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,, 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
Nov 15

Transcript: Interview with “Economic Hit Man” John Perkins

johnperkinsThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with “economic hit man” John Perkins follows below. This interview was published in Truthout on September 11, 2014 and is reprinted here.  This interview aired on November 14-15, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: In your book, you write about how you were, for many years, a so-called “economic hit man.” Who are these economic hit men, and what do they do?

JP: Essentially, my job was to identify countries that had resources that our corporations want, and that could be things like oil, or it could be markets, it could be transportation systems, there’s so many different things. Once we identified these countries, we arranged huge loans to them, but the money would never actually go to the countries, instead it would go to our own corporations to build infrastructure projects in those countries, things like power plants and highways that benefitted a few wealthy people as well as our own corporations, but not the majority of people who couldn’t afford to buy into these things, and yet they were left holding a huge debt, very much like what Greece has today, a phenomenal debt. And once bound by that debt, we would go back, usually in the form of the IMF, and in the case of Greece today, it’s the IMF and the EU, and make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations, to the IMF, in your case to the EU, and basically, organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the “corporatocracy.”

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Nov 10

This Week on Dialogos: An Interview with John Perkins, Author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”

confessions-of-an-economic-hit-manThis week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, tune in to hear a special and exclusive interview with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.”  In this interview, Perkins will talk about “economic hit men,” working on behalf of organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and multinational organizations, and the manner in which they target countries like Greece, indebting them and then forcing harsh austerity and privatization schemes upon those countries while exploiting their wealth and resources. Perkins draws upon his own experiences as an “economic hit man” and discusses how Greece has fallen victim to such economic hit men, creating and deepening the economic crisis in the country.  Perkins will also share his thoughts and analysis as to how Greece could follow alternative examples of economic development implemented by countries who resisted the policies imposed by economic hit men, in order to recover.

This exlcusive interview will air on this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series, only on Dialogos Radio.

Nov 09

Dialogos Radio Playlist: Week of November 7-8, 2013

Here are the songs that we heard on Dialogos Radio for our November 7-8, 2013 broadcasts:

1. Giannis Kalaitzis – Delfini Delfinaki
2. Nikos Portokaloglou – De Meno Pia Edo
3. Eleni Dimou – Eho Filous
4. Eleni Peta – Na Valo Ta Metaxota
5. Kostas Thomaidis & Tania Tsanaklidou – Tarantela
6. Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Na Me Thimase

Oct 28

Dialogos Radio Playlist – October 24-25, 2013

Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio for our October 24-25, 2013 broadcast:

1. Litsa Diamanti – Sinnefies
2. Giorgos Dalaras – Taxidi sta Kithira
3. Viki Mosholiou – Den Xero Poso S’Agapo
4. Stelios Kazantzidis – As Eitane O Ponos Ena Tsigaro Dromos
5. Fotini Darra – Se Vlepo Sto Potiri Mou
6. Manolis Lidakis – Den Metaniono
7. Dionysis Theodosis – Etsi S’Agapisa
8. Haris Alexiou – Tora Kai Ego Tha Ziso
9. Dimitra Galani – Se Opoion Aresei
10. Dimitris Mitropanos & Lakis Papadopoulos – Gia Na Se Ekdikitho
11. Alkistis Protopsalti – Kykloforo Kai Oploforo
12. Xaris & Panos Katsimihas – Nihtose Nihta

Oct 22

Dialogos Radio Playlist – October 17-18, 2013

Here are the songs which aired on the Dialogos Radio broadcast of October 17 and 18, 2013:

  1. Manolis Mitsias – Erotiko
  2. Marinella – Anixe Petra
  3. Lefteris Mitilinaios – Lipis Esi Lipi I Zoi Mou
  4. Rena Koumioti – Proti Fora
  5. Eleni Vitali – Pente Ellines sto Adi
  6. Babis Tsertos – Apopse Siopili
  7. Glykeria & Kostas Makedonas – I Koursara
  8. Pantelis Thalassinos – Den Ftaio Ego Pou Megalono
  9. Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Einai Entaxi Mazi Mou
  10. Nikos Papazoglou – Pote Voudas Pote Koudas
  11. Giannis Kotsiras – To Tragoudi tis Erimou
Oct 16

Dialogos Radio Playlist – Week of October 3, 2013

Here is the music that aired on the first Dialogos Radio episode of the 2013-2014 broadcast season, on the week of October 3rd.  This broadcast included our musical tribute to the recently-departed Poly Panou, one of the legendary names in Greek music.

  1. Poly Panou – Pira tin Strata tin Kakia
  2. Giannis Poulopoulos – Irthes Epses
  3. Poly Panou – Tis Amartias to Strati
  4. Poly Panou – Ena Sfalma Ekana
  5. Gerasimos Andreatos – Karavia sti Steria
  6. Giannis Parios – To Simadi
  7. Pix Lax – Monaxia Mou Ola
Aug 17

New Piece in Truthout – “Greg Palast: Why Are the Greek People Agreeing to Their Own Destruction?”

truthoutOur first-ever piece in Truthout has been published, based on the recent Dialogos Radio interview with the New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Greg Palast.  Check out the piece, and the heated debate which it fostered, at the following location: