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A podcast of place.

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Excellent podcast

This podcast is very well done and I am so looking forward to the next episode. The writing is so beautiful with poetic descriptions that there should be a transcript.

A must-listen for those who care about Tucson

I've always wondered why a city with as rich a culture and history as Tucson hasn't inspired more podcasts devoted to the region. Up until now I've had two go-to podcasts, "Arizona Spotlight" from Arizona Public Media and the recordings of Bill Buckmaster's KVOI show. With its first episode, Tucsonense has become the third must-listen on my list of podcasts essential for listeners who care about Tucson.

Host Aengus Anderson combines personal reflections on the region with solid interviews that add multiple perspectives. The first episode explores the origin of the podcast's title, and specifically the history of El Tucsonense, the Spanish-language newspaper that covered national and local news for many decades in the 20th century. Anderson found all the right people to interview about it: an archivist at the U of A library who works with the digitized issues, a descendant of the paper's founder, and the editor of La Estrella de Tucsón, the closest contemporary equivalent to the older paper. And with the help of his interviewees he tackles head-on the question of what it means for a non-Spanish-speaking podcaster to borrow a term with deep cultural roots as the name for the new show.

It's a great start and inspires confidence that the episodes that follow will deliver on the podcast's promise to investigate the sense of place in depth, as rooted in southern Arizona.

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