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Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. 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 Europeans The Europeans

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    • 4.8, 83 Ratings

Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. 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 Chain, part one

    The Chain, part one

    Introducing The Chain: a series of love-letters from Europeans to each other's countries.

    This week we're hopping from Romania to the Netherlands, the Netherlands to Italy, Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. We'll hear about a mountain, a monument from a non-existent country, and a life-changing conversation in a soap shop.

    The Chain is presented by Mick ter Reehorst and is a collaboration with Are We Europe as part of the Summer of Solidarity, a pop-up collaborative journalism project. Find out more at https://www.summerofsolidarity.eu.

    The stories you heard were written and recorded by Andreea Sirbu, Thomas van Neerbos and Veronica Tosetti, and produced by Dominic Kraemer, Katz Laszlo and Katy Lee.

    Music and sound effects from Blue Dot Sessions and Freesound (including Richard Laiepce, antigonia, genghis attenborough, and Katz' own field recordings).

    https://europeanspodcast.com | https://www.areweeurope.com

    • 19 min
    The Summer of Solidarity

    The Summer of Solidarity

    In our last episode before a little summer break, we're zooming out and taking a look at the state of Europe with Natalie Nougayrède. The Guardian columnist and former Le Monde editor is spearheading Summer of Solidarity, a collaborative journalism project celebrating human stories across Europe. We chat about the 'othering' of Central and Eastern Europeans and the case for a pan-European media outlet. Also this week: Poland's election, problematic metro names, and the power of bison.

    We want your stories for our special summer episodes! Find out more: https://europeanspodcast.com/the-chain

    Explore the Summer of Solidarity, including some great Spotify playlists, at https://www.summerofsolidarity.eu

    Thanks for listening! If you like the show and want to help us keep making it, you can chip in as little as $2 month at https://www.patreon.com/europeanspodcast.

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    • 34 min
    George Soros, Explained

    George Soros, Explained

    Why has George Soros inspired conspiracy theories involving everything from the Holocaust to Beyoncé? This week we're talking to Emily Tamkin, author of 'The Influence of Soros', about why the Hungarian-born billionaire is such a source of fascination and controversy. Also this week: Belgium faces its past; Latvia faces Russian 'propaganda' efforts; and Parisian jazz goes solo.

    Thanks for listening! If you like our show and want to make sure we can keep making it, you can chip in a couple of dollars a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast.

    Emily's book is out now: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062972637/the-influence-of-soros/

    'Russia's RT Network: Is It More BBC or KGB?' - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/world/europe/russias-rt-network-is-it-more-bbc-or-kgb.html

    'RT, Sputnik and Russia's New Theory of War' - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/magazine/rt-sputnik-and-russias-new-theory-of-war.html

    Malin Broman x 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWwLSsfdmNk

    Floor Is Lava https://www.netflix.com/title/81006858

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    • 33 min
    The Political Pianist

    The Political Pianist

    Igor Levit, as the New Yorker put it, "Is Like No Other Pianist". This week we chatted to the German-Russian superstar about playing for 15 hours straight, why he staged 50 concerts from his living room, and Germany's ongoing struggle against systemic racism. We're also talking about France's "green wave" and Romania's very expensive super-church.
    Thanks for listening! If you like the show, you can chip in a few dollars a month to help us keep running at patreon.com/europeanspodcast.
    Follow Igor on Twitter and Instagram and watch his epic performance of Erik Satie's Vexations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu_03mUPgHU
    Eurovision Song Contest - The Story of Fire Saga: https://www.netflix.com/title/80244088
    The Fog of Srebrenica: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thefogofsrebrenica
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    • 32 min
    Love, bees and brain surgery

    Love, bees and brain surgery

    This week we're celebrating those moments when Europeans are actually nice to each other. Rafael Loss, data wizard at the European Council on Foreign Relations, is on the line from Berlin to explain why he built an online tool to track solidarity during the C-word crisis. We're also talking about Serbia's elections, Croatian bees, and awake brain surgery.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please consider a small monthly donation to help keep us running: https://patreon.com/europeanspodcast  

    The Silver Lining, the latest magazine from Are We Europe, is out now! Enter EUROPEANS at the checkout for 30% off: https://www.areweeurope.com/store/the-silver-lining

    Summer of Solidarity - explore all kinds of European stories here: https://www.summerofsolidarity.eu

    Check out Rafael's Solidarity Tracker: https://www.ecfr.eu/solidaritytracker

    On Sweden's sexual consent law - The Local: https://www.thelocal.se/20200616/how-swedens-new-consent-law-led-to-a-75-rise-in-rape-convictions

    Still Life On The Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg00VY78QdQ&app=desktop

    Where's Simon? The London Symphony Orchestra: https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/alwaysplaying/digitalactivities/wheres-simon.html

    Dominic's colleague having awake brain surgery: https://youtu.be/obiARnsKUAo

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    • 32 min
    Recipes for rebellion

    Recipes for rebellion

    Communist Bulgaria was home to a furtive cooking craze on a massive scale: women swapping recipes on scraps of paper, with strangers on trams, even at funerals. The historian and writer Albena Shkodrova sees this fascinating phenomenon as a form of subversion; we called her up to ask why. Also this week: Happy Birthday Schengen, an accidental invasion, and an end to Sweden's longest-running murder mystery.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, you can chip in a couple of dollars a month to keep us running at https://patreon.com/europeanspodcast.

    You can also leave us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-europeans/id1315776736

    Find out more about Albena's forthcoming books, 'Communist Gourmet' and 'Rebellious Cooks': https://www.albenashkodrova.com

    Who Killed The Prime Minister? - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/may/16/olof-palme-sweden-prime-minister-unsolved-murder-new-evidence

    On achève bien les gros - ARTE https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/086161-000-A/on-acheve-bien-les-gros

    Lianne LaHavas - NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qso4MRfidrw

    People of Europe - Susan Neiman https://www.facebook.com/debalie/videos/948520485598650

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Boss of the Zombie Apocalypse ,

They’re Back!

Yippee, was going through Katie and Dominic withdrawals during their vacay. Missed their perfect blend of informative news and fun banter.

Juan in DC ,

A fun, broad view of all the happenings in Europe.

As someone that hopes to move to Europe eventually, this podcast offers a great perspective on what is happening across the continent. After a few episodes you feel like you’re sitting in on a conversation with old friends.

The hosts, Katy and Dominic, are well informed, witty and keep the tone positive, which is great given the amount of negativity we see in the news and online.

AASquared23 ,

My fix to understand Europe

I’ve been an active listener for the last year and the podcast has become part of my week. I really enjoy Katy and Dominic’s unique perspective as Europeans living abroad as well as their desire to dig into a wide array of interesting European topics which don’t typically get covered in the news. If you want want to broaden your knowledge of the continent including the ups and downs, work this podcast into your week!

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