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Colombia Calling is your first stop for everything you ever wanted to know about Colombia. Interviewing experts in the travel industry, dealing with security issues and explaining the cultural nuances of this newly fashionable destination, Colombia Calling is hosted by Anglo Canadian expat Richard McColl.

Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia Richard McColl

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Colombia Calling is your first stop for everything you ever wanted to know about Colombia. Interviewing experts in the travel industry, dealing with security issues and explaining the cultural nuances of this newly fashionable destination, Colombia Calling is hosted by Anglo Canadian expat Richard McColl.

    Four Weeks down Colombia's Magdalena River

    Four Weeks down Colombia's Magdalena River

    An exhilarating travelogue for a new generation about a journey along Colombia’s Magdalena River, exploring life by the banks of a majestic river now at risk, and how a country recovers from conflict.

    • 54 min
    Adventures in freelance journalism in Colombia

    Adventures in freelance journalism in Colombia

    Collins has been busy, such is the life of a freelancer, and he gives us the lowdown this week on his adventures and travel to the region of Catatumbo, one of Colombia's most important coca growing regions. Here he discovers various things but you'll have to tune in to hear more. We also discuss the protests in Cali, police brutality in Colombia, disappearances and finally his new project with other journalists: Pirate Wire Serices

    • 54 min
    Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports is being sued

    Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports is being sued

    Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports says it was satire and the injured party from RCN Colombia claims that it was slander. You can decide for yourselves over the duration of this podcast which takes in the subject of Adriaan Alsema's legal difficulties in recent weeks and an overall look at the increase in harassment of journalists in Colombia.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    La Casa de Mama Icha: a new Colombian documentary regarding place, belonging and identity

    La Casa de Mama Icha: a new Colombian documentary regarding place, belonging and identity

    On Episode 391 of the Colombia Calling podcast, we sit down and chat with the documentary's director Oscar Molina and producer Brenda Steinecke to explore the themes of identity, belonging and returning home from Philadephia to Mompox after 33 years away.

    • 1 hr
    Appreciating the Peripheries of Medellin, Colombia

    Appreciating the Peripheries of Medellin, Colombia

    Austrian urbanist, Manuel Oberlader, resident in Medellin, put together a team to address this contextual issue which may define the city and started exploring outer-lying and lesser know districts of Medellin and nearby Bello, Antioquia. What resulted has been an empowerment of said districts and their populations, such as those of La Cruz, Santo Domingo and Granizal.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Being a Migrant isn't a Crime -the harrowing tales of Darien Gap crossings

    Being a Migrant isn't a Crime -the harrowing tales of Darien Gap crossings

    On this week's Colombia Calling podcast, we have the honour of talking to Raul Lopez, project coordinator and Doctor Fabiola Pintado, both of Doctors Without Borders (Medicos sin Fronteras, Medecins sans Frontieres) at their location on the frontline in the town of Bajo Chiquito in Panama.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Dave S85 ,

Interesting Content

Great show with incredibly interesting guests. Also great news section. As someone who lived in Colombia (albeit, for just one year, 2017) I miss this beautiful, friendly, country an incredible amount. I was supposed to visit again in 2020 but had to postpone due to COVID. This podcast helps me feel ‘close’ to the country and helps me recall and reminisce about it’s magical realism.

matt1815 ,

Really interesting podcast

Love listening to this podcast, Colombia is such a fascinating country and Richard talks really well about it

Colombianos abroad ,

Colombia!

As a Colombian living overseas and wishing to hear unbiased news and interviews from expats and foreigners living in my home country, Colombia Calling has been a great resource. It is interesting, newsworthy, humorous and above all timely. Colombia is changing and this show tells us how it is.

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