My Mexican Mistake(s)

“There’s Nothing Better Than A Big Street That Goes In A Big Circle”

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By La Gringa Novelera
Five years ago, I was a Gang Prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. One winter night, I decided to try an experiment: Could I learn Spanish from watching a telenovela? Five years later, I left my job and Chicago, to move to Mexico City, to write the telenovela of my dreams. I don’t understand Spanish or The Metric System. Just like in a great telenovela,, anything can happen... Stay tuned!
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31:55
August 16, 2019
“The Mistakes Of Others.”
Ancient Civilizations Had More In Common With Chicago And Hollywood Than You Would Think.
40:54
August 2, 2019
“The REAL ‘El Grito!!’”
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I’m Lucky That I Wasn’t Arrested!
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28:08
July 19, 2019
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I’ll give you two clues: When the mistakes can lead to Decapitation or Tour Guides...
22:49
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This time, My Mexican Mistakes implicate Customs And Immigration, so these mistakes are Muy Serioso!!!
23:06
July 5, 2019
“I’m Not The Only Person Making Mistakes In Mexico City, I Am Happy To Report!”
I’m a lifelong Chicagoan who recently moved to Mexico City, where I make plenty of mistakes every day! When a police sergeant pointed out my most recent mistake, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! But then I realized, I’m not the only person making Mistakes in Mexico! And I felt much better about myself!
42:22
June 21, 2019
“Happiness Is Just Around The Corner. Unless You Turn The Wrong Way.”
Join me as I continue to look for an apartment in the land of Scary Stairs, Scary Sidewalks, and Streets So Wide You Have Time For A Taco In The Median, Waiting For The Light To Change.
33:52
June 15, 2019
“‘M’ Is For Murder. And Also “Mujer.”
Mistakes and hijinx abound at “The Mall Of Iron” when I am directed into a co-ed bathroom. And I’d also like to know the Kleenex budget for the telenovela “Mi Pecado.” And why the family in the movie “Roma” had a dog.
38:59
June 11, 2019
“There’s Nothing Better Than A Big Street That Goes In A Big Circle”
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21:16
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40:25
June 5, 2019
My First Podcast Live From Mexico City!
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