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What in God’s name is happening in Spain? Simon Hunter, editor of the English Edition of Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS, tries to explain it all to his beloved English-speaking audience

¿Qué? – The Spanish News Podcast EL PAÍS

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    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

What in God’s name is happening in Spain? Simon Hunter, editor of the English Edition of Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS, tries to explain it all to his beloved English-speaking audience

    We are on a (summer) break

    We are on a (summer) break

    Season 5 of the ¿Qué? podcast is coming to an end a little earlier than we expected. Thanks to you all for listening and we'll be back in September!

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    • 1 min
    S05E08: New spike in coronavirus infections and the fallout from Cuba protests

    S05E08: New spike in coronavirus infections and the fallout from Cuba protests

    This week, we discuss the ongoing rise in Covid-19 cases, in particular among young people, and we also examine how protests by Cuban citizens have been putting the central government in a tight spot 


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    • 34 min
    S05E07: Delta strain in Spain and the debate over bilingual education programs

    S05E07: Delta strain in Spain and the debate over bilingual education programs

    This week on our Spanish news podcast, we discuss the rise of the delta coronavirus strain in Spain, the spike in infections among young people and what regions are doing to curb contagions.


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    • 40 min
    S05E06: Coronavirus update and interview with Bremain in Spain chair

    S05E06: Coronavirus update and interview with Bremain in Spain chair

    This week, we discuss the spread of the delta variant and the progress of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, and speak to the MBE recipient, Sue Wilson, about the work her organization does to protect the rights of UK citizens living in the country.

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    • 45 min
    S05E05: A tragedy in Tenerife and Sánchez's hallway chat with Biden

    S05E05: A tragedy in Tenerife and Sánchez's hallway chat with Biden

    This week on our Spanish news podcast, we look at the tragic case of Anna and Olivia, two little girls who are thought to have been murdered by their father in Spain’s Canary Islands, and discuss the broader problem of gender violence in Spain. 

    We also explain how an announced “bilateral meeting” between Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and US President Joe Biden turned into a hallway chat that lasted less than a minute.

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    • 34 min
    S05E04: How Spain’s autonomous regions have handled the pandemic

    S05E04: How Spain’s autonomous regions have handled the pandemic

    We discuss how complicated the coronavirus crisis has been in the country due to the powers of the regional governments


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

LazsloL ,

Great! Good recaps really fine tuned the show.

Fine tuned since it’s beginning. Happy to see you are back!!
Good info...Good reporting.

Xtoval ,

Glad you’re back!

A very good way to stay in touch with what’s happening in Spain! I’ve missed you.

Rybot Calbearo ,

Welcome back!

I’ve been a long time listener and missed the show during its long COVID-induced hiatus. As a Spanish-American, this is a great and easily accessible way to keep up with current events in Spain. Simon and Melissa are engaging and fun while providing some context to events for those of us listening from afar.

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