May 15: The winner takes it all, the loser takes a selfie

It’s been week of highs and lows for Europe and The Europeans. Katy came back from Germany with empty pockets but a full heart (and a selfie with a certain someone). It’s been a bad week for European diplomacy, but a great one for trashy pop music.

Someone who’s seen more than her fair share of highs and lows is our guest Farah Abdi, a transgender Somali refugee who arrived on a boat from Libya in 2012. She tells Katy about her journey and her fight for better rights for LGBT refugees in Europe. And songwriter MaJiKer, who’s penned several songs for past Eurovision hopefuls, is on hand to explain why Israel snatched victory and Sweden got robbed.

Thanks for listening, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare!

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