Producer: Cocotazo Media
Email contact & webpage: CocotazoMedia@gmail.com | cocotazomedia.com/timestorm
Creator & Writer: Dania Ramos
Audio Engineer & Composer: Michael Aquino
Target listeners: Children ages 8-12, families, and adventure story fans of all ages
Media format: Audio drama, audio fiction, scripted podcast
Genres: Children’s fiction, adventure, science fiction, time travel, historical fiction
Topics: Puerto Rican culture, world history, social justice, city of Newark, NJ
Sentence summary: Twelve-year-old twins from Newark, New Jersey, travel through time to recover Puerto Rico’s lost history.
WHERE TO LISTEN
ABOUT THE SHOW
Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media.
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.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Dania Ramos is the creator and writer of the children’s audio fiction series Timestorm (Cocotazo Media). She also writes stage plays and is the author of the children’s series The 7th Grade Sleuths. Dania’s a proud member of the PRX/Google Podcast creator program. www.DaniaRamos.com
Michael Aquino is the audio engineer, sound designer, and composer for Cocotazo Media’s Timestorm. He has released two solo albums, Giants Will Fall (2015, Cocotazo Music) and City Stars (2018, Cocotazo Music). Michael is a proud member of the PRX/Google Podcast creator program. www.MichaelAquino.com
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
Joel D. Arandia
J. F. Seary
These lists reflect cast members through episode 5. Please check back for cast updates.
SCRIPTS & RESOURCES
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)