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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

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    • News Commentary
    • 4.7, 32 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

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    • 2 min
    S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

    S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

    We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

    • 37 min
    S04E09: Coronavirus lockdown in Spain

    S04E09: Coronavirus lockdown in Spain

    This week we talk about the state of alarm aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, and interview some of our podcast heroes about how they are managing under the new restrictions

    • 46 min
    ¿Qué? S04E08: The coronavirus in Spain and an alleged assault in the Big Brother house

    ¿Qué? S04E08: The coronavirus in Spain and an alleged assault in the Big Brother house

    This week we talk about how Covid-19 is affecting Spaniards, and discuss a court investigation into the alleged abuse of a ‘Gran Hermano’ contestant

    • 25 min
    S04E07: EL PAÍS SEMANAL’s feature article on ‘Why I vote for Vox’

    S04E07: EL PAÍS SEMANAL’s feature article on ‘Why I vote for Vox’

    This week we talk to Guillermo Abril, the journalist who wrote a recent feature based on interviews with supporters of the far-right party, and which left no one indifferent

    • 26 min
    S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists

    S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists

    This week we examine how a Spanish actor and activist ended up in court for a Facebook post, and consider the limits of free speech in Spain

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

LisaH1776 ,

Very helpful podcast

As an American who loves all things Spain, I am so thankful for this podcast. There are many confusing areas of Spain to me - from the recent violence in Catalonia, to the politics in Spain - this podcast has helped me gain a better understanding of the country I love to visit.

LazsloL ,

Great! Good recaps really fine tuned the show.

Fine tuned since it’s beginning!
Good info...Good reporting...
Can Melissa say ciudadanos please and not ciudanos...she knows her politics and lives here, it’s so tiny. Sorry to be nit picking!

Xtoval ,

Just get to it!

I agree with the previous reviewer. Save the discussion of the congratulatory and critical letters and emails to the end of the episode. It tests people’s patience. I appreciate the podcast though. Serves a real need. I read Spanish but my oral comprehension lags.

I stopped subscribing sadly because the first 10 minutes or so, if not more, are a complete waste of time.

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