Friday, May 29, 2020

“Timestorm” Returns with a New Season and Joins the TRAX Podcast Network for Tween Audiences

TIMESTORM

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9. New episodes will be available weekly on Tuesdays. 
WHERE: TimestormSeries.com, TRAX.fm, Apple Podcasts, and on listening platforms where podcasts are available.
FEE: free

Timestorm, a fiction podcast about 12-year-old twins who travel through time to preserve Puerto Rico’s true history, will launch its second season.

The Timestorm podcast series follows the Ventura twins from Newark, New Jersey, who are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: witness, find, and remember overlooked people and events from their culture’s past. In the twenty-first century, the twins must navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret.

Timestorm also recently joined TRAX from PRX, a new network for 9-13-year-old audiences featuring programming that entertains, empowers, and educates.

“We’re thrilled to continue the story of Timestorm as part of TRAX, which is committed to offering free high-quality, inclusive content for preteens and teens,” said Dania Ramos (right, with Michael Aquino), Timestorm’s creator. “In season 2, the Ventura twins will travel to three continents and three centuries on a quest that expands their understanding of Puerto Rican identity.”

Timestorm offers engaging, humorous, and fun moments that boldly approach topics and experiences that lend to discussion, personal reflection, and creativity,” said Michelle Smawley, executive producer of TRAX.

Cocotazo Media offers free supplemental materials for Timestorm, including resource guides and episode transcripts, which are also available here.

Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media in partnership with TRAX. The series is written and directed by Dania Ramos with sound design and original music by Michael Aquino. Andrew Siañez-De La O (below left) also writes for the podcast.

Featuring an array of talented actors and creatives, voices heard on Timestorm include Leilany Figueroa from Montclair, NJ; Claudio Venancio from Rahway, NJ; Joel D. Arandia from West Orange, NJ; Jessica Bracken from Clifton, NJ; Jennica Carmona from West Orange, NJ; Frances Ramos from NYC; Walter F. Rodriguez from Budd Lake, NJ; Alicia Rivas from Jersey City, NJ; Orlando Segarra from NYC; and Angelica Ubiera from North Bergen, NJ.

Timestorm was selected for the first cohort of the Google Podcasts creator program from Google and PRX in 2019, an incubator for innovative audio creators from around the world. The podcast series was also recently named a Best Family and Kids Podcast honoree in the 24th Annual Webby Awards celebrating excellence and creativity among makers across the Internet.

About Cocotazo Media

Cocotazo Media, based in Bloomfield, NJ, creates audio content by independent artists of all backgrounds. Founded by Michael Aquino and Dania Ramos, Cocotazo Media produces the award-winning podcast Timestorm in partnership with TRAX from PRX. Michael Aquino is a sound designer, audio engineer, and musician. He has released two solo albums, Giants Will Fall and City Stars (Cocotazo Music). Dania Ramos is a writer and teaching artist. She’s the author of the middle-grade books Ignacio in the Dark and Who’s Ju? (Northampton House Press).