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Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you needed a European podcast in your life, but this will fill the gap that you didn't even know was there.
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This week we’re talking about what happened when Actress, the electronic musician also known as Darren Cunningham, made British and Dutch politicians debate the meaning of love. We’re also talking about French extravagance, the gentrification of Berlin, and the magic of medicine. You can find the article Dominic mentioned on the incredibly complex surgery that separated twins Safa and Marwa here. Liked the show? Please give us five big gold stars!Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Patreon  Thanks for listening. 
We don't call it 'the migrant crisis' anymore. Yet, every day, people attempt the treacherous crossing to reach our shores, and more than 500 people have died trying this year alone. This week we're talking about the politics of fear and the laws of the sea with the Italian migration expert Matteo Villa. We're also talking about rockets, bees and Greece's return to the right. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | PatreonThanks for listening.  
Brave and competent women

Brave and competent women

2019-07-0800:23:59

This week, the European women steering the ship. Katy and Dominic discuss the case of Carola Rackete, the rescue boat captain who has come to symbolize the moral divide over migration, as well as the nomination of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen and Christine Lagarde to two of the most powerful jobs on the continent. In the meantime, the biggest Czech protests since the fall of communism have been giving the populist billionaire PM Andrej Babiš a run for his money. We ring up Benjamin Roll, one of the young leaders of the growing protest movement. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | PatreonThanks for listening.
Notes from Black Europe

Notes from Black Europe

2019-07-0100:28:02

What does it mean to be black in Europe? This week's guest Johny Pitts went on a five-month journey around the continent, interviewing black Europeans and exploring his own identity. The result is his brilliant new book, 'Afropean: Notes from Black Europe', which makes the case for a community that crosses borders. Also this week: the role of railways in the Holocaust; whether or not we should talk about Merkel; and a strange reward for good behaviour. Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Patreon europeanspodcast@gmail.com Thanks for listening. 
Eldorado

Eldorado

2019-06-2500:28:22

This week, the strange and rather wonderful story of how the BBC tried (and failed, pretty badly) to create a European soap opera back in the 1990s. Former 'Eldorado' star Kai Maurer reflects on how his unlikely role playing a German beach bum kicked off his acting career and how the show was ahead of its time. Plus: a landmark Spanish court ruling and the ugly realities of European consensus politics.  Read the article that sparked Katy's El Dorado obsession here.  Should we launch a campaign to get the BBC to bring it back? Send us your thoughts:  europeanspodcast@gmail.com Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  Thanks to our supremely generous Patreon supporters. You can help us keep the show running by chipping in here. See you next week. 
Sarajevo calling

Sarajevo calling

2019-06-1700:31:09

This week, the increasingly worrying politics of a country with one of the most complicated governments in the world. We're talking to the Bosnian journalist Aleksandar Brezar about troubles that go ignored all too often in Europe and wartime scars that have yet to heal. We're also talking about European countries' varying approaches to regulating what women do with their bodies, and a transatlantic romance that has stood the test of time.Read Aleksandar's excellent piece in the Guardian and check out his podcast about Southeastern Europe, Sarajevo Calling.Rachel Kadish's superb piece about the humanity of Anne Frank can be found here, and France 24's in-depth reporting on abortion across Europe is here. Thanks as always to the supremely generous Patreon donors who are keeping this show running. You can chip in as little as a dollar a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast.Thanks for listening. Twitter.com/EuropeansPodInstagram.com/europeanspodcastFacebook.com/europeanspodcasteuropeanspodcast@gmail.com  
Europe needs culture

Europe needs culture

2019-06-1000:30:131

Hands up if you've got a better idea of what's happening in American politics than European politics, despite living on this side of the pond? This week André Wilkens, the new director of the European Cultural Foundation, argues that Europeans need to get better at telling their own story — whether it's in the form of a Hamilton-style hit musical or otherwise. Also: scooter wars, holograms, and when the left gets tough on immigration.You can read Katy's piece on the arrival of electric scooters in Paris last summer here in the Guardian, and see a holographic elephant here. If you like the show, you can help us out by giving us five big gold stars on Apple Podcasts, or join our hugely generous Patreon supporters. Thanks for listening.Twitter.com/EuropeansPodInstagram.com/europeanspodcastFacebook.com/europeanspodcasteuropeanspodcast@gmail.com  
Who won?

Who won?

2019-06-0300:29:10

We've just elected a bunch of people to represent 500 million of us. But when it comes to the results of the European elections, most of us have been preoccupied with what happened in our own countries. This week we're zooming out to take a look at the continent as a whole with Caroline de Gruyter, the Oslo-based Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC. Plus: Ibizagate, part 2; rural PR stunts; and the importance of correctly-spelled tweets.Many thanks to our Patreon supporters! Twitter.com/EuropeansPodInstagram.com/europeanspodcastFacebook.com/europeanspodcasteuropeanspodcast@gmail.com  Thanks for listening. 
The wars of the future

The wars of the future

2019-05-2700:33:23

Should machines have the power to decide whether a human on the battlefield lives or dies? Ulrike Franke spends her days imagining the wars of the future. We chatted to her about ‘killer robots’ and rogue drones. Plus: a far-right honey-trap and Germany in the age of the influencer.Twitter.com/EuropeansPodInstagram.com/europeanspodcastFacebook.com/europeanspodcasteuropeanspodcast@gmail.comMany thanks to our Patreon supporters!See you next week. 
Katy's never voted in a European election before. This week she tries to make amends by figuring out, finally, what the European parliament is and what MEPs actually do.The elections are May 23-26 depending on what country you're in. Please vote!This episode was made with support from the European Cultural Foundation. They support initatives which rethink Europe as an open and democratic space. Thanks for listening. europeanspodcast.com 
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Aleksandra Golovliova

For someone who is supposed to know about the EU - you confuse Lithuania and Latvia when talking about president Dalia Grybauskaite..

Jun 26th
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Jan D. Meijer

12:22 Missed opportunity for "Bannondwagon".

Aug 17th
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Bae Guevara

Lame centrist ramblings from thoroughly uninteresting middle class British people on gap year in Paris.

Aug 3rd
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Susanne Rodrigues

Very informative but also fun. Katy and Dominic sound lovely and enthusiastic. Really enjoying it.

Jan 9th
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