ANN: Podcasts of Interest to August 1, 2021

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Podcasts of interest to Latin Americanists, to August 1, 2021

"Worlds of Labor" group in Rio de Janeiro, provides podcasts that might well interest many.  They have published twelve episodes thus far.


EntreAmericas: CONDENADOS A ESPERAR, cuarto episodio de la temporada "La solidaridad no se pinta de colores”, ya se encuentra disponible en todas las plataformas de podcast ( 



New Books Network


Jacob Lederman – Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy Versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires


Theodore W. Cohen – Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution


Pablo Palomino – The Invention of Latin American Music: A Transnational History


Stephen D. Allen – A History of Boxing in Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism


Paola Hernández – Staging Lives in Latin American Theater: Bodies, Objects, Archives


Teo Balvé – The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia


Catalina M. de Onís – Energy Islands: Metaphors of Power, Extractivism, and Justice in Puerto Rico


Germán Campos Muñoz – The Classics in South America: Five Case Studies


Luiz Valerio de Paula Trindade – No Laughing Matter: Race Joking and Resistance in Brazilian Social Media


Special issue: Violence, Gender, and Policing in Colombia - In Conversation with Dr. Jon Gordon



Fantastic History of Food

From time to time this podcast focuses on items from the Americas.  In this small sample it seems that new products from the Americas were frequently associated with witchcraft. 


19 - Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft & Werewolves


15 - 3 Tales of Cheese: From Egyptian Mummies to Uruguayan Cannonballs


14 - Piracy, Witches and Hot Chocolate


If you have a favorite podcast, drop me a line and tell me about it so that I can include it in future summaries.


J. F. Schwaller (

Editor – H-Latam

Emeritus Professor

University at Albany