Mon, 29 December 2014
Jim Davies is the kind of person I want to sit down with and buy a beer or three and listen to his tales of derring do here in Colombia. The incongruity of it all is almost too much to fathom as he regales us in this week's episode with stories about his new friendship with the one and only Faustino Asprilla, his facebook friendship with Dania (of secret service fame, you know who I am talking about!) and further notbale personalities in Colombia.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2014-12-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT
Tue, 23 December 2014
Forgive me for saying this from the off, but I am particularly pleased with this show for you with Julia Symmes Cobb. It has the perfect balance between history, Colombia, journalism and quirky eccentricities of the past. So, get this, I met Julia - a freelancer in Colombia for Reuters and the Washington Post - through another journalist and over the months we have become friends, in fact her parents even came down and stayed in my hotel in Mompos...but this was all part of their research into a long deceased relative who travelled the Magdalena River exploring towns and tributories in this region on a search for gold.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2014-12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EDT
Mon, 15 December 2014
Doing his first ever media interview as a writer here on Colombia Calling, we take the opportunity to talk about Colombia and his new novel The Gallows Gem of Prallyn with Canadian diplomat Ian McKinley.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2014-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT
Mon, 8 December 2014
Imagine our surprise to find out that the sumptious elixir that is a British cider could be found and enjoyed here in Bogota. So, after attending a launch party hosted by Julian and Emma, the brains behind the importation of Cider to Colombia, I knew it would make for an interesting show to have a sit down with them to hear about their inspiration and the process of importing to Colombia.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2014-12-08.mp3
Category:society and culture -- posted at: 9:03am EDT
Mon, 1 December 2014
Addressing some serious issues of cultural differences and what it is like to be of asian descent and in Colombia, we take the time to sit down with Jessica Wong, the author of the blog www.onechineseincolombia.com.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2014-12-01.mp3
Category:society and culture -- posted at: 11:11am EDT