March 13: The best place for our little sprouts

This week we’re imagining a better future for baby Europeans and also what might happen after the nuclear apocalypse. Jennifer Pettersson is Swedish radio maker who’s been based in Amsterdam for the last 20 years. She’s always loved living in the city — until it came to putting her kids in school there. Dutch kids are famously supposed to be the happiest in the world, but is it really true?

Since we’re planning for the future we might as look all the way ahead to Doomsday. Katy’s been chatting to Åsmund Asdal, the coordinator of Norway’s Global Seed Vault, which keeps back-ups of the world’s grains and seeds for use in case of disaster.

Also: good news for young Europeans with wanderlust, bad news for clocks, and some mile-high poetry.

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