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ABOUT THE SERIES

 

Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series.

When twelve-year-old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura are sucked into an inter-dimensional portal, they meet a distant cousin who presents them with an incredible mission: travel through time to uncover hidden moments from their culture’s past. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage…only their names aren’t found in history books.

In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate middle school, friendship, and home life while keeping their time-traveling pursuits secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, the twin’s come to understand just what’s at stake for their ancestral home. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, Alexa and Beni do all they can to witness, find, and remember its past.

Timestorm is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program.

 

CREATOR & WRITER
Dania Ramos

AUDIO ENGINEER & COMPOSER
Michael Aquino

MAIN CAST
Leilany Figueroa as ALEXA VENTURA
Claudio Venancio as BENI VENTURA
Louis Vetter as LT. HORACIO MÉNDEZ
Jennica Carmona as CLARA VENTURA
Walter F. Rodriguez as RAMIRO VENTURA
Alicia Rivas as ATABEY

 

FEATURED
Philipe AbiYouness
Joel D. Arandia
Jessica Bracken
Amanda Faison
Christine Mariani
Frances Ramos

SPECIAL GUESTS
Juan Cartagena
J. F. Seary

GUEST APPEARANCES
Alyssa Bracken
Amanda Bracken
Alexis Pérez
Carlos Ponton

ADDITIONAL VOICES
Ernio Hernandez
Yadier Johnson
Joseph Langham
Emily Smith

 

These lists reflect cast members through episode 5. Please check back for cast updates.

 

PRESS

Centro Voices - Google Sponsors Cocotazo Media Podcast on Puerto Rican History and Culture (Nestor David Pastor)
Medium
- Kicking off the Google Podcasts creator program (Lindsay Abrams)
The Bello Collective - Indie Fiction Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019 (Elena Fernández Collins)
Medium -
Meet our Six Inaugural Teams for the Google Podcasts creator program (Lauren Rothering)
Fast Company
- 6 podcasts that Google and PRX will help bring to your ears (Melissa Locker)
Discover Pods - 12 Adventurous and Educational Podcasts for Kids (Elena Fernández Collins)
RadioPublic - 2018 in (Podcast) Retrospect (Ma’ayan Plaut)
The Bello Collective - Audio Drama Debuts: The Sun Upon the Page (Elena Fernández Collins)
Audio Drama Rama - Fun for the Whole Family (Alex Hensley)
Audio Dramatic - First Look: Timestorm Celebrates Puerto Rican History for Young Adults (Elena Fernández Collins)

Created by the powerhouse team behind Cocotazo Media, Timestorm centers on Puerto Rican twins Alexa and Benito Ventura, and their lives as they time travel in order to observe and record history of their ancestors. The representation here is strong in creators and cast, as well as in the message it sends about histories that have been erased by colonization and oppression. It takes a positive and hopeful outlook, even when characters are grappling with the oncoming Hurricane María, in school bullying, and keeping their time travel a secret.
— Elena Fernández Collins, Discover Pods
The show masterfully interweaves life in the modern day with a past that’s often overwritten; listeners experience both the lives of the Ventura family on the mainland while Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico and the thoughtful stories of marginalized peoples — stories that scrap the lens of colonization, but never forget its effects, and celebrate Puerto Rican ancestral history.
— Elena Fernández Collins, The Bello Collective
 
 
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