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The Europeans is a moderately amusing podcast hosted by Katy Lee, a reporter in Paris, and Dominic Kraemer, an opera singer in Amsterdam. Every week we ring each other up to talk about what’s been going on around the continent  and we ring up all kinds of interesting people in other countries to find out what’s been happening where they are.

This isn’t just a podcast about politics, though there’ll be plenty of that. We also talk about artists and musicians and other people who are doing interesting cultural stuff around Europe, and what’s been making people laugh from Italy to Finland.

If you’re looking for a Europe-themed podcast that’s about more than just Brexit, you’ve come to the right place.

“This podcast is a miracle! Has everything I miss in German all-white-male-gravitas podcasts. A celebration of European diversity, committed to create optimistic vibes.” – Marian, Germany

Our music is by the ace composer Jim Barne. We love him.

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October 23: Big continent, mini episode

This week on The Europeans: bacteria, cathedral thinking, and a Spanish drug lord who got too cocky. We’re guest-less this week due to illness so this is a mini-show, but we wanted to drop by and say a quick gutentag.

We’ll be back with a fully-sized episode next week. Thanks so much for listening.

The Europeans is supported by Future Europe, a podcast from the European Investment Bank. Check it out here.

And we’re supported by Are We Europe! Type ‘europeanspod’ for a 15% discount on your copy of the continent’s most beautiful magazine at areweeurope.com.

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October 16: The Unlucky Passport

Whether you’re a European passport-holder or not, so much in life is determined by the paper we carry in our pockets. Our guest this week is the Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq, whose brilliant project The Passport explores what it’s like to hold a so-called ‘unlucky’ passport. Her work is on show in New York right now, but she’s not allowed to travel from her home in the Netherlands to see it with her own eyes.

Also this week, Bram Hilkens is here to delve into the continent’s hip-hop scene, Katy and Dominic have been gallivanting in Berlin (stand by on Instagram for romantic photos), and Greece has been lightening the load for its donkeys.

The Europeans is supported by Future Europe, a podcast from the European Investment Bank. Check it out here.

And we’re supported by Are We Europe! Type ‘europeanspod’ for a 15% discount on your copy of the continent’s most beautiful magazine at www.areweeurope.com.

Thanks for listening.

October 9: Macedo, Macedon’t

What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re Macedonia. Emil Atanasovski is here to talk us through one of the most confusing questions in the Balkans, thank god. Transatlantic movie man Kevin Sachs is on the line to explain why Netflix is about to get a lot more European, with his tips for stylish German television thrown in for free. Plus bears, trains, and ancient weapons, we’ve got it all this week.

The Europeans is supported by Future Europe, a podcast from the European Investment Bank. Check it out here.

And we’re supported by Are We Europe! Type “europeanspod” for a 15% discount on your copy of the continent’s most beautiful magazine.

Thanks for listening.

October 2: Wall, Rocket, Bottle, Horse

This week a tiny horse made a grand entrance to Europe, and one of France’s finest singers took his final bow. RIP Charles Aznavour, trailblazer and source of the most embarassing story of Dominic’s life (listen til the end). Our guest this week is Monique Van den Abbeel, a Belgian campaigner for the visually impaired who is soon to be welcoming Europe’s first guide horse into her home in Bruges. Yes, this is a thing, and we are very excited about it.

In Week 2 of our partnership with Are We Europe we also chat to co-editor Alexander Hurst about being an American on the continent. Check out the magazine’s latest issue here.

Also: a space race, a non-existent wall, and a message from the past.

September 25: WEB OF LIES

This week on the Europeans: bad Italian wifi, a bad Danish bank, and badly behaved Spanish politicians. And spiders, lots of spiders. The Financial Times’ Madrid correspondent Michael Stothard is on the line (kind of) to explain Spain’s growing plagiarism scandal. And as part of our new partnership with the uber-cool magazine Are We Europe, we chat with its editor Kyrill Hartog about their latest issue The Ocean Between Us, all about Europe’s complicated relationship with America.

Check it out here — and if you too believe that print is not dead, buy a copy!

September 18: Welcome To Europe, Here Are Four Walls

There’s a big difference between a shelter and a home. After Sweden’s elections cast a spotlight on the integration of immigrants, this week we’re asking how housing and urban design can affect your ability as a newcomer to settle in a new place. Alice Pittini, research coordinator of Housing Europe, talks us through some of the best examples of housing designed to help refugees and asylum seekers get stuck in and start building new lives. We also chat about Viktor Orbán and the battle for Europe’s soul, green jargon, and French superheroes. Plus, a listener sheds some light on Dominic’s salty German food mystery.

You can read Housing Europe’s latest research on migration and housing here, and check out a neat project they’re involved with, Designing Inclusion, here.

Thanks for listening!

September 11: The Future Library

Dominic’s singing in Berlin, Katy’s painting in Paris, and a forest is quietly growing just outside Oslo. Our guest this week is Anne Beate Hovind, project manager of a strange and wonderful project in Norway involving books, trees and the passage of time. Also on the menu, Florence is taking things OFF the street food menu and Poland is harnessing the power of the howling wind. Plus, a glimmer of hope after some dark days in Chemnitz.