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Ricard Torres Radio

Ricard Torres Radio

By Ricard Torres
Sounds of Barcelona. This is a personal blog. I will be sharing thoughts and stories while living in the Catalan capital.

I am a Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, a Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), a street photographer, a travel lover, a TV addict, a Boston Red Sox fan, and a privacy advocate.
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Episode 16: The Korean Age System

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Episode 16: The Korean Age System
Special guest: Minki Kim Show notes How old are you in Korea? The answer might surprise you. In a 55 minute interview Minki and I discuss why age is so important in Korean culture, how age influences relationships at school or at work, and we’ll even give you some tips on what to do if you go to South Korea. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-16/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
56:22
August 30, 2020
Episode 15: Wear a mask
Special guest: Minki Kim Show notes: Minki and I compare the mask situation in Seoul (South Korea) and Barcelona. How did South Korea success against the COVID so fast? Designer fashion masks starting to appear in Seoul. Will the pandemic change the mask culture in Barcelona? Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-15/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
31:14
July 5, 2020
Episode 14: Digital monopoly and privacy
Google, Amazon and Facebook. Exchanging your data and privacy for convenient services. Pick of the week: UPLOAD an Amazon original from Amazon Prime Video. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-14/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
14:24
May 24, 2020
Episode 13: Outside the box
Trip down memory lane. Group assignments in college. Looking back at personal growth. Still locked up at home. Pick of the week: The Gentlemen Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-13/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
09:35
April 24, 2020
Episode 12: Can we cancel 2020?
Joining a band. 3 trips cancelled. New apartment is happening. Picks of the week: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-12/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
11:09
March 8, 2020
Episode 11: The Landlord
Contract has been signed. Time to celebrate. Final boss is still pending IKEA and augmented reality. Picks of the week: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi and Jojo Rabbit. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-11/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
10:20
February 15, 2020
Episode 10: Barcelona’s house bubble
Our apartment search might be over? Fingers crossed. Pick of the week: Haikyū!! Season 4 Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-10/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
07:40
February 2, 2020
Episode 9: Back to South Korea
Static rain sounds South Korea, again. Priorities and expensive wine. Pick of the week: Parasite (my spoiler free review here) Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-9/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
10:24
January 18, 2020
Episode 8: Santa's Prime Wishlist
Christmas markets and hot wine Catalan traditions about poop Google Nest Mini, free of charge. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-8/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
06:32
December 22, 2019
Episode 7: Overkill
Expensive meetings to Frankfurt and NYC. Pick of the week: The Irishman Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-7/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
09:18
December 8, 2019
Episode 6: Night train
A helicopter or a suitcase? Trains at night. Night trains. Pick of the week: Google Tasks Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-6/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
07:21
December 1, 2019
Episode 5: Vitamin D
I’m either a ghost or Count Dracula. Dog balls. Meta commentary, improving the sound. Picks of the week: Silicon Valley, Rick and Morty and The Mandalorian. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-5/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
05:28
November 24, 2019
Episode 4: Unplugging
Train trip to the beach. Unplugging from the city. Trains in Japan and South Korea. Pic of the day: The Umbrella Academy. Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-4/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
05:50
November 2, 2019
Episode 3: Do I look Korean?
Rainy days are the best Korean, Russian or Italian. I’m confused. Pic of the day: Old Man’s War (read my review) Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-3/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
04:02
October 28, 2019
Episode 2: Aliens
Kids playground Scary out of this world thoughts Pic of the day: "We are Legion, We are Bob" by Dennis E. Taylor Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-2/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
03:31
October 18, 2019
Episode 1: Hello world!
Hello world! Introductions first. The first episode of my podcast: The meaning of “hello world” What is this podcast? What does a Front-end Software Engineer do? Shout-outs Picks: My Hero Academia I hope you stick around! Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-1/ Follow me Instagram: @ricard.torres Twitter: @ricard_dev Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social
05:49
October 14, 2019