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We are a new Spanish language podcast telling uniquely Latin American stories.

Radio Ambulante is a monthly Spanish-language radio program showcasing compelling human stories from around Latin America and the United States. US radio has been pushing the boundaries of storytelling for years -- with wonderful programs like This American Life, Snap Judgement, and Radiolab -- but nothing like this exists in Spanish. We decided it was time.

So we've put together a great team: novelist Daniel Alarcón, entrepreneur Carolina Guerrero, journalist Annie Correal, and radio producer Martina Castro. We have a wonderful assistant producer in Nancy López, and Mandalit del Barco, an award-winning reporter at National Public Radio, has signed on as our Senior Consultant. We've learned a lot in this past year, and we're proud to say that we now have producers working in more than a dozen cities all over Latin America and the US. We've worked with a host of talented journalists, and with them, crafted radio stories that will surprise, educate, and entertain. (To hear our audio sampler, go here.) 

Our podcast will soon be available for streaming and download to listeners anywhere in the world via our website. In addition, we’ll be creating partnerships with radio stations in Latin America and the U.S., in order to reach the broadest possible Spanish-speaking audience. Our goal is to create a community of storytellers and listeners from around Latin America and the U.S., using all available technology to create and share our work. 

We’re currently producing our first three episodes -- Moving, Games, and Names -- featuring incredible stories from Los Angeles, Montevideo, Lima, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogotá, Tegucigalpa, New York, Puerto Berrio, San Francisco, Cuzco, and Santiago de Chile. But we can't do it without your help. Remember: with Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. We have to make our goal. Please stay tuned, and help spread the word!


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We have CDs, t-shirts, signed books, and personal dedications -- but these are only small tokens of our immense gratitude. Really, we can't thank you enough for your support. Every little bit helps get us closer to our goal.

SPECIAL THANKS

Special thanks to Yván Iturriaga and Gerardo Romo for shooting the video, and Mercedes Curutchet for editing. Thanks also to Evan Bissell, May-Li Khoe, and Rebecca Carroll.

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