Feisty Latina journalist Cathy Areu guides you through the magical, yet terrifying, terrain of our progressive new world. Don’t be left out, do call in, and don’t kill the messenger.
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Oct 8 2019
S4E10: Catching Up with Actor, Comedian, Voice Over Guru Carlos Alarazqui (a.ka. one of Reno’s 911’s finest/worst). ... and how you can follow in his footsteps!
Catching up with the great Carlos Alarazqui is too much fun. And inspirational! He’s the kind of person who makes you feel lucky just to be around him. To talk to him. To learn from him. And, luckily for this journalist, and a special co-host, podcaster Cristina, Carlos took a break for us. All of us. The actor and comedian, known by millions as Deputy James Oswaldo Garcia, on the hit comedy Reno 911, since 2003, is not only an award-winning star on the small screen but is actually one of the most popular voice actors in the country. He is the voice of the Taco Bell Chihuahua, everyone’s favorite Brazilian pilot in Disney’s hit Inside Out, as well as the title character, Rocko, in the popular animated series Rocko’s Modern Life. The best part: he gives us all advice and hope that becoming the best voice actor in the country is attainable. For all of us with big dreams and big passion. Whatta great interview! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 18 2021
S4E9: "Back to School": Time to be Inspired. Meet Patricia Trejo: From a quiet school girl to "President"
It’s "back-to-school" time! Time to get us in a learning mood. Time to be inspired to rule the world with new knowledge ... and inspirational stories from our nation's classrooms. In this episode, Latina journalist Cathy Areu introduces you to a great personal story of triumph just for you! Meet Patricia Trejo. She’s beyond a rags-to-riches story. She’s someone who valued an education so much that her passion to learn led her to a career in academia, and the title of "president" on her business cards. But this podcast host cannot do Patricia's story justice alone. Listen to an interview where a little Latina girl made it from working on the fields -- from state to state -- to the President of one of the most important organizations in our country: the FLorida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (Florida's ALAS). If President Patricia doesn’t show how important an education and drive is, then that’s it. This podcast host will never do another "back to school" inspirational episode again. But that won't happen because this story is what "back-to-school" is all about. Back to learning and dreaming big Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 13 2021
S4E8: Kirk Acevedo Shows Us What Passion, Dedication, & Self-Esteem Looks Like ... (exactly when most of us need to hear it)
To say the actor who goes by “Kid Vicious” on Twitter, Kirk M. Acevedo, is passionate would be an understatement. Luckily for us, the Puerto Rican actor primarily known for starring in every series and movie you know and love — like Arrow, Oz, Fringe, Law and Order, the Walking Dead, 12 Monkeys, Band is Brothers, the Dawn of Planet of the Apes (to name a few) — opens up about the harsh reality and many hurdles in the acting industry these days, thanks to a pandemic no one really planned for. Sure, being a Latino in the business has never been easy, but wait until you hear how this rebellious kid from the Bronx (he was kicked out of Kindergarten!) made it to the big and small screen against incredible odds. His “pep talk” (he’s a self proclaimed “realist”) is guaranteed to make you feel, and know, anything is possible. (*And a special “thank you” goes out to Writer Tara Dublin for making this interview with one of the best Tweeters on Twitter, and one of the most passionate people on the planet, possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 29 2021
S4E7: Well-known podcast and radio personality (& producer) Brent Hatley finally opens up about a verboten topic ... medical Botox & migraines!
Liberal Sherpa podcast host Cathy Areu has been wanting to bond with Brent Hatley ever since he said “excruciating headaches” during a segment of the Howard Stern Show about a year or so ago. Brent, a senior producer on the hit show, was never able to elaborate ... or maybe he didn’t want to? But, for so long, Cathy has been wanting to know if Brent is OK! And, do they have something in common: chronic migraines? On this podcast, find out what life was like, and is like, for the star of “The Brent Hatley Show” ... & how he, thankfully, gets by with a little help from his friends (and wife)! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 9 2021
S4E6: Actor/Comedian/Legend Michael Rapaport Gets Political
We know him from so many movies, his unapologetically honest podcast IAmRapaport, his character on Netflix’s hit series Atypical, or as a long-time valuable/irreplaceable member of the Howard Stern show family. But, to this journalist, and many political junkies, Rapoport reached new heights during the last year of the Trump Administration. He became a trusted news source. A voice of reason. A tell-it-like-it-is political commentator! Lucky for us, Rapaport pulls the curtain back a little to let us into his world of political mayhem ... if only for a moment. We soon discover that he is no ordinary, very opinionated guy. And that turns out to be a good thing! A really good thing ... for our nation’s politics & beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 25 2021
S4E5 - Jeff the Drunk shares his journey to, and on, the Howard Stern Show
After speaking with Mariann from Brooklyn (The Mother of the Howard Stern Wack Pack), on last week’s Liberal Sherpa episode, it was only fitting that Jeff the Drunk would be interviewed this week. How does one become a member of the most famous (and only) wack pack on radio history? What is the drunk Howard Stern regular like? Drunk? Sober? Angry? Kind? Yes! If you’re a Stern Show fan, you know Jeff the Drunk and the wack pack. If you’re not familiar, then you may confuse him for the next Harry Styles ... when it comes to fishing. You’ll be pleasantly surprised (actually surprised) by this singing, drinking, smoking, and caring radio star. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 18 2021
S4E4 - Meet Mariann from Brooklyn, the sweetest toughest cookie from the Howard Stern Show
Mariann From Brooklyn is known by millions as Howard Stern’s biggest fan, singing “All I Need is Howard in my Life” all the time! And she means it. If you’re a Stern Show fan, you know Mariann as the sweet, yet tough mom, who can battle it out with a Stern staffer one day and lovingly take care of a “whack packer” the next. If you’re not familiar with the woman behind the most famous “unique” voice on radio, then you’re in for a treat! And there’s a bonus: Mariann provides all of the lyrics to the song which made her a star ... and just may bring a certain Latino crooner back to the show! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 11 2021
S4E3 - Comedian Corey “The Buttercream Dream” Forrester opens way up about “white privilege,” Southern accents, living in Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Ga. district, and his famous online rants. (Note: contains bad words)
Corey “The Buttercream Dream” Forrester is a comedian hailing from Chickamauga, GA — more specifically, this means Corey is a liberal stand-up comic, an internet sensation, and a frustrated constituent living in Majorie Taylor Greene’s 14th congressional district in Georgia. This is the perfect storm to achieve overnight success (after a decade of being a comedian) for the co-author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark. So, what does a funny Southerner known as “The Buttercream Dream” do to keep sane in one of the most controversial politician’s districts? Hint: he spends lots of time in the woods ... and ranting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 1 2021
S4E2 - From MAGA to a “Liberal Democrat,” Political Commentator David Weissman explains his honest, yet controversial, journey within our country’s political landscape.
How does a former Tea Party member — very vocal Trump supporter and a self-proclaimed “MAGA” activist — switch to become a devoted Biden/Harris supporter and proud “Liberal Democrat”? I found this enigma, David Weissman, on Twitter and wanted to know more. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. Many fellow Twitter followers have questions. One of those questions is: would the MAGA David have taken part in the Capitol Riots? His answers are raw, scary, and unfiltered. ... Listen, share with a friend, and enjoy one man’s political journey involving Comedian Sarah Silverman, the Constitution, and Hillary Clinton. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 17 2021
1 hr 40 mins
S4E1 - How to: Write a Book in 2021, with guest NYTimes Best-Selling Author Caridad Pineiro
It’s January: New Year’s Resolution time. As your Liberal Sherpa, I’d like to motivate you to get started on that new book you’ve been wanting to write, and publish, but didn’t know how! Thanks to my long-time friend, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Caridad Pineiro, you’ll know everything you’ve ever needed or wanted to know about the world of books, agents, and publishing “houses.” She’s my favorite source on this because she’s done it all: from self publishing to finding the perfect agent for her romance novels. From vampires to novellas, Caridad has written over 50 books. If you’re committed (it’s still January, so I’m guessing you still are!), then grab something to write on and take notes. This podcast is very specific for the writer in you who wants to get published. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 4 2021
1 hr 36 mins
S3E8 - What’s Trump’s Legal Team Allowed to do? We ask. Our Source answers.
Most journalists follow the AP Style Manual to write and edit. Teachers follow their state curriculums to plan and teach lessons. But what set of rules and ethics are Trump’s lawyers following? After questionable tweets and “interesting” key witnesses at hearings, the host of Liberal Sherpa’s podcast had to ask a former prosecutor: can they do that? ... grab a coffee, tea, or beverage of your choice because his answer is pretty long (and surprising). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 4 2020
1 hr 40 mins
S3E7 - Cover Model Lisa Guerrero catches bad guys for a living. But, right now, there’s just one thing on her mind ... the election!
In this episode in our special 2020 Election podcast series, your Liberal Sherpa catches up with TV journalist, Mosaic Artist, and CATALINA Cover Model Lisa Guerrero to discuss what’s on all of our minds: the 2020 U.S. Election! From catching bad guys on Inside Edition to being the first female sideline reporter on Monday Night Football, Lisa has a lot to say, ... and she’s not afraid to say it! (All while being super gracious and positive!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 2 2020
S3E6 - Salsa, Miami, Bella Chrissie Fit, & Cubanos con Biden!
She’s so busy, but actress and singer Chrissie Fit is taking time to tell us why she is a “Cubana con Biden” who cares about the 2020 Presidential Election. This is our third (I think) in our special series Election 2020 Liberal Sherpa podcast episodes about VIPs and their election picks. And, for this episode, we’re able to combine salsa, fun, and passion with Actress and Singer Chrissie Fit — from Pitch Perfect 2 and 3 and Disney's Teen Beach. She tells me why she’s decided to break the “Cubans are always Republican” stereotype and become a “Cubana con Biden.” Yeah, we get political, but, with a talented Bella, we also enjoy music, Miami-isms, and Celia Cruz! ¡Azúcar! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 30 2020
S3E5 - Cubans for Biden? ... How? Why? What?! You have Qs, Miami Cuban Amore Rodriguez has As. She’s one of the organizers for the grassroots “Cubanos con Biden” group, who answers your Qs, explains “socialism vs. communism,” & more.
In this election2020 special edition of the Liberal Sherpa podcast, your friendly Latina host Cathy Areu finds out why the historically Republican voting block of U.S. Cubans are embracing “Bydon” for president ... Amore Rodriguez (a diversity and inclusion guru by day) stops everything to introduce you the new grassroots group “Cubanos con Biden,” which she helped organize (along with other young Cubans in Miami). It’s still not easy being a Cuban liberal (Amore is currently the only one in her family), but you’ll be surprised to hear why many Cubans have joined the group (thousands nationwide) and chosen to vote blue. ... Brace yourself: the word “dictator” does come up once or twice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 1 2020
1 hr 28 mins
S3E4 - Which Presidential candidate really cares more about women’s rights? Human rights & TV Commentator Kelly Hyman says she knows. (She has a lot more to say on this topic too, BTW!)
On this latest episode of The Liberal Sherpa podcast, host (and Latina journalist) Cathy Areu talks real-talk with Kelly Hyman, a daughter of a single mom who is not afraid to give you and me a reason to vote this November. If you were wondering what’s at stake for women and children this November, Kelly (a long-time women’s advocate and lawyer) lays it all out. From the loss of RGB to our current wage gap, Kelly tells it like it is. So, if you were planning on sitting this election out, you may want to think twice. Too much is on the line! For all of us! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 25 2020
S3E3 - Dan McNeil Doesn’t Think Before He Tweets, & Pays the Price!
In this episode, things changed quickly. We were supposed to figure out why the heck Chicago radio host wrote a “crude” tweet that went viral. On [the] Twitter, “Fashion guru” (cough cough) Dan McNeil criticized ESPN’s Monday Night journalist, Maria Taylor’s outfit, not her analysis of the first game of the season. I, your Liberal Sherpa podcast host, chased down expert Adrienne Lawrence — former ESPN anchor and legal analyst, and the author of Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment — for an explanation. Then, something happened which made our expert say “wow!” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16 2020
S3E2 - Governor Patrick Remembers MLK, Jr.And he thinks you should too ... but why?
Governor Deval Patrick, (President Obama’s close friend) and Massachusetts Governor during the horrible Boston Marathon bombing, opens up about learning how to be an activist from Martin Luther King, Jr. himself. And your podcast host brings up lessons she learned from the woman who stood by MLK Jr., Dorothy Height. Dorothy taught The Sherpa, Cathy, to never give up. But she might. Luckily, Governor Patrick started the Together Fund to make sure yesterday’s lessons are not lost today ... no matter how crazy things seem. The fight is worth a few scratches! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 7 2020
S3E1 Another shooting? Who’s to blame? A liberal journalist asks the founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC. ... and the news is no bueno!
In a new season of the Liberal Sherpa podcast, your favorite liberal (that would be me) is asking my Fox News friends & other newsmakers: What’s going on?! Our Season 3 debut podcast is about this Tweet today. Oh boy! It read: "He was working as a security guard at an auto body shop. Police pulled their guns on him and he ran because he was rightfully terrified. ... He was 18. ... Andres Guardado." I asked the founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC Joseph Imperatrice what happened? How can shootings of the innocent continue like this happen in the U.S.? Turns out, Imperatrice tells us, after George Floyd’s murder, more minorities are dying by gun fire these days than before Floyd’s death. We deserve an explanation! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 25 2020
S2E12: Should protestors care about George Floyd? Does a woman have to obey her husband, have babies, & serve her family? Guest Jesse Peterson shares his unique thoughts on these topics & more.
What does “far right” Political Radio and TV Host, Jesse Lee Peterson, Show" think about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter? Quick answer: a lot! And He’s not afraid to give you a piece of his mind. Lucky for us, he shared his views from growing up in the (not-so-bad) era of Jim Crow laws — to the inability for women to vote (much less, hold political office). Does he want a woman to obey her husband, have babies, cook, clean, and have dinner ready for her husband and family? Yes! This may be the most controversial Liberal Sherpa podcast ever. And, as Jesse Peterson would say, “It’s amazing!” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 11 2020
S2E11: From Protests to Riots, U.S. Cities Are War Zones ... & We Ask NYPD’s Finest: Why?
American cities are burning, hearts are breaking, and the world is watching. So many of us are asking: what’s happening? The nation is seeing protests reminiscent of the ‘60s Civil Rights movement, but with more rage and fury. So, Cathy invites her new co-host, Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie, for a heartfelt conversation with NYPD officer, and Blue Lives Matter NYC Founder, Joseph Imperatrice. It’s real talk about protestors vs. rioters, journalists in harm’s way, leaders dividing or uniting, and long-term consequences for our country after the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. ... hear from two “soldiers” who have seen war, up close and personal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 1 2020
1 hr 15 mins