On this week’s episode, we talk to Enzo Buono, Argentine music producer living in California, and a member of the Playing for Change foundation, a group that records street musicians from all over the world, bringing peoples and cultures together.
We also talk to Melanie Henderson, our Argy-Brit journalist/singer friend, who tells us how much her hometown London has changed since she became an expat in BA. And she introduces the latest BA Cast song she sang!
And the Spanglish Playground features nouns that come from brands.
On the week of the 32nd anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas War of 1982, we talk about facts and double standards of both sides. And chamuyamos about some changes in the city under the administration of mayor Mauricio Macri’s administration.
And in the Spanglish Playground: odd and ambiguous Argentine words
We continue with our chamuyo about these two systems…Is democracy always compatible with free market? Where do you draw a clear line between dictatorship and democracy? Would we want to be ruled by a Jon Stewart with power?
Our guests are Santiago Barona, Mexican-born citizen of the world, friend of the show and frequent collaborator, Andrés Djordjalian, University teacher and Ivan Briscoe, British journalist formerly living in Buenos Aires, now a resident of The Hague, Netherlands.
Moved by events in Venezuela and Ukraine, and inspired by an essay of The Economist on setbacks for democracy in recent years, we engage in a chamuyo about democracy and dictatorship, with some thought-provoking, controversial points.
And we finally deal with the American – Estadounidense debate in the Spanglish Playground section.
Paula Schargorodsky, Argentine filmaker produced a 7-min clip that went viral not long ago: “35 and Single”, about the social mandate to get married, freedom, balancing those two, the concept of “solterona”, and other issues.
Also, USA Today’s David Agren was in Buenos Aires to cover all things Pope Francis, in the week when his first year in the Vatican is being marked.
Discover how the podcast was born! Listen to the first chat Dan and Fer had, at Radio Nacional (where Fer works), back in April 2009. With outtakes from the first ever chamuyo sessions in 2010, and samples of our pilots.