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CULTUREVERSE is an immersive audio drama that celebrates our collective cultural past. It is a place where myths and legends come alive in the modern world. In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who we are, and where we come from.

2021

CULTUREVERSE is an immersive audio drama that celebrates our collective cultural past. It is a place where myths and legends come alive in the modern world. In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who we are, and where we come from.

2021

The Cholito de la Suerte

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July 8, 202119min 45sec

In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Isa meets a mysterious little round creature in this homage to the Mexican folk character: the Cholito de la Suerte.

This story is based on el Cholito de la Suerte, a folk creature from Hidalgo, Mexico. According to popular culture, this creature appears only to girls and if he is found, you should take him, clean him, feed him, and protect him. In return, he will give you money every morning for the rest of your life…..if he remains a secret.  If not, the Cholito and your new fortune will disappear at once.

This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX and is hosted by Kelly Marie Tran. Isa was voiced by Daisy Guevara. Dali was voiced by Lisha López. Olga, Isa’s mom, was voiced by Sylvia Rosas, the Cholito was voiced by José Érick Yáñez and the English teacher was voiced by Lory Martínez.

Special thanks to our Cultureverse editorial team for this episode: Karen Ramos, Natalie Ramos, and Alberto Carrillo, who brought their experiences as Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to this story.


*Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Mexican folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
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