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The Last Cup/La última copa

What's it like to be one of the world's biggest soccer stars and doubted by many in your home country? That's the question Lionel Messi faces in The Last Cup. Not only is this year's World Cup his last chance to bring home the coveted trophy—it's his last chance for vindication. Hosted by Argentine journalist Jasmine Garsd, The Last Cup is much more than a sports story. It's a tale of immigration and race, of capitalism and class, of belonging and identity. A story for anyone who's ever felt like an outsider in their own home.

The Sum of Us

On the heels of her bestselling book, Heather McGhee embarks on a road trip across Covid-era America, unearthing stories of American solidarity and hope in a time of great division and peril for our democracy. Join Heather as she travels from rural Maine to the California coast and everywhere in between, meeting extraordinary Americans who are crossing demographic, cultural, and political lines to build a better future for all of us.

La Brega

WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios present “La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience”: a seven-part podcast series that uses narrative storytelling and investigative journalism to reflect and reveal how la brega has defined so many aspects of life in Puerto Rico.

LOUD: The History of Reggaeton

The true story of the young people from Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and beyond who beat the odds, refused to be quiet and created an irresistible musical culture that has kept the world dancing. Join Ivy Queen, one of the founders of the genre.

Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

Sonoro and Futuro Studios present the first season of "Ídolo," a new series that recounts the history of Latin American popular culture through the fascinating stories of the people who made it. Each season focuses on a different Latin American cultural icon.

Anything for Selena

Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty-five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. From WBUR and Futuro Studios.

Testimonials

“I’ve listened to the first 3 episodes of #Loud by @futurostudios and have to say that my favorite thing about it is Ivy Queen’s accent in English and her use of Spanglish. We need more products out there with people that talk the way we talk in real life. It’s beautiful.”

FREDERICK VELEZ III BURGOS
@FREDERICKVELEZ3

““Loud” asks us to reconsider the collective stories we heard about the music at the marquesina parties that shaped some of our early understanding of its contours. It chips away at reggaeton’s canon, urging us to take a closer look at the depth and the insurgency it has promised all along. It forces us to listen to reggaeton with complexity — as much complexity as the music and its history hold in the first place.”

ISABELIA HERRERA
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“If you can’t wait for everybody else to build the world you want, you’re going to have to try and do it yourself. That seems to be the spirit driving the Futuro Media Group, and now Futuro Studios, as the latter works to deepen its body of work,”

NICHOLAS QUAH
VULTURE

“Mucho admiration and appreciation to the hard work and dedication to bring this experience to listeners. I am changed for having heard this. I am moved to get involved in honor of Suave and all he has endured and sacrificed.”

GPA01
via iTunes

“A beautiful story that highlights the injustice of our broken system and how a spirit refuses to be broken. Thank you Suave for your braveness in sharing your story and giving a voice to all these men.”

RAM214
via iTunes

“Maravillosamente producido. Informativo, entretenido y muy emocionante. Una joya. No sólo para boricuas sino amar cualquiera interesado en la isla y su gente, y en la grandeza y la miseria del ser humano en general.”

Joe Satana
via iTunes review on La Brega

“I thought I knew a lot about Puerto Rico’s history and yet I learned so much from this podcast. Thought-provoking, interesting, heartbreaking, empowering and the music is FIRE. Thank you for making this podcast. Looking forward to what comes next.”

Kitiara215
via iTunes Review on La Brega

“Made me cry and laugh! Helped me walk down memory lane, deconstructed the ways in which Selena has impacted us personally, been part of our family’s joy and sadness…our growth. A wonderful and culturally important and impactful narrative. Gracias Maria Garcia!”

OU’s Mom
via iTunes Review on Anything for Selena

“Al escuchar este podcast en muchas ocasiones mi corazón latía con mucho sentimiento, recuerdo que en el primer episodio, lágrimas salieron de mis ojos al igual que en el último episodio, tocaron recuerdos y sentimientos hermosos en mi vida. […] Anything for Selena podcast te hace sentir orgulloso de tus raíces. Maria García eres grandiosa, con un gran y bello corazón.”

Claudia_Garcia07
via iTunes

“Engaging, well-presented, and wildly interesting. IF you have any interest in the way police operate in the USA, this is a fantastic podcast to get you to understand how and why police forces operate the way they do.”

bubbas.girl.forever
via iTunes Review on Norco 80

“Very engaging and dramatic; provides an unexpected window on the history of an issue that has finally taken center stage now, forty years later: the militarization of the police.”

Bruno2bruno
via iTunes Review on Norco 80

“This podcast is a voice for so many of us. I hear myself, my friends and my family in these talks.”

StephRod1204
via iTunes Review on Con Todo: Brown Love

“I congratulate the LA Times and Futuro Studios on an extremely informative and compelling documentation of the history and legacy of Prop 187. The thoughtful yet pointed interviews with both proponents and opponents of the Proposition were illuminating. I appreciate Gustavo Arellano injecting his personal stories and personality into the reportage. Loved when he challenged Wilson. Dude can sure talk fast! A triumph!”

Abelardodlp
via iTunes Review on This is California: The Battle for 187

“This is where I turn when injustice feels like too much. Never pretend the answers are easy, and encourages me to look at every problem as an opportunity for creativity and a brighter future.”

Kaishton
via iTunes Review on Radical Imagination

“High quality production value with humble realness. These are exactly the ideas and conversations I want to hear about. Our capacity to imagine is what moves us closer to what we desire in the world! A new favorite!”

artist of physical media
via iTunes Review on Radical Imagination

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