ANN: Podcasts on Latin America: Oct. 29 - Nov. 9

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Podcasts of interest to Latin Americanists, Oct. 29 - Nov. 9


KATHLEEN M. MCINTYRE, Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca

(University of New Mexico Press, 2019)

Podcast October 30, 2019 with Julian Dodson



GARY J. ADLER, JR., Empathy Beyond US Borders: The Challenges of Transnational Civic Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Podcast October 29, 2019 by Sarah E. Patterson



One of the more popular podcasts for environmental issues of late has been Overheard from the National Geographic.

The episode “Cave of the Jaguar God” focuses on the decline of the Maya and the spiritual practices of Central America.


Altamar is a global affairs podcast hosted by Peter Schecter (former VP of the Atlantic Council). On December 10, Argentina will inaugurate Alberto Fernandez as President amid a medley of economic woes: recession, inflation, poverty, foreign debt and currency devaluation. But how the longtime previously-behind-the-scenes political operative for the Peronist party plans to tackle the crisis remains a mystery. Benjamin Gedan, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Argentina Project and former South America director on the National Security Council at the White House, joined Altamar to explain what we can expect from the incoming administration. 

Here is a link to the episode, available via streaming and download:


In a previous podcast, the Altamar team took a look at the crisis in Venezuela, its impact both on the nation and on Venezuelans who have fled their country. David Smolansky, chair of the Organization of American States’ working group on the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis, joins Altamar to discuss the nation’s humanitarian crisis. Smolansky, a journalist, political scientist, and student organizer, is also the co-founder of Voluntad Popular, one of Venezuela’s main opposition parties.



John F. Schwaller

Editor - H-Latam

Professor of History

University at Albany (SUNY)

Editor, The Americas