This week, a little glimmer of hope from central Europe in the form of a new Slovakian president who refuses to fight dirty. And a little glimmer of the future in the form of our guest, bionic woman and tech journalist Mimi Billing, one of a growing number of Swedes to have got themselves… microchipped? Plus: Russian whale jails, a decades-old French mystery, and germs at the opera.
And for more on Slovakia’s badass president-elect Zuzana Čaputová, there’s no better place to start than the latest episode of the In Between Europe podcast hosted by our former guest Zselyke Csaky, which you can check out here.
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