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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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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

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.

    The Subtle Art of Subtitling

    The Subtle Art of Subtitling

    Millions of us have spent this pandemic bingeing on international films and television, transported far away through the magic of the screen. But there's an underappreciated army of workers who make it all possible: the subtitlers. This week we chat to Russian subtitler Max Deryagin about how Netflix has shaken up the industry and why things sometimes get lost in translation. We're also talking about the new Germany, the failures of Britain's asylum policy, and the woman on Romania's new 20 lei banknote.

    This week's Isolation Inspiration: Steve Rosenberg's interview with Alexander Lukashenko, this episode of the BBC's Media Show podcast, and Lords of Scam. You can also check out this Twitter thread about a key problem with Netflix subtitles.

    This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.

    Producers: Katy Lee and Wojciech Oleksiak

    Senior producer: Katz Laszlo

    Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina

    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.

    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | hello@europeanspodcast.com

    • 40 min
    Move Fast And Fix Things

    Move Fast And Fix Things

    'Move fast and break things' was Facebook's corporate philosophy in its early days. Europe now wants to do the opposite when it comes to the harmful effects of social media: move fast and fix things. This week we're taking a look at the EU's plan to rein in the tech giants with the help of one of our favourite European tech nerds, Guillermo Beltrà of the Open Society European Policy Institute. We've also got a special Outer Space edition of Good Week Bad Week.

    This podcast was produced in collaboration with the Open Society European Policy Institute. You can find out more about their work here and check out an episode we previously made with them about Europe's climate policy here.

    This week's Isolation Inspiration: The Unlikely Murderer (Den osannolika mördaren) and Tear Along the Dotted Line (Strappare lungo i bordi).

    This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.

    Producers: Katy Lee and Wojciech Oleksiak

    Senior producer: Katz Laszlo

    Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina

    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.

    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | hello@europeanspodcast.com

    • 36 min
    Pushbacks

    Pushbacks

    It’s dawn in the Aegean Sea. A dozen asylum seekers are crammed into a rubber dinghy, hoping to land on the Greek island of Lesbos. They are already within EU waters — and they have the right, under international law, to claim asylum. But a huge ship is blocking their way.

    This week we are looking at the phenomenon of pushbacks: illegal efforts to push people back across a border so that they cannot claim asylum. And we’re looking at mounting evidence that the EU’s border agency, Frontex, has witnessed or even participated in these pushbacks.

    We recommend that you check out Lighthouse Reports' investigations on Europe's borders.

    This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com.

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.

    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.

    Reporter and producer: Andrei Popoviciu

    Editorial support: Katz Laszlo, Katy Lee, Dominic Kraemer, Wojciech Oleksiak 

    Senior producer: Katz Laszlo

    Sound design: Andrei Popoviciu and Wojciech Oleksiak

    Editor: Katy Lee

    Mixing: Wojciech Oleksiak

    Music: Jim Barne, Bluedot Sessions, Artlist.io

    Sound effects: Freesound.org

    • 45 min
    Trapped at the EU border

    Trapped at the EU border

    A humanitarian crisis is unfolding at the edge of the EU. Asylum seekers are finding themselves trapped in the forest between Poland and Belarus, caught up in a political game, and literally freezing to death. Marta Górczyńska, a migration lawyer who has been helping some of the new arrivals, explains what's happening on the ground and what international law has to say about this shameful situation. We're also talking about the Council of Europe's hijab fiasco and Italy's mafia maxi-trial. Plus, a tale of cough sweets and generosity.
    We have some tickets to give away to see some great musical acts, courtesy of our friends at Liveurope! Check out our Instagram and Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to see Priya Ragu in Amsterdam on November 18 and Viagra Boys in Lille on November 23.
    This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com.
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.
    Producers: Katy Lee and Wojciech Oleksiak
    Senior producer: Katz Laszlo
    Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina
    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.
    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | hello@europeanspodcast.com

    • 40 min
    Sara

    Sara

    This week, a story that spans three generations of women: Sara, her mother, and her grandmother. In their collective lifetimes, Albania entered a communist dictatorship; the regime fell; and then there was a transition. And through it all, there was a dish: trahana.

    This is the third episode from our series This Is What A Generation Sounds Like: intimate stories from young Europeans across the continent.

    A beautiful visual version of this podcast, as well as the previous episode, ‘Denisa’, will be available soon! In the meantime, check out the first visual podcast in this series: Josh and Franco.

    This series is produced with Are We Europe and funded by Allianz Kulturstiftung, an independent not-for-profit cultural foundation committed to strengthening cohesion in Europe using the tools of art and culture. Find out more at kulturstiftung.allianz.de.

    Producers: Katz Laszlo and Sara

    Assistant producer: Priyanka Shankar

    Editor: Katy Lee

    Sound design: Katz Laszlo

    Editorial support: Dominic Kraemer, Katy Lee and Wojciech Oleksiak

    Music: Era e Feminise, by Elina Duni; Song of Emigration, by Women’s Choir from Permet; Tana, by Saziso; Ka Nje mot e gjysem viti, by Elina Duni Quartet; Jonuzi Me Shoket by Vaome Kaba; Ballerina by Yehezkel Raz; Mëmëdheu by the Peter Pan Quartet; Jim Barne. SFX from Freesound.org.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.

    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.

    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | hello@europeanspodcast.com

    • 26 min
    Will Europe's climate policy save us all?

    Will Europe's climate policy save us all?

    Fit for 55 sounds like a plan to get middle-aged people to exercise, but it is in fact one of the most ambitious climate policies on the planet. But is it enough to make a difference? This week, in collaboration with the Open Society European Policy Institute, our favourite climate explainer Emily Stewart breaks down Europe's plan for us. Is Fit for 55 fit for purpose? And can Europe turn it into a reality without sparking a continent-wide social revolt?

    You can follow Emily on Twitter here and find out more about OSEPI's work here.

    This episode was produced and sound designed by Wojciech Oleksiak, with editorial support from Katy Lee, Dominic Kraemer and Katz Laszlo.

    Music by Jim Barne and Blue Dot Sessions.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review.

    This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family.

    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | hello@europeanspodcast.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Axel F4 ,

I've been waiting for this for years.

This podcast fills a gaping gap in the media landscape: an entertaining podcast which covers intersting, entertaining, and funny stories from across Europe. It's not quite a European "this american life", but it's slowly getting there. So grateful to finally have an interesting podcast with a European perspective that's also fun to listen to!

brusselsmix ,

Content unusual

Content is interesting but my honest feedback if I may would be to try a bit less hard to be funny

FriJoPe ,

Delightfully informative

I love how this podcast keeps me informed on all of Europe. The segments are all interesting and the interviews spot on. In fact I love this show so much I attacked a random, only slightly similar looking, Dutch guy on a German rest stop close to Munich and asked if he was Dominic. My two children were horrified, they’re 3 and 4 and might never acknowledge that I’m their mother ever again. I have no regrets.

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