We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamarindo Podcast Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tamarindo Podcast, how does your business help the community?

Our mission is to use laughter and conversation to inform, inspire and positively impact our community. We help the community by elevating key policy issues, like climate change and justice reform, and motivating listeners to be informed and engaged members of this Democracy.

We also focus on well-being practices and self-love. We believe advocacy and self-love go hand in hand. We want our listeners to be well so they can be the best advocates for our community.

Tamarindo with Brenda and Ana Sheila can be hired for speaking engagements or to facilitate workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other topics.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Thankfully, there is a growing list of Latinx podcasts, but when we started in 2016, that was not the case. Without any professional training, we’ve grown Tamarindo Podcast to the point that we can confidently say we are a leading Latinx podcast with over a million downloads. We are most proud of carving a little space to tell more of our stories and that listeners often tell us how much it means to them to get to learn and grow right along with us.

As a podcast with two Latinas at the helm, we are always amazed to be listed alongside some podcasts that have huge teams and production budgets. For example, Oprah Magazine named Tamarindo as a great podcast that discusses race and racism in America.

We want the world to know that our stories matter and if we can do our small part to increase Latinx representation in media, we know our work is worthwhile.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love Los Angeles and especially love to take advantage of all the hiking that is available. We love to visit Griffith Park, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, or the State Historic Park. These spaces are important to us because it’s part of our mission to encourage our listeners to stay grounded, or what we call “calma.” These spaces are perfect for that.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to give a shout out to journalists like Maria Hinojosa and Alicia Menendez who are boldly telling our stories and genuinely supporting other Latinas.

Website: www.tamarindopodcast.com

Instagram: @TamarindoPodcast

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tamarindo-podcast

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Image Credits
Zuly de la Rose

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