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Recent Episodes of The Europeans


What happens after France's surprise swing to the left?

What happens after France's surprise swing to the left?

A surprise left-wing election win? In Europe? In 2024? This week, we turn to our resident Parisian journalist to try to get our heads around what just happened in France, as well as what might happen next. We’re also looking at the other big left-wing winners of the week: the UK Labour Party. What might their new government mean for Britain’s relationship with Europe? Plus, Barcelona’s anti-tourist revolt and what may be the world’s toughest crackdown on Airbnb. 

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Episode 4 11 July 2024 54m and 1s


Why is European cinema so different from Hollywood?

Why is European cinema so different from Hollywood?

Fewer expensive car chases, more moody shots and ambiguous endings: movies made in Europe are often very different from those made in the US. But Europe's more arty film output isn't just a product of our culture — it has a lot to do with how the industry is financed. This week, we're asking: why is European cinema the way it is, and should we be trying to change it? Plus, producer Wojciech Oleksiak joins Katy to discuss Europe's latest far-right alliance and why Kaja Kallas may be glad to be stepping down as Estonia's prime minister.    This episode was supported by KI...

Episode 3 4 July 2024 52m and 45s


Pigeon murders, the nature restoration law, and Scandinavian family therapy

Pigeon murders, the nature restoration law, and Scandinavian family therapy

Enough politics: we’ve got a nature-themed episode for you this week. Producer Katz Laszlo joins Katy to explain how Austria’s environment minister went rogue to save the EU’s hugely important nature restoration law; we’re also talking about the German town that just voted to kill all its pigeons. And in the human world: the podcast that brings Scandinavians together in their own languages. Hilde Sandvik takes us behind the scenes of ‘Norsken, svensken og dansken’, a show described as family therapy for neighbouring nations. 

 

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Episode 2 27 June 2024 47m and 13s


The most confusing elections of all time?

The most confusing elections of all time?

The far-right surged but the centre held; somehow the two are true at once. Nearly 100 members of the new European Parliament have yet to tell us which political family they’ll be joining. And as for who’s actually going to be running the EU’s institutions for the next five years – right now, it’s anyone’s guess. How can we make sense of these European elections? Alberto Alemmano joins us to help decipher a momentous, and very confusing, moment in Europe’s democracy. 

 

Alberto is a professor of EU law at HEC in Paris and the Co...

Episode 20 June 2024 45m and 55s


Why give a damn about the European elections?

Why give a damn about the European elections?

They’re the second biggest elections on Earth. For the next four days, 373 million people are eligible to take part in the vote for the European Parliament. And yet in most EU countries, the prevailing mood is… ‘meh’. 

 

This week, we take on the challenge of convincing you that these elections are anything but meh, with the help of one of our favourite explainers of all things EU, Beatriz Ríos. 

 

You can follow Beatriz on Twitter here and find Politico Europe’s guide on how to vote here.

 

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Episode 6 June 2024 36m and 4s


The Big-Agri Bully Boys

The Big-Agri Bully Boys

Protests by angry farmers have swept across Europe this year. But from country to country, powerful groups have taken these protests over and changed their agenda. Who are these people, and what are they up to?

 

This is a special episode produced in collaboration with investigative journalists from Lighthouse Reports and media partners across Europe. 

 

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Episode 31 May 2024 46m and 58s


What's more endangered: wolves or Eurovision?

What's more endangered: wolves or Eurovision?

This week, the high drama of both European wolf policy and the Eurovision Song Contest. Wolves have made a huge comeback in Europe in recent years. How can we coexist peacefully with these hungry carnivores? We speak to the social scientist Hanna Pettersson about how humans are living alongside predators in Spain and Sweden. Plus, all the controversy from the most chaotic Eurovision in history, and why Catalans just voted to boot out their separatist government after a decade in power.    Hanna is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of York. You can listen to her interview with The Conversation here...

Episode 16 May 2024 51m and 33s


Can food labels make us healthier?

Can food labels make us healthier?

Across a fair chunk of Europe, we've grown used to seeing little traffic light symbols on our food packets that supposedly rate the healthiness of our food. But why might Dominic's chamomile tea get a Nutri-Score rating of C, when a diet cola gets an A? And does Giorgia Meloni have a point in claiming that the ratings are biased against Italians? This week we ring up Alie de Boer, an expert on all things food labelling, to demystify the Nutri-Score system once and for all. We're also talking about why Georgia's at a crossroads between Russia and the EU...

Episode 9 May 2024 45m and 35s


The regime that ended with a song

The regime that ended with a song

It’s the only revolution in world history (that we know of) that began with a Eurovision song. This week, Portugal marks 50 years since the Carnation Revolution ended decades of dictatorship. We speak to Alex Fernandes, author of a new accessible history of the revolution, about the day that changed everything. We’re also talking about the UK’s missed opportunity to give an entire generation fun memories (and skills, but mostly fun memories) and Milan's ice cream uproar. 


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Episode 1 25 April 2024 45m and 25s


Why the Swiss women’s climate victory is such a big deal

Why the Swiss women’s climate victory is such a big deal

A group of Swiss women, all aged 64 and over, made history last week by winning the first ever climate case heard by the European Court of Human Rights. But what does their victory mean for climate policy across Europe? We ring up international courts reporter Molly Quell to find out. We're also talking about an artistic sense-of-humour failure, a Swedish app controversy, and why Polish kids are particularly big fans of the new government. 


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Episode 1 18 April 2024 44m and 14s

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