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Judy Ley Allen Mexico Centered

Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico

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The "Judy Ley Allen Mexico Centered" podcast features interviews with academics, former government officials and other experts on issues central to the U.S.-Mexico relation. The podcast is hosted by the Baker Institute's Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University in Houston, Texas. For more information on our work, please visit https://www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-the-united-states-and-mexico/
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Ink Well: A Tintero Projects & Inprint Podcast

Ink Well: A Tintero Projects & Inprint Podcast

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Ink Well, a podcast presented by Tintero Projects & Inprint "Ink well." —a suggestion/salutation/blessing to the literary community of Houston, the Texas Gulf Coast, and beyond. Join writers, educators, activists, and founders of Tintero Projects Jasminne and Lupe Mendez, as they work with Inprint, a 30+ year old nonprofit literary arts organization in Houston, Texas, to host Ink Well, a new podcast for anyone engaged in the world of reading and writing. With their energy, charismatic wit, a ...
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In this episode we sit down with Javier Martin Reyes, researcher at the Institute for Legal Research at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) for a conversation on Mexico's post-presidential election scenarios and their possible legal consequences. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit ou…
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As Mexico's current presidential administration approaches its final days, key questions about the country’s future arise. Some of the critical challenges facing Mexico range from political to democratic principles, such as the growing poverty rate, the state of public safety, and the U.S.–Mexico binational relationship. How will the next president…
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We're back! After a hiatus of almost 2 years the Mexico Centered podcast returns...and just in time for Mexico's 2024 presidential elections. In this episode, a crossover with the Baker Institute's Baker Briefing podcast, host and Baker Institute fellow Edward M. Emmett sits down with Tony Payan, director, and Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, scholar, …
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First new episode in almost a dang year...sorry about that...I'll try and do better ...here's a chat with the amazing Dean Lamb...I'm a bit rusty and have a new puppy that's been frying my brain.. but Dean's a good dude and let me talk ...maybe too much ...anyway...enjoy :) Connect with Dean https://www.instagram.com/dean_lamb_ Connect with Chrys h…
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*This episode was recorded in May 2023. Thanks for your patience in waiting for new episodes...this being a passion project had to take a backseat in my life in 2023 while putting energy in to other areas of life...not sure how often I'll get around to it in 2024 but I would like to do a few a month if possible. We will see...for now please enjoy t…
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In this recent episode I chat with renowned guitarist Eyal Levi of the metal band Daath, we covered the latest singles, the forthcoming album, his rad metal guitarist podcast Riff Hard and his innovative Unstoppable Recording Machine project. Levi shared some valuable tips around guitar picks as well as a few ideas on how to enhance your recordings…
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Jake and I catch up around the new 'Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre' album, our extensive love for Devin Townsend and finding balance within a democratic creative environment. We talk through Jake's early years and what it was like having John Petrucci as his uncle and first guitar teacher as well, enjoy! Connect with Jake https://www.instagram.c…
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A wild 3hr 'side mission' stream of consciousness chat with an amazing modern composer. Jesse and I talk through all sorts of topics around work, music and life...aaaand some UAP, Roswsell & tinfoil hat sheeeit too 🤘🏼😂 Enjoy! This episode brought you by @RoswellProAudio Microphones. Check out the Mini K series here: https://roswellproaudio.com/coll…
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Kilian and I catch up and talk about our struggles through the pandemic, crazy tour sleeping situations and the importance of having at least one good friend to help set you straight when self-doubt creeps in, enjoy! Connect with Kilian https://www.instagram.com/kilianduartebass/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's…
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Sarah and I chop it up around life, music, talk therapy & how dinosaurs most definitely built the pyramids, enjoy! This episode sponsored by Happy Cable https://happycablecompany.com/collections/the-signature-happy-cable Connect with Sarah https://www.instagram.com/joanne_music/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's …
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Nick shares much about his outlook and approach to both his music and his life as of late...what a phenomenal player and all around human, enjoy! Connect with Nick https://www.instagram.com/nickjohnstonmusic/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the po…
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David takes some time away from being a new father to chat with me about life, music & his main Kiesel guitar used for the writing and recording of Bilo IV, enjoy! Connect with David https://www.instagram.com/davidmaximmicic/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=…
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Javier asks THE question...'is there really anything heavier than Meshuggah?' Press play to hear our thoughts on the topic and many more, enjoy! Connect with Javier https://www.instagram.com/jjavierreyess/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the pod b…
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Minni Jo is an amazing creative human that weaves her love of EDM, Fantasy, Bowie, Bjork & Ella into her own unique electronic fairy soundscape, enjoy! Connect with Minni Jo https://www.instagram.com/mj.noble/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the p…
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Jason has a new signature Ultex Sharp Mini w/ Dunlop and it rips!!! New solo album, new tab book & writing for the new All That Remains album...awwww yeah Bb Player's Pick is back! Enjoy :) Connect with Jason https://www.instagram.com/jasonreevesrichardson/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.insta…
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In his final episode as host, Enrique Quezada sits down with Tony Payan, director of the Baker Institute Center for the U.S. and Mexico, to look back at how the podcast started and the role it has played at the Center. Enrique talks about preparing for interviews and the behind-the-scenes work to produce Mexico Centered. For more information on the…
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Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of Big Bend National Park, and Javier Ochoa, subdirector of the protected areas Maderas del Carmen and Ocampo, talk about the different models of conservation the U.S. and Mexico have, their day-to-day activities, and the numerous ways in which they collaborate across the border to the benefit of the ecosystem they sh…
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Chris and I chat about guitars, octave pedals, those old Alien EB3 picks and the new CROBOT album 'Feel This' out now on all platforms, enjoy! Connect with Chris https://www.instagram.com/crobotband/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the pod by buyi…
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Alejandro Cruz, director of special studies at BGC Ulises Beltrán y Asociados and an expert in local elections in Mexico, discusses the results of the June 2022 local elections in Mexico and their significance for the López Obrador administration and the president’s party. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and…
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Ryan is my oldest guitar playing buddy. We met Pantera together when we were 16, we toured our old Seattle band ONLY HUMAN up and down the West Coast of the US multiple times and we have been guitar and music nerds the whole time. Ryan's solo project IXION has a new album out called ESCALATION OF ARROGANCE available now on all platforms, enjoy! Con…
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Paul and I catch up around his recent efforts to heal and process the loss of long time friends and band mates Sean Reinert & Sean Malone. Hallucinogenic journeys in Jamaica, yoga, meditation, the re-release of Aeon Spoke material and preparing for the 30th Anniversary of Focus, enjoy! Connect with Paul https://www.instagram.com/paulmasvidal/?hl=en…
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Kurt shares great stories and insights around his approach to life, music, guitar building & some sweet studio wisdom from his time with T-Bone Burnett to boot! Enjoy! Connect with Kurt https://bodeans.com/ Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the pod by buy…
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Mat shows off his fresh custom guitars from Kiesel and shares some great insights about the writing process of Puscifer. Catch them on tour starting June 9th in Las Vegas, enjoy! Connect with Mat https://www.instagram.com/matmitchell/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpod…
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Ro is a masterful composer and sensational lead player admired by many worldwide. He shares about the struggles of working for someone versus being solely independent and about the risk of releasing an all acoustic album...he's a good egg, enjoy! Connect with Ro https://www.instagram.com/ibuiltthesky/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohns…
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Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River, discusses his recent article for Audubon Magazine where he wrote about a grand dream for an international park encompassing Big Bend on the U.S side and Santa Elena and Maderas del Carmen on the Mexican side. Cantú talks about what he learned during his visit about the different approaches of the…
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A wonderful human and a profound player, Adam has deep themes of patience and persistence in life and his music. You are bound to love him and his beautiful playing, enjoy! Connect with Adam https://www.instagram.com/adammillerguitar/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpod…
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John walks us through his new solo album 'Thunderheads', through much of CANDIRIA's history album by album & that one time he asked Nels Cline to play on 300% Density, enjoy! Connect with John https://www.instagram.com/lamacchiamusic/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpod…
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Richard J. Kilroy, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico and associate professor of politics at Coastal Carolina University, discusses the role of Mexico’s National Guard in President López Obrador’s public safety strategy. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our web…
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'Tone Master' Timmons surprises us with a demo of his yet to be announced signature stereo delay/reverb pedal, speaks about the magic of always staying a student and how important it is to do good things in this life...Andy's new album 'Electric Truth' is out April 1st 2022, enjoy! Connect with Andy https://www.instagram.com/andytimmonsofficial/?hl…
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One of the nicest humans on the planet took some time to talk with me ...he just so happens to play a mean shred lick or two. Some day I hope he gets the recognition he deserves ...him and his band are hard working ...they just might make something of themselves ...only time will tell 😂 Sincerely though I truly love how sweet, funny and kind John i…
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Peniley Ramírez, investigative journalist and columnist for the newspaper Reforma, talks about the dangers of being a journalist in Mexico, the mechanisms in place to protect journalists, and the relationship between Lopez Obrador and the media. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our website, a…
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Sophie was about to start her study to be a forensic scientist then suddenly had a change of heart to be a rock star instead. She recounts her early days of punching guitar picks out of credit cards & dreaming of how she might become a famous pick designer some day. She shares her struggles of overcoming regular bouts of imposter syndrome and what …
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Josh and I recount the last decade of working together specifically around his obsession with 9 string guitars... and here we are .... doing a thing for the first time, again. Enjoy! Connect with Joshua https://www.instagram.com/thejoshuatravis/ Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspi…
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A spirited existential exchange with the great & peaceful Steve Vai himself, enjoy! Connect with Steve https://www.instagram.com/stevevaihimself/?hl=en Connect with Chrys https://www.chrysjohnson.com Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support the pod by buying some Player's Pick merch! https://chrys-johnson-des…
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Meet the uber talented multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter ...Ms Sarah Gibson! Sarah is a delight...a sweet creative human that is always working on music...always. Truly looking forward to the debut of her original music. This is Sarah's very first interview ...anywhere, ever. Enjoy! Connect with Sarah https://www.instagram.com/sargibson/ Con…
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Kevin and I catch up around touring and new moves coming up with the Tommy Vext and Lone Wolf camp. He shares much about his early years, getting into music and his journey through radical transformation, enjoy! Follow Kevin: https://www.instagram.com/thecreekman/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick http…
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Jon's on the hunt for the perfect pick so I sent him a care pack of plecs to consider ...we narrow things down a bit and let the conversation take some left turns before coming back around to the hunt at hand, enjoy! Follow Jon: https://www.instagram.com/jondretto/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick htt…
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Tony Payan, director of the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, discusses what happened in 2021 to Mexico’s economy, politics, public health, and to the binational relationship with the United States. He also sets out expectations for 2022. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visi…
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Andy shares about life & creativity during the pandemic, moving to Vegas to join 5FDP, guitar picks, solo albums and thoughts about leaving a legacy, enjoy! Follow Andy: https://www.instagram.com/andyjamesguitar/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Supp…
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José Núñez, the vice president for Global Development at Houston Methodist’s Global Health Care Services, talks about how Mexican patients access healthcare services in the United States, what Houston Methodist’s partnerships with the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and Mexico City’s ABC Medical Center entail, and how the coronavirus pandemic af…
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Paul joyfully drops a tons of sage wisdom for all us students on the path towards guitar tone greatness and mastering our own technical difficulties, enjoy! Follow Paul https://www.instagram.com/paulgilbert_official/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en …
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Yngwie goes in deep about his writing process on his latest record, his approach to making records through the years and how he's able to keep things exciting and fresh through regular improvisation, enjoy! Follow Yngwie https://www.instagram.com/yngwiemalmsteen_official/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's P…
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Alicia Kerber Palma, consul general of Mexico in Houston since 2019, talks about her time in the Mexican Foreign Service, the programs and services provided by Mexico’s Consulate General in Houston, feminist foreign policy, and the binational relationship. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our…
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Marty shares a story about using the mojo of Slash's guitar pick to nail a difficult part while in the studio recording Rust In Peace and much more, enjoy! Follow Marty https://www.instagram.com/martyfriedman/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Support…
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Jeff shares much about the early days with Nevermore and getting a call from Chuck Schuldiner to open for a whole month long Death tour...oh...and he may or may not have showed off his new Signature Jackson 7 string soloist, enjoy! Follow Jeff https://www.instagram.com/jeffloomis1/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow …
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Connor and I meet for the first time and chat it up around unwanted successes, his Strandberg guitars and the work inspirations for his latest EP, enjoy! Follow Connor https://www.instagram.com/connor.kaminski/?hl=en Follow Chrys https://www.instagram.com/c__333j/?hl=en Follow Player's Pick https://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=en Suppor…
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