“We wanted to do something historical, but also something that put a Puerto Rican audience first, that really didn’t try to explain the island to anyone.”

That’s how Alana Casanova-Burgess describes the new podcast La Brega, a limited-run series for WNYC. In a conversation with GEN’s Andrea González-Ramírez, Casanova-Burgess discusses the frustrations of having to constantly explain Puerto Rican issues for a non-boricua audience, and says her show is specifically geared toward Puerto Rican listeners.

“Even if you’re Puerto Rican, you’re going to learn something here!” Casanova-Burgess says. “Or maybe the way I should put that is, especially if you’re Puerto Rican, you’re going to learn something here.”

Senior Editor, GEN by Medium. Previously: Pacific Standard, Wired

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