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Comedy stars Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo host an English-language podcast about living in the hyphen that connects American and Latin culture. As American Latinas, they have crafted their comedy around what it means to be bicultural. Every week, Joanna and Jenny have hilarious and thought-provoking conversations about the particularities of being hyphenated. New episodes every Thursday.

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    • Nov 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 31m AVG DURATION
    • 46 EPISODES


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    Latest episodes from Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo

    The Surprising Origins of Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 30:27

    Joanna and Jenny discuss how some Americans were against Thanksgiving from the start, the lesser known pagan roots of the celebration and why some immigrants easily gravitate towards the national holiday.

    First Jobs and Worst Bosses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 32:03

    Jenny and Joanna discuss their earliest jobs, including working at Toys R Us on Black Friday, handling clean-up duty on a cooking show, having arugula thrown at you, and being Kevin Feige's worst PA.

    How To Write A Telenovela Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 31:27

    Joanna welcomes Jasmine Romero, her co-writer on the audio-drama podcast PRINCESS OF SOUTH BEACH, as they discuss Latinos in the podcasting space, as well as what it takes to create a modern telenovela podcast.

    Why Halloween Spooks Immigrant Parents

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:11

    Jenny and Joanna discuss the history of Halloween, trends in costumes, how immigrant parents react to spooky American traditions, and why Latinos have a complicated relationship with death and the macabre.

    The Chupacabra, El Cucuy & La Llorona: More Scary Folktales

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:39

    Joanna and Jenny wrap up their creepy storytelling session by discussing the Latin American boogeyman, debunking Puerto Rico's famous cryptozoology creature, and doing a historical dive into the meaning behind Mexico's legendary infanticidal crying lady.

    Scary Latin American Folktales

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:08

    Joanna and Jenny tell each other scary stories from across Latin America, including El Silbón, El Sombrerón, La Sayona, La Planchada, and try to figure out what they say about our culture.

    Why Making Friends As Adults Is So Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 31:36

    Jenny and Joanna try to answer a listener's question about how to make new friends, discuss the differences between childhood and adult friendships, as well as how to avoid, and let go of, toxic people in your life.       

    Being Afro-Latino In Hollywood with Johnathan Fernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:10

    Joanna welcomes Afro-Latino writer/actor Johnathan Fernandez (Fox's LETHAL WEAPON; HBO Max's GOSSIP GIRL) as they discuss acting, auditions, not being considered for Latinx roles, and why colonialism and colorism in Latin America has made representation in mainstream media so difficult. 

    When You're Not Disabled Enough with Annie Segarra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 41:00

    Jenny welcomes disability activist Annie Segarra as they discuss the added challenges of having ambulatory and invisible disabilities, and what it's like when people on the street, your family and even doctors don't believe you're disabled.   

    Is ADHD a Superpower?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 34:49

    Joanna and Jenny compare notes on their ADHD diagnoses, the differences between being diagnosed as a child versus as an adult, how it specifically affects women, and whether it can be a superpower.

    Haters, Burn-out & Algorithms: The Negative Side of Creating for the Internet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 31:07

    Jenny and Joanna discuss what it takes to make a living being a creator on the internet while dealing with unreasonable followers and the demand of the digital platforms.

    Weird Latino Superstitions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 31:54

    Joanna and Jenny chat about the superstitious rituals from Latin American and the U.S. that they grew up with, as well as some others from around the world, and why superstition is prevalent in all cultures.

    Siblings and Cousins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 32:47

    Jenny and Joanna share their experiences growing up with their brothers and sisters, the important significance of cousins to Latinos, and the problematic sibling hierarchy in Latin culture.

    Miami's bizarre past & present

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 32:04

    Joanna and Jenny chat about Jenny's hometown of Miami, FL, the weird history that shaped its culture, how it's still trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up, and why it's the quintessential 'hyphenated' American city.

    Anti-"Anti-Vaxx" Talk with Dr. Stacy De-Lin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 32:53

    Joanna and Jenny are joined by board-certified physician Dr. Stacy De-Lin to talk about the current state of the pandemic, what people should know about the vaccine, and how to deal with anti-science sentiments. Dr. Stacy De-Lin, MD is a board-certified physician whose specialty and area of practice is gynecology and family planning. She worked through the height of the COVID pandemic in the spring of 2020 in New York City, and one of her roles as Associate Medical Director at her clinic during that time was to follow all of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 in order to keep staff and patients safe. Since then, she has continued to stay up-to-date on the evidence and works to combat online misinformation on both COVID and the vaccine through her Instagram account, @stacydelin_md

    Feminism, marriage and parenthood in Latin culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 33:09

    Joanna and Jenny discuss marriage and parenthood through the lens of feminism, and how women can be revered or dismissed in Latin culture.

    Orthodoxy, Paparazzi, Conspiracies & Porn Parodies with Eitan Levine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 38:19

    Joanna and Jenny chat with comedian and writer Eitan Levine, whose comedy grew out of his Jewish Orthodox upbringing and led him to the most bizarre jobs, from Kardashian conspiracy theorist to award-winning pornography writer.

    Exile, war planes, and stand up with Jose Sarduy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 42:09

    Jenny and Joanna are joined by comedian Jose Sarduy to discuss his fascinating journey from son of a Cuban political prisoner to Air Force pilot to stand up comedian.

    The crisis in Cuba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:00

    Joanna and Jenny discuss the situation in Cuba and the difficulties of living in the hyphen when your homeland is in turmoil.

    American vs. Latino TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 33:14

    Joanna and Jenny talk about Spanish-language television, the shows they grew up watching, which ones inspired their comedy, the differences between programs produced in Latin America versus the United States, and the current trend they see in English-language TV that is purportedly made for Latinos.

    Comedy in times of crisis with Akilah Hughes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 53:31

    Writer, comedian, and YouTuber Akilah Hughes joins Joanna as a special guest co-host. Joanna and Akilah discuss the serious illnesses they've both faced, how being sick impacted their sense of identity, and the ways in which comedy has helped them cope during difficult times.

    Food culture: Are we what we eat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 27:48

    Joanna and Jenny discuss food, their different approaches to diet, and how culture and identity are shaped by cuisine.

    How Jenny and Joanna feel about the term "Latinx"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 23:06

    Joanna and Jenny discuss the origins of the term "Latinx," why it's so polarizing in the Latino community, and how they feel about the word and the controversy that surrounds it.

    Spanish words that are secretly English words

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 27:39

    Joanna and Jenny discuss the phenomenon of English-to-Spanish words, their history, and what their prevalence says about Latino culture.

    Not fitting into boxes: A conversation with LP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 34:25

    Joanna and Jenny are joined by singer/songwriter LP for a wide-ranging discussion about her life and career, her unexpected success outside of the United States, and the power of being true to yourself.

    Traveling in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 30:43

    Joanna and Jenny take you on a whirlwind tour of the United States, from a family zoo in South Carolina to Dollywood.

    Looking back on school

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 25:36

    Joanna and Jenny compare their experiences in middle school and high school. Joanna discusses the differences between going to school in Venezuela versus the U.S. and Jenny talks about the peculiarities of the Christian schools she attended in Miami.

    Dog Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 30:55

    Joanna and Jenny discuss the differences between the way dogs are treated in the U.S. versus Latin America.

    Music and identity with Camilo Lara

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 33:10

    Joanna and Jenny are joined by Mexican Institute of Sound founder Camilo Lara. They discuss his latest album, Distrito Federal (D.F.), Camilo's take on why Latin music has become so popular in recent years, and the connection between music, culture, and identity.

    Joanna and Jenny's hyphenated weddings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 35:32

    Joanna and Jenny talk about their weddings and how they reflected who they are. They also discuss the differences between American and Latin weddings.

    The elusive Latino vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 32:11

    Joanna and Jenny talk about the misconception that Latinos vote as a monolith and how the diversity within the Latino community makes it so hard to campaign for the Latino vote.

    What curse words say about culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 34:36

    Joanna and Jenny discuss curse words, their origins, the differences and similarities they have across languages, and what they reflect about different cultures.

    What it's like to be Asian-Latino

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 29:30

    Joanna and Jenny are joined by Korean-Peruvian artist and educator Ren Fernández-Kim. They discuss the history of Asian Latinos, how Asian and Latino culture have influenced one another, and the evolution of Kim's hyphenated sense of identity.

    Identity policing on social media

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 39:36

    Joanna and Jenny talk about their love-hate relationship with social media. On the one hand, social media has given them a platform to share their content and reach millions of people who can relate to their unique perspectives. On the other, it has made them vulnerable to criticism and personal attacks, often from members of the Latino community who do not see themselves reflected in their content and who question their identity as Latinas...

    Why are Latinos so dramatic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 25:57

    Jenny is joined by special guest co-host Curly Velasquez. They discuss why Latinos tend to be very competitive, the influence of Spanish-language TV on the Latino community's penchant for drama, and the unexpected reaction Curly got hot from his family when he came out to them.

    How our grandparents shape who we are

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 34:41

    In this episode Jenny and Joanna talk about their grandparents, what they've learned from them, and how they've influenced their comedy, including Jenny's famous abuela character.

    Sarah Cooper on identity, comedy, and her multi-hyphenate career

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 29:58

    In this episode Jenny and Joanna speak with comedian, best-selling author, and viral Trump lip-syncing sensation Sarah Cooper.

    Health update from Joanna

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 25:43

    In this episode Joanna updates us about her health and her road to recovery after what started as a routine removal of a spot on her face last week became something much more complicated and scary. Joanna and Jenny discuss how health impacts identity and the importance of advocating for yourself with your doctors.

    Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 26:34

    In this episode Jenny and Joanna talk about their mental health, how attitudes towards mental health have evolved over time, and the stigma around discussing mental health in the Latino community.

    Why beauty standards are bull****

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 29:25

    In this episode Joanna and Jenny discuss how they've been affected by the beauty standards of their cultures, the sexist and racist aspects of Latino beauty standards, and why beauty standards are socially constructed bull****.

    Telenovelas: nostalgia, stereotypes, and evolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 25:27

    Joanna and Jenny reminisce about the telenovelas of their childhood, they discuss why they think telenovelas are popular around the world, and they point out the problematic ways in which telenovelas have typically portrayed race, class, and women.

    Dating, sex, and double standards

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 31:57

    In this episode Jenny and Joanna talk about dating, sex, double standards, and the things their grandmothers told them not to do if they wanted to get married.

    How Latinos Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 29:47

    Joanna and Jenny discuss children's birthday parties, extravagant quinceañera traditions, and different ways of saying hangover in Spanish.

    Spanglish

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 32:19

    Welcome to Hyphenated! In this first episode, Joanna and Jenny discuss the connection between language and identity, the variety of accents and regionalisms that exist in Spanish, and their thoughts on Spanglish.

    How religion shapes culture and identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 29:22

    In this episode Joanna and Jenny discuss the link between religion and identity, the influence of religion on Latino culture, Joanna's experience growing up Jewish in Venezuela, Jenny's Catholic upbringing in Miami, and brujería.

    Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 0:54

    Comedy stars Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo host an English-language podcast about living in the hyphen that connects American and Latin culture. As American Latinas, they have crafted their comedy around what it means to be bicultural. Every week, Joanna and Jenny have hilarious and thought-provoking conversations about the particularities of being hyphenated.

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