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.
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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.
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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.