Jan 08

Dialogos Radio To Be Heard in South Africa

hellenicradioWe are excited to announce the expansion of Dialogos Radio’s broadcast network, with the addition of Hellenic Radio 1422 AM, which will begin airing our weekly Greek-language broadcasts each Thursday, from 1-2 pm local time, beginning Thursday, January 9!  Based in Johannesburg, Hellenic Radio is South Africa’s only 24/7 Greek radio station, on the air since 1995 with programming for Johannesburg’s large Greek community.

Our broadcasts on Hellenic Radio begin on January 9 with one of the best programs from our archive, featuring our interview with the world-renowned athlete and “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes, and will continue again next week with another program from our archive.  New broadcasts will begin on January 23, and we will soon be posting updates regarding the interviews and features we will air, on our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Hellenic Radio becomes the seventh station to join the growing Dialogos Radio network, which now spans four continents.  We look forward to welcoming the Greek community of South Africa to the growing community of Dialogos Radio listeners!

Dec 24

Dialogos Radio Playlist: December 19-20, 2013

Here are the songs which aired on the special Dialogos Radio holiday broadcast, on Decemer 19-20, 2013:

  1. Kalin Esperan Arhontes (Cretan version of a traditional Greek Christmas carol)
  2. O Mikros Timpanistis (Greek version of “Little Drummer Boy”)
  3. Pashalis Terzis – Parastratima
  4. Glykeria – Stin Kalyva Tin Diki Mou
  5. Dimitris Mitropanos, Themis Adamantidis & Dimitris Basis – Apopse Thelo Na Pio
  6. Natassa Theodoridou – Agriolouloudo
  7. Antonis Remos – O Xenyhtis
Dec 17

This week: Special Holiday Broadcast Featuring Comedian Angelo Tsarouchas!

AngelotsarouchasThis 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!

Dec 17

Dialogos Radio Playlist: December 12-13

These are the songs that we aired on Dialogos Radio for our December 12-13, 2013 broadcast:

  1. Beba Blans – To Karavi
  2. Doukissa – Gia Koita Kosme Ena Kormi
  3. Giannis Poulopoulos – Nihtose Horis Feggari
  4. Stamatis Kokotas – Pes Pos Me Antamoses
  5. Dimitra Galani – Aspro Peristeri
  6. Eleni Dimou – Anysiho
  7. Giannis Kotsiras – Efapax
  8. Aleka Kanellidou – Mia Peripetia
  9. Melina Aslanidou – Paei Kairos
  10. Stefanos Korkolis – Se Thelo (Ti Voglio)
  11. Giorgos Zambetas – Hilia Peristeria
Dec 14

Transcript: Interview with Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

Dean-KarnazesThe 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?

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Dec 10

This Week: Interview with Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

Greece 1This 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!

Dec 09

Dialogos Radio Playlist: December 5-6, 2013

Here are the songs which we heard on Dialogos Radio for our December 5-6, 2013 broadcast:

  1. Manolis Lidakis – Pos Tha Perasei I Vradia
  2. Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda – Afou To Thes
  3. Marinella – Ti Na Ftaiei
  4. Giannis Parios – Ach Agapi
  5. Kostas Makedonas – Proto Fthinoporo
  6. Giorgos Dalaras – Vammena Kokkina Mallia
  7. Haris Alexiou & Antonis Vardis – M’ Afises San Poli
  8. Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Na M’Agapas
  9. Alkistis Protopsalti – Lava
  10. Melina Kana – Me Dio Evhes
  11. Pantelis Thalassinos – Anathema Se (live)
Dec 08

Transcript: Interview with Nantia Papadimitriou of the atenistas

atenistasThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Nantia Papadimitriou of the atenistas follows below. This interview aired on December 5-6, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.

M.N.: Share a few words with us about the Atenistas, who they are, and how the organization first got started.

N.P. Atenistas is an open group of people living in Athens. We started back in 2010, and the people who inspired the launch of the team are the graphic designer Tasos Halkiopoulos and the journalist Nikos Rigopoulos. They started without really knowing what they wanted to do, just that they wanted to do something for the city they loved. They really thought that Athens has so many things to give to all of us and there are so many nice things we can enjoy in the city. We have existed for almost three and a half years and have completed more than 180 actions, most of them based in the city center, but also in some other neglected neighborhoods around the city center. The Atenistas have cleaned spots around the city, created public parks, have rejuvenated some playgrounds, we have also painted in bright colors schools around Athens, and we have organized a lot of cultural events, helping Athenians get to know their city better, feel safe in the city and to enjoy it. We have organized guided tours in some historic areas and in neighborhoods which are not so popular, and we have organized huge events, such as the concert of the National Opera of Greece in the Varvakeio Market, or the Tango Night at the former Peloponnese Train Station, and we also organized a Swing Night in Omonia Square. We also have another subteam that is working with people that are in need, collecting food, medicine, and clothes. This is what we do in general.

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Dec 03

Dialogos Radio is now Available on the Kindle, on BlackBerry Devices, and on Windows Phones!

amazon-apps-kindle-us-blackDialogos Radio is excited to announce the availability of our programming and podcasts on several new technological platforms, with the launch of our new app for Kindle devices, with the availability of our podcasts on BlackBerry mobile devices and Windows Phones, and with the availability of our online radio station, Dialogos Radio 24/7, on the BlackBerry!

The new Dialogos Radio app for all of Amazon’s Kindle devices was launched earlier this week and is available worldwide via the Amazon Appstore!  Now, you can listen to our weekly programming, to our podcasts, and to Dialogos Radio 24/7 on the go, as well as hear our most recent programming on demand, read our articles, follow us via all of our social media accounts, and much more!  This app is available for *free* in the Amazon Appstore and in the Amazon Marketplace.  In addition, this version of the app is also compatible on *all* Android mobile devices!  With this new app, Dialogos Radio becomes the first Greek radio outlet in the world to launch an app for the Kindle!

nobex-for-bb_buttonIn addition, Dialogos Radio 24/7 and Dialogos Radio’s podcasts are now available on BlackBerry devices, via the *free* Nobex Radio app, which has officially replaced the BlackBerry Podcast Directory.  Download this free app and take Dialogos Radio, our podcasts and our 24/7 online programming, on the go with you on any BlackBerry device!

windowsphoneFinally, Dialogos Radio’s podcasts are now also available on all Windows Phones and in the Windows 8 operating system! Take our podcasts with you wherever you go on your Windows Phone or listen in via any personal computer with the Windows 8 operating system! Instructions for how to find, download, and listen to our podcasts on both the Windows Phone and Windows 8 are available here.

More exciting new features from the world’s most innovative Greek radio outlet, Dialogos Radio!

Dec 03

This Week: Interview with Nantia Papadimitriou of the “Atenistas”

atenistasThis 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!

Nov 26

The New Dialogos Radio Android App Is Here!

Version 4.0 of the Dialogos Radio Android app is now available!  Download it for *free* and take Dialogos Radio on the go with you.  Via our app, you can listen to our weekly broadcasts from five different radio stations, listen to Dialogos Radio 24/7, download and listen to our podcasts, hear our most recent broadcast in its entirety on-demand, get all of our latest news and announcements, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, read all of our articles and columns in various publications, and much more…almost 20 features in all!  And all of this in one free, user-friendly, colorful, and easy-to-use app!

Download it today for FREE from the Google Play Store:
…and while you are there, be sure to also check out some of the other apps that we have created, for our sister radio stations that are a part of the Star Radio Network!

Nov 22

Dialogos Radio Playlist: November 21-22, 2013

Here are the songs which were heard on the Dialogos Radio broadcast of November 21-22, 2013:

  1. Manolis Mitsias – To Tragoudi tis Xenitias
  2. Viki Mosholiou – Hathike to Feggari
  3. Ta Paidia Ap’ Tin Patra – Mou Lene Na Min Klaio
  4. Dimitris Horn – Oi Hantres
  5. Kaiti Homata – Mia Agapi Gia To Kalokairi (remix)
  6. 2002GR – Eipes Pos
  7. Giannis Savvidakis – Pare To Dakri Mou
  8. Giorgos Margaritis – Dromoi Gia Pouthena
  9. Notis Sfakianakis – Gyftissa Mera
  10. Stelios Rokkos – Edo
  11. Dimitris Basis – Hamopoulia
Nov 20

This Week: Interview with Christos Sideris of the Metropolitan Community Clinic of Elliniko

mkieThis week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an interview that many of our listeners have requested over the past several months.  On this week’s broadcast, we will be speaking with Christos Sideris, a volunteer and one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Community Clinic of Elliniko, which was founded in 2011 in the Athens suburb of Elliniko, and which was the first health clinic in Greece which began to offer free medical services to those who were uninsured or who could not afford medical care.  In this interview, Sideris will talk about the clinic and its history, about the collapse of the Greek public health system as a result of the austerity measures that are being imposed in Greece, and about the many challenges the clinic has faced in its operations, including attempts at intimidation on the part of the otherwise “responsible” and “pro-European” government in Greece.

Tune in for this informative and timely interview on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!

Nov 20

NEW PODCAST: John Perkins on how Greece has Fallen Victim to “Economic Hit Men”

confessions-of-an-economic-hit-manThe podcast of our recent Dialogos Interview Series interview with John Perkins, author of such bestselling books as “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” is now online!  Download and listen to this podcast to hear Perkins’ analysis on the economic crisis in Greece and his thoughts as to how Greece has become a victim of “economic hit men,” who work on behalf of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and multinational corporations.

In addition to our original English-language interview with John Perkins, a second podcast of the interview is available with a Greek translation, for our Greek-speaking listeners!  Both podcasts are now available on our website and is also available in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry Podcast Directory, and on the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices, which is freely available in the Google Play store!

Nov 20

Dialogos Radio Playlist: November 14-15, 2013

Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio for our November 14-15 broadcast:

  1. Nikos Papazoglou – Hartino Karavaki
  2. Athinaiki Kompania – O Diavolakos
  3. Lydia Giota – Na’ Ha Ekato Kardies
  4. Kostas Karalis – Spasmeno Karavi
  5. Eleni Legaki – Mi Stamatas
  6. Gerasimos Andreatos – Me Tou Trelou Ton Pireto
  7. Anastasia Moutsatsou – To Limani
  8. Giannis Vardis – Isos
  9. Sokratis Malamas – Pringkipesa
  10. Orfeas Peridis – I Sinavlia Teliose