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 E23: Biased Botijas Ochentosos

On this episode…we discuss the article “How Politics Makes Us Stupid”, about how our biases affect our understanding.

And we tackle the issue of Argentines and music of the 80s:  Rick Astley fills a top theatre but nobody knows who Kanye West is.

On the Spanglish Playground: Uruguayan words and a sample of accent, that, yes, it is different from that of Argentines.

BA Cast song: if someone was going to do a Redondos’ song in English…it obviously had to be us.

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S4 E19: Imperfections of Democracy and Benevolent Dictatorships

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.

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S4 E17: An Australian Soiree

Expat Chat with Aussie Colin Docherty, finance writer who sparked controversy with two articles on Argentina’s economy and Peronism.

We also talk about Australian things and we ask him: Are Australians merely “tanned Britons”?

And for the Spanglish Playground: Australian slang. Aprendé lo que significa “chocasiqui”.

 

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S4 E16: BA Cast Origins. How the show came to life.

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.

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S4 E15: On Valentine’s, eat bread and onion and DO NOT watch Jerry Maguire

A Valentine’s Day Special, with a bi-national guest couple: Marce and Matt.

Also, journalist Karina Martínez-Carter shares some of her “field guide to dating in Argentina”.

Plus listener Maki explains the detrimental effects of Hollywood and Disney movies on the way we experience love.

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S4 E12: Por favor, por favor yo

A top 5 of the worst translations of English-language songs’ titles into Spanish

A discussion about Mar del Plata and vacationing in Argentina.

Spanglish Playground: British vs American english words

Picada de Current Affairs with: AFIP Controls on online purchases, legal marihuana in Uruguay, massive increase in Fernet consumption

And more!

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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 E10: Parenting

What’s like being a parent in Argentina if you’re an expat?

We discuss various topics related to parenting in Argentina, comparing to the States, Italy and China. Education, Food, Manners, Cleanliness, and Attitudes Towards Children are the issues we mention.

With guests: Larry Wienner and Dave Mc Comb from the US and Andrea Tognin from Italy. And via Skype:  Maya and Tom Frost, former American expats in BA and Mexico, currently working as educators in China.

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S4 E09: Are Argentine Women More Feminine?

Hello! Final show of 2013!

We started a discussion on the subject of femininity that obviously got many -and varied, at times very opposed- responses…

And we gave a listener a special surprise birthday present: a chamuyo session on BA Cast, set up by his brother back in Portland, OR.

See you all in 2014!

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