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Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

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Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

Overseas Radio Network

11
Followers
84
Plays
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Colombia Calling is your first stop for everything you ever wanted to know about Colombia. Interviewing experts in the travel industry, dealing with security issues and explaining the cultural nuances of this newly fashionable destination, Colombia Calling is hosted by Anglo Canadian expat Richard McColl.

Latest Episodes

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

In our final episode of this three-part series with journalist Nadja Drost on crossing the Darien Gap, we bring the conversation back to the article Drost wrote for California Sunday magazine in April 2020. We discuss her experiences on the trail, the physical toll the journey took on her and delve into the extreme nature of thrill seekers in search of their next off-limits adventures such as in the Darien

27 MIN1 d ago
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Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off in Part 1, Canadian journalist Nadja Drost continues her tale of travel alongside desperate migrants from all over the world in their hopeful quest of reaching the United States. At times, this does not make for easy listening

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

In what is a three-part series on the Colombia Calling podcast, we'll be exploring the realities - warts and all - of crossing the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama. Canadian journalist Nadja Drost made the crossing in 2019 and her excellent piece came out in the California Sunday Magazine in April 2020. It makes for a terrifying and harrowing read, but is arguably one of the best articles I have read so far this year

46 MIN2 w ago
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Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Both a successful Judge and a Barrister in the UK, Sarah Lucy Cooper's life could have taken an extremely different course were foreigners permitted to practice law in Colombia. However, as we learn in Episode 323 of the Colombia Calling podcast, her 1990 introduction to Colombia defined the course she took in her life back home

44 MIN3 w ago
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How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Managing a small business during the Covid-19 pandemic

We are all suffering due to the Corona virus pandemic which has swept the world and some more than others, and here at the Colombia Calling podcast, we have the opportunity to talk to a small business owner in San Gil, Santander to see how he is faring. Shaun Clohesy is a long-time australian transplant to Colombia and is responsible for opening up one of the original hostels in this country, the Macondo in San Gil

41 MINAPR 28
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Managing a small business during the Covid-19 pandemic

The American Influencer and Youtuber in Colombia

With upwards of 900,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, "Un Colombiano Mas," and with entries routinely drawing more than a million views, Zach Morris is undisputedly a one man positive public relations campaign for all things to do with Colombia!

47 MINAPR 21
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The American Influencer and Youtuber in Colombia

A deep dive into the reality of Colombia's cocaine trade

In fifteen years covering Colombia, this is the best book I’ve ever read about the cocaine trade. If you want to understand why the drugs are produced here, then how they get to the U.S., there’s no better guide." (Matthew Bristow, former Colombia bureau chief, Bloomberg News)

53 MINAPR 14
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A deep dive into the reality of Colombia's cocaine trade

The Quarantine Chronicles in Bogotá, Colombia

How is your relationship faring under the Covid19/ Corona Virus lockdown, how are you keeping sane, have you stuck to a routine, are you all alone and now talking to your pet(s)? It's a time of tragedy for sure, but in order to share a different perspective of life in a quarantine in Bogotá, Peter Dale, a founding member of the Bogotá Writers, shares with us some extracts from his "Covidiary," now entitled: "The Quarantine Chroncles."

47 MINAPR 7
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The Quarantine Chronicles in Bogotá, Colombia

Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

Before the Corona virus reached Colombia, President Duque and his political patron, former president Alvaro Uribe, were in danger of drowning in the scandal engulfing them. To keep it brief, and Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports will explain this further in the podcast, there is the very real possibility that Duque won the presidential contest in 2018 with a campaign of vote-buying in various parts of the Colombia

54 MINMAR 24
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Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

The Problem with Cauca, Colombia

Elizabeth Dickinson has been Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia since 2019. Her work centers around armed conflict dynamics in the country and the implementation of the 2016 peace accord between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas. Previously a journalist, Elizabeth first reported from Colombia in 2011, covering topics including criminal and armed group violence, illegal mining, migration, and national politics

41 MINMAR 17
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The Problem with Cauca, Colombia

Latest Episodes

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

In our final episode of this three-part series with journalist Nadja Drost on crossing the Darien Gap, we bring the conversation back to the article Drost wrote for California Sunday magazine in April 2020. We discuss her experiences on the trail, the physical toll the journey took on her and delve into the extreme nature of thrill seekers in search of their next off-limits adventures such as in the Darien

27 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off in Part 1, Canadian journalist Nadja Drost continues her tale of travel alongside desperate migrants from all over the world in their hopeful quest of reaching the United States. At times, this does not make for easy listening

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

In what is a three-part series on the Colombia Calling podcast, we'll be exploring the realities - warts and all - of crossing the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama. Canadian journalist Nadja Drost made the crossing in 2019 and her excellent piece came out in the California Sunday Magazine in April 2020. It makes for a terrifying and harrowing read, but is arguably one of the best articles I have read so far this year

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Both a successful Judge and a Barrister in the UK, Sarah Lucy Cooper's life could have taken an extremely different course were foreigners permitted to practice law in Colombia. However, as we learn in Episode 323 of the Colombia Calling podcast, her 1990 introduction to Colombia defined the course she took in her life back home

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Managing a small business during the Covid-19 pandemic

We are all suffering due to the Corona virus pandemic which has swept the world and some more than others, and here at the Colombia Calling podcast, we have the opportunity to talk to a small business owner in San Gil, Santander to see how he is faring. Shaun Clohesy is a long-time australian transplant to Colombia and is responsible for opening up one of the original hostels in this country, the Macondo in San Gil

41 MINAPR 28
Comments
Managing a small business during the Covid-19 pandemic

The American Influencer and Youtuber in Colombia

With upwards of 900,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, "Un Colombiano Mas," and with entries routinely drawing more than a million views, Zach Morris is undisputedly a one man positive public relations campaign for all things to do with Colombia!

47 MINAPR 21
Comments
The American Influencer and Youtuber in Colombia

A deep dive into the reality of Colombia's cocaine trade

In fifteen years covering Colombia, this is the best book I’ve ever read about the cocaine trade. If you want to understand why the drugs are produced here, then how they get to the U.S., there’s no better guide." (Matthew Bristow, former Colombia bureau chief, Bloomberg News)

53 MINAPR 14
Comments
A deep dive into the reality of Colombia's cocaine trade

The Quarantine Chronicles in Bogotá, Colombia

How is your relationship faring under the Covid19/ Corona Virus lockdown, how are you keeping sane, have you stuck to a routine, are you all alone and now talking to your pet(s)? It's a time of tragedy for sure, but in order to share a different perspective of life in a quarantine in Bogotá, Peter Dale, a founding member of the Bogotá Writers, shares with us some extracts from his "Covidiary," now entitled: "The Quarantine Chroncles."

47 MINAPR 7
Comments
The Quarantine Chronicles in Bogotá, Colombia

Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

Before the Corona virus reached Colombia, President Duque and his political patron, former president Alvaro Uribe, were in danger of drowning in the scandal engulfing them. To keep it brief, and Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports will explain this further in the podcast, there is the very real possibility that Duque won the presidential contest in 2018 with a campaign of vote-buying in various parts of the Colombia

54 MINMAR 24
Comments
Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

The Problem with Cauca, Colombia

Elizabeth Dickinson has been Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia since 2019. Her work centers around armed conflict dynamics in the country and the implementation of the 2016 peace accord between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas. Previously a journalist, Elizabeth first reported from Colombia in 2011, covering topics including criminal and armed group violence, illegal mining, migration, and national politics

41 MINMAR 17
Comments
The Problem with Cauca, Colombia
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