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Episode 23 - Fernando "Bananaman" García-Bastidas

Season 2, Ep. 3

Dr. Fernando "Bananaman" García-Bastidas changed the entire course of his career more than once. From a prominent coffee researcher in Columbia, he became a world leading researcher and scholar in the field of Banana in The Netherlands. Listen to the show to Fernando's cross continents and fields journey.


Fernando also talks about his very successful social media activity as Dr. Bananaman. During the episode Fernando drank a huge mug of coffee, and Danni drank Amaretto.


Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)

Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)


Our guest details:

Fernando's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ferchuckygarcia

Fernando on twitter: @Ferchucky

Fernando on Instagram: @ferchuckygarcia

Fernando on LinkedIn




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Enjoy the episode!


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