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 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 E24: Discriminate against the discriminators?

On this week”s program we talk about discrimination moved by a story coming from Berkeley UC. Celebrating the differences vs. erasing the differences. And progressiveness. And political correctness.

Expat Chat with a brand new arrival whose naiveté is analyzed by Dan, who’s got 10 years of Argentina on his back.

Spanglish Playground: fútbol watching words.

And we go over anthems of the World Cup to pick the best one ever.

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S4 E11: Is opening a refrigerator DESCALZO dangerous??

Follow up commentary on the episodes on Feminity and Parenting.

New BA Cast Song!

Spanglish Playground: The Pope’s lunfardo words

Picada of Current Affairs: Fer has a rant on Customer Service (finally!) and some chat on inflation, price accords and The Heritage Foundation opinion about Argentina.

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S4 E08: Top 5 News Of The Year

Adrian Bono, multinational journalist who runs the news site The Bubble joined us for an overview of the most important developments of 2013.

And we mark the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s return to democracy.

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S4 E04: Being a woman is high-risk behaviour

On this show, the debut of our gender contributor, Vero, for a talk about where to draw the line between consent and assault when it comes to women and alcohol in environments like parties, boliches, college life.

Misuses, mistranslations of English in Argentina.

And we recall the shows of Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana in BA, back in the 1990s.

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S4 E02: Sao Paulo better than BA?

Another episode in our new season, that brings you BA Cast both as a live show on www.radioledonline.com, Tuesdays at 8, and as a podcast.

On this program

Top 5 post-elections Deja Vus

A chamuyo about the role of Congress, vis-a-vis US and Argentina

And a song that attempts to explain what is Peronismo.

A discussion about Buenos Aires winning to award to best city in Latin America for the tenth straight year.

Spanglish Playground: Words and Phrases in English and Spanish that are impossible to translate such as Licenciado or Ultimate.

And some words on Halloween in Argentina

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BA Cast Special: On Customer Service

All things customer service in Argentina!

With bits from all of our seasons, guests, skits, songs…rants, theories, anecdotes, stories, counterpoints, defenses…expats, Argentines, customers, business owners and Argentine waiters.

AND REGARDING SEASON 4…A GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END!!!!!!!!

We hope you guys enjoy it!

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S3 E22: King Fairyass vs. Lord Karlin and the Lack of Sleep Theory

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North vs. South alla Game of Thrones

Porteño in Use: the word “colgado”

Spanglish Playground: Lunfardo words that come from English, with Lunfardo expert and author Oscar Conde.

Expat Chat with Ken Robinson, British pilot and filmaker living in General Roca, Patagonia.

Top 5 similarities between CFK and Barack Obama

And Chamuyamos on Fer’s New York notes, to reverse the logic of Daniel-Expat-Fer-Local.

Plus two BA Cast songs!!

Hope you guys like it!

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S3 E21: An Argentine in Iceland (Expat Chat Stand-alone)

Julián Burgos is a porteño-born marine biologist raised in Ecuador, who lived in Patagonia, studied in various cities across the US, and now works for the Icelandic government. On this Skype chat we deal with some topics involving his area of expertise, but also with the usual things we discuss on expat chats.

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