Timestorm

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Publisher:
Cocotazo Media, PRX, TRAX

Timestorm

4.9/5

Critic Rating

The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, the twins understand what’s at stake for their ancestral homeland. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, the twins do all...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lauri Anderson • Common Sense Media Apr 4, 2022

"The show's charming fictional characters and entertaining audio production make remembering lesser-told histories fun and meaningful. Timestorm may be specifically meaningful to those with Puerto Rican or Latino heritage, but opens an important broader conversation about which histories get told, and what their impact can be. Overall, Timestorm keeps the adventure fun and positive, without watering down the challenges of coming-of-age and finding one's place in history."

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Score: 5

Elena Fernández Collins • Discover Pods Dec 19, 2021

"The representation here is strong in creators and cast, as well as in the message it sends about histories that have been erased by colonization and oppression. It takes a positive and hopeful outlook..."

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Score: 4.5

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Aug 25, 2021

"(Season 3) We still got a fantastic final season full of plenty of great moments and episodes. Season three differs in a couple ways from its predecessors. The quests are also slightly different. I did very much enjoy this season of Timestorm. The writing was still very much on-point. The acting was just as excellent as always. There was clearly a lot of love and dedication put into this season, as is to be expected from Timestorm."

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Score: 5

Pamela Rogers • School Library Journal Jun 24, 2021

"Timestorm has plenty of content to enthrall its listeners, including bloopers, recaps, and mini-episodes. For budding historians, intrepid globe trekkers, and anyone who enjoys complex, immersive, gratifying storytelling."

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Score: 4.8

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Mar 28, 2020

"(Season 1) ...despite being aimed at kids, I firmly believe that this podcast can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. One thing that I liked about Timestorm was the way it gave equal time to Alexa and Beni's lives in the present day as it did to the time travel adventures. While the writing is overall good, there is one minor bit of criticism I do have. It is repeatedly shown that Beni gets picked on by the school bully Thad because of his love of comic books and video games. Then it turns out that Thad...We also later find out that Thad is a Muslim, but we mostly know this because of an off-hand comment he made. Never thought of Thad, which I assumed was short for Thaddeus, as a Muslim name."

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