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POLcast is an English language podcast created for everybody interested in Poland. Each episode brings you interesting interviews, historical facts, trivia and more.

POLcast Małgorzata P. Bonikowska and Tomek Kniat

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

POLcast is an English language podcast created for everybody interested in Poland. Each episode brings you interesting interviews, historical facts, trivia and more.

    Episode 90

    Episode 90

    “Fight With Art” is the largest online charity auction in the world to offer humanitarian aid for Ukraine and the Ukrainian People. POLcast is talking to Michael Rubenfeld, its organizer, a Canadian performance maker, cultural producer, playwright and actor, who now lives in Cracow, Poland.

    • 42 min
    Episode 89

    Episode 89

    From 1940 Kazachstan to 2022 Canada

    Today I am speaking to two women whom I have interviewed before:

    • ALICJA EDWARDS (born in 1924)

    Alicja Edwards is a 98-year-old writer, painter, pianist and antique expert and dealer. She lives in Eureka, Montana. Her paintings showing the traumatic years in Kazachstan in the 1940’s are now telling this incredible story of survival as part of Alicja Edwards exhibit at the Muzeum Pamieci Sybiru (The Sybir Memorial Museum) in Bialystok, Poland. 

    • Louiza Szacon from KONEKT

    A Polish Canadian professionals’ organization, whose launch we celebrated on POLcast in 2018 - Konekt has been growing and expanding. I’m talking to Louiza Szacon again to find out how Konekt has evolved and where it’s going now.

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    MUSIC

    “Ukrainian Village” composed and played by Derek and Brandon Fiechter, identical twins from Indiana.

     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    POLcast Episode 88

    POLcast Episode 88

    Mississauga Polish Day 2022. I will take you on a trip to Mississauga, a city neighbouring Toronto, to experience a colourful, joyful Mississauga Polish Day 2022 - celebration of Poland, polishness and Ontario’s Polish community. May 2022 was the first Polish Heritage Month in Ontario.

    • 47 min
    Episode 87

    Episode 87

    This is my second special POLcast Episode - a tribute to Ukraine, to our Ukrainian sisters and brothers who are fighting heroically to defend their country against Putin's army.

    This episode is about Canadian-Polish help for Ukraine.

    • Toronto artists for Ukraine
    This huge concert “With Ukraine” was organized in Toronto by local artists to show their solidarity and love for Ukraine and to raise money for Ukraine. The idea came from two Polish folk singers from the renowned group Polky.

    • "United for Ukraine" - gigantic aid campaign in Edmonton
    "United for Ukraine" is the brainchild of of two former politicians from the Canadian province of Alberta. Nobody has ever done anything like this. 

     

    • 51 min
    Episode 86

    Episode 86

    This is a special POLcast Episode - a tribute to Ukraine, to our Ukrainian sisters and brothers who are fighting heroically to defend their country against Putin’s army. We stand with Ukraine and will do all we can to help and support you.

    • 52 min
    Episode 85 - Christmas and New Year

    Episode 85 - Christmas and New Year

    In this episode:
    • Interview with Ewa Stachniak, a Polish Canadian writer 
    * Christmas music by Joanna Ciapka-Sangster and Magda Papierz, Ola Turkiewcz and Vocal Ensemble of MAVO Academy of Arts and Music
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
     

     

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Lou Iza ,

Great!

I love hearing about what's happening in the community. Great historical knowledge as well. Great content

Katencja ,

As always a pleasure

It’s always a pleasure to listen to a new episode. I consider myself to be very Polish but I end up finding out things I never knew about my homeland. Also, I like all the historical references and hearing about people promoting Polish culture all over the world.

Ania Tosia ,

Ms.

It is a great source of information about Poles and Polish community. Great stories, interesting interviews. I recommend this podcast to everyone.

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