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December 6, 2021

Austin’s Taco Mile

By: Mando Rayo

Beneath the city’s trendy surface, Austin’s undersung “Taco Mile” (located up north on Rundberg Ln.) is serving up some of the most authentic tacos in the area. In this episode, we’ll examine how this hidden gem of a taco scene reflects Austin’s segregationist history, changing demographics, and the plight of immigrants in Texas’ capital city. Guests include Laura Toledo, owner, and operator of Taqueria Ceibas, Greg Casar, Austin City Council Member, Representative for Austin’s District Four, and Jose Carrasco, Director of the Family Resource Center at Austin’s Dobie Middle School.


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October 4, 2022

Decolonizing Maíz

Corn is the most important crop of the Americas. It sustained the Western Hemisphere for centuries, and with the colonization of its lands, came the colonization of corn. In the past century, corn went from maíz production to mass production, with companies modifying it and depleting it of its natural riches. In this episode we […]

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September 27, 2022

Politi-tacos: The Politics of Tacos

As some politicians take more notice of the voting power of the communidad Latina, we see our cultura make its way into campaign slogans, hear Spanish being spoken from debate podiums, and even Tacos being used as an effort to rally up support! While some taco tactics may just be lip service, others have made […]

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September 20, 2022

Smoked Beef Barbacoa

Barbacoa, from Sunday traditions to everyday goodness, barbacoa continues to evolve and surprise us. In this episode, we talk barbacoa basics before chatting with Joel Garcia, owner and pitmaster at Teddy’s Barbecue in Weslaco, Texas. Joel shares his barbecue and barbacoa story and how smoking beef heads takes barbacoa to the next level.

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