imposing strict immigration restrictions. Maria and Julio get into that and more as they talk about the people powered organizing that is pushing back — often in creative ways —…

June 23, 2020

Black Trans Resistance

This year’s Pride month lands during a global pandemic and a national uprising to defend Black lives, which means the LGBTQ community of color is on the frontlines, as always. Maria and Julio speak with Elle Hearns, the executive director of the M…

June 19, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Fighting for Freedom

On Juneteenth, Maria and Julio take time to honor and reflect on what today has meant for Black Americans for decades. They hear from Futuro Media’s Amanda Alcántara, who shares her reflections on the historical significance of this day. They…

June 16, 2020

A World Without Police

Maria and Julio talk about police and prison abolition with Charlene Carruthers, author and founding member of Black Youth Project 100, and Ejeris Dixon, director of Vision Change Win. They imagine a world without police, dive into community …

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