Spirituality and religion are at the heart of Latin Pulse this week. The program discusses the rise of Santeria, tracing the religion from its Afro-Cuban roots to the variety of countries in Latin America that find it appealing. The program also discusses the popularity of the Mexican folk saint known as Santa Muerte, and traces her history back through the Spanish Inquisition up to modern times and the Drug War. The news segment of the program has an update on the destructive Hurricane Sandy.
In-depth interviews include:
Michael Atwood Mason of the Smithsonian Institution and author of Living Santeria;
Prof. R. Andrew Chesnut of Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Devoted to Death.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
Writers: Jordan D'eri and Colin Campbell.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(Michael Atwood Mason also authors the blog Baba Who? Babalú!.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
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