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Latinos: Under Attack and Underrepresented

We did our best to keep this episode free from the Naranja Vieja stinking up the White House but there is certainly enough going on in the world to keep Mike Robles and Pedro Rafael Rosado feisty — and that’s exactly how we like them. On this episode the dynamic duo discuss the following:

  • Racist screaming at young woman wearing Puerto Rico shirt gets charged for hate crime.
  • Public Service Announcement: Puerto Ricans are born American citizens.
  • Latinos continue to be attacked both figuratively and literally as evidenced by the horrifying beating of a 91-year-old Mexican man in California.
  • With all that’s going on in the world, now is not the time for civility. Pretending things aren’t as bad as they seem only makes things worse.
  • The real danger is domestic terror, not just for Latinos but for all Americans.
  • A message for wypipo: we know not all of you are racistso STFU about it!
  • Don Francisco and his #metoo moment(s).
  • Latinas are a white man’s Krytonite. (Yes, we went there… LOL!)
  • Hollywood continues to perpetuate the “White Savior” myth and rarely pairs Latinos as leads in romantic comedies. Or in any film for that matter.

We Want You!

We have some fascinating plans for this 2nd season of the Robles & Rosado Podcast including prize giveaways, live tapings, and more. We also plan on featuring more posts from yours truly, Mike, and some of our friends.

To keep tabs on all we’ll be getting up to please opt-in to our mailing list by filling in the form in the right-hand column or at the bottom of this post if you’re on a mobile device.  You can also click the picture of the two ferociously handsome men featured below.

As the saying goes, you’ll be glad you did.

A Podcast and Blog Latinos Need

I really didn’t want to do this.

Well, that’s not entirely true. I really wanted to do a podcast with the terrifyingly talented Mike Robles (he thinks I’m joking when I use adjectives like that but the man is scary talented). What I was dead set against was making it a Latino-themed show.

I’m a fiercely proud Boricua who skews strongly towards the geek / nerd spectrum and genuinely didn’t see the need for what I believed would be just another show eating up bandwidth that explored Latino issues. I felt confident these worries were being adequately and professionally addressed on radio, television, and on the Internet.

Boy, was I wrong!

While there are some admirable attempts currently on the air that address the varied concerns many of us have while doing “Our Latin Thing” here in North America, they barely register on most people’s radar. None of them use humor, NYC attitude, and personal reflection to get the job done.  After having my eyes opened a light bulb went on over my head.

This was the perfect time to debut “Robles & Rosado”. Mike and I are both Latinos de pura sepa, have attitude to spare, and love telling stories.  We both decided it was the right thing to do.  We would create a chat based show with the occasional pre-taped segments featuring guests.

The goals for our show are simple:

  1. We want to entertain
  2. We want to open minds
  3. We want to have fun
  4. And most importantly, we want our listeners to have fun

We have tons of ideas for future shows but will need help. If you enjoy what we do please subscribe to the show on iTunes and please consider leaving a review on whatever podcast catching service you use.  All of it helps keep us doing what we’re doing.

Keep listening and keep visiting this site because the party has just begun!

We’re Just Having Fun

Prepárense todos because the Robles & Rosado podcast extravaganza is almost here!

The show is a no-holds barred look at the Latino-Hispanic American experience from Emmy winning comedian Mike Robles alongside web radio personality and journalist Pedro Rafael Rosado.

Will it be funny? Yes. Will it be controversial? Oh, yes. Will you find yourself waiting breathlessly for the next episode? Absolutely.

Look for the first episode  2/19/2014.