About

Bonjour.

My name is Yaël Ossowski. I’m a consumer and technology advocate, writer, syndicated radio host, podcaster, and sometimes digital entrepreneur based in Vienna, Austria, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

At present, I’m Deputy Director at the Consumer Choice Center, a columnist at the European Conservative Magazine, and a contributor to newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. I co-host the internationally syndicated Consumer Choice Radio on Big Talker Network out of Wilmington, N.C and Sauga 960AM in Toronto, Canada, every Saturday at 1 PM EST. With my friend and colleague Bill Wirtz, I also co-host the French language podcast Les Malentendus. I’m an advocate of Podcasting 2.0 and the free speech Podcast Index.

Previously, I was an investigative reporter at Watchdog.org, serving as Florida Bureau Chief and chief Spanish translator. From 2013-2020, I worked as a grassroots organizer and fundraiser for Students For Liberty, primarily in Europe and the United States, but also on 3 other continents.

I have written and been syndicated in hundreds of publications globally, including the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, Austin American-Statesman, Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, The Charlotte Observer, Arizona Capitol Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Detroit News, Reason Magazine, American Spectator, The Gaston Gazette, FoxNews.com, and much more. A full list can be found here.

Since 2011, I’ve been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and I studied Political Science and History at Concordia University in Montréal and the University of Vienna. I received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics at the CEVRO Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.

In 2017, I founded Devolution Review, a literary journal on modern cosmopolitanism published in Vienna. It’s a sporadic project.

On the nonprofit side, I’m on the board of directors of the Friends of CEVRO Institute, a member of the corporation for the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and I’ve been president of the Vienna International Business Club since 2018.

For other pursuits, I run a Bitcoin lightning node and I manage and produce websites, podcasts, and digital projects through my company CIDISO LLC.

I speak and work in English, French, Spanish, and German, and my hometown is Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec.

Headshot: here

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