This week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an interview with the Greek-American writer and filmmaker Elias Kulukundis, author of “The Amorgos Conspiracy,” among other books. Elias will talk about his life and experiences growing up amongst three different worlds, about his writing and filmmaking, will offer some commentary on the present-day situation in Greece, and will talk about his experiences working in the world of shipping.
Stay tuned for this excellent interview, plus lots of great Greek music, on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
Dialogos Radio is excited to announce a new on-air collaboration which it will soon be launching with the Greek-American publication Portes Magazine. Soon, we will begin airing special mini-features on our broadcasts which will be produced by the Portes Magazine editorial staff, and which will be based on content from the magazine, featuring news and achievements in the realm of Greek culture, travel, food, fashion, and more. These features will be broadcast on our weekly programs, and will also be made available as part of our podcast. Stay tuned to this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio, our first new broadcast of 2014, for a discussion with the editors of Portes Magazine about this impending new collaboration!
This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in for a special holiday broadcast which will close out 2013 in style! On our broadcast and the Dialogos Interview Series this week, we will be speaking with the renowned Greek-Canadian comedian and actor Angelo Tsarouchas. Known as “The Funny Greek,” Angelo’s comedy has been featured in numerous television specials, films, and in front of packed audiences all across the world, including recently in Athens, Greece! In addition, Angelo has also appeared on the big screen as an actor, having worked alongside such celebrity names as Robert DeNiro and Denzel Washington. In this week’s interview, Angelo will talk about his comedy and acting, what inspires his work, his recent appearance in Athens, and he will share a special message to the world about Greece.
In addition to the interview, we will also be featuring clips of some of Angelo’s best stand-up comedy performances, as well as some special music selected especially for the Greek holiday season.
Don’t miss this week’s broadcast and our interview and feature with Angelo Tsarouchas, only on Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes follows below. This interview aired on December 12-13, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is one of the world’s most remarkable athletes, the ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and has accomplished a number of incredible athletic feats. Dean, thank you for joining us today.
DK: It’s a pleasure to be here. I always enjoy doing your show.
MN: Dean, you’ve accomplished a number of incredible feats…you’ve run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states, you’ve run in the South Pole and in Death Valley, and yet, you weren’t always an athlete. You led what many would consider a normal life until you were around 30 or so. What changed and what led you to begin running?
This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in to hear a special interview which we will be featuring as part of this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series. On our broadcast this week, we will be speaking with a Greek-American athlete whose athletic accomplishments have set records and stretched the limits of human strength and endurance: the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes. Named one of the top 100 most influential individuals in the world by Time magazine, Dean will speak to Dialogos Radio about how he started running, about his athletic accomplishments, about his efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of childhood obesity and the health benefits of the Greek and Mediterannean diets, and about the Navarino Challenge: a set of marathons held in Greece which he organized and participated in, and which he hopes to turn into an annual event.
This interview is surely one that you will not want to miss. Tune in to hear the interview plus some wonderful music from Greece, all on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio, we return to the airwaves after our Thanksgiving hiatus with a fresh new interview featuring Nantia Papadimitriou, a volunteer with the “Atenistas,” a citizens’ group based in Athens, Greece which organizes projects and gatherings which are aimed at improving the quality of life in Athens and introducing the positive and often unknown aspects of the city to its residents. In this interview, Nantia Papadimitriou will introduce the Atenistas, discuss the history and development of the group, and talk about the many ways in which it engages with the citizens and residents of Athens, whether it is through organizing walking tours, theatrical performances, the planting of community gardens, or the painting of schools, all on an entirely volunteer basis.
Tune in for this interview plus some great Greek music, only on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series!
Three fresh new Dialogos Radio podcasts are now available! Listen to and download our podcasts featuring our interviews (in both English and Greek) with professor Nikos Alexiou of Queens College in New York City, who discussed his extensive sociological research of the Greek-American community and his recently-launched oral history project of Greek-Americans. In addition, listen to and download the podcast of our recent feature on The Voice of Greece, and specifically, our interview on the “Faces of the Diaspora” (Πρόσωπα της Ομογένειας) radio program, where Michael Nevradakis, producer and host of Dialogos Radio, discussed the show, as well as his experiences as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Greece.
The podcasts are available right here on our website, via the “podcasts” tab above or the podcasts widget to the right, and they are also available in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry podcast directory, and the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will be featuring an interview with professor Nikos Alexiou of Queens College in New York City. Alexiou has extensively studied and researched the Greek-American community, and has recently launched an oral history project of Greek-Americans, primarily from the New York City area, where he will collect the stories, experiences, and recollections of members of New York City’s Greek community. He will discuss the oral history project in this interview, as well as the past, present, and future of the Greek-American community.
This interview will air in Greek this Tuesday at 10:15 am (Greek time) on City International 106.1 FM in the Thessaloniki region and online at www.cityinternational.gr; and on Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm (Greek time) on Star Radio 104.6 FM in Rodos and Symi and online at www.starradio.com.gr. The interview will air in English on Thursday at 1:30 pm (Eastern time) on WUSB 90.1 FM (in the Long Island, NY region) and online at www.wusb.fm, and on Friday at 9 am (Central time) on KVRX online at www.kvrx.org.
This week on Dialogos Radio, our broadcast will feature music commemorating Greek Orthodox Easter, which will be celebrated on Sunday, May 5th. In addition, we will also feature one of our best interviews, with world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky, on our broadcast. Tune in to hear our special musical dedication to the most important holiday in the Greek culture, today at 1:30 pm Eastern on WUSB 90.1 FM, and this Friday at 9 am Central on KVRX!