Podcasts on Latin America
Podcasts on Latin America
This continually expanding catalog of podcasts related to and from Latin America is organized by countries and arranged by themes. Whether you seek to augment your instructional resources for class, or simply have a general interest in Latin American topics, we invite you to explore the inventory below.
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Itinerarios sonoros: Jazz (34 minutes)
Itinerarios sonoros: Carnavales (40 minutes)
Itinerarios sonoros: La pista sonora del baile (27 minutes)
China and Latin America: Processes and Paradoxes (5 minutes)
Understanding Latin American Politics: (22 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: What to Watch in NAFTA Negotiations (31 minutes)
Climate Change in Latin America (16 minutes)
Unpacking Latin America: Immigration And The Family (13 minutes)
NACLA Radio: Nara Milanich Reports from "Baby Jail" (37 minutes)
NACLA Radio: DREAMs Beyond DACA (64 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Queens of the Migrant Trail (32 minutes)
The Cold War and Latin American Studies (15 minutes)
Violence Against Women in Latin America, Length: 13 minutes
Urban Latin America: Violence, Enclaves, and Struggles for Land, Length: 15 minutes
Nos Duelen 56 en Guatemala, Length: 37 min
Mourning the 56 in Guatemala, Length: 37 min
Understanding Latin American Politics: Exiting Gangs in El Salvador, Length: 26 minutes
Understanding Latin American Politics: Implementing Peace in Colombia, Length: 30 minutes
Understanding Latin American Politics: Violence Against Journalists in Mexico, Length: 22 minutes
LatAm in Focus: The Future of Fintech in Argentina (19 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Argentina's Rocky Road to Growth (10 minutes)
NACLA Radio: Odebrecht's Original Sins (27 minutes)
NACLA Radio: Ben Cowan and the Brazilian Right (38 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Jair Bolsonaro's First 100 Days (44 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Fixing Brazil's Economy (13 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Brazil's New and Old Hurdles in 2020 (42 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Colombia's Post-Conflict Challenges (13 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Colombia at a Crossroads (21 minutes)
Unpacking Latin America: Cuba's Literacy Campaign (21 minutes)
NACLA Radio: Mike Bustamante on Cuba (44 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Josefina Vidal on a Changing Cuba (11 minutes)
Education in the Dominican Republic (5 minutes)
Corruption and Coronavirus in the Dominican Republic (22 minutes)
The missing bodies of Guayaquil (28 minutes)
The COVID-19 Lockdown in Ecuador (15 minutes)
Heather on Her Travels: Ecuador and the Rainforest (29 minutes)
Dollarization in Ecuador turns 20 years old (12 minutes)
Black Is Beautiful in Ecuador (54 minutes)
The Immigration Battle (8 minutes)
Haiti Immigration Podcast (16 minutes)
The Takeaway - Coverage of Haiti Earthquake (5 minutes)
NPR: Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras (54 minutes)
BBC World Service: Honduras After Berta... (27 minutes)
Apple Podcasts: The Truth About Migrant Caravans (28 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Put a Little Trust in Mexico (32 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Mexico’s Evolving Marijuana Laws (10 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Mexico’s Big Year Ahead (25 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Explaining Mexico's National Guard (28 minutes)
Environmental Violence in Mexico (11 minutes)
Podchaser: Education in Panama (15 minutes)
BBC World Service: The Panama Papers (27 minutes)
Itinerarios sonoros: Lecciones Sonoras (34 minutes)
The Legacy of Hugo Chavez (25 minutes)
NACLA Radio: Julia Buxton on Venezuela (35 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: Will Venezuela Default? (9 minutes)
LatAm in Focus: The Venezuelan Exodus (25 minutes)
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The Historias podcast is a weekly program of informed discussion into the cultural, economic, political, and social life of Latin American and Caribbean societies, and their diasporas via the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. English episodes are released on Tuesday and Spanish episodes are released on Fridays.
Latin American Perspectives
The Latin American Perspectives (LAP) podcasts feature interviews with LAP issue editors, academics, and activists where participants discuss current research, political-economic issues, and social movements in Latin America. These conversations usually last 30 to 60 minutes and provide listeners with insight into many topics and phenomena discussed in LAP issues and articles, as well as important information on ongoing political and economic issues in Latin America.
The Mix(ed) Tape podcast aims to build awareness of the ways in which racism and white normative/Euro-centric behaviors and ideas show up in the Afro-Latin dance scene. This podcast is hosted by Andrés Hincapié, Ph.D. and Melissa Villodas, MSW.
Diversa El Podcast
Diversa revista es un medio impreso y digital, ahora con el podcast, una nueva forma de comunicar nuestras ideas hacia personas LGBT+ y aliados.
Understanding Latin American Politics
Dr.Gregory Weeks, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UNC Charlotte has produced this podcast to discuss current and past political affairs in Latin America. His podcasts often feature scholars from across the diaspora to comment and discuss Latin American politics.
LatAm in Focus
The Americas Society Council of the Americas produces the LatAm in Focus podcast that brings together scholars and journalists of Latin America to discuss and analyze Latin America.
Narrado por Diego Luna, La advertencia es un podcast documental sobre la impunidad, la corrupción y los caminos para la justicia política, a partir de un análisis de la reciente historia de Guatemala, que a pesar de estar sumido en la corrupción, logró la renuncia de su presidente para después llevarlo a la cárcel, al igual que a militares, políticos, empresarios y narcotraficantes. El narrador plantea a lo largo de los episodios los paralelismos con la situación política en México y América Latina, que invitan al escucha a imaginar alternativas posibles de justicia.
WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios present “La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience”: a seven-part podcast series that uses narrative storytelling and investigative journalism to reflect and reveal how la brega has defined so many aspects of life in Puerto Rico. Available in English and Spanish.
This Podcast collection seeks to offer diverse and multiple perspectives on subjects related to Latin America. It does not necessarily represent the views of the Institute for the Study of the Americas.