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Kizaya means "home" in Náhuatl, the language of the Nahua peoples of Mexico. We are a full-service podcast production house based in Mexico City, with clients around the world.


We work closely with our clients to develop unique, well-reported and powerfully told stories meant to be listened to. We believe audio storytelling is indeed the theatre of the mind.

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We are a team of producers, journalists, audio engineers and musicians who work together to create original content in English and Spanish for news media and brands. We have over 10 years' experience in original reporting, storytelling and native advertising.

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Lucina Melesio

Lucina Melesio Friedman is founder and managing director at Kizaya. She is an award-winning journalist, host and multimedia producer who has reported from Mexico City, New York City, London and Washington D.C. Her stories have featured on Spotify, the New York Times’s T-Brand Studio, Al Jazeera English, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Gatopardo, FiveThirtyEight, Scientific American, Physics World, Newsweek, Univision, BBC World Service, among other outlets.

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