NPR's Radio Ambulante and Hay Festival announce global media partnership

Hay Festival and NPR’s Radio Ambulante podcast will showcase the evolving world of storytelling in a new global media partnership announced today. 

For a decade, Radio Ambulante has shared stories from across Latin America, showcasing the region in all its diversity and complexity. With 200 episodes produced from more than 20 countries, it is Latin America’s most ambitious narrative journalism podcast, distributed by NPR (National Public Radio). 

As media partners for a trio of upcoming Festival editions – Hay Festival Querétaro, Mexico (1-4 September 2022); Hay Festival Arequipa, Peru (3-6 November 2022); and Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (26-29 January 2023) – NPR’s Radio Ambulante team will bring their work to the Hay Festival audience in a multimedia format with their events subsequently broadcast in the podcast.

Hay Festival international director Cristina Fuentes La Roche said: “Hay Festival offers a unique space for writers, thinkers and audiences from across the world to share ideas in free, open conversations. From our booktown in Wales, the Festival has now travelled to more than 30 locations, including a trio of editions in Latin America. In matching our ambition to share essential stories from across the continent, we’re delighted to be working with the team at NPR’s Radio Ambulante.”

Hay Festival is one of the world’s leading literary charities, running Festivals to inspire, examine and entertain globally with Nobel Prizewinners and novelists, scientists and politicians, historians, environmentalists and musicians.

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