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Studio Ochenta, launches latest Multilingual show: Ochenta Cuentos

PRESS RELEASE · Paris Île-de-France, France ·

Studio Ochenta, a multilingual podcast studio dedicated to raising voices across cultures is launching at LATAM focused version of its hit lockdown podcast, Ochenta Stories, a globally crowd-sourced show from artists, writers, creators and podcasters currently in quarantine.

Ochenta Cuentos brings together eighty 3-5-minute short stories from across Latin America and the Caribbean as well as from Latinos in diaspora around the world. The episodes, produced in bilingual Spanish & English, will answer the prompt: What do you want to hear when this pandemic is over? or “ Que quieren escuchar cuando se acabe esta pandemia?”

Hosted by Ochenta’s Senior fiction producer Maru Lombardo. Lombardo is an award-winning journalist and producer based in Bogota, Colombia.

It’s a pleasure to share the stories and talents of Latin American creators through this podcast. As a Colombian American founded company, it’s especially rewarding to have our home base for this version of the show in Bogota, which is part of a booming podcast scene in Colombia and in Latin America.” - Studio Ochenta Founder and CEO, Lory Martinez

Creators sent in stories in a variety of formats, including audio fiction, documentaries and interviews. Ochenta’s team has translated the stories to English and provides transcripts for greater accessibility. If you’re interested in participating by contributing a story, the program is currently accepting pitches on a rolling basis for the series here:ochentafiction@gmail.com

The show also has transcriptions available on its website to give people greater access to the stories. Here’s more information on the project and the ongoing call for pitches.

Ochenta Cuentos is the latest in the studio’s multilingual projects, after the success of it’s Webby honored flagship fiction show, Mija Podcast around the world this past Spring, the studio is accompanying Euronews with its original podcasts in French and English throughout the year.ABOUT: Studio Ochenta is a Paris-based podcast production studio with cross-cultural origins. We make podcasts for the world. Ochenta empowers storytellers through the translation, adaptation and production of podcasts in multiple languages, ensuring their stories get heard around the world. Studio Ochenta was founded in 2019 by Lory Martinez. Ochenta’s shows have been honored at the 2020 Webbys and Lovie Awards and have been featured in the New York Times, El Pais, Forbes and more. Our podcasts in 14 language (and counting!) have hit #1 around the world.

 

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