You’ve grown accustomed to reading The Brazilian Report‘s content online. Now, we’re bringing you our latest project: Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast. We will talk about the most pressing issues in Brazil, ranging from politics, to economics, to social issues.
Explaining Brazil # 135 Neither to the left, the right, or in the center
Brazil’s “Big Center” were the big winners of this year’s municipal elections, despite being regularly demonized by the population. We explain who they are and how they work.
Explaining Brazil #134 Has second wave already begun?
Just as Brazilians were starting to get used to their so-called new normal, a second wave appears to be on the horizon.
Explaining Brazil # 133 Who tried to hack the municipal election?
After weeks of gloating about its fast and efficient vote count system, Brazil’s election authorities were hacked during Sunday’s vote, raising cybersecurity fears.
Explaining Brazil #132 What Brazil can teach the U.S. about elections
The U.S. election process took days to confirm a winner. Were it to have taken place in Brazil, the entire vote count would have been wrapped up within a couple of hours.
Explaining Brazil #131 Banking transformation PIX up steam
Brazil’s Central Bank has launched PIX, its new instant payment system. We analyze what changes this brings to the country’s financial landscape.
Explaining Brazil #130 Throwing Pinochet's legacy on the fire
Chile will be the neoliberalism tomb?
Informative and accessible for an American
I started listening about a year ago and have since gone back to the first episode and am now caught up.
In a climate where the veracity of the news is always in question we still need to be critically thinking consumers. That being said, TBR is level-headed af and offers interesting insights. They also have field experts guest star the show.
Good resource for anybody wanting to keep up with current events in Brazil.
Best English-language coverage of Brazilian politics and culture that I have encountered to date — really excellently done, a valuable resource.
Delightful podcast that sheds light on the Brazilian situation without coming across as partisan. Beautifully written and cut together with good music. Keep up the good work!