Expat Files – 07.08.16

Descriptions for THE EXPAT FILES SHOW #576

#1- It could only happen in Latin America: Expat Eddie chimes in with another one of his unbelievable but true eye-witness stories

#2- Crazy superstitions run rampant in Latin America: so its best not to open your mouth or laugh when you see how nutty and illogical the locals react to that stuff. Never forget that Latins take signs, omens, shamans and neighborhood witches (Brujas) quite seriously. By the way, every burb has a friendly neighborhood “bruja”..and for a few bucks she’ll pull out the Tarot cards, tell your fortune and bring you luck. But can she get a cheating husband back? That’s the #1 request… that’ll take more than one visit and a lot more dough.

#3- Things you need to consider if you’re contemplating a trip to the upcoming Brazilian Olympics in Rio

#4- Consult with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and I’ll help you sort out your own specific Latin American “PLAN- B”. Just write “CONSULT” in the subject line with a short list of questions/talking points to:


Insight – Swimming Away Autism, MLB Changes Tradition and the Phelps 5 – 06.30.16

Lara Stolman, Director and Producer of “Swim Team” a riveting soon to be released documentary that chronicles the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team for children with autism. Hear about the vast positive impact sport and competition have on the three loveable and motivated characters lives. Lara is an award-winning producer/director/writer of news and documentaries her work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, AMC, TLC, VH-1, E! and AMC though Lara’s most proud role is parenting her son with autism. Lear more: Michael Phelps new favorite number is 5 as he heads to Rio for his fifth Olympic competition. This and much more with Mark including the debut of the youngest Farrell host.

Have Mark speak at your workplace, school, camp and more on vital topics that impact everyone:

Alleen Brown

Political Analysis – 05.21.15

The May 21, 2015 edition of “Political Analysis” featured two guests.

1.) Meg Healy was a researcher & reporter for the website last year and will be returning to Rio in August as a housing policy reporter. She is a recent graduate at University of Wisconsin-Madison and authored her recently-submitted senior thesis titled, “Olympic Housing Games: Housing Policy and Socio-Spatial Displacement in Pre-Olympics Rio de Janiero.” Healy discussed her research and writing on the forthcoming Olympic games with “Political Analysis.”

2.) Alleen Brown is Associate Research Editor for The Intercept and author of two recent investigative articles on one of the lesser-known forces that propelled Obama Administration-backed Arctic drilling from dream to reality. That is, the National Petroleum Council, not to be confused with the American Petroleum Institute. Brown talked about these articles and previewed what she’s working on in the coming days and weeks for The Intercept.