Power of You in Fiction Podcast
The non-fiction podcast about fiction and its effects on our lives. Reminding listeners every episode that seeing yourself in fiction validates your reality.
info_outline Across The Broken Tide: What's Up Wednesday w/ LaKase Cousino 06/10/2021
Across The Broken Tide: What's Up Wednesday w/ LaKase Cousino What it do PoYiF family! Wilson and Lu are back it with another What's Up Wednesday featuring another awesome friend of the show. This time their guest is none other than the greatest big sister they could ever wish for -- LaKase Cousino! You see, LaKase has written an entire novel; her debut in fact! Titled Across The Broken Tide. And your favorite story consumers got the chance to dive into an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) and ask her some fun & illuminating questions. So! Sit back and enjoy this conversation amongst friends and fans of great storytelling. Follow LaKase on IG and Twitter: @LaKaseCousino Pick up Across The Broken Tide wherever great books are sold OR more preferably get it . Follow Ivy Snark on IG and Twitter: @ivysnark Follow us on IG and Twitter: @poyifpod
info_outline Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 3 04/07/2021
Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 3 Hopefully we've convinced that Goeff was right for this book, because this is the part where we get to talk about the book!!!
info_outline Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 1 (Remixed) 04/07/2021
Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 1 (Remixed) In Part II or as Lu likes to call it, Part I remix, we discuss all the things we discussed in part 1, but through the lens of Geoffrey Thorne's Blackness. It's a story you've heard JUST NOT LIKE THIS.
info_outline Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 1 04/07/2021
Green Lantern Goes Cosmic: What's Up Wednesday w/ Geoffrey Thorne Pt. 1 We're doing a 3 part profile on Geoffrey Thorne the new writer for DC's Green Lantern and he's got some big plans!!!
info_outline What's Up Wednesday w/ Sophie Campbell Pt. 1 03/18/2021
What's Up Wednesday w/ Sophie Campbell Pt. 1 To commemorate Women's History Month 2021, the crew was blessed with the opportunity to interview Sophie Campbell -- writer/artist/creator extraordinaire. They talk her origin story, her love for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and her journey from writing "Turtles" fanfic to handling the scripts and artwork for the current run of IDW's TMNT. This is part one of a three part special.
info_outline What's Up Wednesday w/ Anne Bean - 3 Year Anniversary of Emerald Comics Distro 10/07/2020
What's Up Wednesday w/ Anne Bean - 3 Year Anniversary of Emerald Comics Distro Wilson and Lu share some fun stories and great conversation with friend of the show Anne Bean as they celebrate her comic book distribution company's three year anniversary! Pop some champers for Anne and Emerald Comics Distro, yay! You can find more about Emerald Comics Distro and most of the creative properties mentioned using the hyperlinks below. Cultural Universals and Particulars by Kwasi Wiredu (try to find it via your local bookstore and/or library -- please support small businesses!) You can download the for Android and/or iOS. You can read/pick up "Delicious in Dungeon" and "Bataque" wherever you get your favorite mangas. "We Bare Bears" is available on Hulu and HBO Max. Also available on HBO Max is "Craig of the Creek". Bolivar, Trinkets, Atypical, Sex Education, and Kipo are all available on Netflix.
info_outline Toe in Two Worlds 05/20/2020
Toe in Two Worlds Some Rico en Sueños bonus content for you all. Wilson sat down with José Gutiérrez Rivera, artist and contributor to the Ricanstruction anthology. The conversation was wide ranging, so this is just an excerpt of that conversation. Follow José on instagram @ . Enjoy!
info_outline Art is Active, Art is Powerful 04/02/2020
Art is Active, Art is Powerful Hey podcast family! It's the sixth and final episode of the team's Rico en Sueños season! Wilson and Lu wrap up the season highlighting how art and activism intersect, and the ways Puerto Ricans have used their art to engage politically and push for actionable changes. The guys will also reflect on what they've learned while working on this project and how those lessons have shaped them. More information on Edgardo's "The Color of Power" curation can be found and you can purchase the Resilient Art Zine feature Rosa Colon . Follow , , and on Twitter. They're all great follows! You can stay hip with all the ill work Ronnie is doing . For more Tintero news check out and follow ! Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Engineer , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline Juracán 03/11/2020
Juracán What's up podcast family! The fifth episode entry of the team's Rico en Sueños series focuses on the community, the perseverance, and willingness to give and share that's at the center of Puerto Rican culture. In the face of tragedy and traumatic events these qualities continually shine through. Tag along with the fellas as they learn themselves some dopeness. Edgardo is consistently doing amazing things. You can stay up to date with him and his passions via his and . The Kickstarter that features Rosa Colon can be found and of course you can find her other works on her and connect with her on and . Big thanks again to , , and . Their stories, in the Ricanstruction anthology and on mic, were just so powerful and revealing -- we're forever grateful. Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Engineer , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline Puerto Rican Enough? 01/27/2020
Puerto Rican Enough? Welcome back podcast fam! The PoYiF team is excited to get back into groove after their mid-season break and finish off their journey of exploring the reciprocal impact and influence art and identity have had on the island of Puerto Rico and its people. This episode will tackle the tension many members of the Puerto Rican diaspora experience with being a person of two identities or "bi-cultural" as guest host Navani Otero puts in. So join Wilson and Navani as they try to grapple with what it means to be "Puerto Rican Enough". As mentioned by Lu in our ad, our composer Deviant Sounds sustained some major injuries via a car accident. If you are willing and able, any contribution to his (linked below) is truly appreciated. . As mentioned in our other ad, linked below are the websites you can visit that will help you with your donation efforts focused on Puerto Rican disaster relief. You can find more of Sabrina Cintron's work on her and . Rosa Colon's work can be found on her . Be sure to connect with our returning voices on Twitter: , , and . Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Dialogue Editor , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline Language Wars 12/25/2019
Language Wars For episode three of Rico en Sueños Wilson and Lu continue their journey through identity focusing on the all important and impactful concept of language. You'll learn some history and discover how language has played a large role in the creative process of the fellas' primary guests for this episode -- Yasmin Flores Montanez and Sara Ramos Sepúlveda. For Sara's Nightless webcomic check out the and for a ton of her other works take a gander throughout her Twitter - and . Check out Yasmin's work on Twitter - and via her . Pick up the Ricanstruction anthology to read Yasmin and Sara's respective entries at your local comic book shop or online. Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Engineer , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline What's Up Wednesday w/ Jerome Walford: G'wan Anthology Vol. 2 12/11/2019
What's Up Wednesday w/ Jerome Walford: G'wan Anthology Vol. 2 In between the #RicoEnSuenos season Wilson and Lu took some time chat it up with Jerome Walford of about Gwan Anthology Vol. 2! Support the Kickstarter Purchase Gwan Volume 1
info_outline Negrita 11/20/2019
Negrita Welcome back to Rico en Sueños all! Lu and Wilson hope episode one was equal parts entertaining and enlightening because they're here to bring you the second submission of the season; and what a submission is it! They've got three fabulous and phenomenal guests for this episode -- Esmeralda Santiago, Isabel Dieppa, and Venessa Vida-Kelley -- who reflect and share their thoughts about the prominent cultural influence the people of Africa brought to the island of Puerto Rico during their enslavement, and how the blending of African, Taino, and Spanish traditions helped to shape Puerto Rico in the country it is today. You can find all of Esmeralda's works via her and follow her on Twitter - . For all things Isabel check out her and her Twitter - . For more of Manu and Venessa's works visit and , and also follow her on Twitter - (she's a big Wayward Son fan!) If you're interested in the "War Against All Puerto Ricans" recommendation, consider purchasing it from your local bookstore OR picking it up at your local library. You can locate a local bookstore via and you can locate your neighborhood library via . Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Engineer , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline ¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta? 11/13/2019
¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta? Wilson and Lu have got some extra content for y'all. As Lu so graciously explains, these 'minisodes' will serve as a bridge between our main Rico en Sueños episodes for this season. This first minisode features some of our favorite guests dropping some knowledge nuggets left and right. Enjoy!
info_outline Soy Taino: El Sol y El Coquí 11/07/2019
Soy Taino: El Sol y El Coquí And. We. Are. Back! For another good and (hopefully) long time. Welcome to Rico en Sueños, the inaugural season of the Power of You in Fiction Podcast. For episode one, titled Soy Taino: El Sol y El Coquí, Wilson and Lu journey back into time to look at how the Taino people have influenced creators of Puerto Rican heritage, the island itself, and the world at large. They also talk to two Puerto Rican creators, Ronnie Garcia and Alexandra Román, who have taken inspiration from their Taino ancestry to create amazing works of fiction. For more of Ronnie's work visit - and follow @coquiwi. Find Alexandra's work at: and follow @AlexandraRoman. Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our . Credits: , Audio Engineer , Composer , Cover Art
info_outline Coming Soon: Rico en Sueños 10/02/2019
Coming Soon: Rico en Sueños The island of Puerto Rico has been in the news a lot for the past few years. However, many of us still don't know much about its people and their history, and the little we have learned rarely comes from Puerto Rican voices. With that in mind, this season on the Power of You in Fiction, we present "Rico en Sueños". We'll talk to Puerto Rican creators about their relationship with the island, how it influences their work, and what they hope to share about the island with the world.
info_outline Power of You in Fiction 5: Trying to be Like You (Part 3) 07/11/2019
Power of You in Fiction 5: Trying to be Like You (Part 3) Closing out our #POYIF series is the final installment of episode five "Trying to be Like You". Lu and Wilson discuss the final stages of the critical thinking model and the life changing ways aspirational figures can influence us and our choices.
info_outline Power of You in Fiction 5: Trying to be Like You (Part 2) 04/24/2019
Power of You in Fiction 5: Trying to be Like You (Part 2) It's here! It is finally here! Part 2 of #POYIF episode five "Trying to be Like You". Lu and Wilson are continuing to weave the tale of fictional aspirational figures and how they can impact our real life desires and goals.
info_outline What's up Wednesday w/ Tiffney Laing 04/17/2019
What's up Wednesday w/ Tiffney Laing LaKase and Wilson got a chance to interview another amazing creator, Tiffney Laing of Bevy and Dave. Tiffney is powerful, positive, and poised for immense success within the toy-making industry with an innovative and inspiring toy called the that teaches children about the alphabet, Black history, and various leadership traits. After listening to this interview you'll fall in love with Tiffney just as quickly as LaKase and Wilson did! ~TH-001 To get more Bevy and Dave goodness visit their , , and . Wanna connect with the Crew??? Follow us on twitter and instagram: @POYIFpod Follow Wilson, LaKase, and Lu on twitter/IG: @word2wilson, @LaKasePerry (@lakaseface on IG) and @shenz_da_griot Send letters: Check out our Donate/support us on for more amazing content
info_outline Women's History Month Thank You's and...Updates 04/10/2019
Women's History Month Thank You's and...Updates A few thank you's from Wilson and LaKase, and a couple updates from Lu! Wanna connect with the Crew??? Follow us on twitter and instagram: @POYIFpod Follow Wilson, LaKase, and Lu on twitter/IG: @word2wilson, @LaKasePerry (@lakaseface on IG) and @shenz_da_griot Send letters: Check out our Donate/support us on for more amazing content Logo credit: Brandon Davis. Follow him on twitter @BrandonDavisArt
info_outline Making Magic and Fond Memories On Her Own Terms 03/25/2019
Making Magic and Fond Memories On Her Own Terms It's the final episode of "On Their Own Terms: The Unbreakable Women of Media" hosted by LaKase and Wilson. They're covering Matilda and Morgan le Fay, their dope mythos and influence within our stories and fandom. Hope y'all enjoy this episode and have enjoyed the special. Huzzah! (Tobias gif) ~TH-001 Below are the Raold Dahl books LaKase recommends and some of the pieces of fiction you can find Lady Morgana in. Other Raol Dahl books: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches Pieces of Fiction with Lady Morgana: BBC's Merlin, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, Darkwing Duck, League of Legends, Tales of Monkey Island, Morgana by DA King, The Arthur Paladin Chronicles by David Alastair Hayden Wanna connect with the Crew??? Follow us on twitter and instagram: @POYIFpod Follow Wilson, LaKase, and Lu on twitter/IG: @word2wilson, @LaKasePerry (@lakaseface on IG) and @shenz_da_griot Send letters: Check out our Donate/support us on for more amazing content Outro music credit: Shine by Raiche Logo credit: Brandon Davis. Follow him on twitter @BrandonDavisArt