For a decade, Radio Ambulante has told stories from all around Latin America. With over 200 episodes produced from more than 20 countries, Radio Ambulante is Latin America’s most ambitious narrative journalism podcast, offering a sonic portrait of the region and everywhere Spanish is spoken.
Distributed by NPR, we work with a talented community of radio producers, journalists and illustrators to tell stories that go unreported by other outlets. Radio Ambulante covers Latin American life with stories of love and migration, youth and politics, environment and families in extraordinary circumstances.
We have worked with dozens of media outlets across the United States and Latin America, including The New York Times, Radiolab, This American Life, Planet Money, All Things Considered, Reply All, ESPN 30 x 30, PopUp Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Latino USA, Rough Translation, Univision, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico, Las Raras Podcast and 070, among others.
Radio Ambulante has been recognized with several journalism awards:
↠ Ondas World Podcast Awards for Most Outstanding Contribution to the industry and the consolidation of the podcast in Spain and Latin America (2023)
↠ National Journalism Award of Mexico, in the Science and culture dissemination category for the episode The taste of words (2022)
↠ Jorge Mantilla Ortega Prize in radio for the episode Mónica, the first (2022)
↠ iHeartRadio: Best Spanish Language Podcast (2022)
↠ iHeartRadio: Best Spanish Language Podcast (2020)
↠ Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize for Best Reporting in Radio for the episode 13 lunas [Parte 1 y 2] (2020)
↠ Simón Bolívar National Journalism Jury Prize for the episode Leonela quiere ser tu amiga (2020)
↠ Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Best Foreign Language Documentary Award for the episode Los Cassettes del Exilio (2017)
↠ Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize for Investigative Reporting in Radio for the episode N.N. (2014)
↠ Gabriel García Márquez Prize in Innovation (2014)
In 2020, Radio Ambulante evolved into a podcast production company called Radio Ambulante Studios, and launched the weekly show El hilo, a news podcast, providing context and depth to the most important news stories from Latin America.
On Twitter and other social networks, when someone says “abro hilo”, it means they’re going to dive deep. Buckle in for a thread with analysis, context, history, and more. For us, El hilo is all those things, an invitation to a deeper conversation and understanding of the news from Latin America. Every Friday morning, our hosts speak to local journalists, Vice News reporters, Radio Ambulante contributors, and some of the most trusted voices from the region. Since its launching, El hilo has produced over 115 episodes and in 2020 was recognized by WAN-IFRA’s LATAM Digital Media Awards as Best Digital Audio Project in the Small and Local News category.