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056 – Cinco de Mayo

056 – Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is upon us yet again. Do you have plans with your friends to celebrate at your favorite Mexican restaurant with mountains of tacos? Or possibly at home with lots of margaritas and maybe a sombrero or two?

Jim and May give us the run-down on the history behind Cinco de Mayo. If you think it’s all about Mexican Independence Day, you’d be wrong, so check out the episode to find out more!

055 – Mi Camino Hacia la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 1 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 1

055 – Mi Camino Hacia la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 1 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 1

This week Jim and May take on a topic that isn’t discussed enough – the long, stressful road to American citizenship!

Join them as they reveal the beginning half of their journey, from May, getting tourist visas and eventually her green card in 2013, to just a few weeks ago when they finally sent in the paperwork to apply for full citizenship.

054 – Nuestra Relación Intercultural | Our Intercultural Relationship

054 – Nuestra Relación Intercultural | Our Intercultural Relationship

At last, it’s been 10 years since Jim and May met in Mexico for the first time. They reminisce on how far they’ve come and also offer advice to couples on a similar path.

Learn about how they met online, their marriage story, and getting “lost in translation” when meeting each other’s families in the beginning.

051 – La Vida y Muerte de Selena | The Life and Death of Selena

051 – La Vida y Muerte de Selena | The Life and Death of Selena

This week we discuss the life and success of Selena Quintanilla, the Mexican-American singer and probably one of the biggest Latina stars ever!She met a tragic fate in 1995 at the age of 23, but she managed to garner an incredible amount of fame before that. Her path is an interesting one partly because growing up in Texas, being Mexican-American made her occupy a unique space. Learn all about her journey and also the facts of how someone close to her ultimately ended her life.

049 – Mexicanas Chingonas | Badass Mexican Women

049 – Mexicanas Chingonas | Badass Mexican Women

As March is Women’s History Month, it’s only right that we highlight some pretty badass women’s achievements, both in the past and in the current moment.

Most of us know about Frida Kahlo, Salma Hayek, and maybe even Kate del Castillo, but Jim and May share their list of 5 Mexican women that you need to know.

048 – Español Boricua con Speaking Latino | Puerto Rican Spanish with Speaking Latino

048 – Español Boricua con Speaking Latino | Puerto Rican Spanish with Speaking Latino

Tune in this week as Jared and Diana from Speaking Latino join Jim and May to chat about their Spanish learning resources for Spanish students and teachers alike.

They have published 12 books, each one focusing on a different dialect of Spanish. One of their biggest hits is a work called, “Speaking Boricua,” which is all about Puerto Rican Spanish.

047 – Viajando Durante la Pandemia | Traveling During the Pandemic

047 – Viajando Durante la Pandemia | Traveling During the Pandemic

The world has pretty much been shut down for serious traveling for almost a year due to COVID-19, but at last, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel!

Jim and May catch everyone up with their personal experiences traveling during the pandemic and compare what they have witnessed in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US.