Radio Ambulante

Programa de radio en español que cuenta crónicas latinoamericanas.

A Spanish-language radio program telling uniquely Latin American stories.

Hosted by author Daniel Alarcón, Radio Ambulante delivers high-quality, long-form radio Latino stories. The show’s second season with NPR returns September 12 with stories of love, loss, politics, climate change, technology, money and family. Weekly episodes will run through the end of June 2018. 

Radio Ambulante has produced stories from more than 20 countries, and partnered with English-language outlets like NPR’s Planet Money, Radiolab, The New York Times Magazine and This American Life.

Radio Ambulante joined NPR’s successful portfolio of podcasts in 2016, which draws more than 16.3 million monthly listeners. The program’s audience has expanded exponentially seeing a 51% increase in monthly podcast downloads. 

Sources: (NPR podcast users) Podtrac, January 2018; (Radio Ambulante podcast download growth) Triton, December 2016 – May 2017

Rave Reviews

Instant mood lifter on a gloomy day: Radio Ambulante is officially an NPR show!

Riverhead Books

Their ear for language, beguiling imagination and deep journalism are a rare combination.

Poynter

Moving. Surprising, funny stories from everywhere Spanish is spoken.

KALW

Widely loved and critically acclaimed.

Hot Pod

Showcases compelling human stories from all over Latin America.

NBC Latino

A fantastic Spanish-language podcast.

Washington Post

Cross-Platform Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for Radio Ambulante include:

  • Podcast: :15 pre-roll and :30 mid-roll placements deliver custom sponsor messages
  • NPR.org: NPR.org delivers scale and engagement. Reach smart, young and curious news consumers with targeted, multimedia creative and audio units such as Brand Soundscapes and NPR One.
  • On Air: Extend sponsorship with a complementary on-air schedule across NPR programs and newsmagazines

Radio Ambulante Audience

51%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users are Latino

66%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users are A25-44

88%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users hold a Bachelor's degree or higher

49%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users say Spanish is their native language

44%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users have a HHI of 75K+

89%

of Radio Ambulante listeners say Radio Ambulante is the first podcast they listened to

51%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users are Latino

66%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users are A25-44

88%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users hold a Bachelor's degree or higher

49%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users say Spanish is their native language

44%

of Radio Ambulante podcast users have a HHI of 75K+

89%

of Radio Ambulante listeners say Radio Ambulante is the first podcast they listened to

 

Source: NPR Podcast Listener Survey, February 2018; Radio Ambulante listener survey, conducted by NPR via Radio Ambulante website call-out, February 2017; n=1,891.

Spotlight on Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón, host of NPR’s Radio Ambulante, was born in Lima, Peru and raised in the United States. In addition to his role as Executive Producer for Radio Ambulante, Alarcón teaches radio and writing at the Columbia University School of Journalism. He studied Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers Workshop.

Alarcón began his career in journalism working for the award-winning Peruvian magazine Etiqueta Negra, covering American culture and politics and serving as Associate Editor. He began writing for magazines like Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker

Alarcón’s books include War by Candlelight, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award,  and Lost City Radio, named a 2007 Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. His most recent novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award. He is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

In Fall of 2017, Alarcón released released two books, including his highly-anticipated story collection – The King is Always Above the People. He is currently based in New York.

Discover more about Daniel Alarcón on NPR.org.

 

Photo credit: Hugo Rojo/NPR. 

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