In the media
Creating Community Through Podcasting
Smooth Podcast episode: “Creating Community through Podcasting with Julián Esteban Torres López.” Ever wonder how to produce a podcast from scratch? How to reach an audience that benefits your business? Do you want to build a podcast but don’t know where to start? Julián joins Smooth Podcast host Daniela as to answer those questions using The Nasiona as his example and case study, Julián shares with Daniela the resources, tools, and hacks to creating community via podcasting. This is the first of a 2-part special with Julián.
Creating A Space to be Vulnerable
Smooth Podcast episode: “Creating a Space to be Vulnerable with Julián Esteban Torres López.” This is the second of a 2-part special with Julián. During the conversation he addresses some of the biggest mistakes he’s made and biggest lessons he learned while creating The Nasiona, he identifies some of the biggest life-changing hacks he intentionally employs every day, he openly discusses mental health, and speaks to where he currently is with The Nasiona movement. Julián joins Smooth Podcast host Daniela to answer those questions using The Nasiona as his example and case study, Julián shares with Daniela the resources, tools, and hacks to creating a space to be vulnerable via podcasting.
On the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
A 2011 Al Jazeera On-Air interview where Julián discussed the likelihood of the end of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after the death of Colombian guerrilla leader Alfonso Cano and whether the FARC had completely divorced itself from its foundational ideology.
Transformation & The Social Constructs of Identity
Poems From My Heart Podcast episode: “Author Interview: Identity and Activism through Poetry.” Dedicated episode profile on Julián where he discussed his new poetry collection Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins, along with an exploration of the social constructs of identity and how to shape our world. Poems From My Heart Podcast with Angela Rideau explores taboos through spoken word.
History of Colonization & the Struggle of Transformation
2AM Burrito Podcast episode: “A History of Colonization & The Struggle of Transformation.” As conflicts continue to arise all over the world between colonizers and the oppressed, filmmaker Luis Martinez of the 2AM Burrito Podcast reached out to Julián to discuss colonization, transformation, some of the ongoing struggles of the Latine community, colorism in the film In the Heights, and Julián’s personal journey.
Find your available means of persuasion As a Writer
Lit Mag Love Podcast episode: “The Nasiona—Persuade with Julián Esteban Torres López.” Dedicated episode profile on Julián, where he discussed his nonfiction storytelling organization The Nasiona, and how with it he amplifies the voices and experiences of the marginalized. Lit Mag Love (rebranded as Write, Publish, and Shine) is a podcast hosted by Rachel Thompson for creative writers who want to publish and which answers the question: What do editors want?
POSTSCRIPT: I do want to point out that, as a writer, I write for myself first and foremost. And, as my friend Jenzo DuQue says, “when I send work out, I’m looking for an editor who sees the potential, who wants to manifest and amplify my vision.” Keep this in mind as you listen, because when I say that you are also writing for the stranger, it’s ultimately that stranger who wants to take you under their wing and amplify YOU, without forcing you into something Other that coddles racists, sexists, xenophobes, and other bigots, because they want your piece to be more marketable. In the discussion, I want you to be aware that your ideal editor has certain evaluative criteria, so how can you find your available means of persuasion to get onto that editor’s radar and have them elevate you? That’s the competition, and that’s what I try to dissect in this interview, from my perspective as the senior founding editor of The Nasiona.
Poems From My Heart Podcast INTERVIEWs JULIÁN
Episode 4: “Author Interview: Identity and Activism through Poetry.” Poet Angela Rideau interviews Julián on Poems From My Heart Podcast about his poetry collection, Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins. They discuss identity, language, heritage, lineage, and craft. Julián reads from his poetry collection, touches on the political situation of the Great Colombian Uprising of 2021, and performs a passionate spoken-word piece on his hometown of Medellín; episode published in May, 2021.