March 26, 2021

A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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July 16, 2020

We continue cracking podcast list recommendations! It could be overwhelming to dive into the podcast world, so being recognized and acknowledged is what we’re here for. For their most recent list, Raven + Lily says, “A podcast from award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In the Thick tackles race, identity and politics head-on.” “Born out…

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July 14, 2020

Our very own Julio Ricardo Varela joined Alex Witt on MSNBC to explain his most recent op-ed on the growing calls within the Latino community to boycott Goya Foods after the company’s CEO Bob Unanue called President Trump a ‘blessed’ leader. Julio minced no words in delving into the disconnect that Goya has with the…

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June 17, 2020

We made it on another podcast list and this one means a lot. Recently, in an effort to elevate Black voices and to show commitment to their audience in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, RADIO.COM provided an expansive list of resources that can help better educate, open up the conversation, bring awareness, and contribute…

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June 1, 2020

ITT made it on another podcast list! This time, it hails all the way from the UK. As its Twitter and Instagram accounts say, Pod Bible is the UK’s only publication dedicated to podcasts. Check out what Louise Jenkins writes about us: What’s its vibe? This podcast is co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo…

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April 21, 2020

As COVID-19 data begins to become clearer, public health experts are warning that the COVID-19 outbreak is disproportionately impacting communities of color across the country. “It doesn’t surprise me that, disproportionately, the impact of COVID-19 has hit traditional black and Latino communities,” says Varela. He found that there has been an explosion of cases in Chelsea, Mass., a community…

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April 7, 2020

As all of you know, aside from being a co-host for In The Thick, Maria also anchors our sister podcast Latino USA. You may think you know her —she’s always opening up to us, just check out her Twitter!— but with her new book “Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in…

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March 18, 2020

In The Thick begins the year right! We made it on Vulture! “As the global coronavirus pandemic rolls on, so, too, does the American presidential election season and its associated universe of news products covering its developments. The podcast world is not immune to this, and the subgenre of politics and election podcasts is an ever-growing one….

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