Highly Relevant with Jack Rico
By Hosted by Jack Rico
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Join Jack Rico, ShowBizCafe’s founder and editor-in-chief, as well as frequent pop culture contributor for TODAY, Telemundo, NY1 and NBCNews.com, for a podcast about the most highly relevant topics of the week. Through insightful interviews and conversations with the people who shape our views, we answer the questions on your mind and get closer to the truth. From pop culture to politics and the media at large, ‘Highly Relevant with Jack Rico’ is a smart, informative weekly show that will engage and enlighten you.
||CleanEpisode 20 - An Interview with Director Gore Verbinski (A Cure For Wellness)||Welcome to episode 20. Filmmaker Gore Verbinski won an Academy Award for the cerebral and highbrow animated film RANGO and has enjoyed tremendous success as the director of the Hollywood blockbuster franchise PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, but it’s his...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Ice Cube on Hit Movies, Jesse y Joy on Bilingual Music, Carrie Keagan on Cursing with Celebrities||Welcome to episode 19! Our friend Carrie Keagan (26:00), host of Bravo After Hours, stops by the podcast to promote her new book "Everybody Curses I Swear," Ice Cube (1:20) joins me to discuss his new high school movie "Fist Fight". We also talk...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Trump v Mexico, Oscar Nominations, Latino Actors||This week, I breakdown the Oscar nominations with NY1's film critic Neil Rosen (:55). We’ll talk snubs and surprises and go over the top categories. Also, I’ll tackle the lack of visibility of Latinos in Hollywood films with my good friend and...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Trump vs. The Media: It's War!, Obama Post-Presidency, Most Anticipated Movies/TV Shows 2017||In our 17th episode, we tackle the lunacy of what was the Donald Trump news conference this week with The Atlantic’s David Graham. From Trump’s harsh comments of CNN and Buzzfeed, what will be the future of these media organizations in the next 4...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Megyn Kelly to NBC, Zootopia, Movie Talk with Kellvin Chavez||Happy New Year! On this first show of 2017, we tackle the Megan Kelly departure from FoxNews to NBC and its overall impact in the media industry with Rachel Stockman (1:15) of the media website Mediaite.com. We also catch up with...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - A Discussion on the 3 Best Movies of 2016||Christmas is here and instead of repeating a show, why not give you an original episode based upon 3 marvelous films. Joining me to discuss them is Mike Sargeant from WBAI and seen on FOX News and Lisa Rosman from NY1. The movies are La La Land...||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Fake News, Rogue One, Golden Globe/SAG Nominations||On this episode 14 of the Highly Relevant podcast, we’re reintroducing some pop culture elements back into the show, but I’m keeping politics because Donald Trump has blurred the lines of the affairs of the state and entertainment. No one...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Trump: Twitter Dangers, Conflict of Interests and Cuba||On this 13th episode we discuss Trump and his pugnacious relationship with the media. We’ll specifically focus on how Twitter has not only become Trump’s best friend, but a transformative tool for politicians. How will journalists confront this...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Trump as President... How Do We Move Forward?||In this episode I chat with Sean Braswell (2:18), a Senior Writer at OZY.com, to take me through who he thinks are the top political contenders poised to challenge Trump in 2020; and are we officially now in the “Age of the Celebrity Presidents”?...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - The Impact Of A Donald Trump Presidency||Welcome everyone to the 11th episode of the Highly Relevant podcast. It’s a new day, a new United State of America and happy pop culture escapism is taking a back seat on this episode as I want to use this forum to talk about the reality of a Trump...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFX Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry Reacts To Donald Glover 'Han Solo' Casting News||On this 10th episode, I chat with the one and only Brian Tyree Henry (a.k.a. Paper Boi) of one the most acclaimed TV shows on right now - FX’s ATLANTA. We discuss everything from the reasons why the show is resonating with viewers, the new...||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, 'Queen Sugar,' Broadway's 'Holiday Inn'||On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - David Zayas on 'The Lennon Report,' Kent Jones on NYFF, Linda Ong on the Future of Hispanic TV||On this eighth episode, I welcome one of the quintessential NY Latino character actors in Hollywood, David Zayas (1:17). We converse about his new movie “The Lennon Report”, his lack of desire to be the star in movies and which stories he thinks...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity||In this seventh episode, actor Mark Consuelos (1:27), whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host with his wife, "Live with Kelly Ripa," the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus,...||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Rafael Amaya on Narco Novelas and Crossing Over, Enrique Santos Chairman of iHeart Latino||In this sixth episode of “Highly Relevant,” we have two of the biggest names in Hispanic entertainment: Rafael Amaya (1:05), the star of “El Señor De Los Cielos,” Telemundo’s #1 novela in the country and arguably the most famous...||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisodio 5 - Cristy Marrero de HOLA! USA, Kika Rocha habla sobre NY Fashion Week||En este quinto episodio de HIGHLY RELEVANT he decidido hacerlo completamente en español en celebración del mes de la Herencia Hispana. Dejenme saber que les parece. Tuve el placer de conversar con Cristy Marrero, la VicePresidenta...||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Willie Geist on the Art of Interviewing, Juan Gabriel and Gene Wilder, Director Richard Tanne from 'Southside With||In this 4th episode, I have the distinct pleasure of speaking with none other than Willie Geist (1:05), one of NBC News’ biggest stars and one of the most likable men on morning television. We discuss his new SUNDAY TODAY show, soccer in America,...||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Angie Romero on the State of Latin Music, Fede Alvarez on Horror Movies, Jim Shearer on the VMA's||In this third episode, Angie Romero, the Senior Editor of US Latin Content Programming at Spotify (1:10) joins the podcast to discuss the evolution and the globalization of the reggaeton sound today. Also why is the best...||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak Peek at Episode 3 of 'Highly Relevant with Jack Rico'||It's the midweek and we wanted to get you pumped up for the great show we'll have in store for you this Friday, August 26. Angie Romero from Spotify Latino, Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez from his new horror film 'Don't Breathe' and Jim Shearer,...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Nick Lachey, WWE Summer Slam, Netflix's 'The Get Down'||In this second episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with none other than singer/producer and host Nick Lachey (1:13) about headlining this summer’s MY2K Tour with 98Degrees, as well as taking a journey behind the artists and albums that served...||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Jose Diaz-Balart on Bilingual Journalism and The Failure of 'Suicide Squad'||Our first episode of Highly Relevant is here!. I am very fortunate to have on as our first guest Jose Diaz- Balart (1:00), arguably the highest-profile Hispanic journalist we have in our country to discuss bilingual journalism and what that...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - Welcome to Highly Relevant||Welcome to Highly Relevant with Jack Rico. This brief episodes is our primer for what will be your weekly destination for conversations with the people and about the moments currently shaping our American and Latino pop culture experience. You'd...||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best in the Business!
If you really want to know the entertainment landscape and real film reviews, Jack Rico is literally one of the best critics and personalities in the industry!
Keep your finger on the pulse of media and entertainment with this podcast
A really insightful, deconstruction of the relevant issues in media and entertainment. Great guests on the debut of a show that's unique, diverse and fun. Looking forward to next week's episode!
El mejor podcast para estar al tanto de las últimas novedades sobre entretenimiento!
Si te interesa conocer las últimas novedades del mundo del entretenimiento y cultura popular hispano-americana debes suscribirte a este Podcast! Cuenta con grandes invitados que brindan una perspectiva que muy poco se consigue en otros medios, y su anfitrión, Jack Rico, hace que este podcast sea muy divertido.