EXCLUSIVE: La Coctelera, the multilingual podcast studio, has signed with ICM.
The company, which is behind podcasts such as The Mathematics of the Historiaalso signed a deal with children’s audio company Tumble Media to create Spanish-language and bilingual podcasts.
La Coctelera specializes in producing bilingual English/Spanish podcasts with a focus on Latinx American audiences, as well as Latin America and Spain and was co-founded by journalists Nuria Net and Alex Garcia Amat
The company is currently producing Audible’s first fully bilingual podcast, about the Latinx pioneers of punk music, which will debut in English and Spanish versions in the spring of 2022.
he series The Mathematics of the Historia is a Spanish-language docufiction series involving Salvador Dalí, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the Cold War, exclusively for Danish podcast platform Podimo.
La Coctelera Music is now working with Tumble Media, also taken over by ICM, to produce children’s series in Spanish.
The two companies have worked together before when Tumble produced an episode answering children’s questions about the Covid-19 pandemic and La Coctelera adapted it into Spanish.
This led to a series of standalone podcasts, Tumble En Español, hosted by Net and Alvaro Ramos. This is the first-ever English-Spanish adaptation of a children’s podcast.
“Tumble en Español was such a rewarding experience, especially because it elicited such a warm reception and excitement from listeners almost immediately,” Nuria Net said. “As a parent raising bilingual children myself, there is such a dearth of quality storytelling and well-produced podcasts for kids that we can listen to as a family. I’m so excited to be able to produce exciting and culturally relevant children’s podcasts alongside our partners at Tumble Media.
“Working with La Coctelera was a dream,” added Lindsay Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Tumble Media. “We immediately recognized that we were doing something that had never been done before, and that there was a huge opportunity to launch Spanish and bilingual podcasts for children.”