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Don't Interrupt Me, Por Favor

English, Social, 2 seasons, 44 episodes, 1 day 7 hours 28 minutes
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Don’t Interrupt Me, Por Favor is an interview show in Spanish and English for bilinguals and future bilinguals. Award-winning journalists Guillermo Fesser, Lisa Button, and Nick Leiber talk to bilingual guests navigating two worlds. The hosts and their guests speak the way many Spanish speakers in the U.S. do—in a mix of both languages.
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Are Natural Disasters Really So Natural?

The days of catastrophic flooding, the hours of devastating hurricane winds, the minutes of terrifying earthquakes--Mother Nature wreaks havoc. But humans have a hand in the real disaster, says June Carolyn Erlick, and there's nothing natural about it. Find out why as we chat about her latest book, Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: Coping with Calamity. June, editor of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, weighs in on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and its ties to the climate crisis. We also learn about her bilingual life and the secret ingredient of her infamous rooftop parties. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music cre
22/04/202143 minutes 21 seconds
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Paola Santana Will Hack Your Brain and Fix the Government

Entrepreneur Paola Santana is building a business that makes it easier for government workers to do their jobs and to support local economies. She describes her path from the Dominican Republic, where she remembers being a "chica rara” in school, to Washington, D.C., on a Fulbright scholarship. Making the leap to Silicon Valley, she&nbsp;helped create drone delivery startup Matternet before launching her latest venture, Social Glass. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music creator; and Julia Fesser, our social media editor. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/
09/03/202131 minutes 5 seconds
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Slinging Mud and Laughs with Jen Igartua

Jen Igartua helped create the irreverent political board game MUD to encourage all of us to think deep about politics and blow off some steam in the process. Players get to assume the role of a greedy politician who will do anything to get elected. We explore the path of this intrepid bilingual entrepreneur living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and try to unravel a few grand mysteries, including why her U.S. colleagues like peanut butter (she hates PBJs) and why Spaniards put cologne on babies. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music creator; and Julia Fesser, our social media editor. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter @interruptshow, and <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/u
18/01/202139 minutes 34 seconds
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He's the Glue Binding Brainiacs Fighting Covid and Cancer

“Help me help those who help.” Engineer and author Andreu Veà started the group CovidWarriors to organize people with diverse talents around the globe to contain the pandemic. They're the brains behind the robots that speed up testing and others that beam out a "Death Star" level of disinfection in hospitals. What motivates Andreu to collect interesting people and bring together changemakers to tackle the biggest challenges of our time? Tune in to find out! Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music creator; and Julia Fesser, our social media editor. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/interruptshow" rel="noop
27/11/202032 minutes 32 seconds
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She's Crushing California's Wine Industry

Amelia Morán Ceja landed&nbsp;in Napa Valley in 1967 when her vineyard manager father brought his family from Jalisco, Mexico, to wine country in El Norte. She went on to&nbsp;make history by launching Ceja Vineyards in 1999. Amelia’s endured earthquakes, wildfires, blackouts, and, now, a mismanaged pandemic. She explains how she's powered through the wine industry's systemic racism, and how her #TacoTuesday wine pairing livestreams got started. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music creator; and Julia Fesser, our social media editor. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter @interruptshow, and <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-interrupt-me-por-favor/id
27/10/202040 minutes 51 seconds
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The Journalist Bringing the Art of Bilingual Storytelling to Students

Graciela Mochkofsky loves a challenge. The Argentine author and academic launched and runs the first&nbsp;bilingual journalism master’s program&nbsp;in the country. Her work shines a light on cultural&nbsp;issues (see her New Yorker commentary “Who Are You Calling Latinx?”) and news media. Her forthcoming book is The Prophet of the Andes (working title). She reflects on why Spanish-language media is regarded as foreign in the U.S., newsroom diversity, and the impact of Black Lives Matter on Latinos. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners; Connor Button, our theme music creator; and Julia Fesser, our social media editor. Follow us on Instagram&nbsp;<a href="https://w
10/09/202041 minutes 41 seconds
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A Poopologist Takes on Covid

The answer to stopping the spread of Covid could be in your poop. Computational biologist Mariana Matus helped start Biobot Analytics in 2017 to find the clues in wastewater to improve public health. Today her company is testing all that excrement to gauge where the virus is spreading *before* people start feeling symptoms. Governments are turning to Biobot's estimates to determine when it's safe to reopen. Mariana explains her science and tells us about her bilingual journey. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners for supporting us during this unpredictable time, and to Connor Button, our theme music creator. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/interruptshow" rel="noopener no
16/08/202035 minutes 29 seconds
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The Journalist Behind the Good News We All Need

People around the world turn to Michelle Figueroa's Instagram to find&nbsp;inspiration in the human spirit. The Colombian-American journalist puts a face on kindness and resilience through stories, photos, and videos. She tells us why she started the bilingual @GoodNews_Movement and why it has attracted more than 1.5 million followers, including a few royals. Special thanks to Acast and our listeners for supporting us during this unpredictable time, and to Connor Button, our theme music creator. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter @interruptshow, and rate, r
28/07/202031 minutes 21 seconds
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Luz Urrutia Finds Money for Entrepreneurs Who Need It Most

She’s made it her life’s work to finance the businesses of immigrants, women, and other entrepreneurs whose needs aren’t met by traditional banks. Now Luz Urrutia leads&nbsp;Opportunity Fund,&nbsp;the leading nonprofit lender&nbsp;in the United States. We learn what needs to be done to help struggling business owners in the Covid era, and what her Venezuela-U.S., woman-in-banking journey has been like.&nbsp;Special thanks to Acast and our listeners for supporting us during this unpredictable time, and to Connor Button, our theme music creator. Follow us on Instagram @interruptshow and Twitter @interruptshow, and <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-interrupt-me-por-favor/id1441887080" rel="noopene
30/05/202042 minutes 15 seconds
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Alan Weisman: Friend of Homo Sapiens

Science journalist Alan Weisman’s prescient 2007 book "The World Without Us" described what would happen to nature if humans suddenly ceased to exist. To find answers, he traveled to Chernobyl, Micronesia's coral reefs, and far beyond. For this special Earth Day 2020 episode, he explains what humans need to do to make sure we don't disappear. Listen along as Weisman connects the dots between food supplies, zoonotic diseases, global warming, and maybe a brighter future. Special thanks to our listeners for supporting us during this unpredictable time, that squirrel that borrowed some of our questions, and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-interrupt-me-por-favor/id1441887080" rel="noopener noreferrer" target
23/04/202047 minutes 22 seconds
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The Inimitable Luis Alberto Urrea

No one conveys the suffering, courage, joy, and spirit of those who dwell in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands better than Pulitzer finalist and master storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea, whether it’s the horror of “The Devil’s Highway” or the allure of La Gloriosa in “The House of Broken Angels.” Urrea, whose father was Mexican and mother was from New York,&nbsp;talks about how the culture wars in his home shaped who he is today, the controversy surrounding the Jeanine Cummins novel “American Dirt,” and his Guggenheim project, a book about his mother's bravery as a Red Cross worker on the World War II frontlines. Special thanks to Allee Sprung at Acast, Brody Dryden at KAMP Student Radio, and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont
28/02/202051 minutes 39 seconds
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Making Movies in Paris (and Beyond)

Andrea Hachuel weaves in and out of Spanish, English, and French constantly as assistant director on Hollywood blockbusters and other films made in France and abroad. She takes us behind the battle scenes of “Dunkirk,” Wes Anderson’s upcoming “The French Dispatch,” and her own project, a modern fairytale called “Frangipani Rising.” Wonder how Tom Cruise gets his cues? Listen in. Special thanks to Allee Sprung at Acast and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and rate, review, and subscribe on Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts, por favor.Cine americano en París<a href="http://www.andreahachuel.com/" rel="noopener noref
16/02/202041 minutes 14 seconds
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A Medical Student Fights Ebola in Congo

Nico Fesser had been in Africa before. This trip was different. We speak to the second-year medical student about his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a fundraiser he launched to shelter&nbsp;children orphaned by perpetual war and disease and disrupt the recruitment of child soldiers. Special thanks to Allee Sprung at Acast and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and rate, review, and subscribe on Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts, por favor.Un estudiante de medicina de voluntario en el Congo.&nbsp;Nico Fesser había estado antes en Africa, pero este viaje fue diferente. Hablamos con este estudi
20/01/202039 minutes
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A Powerhouse on the Front Lines of Women’s Health Care

As the director of maternal-fetal medicine at a public hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., obstetrician Rebecca Shiffman sees it all. She says women&nbsp;should be evaluated for chronic conditions before they get pregnant to assure healthier outcomes for themselves and their babies.&nbsp;Maternal and infant mortality rates are way too high in the U.S. Shiffman&nbsp;describes bias and other challenges patients face and prescribes cures for an ailing U.S. health system. Born in Paris, Shiffman&nbsp;moved with her parents, who were Holocaust survivors, to Bogota before settling in Brooklyn. Special thanks to Allee Sprung at Acast and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and rate, review, and subscribe on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-interrupt-me-por-favor/id1441887080?fbclid=IwAR0cguY3x7qJXux6ffk3Sl9pMtMgh6XIIMbdMz5BnGbtMtr1HWSwrcRlRk4" r
02/11/201940 minutes 9 seconds
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Lau Noah’s Lessons in Creativity

Enchanting singer-songwriter Lau Noah transports listeners to medieval times and beyond with her distinctive, bard-like music. In this interview-concert, Lau performs three songs in Spanish and Hebrew, shares a children’s story, and describes how she teaches her students to draw on their innate creativity. Special thanks to José Alfaro, recording guru at Acast, and Connor Button, theme music creator. Follow us on Twitter @interruptshow, and rate, review, and subscribe on Apple (or wherever you get your podcasts), por favor.Las lecciones de Lau Noah en Encantamiento CreativoLa compositora e int
08/09/201938 minutes 10 seconds