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The Ambassador Series podcast

The Ambassador Series provides intimate interviews with Ambassadors from all over the world. These unique interviews are produced for the television series, This Is America & The World with host Dennis Wholey. The television programs are presented here for The Ambassador Series. This Is America & The World is a weekly, internationally focused television series, which is designed to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world. The series is broadcast nationally on PBS stations in the United States and distributed internationally by Voice of America Television.
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The Ambassador Series provides intimate interviews with foreign diplomats from countries throughout the world. The podcasts explore the culture, government, economy and daily life of people in important and interesting countries.

These unique interviews by host Dennis Wholey are produced for the weekly, television series, THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD. The series is broadcast in the United States on PBS stations and distributed internationally by Voice of America Television.

You can view all programs featured on The Ambassador Series HERE.

Aug 22, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Kingdom of Thailand’s Ambassador to the United States, Manasvi Srisodapol about the ancient culture and customs of the “fun loving” people of Thailand, his country's goal to develop a green economy and Thailand’s hosting of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. 

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in July 2022 as episode 2545.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Aug 22, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey speaks with Nepal’s Ambassador to the United States, Sridhar Khatri at his residence in Washington, DC. Ambassador Khatri discusses the impact of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan Mountain range on Nepal, gun safety and democracy within Nepal and the United States, and the unique ways in which both Buddhism and Hinduism have helped to craft the culture of Nepal and the spirit of its people.  

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in July 2022 as episode 2542.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Aug 22, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey speaks with Iceland’s Ambassador to the United States, Bergdís Ellertsdóttir. The Ambassador discusses many facets of life in Iceland today including the frightening effects of the climate crisis within the Arctic region, the impact the war in Ukraine has had on Iceland's economy, and the uniquely high quality of life enjoyed by the Icelandic people, which includes more book stores per capita than anywhere else on earth.  

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in June 2022 as episode 2540.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Aug 22, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey concludes a two program conversation with the Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to the United States, Sonia Guzmán. The Ambassador explores the essence and values of democracy, its importance in today's Dominican Republic and her country's vital relationship with the United States, including it's number one status as a Caribbean tourist destination for Americans.  

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in May, 2022 as episode 2535.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Aug 22, 2022

This week on This Is American & The World, Dennis Wholey begins a two-program conversation with the Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to the United States, Sonia Guzmán. The Ambassador discusses the many cultural influences and general happiness of the Dominican Republic people contrasts the democratic stability of the Dominican Republic with the chaos of its shared Hispaniola island neighbor Haiti and calls on France, Canada, and the United States to do more to aid Haiti, as the Dominican Republic has done for years.

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in May, 2022 as episode 2534.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Jul 26, 2022

On this program, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Czech Republic’s Ambassador, Hynek Kmoníček at his residence in Washington, DC. Among many topics, Ambassador Kmoníček discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its ramifications for the region and the world. Additionally, the Ambassador examines the Czech Republic’s history and explains that "resilience" is at the heart of Czech culture.

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in early March 2022 as episode 2524.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Jul 26, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Eugen Caras from the Republic of Moldova. Their conversation covers many topics including the Russian invasion of Ukraine with whom Moldova shares a border, how the country has handled the recent influx of Ukrainian refugees and if Moldova may be Russia’s next target. In addition, the conversation touches Moldova’s history, people and hopes for the future given the former Soviet republic’s unique position in Eastern Europe.

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in March, 2022 as episode 2527.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

Jul 26, 2022

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ambassador to the United States, Keo Chhea. Their conversation explores how “the killing fields” of the Khmer Rouge affected the Ambassador's family, the historical importance and power of the Angkor Wat temple complex and the country’s transition from Hinduism to Buddhism.  

This interview was conducted for the television series, This Is America & The World and was broadcast in July, 2022 as episode 2544.

You can view this and all other programs here - http://www.thisisamerica.net/.

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