March 25, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Saving the Supreme Court

Maria and Julio discuss the uncovered text messages between Mark Meadows and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas, revealing new efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. They also get into the latest news…

March 22, 2022

Lights, Camera… ¡Acción! A Latino Take on the Oscars

In The Thick presents an episode from our sister podcast, Latino USA. In this episode, Maria talks with Latino and Latina film critics Clayton Davis, Cristina Escobar, and Jack Rico about Latinos in film this past year. Ahead of Hollywood’s bi…

March 18, 2022

ITT Sound Off: War Has No Logic

Julio and Maria discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress, and the recent granting of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Afghan refugees. They also dive into the lack of accountability in the police shootings of Ada…

March 15, 2022

The Great American Tradition of Fear

Julio and guest co-host Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously, are joined by Karen Attiah, columnist for The Washington Post, and Sabrina Rodríguez, national political correspondent for Po…

March 11, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Toxic Dude Culture

Maria and Julio talk about Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, including increasing sanctions from Western governments and private companies. They also get into the latest in the January 6th investigation, and the arrest of Proud Boys lead…

March 8, 2022

A Dispatch From Ukraine

Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, to discuss his reporting on the ground in Ukraine and the impact of Western sanctions on Russia. …

March 4, 2022

ITT Sound Off: The Uninspiring Administration

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and critique Western media coverage of the war. And, they talk about the ongoing January 6th trials. We also hear from An…

March 1, 2022

The Disinformation Cocktail

Maria and Julio are joined by Ayman Mohyeldin, host of the MSNBC show “Ayman” and host of the podcast “American Radical.” They dive into the story of Rosanne Boyland and her participation in the January 6 insurrection. They also talk about rad…

February 25, 2022

ITT Sound Off: The Fog of War

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at Buzzfeed News, discuss the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the role of the United States in the crisis. They also get into Colombia’s recent ruling to decriminali…

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…

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