We’re excited to announce the launch of Red Angle Radio. The word “radio” is an identical Spanish Twin – identical in both English and Spanish. Watch the pronunciation though….
So what is Red Angle Radio?
It’s a podcast.
But along with other words like Blog, RSS feed, Cloud, 4G, Kardashian, and Beta…. for some the term “podcast” falls into that space of mental purgatory. You kinda know what it means, but you kinda don’t.
Or more apt – it’s like the terms Hispanic and Latino. You know what they mean in general terms, but you’re not quite sure how to use them personally in your own life. Maybe safer just to leave them alone….
Well, let’s clear up any confusión. We’ll start with the name-calling.
Hispanic and Latino are both culturally accepted terms (accepted by Latinos, Hispanics, and government committees that take our tax money to pay themselves to confirm Latinos and Hispanics don’t mind the terms Latinos and Hispanics.) to describe Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries.
A recent poll by the Pew Hispanic Center found the term Hispanic is slightly more preferable than Latino, but most identify themselves by their family’s origin (Puerto Rican, Mexican, Honduran, Cuban, etc.) as opposed to an all-encompassing label.
Bottom line: Latino and Hispanic are both politically correct. Hispanic is slightly ahead in the polls at the time of this writing.
Now for the podcast…. What is it?
There is a reason, besides the soothing alliteration, we chose Red Angle Radio in lieu of Red Angle Podcast. A podcast is radio minus the FCC plus the internet.
Here’s the process: We write down some entertaining, inspirational and educational stuff (at least that’s the goal….) and then Red Angle tech guru Kevin Lernowich, with his incredible NPR-grade timbre, speaks into something like this.
Then it goes to Apple’s iTunes. They know us. We’re tight.
This is where you come in…..
While we certainly entertain ourselves, the goal of Red Angle Radio is to help you solve your Spanish-related construction problems, challenge you to think differently, and be entertained.
As with all our content, Red Angle Radio segments will be brief. Somewhere between 4 and 9 minutes. You’re busy. We get it. Go to iTunes, search podcasts for Red Angle Radio and click “subscribe.”
Then listen to Red Angle Radio on your iPhone in your car, en el baño (we don’t get offended easily) or whenever you’re zoning out at your desk… maybe like you are doing now. We will post new segments every Wednesday. Promise.
So check it out & let us know what you think! And if you think Red Angle Radio is cool and you may want to do something similar yourself, we’d be more than happy to help you get it going.
Bradley Hartmann is founder and el presidente at Red Angle (www.redanglespanish.com), a Spanish language training firm focused on the construction industry. Kevin Lernowich is the tech guru at Red Angle and the voice behind Red Angle Radio.
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