Starting way back in the dark ages of the last millennium (1999), TTM is Argentina’s first and longest-running English-language radio show. Guillermo had long hair back then and the format was quite different, but the idea was the same: a radio space to learn new things and have fun with English.
Over ten co-hosts, a new building, a variety of formats, live music, all sorts of diplomats, scientists, artists, correspondents all over the world, quite a lot of traveling, working with the BBC and Argentine media, a new website… but most importantly: an ever-expanding base of listeners and friends who tune in every week and are ready to swim in new waters.
We believe in multiculturalism and diversity; and learning a language can help to open your mind and broaden your horizons. English is already the world language and knowing it can help you meet new people, read new books, and think new thoughts.
Blake grew up in Minnesota (USA), lived in France, Spain, Hawai'i, and Mexico and now calls Buenos Aires home, where he relaxes playing football, eating asados, and enjoying the occasional fernet. Officially he is working on his doctorate in Social Sciences at FLACSO Argentina and teaching English and Communication at the UBA language laboratory and in various companies, especially focusing in study abroad programs. He is a self-confessed bookworm who likes to complement his readings with thorough people watching, party infiltration, and sports, especially surfing.
Linguistically bipolar, Guillermo lives half of his life in English and the other in Spanish. When he’s not teaching, translating, or interpreting, he manages to find the time to indulge in writing and storytelling… in both languages. His passion for traveling has taken him hitch-hiking across Ireland, climbing the steep steps of Angkor Wat, cycling in Cuba, camping in the Serengeti, and riding the Trans-Siberian railway. He talks too much (and interrupts), he won’t shut up about politics or River Plate, he seriously needs to stop eating alfajores and lose weight, and has been known to smuggle a book into a wedding and quietly sneak out to read it instead of dancing like a normal person. His favorite proverb is “What goes around, comes around,” and he tries to live by it.
7 languages. 4 citizenships. 6 months living in Prague, 6 in Buenos Aires. What's this called? Citizen of the world? Definitely! Someone with multi-personalities? Perhaps! Someone who knows where he's from and where he REALLY belongs? Not sure... but trying! Such are some of many of the adjectives given to Esteban Thoresdale, one of the co-host of "The Typical Mistake".
Esteban has been a simultaneous interpreter in Singapore, a language teacher in Rio de Janeiro, a 5-star concierge in Chicago, a black (aka free) marketer in Communist Poland, tour director and guide in over a hundred countries, an employee of Aer Lingus Irish Airlines now co-host of an English-language radio program in Argentina.
An avid traveler, having been to more than 150 countries, most recently Iran, North Korea, Burkina Faso and the three Guyanas.
Songs that mark our lives and the stories that go with them. Download show.
What is the Baha’i Faith? Come learn about the world’s fastest-growing religion and what they’re all about. Download show.
Father Von Ustinov, President of Argentina’s College of Canon Law, takes us on a ride through angels, demons, and 2000 of divinity. Download show.
On an emotion-packed 30th anniversary, Falklanders talk to us live from the Islands about their land and heritage, and why they are just as human as the rest of the species. Download show.
Learn about the brave volunteers who man the phones at the CAS, how they help out (and how you can!) and some hard facts about suicide.Download show.
Information, anecdotes, statistics, and some jokes about final resting places around the world. Download show.
Egyptian Ahmed Fahmy tells us all about the revolts, factions, prospects for democracy, and keys to understanding Arab Spring. Download show.
Andrés Folguera, President of the Argentine Society of Geology, tells us about the Earth, the Universe, and how little we know about it. Download show.
Immigration with Bijan Talebreza. In our country of immigrants, stories of hope and overcoming adversity. And a special guest will tell us about his journey from Persia to the USA. Download show.
Ashkan Rohani tells us about his NGO experience and how they managed to bring clean water to an Indian village which badly needed it. Download show.
Ambassador Hazrik Mohammed Nor discusses “moderate” Islam, polo ponies, and the Petronas Towers. Download show.
His Excellency Ambassador Sunten Manurung tells us about his country of over 17,000 islands, and incredibly diverse in languages, cultures, and ethnicities. Download show.
Feminist beacon Mónica Maffia corrects some of our misconceptions and takes us on quite a fascinating ride across sociology, power, and change. Download show.
Irish musician Karen Jordan delights us with her music, anecdotes, and sheer wattage. Download show.
Minister Amosu Olawale tells us about Nollywood, animism, and all the vibrancy of Africa’s most populated country. Download show.
Did you know how many countries in the world England has not invaded? Or the country with the biggest bra size? How about Chinese translations of country names? All that, and more. Download show.
Current Trends in the US and implications for Latin America. Download show.
A first-person account of the world’s longest train ride, an 11,000 km adventure across Siberia and Mongolia. Learn about nomads and life 35 degrees below zero. Download show.
His Excellency Ambassador Nguyen Van Dao tells us about modern Vietnam, their “socialist market economy”, and the beauty of their people and culture. Download show.
Traveler Extraordinaire Esteban Thoresdale tells about his 40 years of crisscrossing planet Earth, including 12 times in Antarctica, living behind the Iron Curtain, and being a hostage aboard an African plane. Download show.
Shakespeare scholar Sheila Cavanagh brings the 17th century so close we can almost feel it’s touching us. Download show.
Us giving advice? That’s the very definition of The Typical Mistake. Download show.
His Excellency Ambassador Amarendra Khatua gives us a taste of the universe which is India, making us all wish the show could be a few hours longer. Download show.
His Excellency Ambassador Imitaz Ahmad takes us on a journey through classical and modern Pakistan: its cultures, languages, smells, and sounds. Don't miss it! Download show.
Extract of a lengthy 2013 British television interview.
The newspaper of (Argentine) record published an article about life in the Falkland Islands, and has covered the show on a few occasions.