Daniel Alarcón

Executive Producer

circletwitterbird @DanielGAlarcon


I was born in Lima, Peru and raised in the United States. I’m a novelist and journalist. I live in New York with my wife, Carolina Guerrero, and our two sons. I teach at the Columbia University Journalism School. 

What is your favorite episode of Radio Ambulante?

The first story I fell in love with was The Fall of River Plate. The audio was so strong, so simple, but so passionate, and I just knew that we would be able to make something beautiful out of it. I think we did.

Which are you favorite podcasts?

This American Life, Radiolab, Football Weekly, Radio Diaries, Love and Radio, Reply All, Serial, Mystery Show, The Season, anything by the Kitchen Sisters.

What is your best talent?

Looking busy.

Stories you have produced in other spaces


The New York Times Magazine

The New Yorker

The New Yorker


More info about Daniel



Episodes produced by Daniel Alarcón

Toy Story

Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places. You can read a Spanish transcript of the episode. You can also read an English …

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Hear Me, Earthlings

Speaking Spanish properly…? Well, it’s complicated. You can read a Spanish transcript of the episode. You can also read an English translation. If you …

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Zero Tolerance – [Extra episode]

On June 20th, after waves of criticism, President Trump signed an executive order that appears to stops the practice of separating children from …

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Peru, the Champion

After 36 years of waiting, Peru qualified again for the FIFA World Cup. The road was full of last-minute draws, epic comebacks and a …

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Alias el Cóndor

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. September 3th, 1989. The Chilean soccer team was playing a crucial match against Brazil to earn a …

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Behind the Wall

Sodalitium Christiane Vitae, an ultraconservative Catholic organization also known as the Sodalicio, was founded in 1971, in Peru. Its mission was to train …

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After her parents divorced, and her father moved from Mexico to Arizona, Fernanda began thinking of living in the United States. When she …

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On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake devastated Mexico. At press time, there are reports of 363 deaths and significant damage in …

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