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Las Raras - Spanish-speaking Documentary and Social Justice Podcast


Las Raras - Spanish-speaking Documentary and Social Justice Podcast

Hey, friends! We've been hard at working finding the best podcasts for you to add to your listening list, and we've got a real winner on our hands this week. 


From Catalina May and Adonde Media, this is Las Raras


Las Raras is a Latin-American, documentary-style podcast all about people who challenge norms for the sake of social justice and the greater good. Host Catalina May, a Chilean journalist, speaks with all manner of of powerful and brilliant people, including artists, teachers, scientists, mothers, and so many others fighting to make a difference in Latin areas AND the US. 


As if that wasn't enough, Las Raras has collaborated with NPR’s Radio Ambulante, PRI’s The World, and Carne Cruda from Spain. It has been recognized with various awards and grants, including funding from the International Women's Media Foundation.


We were so excited to come across this show that we just had to share it with you all. What's more-- the second half of their sixth season is about to begin, complete with more inspiring stories of social greatness. To get you ready for the new episodes, we've combed the Las Raras catalog to find you the three best episodes to get you ready for part 2 of Season 6.


La Furia de Alaín

When Alaín Pinzón wakes up from a coma, he discovers that his new mission is to defend the dignity of those living with HIV. This leads him to protest against the health system of his country in an attempt to get people the medicine they need.


Las Pastillas

Leslie Munoz regularly took contraceptive birth-control pills offered by the Chilean government. That's why it was such a surprise when her-- and thousands of other Chilean women-- started to get pregnant unexpectedly. Follow her journey as she stands up for herself and the other women who were victimized by the public health system.


La Refugiada

After suffering a miscarriage, María Teresa Rivera is sentenced to 40 years in prison. What's worse, she is not the only Salvadoran who experiences this type of criminalization. But with the help of a support network, she decides to stand up against antiquated laws and prove her innocence.




So, what do you think? We can't get enough, and we're excited to hear from you as well. We'll be listening every Thursday, starting on January 20th. Check out the show by licking below, and let us know how you liked the episodes in the comments. We hope you'll join us for the ride as the new episodes release! 


Listen: Las Raras

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