Himalaya-The Podcast Player

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

Overseas Radio Network

12
Followers
121
Plays
Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

Colombia Calling - The English Voice in Colombia

Overseas Radio Network

12
Followers
121
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

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.

Latest Episodes

Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

You don't have to be Scottish or be a history enthusiast to love the tales of adventure and bravery behind the ill-fated attempt by the Scots to colonize the Darien region of Panama. And so it's a great pleasure to welcome John McKendrick QC on the Colombia Calling podcast to speak on this subject and his book about the episode: Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

A news update from Colombia

It has been a while since we took a step back and looked at the news in Colombia and so, journalist Manuel Rueda joins us this week to provide a timely overview of what is going on and what may have been missed by the international press.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A news update from Colombia

A dementia-causing genetic mutation in a Colombia is discovered

Jennie Erin Smith is a freelance science writer from upstate New York based in Medellín, Colombia, where she is working on a book about families with Alzheimer’s disease. She is the author of “Stolen World” (2011) and we are very lucky to have her on this episode of the Colombia Calling podcast to share with us a little about her investigations and the book she is currently writing

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A dementia-causing genetic mutation in a Colombia is discovered

Reading about Medellin and Colombia through, "the Anthill."

It's a great pleasure to have Julianne Pachico back on the Colombia Calling podcast and discussing her latests novel, the Anthill. She last graced the show way back in August 2017 on Ep199 and was speaking about her first book, the Lucky Ones. The Anthill is a fresh and fascinating insight into the Medellin of today and how it contrasts with the city in which the protagonist Carolina grew up in

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Reading about Medellin and Colombia through, "the Anthill."

Isolation in Antioquia, Colombia

The pandemic struck and some people panic shopped for toilet paper, our guest on the @ColombiaCalling podcast, Emma Louise Jay of www.conqueredbycolombia.com bucked this trend and went and bought dozens of blood sausages. Tune in to hear her anecdotes and reflections on 80 days of almost total isolation during this extended quarantine in the countryside with precious few neighbours

50 MINJUN 9
Comments
Isolation in Antioquia, Colombia

Can Colombia improve its tourism industry?

We’re trapped. We have been confined along with our dreams, goals and illusions. With the global emergency caused by COVID-19, we have hit rock bottom and the travel and tourism industry is never going to be the same. This is why we are talking to Rainbow Nelson of "This is Cartagena," (www.ticartagena.com) for his insights on the situation as seen from Colombia's capital of tourism

41 MINJUN 2
Comments
Can Colombia improve its tourism industry?

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

In our final episode of this three-part series with journalist Nadja Drost on crossing the Darien Gap, we bring the conversation back to the article Drost wrote for California Sunday magazine in April 2020. We discuss her experiences on the trail, the physical toll the journey took on her and delve into the extreme nature of thrill seekers in search of their next off-limits adventures such as in the Darien

27 MINMAY 26
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off in Part 1, Canadian journalist Nadja Drost continues her tale of travel alongside desperate migrants from all over the world in their hopeful quest of reaching the United States. At times, this does not make for easy listening

36 MINMAY 19
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

In what is a three-part series on the Colombia Calling podcast, we'll be exploring the realities - warts and all - of crossing the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama. Canadian journalist Nadja Drost made the crossing in 2019 and her excellent piece came out in the California Sunday Magazine in April 2020. It makes for a terrifying and harrowing read, but is arguably one of the best articles I have read so far this year

46 MINMAY 12
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Both a successful Judge and a Barrister in the UK, Sarah Lucy Cooper's life could have taken an extremely different course were foreigners permitted to practice law in Colombia. However, as we learn in Episode 323 of the Colombia Calling podcast, her 1990 introduction to Colombia defined the course she took in her life back home

44 MINMAY 5
Comments
How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Latest Episodes

Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

You don't have to be Scottish or be a history enthusiast to love the tales of adventure and bravery behind the ill-fated attempt by the Scots to colonize the Darien region of Panama. And so it's a great pleasure to welcome John McKendrick QC on the Colombia Calling podcast to speak on this subject and his book about the episode: Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

A news update from Colombia

It has been a while since we took a step back and looked at the news in Colombia and so, journalist Manuel Rueda joins us this week to provide a timely overview of what is going on and what may have been missed by the international press.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A news update from Colombia

A dementia-causing genetic mutation in a Colombia is discovered

Jennie Erin Smith is a freelance science writer from upstate New York based in Medellín, Colombia, where she is working on a book about families with Alzheimer’s disease. She is the author of “Stolen World” (2011) and we are very lucky to have her on this episode of the Colombia Calling podcast to share with us a little about her investigations and the book she is currently writing

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A dementia-causing genetic mutation in a Colombia is discovered

Reading about Medellin and Colombia through, "the Anthill."

It's a great pleasure to have Julianne Pachico back on the Colombia Calling podcast and discussing her latests novel, the Anthill. She last graced the show way back in August 2017 on Ep199 and was speaking about her first book, the Lucky Ones. The Anthill is a fresh and fascinating insight into the Medellin of today and how it contrasts with the city in which the protagonist Carolina grew up in

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Reading about Medellin and Colombia through, "the Anthill."

Isolation in Antioquia, Colombia

The pandemic struck and some people panic shopped for toilet paper, our guest on the @ColombiaCalling podcast, Emma Louise Jay of www.conqueredbycolombia.com bucked this trend and went and bought dozens of blood sausages. Tune in to hear her anecdotes and reflections on 80 days of almost total isolation during this extended quarantine in the countryside with precious few neighbours

50 MINJUN 9
Comments
Isolation in Antioquia, Colombia

Can Colombia improve its tourism industry?

We’re trapped. We have been confined along with our dreams, goals and illusions. With the global emergency caused by COVID-19, we have hit rock bottom and the travel and tourism industry is never going to be the same. This is why we are talking to Rainbow Nelson of "This is Cartagena," (www.ticartagena.com) for his insights on the situation as seen from Colombia's capital of tourism

41 MINJUN 2
Comments
Can Colombia improve its tourism industry?

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

In our final episode of this three-part series with journalist Nadja Drost on crossing the Darien Gap, we bring the conversation back to the article Drost wrote for California Sunday magazine in April 2020. We discuss her experiences on the trail, the physical toll the journey took on her and delve into the extreme nature of thrill seekers in search of their next off-limits adventures such as in the Darien

27 MINMAY 26
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 3)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off in Part 1, Canadian journalist Nadja Drost continues her tale of travel alongside desperate migrants from all over the world in their hopeful quest of reaching the United States. At times, this does not make for easy listening

36 MINMAY 19
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 2)

Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

In what is a three-part series on the Colombia Calling podcast, we'll be exploring the realities - warts and all - of crossing the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama. Canadian journalist Nadja Drost made the crossing in 2019 and her excellent piece came out in the California Sunday Magazine in April 2020. It makes for a terrifying and harrowing read, but is arguably one of the best articles I have read so far this year

46 MINMAY 12
Comments
Crossing the Darien Gap (Part 1)

How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia

Both a successful Judge and a Barrister in the UK, Sarah Lucy Cooper's life could have taken an extremely different course were foreigners permitted to practice law in Colombia. However, as we learn in Episode 323 of the Colombia Calling podcast, her 1990 introduction to Colombia defined the course she took in her life back home

44 MINMAY 5
Comments
How the life of a family judge and barrister in the UK was defined by Colombia
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya LearningDozens of podcourses featuring over 100 experts are waiting for you.