Miradas is a new podcast on current affairs and culture in Latin America, hosted by journalists John Bartlett and Laurence Blair.


Each episode features interviewees from politics, academia, activism and the arts – within the region and beyond – with a focus on fresh perspectives, emerging trends, and global connections.


Laurence Blair is a journalist and writer who has reported from across Latin America, especially Bolivia and Paraguay.

His book on the history and afterlives of South America’s lost and imagined countries will be published by The Bodley Head (Penguin Random House) in 2020. His journalism has appeared with the BBC, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and National Geographic.

You can find him on Twitter @LABlair1492 and on Instagram @printsoflblair.


John Bartlett is a freelance journalist based in Chile covering politics, economics and culture.

He has written for The Guardian, the BBC, and Americas Quarterly, and has also appeared on BBC radio. He also contributes political and economic analysis for The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Business Group.

You can follow him on Twitter @jwbartlett92 and Instagram (also @jwbartlett92).


The music for the podcast was recorded by the wonderful Chilean band La Motivante, who brought out their second album, 'La Máquina del Tiempo', in 2018.

You can find them on Spotify, YouTube, ClaroMúsica, and PortalDisc - or see them live in Santiago.


Our logo was designed by cartoonist and animator Diego Cumplido. His work has appeared in VICE Magazine and a number of independent publications in Chile, Italy and the US. He has also directed and created stop-motion music videos for Chilean band The Suicide Bitches and Scottish rock group Lion on Tiger.

You can see more of his work on his website, diegocumplido.com, or follow him on Twitter @diegocumplido.

Find us on social media @MiradasPod

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