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The Europeans is a moderately amusing podcast hosted by Katy Lee, a reporter in Paris, and Dominic Kraemer, an opera singer in Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a Europe-themed podcast in English that’s about more than just Brexit, you’ve come to the right place. We talk about what’s new on the continent — not just politics, but art and music and what’s been making people laugh — and we call up friends everywhere from Rome to Warsaw to help us understand what’s going on. Check out our website: https://europeanspodcast.com
||CleanFeb 20: Olympic gold, Dominic is old, Katy has a cold||We've got two birthdays to celebrate this week. Independent Kosovo is officially 10, and your host Dominic Kraemer is officially old. Congrats to both! As Kosovo marks 10 years since declaring independence from Serbia, we give our man in the Balkans Andrew MacDowall a call to explain the challenges that lie ahead for Europe's youngest country. Meanwhile, Katy's been huddling under a duvet in Paris with a cold this week -- a great excuse to obsess over the Winter Olympics, not least that amazing Scottish invention, curling. Team Finland's Oona Kauste is on the line all the way from South Korea with a staunch defence of the sport against allegations that it 'looks weird', and how she manages to juggle the Olympics with her career as a hairdresser and make-up artist. Plus: out and proud LGBT Olympians, happy news for German commuters, and political truth, Dutch-style. Oh, and a mysterious Finnish tongue-twister. Anyone that solves the mystery gets a gold medal of their very own. We're||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeb 13: Mi kidney, su kidney||Hello from Paris and Amsterdam! Since we’ve seen a huge rise in listeners this week (welcome!) we’re in a giving mood, so we’re talking about organ donation. As countries across Europe weigh up how to save the most lives, transplant ethicist Greg Moorlock is on the line from Birmingham, England to discuss why Spain sees so many more donations than Germany and whether or not the Netherlands should make giving up our kidneys an ‘opt-out’ affair. And Ania Jakubek in Warsaw is back to explain what’s going on with Poland’s new Holocaust law. Plus: a good (ish) week for Angela Merkel, and a bad one for French fashion designer Christian Louboutin and his famous red-soled shoes. Thanks so much for the lovely reviews you’ve been writing — it’s not too late to add another to help people find the podcast across Europe and beyond! https://t.co/2qmA739cYh Check out our website: https://europeanspodcast.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @EuropeansPod||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeb 6 - Build your own Europe, baby||This week on The Europeans, two interviews about building things from scratch. We speak to in-house IKEA designer Sarah Fager in Älmhult, Sweden, about the philosophy that drove the company’s late founder Ingvar Kamprad to take over the world with his flatpack furniture. And in Milan, Andrea Venzon is on the line to give us the lowdown on the new pan-European political movement he’s just set up, Volt. Plus: gassed monkeys, dabblings in erotica by Jean-Claude Juncker, and a whole lot of oranges. Dominic and Katy are delighted that The Europeans has been listed by the British Podcast Awards in their Podwatch newsletter as one of the top five podcasts that will change your perspective! Join the 40,000 people signed up to their email updates here. In the meantime, a special thanks for helping to spread the word about the podcast. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes so we can get it plugged into every ear in Europe: https://t.co/M6OuFyn7kk. For more info, v||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 30: Trawlin’, Ballin’, Fallin’||A war between France and the Netherlands over fish (trawling), a beginner’s guide to waltzing in Vienna (balling), and a tragic ski accident (falling). The Europeans comes to you from Amsterdam and Paris as always, but Katy and Dominic have both been in Austria this week and are taking a little inspiration from their (mis)adventures to delve into the traditions of the Viennese ball season. We’ve got devoted local fan Matthias Brandstetter on the line to run us through the do’s and dont’s of taking your first spin on the Viennese dance floor. But first, to the sea! We speak to Pavel Klinckhamers from Greenpeace Netherlands about the controversial fishing technique that may have landed the hake on your plate and has French fishermen furious with their Dutch competitors. Enjoying the show? We’d love it if you could leave us a review to help more listeners find us around Europe and beyond: https://t.co/M6OuFyn7kk | Twitter: @EuropeansPod | Insta: @||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 23: Fake snus||Fake snus The Europeans let loose discussing snus and fake news. German journalist Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck tells us all about her plans to teach school kids across Europe how to spot propaganda and media bias on the internet with her new project Lie Detectors. And we delve into the world of Scandinavian snus tobacco, illegal in most of the EU. For the first time, it’s more popular in Norway than cigarettes. But why? We find out from Kris Johansson in Oslo, and the author Christopher Snowdon is on hand to explain why this stuff is still banned around Europe despite growing evidence that it helps people quit smoking. Plus: news from Davos with the tiniest mention of T***p, and a weaponized sausage for dessert. If you like The Europeans, help us spread the word! Write us a review on iTunes: https://t.co/M6OuFyn7kk Twitter: @EuropeansPod Insta: @europeanspodcast https://europeanspodcast.com||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 16: Translating Trump, Defending Deneuve||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. Have Katy and Dominic won you over? Please loudly proclaim your love to Buzzfeed to help us get noticed! https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/podcasts-2018 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EuropeansPod | https://europeanspodcast.com Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 9: The Dumbest Farmer Finds The Biggest Potatoes||Happy New Year, The Europeans are back! We’re kicking off 2018 by brushing up on our Luxembourgish, giving Nina Lamparski a call to find out why a language officially listed as endangered is making an unexpected comeback. And Georgi Gotev is on the line to talk about what we can expect from Bulgaria as the EU’s poorest country takes the helm as president for the next six months. We ask why a baby born in Bulgaria has a much lower life expectancy than one born in Spain; and there’s a feminist, vodka-flavoured happy ending for you. What more could you want from your favourite European podcast? https://europeanspodcast.com | https://twitter.com/EuropeansPod||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 19: O Come All Ye Phosphateful||For the last episode of The Europeans before a little break to indulge in some festive merry-making, we talk to influential man about Brussels Ryan Heath of Politico about why the corridors of EU power are so goddamn white. Phosphate-laden euro kebabs and novelty avocados are also on the menu for our millennial listeners. And we give Dutch trans activist Jonah Lamers a ring to ask why the Netherlands picked ‘gender neutral’ as the most irritating word of 2017. We’ve had a blast making our first four episodes and can’t wait to see you next year! Thanks for all your support. Please help us spread the word https://twitter.com/EuropeansPod or by leaving us a review on iTunes at https://t.co/M6OuFyn7kk. For more info, visit https://europeanspodcast.com||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 12: National Hallydays||This week in The Europeans, we're looking at national icons -- the beloved, in the form of French rock star Johnny Hallyday who died this week -- and the controversial, in the form of the Netherlands' Black Pete. Dominic talks to Anousha Nzume from Dipsaus, the hit podcast for Dutch women of colour, about why the Netherlands insists on making blackface a festive affair at this time of year. And Katy makes a valiant attempt to explain why Hallyday wasn't remotely famous outside France despite being a legend at home. Plus Ania Jakubek is back with news of a new Polish prime minister, with Dominic's Happy Ending bringing up the rear... Literally. Please rate and review us on iTunes so others can find the podcast! And hit us up: https://twitter.com/EuropeansPod | https://europeanspodcast.com||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 5: C’est too much||Episode 2 of The Europeans, in which Dominic stays in a German haunted house. It’s been a dramatic week on the continent, with a convicted war criminal committing suicide in the middle of a courtroom in The Hague. Elsewhere, we talk to journalist Claire Sergent about whether French could really one day be the world’s most widely spoken language, and to European gay travel supremos A Couple Of Men about their hugely successful blog. This podcast contains no traces of Brexit at all, it’s a near-Christmas miracle! Please leave us a review if you enjoyed The Europeans, and help us to spread the word. https://europeanspodcast.com | https://twitter.com/EuropeansPod||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNov 28: Katy smells the money||Iiiiiiit’s the first ever episode of The Europeans! In which Katy smells the money wafting off European agencies and Dominic gets chased by angry French nudists. Elsewhere, we chat to journalist Frank Zeller in Berlin about Germany’s very un-German lack of a government, and Ania Jakubek in Warsaw about Frida Kahlo’s ties to Poland.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trailer||The Europeans is a moderately amusing podcast hosted by Katy Lee, a reporter in Paris, and Dominic Kraemer, an opera singer in Amsterdam. Every week we call each other up to chat about what’s been happening around the continent, and we call up friends and interesting people to see what’s been going on where they are. If you’re looking for a podcast about Europe in English that isn’t waaay serious or just about Brexit, you’ve come to the right place. Out on Tuesdays!||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and Witty
I really look forward to each podcast... they give a relaxed insight into current "happenings" around Europe, and feature brief but highly interesting interviews throughout each program. Perfect for weekend listening!
Charming and knowledgeable hosts
Katie and Dominic are such wonderful people to spend a half hour learning about Europe with. They enjoy each other a great day and also enjoy their guests and the subjects they talk about. Two minor points of improvement: I started listening on Episode 4 or so and it seemed that Katie and Dominic had stopped identifying themselves at the start of the show. Please keep doing so to make it easy to orient new listeners. Second, thus far, the scope of this podcast seems to be Western Europe + Poland. (There was one episode about the former Yugoslavia.) I would LOVE to hear more about the Baltic states, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, etc. All in all, for this international relations loving American, this podcast is an awesome new addition to my weekly lineup.