Brujaja (broo-ha-ha) is a podcast where comedians Anna Valenzuela, Vanessa Gritton and Cindy Aravena meet to talk about their takes on growing up, Latin issues, love, snacks, stereotypes, family and the humor in between…and of course anything for Selena.
July 9, 2018
The Brujas meet with LA Meekly host Greg Gonzales to talk about the rising cost of living in his neighborhood, coded racism, and integrating into a community versus pushing them out. Listen now!
Latinx Marks the Spot?
July 2, 2018
Latino? Latinx? Hispanic? What are the differences and what is preferred? The Brujas talk about the weight of words, what certain definitions mean to them and finally explain the difference in hispanic and latino. Listen now!
Hot Cheetos, Slime and Other Innovations
June 25, 2018
Hot Cheetos, Birth Control and Color TV. What do all of these things have in common? Latino inventors! The Brujas talk innovation and how they shake out creativity when they’re stuck. Listen now!
June 18, 2018
In a special crossover episode the Brujas meet with the Facial Recognition Crew (Pallavi Gunalan, Fizza Dosani, Zahra Ali) to talk about Indian weddings, dodging invasive questions, and dating. Listen now!
Live! The Sabado Gigante Episode!
June 11, 2018
It’s a very special live episode! They talk about Latin TV juggernaut Sabado Gigante while bringing the best parts of the show to the stage. There’s trumpets, a karaoke contest and more!
We Need To Talk About Puerto Rico
June 4, 2018
The Brujas talk about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the people that aren’t counted by the census, how we tend to forget that Puerto Ricans are US citizens and more.
Pranks and Slapstick
May 28, 2018
Cindy shares a story about a practical joke that involved a game warden, Anna’s knowledge of the Great Wall of China is shattered and Vanessa talks about her siblings playing a cruel childhood mind game. Listen now!
May 21, 2018
In an episode about work ethic the Brujas talk day jobs, the oddly large numbers of latinos in the forestry industry, motivation and choosing a creative career despite horrifying your entire family. Listen now!
Boundries, Saying No and Ketchup Chips
May 14, 2018
The girls talk setting boundaries, being authentically annoyed and the delicious joy in saying “no” more. Listen now!
What Is an Afro-Latina?
May 7, 2018
The girls brunch with comedian Danielle Perez to define afro latina. Vanessa recovers from a weird night, Anna and Cindy show some listeners love, and Danielle tells us about grandma shade. Listen now!
Candy Candy Candy
April 30, 2018
Ice cream truck candy is a staple in Latino neighborhoods. Vanessa and Cindy walk Anna through a taste test of popular treats, the history of the flaming hot Cheeto, the appeal of salty fruit, and terrifying clown shaped confections. Listen now!
April 23, 2018
Summer is coming and with that comes memories of bringing every extended member of their families to theme parks and all the extras that come with planning for large groups. Listen now!
Anything For Selenas
April 16, 2018
On what would have been her 47th birthday the Brujas conjure up memories of Selena Quintanilla. They imagine the great and not so great potential collaborations in music that could have happened. Listen now!
Lucha School with Sarah Rodriguez
April 9, 2018
Special guest Sarah Rodriguez comes on to talk lucha training with the brujas. She talks training, creating a persona and pushing through the flu when you’re getting ready to rumble. Listen now!
April 2, 2018
The Brujas share their favorite Latin or loved-by-Latinos tracks (we’re looking at you Morrissey), dads and Steely Dan, forced karaoke, and hilariously hateful lyrics hidden by pleasant tunes. Listen now!
March 26, 2018
The Brujas talk natural and home remedies and also implore you to not replace an actual doctor with any of these tips. Grab a bowl of something warm and saddle up. Listen now!
March 19, 2018
The Brujas talk slang, English, Spanish and the in-between. They talk about how it varies from region to region, if it’s soda or pop, adding intensity with your hands, and why we use slang in the first place. Listen now!
March 12, 2018
The Brujas chat about adopting holidays from your home countries, playing with terrifying black market fireworks, burning trash in the streets plus Anna and Vanessa try to pressure Cindy into watching Pacific Rim 2. Listen now!
March 5, 2018
The Brujas sit down to talk Machismo. It comes in many forms but most know it by Toxic Masculinity. They talk about the pros and cons of the macho archetype, setting men free to fearlessly enjoy emotional intimacy, being the little spoon and more!
February 26, 2018
In the silliest episode yet the brujas meet with guest Carlos Delgado. They talk about Primer Impacto which is basically if the National Enquirer was given a CNN budget. They talk about the effect of hearing about demonic possession, the weather and local news from the same source. Listen now!
Latinos and Anime
February 19, 2018
The Brujas meet with Dani Fernandez to talk Anime, Dragonball Z’s popularity in Mexico, spanish dubs, what we watched without supervision and gatekeeping. Listen now!
February 12, 2018
The Brujas talk about interracial dating, how to impress your partners, the importance of learning to argue, and the girls get a little call from their boyfriends. Listen now!
To Coco, With Love
February 5, 2018
The girls try their damndest not to spoil Coco for you while they talk about soft grandmas, mariachi music, Día De Los Muertos, closure after losing a loved one and the excitement of sharing your heritage with other folks. Listen now!
Habit Building and Health
January 29, 2018
The Brujas conjure up some helpful ideas for building new good habits in the new year, getting healthy, nutritional issues lost in translation with most latin immigrants, eating healthy to fuck, and more!
January 22, 2018
The Brujaja girls meet up to talk about superstitions, lies their mother’s told them to go to sleep, Vanessa’s lifelong fear of moths, Anna’s good luck charms and Cindy terrifying her mother by opening umbrellas in her house. Listen now!
Latinas On TV
January 15, 2018
Vanessa, Anna and Cindy gather together to talk about they first time they saw other Latinas on TV. They talk representation, Battlestar Galactica and get a little life advice from Vanessa’s mom. Listen now!
January 15, 2018
The Brujaja girls get together to record the pilot and discuss the feeling of “Ni de aqui, Ni de alla” (I’m not from here, or there) that many Latinas use to describe when they feel not Latina enough for the homeland and not American enough for the Americans. They discuss Selena, weird family quirks, help Anna learn some Spanish and condiments. Listen now!