S4 E29: Analyzing The Simpsons

There are few cultural products that are as cross-cultural as The Simpsons, that have been translated to tens of languages…yet, they are at the same time a 100% American expression. We discuss this and other topics related to the most famous family of Springfield.

And since the Simpsons rose to worldwide fame in the 1990s, we take advantage to talk about that decade a bit, and discover the differences between teenage fun in Argentina and the US through the experiences of Dan and Fer.

Spanglish Playground: phrases from Martín Fierro, the most famous and quoted book in Argentina. We talk a bit about American equivalents and Dan reads like a Gaucho, in English.

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S4 E28: The Asado Tutorial

Our listener Clyde asked us if we could give him some tips on how to do an Argentine asado back in the US, and we brought two experts to talk about the subject: Pietro Sorba, one of Argentina’s top gastronomic critics, and Larry “El Tejano” Rogers, the man for American BBQ in Buenos Aires.

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S4 E27: Euthanasia and other light issues such as water fountains in parks

We wanted to talk about euthanasia because it involves moral, legal and religious aspects that are usually part of our conversations.

And we go over a list of things that non-Americans find strange, weird or hard to understand about…the U.S.A.

Plus, new BA Cast song brings us Dan rapping in Spanish.

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S4 E26: Robert Cox, great journalist, on reporting the dictatorship

Hey, there. We bring you a special program today…

This is  an interview Fer taped at his job with the Public National Radio of Argentina, back in December 2009.

British-born Cox ran the Buenos Aires Herald daily for several years, including the Junta regime period, when it was the only newspaper in the country that actually inform on what was going on. His insight on Argentina is unique and enlightening. And he’s a great story-teller.

Excerpts of this chat, were used on BA Cast’s Proceso-Dirty War Documentary that you can find on our website. Now we bring you the full conversation. Hope you enjoy it.

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S4 E25: Puán vs. Princeton

Hi there, on this episode we talk about unions and companies and some abuses committed by both.

Bit of a follow up on last week’s discussion on discrimination linked to some current events

And there’s more on the upcoming ChoriVIP event!

Plus,  Martín Marimón, a UBA-graduate historian and PhD candidate in Princeton compares both academic/student experiences y de paso hablamos de gender, race, New York vs. Buenos Aires and more…

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