February 1, 2022
Public media organization PRX and independent journalism organization Futuro Media are expanding their partnership through podcasting, the two companies announced.
August 7, 2021
Maria Hinojosa reports on the lasting effects of the Mississippi ICE raids and reflects on how undocumented migrants keep the country running.
August 3, 2021
Julio Ricardo Varela’s latest opinion piece for The Washington Post.
July 30, 2021
(WATCH) In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela on MSNBC.
July 14, 2021
Maria Hinojosa on NPR’s Code Switch.
July 12, 2021
An interview with In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela.
June 16, 2021
“If you’re looking for a daring podcast that doesn’t hesitate to feature difficult conversations, try In the Thick.”
June 11, 2021
“If you take care of your creators they become your biggest evangelists.”
April 23, 2021
This isn’t the first time In The Thick receives a Webby nomination—the podcast was nominated in both 2017 and 2018.
March 26, 2021
Julio Ricardo Varela on The Washington Post Opinion.
January 21, 2021
We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had “mixed emotions” watching the…
January 12, 2021
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with journalist Maria Hinojosa and Texas immigration attorney Efrén Olivares about the Trump administration’s imprint on immigration policy.
November 19, 2020
Maria Hinojosa, host of PRX’s Latino USA and co-host of In The Thick, discusses her work reporting on the pandemic’s effect on Latino communities and her own bout with the virus.
November 13, 2020
So, you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about ahead of Biden’s inauguration? It’s T minus 24 hours until the big day and, mercifully, a host of big names in podcasting are gearing up to help you get ahead. In The Thick: for a more diverse perspective A roundtable politics podcast from…
November 11, 2020
Every four years, the whole world watches as United States citizens vote for the country’s next president. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, but the process has been one of the most contentious in recent memory, with some outlets questioning whether a peaceful transfer of power — one of the…
November 10, 2020
The day after the election, I woke up at 4 a.m. to do my first live shot on TV. I had this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and a deep sense of dread. The media pollsters had overhyped a blue wave that never arrived and the Democrats had failed to learn a…
November 2, 2020
While it’s likely we won’t know the results of the presidential election until after Election Day, as soon as the polls close Tuesday evening, we’ll at least start getting some preliminary info. You can blame the pandemic for the probable delay, since a lot of voting was done through mail-in ballots. You can still turn…
October 26, 2020
Yes, that’s right, In The Thick has won a major podcast award! Awarded by Ad Week, a weekly American advertising trade publication, this award cements In The Thick in the politics podcast world, and sets it apart from the homogenous voices in mainstream media, one that fails to reflect the voices of a changing America….
October 23, 2020
When it rains, it pours! Accolades continue to pile up and this time they come from Vanity Fair! “Hosted by Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In The Thick invites journalists of color to discuss stories and perspectives that are often missing from mainstream news sources. Alongside guests like Black Lives matter co-creator Alicia Garza and New York Congressional nominee Jamaal…
October 22, 2020
Our hard work is being recognized by mainstream media—and this time we got recognition by Teen Vogue! “Entertaining and insightful, The Futuro Media Group’s In The Thick podcast is a necessary addition to everyone’s weekly queue. Bolstered by hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela’s candor and conversational vibe, In The Thick is a bi-weekly conversation on politics, race,…
September 30, 2020
When it rains, it pours! Just a few days ago we were ecstatic about being included in TIME’s “The Best Politics Podcasts to Help You Make Sense of the 2020 Election.” Today, Cosmopolitan thinks we’re the right amount of hot & brains to make their latest best political podcast list! “In the Thick is one of…
September 25, 2020
Ever wondered how to manage the never-ending chaos around the 2020 election? We feel you. We are making the best efforts to cover this weird and stressful cycle, with facts and even laughs! This is why we are happy to see mainstream media acknowledge us and our work! We are included in TIME’s “The Best…
August 21, 2020
The TransLash Podcast, a TransLash Media production by Futuro Studios launched on Thursday. Hosted by ITT All-Star and journalist Imara Jones, an Emmy and Peabody winner, the podcast will air twice a month, offering insights into how current events affect the trans community, all through a trans lens. With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, the TransLash Podcast serves as…
August 19, 2020
Making his debut on The Atlantic, Julio Ricardo Varela highlights the importance of reaching out to the Latino vote, understand that this voting bloc is not a monolith, why the young Latino vote will be crucial in battleground states for the upcoming election. Has Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden done the work to appeal to…