Also: a runaway prime minister, political underwear, and the smell of defeat.
Katy gets all mushy about Europe as we talk to a very clever man who makes his living by speculating on Eurovision. Daniel Gould (Mr Gould to Dominic), is the founder of Sofabet.com and gives us all the latest from Lisbon.
We then head over to Spain to speak to the activist and writer Brigitte Vasallo about Spain’s #MeToo movement and the public reaction to the shocking court ruling in a rape case in Pamplona.
Plus, we have meatballs, terrorists, Harry Potter Royalty and a healthy serving of cultural appropriation.
Meanwhile, Katy is heading over to Aachen to find out if we’ve won Eurovision for Euro-geeks, aka the EU’s Charlemagne Prize for Youth. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts to help stop the flow of tears when we probably/definitely don’t win.
Your favourite plucky Parisian reporter and glamorous Amsterdam opera singer are BACK. Episode 6 is about two people with bouffant hair but little else in common: Donald Trump and Catherine Deneuve. We’ve got a great interview with the voice of Trump on German television, Franz Kubaczyk, and his fellow interpreter Leonie Wagener about the perils of translating the most unpredictable president in US history. And the French writer Agnès Poirier is on the line to discuss Deneuve’s controversial letter criticizing the #MeToo movement and what may have been lost in translation. Plus: fantastic plastic news and an unwelcome flashback from early-2000s pop.
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