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In The Thick

A News, Politics and Society podcast featuring Julio Ricardo Varela
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Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.

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ITT Sound Off: Home Is Here
In this week's Sound Off, Maria and Julio talk the latest with the now televised impeachment proceedings and what it all means for our democracy. They also discuss the complexities and history of political turmoil in Bolivia with Evo Morales now seeking political asylum in Mexico amidst the ongoing protests and many outcrying this as a coup. Maria and Julio end with an update on immigration and the related SCOTUS cases.    ITT Staff Picks: 3 ways the Supreme Court could decide DACA’s fate, via Vox The crisis in Bolivia fits no easy political narrative, analysis by The Washington Post The Root's Black Person’s Guide to the Trump impeachment hearings
Creating a Better World Through Comedy
Maria and Julio are joined by L.A. based comedian, Charla Lauriston to talk about representation, the importance of comedy and the impact of political satire. Originally from Haiti, Charla has written for shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Comedy Central’s Why? W/ Hannibal Buress, and TBS’s The Last OG and she co-hosts the new podcast The Secret Lives of Black Women.      ITT Staff Picks: A review of The Secret Lives of Black Women via The New York Times The 2019 Diversity Report: Women & POC Make Progress But Are Still Largely Underrepresented, via Women and Hollywood Charla Lauriston answers 9 weird questions in a Bustle interview This episode was mixed by Leah Shaw. 
ITT Sound Off: Time To Lawyer Up
In this week's ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio talk about the results of Tuesday's elections and give an update on the latest with the impeachment proceedings. They also discuss the recent massacre of LeBaron family members in northern Mexico. ITT Staff Picks: What impeachment could mean for the 2020 election, via FiveThirtyEight The Virginia elections show (again) that women are "electable", via Vox How Mexico became home to communities of Mormons, via The Washington Post
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Started
Feb 11th, 2016
Latest Episode
Nov 15th, 2019
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No. of Episodes
293
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
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