In the most recent chapter of the podcast What a picture, Topacio Fresh, the Argentine gallery owner who was attacked in 2012 by Molotov cocktails in her space in the Chueca neighborhood of Madrid and who had to carry a police escort for weeks in the face of harassment by a group of ultraconservatives, tells of some of her life experiences . Despite being loaded with racism and LGTBIphobia, it narrates these aggressions with such a sense of humor that the presenters of the format do not suppress their laughter. Because in this sound space there are no formalities.
The proposal of David Andújar and David Insua he often approaches transcendental matters from the utmost frivolity. It began to be recorded in September 2020 with the usual precariousness that these types of projects have had until now and, a year later, has reached the Podium Podcast catalog —Part of PRISA Audio, the transversal platform of PRISA, publisher of this newspaper. His first episode in his new home, focusing on the instagram star and television collaborator Anabel Pantoja, has just become the most successful entertainment premiere in its history. While they chat with her about the vicissitudes surrounding her wedding or her work on the show Save me (Telecinco), analyze what type of messages on social networks promote discourse body positive, a social movement that opposes beauty standards that promote extreme thinness.
“We seek that even in social criticism there is fun”
David Insua, one of the creators of ‘What a painting’
David Andújar (22 years old) is the founder of a program that clings to the absurd as a way of life. Had ridden his own website, in which he wrote about film and music, but wanted to dedicate himself to radio and talk about television and the world of the heart. “I wanted to do something more firecracker and it was very clear who I wanted to do it with,” he commented this week in a telematic conversation. He refers to David Insua (29 years old), whom he knew through social networks and whom he had de-virtualized on a couple of occasions, by inviting him to some of the events he organized. Insua’s profile, seven years older than him and with experience in social networks, since he worked in Mediaset, served as the perfect complement to his project.
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Through mutual friends, they convinced the collaborator Lydia Lozano to be interviewed in their pilot program, on the sofa of one of their house “and with a cheap microphone,” they recall. “It was a fantastic program. The pity is that it is not listened to ”, says ironic Insua. The snacks around his table have been, until his arrival at the Cadena SER studios on Madrid’s Gran Vía, one of the incentives to attract his guests, such as journalists Valeria Vegas and Omar Suárez and Belén Esteban. Because, “without having premeditated it”, the vast majority have been women, except for the exception of some LGTBI + men, Insua points out: “It is the reflection of our life experience and of having always been surrounded by women or men who have been the fag of the class. Now that we have our own party, we want the people we are comfortable with to come to it. Straight men have many formats to go to. “
Promotional image of Podium Podcast of one of the chapters of ‘What a picture’.
The other claim for those who visit What a picture It has been the ability of its two directors and presenters to create a family space, where neither judgment nor prejudice exists. The fact that they do not know anything about them or have pending accounts with them, contrary to what happens with television talk shows, helps their attitude to be more open, say those responsible for the podcast. “While the heart that is made on TV seems to talk about life and death issues all the time, in a very surreal and fun way, ours is pure ease. So far, this was an unbelievable cunt. And, for now, Podium has not set limits for us, ”Andújar says.
There is a lot of work behind each delivery. The elaborate sound biographies with which they start the program help them “so that the guest begins the interview with a lot of attitude and is highly motivated,” says Insua. “And very interesting things happen, like that the harsh statements that Topacio Fresh makes are not made out of rancor; that even in social criticism there is fun ”, he concludes.
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