Another installment of the podcast portion of the site finds me in my old stomping ground, and oh boy do I stomp. I have a complicated relationship with Barranquilla. It’s a city that I’m not sure I would ever visit were it not for the several wonderful humans who somehow choose to live in it. But every time I’m back, I find myself surprised at how much I’m enjoying it. This particular trip was ostensibly to attend a family wedding, but the fact that I’m choosing to stay for a few weeks instead of bolting immediately after the nuptials tells me that I like it here much more than I’ll admit.
An added bonus? My sister Cristina flew in from New York to hang out with us for a few days. And since we’re so seldom in the same place at the same time, we decided to sit down with a few beers and have ourselves a little podcast. We discussed our upbringing, the pressures of coming of age in this barren tundra, and the horrific traffic accident that nearly cost her her life a few years ago. She also told several embarrassing stories from my childhood and teenage years, including some that I came very close to cutting out of this podcast because goddamn are they cringey.
I asked Cristina to come up with a list of tunes to play on the podcast. Here’s the tracklist for this episode:
Chet Faker- “I’m Into You”
The Weakerthans- “Reconstruction Site”
The Cure- “Cut Here”
The Avett Brothers- “The Perfect Space”
Listen to our conversation by clicking on the embedded player below.