Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

This episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America, highlighting the case of Malena Pichot (Argentina), la Pulla (Colombia), Las Igualadas (Colombia), Chumel Torres (Mexico), and Enchufe.tv (Ecuador). Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

Polivision Podcast S1 E1 / Satire in the Trump era

The first episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about humor and satire in the Americas from 9/11 to the Trump era. Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren Neefe. Recorded at WREK. This episode features music by Spleen-Musical and Garnavutka. Polivision is … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 E1 / Satire in the Trump era

Polivision S1 E6: Chumel Torres and Mexican DIY online comedy

This episode of Polivision is about “El Pulso de La República”, a Mexican online satiric news show created in 2012 by comedian Chumel Torres, who, after four years of producing his show independently in YouTube transitioned as the host of a late-night show in HBO (“Chumel con Chumel Torres) with a regional projection. Inspired by Seth Macfarlane and John Oliver, Torres’ work is also a … Continue reading Polivision S1 E6: Chumel Torres and Mexican DIY online comedy

Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy

While comedy is still a very male-dominated environment, there is also an increasing feminist trend in Latin America. This episode of Polivision is about Malena Pichot, a feminist comedian from Argentina. Pichot became a YouTube star with her videos about a break-up with her boyfriend, and later with Cualca, a series of television satiric sketches that criticized sexism, racism, homophobia, and other prejudices. Created by … Continue reading Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy

Polivision S1 E2: Brozo and the Mexican Humor

Do you know the Jon Stewart of Mexico? It’s not a Jewish New Yorker dressed in an expensive suit. It’s a clown who drinks, does drugs, and tells vulgar, misogynistic jokes in a raspy smoker’s voice. But he also reports the news, and rants against the establishment and the political elites. The second episode of Polivision–a video show about LatinX & global cultures–tells the story … Continue reading Polivision S1 E2: Brozo and the Mexican Humor