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Best Altamar podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Altamar podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.
 
I interview People Pursuing Greatness, each guest is doing something great, something more than most, something that is inspirational and hopefully moves your needle - and possibly your ass off the couch. We all could do more, we all could be more, these are just some of the people and their stories making waves in the world. A Perch of Birds Podcast was named after a renowned painting by Hector Giocomelli, I stumbled upon while searching for a title for the podcast. It fit so well and it se ...
 
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Twenty-five years after apartheid officially ended in South Africa, the country is in the news for all the wrong reasons: one of the highest unemployment rates in the world at 58%, junk status government bonds, slowing GDP growth, and violent crime. Can President Cyril Ramaphosa of the African National Congress turn things around as his adminis ...…
 
In 2015, Exxon Mobil discovered in Guyana one of the largest oil and gas reserves in decades. It is slated to begin production in early 2020. While this bonanza promises countless opportunities for the tiny South American country, it remains to be seen whether Guyana has the infrastructure in place to manage the massive influx of new petroleum ...…
 
On December 10, Argentina will inaugurate Alberto Fernandez as President amid a medley of economic woes: recession, inflation, poverty, foreign debt and currency devaluation. But how the longtime previously-behind-the-scenes political operative for the Peronist party plans to tackle the crisis remains a mystery. Fernandez was vague and elusive ...…
 
Ukraine is popping up everywhere these days, from President Trump’s impeachment process to Russia’s hidden-in-plain-sight occupation of the former Soviet state’s Crimean region. Why does it seem like one of Europe’s poorest countries is punching above its weight in global headlines? Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer joins Altamar to ...…
 
Understanding President Erdogan’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria requires a breakdown of Turkey’s politics, internal strife and shifting identity. Ece Temelkuran, renowned Turkish journalist and author of How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, joined Altamar just before the momentous deve ...…
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP Hindu nationalist party won a landslide reelection in May 2019 – but political and economic unrest are shortening the honeymoon. After years of sharp economic upturn and high growth, India has been underperforming since late 2018. Nisha Biswal, President of the U.S. India Business Council at the U.S. Cha ...…
 
Cyber crises are everywhere you turn now – from Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections to company-wide data breaches. But as technology and bad actors keep shifting, governments around the world are struggling to keep up. Dr. Mark Kuhr, former advisor to the National Security Agency and co-founder of Synack, an industry-l ...…
 
President Donald Trump’s attempt to buy Greenland from Denmark was met with amusement and derision. But as climate change opens new frontiers, the Arctic region is becoming the world’s hottest real estate. The icy tundra is now a geopolitical playing field where global powers are, with varying success, trying to stake a claim. Former Vice Comma ...…
 
The politics of Venezuela are intoxicating. Mass corruption, Russian troops, international sanctions, and tweetstorms from Senator Marco Rubio, John Bolton and so many others make for vivid headlines. But amidst the scandal and intrigue, the plight of Venezuelans forced to flee Nicolas Maduro’s regime has failed to attract the same attention. D ...…
 
The 7.4 million citizens of Hong Kong are living their most serious political event since the 1997 handover to mainland China. The spark of a protest over an extradition bill has morphed into a broader search for democratic rule in Hong Kong – with major geopolitical implications for China and the United States. Scott Kennedy, Freeman Chair in ...…
 
Angela Merkel will step down as German Chancellor by 2021 – if not sooner amid growing health concerns. With no clear successor, her firm control over Germany’s economy, commitment to centrist democracy, and stabilizing influence in Europe’s foreign policy are all at risk. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, International Correspondent for NPR in Berlin, j ...…
 
Dr.Jessica Troy joins me on podcast episode #43. Jessica is a 'Medievalist' and she takes us on a deep look into not only Medieval literature but a day in the life of a medieval human. What would the world look like trying to go to work in say 800, 1100, or 1500 A.D.? What types of jobs could a lowly peasant like me expect to have? What kinds o ...…
 
Russia is a major world power under the nationalistic and personality-driven leadership of Vladimir Putin. The former KGB agent hasn’t hesitated to form alliances with the world’s least desirable regimes to expand the nation’s influence and reach. How far will Putin go to see Russia the top of the international food chain? Angela Stent, Directo ...…
 
Ep. 42 Patrick Ryan II professional fitness trainer joins us again! We dive into his hybrid fitness and lifestyle company Aware Training. We try to pull apart some of the more dealt with issues he coaches his clients through. Reach out to Patrick on his website Http://aware.training - 4:00 Shame in its many forms - 7:00 Falling back phase - 11: ...…
 
Six months into office, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro faces diminishing political capital, a tense relationship with Congress, tumbling markets, and an increasingly radicalized group of supporters – not to mention scorn from the international community. What do Bolsonaro’s woes mean for a nation in desperate need of reform? Patricia Campos ...…
 
Japan’s story is a geopolitical roller coaster. Entering the 21st century, the land of the rising sun found itself in deep political and economic malaise, and China was positioned to displace it. But the country has embarked on a major comeback, thanks in large part to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s “Abenomics.” Matthew Goodman, senior vice presid ...…
 
Edgar joins us today talking about his family business him and his family have poured their lives into, the amazing New Mexico restaurant Mariscos Altamar. Were on location in the Los Lunas location of Mariscos talking about how a family business works from the inside, how the service industry is unpredictable and what it takes to become the be ...…
 
Nearly half of the world’s voters cast ballots in April and May of 2019, from Spain and South Africa to India and Indonesia. But in a world that is putting strongmen in office and where governments are weaponizing social media – are elections still the best thermometer of democracy’s health around the globe? Ian Bremmer, political scientist and ...…
 
Iceland is heralded around the world as a success story of social policy experiments and for its remarkable recovery from the global financial crisis – all with just over 300,000 inhabitants. Thóra Arnórsdóttir, former Icelandic presidential candidate and managing editor of Kveikur, the island nation’s only investigative journalism television p ...…
 
Brian Gray a man of many talents a firefighter, artist, hunter, outdoorsman, amateur taxidermist father and husband joins us on the podcast talking all things hunting in New Mexico. Brian is the co founder of Spot2Stalk a great hunting group on Facebook and Instagram as well as the groups podcast called On The Game Trail podcast which you can f ...…
 
The free press is at war with challenges not seen in a generation. Strongmen leaders around the world have declared the media enemy number one while “fake news” sows discord and confusion online. The press as an institution is struggling to fulfill its primary role: acting as the fourth estate to hold the powerful accountable. Altamar is joined ...…
 
Rakim Thorpe and Devin Clarke are MMA fighters training out of Jacksons Wink professional MMA gym in Albuquerque New Mexico. Devin is a pro UFC fighter with a standing record of 9-3 fights this Saturday April 20th in Russia and Rakim just came off his latest win with a record of 6-3. We talk what it takes to be a pro fighter, diet, training, li ...…
 
Africa has achieved one of the fastest and most sustained growth rates in the past years, with economic forecasts surpassing other developing and emerging regions. A new scramble to open bilateral relations with African nations saw more than 320 embassies open across the continent between 2010 and 2016. John McDermott, Africa Correspondent for ...…
 
Hardcore Keem joins us on episode #38. This monster is a Youtube juggernaut who creates reaction videos of music and music videos of Metal bands with a lean towards Metal Core. We dish on Keems rise to YouTube stardom, his videos, his taste in music, his family and his brands future. We even have a lightning round of sorts to get the mans opini ...…
 
President Trump has pulled America out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, ending decades of nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, explains how this nuclear middle finger to the world benefits ...…
 
Another metal episode! Alex the vocalist and James the guitarist from Polyhedra an Albuquerque New Mexico based band kicking ass in the Metal world. They just released their EP self titled Polyhedra you can find on Spotify, Google Music, iTunes, and catch a free download of American Snuff on BandCamp.com. Make sure you reach out to these guys f ...…
 
After a tariff war and months of recriminations, Chinese and U.S. officials are finalizing a trade deal. But uncertainty lingers. Bob Davis, Senior Editor for the Wall Street Journal, explains whether Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have reached a real agreement – or just a temporary truce. More at https://altamar.us/us-china-trade-is-this-the-real ...…
 
David Speed is on episode #36 coming to us straight from the United Kingdom in London via the interwebs. David is a professional graffiti artist and now runs a world renown Graffiti company called Graffiti Life which you can find a their beautiful site https://graffitilife.co.uk/. David and his partners have created artwork for Vice, Nike, Disn ...…
 
Mexico’s AMLO is wildly popular, but there are strains everywhere. His bromance with President Trump and his fragile relationship with the business community could sour quickly. Will AMLO’s personality-driven politics undermine his support? Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson explains why the country could be in for a bumpy ride. ...…
 
Were on with Albuquerque, New Mexico and worldwide radio DJ legends the amazing Mr. Aaron 'Buck' Burnett and Dex Toth from the Buck and Dex show that aired for something like fifteen years in Albuquerque and world wide. We talk all Buck and Dex nostalgia, what these guys are crushing lately and what the future holds. Buck is now rolling on nigh ...…
 
Can a new form of Pax Americana ever emerge post-Trump? Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and co-author of The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership, discusses the void left behind as the United States turns inwards and rebuffs multilateralism – and why an internationalist United States could ulti ...…
 
Esports is a digital sport played professionally all around the world, it's a phenomenon years in the making. We sit down with UNM Esports program adviser Mr.Bernardo Gallegos talking about the steady buildup of University of New Mexico's soon to be official Esports team showing off NM's talent in the collegiate circuit. We peruse the annals of ...…
 
The first signs of fracture are beginning to show in Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s once unassailable political coalition. Charismatic rivals from the left and the right are striking out on their own, emboldened by a potential indictment of the Israeli Prime Minister. But Gil Tamary, Washington bureau chief for Israel’s independent Reshet News, ex ...…
 
APOB podcast episode #33 w/ Patrick Ryan II a Fitness Professional Step inside the mind of modern physical fitness with one of its greatest teachers. Patrick is a career Fitness professional working to create a fluid personal training system with Aware training his online and in person training business. This man brings the passion and spiritua ...…
 
The clock is ticking on Brexiting Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU deal was defeated in Parliament and time is running out on a formal exit plan to avoid catastrophe. Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former UK government minister and Chairman of Best for Britain, an organization pushing for a new Brexit vote ...…
 
The EU says Italy is "sleepwalking into instability.” For the populist Lega and Five Star parties, a fight with Brussels is just what the doctor ordered. Italy isn’t going to Brexit anytime soon, but Italy’s support for the European project is under strain. More at https://altamar.us/reconcilable-differences-italy-eu/ Follow us on Twitter and F ...…
 
From “Person of the Year” to the “Didn’t See This Coming” award, Peter and Muni hand out Altamar’s 2018 accolades. Turning towards 2019, Council of Foreign Relations president shares pointed views on why a Chinese takeover is far-fetched, multilateralism isn’t dead yet, and the threat of global “drift” is on the rise. More at https://altamar.us ...…
 
Brent Allen Hagel is a self made mostly self taught voice over artist with humble origins and a warriors work ethic. This dude created a business out of literally nothing in a town that is notorious for eating would be artists and dream seekers. The 'Bruce Willis' of Voice Acting as I like to call him joins me on the cast to talk all things voi ...…
 
Canada has emerged as in independent voice and flagbearer of international liberalism. But concessions in the new US-Mexico-Canada agreement have sparked a backlash back home. The jury’s still out on the benefits of marijuana legalization. Will Canadians tire of Trudeau’s “yoga democracy”? More at https://altamar.us/canada-cool-confident/ Follo ...…
 
Mauricio Macri was the darling of international investors after twelve years of radical Peronism. Now Argentina’s economy and center-right President are reeling. Economist Brad Setser of the Council on Foreign Relations predicts a massive and painful recession next year, a potential default after Argentina’s presidential elections, and a risk o ...…
 
After Jair Bolsonaro’s big win in Brazil, Altamar confronts the question everyone is asking: what’s next? Some of his most notorious campaign proposals may be stymied by Brazil’s powerful congress, but radical rhetoric combined with political gridlock can prove just as damaging.By Thiago de Aragã fellow at the Institute of the Americas and French think tank Iris
 
As bad news springs up from every corner of the world, Ethiopia under PM Abiy Ahmed is sprinting in the opposite direction. What’s going on? And can it last? Featuring special guest Tsedale Lemma, founder and editor-in-chief of the Addis Standard.By Tsedale Lemma, an Ethiopian journalist and political analyst, and founder and editor-in-chief of the Addis Standard
 
31 - A Perch of Birds - Bob Myers W/ The International Rattlesnake Museum Rattlesnakes, their mythos, their reality and their beauty. We sit down with the amazing Bob Meyers with the Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque's famous Old town district. Bob's ran a beautiful, educational and very eclectic museum to showcase, entertain and educate the ma ...…
 
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and constructive critic of crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, was brutally murdered on October 2 in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. This egregious attack on a thoughtful voice of reason has devastated us at Altamar, as we were lucky enough to have Jamal on as a guest in February to discuss the ...…
 
Interviews with People Pursuing Greatness - A Perch of Birds Presents Podcast Episode #29 with Loe Vale Conscious Hip-Hop Artist Loe Vale is a Florida based Hip-Hop artist bringing conscious rap - a unique blend of reality - hip-hop roots and faith in being you and believing in your faith whatever it is. Loe’s got a special treat dropped in the ...…
 
As scandal roils the Church, what does this all mean for the future of Pope Francis? And for the future of Catholicism? Vaticanologist Jimmy Burns joins this week to discuss.By Jimmy Burns, a former Financial Times correspondent, longtime Vaticanologist, and author of Francis, Pope of Good Promise.
 
** Our new linktree with links to this and all of our episodes and everything we are a part of: https://linktr.ee/aperchofbirdsmedia ** Ryan joins us on the perch from Los Angeles, he's a multi-award winning director who has worked his way from low budget films to working with some household name actors including the legendary Donald Glover, Do ...…
 
As migration flows grow around the world, is a negative impact on politics an inevitability? Or have we just convinced ourselves that it is? Andrew Selee and María Peña join this week to discuss.By Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute and María Peña, Washington correspondent for La Opinión.
 
Mike T. is our guest today with the Bearded Villains New Mexico Chapter. These guys take pride in their beards and in their charitable works all over the world with multiple chapters and an all inclusive attitude no matter race, creed, or origin. Yes they do have women in the club as BV Queens and Villanettes, and anyone can join them at their ...…
 
With the world in upheaval, how are we to respond to the most global challenge of them all? Featuring special guests Amy Harder and Giulio Boccaletti.By Amy Harder of Axios and Giulio Boccaletti, Chief Strategy Officer at The Nature Conservancy
 
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