#053 - On The Bus Team from Guayaquil - Brandon, Daniel, Max, and Patrick

February 14, 2018
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Carnival was absolutely absurd and we still made it out with all of our limbs attached. As we prepared to cross the Peruvian border on Valentine's Day we broke out the mic's and started recording a podcast.

 

You don't get one you don't just get two but you get all four of us mic'd up and ready to record on the bus. From our first-hand accounts to our historical and socio-economic takes on South America and the world as a whole, no stone is left unturned on this episode. 

 

This podcast was recorded on the bus in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the bus.

 

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On the Bus is a traveling podcast that bought a bus, and hit the road to meet their guests and engage in the experience with them. Brandon and Daniel are early adopters and lovers of the human experience out to share powerful conversations with unique people that are highly successful.

If you want to live the experience with us, follow on YouTube for videos of the experiences with our guests, vlogs from the bus, and other content. We do all of this with our own effort, to support us go to the website and click donate, use our Amazon portal, or try one of the products we are affiliated with (and 100% use ourselves). We even accept cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and litecoin, because that’s what early adopters do. Lastly, leave a review on Itunes or the podcast app! A great way to make your voice heard for the things you love. 

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#052 - Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez - Musical Influencers of Ecuador

February 7, 2018
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Although music is known for breaking barriers and merging communities the cost to learn and own musical equipment still prohibits many from recognizing their full musical potential. Quito is one prime example of this with the Statue of The Virgin Mary historically dividing north and south, rich and poor. 

 
El Musican Project was founded, by Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez in order to break down these barriers and allow music to serve its true purpose. From offering scholarships to lower-income students to partnering with companies such as The Numa Project, which seeks to build low-cost musical equipment out of recyclable goods. This isn’t just a goodwill project these guys are looking to personally inject a stronger musical culture and. Community into not just Quito but all of Ecuador itself.
 
 
In the episode, we discuss everything from the historical aspects of music cultures from Ecuador and Latin America to socio-economic and cultural issues facing Ecuadorians today. 
 
 
This episode was recorded at IMPAQT hub in Quito, Ecuador. Not only did we sit down with Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez but we also sat down with one of their lead musicians JD Villacis.
 
 
Be sure to check out our bus stop with El Musican Project on our youtube channel.
 
If you’d like to donate or find out more about El Musican Project you can check out the website here and their socials on Facebook and Instagram.
 

We recorded this episode in Quito, Ecuador at the IMAPQTO workspace. 

 

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On the Bus is a traveling podcast that bought a bus, and hit the road to meet their guests and engage in the experience with them. Brandon and Daniel are early adopters and lovers of the human experience out to share powerful conversations with unique people that are highly successful.

If you want to live the experience with us, follow on YouTube for videos of the experiences with our guests, vlogs from the bus, and other content. We do all of this with our own effort, to support us go to the website and click donate, use our Amazon portal, or try one of the products we are affiliated with (and 100% use ourselves). We even accept cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and litecoin, because that’s what early adopters do. Lastly, leave a review on Itunes or the podcast app! A great way to make your voice heard for the things you love. 

For media and collaboration inquiries, or more on the show, contact us by email or visit our website.

All Aboard!

 

#051 - Richard McColl - A Different Colombia

January 31, 2018
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Colombias civil war has claimed over 200,000 lives and has lasted over 50 years. In 2016 the largest and most prominent rebel group, (The Farc), signed a peace treaty with Juan Manuel Santos and the Colombian government. However, there are still dissident guerilla groups and resentment on how to integrate the former rebels into society. Not only is the conflict intricate and complex but the peace process has only made things tougher to swallow. Not all rebel factions and paramilitaries have turned in their weapons and with an upcoming election, Colombians couldn't be more uncertain of their future. 

 

What is the role of media? Has the media evolved simply to be a source of entertainment for those tired and impatient of a political system that has disenfranchised them?

 

Que Richard McColl. Based in Bogota, Colombia he is a freelance journalist who specializes in conflict resolution. Through his podcast, Colombia Calling, he interviews experts in the travel industry, dealing with security issues and explaining the cultural nuances of this diverse and complex land that is Colombia. Richard has written for the likes of the Daily Beast, BBC online, Wall Street Journal, CNN Traveller, and BBC Radio.

 

On this episode, Richard breaks down the history of the Colombia Conflict, from the many different players to the many different stories Richard covers in his podcast. We discuss Colombia's potential future with a strong younger generation disconnected from the violence of war. As well as stronger and more in-depth media coverage that Colombians never experienced before. 

 

You can listen to Richards podcast here and you can check out some of his writing here.

 

We recorded this episode via Skype in Quito, Ecuador at the IMAPQTO workspace. 

 

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On the Bus is a traveling podcast that bought a bus, and hit the road to meet their guests and engage in the experience with them. Brandon and Daniel are early adopters and lovers of the human experience out to share powerful conversations with unique people that are highly successful.

If you want to live the experience with us, follow on YouTube for videos of the experiences with our guests, vlogs from the bus, and other content. We do all of this with our own effort, to support us go to the website and click donate, use our Amazon portal, or try one of the products we are affiliated with (and 100% use ourselves). We even accept cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and litecoin, because that’s what early adopters do. Lastly, leave a review on Itunes or the podcast app! A great way to make your voice heard for the things you love. 

For media and collaboration inquiries, or more on the show, contact us by email or visit our website.

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#050 - Rabbi Elad Villegas - The Forgotten Jews of the Inquisition

January 25, 2018
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Bello, Colombia. A city historically dominated by a reverent Christian community. Yet whispers throughout the city insist on a different ancestry, one hidden by 500 years of seclusion. Then, over the past 15 years, something strange began to happen. An Orthodox Jewish community, almost out of thin air, emerged within Bello. Where did this community pop up from?

 

Insert Juan Carlos Villegas, now Rabbi Elad Villegas, the devout man behind the growing Jewish community. A former evangelical pastor, after a work trip to Israel, he became convinced that Judaism was the true way to God. He immediately renounced his pastor-ship and converted to Judaism. Despite his controversial position, Rabbi Elad doesn't persuade anyone to convert to Judaism, rather, he leads by example.

 

What then is the connection between Bello and Judaism? Many Sephardic Jews converted to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition to hide their identities. They then migrated over to the New World and set up communities under Spain's new colonies (present-day Colombia), losing their original faith in the process. According to the Rabbi, the people of the Antioquia have all the characteristics of the Jewish people, from avoiding a diet with pork to lighting candles on the Sabbath. and he is just helping them rediscover their roots. 

 

Despite his detractors and controversial past, he has proven himself a true servant of Judaism for his community, Comunidad Judia de Antioquia. With recent acceptance of Israel and the surrounding Jewish communities that once rejected their claims, Rabbi Elad has plans to help the community even further (which we discuss in the show). 

 

This episode spans the Rabbi's search for identity, the differences between experienced religions, and outlook of the Comunidad Judia de Antioquia.

 

As the rabbi speaks Spanish and Hebrew, he had a translator speaking for him. We edited the Rabbi out of the episode for the translation. We're always trying new things here on the bus so let us know your opinion on this style of show. This was filmed and recorded at the synagogue in Bello, Colombia. Check out the YouTube channel for the video version.

 

Find out more about Rabbi Elad and his community here.

 

 

 

 

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On the Bus is a traveling podcast that bought a bus, and hit the road to meet their guests and engage in the experience with them. Brandon and Daniel are early adopters and lovers of the human experience out to share powerful conversations with unique people that are highly successful.

If you want to live the experience with us, follow on YouTube for videos of the experiences with our guests, vlogs from the bus, and other content. We do all of this with our own effort, to support us go to the website and click donate, use our Amazon portal, or try one of the products we are affiliated with (and 100% use ourselves). We even accept cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and litecoin, because that’s what early adopters do. Lastly, leave a review on Itunes or the podcast app! A great way to make your voice heard for the things you love. 

For media and collaboration inquiries, or more on the show, contact us by email or visit our website.

All Aboard!

 

#049 - Elias Morena Guerra - Bridging Borders and Communities via Blockchain

January 17, 2018
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Bitcoin, the financial word de jour. Is it an effervescent attack on established institutions, or a means for improving the way economic systems interact? There are a lot of common misconceptions about its application and usage; and even more questions about how it will disrupt systems worldwide. Whether you believe in it or not, there is no denying the impact already being felt in the financial sector.

 
But what about other industries and pockets of the world?
 
Que Elias Moreno Guerra and Bit Trading company. Bit Trading Company is an education course for teaching the best strategies to learn everything about cryptocurrency. Elias and his team are focused on empowering people to learn just how blockchain can progress their lives AND how to trade and make money.
 
Elias is more than a passionate trader (and speaker), he is a strong spirited man intended on spreading a technology that he believes will positively change the world, especially in Latin America. He believes the world deserves a currency that is private, safe, and cheap to interact with. With Colombia being a risk-averse nation - he challenges the local paradigm, not by spreading the potential value gained from trading, but through a message of community and emancipation.  
 
During this episode, we cover how LATAM (Latin America) has been responding and adapting to blockchain and cryptocurrency; from its governments to the layperson learning about these applications for the first time. Elias goes into detail about, how he has used bitcoin to make everyday purchases and the power it has bestowed upon to him, not just as a consumer but as a human being. It's not just bitcoin. Elias explains how the different types of coins seek to bring transparency to government and finance in Latin America. 
 
This episode was recorded and filmed in the studio on Our Bus in the city of Cali, Colombia. To see the video version, check out our youtube channel where you can see other podcasts, and follow our journey through South America; sharing conversations with other disrupters and early adopters such as Elias. 

 

 

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On the Bus is a traveling podcast that bought a bus, and hit the road to meet their guests and engage in the experience with them. Brandon and Daniel are early adopters and lovers of the human experience out to share powerful conversations with unique people that are highly successful.

If you want to live the experience with us, follow on YouTube for videos of the experiences with our guests, vlogs from the bus, and other content. We do all of this with our own effort, to support us go to the website and click donate, use our Amazon portal, or try one of the products we are affiliated with (and 100% use ourselves). We even accept cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and litecoin, because that’s what early adopters do. Lastly, leave a review on Itunes or the podcast app! A great way to make your voice heard for the things you love. 

For media and collaboration inquiries, or more on the show, contact us by email or visit our website.

All Aboard!