Latin American stories in Spanish
For nearly a decade, Radio Ambulante has covered Latin America, with stories that are moving, funny and surprising, and which showcase the region in all its diversity and complexity.
With over 200 episodes produced from more than 20 countries, Radio Ambulante is Latin America’s most ambitious narrative journalism podcast. Distributed by NPR, Radio Ambulante offers a sonic portrait of the region and everywhere Spanish is spoken. 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.
Radio Ambulante has 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, including:
↠ Gabriel García Márquez Prize in Innovation (2014)
↠ Premio 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. (2013 o 2014)
↠ 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)
↠ I Heart Radio Best Spanish Language Podcast (2020)
In 2020, Radio Ambulante evolved into a podcast production company en launched the weekly show El hilo, a weekly news podcast, providing context and depth to the most important news stories from Latin America.
Radio Ambulante Studios
Radio Ambulante Studios not only reports and produces great stories; we have worked just as hard to build a community around our journalism, creating innovative opportunities for our audience to connect with our work and with one another. A good example of this is our successful Clubes de Escucha initiative, which brings listeners from dozens of cities around the world together to listen to our episodes in person, sparking conversations around the stories. Another is Lupa, our language learning app, which helps intermediate Spanish learners push their skills to the next level, transforming our journalism into an effective tool to acquire vocabulary, grammar and sharpen listening.
Radio Ambulante Studios, the production company behind Radio Ambulante and El hilo podcast, is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit media organization. During the last decade our work has been supported by The Ford Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Arnold Ventures, Sara and Evan Williams Foundation, News Integrity Initiative, The Lenfest Foundation, The Miami Foundation, NewsMatch funders, Tinker Foundation, and the Flora Family Foundation.
Radio Ambulante is also supported by listeners throughout its membership program, Deambulantes.