Who are we?

Your charming co-hosts have been friends since they met at university a very, very long time ago.

Katy Lee is France correspondent for international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). She lives in Paris and covers French news with a beady eye on the rest of Europe. Over the last few years she’s reported from Greece on the refugee crisis, as well as from Spain, Turkey and a bunch of other places. She grew up in Southend-on-Sea, an English town which prides itself on being host to the longest pleasure pier in the world. She used to live in Hong Kong and spends a lot of her time in Chinese restaurants pretending she never left.

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Dominic Kraemer is an opera singer and part-time political junkie living in the tourist-hating city of Amsterdam. He was born in London in the late 1980s, delivered by a local midwife who was the mother of original UK Big Brother contestant, Melanie Hill. His singing takes him across Europe with recent stints in Munich, Aix-en-Provence, Bergen, Gent and across the UK. He is definitely not qualified to talk to you about Europe but his great-grandfather did invent the pips that you hear on the radio before the news.*

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*He recently discovered that this may have been an urban legend within the family. We will keep you posted with any developments.

This podcast is not the first time that Katy and Dominic have collaborated on a work of great artistic genius. In 2015, when Katy’s boyfriend Alex was living in Amsterdam (and Katy and Dominic got to hang out in real life all the time instead of Skyping — simpler times), he found a pair of spring-loaded ‘kangaroo boots’ next to the bins outside his apartment. They fit Katy perfectly. So naturally, she and Dominic made a Death Metal video to showcase them in action.