The Typical Mistake
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About

What is The Typical Mistake?

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.

What's happened since then?

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.

Why English?

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.

WHO WE ARE

Blake Hendrickson

Co-Host

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.

Guillermo Rubens

Host

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.

Esteban Thoresdale

Co-Host

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.

Archives

Here are some of our past shows in case you missed them. Just click on the one you like and a window will pop-up so you can keep browsing our site as you listen to the Show you want.

TTM & Others

Diario La Nación

Since 2012 we have collaborated with the BBC on several of their shows, most notably about the Falkland Islands and politics, but also about sports, education, and Pope Francis.

ITN News

Extract of a lengthy 2013 British television interview.

Diario La Nación

The newspaper of (Argentine) record published an article about life in the Falkland Islands, and has covered the show on a few occasions.

What they said about us...


Some accounts written by people who came to the show, survived, and wrote about it.

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