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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 Overseas Radio Network

    • Places & Travel

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.

    318: Women for Conservation in Colombia

    318: Women for Conservation in Colombia

    Women for Conservation, founded in 2004 by Sara Ines Lara, is an NGO directly benefitting and empowering over 1,000 women by providing conservation education, environmentally sustainable economic opportunities, and access to health clinics and family planning

    • 40 min
    317: Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

    317: Scandals, corruption and the corona virus in Colombia

    Before the Corona virus reached Colombia, President Duque and his political patron, former president Alvaro Uribe, were in danger of drowning in the scandal engulfing them. To keep it brief, and Adriaan Alsema of Colombia Reports will explain this further in the podcast, there is the very real possibility that Duque won the presidential contest in 2018 with a campaign of vote-buying in various parts of the Colombia

    • 54 min
    316: The Problem with Cauca, Colombia

    316: The Problem with Cauca, Colombia

    Elizabeth Dickinson has been Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia since 2019. Her work centers around armed conflict dynamics in the country and the implementation of the 2016 peace accord between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas. Previously a journalist, Elizabeth first reported from Colombia in 2011, covering topics including criminal and armed group violence, illegal mining, migration, and national politics

    • 41 min
    315: The significance of Colombia's current golden generation of cyclists

    315: The significance of Colombia's current golden generation of cyclists

    "You write the books that you want to read," Matt Rendell tells me in our conversation on Episode 315 of the Colombia Calling podcast. Well, I wish I could have written his latest book entitled: "Colombia es Pasión! The Generation of Racing cyclists who Changed their Nation and the Tour de France," out in all good bookstores in the UK in March...as I most certainly want to read it

    • 53 min
    314: Medicinal Cannabis from Colombia

    314: Medicinal Cannabis from Colombia

    Colombia finds herself at a crossroads at the moment as to where directives in the country should focus their efforts in order to best evolve industries here and become a main player on the world stage. The production of medicinal cannabis could well represent a major boom for growers in Colombia and the people at the company BreedCo (www.breedco.com.co) have positioned themselves to become leaders in the market

    • 54 min
    313: The Colombian Wedding Episode

    313: The Colombian Wedding Episode

    In this week's show, we welcome back Eric Tabone who first joined us back in the early days of the Colombia Calling podcast speaking about his business: Beyond Business English (www.bbelanguages.com)

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Moniquita1812 ,

Disappointed

I’m from Colombia, living in the United States 5 years ago. I was looking for some good content from my country and was really sad to see that there not really much to listen in Apple Podcasts from Colombian influencers, coaches, etc... I really wanted to love this show but I think is absolutely boring, cold, the background noise sometimes is terrible that you can’t even hear the presenter... I hope you keep improving every day and talking about interesting and positive topics instead of just like news or negative situations happening in the country, the TV exists for that! The content in this type of vehicles should be more encouraging, again more positive so that you really feel engaged to listen often... thanks

Indy Film Wisconsin ,

Love the show and the important information

Love this show and I have learned so much about Columbia far more than I knew before and unlike what the media would have us believe
Please take the chance and hear for yourself

alexito157 ,

Presenting Colombia’s better side & better people

Ever since I found Colombia Calling I have been a huge fan of the show. While Colombia is more frequently known as a difficult place when I hear the stories and the people from and about Colombia it makes me feel much better about my country. Thank you Richard!

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