A podcast for Greeks of the diaspora. Join Sydney-based Greek-Australians Tom and Nick as they bring the Ouzo-fuelled conversations of ‘kaffeneia’ the Greek world over, right to your ears. From music, history and culture, to science, philosophy and everything in between, Ouzo Talk is all about 'parea'. And with a bottle of Ouzo always on the table, there's no telling where the conversation might go. It's solving the world’s problems – one bottle of Ouzo at a time.
Ouzo Talk - The Parthenon Marbles
There's no more contentious issue in modern Greek history than that of the Parthenon Marbles. Stripped from the Parthenon atop Athens’ Acropolis under dubious circumstances by Lord Elgin while Greece was under occupation, the Marbles were irreversibly damaged by Elgin's team, before being shipped to the UK where they were eventually sold to The British Museum – the place where they now reside. Greeks, non-Greeks, and Philhellenes the world-over want them to be returned to Athens where they can be reunited with the rest of the works from the monument in the Acropolis Museum.
Tom and Nick are joined by Founder and Chair of the International Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc, Emmanuel John Comino AM, and committee member, lawyer and cultural heritage expert, Theodora Gianniotis to discuss the campaign to bring the Marbles home.
This episode of Ouzo Talk is brought to you by:
The Greek Providore: https://thegreekprovidore.com.au/
Miloway/Earlwood Wines: https://milowaywines.com.au/
Mootch & Me: https://www.mootchandme.com.au/
Also, check out:
International Organising Committee - Australia - for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc: https://iocarpm.wordpress.com/
Acropolis Museum: https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
The British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/about-us/british-museum-story/contested-objects-collection/parthenon-sculptures
Ouzo Talk - Barbecues, Barbayianni and Souvla
There's nothing more Greek than standing around an open flame with a drink as hunks of meat turn on a rotisserie, and sizzle over charcoal. Join Tom and Nick in their quest to put on the perfect bbq and 'souvla', with the help of bbq makers Pete and Foti, as well as Greek/Cypriot bbq connoisseur, Steve. From meat and marinades, to charcoal and equipment, this is a must listen before your next family event. Throw in a bit of Barbayianni Ouzo as well, and things get a little rowdier than usual.
Thank you to our sponsor Mootch & Me at Brighton Le Sands in Sydney. https://www.mootchandme.com.au/
Ouzo Talk - The Bouzouki
Pour yourself a drink and prepare to dance as Tom and Nick welcome their first guests in bouzouki repairer extraordinaire, Peter Apostolidis and bouzouki player/teacher George Calopedos, to discuss Greece's national instrument. From its history and impact, to what makes a good bouzouki, as well as a discussion on who the greatest makers and players of all time are, this is more than just a discussion. It's a love letter to the sound of Greece.
Ouzo Talk - Meet the boys
Meet Tom and Nick – your new drinking buddies and guides to all things Greek. In their first encounter, the boys trade stories ranging from the connection they have to their heritage, plus meeting Greeks during their travels in some very unlikely places.
They also deep dive into the latest news on the Parthenon Marbles and UNESCO's calls for their return to Athens, plus the new defence pact between Greece and France.
Listen , drink an ouzo and relax
If you don’t have company , need company or just generally love talking all things Greece , this is the podcast for you .