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In The Thick

Jan 29, 2019

The longest shutdown in U.S. history has ended with the President taking credit for solving a problem that he created and continuing his rhetoric about a non-existent border crisis. Maria and Julio are joined by two All-Stars: Jenni Monet, an independent journalist and tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and Terrell...


Jan 26, 2019

Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder man, sang a prayer song to make peace between a group of MAGA hat-wearing white Catholic high school students and members of the Black Hebrew Israelites. Maria and Julio talk about the aftermath and the context in which the video of the confrontation occurred. They also discuss...


Jan 22, 2019

In this special crossover episode with AnthroPod, Julio moderates a conversation with anthropologist Jason De León and Maria about migration, writing, and teaching. 

“(W)Rap on: Immigration” is the second episode of the (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists,...


Jan 18, 2019

This week William Barr, another immigration hardliner, had his Senate confirmation hearings to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Maria and Julio talk about a new report that shows that thousands more children than originally reported, may have been separated from their relatives under the Trump administration's...


Jan 15, 2019

The recent Lifetime documentary series by dream hampton, "Surviving R. Kelly", brings the R&B legend back to the limelight, now through the testimonies of women of color who survived his abuses and sexual predatory behavior for decades. Maria and Julio are joined by Jamilah Lemieux, writer and media professional who was...