67 episodes

Join us every week for real, unfiltered conversations about life in Colombia. You'll get the good, the bad and the ugly!

Whether you're planning a trip to the city or you already call it home, the Medellin Podcast will give you essential insights that will help make your stay more interesting, rewarding and unforgettable.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

Join us every week for real, unfiltered conversations about life in Colombia. You'll get the good, the bad and the ugly!

Whether you're planning a trip to the city or you already call it home, the Medellin Podcast will give you essential insights that will help make your stay more interesting, rewarding and unforgettable.

    Crime in Medellin - How Bad Is It Really? (EP 62)

    Crime in Medellin - How Bad Is It Really? (EP 62)

    Spoiler Alert - Crime in Medellin is on the rise! But just how bad is it? Is it safe to travel there right now? Andrew, Joel, and guest hostess with the mostess Carla Diaz weight in with their personal experiences and opinions, and try to paint a realistic picture of safety in Medellin.

    Staying true to form, they also chat about other totally unrelated topics like getting married in Colombia, driving in Colombia, practicing Jiu Jitsu in Medellin, going to the hair salon/barber, wearing masks in the car, and how open Medellin is at the moment for tourism.

    If you're planning a visit to Medellin, this is an awesome episode to watch.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Running A LEGIT Tour Company in Medellin - Juliana's Story (EP 60)

    Running A LEGIT Tour Company in Medellin - Juliana's Story (EP 60)

    Ever wondered what it would be like to start and run a successful tour company in Medellin? Well Juliana Grisales, a Paisa entrepreneur, and owner of "Top 10 Tours in Medellin" is doing just that. She tells us her story on Episode 60 of the Colombia Podcast.

    "We created it in 2016 with the idea to have the most amazing and spectacular experiences in Medellin and surrounding areas" - Juilana Grisales, Owner of "Top 10 Tours in Medellin".

    We talk with Juliana about the legalities of starting a tour business, becoming a licensed guide, sustainable tourism in Colombia, tours in Medellin, Pablo Escobar, crazy experiences, and...we then take a hard left to get Juliana's opinion about foreign men and dating in Medellin Colombia. Naturally right? What else goes hand-in-hand with talking about tours?

    • 1 hr 40 min
    From Cali to Medellin - Andres Luna's Story (EP 58)

    From Cali to Medellin - Andres Luna's Story (EP 58)

    Andres Luna is from Cali, Colombia. Although he grew up in one Cali's poorest barrios, he now lives in Medellin where he manages his companies and tries to live life as if everyday were his last. He's what we like to call a serial ARTrepreneur. He started his first business when he was only 15 years old, and has since then started several others including 10X, an app that makes it easier for companies to sell their products using WhatsApp. He's a TEDx speaker, sculptor, and yes, a bad ass salsa dancer. In this episode he tells us about how he started his first business, how he ended up starting a tech & marketing company, how he plans to break a Guinness World Record, how he met his current girlfriend, the difference between living in Cali and Medellin, and much more.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Making it as an Artist in Medellin - Lita Candela's Story (EP 57)

    Making it as an Artist in Medellin - Lita Candela's Story (EP 57)

    CAUTION - This is potentially the funniest, most dramatic, entertaining and unfiltered episode we've produced to date! We interview Carla, aka Lita Candela, a Venezuelan artist who's been living in Medellin for about 6 years now. She's also a designer, tour guide, volleyball player, quote manufacturer, cat mom, and one hell of a funny and charismatic person. In this episode Lita tells us about what brought her to Colombia and the challenges she faced and is still facing living in this city. She takes off her gloves and delivers ruthless blows to the jugular and balls when discussing dating Colombian men. She described making it as an artist in this city as being - "Hard AF". There are a few surprises, gifts, and announcements made in this episode, so listen to the episode to hear the full story.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    We're Back: The Return of The Colombia Podcast - EP 56

    We're Back: The Return of The Colombia Podcast - EP 56

    Mexico, strip clubs, 10-year old shirts, mezcal, charity, investment, and the return of tourism! What do these things have in common? A new episode of the Colombia Podcast - that's what! WE'RE BACK B#$CHES.

    It's been well over three months since we recorded our last episode of the Colombia Podcast with Marissa Romero. Many people have written us asking why we stopped the podcast and if we'd ever be doing more episodes. Well, we're happy to say that the wait is over!

    In this episode we update you on what we've been doing with our lives, our plans for the podcast in 2021, and the state of affairs in Medellin and Colombia.

    - Are bars and restaurants open?
    - Is it safe to travel to Colombia?
    - Real Estate Investment
    - Staying Fit
    - Charity Work with Help Colombia
    - And a whole lot more

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Living in Colombia and Making Money Online - Ep 55

    Living in Colombia and Making Money Online - Ep 55

    Meet Marissa Romero, who just 4 months after getting her masters in Construction Engineering in 2017, decided to leave her career and comfortable 9 to 5 job behind. Fast forward to 2020 and she now has a YouTube channel with over 130,000 followers. She has managed to create a business that helps entrepreneurs and content creators to build, grow, and scale their businesses on YouTube. On her fast-growing channel, she posts videos about creating passive income, side hustles, and making money online.

    In this episode we talk all about her journey to becoming a location independent entrepreneur, making money through YouTube, advice for newbies, dating in Colombia v.s in the US, cost of living, and a whole lot more

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

lorend18 ,

Medellin podcast

This show is awesome. These guys offer entertaining and informative information on living in Medellin. I’ve learned many things from taxes in Colombia, laws, restaurant recommendations, night life hot spots etc....... Thanks guys. Keep up the great work!

Maketindergreatagain9 ,

Like farting without your underwear on

It’s nasty fun and there’s nothing to clean up after

LCGaitan ,

English Podcast for the City of Eternal Spring

Entertaining. Andrew & Joel give a raw & uncensored view of expat life in Medellin. Weekly guests bring an added layer of unique perspectives. Nothing is off limits once the shots start flowing and liquid courage kicks in. After a view listens, you’ll want to join me on the next flight to Medallo.

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