Episode 13: Adam Rodriguez – Actor


Many of you know him from his starring role as Tito in the hugely successful movie, Magic Mike.  Others know him from CSI: Miami, or his latest role as Raul Vega in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.  But if you REALLY want to get to know actor, Adam Rodriguez, do not miss this latest ENTERTAINMENT edition of Hispanicize Hangout. Growing up in NYC of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, Adam’s upbringing, tenacity and talent have made him one of the most recognizable Latinx actors on the scene today.   

In addition to being an amazing actor, Adam is as nice and genuine as they come. Hear his perspective on breaking into acting through his hilarious personal stories providing a glimpse into his world over the past 20 years in the business.  Don’t miss Adam Rodriguez as you’ve never heard him before on the latest ENTERTAINMENT edition of Hispanicize Hangout.

Episode 12: Esperanza Teasdale – VP & General Manager, PepsiCo Beverages North America


In the latest BUSINESS edition of Hispanicize Hangout meet PepsiCo’s Esperanza Teasdale.   Learn about her journey through the corporate ranks which currently has Esperanza overseeing Hispanic strategy as a VP and General Manager of PepsiCo Beverages North America.  Led by CEO Ramon Laguarta from Spain, PepsiCo has a long history of diversity and inclusion starting at the top. 

Hear Esperanza’s perspective on what it’s like to be a part of a company like PepsiCo that gives back so much to communities in need in the U.S. and around the world.   Most recently Esperanza played an essential role in driving PepsiCo’s support of the U.S. Latinx community during COVID recovery.  Her purpose-driven message of optimism provides a welcome perspective at a time when the Latinx community needs it most.  All of this and more in the latest BUSINESS episode of Hispanicize Hangout.

Episode 11: John Santiago, CEO of M8 and Mike Valdes-Fauli CEO of Pinta


Welcome to this special VEGAS edition of Hispanicize Hangout, starring none other than Mike Valdes-Fauli (CEO, Pinta) and John Santiago (CEO, M8) who truly dressed for the occasion.   When they’re not cruising the Vegas Strip, Mike and John are leading two very successful Latinx agencies, one of which is now part of the Dentsu Aegis Network and the other which recently joined forces with Chemistry, an Ad Age Small Agency Of The Year. 

Both share their perspectives on the evolution of the Latinx ad agency landscape, and the innovations that have come out of navigating their way through the COVID-19 crisis.  Mike and John are two experts at the top of their fields who drop a lot of knowledge on us in the episode.  There might even be some surprises awaiting if you make your way to the very end.  But remember…what happens on Zoom, stays on Zoom!  Check it out.

Episode 10: Ryan Guzman – Actor, FOX’s 9-1-1


Ryan Guzman burst onto the scene as a character in the hugely popular Step Up movie franchise, and later playing opposite Jennifer Lopez in 2015’s ‘The Boy Next Door.’  Most recently Ryan has enjoyed a leading role as Eddie Diaz in Fox’s 9-1-1. 

In the latest ENTERTAINMENT edition of Hispanicize Hangout, Ryan gets up close and personal about his beginnings in the industry, his bi-cultural upbringing and his appreciation for first responders gained through his 9-1-1 character and his own life experiences.  Ryan is a man of many talents including baseball and MMA, both of which he was pursuing as potential professions prior to becoming a full-time actor.  So much to un-pack in this awesome conversation with Ryan Guzman.  Check it out! 

Episode 9: Jack Rico – TV Host, Entertainment Journalist & Podcaster


Check out the latest BUSINESS edition of Hispanicize Hangout featuring, Jack Rico, a bilingual entertainment journalist who has appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, MSNBC, VH1, E News!, Telemundo and Univision to name just a few.  Jack also hosts his own NBC showed called ‘Consumer 101’, as well as the popular ‘Highly Relevant’ and ‘Brown and Black’ podcasts, which center around race and pop culture in America.  

Born and raised in Queens of Colombian parents, Rico made journalism history when he became part of the founding on-air anchors that launched Univision’s ‘Al Despertar’ in 1999, the first Spanish language morning newscast in New York City.  Don’t miss this in-depth conversation where Jack touches upon the state of Latinx programming the U.S., COVID’s impact on the entertainment world, and how it inspired him to create a new VODcast of his own called ‘The Q’. 

Episode 7: Danay Garcia, Actor, Fear The Walking Dead


In this episode of Hispanicize Hangout ENTERTAINMENT edition, meet Danay Garcia, star of AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead.’  Danay is no stranger to holding her own during a virus-induced quarantine through the powerful bad ass character she portrays on TV, and the even more impressive person she is in real life.   

Learn about Danay’s daily #ShelteringInPlace routine involving the unique combo of yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises and splash of karaoke for her adoring fans on Instagram live.  Hear Danay’s amazing story about how she landed her first big role on Fox’s ‘Prison Break’, and how she stays in touch with her Cuban familia to stay grounded and in touch with her Latinx roots.  In addition to ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, be sure to also tune in to Danay’s brand new Quibi show, ’50 States of Fright.’ 

If you don’t know Danay Garcia, you’re definitely going to know and love her as much as we do after checking out this episode.

Episode 8: Gonzalo Del Fa, Lisa Torres & Karina Dobarro


In this episode of Hispanicize Hangout BUSINESS edition, get an inside look into the three largest U.S. multicultural media practices via an in-depth and personal conversation with Lisa Torres (Publicis), Gonzalo Del Fa (Group M) and Karina Dobarro (Horizon Media). 

Hear how they’ve been managing their vast teams and massive client rosters while #ShelteringInPlace, and what’s been working for each of them.  This insightful conversation touches a wide variety of subjects including their expert opinions on Centers Of Excellence (useful or no?), D&I (role within the multicultural world), Total Market (dead for good, or here to stay?), In-Culture Marketing (why it’s all the rage) and so much more. 

If you’re looking to hear from three amazing individuals who know the multicultural media space like no others and who influence billions of dollars spent towards it every year, this conversation is not to be missed.  

Episode 6: Daniella Alonso & Rafael De La Fuente of The CW’s DYNASTY Re-boot


Check out the latest ENTERTAINMENT edition of Hispanicize Hangout featuring stars from The CW’s DYNASTY re-boot, Rafael De La Fuente and Daniella Alonso. Hear about their personal journeys as Latinx actors in Hollywood from being in front of the camera to inside the writers room.  

Rafael shares his experience from an LGBTQ+ perspective on becoming a leading man while Daniella recounts stories of her own from a Latina perspective. Both of them, making a difference for Latinx representation while having some fun along the way – find out which of them can’t stop drinking Micheladas during la cuarentena!  

Episode 5: Steven Wolfe-Pereira & Susie Jaramillo


In the latest BUSINESS edition of Hispanicize Hangout, get to know Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo of Encantos, a unique purpose-led and culture-inspired company building family entertainment and education brands for today’s multicultural world. 

Learn about their incredible entrepreneurial journey and why their partnership is so special and effective. Hear Steven and Susie’s perspective on CULTURE serving as the connective tissue that unifies all of the elements of Encantos bringing them to life through incredible characters, books, merchandise, apparel, TV properties and beyond. This episode is chock full of amazing stories, insights and best practices about building a winning direct-to-consumer brand in today’s multicultural world, and is not to be missed. 

Episode 4: Mexican Gueys & Julissa Bermudez

Check out Episode 3 of Hispanicize Hangout featuring comedy duo MexicanGueys and beauty influencer and TV personality, Julissa Bermudez. Hear about what they’ve been up to while #ShelteringInPlace, and how they’ve been staying creative and connected to their loyal fan bases.

Learn about how they’ve built their personal brands and grown them into followings of hundreds of thousands yielding amazing opportunities to work with brands and other collaborators.