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3 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Introducing: Brown Enough with Christopher Rivas
Sad that Rubirosa is over? Well, guess what: Chris isn't going anywhere! Stay tuned for a new conversation every week about what it means to be BROWN ENOUGH.
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 10 | Nos Vemos
In this last episode of the series, I visit the Dominican Republic for the first time ever. A trip I think will be about finding closure with Rubi ends up becoming a family reunion I’ll never forget.
35 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 9 | The Last Sprint
The last years of Rubi’s life are as action-packed as the rest. But the mysterious circumstances of his death leave me with some uncomfortable questions.
34 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 8 | The Play
Rubi’s story inspires me. It’s also a warning to me. And when I finally share his story onstage, I find that it’s bigger than just Rubi and me.
38 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 7 | Please Don't Hate Me
Turns out, most of Rubi’s lovers were white women. Looking at my own life, I realized we had that in common. Things get pretty interesting when I start asking questions out loud.
36 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 6 | Big Tíguere Energy
A Tíguere — a tiger — is Dominican slang for a smooth-talking ladies' man who gets what he wants. A guy like Rubi. But what does a Tíguere leave in his wake?
37 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 5 | The Gap
Forget about the white guy in the tux with the British accent. Imagine it’s Jaime Bond, Javi Bond, Bondissimo. Why haven’t Latin Americans gotten to see ourselves up on the big screen?
41 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 4 | What's In My Blood
What does it mean to be Dominican? The good, the bad. I wanna know what’s in my blood. Today, I ask my pops about it. And then I get a lesson on the dark side of Dominican history.
38 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 3 | Just a Gigolo?
A lover. A race car driver. A polo player. An international jetsetter. One of Rubi’s best friends tells me all about the playboy’s lifestyle. Plus, I look a little deeper into whether the most famous playboy on the silver screen--James Bond--was based on our Rubi.
44 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 2 | Pretenders
Meet Rubi — a bold and bright young man, raised in Paris, who gets close with one of the most dangerous figures in Dominican history. He learned early the benefits of fitting in and playing pretend…and so did I.
33 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Rubirosa Episode 1 | Haunted
The real James Bond was Dominican. No, really! When I found out about Porfirio Rubirosa from a Vanity Fair article in college, I had no idea he would change my life forever.
3 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
Imagine instead of James Bond it was…Jaime Bond, Javi Bond, Bondissimo. Well, guess what, y’all? The white, British character at the center of Ian Fleming’s super-successful franchise was actually based on a Dominican man. This podcast is the true story of Porfirio Rubirosa’s life, told by me, Christopher Rivas.
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