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Brazil Nuts: an insane journey through the world of Brazilian politics

Brazil Nuts: an insane journey through the world of Brazilian politics

By Brazil Nuts
Every week, Brazil Nuts explores the bad, the beautiful, and the bizarre of Brazilian politics. With topics ranging from the green and yellow's 1970 Football World Cup win, to the abolition of slavery in Brazil, prepare to deep dive into the fascinating, often heart breaking, and always insane history and culture of South America's biggest and most bonkers country.

Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.

Song is "Corta-Jaca", written in 1895 by Chiquinha Gonzaga and played here by unknown artists.
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The Petrobrás of it all
Hi, everyone! Yeah, bit late again, so sorry. This week we have a bit of history, talking about how Petrobrás was founded and has made Brazil 8th in oil production in the world, and how it ends up part of daily politics in Brazil, including the Car Wash operation. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielisnki for the graphic design and the essential workers out there keeping us safe.
41:26
May 9, 2021
Save the Census
Hi, friends! We're behind this week as Gareth was a bit under the weather. He's all fine now and celebrating his birthday! In this episode, we ramble on about Neelix, Scott Bakula and, of course, the cancellation of the Brazilian Census. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielisnki for our graphic design, and the essential workers who keep us safe. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARETH!
51:21
May 2, 2021
Bizarro Bills of Brazil
Hello, everyone! This week we wanted to go light and fluffy - but this is still (mostly) a Brazilian politics podcast, so we just went for lowbrow comedy instead.  Enjoy the Bizarro Bills of Brazil! Never will a night's sleep be peaceful because now you'll have these babies to keep you up at night! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
53:32
April 24, 2021
A Covid update for Brazil
Hello, friends! We got a nice, light topic this weekend. As David Tennant cracks jokes for the BBC about the genocide going on in Brazil due to the mismanagement of the pandemic, a joke that would never have happened about the United States, it becomes obvious that updating our audience with actual data is definitely of the highest order. We talk current numbers, vaccination obstacles, the 4th health minister, the Parliamentary Commission for Inquiry, and the day when Brazil vaccinated 18 million children in one go against polio. As always, we wanna thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers keeping us safe. To the staff working on the vaccine at the Federal University of Minas Gerais: good luck and may all the gods and goddesses bless you. To the people who are packaging or making deliveries so that the rest of us can stay home: we have no words. May the world be kind to you.
46:51
April 17, 2021
Welsh Nuts: Ble Mae Thrones (Part 2 of the story of Owain Glyndwr)
Hello, friends! This week, Gareth finishes the riveting story of Owain Glyndwr and the last battle of the Welsh against the English! And, for our one year anniversary (!!!) we opened our very own RedBubble shop! Ain't that cool??? For now, it's just the logo on a sticker, magnet, and pin options, but we'll branch out soon enough. Let us know what you'd like to see! More than ever we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. 
44:37
April 10, 2021
Welsh Nuts: Ble Mae Thrones (or the story of Owain Glyndwr)
Hello, everyone! This week's episode is a Welsh Nuts episode, the story of the last stand of the Welsh against the English!  And it's only part 1, so stay tuned! As our one year anniversary is upon us we wanna thank you for your friendship and support. We do this out of love and the love we get back means everything to us! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
59:56
April 3, 2021
Bandits on my teledu (or Netflix's Killer Ratings)
Hi, friends! So, for this week, Larissa and Gareth decided to torture themselves by watching the Netflix docu-series (ugh) 'Killer Ratings'. We did it out of love, so now you don't have to! The series is a poor attempt to document the (alleged) crimes of Wallace Souza and his ring, killing drug dealers so they could then drug deal and using the images of the killings to bump up Souza's crime-fighting TV show. It was definitely a bad effort in displaying the worst of Brazil. So, thanks, guys. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. And a special thanks to the Butantan Institute for starting phases 1 and 2 trials of a fully Brazilian vaccine, on track to helping millions. The best of Brazil right there.
01:20:57
March 27, 2021
That Lula fella, he's going places
Hi, friends! This was supposed to be a quick updated on Lula's situation and it turned into a deep dive into the last 20-ish years of Brazilian history! With the TARDIS stopping by 1989 and 1994 for a look-see. So, go do your laundry, deep clean the bathroom and kitchen, sort out the meal plan for the week, 'cause we'll keep you company! Next week we're gonna talk about Netflix's docu-series 'Killer Ratings', if you wanna have a look at that and have ALL THE OPINIONS! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and the essential workers keep all of us safe. And you, our lovely listener.
01:24:51
March 20, 2021
Truth AND consequences: A Brazil Nuts Quiz with Isaac Goff-Mitchell
Hi, everyone! Today's episode is a bit of a treat: we got our friend, Isaac Goff-Mitchell, from The Youth Vote podcast to play a game with us, pinning our very own Gareth Davies against him! So stay tuned for a high stakes match of the Brazil Nuts Quiz (we should totally trademark that)! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. And Isaac, for being such a good sport! 
01:08:53
March 13, 2021
Partying with politics - marching nuts (Part 2)
Hello, everyone! Finally, we are back with part 2 of our episode on Carnaval and politics!  Very sorry for Gareth's technical difficulties. Anyway, today we talk marchinhas and how they often take political meaning in hilarious ways.  As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there keeping us safe.
45:01
March 6, 2021
Carnaval: Partying with politics (Part 1)
Hi, everyone! Today's episode is about how political Carnaval can be, so much so that we made it into a two-parter! And since it is also a BIG topic, we talked about the Carnaval in Belo Horizonte, where Larissa lives. Of course, with festivities cancelled this year - for a very good reason - this is very bittersweet. This week was also Larissa's birthday, so like, share, subscribe, and write nice reviews ONLY to make her happy! Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers, keeping us safe. Especially the lady at the pharmacy who pushed a nasal swab into Larissa's brain to make sure she was Covid-free.
51:51
February 20, 2021
And it would've been fine if it weren't for those meddling Kochs!
Hi, everyone! Happy weekend! For this episode we dive into to the Free Brazil Movement, or MBL, an extreme right-wing organisation that is linked to other organisations that are funded by the Koch brothers. Well, Koch brother now. Rising out of nowhere in late 2013, the MBL was a major player in gathering popular support for the coup against President Dilma Rousseff and it's still a major player in the distribution of fake news in Brazil. We also talked about the proper disposal of wipes. In the bin, people! We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
49:04
February 13, 2021
The Brazilian Federation for Female Progress and Bertha Lutz
Hello, everyone! Sorry we're a bit late! This week Larissa and Gareth talk about Gareth's possible alien heritage, the Brazilian Federation for Female Progress, and its leader Bertha Lutz. And Larissa makes a big announcement (that everyone possibly already knows)! Watch out for the volume at the beginning, ok?  We'd also like to thank Uoster Zielinski for  our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us  safe. And you, our wonderful listeners!
47:37
February 6, 2021
Welsh Nuts: Larissa does (a) Wales (pub quiz)
Hi, everyone! Because the world is weird, Larissa might soon be moving to Wales! With that in mind, Gareth decided to torture her with questions he knew she couldn't answer and badger her into the above title for which she found a suitable compromise. This pub quiz in no way reflect Larissa's abilities and she was NOT allowed to study for it. Also listen for weird Brazilian news, like the woman tried to crowdfund with the whole country to buy off federal deputies into voting for an impeachment. Thank you for listening! We'd also like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
40:58
January 30, 2021
Nut of Knowledge: The one where celebs go Braziling
Hey, everyone! Welcome to this week's episode! On this episode we talk about international celebrities that decided, for better or worse, to meddle in Brazilian politics! And, for some reason, Jeb Bush (please clap).  Check out our website later for shownotes!  We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. #stayhome #vaccinationsrule
36:17
January 23, 2021
State of your Nuts: Amazonas
Hi, friends! Sorry we're late! This week was supposed to be a simple state-themed episode. But then there was a coup attempt in the United States, so the if you're sick of hearing about it, just jump to the mid-point of the episode. Listen to the whole thing to get some good, old-fashioned Larissa rants. Also, since the recording of the episode, the situation with the pandemic in Amazonas has become more dire. People are lining up for oxygen, and dying without it. Bolsonaro has blamed the state for not handing out hidroxicloroquine and ivermectin, drugs known to have no effect on Covid-19. So, that's the latest. There are possibilities for international donations, which we'll add to our show notes (even though the government should be the one doing it). As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for out graphic design and all essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
01:00:05
January 16, 2021
Nut of Knowledge: The one with the Welsh in Brazil (and Patagonia)
Hey, friends! We're back! And better than ever! On this episode we discuss a woman who does NOT predict the future with aspargus and some Welsh attempts at preserving their culture intact in South America. We missed this so much! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. Sending a special shout out to everyone working on the vaccines, research, distribution, application, voluteering! You're all amazing.
45:45
January 9, 2021
The one with the Christmas bonus episode!
Merry Christmas, everyone! And Winter Solstice! And all of our end-of-year celebrations! Now, you didn't think we'd leaving hanging, did you? As promised, here's Larissa's "I met Steve Guttenberg!" story. Talk to you in 2021!
03:31
December 25, 2020
The one with all the gushing and the end of our season!
Hi, everyone! Of course we're late for the last episode of the year!  But we come bearing the answers to your questions while we sip our wine and spread our cheer! This year has been rough, but it has also brought us together: Gareth and Larissa became friends and then started a podcast to become friends with the world. Every day is a rollercoaster, but at least we can count on each other. Even if it's a day late. We love you! Happy Holidays and we'll talk to you next year! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design. We'd also like to thank essential workers, biomedical researchers, and vaccine volunteers. We also wanna thank the political activists who have kept the fight going despite the danger. #stayhome #wearamask #blacklivesmatter
01:02:52
December 20, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: the one with the light for (almost) all
Hello, friends! In today's episode, we talk about Gareth's level of attractiveness, Mario Lopez's next venture, and Brazil's energy grid. Yes, because Amapá is still having issues and power outtages and the thing is, this is not a new problem. It's just gotten worse recently with the substation going offline.  So, get ready for some data-filled rants! And find that data on our show notes. At 45:50 we have content warning, as there was another case of extreme police violence against black people. If you are in a position that you are unable to hear about sensititve topics like that, feel free to jump to the 48:37. We would like to mark the occasion of 1000 days without Marielle Franco, city councillor in Rio de Janeiro, whose murder is still unsolved. She was black woman. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and the essential workers out there, keeping us safe. #blacklivesmatter #vidaspretasimportam
53:39
December 12, 2020
Breaking Nuts: the one with more elections
Hi, friends! We hope you're all doing well. This week's episode is a quickie, giving you the rundown on the latest in the Brazilian election season. Also. apparently the Welsh government thinks coronavirus is a gremlin. Don't forget to send us questions for our mailbag episode! Use our Twitter, @brazilnutspod, or our email, brazilnutspod@gmail.com. We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.  #blacklivesmatter #vidaspretasimportam
41:44
December 5, 2020
The one with a CW because it talks about structural racism and violence
Hi, friends! Some housekeeping: we've been more consistently posting the pod on Saturdays and it actually seems like people prefer that anyway. So, that's now our new day of release  - SATURDAY. Also, we wanna do a mailbag episode, so if you have questions about Brazil, Wales, politics, wrestling or something you want our answer to, DM us @brazilnutspod or brazilnutspod@gmail.com. Regardless, we're still late this week because, well, life is messy and and we gotta make do. Forgive us? This episode is a rough one, but we do keep it light at the beginning, as usual and give a content warning before the real content starts. In this episode, we talk The West Wing, other questionable TV choices on our part, and the genocide of black youths in Brazil. On November 19th, João Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, was killed at the hands on two security guards, in broad daylight, with 15 witnesses. He was a black man.  We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and wish him a happy birthday. We also wanna thank all essential workers, more likely to be in positions that are underpaid, such as waiters, delivery services, drivers, janitors, housekeepers and, in Brazil, more likely to be black and exposed to Covid-19. #blacklivesmatter #vidaspretasimportam
48:51
November 28, 2020
The one with the marsupial elections?
Hello, dearest of friends! Yes, we're buttering you up because we're late. This quality indie podcast at its finest! This week we talk about the Brazilian municipal elections, held last sunday, 15 November. Maybe you're not caught up on the news; maybe you just wanna listen to our pithy commentary; maybe you wanna know what the hell marsupials have to do with any of it. We're here for you! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinksi for our graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.  This week is Black Awareness in Brazil and João Alberto Silveira Freitas was murdered for being Black while grocery shopping. This violence cannot stand. #blacklivesmatter #vidaspretasimportam
48:18
November 21, 2020
The one where a currency is created, but all money is stupid
Hi, friends! Sorry we're late! You know we do this out of love, right? On this episode we talk about Ouija boards, the creation of the Brazilian Real, and how all money is stupid. We also recorded this before the U.S. results came out, so bare with us. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
54:44
November 13, 2020
The one where we talk U.S. politics
Hi, friends! Yes, even we couldn't help ourselves and are discussing the already over-discussed U.S. elections. But, you know, with our spin and flair! Now, c'mon Nevada! As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski and all the essential workers keeping us safe.
40:14
November 6, 2020
The one with the Good Manners for Halloween
Hi, friends! We've come to take over your weekend with talks of Star Trek, Latvian werewolves, the 2017 film Good Manners, and some facts and discussion about the Brazilian film industry. Yeah, we got a bit carried away. Have a spooky weekend, with lots of treats (whatever those may be for you), and thank you for listening! If you're in the U.S.: VOTE! We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers keeping us safe. 
01:17:52
October 30, 2020
The one where we've changed the movie for our Hallowen episode
Hi, friends! We've made a blunder and chose a movie that's not great for our purposes here on Brazil Nuts. Blame our excitement for doing something different. Blame Gareth for wanting to do a movie episode for Halloween. On a Brazilian themed podcast. Yes, blame Gareth, that's better. We're very sorry if anyone was triggered in anyway by our first choice and we hope to have reached everyone in time. We're also very sorry for the confusion! We will be discussing the film GOOD MANNERS (2017, Brazil) for our Halloween episode. Thank you and have a spooky week!
07:59
October 25, 2020
Breaking Nuts: finding money where the sun don't shine
Hi, friends! Another week that feels like a year, but here we are, still with you. This week we bring you some fresh, warm nuts, which is saying  something, since we're talking about senator Chico Rodrigues (DEM-RR)  and the unusual place he chose to hide his allegedly illegal money. Since the recording of this episode, Rodrigues's lawyers have sent  out a release saying the money was to pay the staff in his family's  company. To which we say, we need stricter labour laws. Also, Rodrigues  has taken a leave of absence, meaning his son has INDEED taken his  Senate seat. Coolio. Next week we'll be doing a special HALLOWEEN MOVIE NUTS episode, with  the film GOOD MANNERS (2017), by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. We will NOT discuss the film  AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964), by Zé do Caixão as mentioned in the episode. Apologies for our mistake and the confusion. We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
32:48
October 23, 2020
The one where a goat, a rhino, a monkey, and a mosquito walk into a... city council
Hi, friends! Another week, another serving of Brazil Nuts!  With extra nuts this week as we talk about Gareth's feelings, Sebastian Gorka's magical pills, and the animals that have run for office in Brazil! Be well and take care, dear listeners. We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all essential workers out there, keeping us safe. #vote
45:34
October 16, 2020
The one with the origin story of all the things you know about Brazil
Hi, everyone! Yes, we are late again! We're very sorry!  This week, we talk about the Getúlio Vargas period and how this controversial dictator is responsible for a lot of the cultural stereotypes that most foreigners know about Brazil. We also talk about Pokémon, Aleisteir Crowley, and curse words in Brazilian Portuguese. We promise you, it was worth the wait! We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all essential workers, for keeping us safe. And you, our lovely listeners. 
01:04:35
October 10, 2020
Movie Nuts: the one with Central Station and the podcast on The Rocks
Hi, friends! We are SO sorry about how late we are this week. The life of indie podcasting is a thrill! This week we talk about The Rock's endorsment, Men at Work's significant contribution to music, and the 1998 Brazilian film Central Station. We were also supposed to talk about Zulu (1964), but let's just pretend the equipment didn't record that. We'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and essential workers for keeping us safe. 
58:18
October 3, 2020
The State of Your Nuts: Amapá
Hello, friends! This week we return with another State of Your Nuts, this time talking about the state of the Republic of Cunani, marabaixo, steamed shrimp, and men fighting over blow-up dolls! Say howdy to Amapá! In the meantime, hear Larissa get embarassed over saying something she shouldn't have, Gareth confuse Law & Order: SVU with NCIS: LA, Larissa confuse Matt Damon and Chris O'Donell, and both of them not realising they should be saying LL Cool J rather than Ice T. Your homework for next week: watch Central Station (1998) and Zulu (1964)! Yes, there will be a quiz! (Just for Gareth through). As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all essential workers for keeping us safe. #stayhome #wearamask #blm
01:04:53
September 25, 2020
Breaking Nuts: the one with money for black candidates
Hi, everyone! It's pod day! Today we break the news about a new campaign financing rule, that should improve chances for the election of black people in Brazil. Also, this was supposed to be a short episode, but apparently we a physically unable to do that, so enjoy us talking about Kim Kardashian, Avril Lavigne, and flat earthers.  Btw, Larissa made a booboo, and campaigning in Brazil actually begins on 26th - the 15th is when party conventions end. She says sorry. Last, but definitely not least, we'd like to dedicate this episode to Grannie Edith Muriel Hutt (1917-2020), who will live forever in our hearts and in the kindness of her daughter and granddaughter. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design, and essential workers, for keeping us safe. #stayhome #blm
01:02:40
September 18, 2020
The one with tragedies, farses, and vaccines
Hi, friends! Another week, another tale to tell. Today we jump into our way back machine to 1904 and remember the Vaccine Revolt and how bizarre it is that history really does repeat itself! Also, Gareth has linguistic deafness and refuses to admit it.   As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design. We'd also like to thank all essential workers, who keep us safe. #stayhome #blm
01:00:15
September 11, 2020
The one with all the (book) pirates RRRRRR!!!!
Hi, friends! Today we talk about the price of books in Brazil as the Bolsanaro government prepares to remove the tax-free status of this already pricey item. But why are books so pricey if they aren’t taxed? How does piracy work in Brazil? Well, this episode is free, so listen to find out! Also, would you wanna go on the first manned mission to Mars??? #terraformersneedbeans As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design. We also wanna thank essential workers for keeping us safe and, protesters everywhere, for fighting for a better world. #stayhome #blacklivesmatter #vidaspretasimportam
01:06:16
September 4, 2020
The one with... hum... stuff?
Hi, everyone! So, this week we kinda went crazy on the topics and talked about a bit of everything! Cities with the same name in Brazil cause confusion in Larissa’s household! Is Bolsonaro an idiot or a grifter? Was the Romero Britto thing funny or SUPER funny? So stay tuned for our recap of last week and learning WAY TOO MUCH about Gareth’s personal life! As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and the essential workers, for keeping us safe. And you, our lovely listeners. We love you. #stayhome #blm
46:17
August 28, 2020
Welsh Nuts: the one with Schrödinger's country
Hi, friends! Happy friday!  Today we got a Welsh Nuts for you, as Gareth takes the reigns and tells us all about A-levels and when Wales became a country. Kinda. Also, Larissa rants about universties overall and Geléia interjects. A LOT. Seriously, we've given up. She's just a part of the show now. We'd (all three of us) like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all essential workers for keeping us safe. (Geléia is particularly fond of the people who deliver her kibble.) #stayhome #blm
59:56
August 21, 2020
The State of Your Nuts: Acre
Hi, friends! Ready for some Brazil Nuts?  This week we come to you with a special series: The State of Your Nuts will describe each Brazilian state, some statistics (OF COURSE), some politics, some history, some geography, all to bring you a little closer to this continental country.  So, LET'S DO THIS THING!  P.S.: Larissa endorses responsible drinking. As always, we'd like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, the essential workers keeping us safe, and our wonderful listeners. #stayhome #wearamask #blm
41:05
August 14, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: The one with the big fat stereotypes
Hi, everyone! Hope you all had a smashing week! To get your weekend going, for this episode we use some silly maps to talk about Brazil, Larissa fixes a mistake at the expense of Gareth, and Gareth spreads the love about Doolittle (kind of). To see all the maps, go to our Twitter account, HERE! As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski, for our graphic design, and all essential workers out there, keeping us safe. #stayhome #blm P.S. First Nut of Knowledge was 10 minutes long. Just pointing it out.
45:25
August 7, 2020
The one with green, yellow, dark blue, and stars
Hi, friends! This week we talk Brazilian history and Larissa gets flag crazy! But just to make sure she’s actually “all there”, Gareth administered a Very Difficult Cognitive Test (patent pending) on her. And we have the cutest cameo ever! Follow us on Twitter, share our episodes, like them, tell your friends, your enemies, shout to strangers! We are always so grateful for your support. As always we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski, for the graphic design, and all the essential workers, keeping us safe.
45:01
July 31, 2020
Breaking Nuts: the one with the Russian Report
Hi, everyone! So sorry we’re late, but we bring treats! Well, no, we don’t, unless you like two people ranting about Brazilian and British politics, Russian interference, troll farms, Brexit, and how everything would’ve been just fine if it weren’t for those meddling elites! Please, like, subscribe, share, follow us on Twitter, all that good stuff! As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design. We also wanna thank all essential workers, keeping us safe. #stayhome #blm
32:01
July 24, 2020
The one where Larissa talks football! No, really
Hello, sports fans! This week we decided to stick with the military dictatorship and talk about Brazil’s victorious 1970 World Cup campaign and why it was actually a huge political win for dictator-in-chief, Emílio Garrastazu Médici. So listen up for some pretty creepy, nationalistic music and slogans, ramifications during the 70s (and ones that last until today), Pelé’s role in all of it, and how Marta is the world’s most awesome football player (don’t @ us about this). As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all essential workers out there, keeping us safe. Stay home and BLM!
01:02:11
July 17, 2020
CENSORED
Traditional corn flour cake 2 cups of corn flour  ½ cup of oil 1 cup of sugar  1 cup of milk 3 eggs 1 tablespoon of baking powder a pinch of salt 200 grams of grated cheese Mix eggs, oil, sugar, milk, and salt. When it's uniform, add corn flour, baking powder, and cheese.  Put batter in a greased and floured tin and bake in pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from tin after it cools!
24:53
July 10, 2020
Breaking Nuts: The one with the dogs, the minister, and the ninja
Hi, friends! Here we are, late. Again. But honestly, this one was a doozy. We had so much fun making it we’re not even sure there’s any substance to it and it was almost impossible to edit! But we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!  BTW, this a new type of Brazil Nuts: when we talk about some breaking news. Also, there are two special guests: Geléia and a sneaky ninja! As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design. A special thanks to essential workers and protesters, in particular, app delivery drivers everywhere. We support you in all your efforts for better working conditions. #brequedosapps
40:22
July 3, 2020
Welsh Nuts: The one with the devil from Swansea
Hi, friends! Pod day is here, so let us rejoice! Larissa was swamped this week, so instead of our regular Nut of Knowledge, Gareth took the reigns and gave us some of that Welsh history we all so desperately need. It’s a tale filled with trials and tribulations, revenge and missed connections, and at last, a happy ending. The fact that this revolves around a statue of the Angel of Darkness is neither here nor there. Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design. They would also like to thank essential workers and protesters out there, making this world slightly less awful. Music is "Corta-Jaca", by Chiquinha Gonzaga, performed by people unknown people.
30:30
June 26, 2020
Part 2: Abolition of slavery - The one with freedom, but no rights
Hi, friends! Look at us, all on time and everything! In today’s episode we talk about some Australian guy named Kevin, Trump and Bolsonaro’s inability to stand upright, and finish our discussion on the abolition of slavery in Brazil. So, this is a CONTENT WARNING, as some parts of our discussion may be a little heavy for some of you, especially now. As promised, there are some dates, facts, and names, and Larissa goes off on a few tangents, analyses, and rants. It wouldn’t be us without a Larissa-rant. And also as well, don’t mind the few obvious edits – lots of details that were very important to get right. We’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design. We also wanna all the essential workers out there, especially ones in minimum-wage jobs, and protesters fighting for racial equality and the end of police (brutality).
01:13:15
June 19, 2020
Part 1: Abolition of slavery - The one with the many shades of inequality
Hi, everyone! We are super late, yes, we know. It was a sound thing. ‘Nough said. Anyway, in this episode we talk, electoral reform in U.S. (again!), sex toys, Nic Cage, British cuisine and oh yeah, we begin our discussion on the abolition of slavery in Brazil. Mind you, this is just part 1 of 2. To get you guys in the know, we talk miscegenation, colourism, socioeconomic class, Machado de Assis, and the current Brazilian census. Next episode will be the more historical facts and stuff, including rebellions and quilombos, and some of the consequences we deal with today, which are in evidence with the worldwide protests. Oh yeah. At the end of the pod, Larissa talks about vinegar against tear gas. Use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water, ok? As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski, our beloved listeners, the essential workers, and the protesters. Really, you are awesome.
58:42
June 13, 2020
Welsh nuts: the one where Gareth schools Larissa on wrestling
Hi, friends! Sorry we're a little bit late, but here it is, fresh from the oven, our brand new episode! And things are bit different for this one: Gareth takes the lead and talks wrestling and Donald Trump and, once again, makes Larissa say something she never would and now it's recorded for the whole world to hear (well, that part is pretty standard, isn't it?).  Careful listening around kiddies. Although there's nothing Welsh about the topic, Gareth remains quite Welsh, thus the title for this role reversal episode, in lieu of our regular Nut of Knowledge. Have fun and thanks for listening! Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design. They would also like to thank the essential workers and protesters out there, making this world slightly less awful. This episode is dedicated to Luís Fernando Vale Gomes, who would've loved this story, but never got to hear it - shine on, you crazy diamond.
37:43
June 5, 2020
Breaking Nuts: The one with all the Cummings and goings of the Bolsonaros
Hello, friends! Happy Friday, aka Brazil Nuts Day! Today we got a doozy for you as Larissa rants away about the Bolsonaro family, government, and how this had led Brazil to be one of the worst countries in dealing with the pandemic and Gareth rants away about Dominic Cummings weird eye exam and total disregard for the British public. This is Brazil Nuts, tipping our hats to everyone who does topical podcasts, because it’s hard to keep up and keep the edits clean! Speaking of clean, some of us have got quite the potty mouth, so listen wisely around the little ones. Thank you for everyone who’s been supporting us, thank you if you’re new here! Thank you to Uoster Zielinski for the graphics and to all the essential workers out there.
54:12
May 29, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: The one in which Larissa says "balls" a lot
Hello, friends and welcome to this week’s Nut of Knowledge! This week we’re back with a quickie, episode, that is, on the song that we use to open and close our pod. That song was written by Chiquinha Gonzaga, in 1895, and is mostly known as “Corta-Jaca”. Listen to the episode to find out why it is known for the emancipation of Brazilian popular music. As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
13:42
May 22, 2020
Part 2: The one where we go back to the... present?
Hi, friends! To keep with our schedule, we’re releasing part 2 of our political parties saga today. So the parties continue, but they're the kind where the cheese dip has been at room temperature for several hours, and everyone is nervously eyeing the exit worried that the host could bust out a Twister board at any moment. The sexiness, as usual, is all up to Gareth.  This episode deals with all the nutty goodness of Brazil post-military dictatorship and up to now. This one is a bit… listen with caution around kids? Okay, have fun! Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers who are keeping us safe. Song is “Corta-Jaca”, by Chiquinha Gonzaga, written in 1895 and performed by people we don’t know but think is copyright free.
54:06
May 19, 2020
Part 1: The one with many parties, but not the sexy kind
Hi, everyone! So sorry we’re late! All in the name of good podcasting, we promise. This episode is all about Brazilian political parties, including a startingly discovery in Larissa’s family history. Because it turned out quite long, we made into a two-parter: part 1 will give you the history and part 2 will slide into your DMs in a few days with the contemporary stuff. As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, with a particular shout out this week to veterinarians. And also as well, we’d like to thank you, yes, YOU, our listeners! It’s so awesome to have you here! Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and rate us!
49:10
May 15, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: Tiradentes
SURPRISE POD! Hey, everyone! We've missed you! And because of that, we decided that two weeks is way too much time in between episodes. But we are just not able to work, care for our loved ones, survive a pandemic, and make a full episode every week, so we're gonna hit you with some quick and fun content on our off-weeks! Cool? Cool! This week's Nut of Knowledge was recorded on April 21st, aka Day of Tiradentes, and Gareth wanted to know the who, why, when, and what of it all. Next week we're back with a full episode! #stayhome #savelives Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinkski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
12:60
May 8, 2020
Breaking Nuts: The one that made Larissa cry
Hello, everyone! Again! Twice in the same day – but for good reason. This is our special episode on the coronavirus pandemic and how it has been affecting Brazil. Or rather, how the existing structure and politicians in Brazil are shaping the consequences of the pandemic in the country. This episode touches on Bolsonaro, the military in his cabinet, differences between states, and, more importantly, the lack of accurate numbers. Brazil has now, officially, nearly 80.000 cases and over 5.000 deaths. When we recorded, on 29 April, it was closed to 72 thousand cases and the city of Blumenau (SC), lifted lockdown and saw it case number shoot up by 173%. The country has become one of the most affected countries in the world, something that has gone severely underreported by the international media. Don’t forget to also tune in to our regular episode, where we discuss the Brazilian public healthcare system, the SUS. Oh, as usual, bit of a disclaimer: we’re still fixing up our sound, so please don’t mind any little bumps here and there. We made this episode over the course of one week due to this issue, so some things might have been be repeated; but the data is all as recent as the day of recording.
01:06:43
May 1, 2020
The one with socialised medicine
Hello, everyone! Here we are, with a brand new episode! With the pandemic ranging on and the number of cases in Brazil growing, we thought a bit of background on the largest public healthcare system in world would make for an interesting topic. Socialised medicine, yay! Bit of a thing though: we “banked” a few episodes before we started releasing and this one was actually recorded a bit later – so don’t mind the couple moments of “remember when we talked about this?”, because you haven’t actually heard that. And also as well (as our lovely Gareth Davies would say), we’ve made a special episode on the pandemic alone, so make sure you listen to that. Thank you for everyone who’s been supporting us, thank you if you’re new here! Thank you to Uoster Zielinski for the graphics and to all the essential workers out there.
58:04
May 1, 2020
The one that made Gareth go AAAAAHHHH
Hi, everyone! Welcome to our first episode! We are so grateful you’re here, listening to us babble. First things first: (TW) this episode discusses violence against women, particularly rape, on two separate occasions. If that’s not something you can hear right now, we completely understand if you wanna skip this one. Second thing: SOMEONE did not record the first couple of minutes of the episode, so the audio is a little funky – it normalises real soon. Third: this episode was recorded on International Women’s Day, right around the day when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the United States’ primaries. Why does that make a difference in a Brazilian politics podcast? Because we discuss mandatory voting, yaaayyyyy! So, stick around, listen about IWD, Elizabeth Warren, the existence of a ginger sloth, and how Brazilians cast their votes! If you like the episode or if you like us personally, please like, rate, subscribe, all that good stuff that puts us up on the rankings and gets more people to listen to us. If you don’t like the episode and you don’t like us, can you still do it? Please? It’s good karma, we hear. Also if you REALLY liked it and if you can, you can buy us a coffee on our Ko-fi page! Isn’t that fun? Larissa and Gareth would, as always, like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, who go out, so we can stay home. Podcast music is: “Corta-jaca” by Chiquinha Gonzaga
01:08:11
April 17, 2020
Brazil Nuts: THE TRAILER
Hi, everyone! We made a trailer for you! The release date for our first episode is April 17th, but for now, find out what we're all about and all the fun we're having making this! Thank you for listening and like, subscribe, do all the social media things that one does, and let's keep having fun!
02:58
April 12, 2020