TED talks, ‘The Weekly Global’ and other ‘podcasts’ for December | TV

This month, we look at Latin America with the best Chilean music rescued by Radio Cooperativa and the global chronicle of The Weekly. The disaster of Annual recreated for the radio and a bit of football but from a different point of view complete the offer. And in English? A global classic: TED talks, which transfer their informative offer to audio with a very wide offer.

Rayén Quitral, the Mapuche flower of fire

Radio Cooperativa Chile, winner of the Gabo 2020 Award in the Recognition of Excellence category, has on its platform podcasts with the series So you do not forget me, focused on rescuing unknown stories of the country’s music. In one of his most recent installments, he reviews the history of Rayén Quitral. She was a soprano of Mapuche origin from the thirties, forties and fifties of the last century who reached the great stages of world opera, such as London’s Covent Garden. In addition to his talent, he distinguished himself by wearing outfits close to his indigenous roots on stage.

The Weekly Global

The reality of the Spanish-speaking world told by the voices that, in each country, can best spread it. Under this premise, PRISA Audio —the transversal platform of PRISA, the publisher of this newspaper— has taken advantage of its resources to create The Weekly Global. Journalists from Caracol Radio, ADN Chile, W Radio, EL PAÍS, Diario AS and Cadena SER will bring the main stories from Latin America, the United States and Spain to listeners every Saturday. With the accents and sounds of each place. The first delivery, carried out as a correspondence round, had stops in Mexico, Chile and Spain, among other places. “Sometimes we will tell the same story from different parts of the planet, which will allow us to better understand the world and other times our protagonists will be different and what we will do is explain them to bring them closer to other countries, to other realities,” says its presenter, Diana Calderón. The program is available on the Podium Podcast and most of the global audio aggregators.

Packages, football talk between television scriptwriters

Two screenwriters, Iñaki San Román (Aida, Everything is a lie) and Álvaro Velasco (Little cubes), they mix sport and humor in this podcast. Each chapter, they chat with a guest, who is usually also a television writer, about the other side of football, the less triumphant. The preliminaries before entering the topic of the week are usually rather long. His motto: Messi and Cristiano are fine, but we are more of Pato Sosa and the Valdebebas roundabout. It is in its second season and is available on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Podtail and can be seen through YouTube.

Annual 1921: a military and political disaster

Seven chapters of historical recreation to tell, taking advantage of the centenary, one of the great disasters of the Spanish army: its defeat in Annual, Morocco, after a series of military and political errors. Documented, with a multiplicity of voices and careful sound design, Onda Cero’s sound series unfolds resources to, guided by Carlos Alsina’s narration and the effects of the historical re-enactment, give an account of what happened there and its consequences.

'How to be a Better Human', one of the most popular series on TED podcasts.
‘How to be a Better Human’, one of the most popular series on TED podcasts.

In English: Ted Talks in audio format

Logically, the American platform for free online talks TED Talk has its own collection of programs in audio format. His series follow his classic concept of “ideas worth spreading.” One of the most interesting is How to be a Better Human (How to Be a Better Human) in which comedian, producer, and screenwriter Chris Duffy chats with guests and former TED speakers. The benefits of being a person with curiosity, how to find notes of humor in the day to day or spend money on happiness are some of the issues that are discussed in meetings of approximately half an hour.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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