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Hyphenated with Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo
42 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
Bad Advice and Cliché Wisdom
Joanna and Hyphenated producer Kevin share what they believe to be some of the most annoying and pointless platitudes-passing-as-advice out there, including “Follow your dreams”, “There are no dumb questions” and "Don't go to bed angry", they discuss why some of those saying are so pointless or even harmful, and then try to figure out how to update and improve the advice to be more useful. (Plus Joanna twerks!)
53 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
What It’s Like To Be A Video Game Character with Carolina Ravassa
Jenny and Joanna welcome their friend Carolina Ravassa, a Colombian-American actor who voices the character Sombra in the video game OVERWATCH, as they discuss the process and experience of being a voice actor, how the interactivity of video games is different than the passive relationship with film and TV, and what it’s like to interact with fans of immensely popular characters you bring to life (PLUS Joanna finally comes out as a video game nerd!).
38 minutes | Nov 24, 2022
When A Social Media Network Dies
Joanna and Jenny discuss the recent turmoil at Twitter, share their memories of long past social networks (such as AOL, MySpace, Tumblr and Vine), talk about the ways they utilize and engage with current social media platforms (like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube), and examine how Millennials went from LiveJournal to LinkedIn.
28 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
What’s It Like To Be Extra-Hyphenated?
Jenny welcomes back her best friend Karla Guerra, who was born in Honduras to her Honduran mother, but raised by her Colombian step-father’s family in the United States, as they talk about her experience not feeling Colombian, Honduran or American enough, growing up with family members who felt the need to overly-explain why she looked different than them, what it’s like to interact with Hondurans when she wasn’t raised with their customs and food, and how being “extra-hyphenated” might actually be the basis of Latin American culture.
37 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Behind the Hyphenated: Bloopers and Outtakes
Hyphenated producer Kevin shares a series of deleted conversations and funny moments that were cut out from the (almost) 100 prior episodes, including when Johanna and Jenny talk about why they’re glad they were average looking when they were kids, reveal the times they feel they might've been bullies to others, Joanna schools Kevin on the difference between an elevator and an escalator, and Jenny has to stop recording because she found out her fans think she had a secret baby.
44 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Is Kanye West Antisemitic?
Joanna welcomes back comedian and writer Eitan Levine, to discuss the growing concern of antisemitism in the mainstream sphere, including recent inflammatory statements from Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), share their experiences with the harassment they receive when being openly Jewish on the internet, and dispel myths about Judaism.
50 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Going Viral with The Gregory Brothers
Joanna welcomes Evan and Andrew Gregory, part of THE GREGORY BROTHERS musical group that create the “songify” hits you all know (“Double Rainbow”, “Bed Intruder”, “It’s Corn”), as they discuss being YouTube pioneers, how they ended up becoming the internet’s premier remix masters, and the mystery and math behind going viral on the online.
42 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
How Horror Movies and Comedies Are Similar
Joanna and Jenny talk all things horror movies, as they discuss the ways different cultures tell scary stories, how the horror genre has changed and evolved to reflect the times over the decades, and why comedians, like Jordan Peele, are so good at creating scary experiences.
37 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
When is a Haunted House not just a Haunted House?
Jenny and Joanna discuss their experiences with all kinds of haunted houses, then Hyphenated producer Kevin talks with Jon Braver, creator of DELUSION, the first ever interactive horror theater company, about the emerging interactive theater industry and the process of creating immersive experiences.
37 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
Why Do Some Guys Try Infidelity?
Joanna and Jenny try talking about the current trend in the news of celebrities cheating on their spouses, how tying your personal life into your social media and digital content brand can backfire when you have a perceived moral failing, and what exactly is a “Wife Guy” and why it might be a red flag.
32 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
The Legend of Walter Mercado with “Mucho Mucho Amor” director Kareem Tabsch
Jenny welcomes documentary filmmaker Kareem Tabsch, co-director of the Netflix documentary “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” as they discuss how he ended up making a film about the famously flamboyant TV astrologer, plus he shares some behind-the-scenes stories about working with Walter, and gives us a peak at the future Latino-centric docuseries coming from him.
35 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Why Were Migrants Sent to Martha’s Vineyard?
Joanna and Jenny discuss the recent situation where a group of Venezuelan migrants seeking asylum where sent from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard by the governor of Florida, how they feel the whole stunt backfired on the intended purpose, and why it’s disheartening to them when Venezuelan and Cuban immigrants already living in the U.S. look down on current migrants fleeing those same countries.
38 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Being a Latina in the Video Game Industry
Jenny welcomes her best friend Karla Guerra, who is a Marketing and Publishing Producer for Hi-Rez Studios, as they talk about her journey working her way up in the video game industry without a college degree, and the undertaking to help create video games that feature diverse and inclusive characters (as well as the origins of the very particular best friends nickname Jenny and Karla have for each other).
40 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
Confusing Latin American Sayings and What They Mean
Jenny and Joanna share various idioms and expressions from their home countries and try to explain their history and meaning, including “Un arroz con mango” and “Cachicamo diciéndole al morrocoy conchudo”, as well as other strange sayings from around the world. (With a cameo from Jenny’s dog Delilah, who’s antics coin a brand new 'modismo'.)
36 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Crazy Weird Facts That Shocked Us
Joanna and Hyphenated producer Kevin exchange their favorite fun facts with each other, including who were the ‘Blue People of Kentucky’, the unexpected history of ketchup, how “gabagool” is not a real word, and why a samurai could’ve faxed Abraham Lincoln (and a super cool factoid about the Panama Canal that just did not impress Joanna at all).
37 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
From Telenovela Villain to International Pop Star with Ximena Sariñana
Joanna welcomes Ximena Sariñana, who started her career playing the child villain on the telenovela LUZ CLARITA and is now a Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter, as they talk about the constantly changing music industry, what it was like being considered a “Diva” while growing up as a child performer, and finding a balance as an artist and creator.
39 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
‘Back To School’ in the U.S. vs. Latin America
Joanna and Jenny chat about “Back to School” time, how the thought of it still gives Jenny anxiety today, why it didn’t have the same effect on Joanna when she went to school in Venezuela, and what ways we still look for similar opportunities for reinvention as adults.
42 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Why Do Latino Shows Keep Getting Cancelled?
Jenny and Joanna discuss the current state of the entertainment industry, how corporate mergers end up cancelling Latino led shows like GORDITA CHRONICLES and movies like BATGIRL, why the age of the streaming services has ultimately closed more doors than it’s opened, and when algorithms control how authentic what you watch can be.
40 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
How Financial Mindfulness Benefits Everyone
Joanna welcomes CEO and entrepreneur Andrea Petersen, as they discuss the benefits of being financially literate, how investing your money doesn’t have to be so daunting, and what SCHOOL OF WHALES, the real estate crowdfunding platform Andrea co-founded, is doing to help people achieve financial mindfulness.
31 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
UPDATE on Joanna & Jenny’s Busy Careers (Comic-Con Edition!)
Hyphenated producer Kevin interviews Joanna and Jenny (separately) about why both of them were too busy to host the podcast this week. Turns out they each had a very packed and eventful week working at San Diego Comic-Con, Jenny moderating a panel for an upcoming Disney show in front of 4000 people, and Joanna on a panel for another upcoming Disney show that she is the head writer for (and that both she and Jenny voice characters on).
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