When politicians talk about love

This week we’re talking about what happened when Actress, the electronic musician also known as Darren Cunningham, made British and Dutch politicians debate the meaning of love. We’re also talking about French extravagance, the gentrification of Berlin, and the magic of medicine.

You can find the article Dominic mentioned on the incredibly complex surgery that separated twins Safa and Marwa here.

The wars of the future

Should machines have the power to decide whether a human on the battlefield lives or dies?

Ulrike Franke spends her days imagining the wars of the future. We chatted to her about ‘killer robots’ and rogue drones.

Plus: a far-right honey-trap and Germany in the age of the influencer.

It’s that damn bear again

It’s good to be back! We’ve got big plans for 2019. Starting with the fact that we’re now on Patreon! If you have a few euros to spare and want to help us grow, hit us up at patreon.com/europeanspodcast.

This week, smart Finns and a very smart bear. Computer scientist Teemu Roos is on the line from Helsinki to explain why Finland is trying to educate its population en masse about artificial intelligence. And our Woman in Warsaw Ania Jakubek is back with the tale of a Polish wartime hero who just happened to be… a bear. Plus: Greek drama, Satanic tourism, and how to make the internet a nicer place.

SUPPORT US ON PATREON here. We’re grateful for any donations, big or small. Short on cash? Support the pod by spreading the word 🙂

START TEEMU’S AI COURSE at elementsofai.com.

You can READ ANIA’S ARTICLE about Wojtek the bear here, and  follow her on Instagram here.

Finally, you can check out the great Swedish anti-troll Facebook group #jagärhär here.

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Music: ‘Moon Noose’ by Druslan

From the Free Music Archive

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November 20: Why doesn’t Europe have a Silicon Valley?

This week of all weeks, your favourite Parisian reporter and Amsterdam crooner are here to bring you Everything Europe That Isn’t Brexit. We’ve got two brilliant guests who couldn’t be more different from each other: YouTube tech guru Marton Barcza, aka TechAltar, is here to talk about why Europe hasn’t produced an internet giant to rival Google or Facebook. And Paris-based comedian Sarah Donnelly walks us through an ethical minefield: to open for Louis CK, or not to open for Louis CK?

Also: a runaway prime minister, political underwear, and the smell of defeat.