102 episodes

This is the podcast that is trying to make sense of Bulgaria -- covering business, politics, and leisure topics. Some bitcoin chat too. I know nothing much, so I'm on a mission to find out more. I'm Lance Nelson, and I would like you join me, my co-hosts and guests on my exploration of all things related, in some distant way, to Bulgaria.

Independent show powered by banskoblog.com, sofiaglobe.com and foreignersandfriends.com. Part of the Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance.

Your Bitcoin donation helps pays for the costs of producing the show.

Subscribe in iTunes, Follow on SoundCloud to get your regular dose of Bulgarian news, Comment on the show here too.

This show is in English.


Sponsors

http://banskoblog.com -- "all you need to know about Bansko"
http://www.cleves.bg -- rental property in Sofia
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App
http://www.appfactory.bg -- mobile & watch apps

Wine, politics, beer, start-ups, technology, travelling, food, events and people.

I love tech and am a co-founder at app development company, App Factory Ltd http://www.appfactory.bg. I blog at http://www.BanskoBlog.com and via Bansko App.

I also enjoy learning about others in business and entrepreneurship. Favourite sports are skiing, paragliding and mtb. I'm an iOS / OS X, Apple Watch and tech geek.


Subscribe in iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 for more shows. Help others find this show by rating, reviewing and sharing.

Would you to appear on the show? Do you have questions? Let me know:

lance@appfactory.bg

or

@bansko http://twitter.com/bansko.


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Bulgaria Now Podcast Lance Nelson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 5 Ratings

This is the podcast that is trying to make sense of Bulgaria -- covering business, politics, and leisure topics. Some bitcoin chat too. I know nothing much, so I'm on a mission to find out more. I'm Lance Nelson, and I would like you join me, my co-hosts and guests on my exploration of all things related, in some distant way, to Bulgaria.

Independent show powered by banskoblog.com, sofiaglobe.com and foreignersandfriends.com. Part of the Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance.

Your Bitcoin donation helps pays for the costs of producing the show.

Subscribe in iTunes, Follow on SoundCloud to get your regular dose of Bulgarian news, Comment on the show here too.

This show is in English.


Sponsors

http://banskoblog.com -- "all you need to know about Bansko"
http://www.cleves.bg -- rental property in Sofia
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App
http://www.appfactory.bg -- mobile & watch apps

Wine, politics, beer, start-ups, technology, travelling, food, events and people.

I love tech and am a co-founder at app development company, App Factory Ltd http://www.appfactory.bg. I blog at http://www.BanskoBlog.com and via Bansko App.

I also enjoy learning about others in business and entrepreneurship. Favourite sports are skiing, paragliding and mtb. I'm an iOS / OS X, Apple Watch and tech geek.


Subscribe in iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 for more shows. Help others find this show by rating, reviewing and sharing.

Would you to appear on the show? Do you have questions? Let me know:

lance@appfactory.bg

or

@bansko http://twitter.com/bansko.


Feed

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    #102 Bitcoin and Crypto in Sofia: Zhivko Metodiev from Coinstv

    #102 Bitcoin and Crypto in Sofia: Zhivko Metodiev from Coinstv

    Zhivko Metodiev from Coinstv talks to me about the new crypto media channel being set up in Sofia, Bulgaria Contact zhivko@coinstv.tv if you're into crypto and think you have skills for a new specialised TV channel. We chat about Bitcoin, ICO's and the passion for this sector now being served by a new TV Channel.

    If you enjoyed this show then please give it a rating in Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Want to support the show? Then I appreciate your donations of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better.

    So you've got no cash? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps me too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    Bitmex:
    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link that helps the show but costs you nothing)

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors

    http://www.cashly.com - physical bitcoin
    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $8,789.00 on date of release (21.04.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 23 min
    #101 Bansko People: Natalia Kashirskaya Kempinski General Manager

    #101 Bansko People: Natalia Kashirskaya Kempinski General Manager

    Natalia Kashirskaya Kempinski General Manager joins me to discuss her first impressions of Bansko and Bulgaria. I look at her impressive rise to the top GM position. We are joined by Emilia Kordeva, Kempinski's Marketing Manager.

    If you enjoyed this show as much as we did making it then subscribe in Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Want to support the show? Then I appreciate your donations of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better.

    So you've got no cash? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps me too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link that helps the show but costs you nothing)

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors

    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $6,353.00 on date of release (11.11.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 28 min
    #100 Bitcoin Gold Interview With Developer Martin Kuvandzhiev

    #100 Bitcoin Gold Interview With Developer Martin Kuvandzhiev

    A Bitcoin special. 23 year old Martin Kuvandzhiev is a developer for the new Bitcoin Gold hard fork coin.

    We talk about the current drama including a huge DDOS attack that brought the https://btcgpu.org/ site down. Bitcoin Gold is currently trading futures at $145 (0.025 of 1 Bitcoin). This is a pre mine coin (,0.5% of total supply)but there's now replay protection, implemented since our recording. There's a bounty reward programme too. We also explore how a censorship resistant, decentralised, trustless store of value can help eliminate corruption when it comes to government expenditure.

    Bitcoin Gold uses the Equihash PoW algorithm, which cannot be solved using ASICs that have been designed for Bitcoin. This ensures that Bitcoin Gold is not in competition with Bitcoin over limited resources. Instead, Bitcoin Gold will have an entirely different mining infrastructure, consisting of general purpose computer hardware (GPUs).

    Bitcoin Gold is an interesting idea to improve the decentralisation of mining. If this concept is successful we may see this one day implemented in Bitcoin core. But more drama coming with the contentious 2Xfork which has the potential to cause confusion and yet more volatility.

    https://btcgpu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BitcoinGold-Roadmap.pdf -- for Bitcoin Gold Road Map

    https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/76-bitcoin-baby -- for more on Bitcoin.

    If you enjoyed this show as much as we did making it then subscribe in Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Want to support the show? Then I appreciate your donations of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better.

    So you've got no cash? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps me too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link that helps the show but costs you nothing)

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors

    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $4,685.00 on date of release (26.10.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 29 min
    #99 Trophy Hunting with Joanna Bagniewski

    #99 Trophy Hunting with Joanna Bagniewski

    The last in a series of three interview from the Sofia Science Festival. Join Clive (sofiaglobe.com)joins me with Joanna Bagniewski to about Trophy Hunting. Can this really be something that conserves wildlife?

    It's complicated. ;)

    If you enjoyed this show as much as we did making it then subscribe in Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Want to support the show? Then I appreciate your donations of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better.

    So you've got no cash? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps me too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link)

    https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/97-whisky-time-with-ewan-henderson-of-the-lost-whisky-company to learn more about whisky!

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors

    http://aidos.bg - accountancy services and legal services based in Sofia
    http://virtualassistants.bg - virtual assistants in BG, from aidos
    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $1,801.00 on date of release (12.05.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 35 min
    #98 Sofia Science Festival: Patagonia With Enuat Izagirre

    #98 Sofia Science Festival: Patagonia With Enuat Izagirre

    Eñaut Izagirre is a ski-mountaineering specialist with ski and climbing experience in the Pyrenees, Norway and the Alps, and recently in Patagonia. Clive from sofiaglobe.com join me to with Enuat his research in glaciers and climate change. From the Science Festival organised by britishcouncil.bg.

    Did you enjoy this show? If so, then subscribe in iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Support independent content that you'll find here. Show your appreciation by donating a few of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better. Got no money? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link)

    https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/97-whisky-time-with-ewan-henderson-of-the-lost-whisky-company to learn more about whisky!

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors

    http://aidos.bg - accountancy services and legal services based in Sofia
    http://virtualassistants.bg - virtual assistants in BG, from aidos
    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $1,806.00 on date of release (12.05.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 12 min
    #97 Whisky Time With Ewan Henderson Of The Lost Whisky Company

    #97 Whisky Time With Ewan Henderson Of The Lost Whisky Company

    A Sherry bomb, leather nose and warm sweet spices. Oh yay! Ewan educates informs. Recorded at the British Council's Science Festival.

    I'm sorry for the long break in podcasts, caused by the heavy winter workload.

    Did you enjoy this show? If so, then subscribe in iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgaria-now-podcast/id889642431?mt=2

    Support independent content that you'll find here. Show your appreciation by donating a few of your satoshi (Bitcoin) or Ethers (Etherium)to help Bulgaria Now Podcast grow and get better. Got no money? Then sharing, liking and following this show helps too.

    Bitcoin: 14p5UwavaPuTXRHPLcEuw192Zpe2sXRFxh
    Etherium: 0x37495dEBfB8cF961EF439664C0B3e1c10b3A05f3

    https://purse.io/?_a=BitcoinBulgaria to save 15%+ on all your purchases on Amazon. (affiliate link)

    https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/87-in-bansko-blessed-by-god-and-the-queen-of-sex for more content I think you'll enjoy.

    More show notes at www.bulgarianow.bg


    Sponsors
    The Irish Harp Bansko - 140+ whiskies including The Lost Whisky Company's whisky.
    http://aidos.bg - accountancy services and legal services based in Sofia
    http://virtualassistants.bg - virtual assistants in BG, from aidos
    http://www.appfactory.bg - mobile application development
    http://www.banskoblog.com - Bansko Blog, info
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8 - Bansko App for "all you need to know about Bansko"


    Links

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2 -- Bulgaria Now Podcast in iTunes
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1752281848329730/
    http://www.bulgarianow.bg
    http://www.banskoblog.com/mobile-apps
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bansko/id491461324?ls=1&mt=8
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bulgarian-history-podcast/id733259236?mt=2 -- The Bulgarian History Podcast (Eric Halsey)


    Help other people find the show by rating and commenting in iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bulgaria-now/id889642431?mt=2

    Feed

    http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:95925292/sounds.rss

    Support Bulgaria Now Podcast, it's appreciated.

    Sponsor Bulgaria Now Podcast, part of Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance "BIMA"

    lance@appfactory.bg or call +359 892 348 600 for info.

    1BTC = $1,810.00 on date of release (12.05.18) What's this BTC thing? Listen to this BG Now episode: https://soundcloud.com/lancelot-nelson/63-i-am-bitcoin and go to www.bulgarianow.bg for more info.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

pipsqueaky ,

Siri: Resume Podcast (It grows on you)

Before being awarded an artist residency in Bulgaria, I wasn't even sure where the place was. After a magical 10 days in Sofia and the countryside, I am ALL ABOUT Bulgaria. Especially cheese and tomatoes. But I digress. Even though I don't know when I'll be back, I keep telling Siri "resume podcast" and this is the one I was listening to.
Designed for foreigners, expats, tourists and business folk, the topics are varied and don't always focus on Bulgaria (hear a lot about Apple products and bitcoin, for example). But as I've become gradually familar with the cast of characters (Hi Clive!) I will listen to any topic happily. Australians, Americans, British and Bulgarians discuss politics, business models, and *surprise* drinking (because Bulgaria). I may go back next summer, and because I listen to this, Bulgaria is not a fixed thing in one place of my memory, but an ongoing living entity, a friend I'm staying in touch with, until we get together again.
Suggestions? The disastrous music tour was a favorite. I'd like to hear more of these riveting anecdotes. Disasters and success that happen because of the astonishing culture clash. When folks come to plug their business they should bring at least one story of failure or success. I liked the education episode a LOT. My daughter has asked about college in Bulgaria. Do foreigners attend universities there? It would be cool to hear from them. What about all those empty houses? Do foreigners buy them and fix them up? Do they live to regret it, or love it? Any creative reuses of old buildings? Please interview some artists. What's happened with public art since the end of communism? Why do Bulgarians hate the same antiques Americans love? what are some successful cross-cultural efforts- artist exchanges, student exchanges, grant programs? Please keep up the great work, Lance. It took me awhile to get on board, but I'm going backwards and forwards until I hear them all.

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