Wrong Way's Colombia Cast

Wrong Way's Colombia Cast

By Brendan Corrigan
Wrong Way's Colombia Cast, presented by Brendan 'Wrong Way' Corrigan, is the "brother podcast" of The Colombia Cast, https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-colombia-cast, and has been created because of recording restrictions at Semana magazine due to coronavirus, Covid-19.
These podcasts take a unique, usually lighthearted look at various aspects of life in Colombia and the region in general. They make for fun, interesting listening!
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Prof. Niall Ferguson: 'Colombia didn't have the capacity to do East Asia's smart coronavirus policies'

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Prof. Niall Ferguson: 'Colombia didn't have the capacity to do East Asia's smart coronavirus policies'
Renowned historian and author Professor Niall Ferguson joins us to talk about the 'dithering' approach of some countries in tackling coronavirus, Colombia's limitations in implementing an effective response and why there's no real reason the country couldn't make much better use of contact tracing and testing in the future. In a wide-ranging interview, he highlights the importance of Colombia ensuring that its range of political options is kept narrow as it deals with the severe economic fallout from the pandemic crisis in the months and years ahead. He also gives his thoughts on the prospect of military intervention in Venezuela, the problems with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and 'cancel culture', counterfactual history in relation to the colonisation of Latin America by the Spanish and why the Irish are to blame for the mispronunciation of his first name. 49 minutes of your time well spent! *******   Outro music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
49:47
June 25, 2020
'The Colombian government has abandoned small businesses'
As Colombia tentatively eases coronavirus-imposed restrictions, Medellín-based hostel owner Spyros Mitrakos hits out at what he sees as the government's failure to help small businesses such as his to survive. He also questions the wisdom behind prolonged lockdown measures that he believes are putting the lives of millions in jeopardy in order to save a relatively small number of people. ****** Outro music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
41:29
June 18, 2020
'Nobody knows when Colombian football will return'
Bogotá-based football journalist Carl Worswick chats to us about the prospects of a return to Colombian league games in the coming months, the unlikelihood of South American World Cup qualifiers this year and the many problems facing the women's game in Colombia. He also gives us the background to the "Bogotá bracelet" incident involving England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, an unsolved mystery he wrote about for The Guardian recently. ******* Outro music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
40:02
June 4, 2020
'The sex-toy market is still largely taboo in Colombia'
Sebastian Hofman Laursen, CEO of secretos.com.co, a Colombian-based retailer of adult products, joins us to chat about what he describes as a growing sector in the country. Outside of selling sex toys, secretos.com.co also aims to educate the wider Colombian population about sex, including a rather ignorant Wrong Way in this episode! *Outro music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
32:27
May 28, 2020
'President Duque understands well the world of the creative economy'
A recent Financial Times ranking saw Bogotá lead the way amongst Latin American cities in terms of fast-growing companies. In this episode, Executive Director of Connect Bogotá, Diana Gaviria, tells us why the Colombian capital is now seen as one of the region's leading lights when it comes to doing business.  ********** Outro music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
26:08
May 21, 2020
'I won't miss being pointed at in Colombia because I don't look Caucasian'
From observing Ramadan in Colombia during the coronavirus lockdown to dealing with the country's 'mild racism' towards non-Caucasians and being diagnosed with depression, Second Secretary at the Indonesian Embassy in Bogotá, Adilah Ciannas, has had quite an experience here. As her three-year mission draws to a close, she tells us about the highs and lows of her bittersweet time in Colombia. *Outro music, 'Master of the Feast' by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
52:23
May 14, 2020
Declan Ryan: 'Viva Air is in a good position, unlike Avianca'
Viva Air Executive Chairman, Declan Ryan, gives us his considered thoughts on what the aviation industry might look like post coronavirus. Considering the many problems at Avianca and the relatively healthy position of Viva Air, he tells us his airline could add to its route network in the region. *For our previous interview with Declan on our brother podcast, The Colombia Cast, check out Viva Air, ¿la revolución? On Avianca pre the coronavirus crisis, listen to our interview with its CEO, Anko van der Werff. **Music at the end of the podcast is Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
30:11
May 7, 2020
IQuiz "The Bogotá Pub Quiz", Edition L
These — wait for it — unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, so here it is, a podcast version of Bogotá's favourite trivia night, IQuiz "The Bogotá Pub Quiz".  It's purely for fun, but why not add a competitive nature to it by playing with family members and/or friends, be it virtually or in-person, depending on the coronavirus restrictions where you are. Let us know how you get on and please feel free to give feedback. Enjoy!
46:10
May 1, 2020
Leopoldo Fergusson: 'Colombia's tax code does nothing to level wealth distribution'
Associate Professor of Economics at Bogotá's Los Andes University, Leopoldo Fergusson, joins us to talk about the many issues that make Colombia such an unequal country. He also as provides us with some potential solutions, if the political and societal will exists to implement them that is. And while Leopoldo is very much Colombian, he tells us about the story behind his Scottish surname.  *For a related episode, check out our interview with Leopoldo's mentor and co-author of the influential Why Nations Fail, James Robinson, here. **Note on music: Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
1:02:19
April 30, 2020
'Economically, we're buggered for the year'
Of all the industries suffering from the coronavirus crisis, the hospitality sector is, in particular, under strain. Here, Andy Farrington, owner of one of Bogotá's most popular hostels, Cranky Croc, gives us an insight into the challenges his business is facing and the measures he's taking in a bid to stay afloat.
24:47
April 23, 2020
Douglas Lyon: 'I worry for the Venezuelans who can no longer go to Cúcuta for basic essentials'
Douglas Lyon is co-founder of Todo Somos, an NGO set up to record first-hand accounts of Venezuelan refugees entering Colombia. He joins us from the border city of Cúcuta to tell us how the organisation came into being and how it works. He also gives us an insight into the current problems for thousands of Venezuelans as the world focuses on tackling the coronavirus crisis.
23:06
April 16, 2020
Kate Nash: 'My boyfriend and I talked seriously about living in Bogotá, it felt like such a good city'
London-born actress and singer-songwriter, Kate Nash, joins us to talk about her love for Colombian vegan food, especially the cheese and patacones. She also tells us why she really liked the vibe in Bogotá and gives us her thoughts on the vain way many people use social media, what she describes as a 'content-shitting contest'. *Kate's new single, Bad Lieutenant, is out now. She plays the part of Rhonda "Britannica" Richardson in the acclaimed Netflix series GLOW.
41:50
April 9, 2020
Coronavirus chronicles: Virus speaks out in world exclusive
During these unprecedented times, Wrong Way's Colombia Cast has an unprecedented interview. We hear from coronavirus, Covid-19 itself, getting its side of the story as it continues to wreak havoc on humans across the globe. (Please note, content may not be for those easily offended.)
41:01
April 2, 2020
The Irishman saving la Selección Colombia
Des McAleenan's career as a football goalkeeping coach has taken him all over the world, working with some of the most respected names in the game. His current role with the Colombian men's team under Carlos Queiroz is perhaps his most glamorous to date — "every day is exciting and stimulating" he says — yet he's had quite the journey getting there. Here he tells us how it was returning to the game's simpler pleasures that helped him overcome what he describes as a "horrific bout of depression". As for the year ahead, while Colombia's co-hosting of this year's Copa America means the team will be looking to win it, Des tells us the priority is World Cup qualification.
50:44
March 26, 2020