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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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 E22: Alpargatas y Pelopinchos en Soweto y Londres

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.

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S4 E21: War, Peace And The Elimination Of Charcoal-grilled Bondiola Sandwich Stalls

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

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S4 E20: Democracies and Dictatorships, follow-up

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.

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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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