Classy with Jonathan Menjivar
“The show came about because I grew up working-class,” says Jonathan Menjivar, creator and host of Classy with Jonathan Menjivar, Apple Podcasts' Spotlight show for September 2023. "I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about that, and I wanted to talk to people about it.”Menjivar was a blue-collar Latino kid who started working in media and became someone who likes oysters, wears cashmere socks, and is very conflicted about all of it. A reporter and senior podcast producer for Audacy's Pineapple Street Studios, Menjivar came to podcasts through public radio where he worked at shows like This American Life and Fr...
Sabina Wex • PodcastReview.org • Aug 22, 2023
"...it attempts to articulate a social system we can’t necessarily see, but that colors everything we do. This is why Classy is so good. Menjivar understands that class is more than just a tax bracket, or the amount of money you grew up with. It’s how you notice things most people don’t, or how you feel weird when you should feel normal. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. Classy just ended its current run, but I hope it comes back for more."