After an extended break after the holidays, “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast” is back with the first new episode of 2019.
In this week’s episode, Austin360 music writer Deborah Sengupta Stith interviews the January artist of the month Lesly Reynaga, a former University of Texas mariachi soloist who grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. Last year, Reynaga recorded her EP, “Dual Passport,” while racing to complete her citizenship test in time to vote in the 2018 midterm election, and in the interview, she explains why immigration has emerged as a dominant theme in her in the vibrant Spanglish pop songs. (You can watch her perform songs from her new EP in our Artists of the Month video series.)
Why read a magazine when you can experience it? That’s the idea behind Pop-Up Magazine, a theatrical journalism show that is coming to Austin on Feb. 13 at Hogg Auditorium and will feature Will Butler of Arcade Fire, Stephanie Foo from This American Life and Audrey McGlinchy, a reporter at KUT that covers Austin’s City Hall. “I Love You So Much” co-host Alyssa Vidales chatted with producer and Austin native Haley Howle about what it’s like bringing a magazine to life through this on-stage storytelling experience.
In our recommendations segment, which we call “A Toast,” features editor Sharon Chapman talked about why she’s in love with her latest binge-worthy Netflix show, “Derry Girls,” a comedy set in Northern Ireland in the 1990s that features a circle of high school friends navigating high school and geopolitical conflict. Austin360 editor Eric Webb recently saw “Cold War” at the Austin Film Society Cinema and loved the moody love story set in Poland, Paris and the Soviet Union during the turbulent years following World War II. “I Love You So Much” co-host Addie Broyles recently caught up on “Dirty John,” the 2017 podcast from the L.A. Times and Wondry about a serial abuser and sociopath who finally took one long con too far.
You can catch up on past episodes of “I Love You So Much” wherever you listen to podcasts or at austin360.com/loveaustin360.