About Us

Radio Ambulante is an NPR podcast that tells uniquely Latin American stories.


Radio Ambulante is a narrative podcast that tells uniquely Latin American stories in Spanish. We aim to bring the quality of longform print journalism to the radio. We work alongside a talented community of radio producers, journalists and illustrators throughout the region, including the United States. Radio Ambulante began in 2011, and as of 2016, it has been distributed by the National Public Radio (NPR); it is presented by renowned Peruvian author, Daniel Alarcón.

In 2014, we won the Gabriel García Márquez Award for Innovation in Journalism, and in 2017, we received the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Best Foreign Language Documentary Award.

How To Listen

A podcast is an audio file that you can listen to or download from your computer, tablet or phone whenever you want to. Radio Ambulante is completely free. When you subscribe to a podcast, its episodes will download automatically to your phone when they’re published, prompting a notification from your chosen app (in the case of Radio Ambulante, that’s every Tuesday of the season).

You can listen to our episodes directly from this website or from NPR’s.

Find us on applications like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or NPR One.

If you’re in the United States, find us on Spotify.

Our Team

Carolina Guerrero


Carolina Guerrero is a media entrepreneur. She was a JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She lives in New York.

Daniel Alarcón

Executive Producer

Daniel Alarcón is a writer, whose novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. He’s a contributing staff writer at The New Yorker, covering Latin America. He teaches at the Columbia Journalism School.

Camila Segura

Editorial Director

Camila has a PhD from Columbia University, since 2012 she has overseen the production of every season. She has reported more than 15 stories and has edited more than 180. She lives in Bogotá.

Elsa Liliana Ulloa

Administrative Assistant

She loves the brilliance in life and the versatility of its characters. She majored in Graphic Design and loves animals.

Victoria Estrada


She was born and raised in the Cd. Juarez/El Paso border, and now lives in Xalapa. She has decided to stop looking for a career in academia and pursue radio.

Fernanda Guzmán

Production Assistant

She got her Journalism degree from Carlos Septién University. Feminism, narrative studies, and photography are her joy. She likes drawing and dancing in Mexico City, where she currently lives.

Barbara Sawhill

Spanish Language Education Coordinator

Barbara loves teaching Spanish and loves Radio Ambulante. She is eager to find teachers who feel the same way! When time allows, she writes about her teaching practice here.

David Trujillo


He feared radio, but eventually allowed himself to be captivated by it. He’s a journalist because he loves asking questions and listening to answers. He lives in Bogota.

Lisette Arévalo


Ecuadorian journalist living in Quito. She studied investigative journalism at Columbia University. She has written about gender violence, feminism and human rights.

Andrés López Azpiri

Sound Designer

Guitarist since age 17, audio nerd since age 21, composer and sound designer at Radio Ambulante since 2016.

Rémy Lozano

Sound Designer

Composer and sound designer. Rémy has written music for advertising and audiovisual media. Movie enthusiast, he’s dedicated his career to creating music that helps to tell stories.

Desirée Yépez

Fact-checker and Producer

Always dreamed of being a journalist. She’s Ecuadorian and lives in Quito. She was a fellow for ICFJ and Agencia Pública. She covered the Rio 2016 Olympics through the voices of Brazil’s trans women and men… she believes in journalism that takes you out of your comfort zone.

Álvaro Céspedes

Producer (El hilo)

Álvaro Céspedes is a journalist by choice and Mexican by chance. He currently works from Mexico City, but he’s been a reporter in the United States and Perú, covering topics related to immigration, social justice, and human rights.

Elías González

Sound Designer (El hilo)

He was born in Caracas in 1987 and grew up between the capital and the mountains of the Venezuelan Andes. He’s a polyglot with a passion for music and instruments. He studied Sound Engineering in Hamburg and Philology in Berlin, where he’s been living for seven years.

Mariana Zúñiga

Producer (El hilo)

Mariana is a journalist and lives in Caracas, Venezuela. She studied journalism in Paris and has covered migration, human rights and economy. She has four dogs.

Aneris Casassus


Aneris is a journalist and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has published in newspapers and magazines and has produced news on TV. She started doing radio with Radio Ambulante and she’s in love with it.

Xochitl Yalí Fabián

Project Coordinator

Economist by profession and educator by vocation, lover of books, crafts, and freshly made corn tortillas.

Paola Alean

Project Coordinator

Data-analytics nerd and financial analyst. Passionate hiker who is very proud of her garden — visited by the most intrepid hummingbirds of Mexico City (she has a cat). Her kitchen looks like a lab, she ferments everything.

Nicolás Alonso


Journalist, book editor, and professor of narrative journalism. Born in Argentina, he has lived most of his life in Chile and a little while in Uruguay. Author of a book of Scientific Chronicles. He uses his spare time to stalk Polonio, his tabby cat.

Daniela Cruzat

Senior Editor (El hilo)

Journalist. She studied at the Catholic University of Chile and did a master’s degree in journalism and documentary film at Columbia University. Telling stories is how she likes to know the world and has done so as a television reporter, digital media editor, podcast producer and documentary filmmaker. She is crazy about plants and her dog Julio.

Hans-Gernot Schenk

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development

Born and raised in Colombia with a mixed heritage, he received his Master’s degree in human Geography from the Humboldt University Berlin. After working for multinational companies in the US, Germany, and Brazil he moved into the nonprofit world and business consulting. His passion for businesses focused on good causes drove him to shift his interest to organizations with a social mission.


How did Radio Ambulante get started?

It’s a long story. But an entertaining one. We tell it in this episode.

How can I support Radio Ambulante?

Radio Ambulante is a non-profit organization and in part, it’s sustainable thanks to the donations of our listeners. For more information on how and where to donate, visit the donation part of our website here. However, if you’re unable to support us financially, you can also help us by reviewing us on iTunes or sharing the episodes you like with your friends and family.

I want to create my own podcast, do you organize workshops or have learning resources to get started?

Wanting to help others produce their own radio stories, we funded the Escuela Radio Ambulante, where we give you advice on how to make podcasts and other audio storytelling audio projects. It’s a free online tool meant to help journalists improve the quality of their audio content using innovative technological tools. Our online school is an open space of learning and collaboration that covers the principles of podcasting, from how to pitch a story to the basics of Hindenburg Pro, the software we use to edit our episodes.

I want to interview someone from Radio Ambulante, how can I reach you?

If you want to interview anyone on our team, please email [email protected] with more information about you and the news site where the interview will be posted. We read every email we get and we try to respond as promptly as we can.

How to listen to Radio Ambulante?

The best way to listen to our content is through one of the various applications for podcasts. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on NPR’s app: NPR One. If you’re in the United States, you can find us on Spotify. You can also play our episodes straight from this website, or directly from NPR’s. If you want to read more about podcasts and how to listen to them visit the “How to listen” portion of our website. Don’t know where to start? Here you can find 10 of our most popular episodes from our 8th season.

Can we rebroadcast your content on our radio station?

We have an exclusive distribution deal with NPR. Therefore, we’re not distributing our content with other stations right now. However, we are interested in doing this going forward, so if you’re interested please email us your information at  [email protected] so we can contact you in the future.

Do you have an internship program?

We have job openings frequently, either to work with us full time, internships for students or for illustrators. Please be on the lookout on our social media and our newsletter to find out when we post opportunities. We don’t accept unsolicited portfolios or resumes. If you have a story idea that you want to pitch, please visit “How to pitch a story”.

Besides the podcast, where else can I follow your work?
  • Club de podcast Radio Ambulante – It’s like a virtual book club, but for podcasts. We discuss our episodes, current events and occasionally plan Listening Clubs around the world.


  • WhatsApp – Every week, we send a link to our episode so that you won’t miss it. It’s not a group, it’s a broadcast list on Whatsapp, so you won’t receive anything that isn’t coming from us. Plus, it’s not a robot, Jorge Caraballo, our engagement editor, answers every text we receive.


  • Blog – Find more information about our episodes: infographics, additional interviews, photo galleries and more.


  • Newsletter – Every Friday we send a newsletter in which our team recommends other podcasts, books, movies, and music that you can enjoy during the weekend. We also send additional content to accompany our stories and information about job openings, when we have one.

How to Pitch a Story

We’re always looking for Latin American stories that surprise and excite us. When you send us a pitch, the most important thing is that it be very specific: who are you planning to interview? What story are you going to tell? What is the regional context that makes your story interesting beyond the local aspect of it? Above anything, it has to be entertaining.

Don’t forget to highlight your journalistic experience (either in radio or print), and tell us what equipment you’ll be using to record. We accept audio in the following formats: .wav or .aiff (not mp3), and shot on 44.1 khz with 16-bit sampling.

Please don’t send any NGO profiles or vague pitches (ex. “I want to interview my grandfather”) and no advertisement requests. We can take up to a month to answer, but we read and consider all the pitches that we receive.

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Contact Us


For general questions, email [email protected]

If you want to pitch a story, or you have any other questions for producers, email [email protected]