Mon, 26 January 2015
This week's show takes a different tack and instead of focusing on literary or travel stories we are plunged into the world of entrepreneurship and that of Startups here in Colombia. The term “startup” has been bandied around with increasing frequency over the past few years to describe scrappy young ventures, hip San Francisco apps and huge tech companies. But what is a startup, really? And what is the situation here in Colombia? How is the national government promoting a quiet revolution in aiding small scale businesses and individuals across the country to break into this new world of entrepreneurship?
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2015-01-26.mp3
Category:society and culture -- posted at: 8:47am EDT
Mon, 19 January 2015
This week we sit down on Colombia Calling with Briton Naomi Dalton, the author of the a fabulously informative website entitled: "How to Bogota." (www.howtobogota.com)
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2015-01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT
Mon, 12 January 2015
Finishing up the series and Episode 81 of Colombia Calling in Mompos, we sit down this week with Briton Chris Bell and discuss the finer things in Colombia such as the differences between birding, birdwatchers and twitchers, Radamel Falcao's move to Manchester United, traveling in Colombia and what 2015 possibly means for the peace dialogues.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2015-01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT
Mon, 5 January 2015
Clearly, we are all aware that Colombia's Nobel Prize Winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez did not, in fact, hail from Ireland, but, in the first episode for Colombia Calling in 2015, we discuss with authors Victoria Kellaway (Colombia: A Comedy of Errors) and Caroline Doherty de Novoa (Dancing with Statues) a new collection of "Gabo" inspired essays written by Colombians and foreigners alike and due for publication in April of this year.
Direct download: Colombia_Calling-2015-01-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT