Podcast

Timestorm

The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the C...more

Episodes

  • Minisode: Mysterious Voices

    Oct 10 2019

    The twins do some sleuthing about L. J. Ortega and find a strange clue: secret audio with mysterious voices. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” written and performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay / TinchoFF EPISODE CAST Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Ven...more

  • Minisode: This Is Me

    Sep 30 2019

    Several stages of Sonia's songwriting. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino Script by Michael Aquino Story by Dania Ramos ”In the Timestorm” written and performed by Michael Aquino ”This Is Me” written by M. Aquino; performed by Jessica Bracken (vocals) & Michael Aquino (guitar) Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image...more

  • Episode 10: Answer the Call

    Sep 19 2019

    A Newark neighborhood unites to get donated goods shipped to Puerto Rico. The Venturas finally hear word about family on the island. Please be advised this episode contains content related to Hurricane Maria. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O and Dania Ramos Story by Dania Ramos ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by M. Aquino ”Yo Soy America” written ...more

  • Episode 9: Invisible

    Sep 12 2019

    The Ventura twins travel to 1975 to find an invisible danger at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. They meet Monsi Román, a primary school student who’s visiting the college campus for a local science fair. When a mysterious illness spreads among the judges, Monsi and the twins set off to find the reason for the sickness. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music writte...more

  • Episode 8: Changing Times

    Sep 05 2019

    The Ventura twins come to terms with their changing neighborhood, friendships, and lives. The library gets critical help with hurricane relief efforts. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O Story by Dania Ramos ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by M. Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art ...more

  • Bonus: What If World Guest Feature

    Aug 29 2019

    A sneak peek at Leilany Figueroa's guest feature on What If World, a storytelling podcast for young children. Leilany joins Alabaster Zero as his new Gumshoe in training. The full episode is available here. For more stories from What If World, search for the show on your favorite podcast app or visit WhatIfWorldPodcast.com. What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. The theme song is by Craig Martinson and the podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Timestorm is...more

  • Bonus: Consolación by Claudio Brindis de Salas

    Aug 24 2019

    A bonus episode about how the Timestorm team recorded the music in episode 7. Violinist Aurora Méndez performed ”Consolación,” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”Consolación” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido; performed by Aurora Méndez Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock / refat TimestormSeries.com Twitter & Instagram: @Coco...more

  • Episode 7: Broken

    Aug 22 2019

    The Ventura twins travel to Ponce during the turn of the twentieth century to retrieve a broken promise. They meet future educator Lola Tizol and world-renowned violinist Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” written & performed by Michael Aquino with Aurora...more

  • Episode 6: Ordinary Lives

    Aug 15 2019

    The twins struggle to navigate their ordinary lives while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Please be advised that this episode contains content that depicts bullying. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; ...more

  • Episode 5: Torn

    Aug 08 2019

    The twins head to La Fortaleza to confront the Spanish guard officer who has stolen the plea for equality. Please be advised this episode contains a brief depiction of violence. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; or...more

  • Episode 4: La Maestra

    Aug 08 2019

    In San Juan, 1838, Alexa and Beni must retrieve a plea for equality. They meet Maestra Celestina Cordero who is fighting for supplies for her schoolgirls. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutters...more

  • Episode 3: Atabey

    Aug 01 2019

    The twins return to the timestorm ready to join Horacio’s mission. They meet an incorporeal entity that helps prepare them for their first quest. Please be advised this episode contains content related to Hurricane Maria. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffec...more

  • Episode 2: ...Will Change Everything

    Aug 01 2019

    The Venturas learn their family in Puerto Rico will have to brace for a second hurricane in two weeks. Alexa researches about Horacio Méndez in an unlikely place. Please be advised this episode contains content related to Hurricane Maria. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org...more

  • Episode 1: The Storm

    Aug 01 2019

    Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into a timestorm where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” and additional music written & performed by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org, soundeffectsplus.com ”In the Timestorm” and additio...more

  • Season 1 Trailer

    Jun 19 2019

    Twins from Newark, New Jersey, travel through time to preserve Puerto Rico’s true history. • Series creator / writer / director / producer: Dania Ramos Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino Music by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org, soundeffectsplus.com Series art by Hispanic Legacy Studio MAIN CAST Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Vent...more