February 22, 2022

Hope in Hopeless Times

Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Star Wajahat Ali, columnist for The Daily Beast, to discuss his new book, “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American.” They get into disparities in reactio…

February 18, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Unchecked American Power

Maria and Julio get into the latest on Russia’s increasing escalation in Ukraine. They also talk about the double standard in the Olympics’ treatment of U.S. athlete Sha’Carri Richardson compared to Russian athlete Kamila Valieva. And, they di…

February 15, 2022

Power Concedes Nothing

Maria and Julio are joined by Bree Newsome Bass, artist, writer, activist, and organizer. They talk about where the movement for Black lives stands today, and the power of grassroots organizing. They also reflect on the rise of far-right movem…

February 11, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Marginalize Joe Rogan

Maria and Julio get into the latest on COVID-19 and the states lifting mask mandates. They also challenge media narratives comparing the January 6th insurrection to the 1954 attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the U.S. Capitol. They also ta…

February 8, 2022

The America We Deserve

Maria is joined by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and co-host of the podcast FAQ NYC. They get into the latest on the January 6th insurr…

February 7, 2022

Death Note — Introducing Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

From Futuro Studios and Sonoro

Narcocorrido superstar Chalino Sánchez sings to a sold-out crowd for the first time in Sinaloa. It’s the best night of his career until someone hands him a note. His face turns pale and his smile slowly disappea…

February 4, 2022

ITT Sound Off: US ‘Credibility’

Maria and Julio talk about the Biden administration’s response to a U.S. raid in Syria that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. They also discuss the latest on immigration, Donald Trump’s interference in the 202…

February 1, 2022

Machinery of Corruption and Impunity

Maria and Julio are joined by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, senior reporter and producer at Reveal, and Kate Doyle, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. They discuss Reveal’s new podcast series “After Ayotzinapa”, a three-part investigatio…

January 28, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Politics Is Transactional

Maria and Julio discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s decision to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, and President Biden’s commitment to appoint a Black woman in his place. They also give an immigration update, and reflect on the heartbreaking kil…

January 25, 2022

America Is Shady

Julio is joined by Danielle Moodie, host of the show Woke AF and co-host of the podcast Democracy-ish, and Nathalie Baptiste, opinion writer for HuffPost. They reflect on President Biden’s first year in office, and unpack the latest on voter s…

January 25, 2022

Introducing ÍDOLO: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

From Futuro Studios and Sonoro, a show that examines the extraordinary life of the “King of Corridos” and attempts to unravel the mystery of his death. 

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January 21, 2022

ITT Sound Off: American Arc of Injustice

Maria and Julio talk about President Biden’s press conference to mark his first year in office, and they get into the latest on voting rights. They also discuss a new plan to resolve Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy and give an update on the COVID-19 …

January 18, 2022

Obvious Racism

Maria and Julio are joined by Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation, for a conversation about the latest on voting rights and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They unpack the whitewashing of Dr. King’s words, what he stood f…

January 14, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Too Little, Too Late

Maria and Julio talk about the latest on federal voting rights legislation, a devastating fire in the Bronx, and give an update on grassroots organizing in New York City. They also reflect on the growing number of non-white NPR hosts who have …

January 11, 2022

Pandemic in the Time of Capitalism

Maria is joined by Abdullah Shihipar, public health researcher at the People, Place & Health Collective at Brown University, and Jessica Malaty Rivera, infectious disease epidemiologist and a senior adviser at the Pandemic Prevention Insti…

January 7, 2022

ITT Sound Off: A Self-coup

Maria and Julio reflect on the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. They get into President Biden’s remarks this week and what accountability looks like for the attack. We also hear from Renée Graham, opinion columnist at the …

January 4, 2022

The Achilles Heel of Democracy

Maria and Julio are joined by Jelani Cobb, staff writer at the New Yorker and co-editor of the new book “The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from the New Yorker.” They reflect on the history and legacy of the Black Lives Matter movement. They a…

December 31, 2021

A Lot of Grief and Joy

Happy New Year ITT familia! In this special episode, Maria and Julio reflect back on 2021 and how they found joy throughout a turbulent year. They revisit some of the top ITT moments, from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, whe…

December 28, 2021

White Supremacy Is Evergreen

Maria and Julio are joined by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, historian, writer and professor at Princeton University, and Adam Goodman, professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, for a conversation about the deep-rooted history of white suprem…

December 24, 2021

A 2021 Holiday Message

Futuro Media is off for winter break, and Maria and Julio want to send all of you, our ITT familia, lots of love, light and appreciation during this holiday season. Be sure to keep checking your feeds, because we will be dropping fresh content…

December 21, 2021

West Side Story: Why Now?

In The Thick is excited to share a recent episode from Latino Rebels Radio, which gets into the remake of West Side Story from director Steven Spielberg. Julio talks to Erica González Martínez and Frances Negrón Muntaner, who are part of a new…

December 17, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Love and Resistance

Maria and Julio talk about former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty plea for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, as well as the ongoing trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wr…

December 14, 2021

Social Disasters

Maria and Julio are joined by Karen Attiah, columnist for The Washington Post, and Aaron Morrison, national race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press. They talk about the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky and other states this past we…

December 10, 2021

ITT Sound Off: We Don’t Get Ownership

Maria and Julio reflect on conversations around use of the term Latinx, and highlight what’s missing from political outreach and media coverage when it comes to Latino communities. They also get into the new “West Side Story” remake, and unpac…

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