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The geopolitics of Taylor Swift, María Pagés and the death of Ana Mendieta among the recommended podcasts of February | Television

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This February we compile solid proposals with something more in common than the format. These four podcasts They focus on the world of culture and have their own female name.

“I live dancing”

Five inspiring artists from the world of dance in five-minute conversations. Poliana Lima, Olga Pericet, Rocío Molina, Luz Arcas and María Pagés tell journalist Olga Baeza their fears, their desires and their joys. Furthermore, as advice for the new generations, they explain how they see life and specifically this artistic discipline, its transformative power and how it transcends society. Brazilian Poliana Lima, for example, refuses to consider dance as a discipline, because she understands that it is a lifestyle. I live dancing is a Podium Podcast project that has already released its first episode. It was created with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Spanish National Radio and the European Parliament.


This summer we told how the launch of RTVE Play Podcast was committed to recovering the public body’s hidden sonic gems and launching new projects in this format. The idea is starting to bear fruit and this Monday, February 13th, it arrives in its catalogue Geopolis.

In the first episode of the season we will analyze the Taylor Swift phenomenon, whose influence in the world of pop not only moves millions of dollars but also extends to the political sphere. Taking the American singer as an example, they will explain to the listener what soft power consists of, the ability of a state to persuade without the need to resort to military force or economic coercion.

In the 12 chapters of Geopolisin which experts of The world order —authors of podcasts Pop geopolitics—, means of international analysis in Spanish, football, the saga Star Wars, Silicon Valley and Michelin stars. In the future the project will move into the audiovisual field, with a television program hosted by Silvia Intxaurrondo.

This space adds to a good number of audiobooks that will be incorporated into the RTVE sound catalog. To encourage reading, they launched works performed by actors and specialists from the RNE. One of these is the creation of the writer and activist Rosario de Acuña, who in 1909 wrote The doll’s house, a selection of short stories that explore the social, sentimental and political issues of the time. Actress and History graduate Alba Escudero gives voice to this audiobook.

Let’s talk about art

Mexican Roberta Villarreal trained in industrial design. During your university years you launched an art criticism blog which evolved into an Instagram account (which has 217,000 followers) and then into online courses via YouTube (with another 51,000 subscribers). Since 2019 it has also switched to the audio format. Let’s talk about art Try to be more entertaining than critical, more didactic than elevated. Now talk about Munch’s work, as well as women in surrealism or the creative process of the pop band Morat. In the most recent episode, Villarreal talks about his project with Spanish artist María Gimeno performance titled Dear old ladies.

What are you reading

From Friday 16 February, the Port of Bern González presents the podcasts of EL PAÍS books, expanding what was its video section. In this audio version he interviews an author (perhaps an established one or perhaps a new talent) who has just published a new work. The conversation focuses on the theme of the work rather than the work itself, although some fragments of his new book can also be heard. In What are you reading, the writer himself recommends the titles to listeners. Guillermo Altares and Jordi Amat also recommend the texts: those selected by Babelia. The former director of the newspaper’s cultural supplement, Javier Rodríguez Marcos, offers an alternative and expanded reading of the book of the week.

‘What are you reading?’, with Sara Mesa.

In English. “The Death of an Artist: Ana Mendieta”

In conjunction with the exhibition at Musac de León dedicated to Ana Mendieta, we recover this podcasts which raises the question of whether the famous sculptor Carl Andre was involved in the death of his wife, the Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, in 1985. All this time murder charges have been made around what was one of the most famous couples . women in the art world, two opposite poles that irremediably attracted each other. In this podcaststitled Death of an artist (Death of an Artist), the relationship between André, famous, rich, white and influential, and Mendieta, a Cuban refugee with a cutting-edge conception of art, is reconstructed. Just a few months after their wedding, Andre called the police saying that he had been arguing with his wife and that she “went out the window” of their 34th-floor apartment in New York. Host Helen Molesworth looks back at Mendieta’s death and the subsequent trial against André.

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