Host of The ExPat Files
Fridays at 11:30am (ET)/ 8:30am (PT)
Sundays at 11am (ET)/ 8am (PT)
For nearly twenty years John has lived in and around the twenty-one Latin American Countries and has produced and hosted various English radio talk shows broadcasting from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Colombia and extending to other major Latin America markets, logging in over 2000 hours of live radio time. He’s interviewed hundreds of Latins from all walks of life- from deposed Presidents to Latin media stars like Shakira and Salma Hayek, to fugitive narcos, street urchins and even coffee pickers.
With an MBA, and a BS in Biomedical Engineering, John’s tried his hand at many Latin based businesses, some of which took off and some that crashed. In addition, he’s bought, built and sold a dozen houses in four different Latin countries- so he has a lot to say about the lessons learned. But most of all, he’s discovered how to live inordinately well the third world, and on a fraction of the money it took to live the good life back in his old home town of Chicago (and with a fraction of the stress).
After twenty years in the third world trenches, John knows the ins and outs of Latin life. He’s been ripped off, shot at, sued and kidnapped (by his own lawyer no less). And though that sounds horrible, he’s found there are easy ways to avoid stepping in the puddles, and in fact, that there are huge advantages for any Gringo who wants to live and work in Latin America. On the plus side, he’s made many good friends, experienced glorious adventures and has had more than a few unforgettable romances; not to mention he’s rubbed elbows with diplomats, presidents, blue bloods and kings (and found most of them pretentious jerks- just like their first world counterparts). John’s the first one to say that in Latin America there’s always something amazing around the corner, and why he’s never been bored.
John’s also paid his dues as a musician and a stand up comic, and after writing a few diverse books (and presently slogging away on another), John’s just the one to take you on an entertaining and thoughtful ride through life in Latin America.
So, don’t forget to tune in to this one-of-a-kind Expat show. And even if you don’t exactly have the wanderlust yourself, you can quench your curiosity and find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about living in Latin America.