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El Arpa Media (Podcast!)

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This Hiberno-Iberian podcast features the best of ESL chat, literature, culture, and miscellaneous departures and tangents. We cover a diverse range of topics, and it's always me (Indy) in the hot seat, along with Meri and her Spanish ways, which modulate the unfettered viscosity of my Irish ones. F… read more

121 Episodes | 2015 - 2019

4: Fancy! Luxurious Objects From The Ancient World At The Caixaforum

October 9th, 2019

35:15
The Caixaforum has a host of luxurious objects on loan from the British Museum; marvel at luxurious objects from Egypt to Persia!

You can read our blog here.

Find us on Patron, Facebook & Instagram. 

3: She Dances like Ganesha & Her Arms Don't Lie (Plus Two Exhibitions)

September 19th, 2019

38:33
We discuss vibrant cultures in Morocco, dancing Bollywood, speaking Irish and the photography of Dubliner Eamonn Doyle.

You can read our blog here.

2: Trainspotting in the Milky Way

September 6th, 2019

30:49
Broadcasting from the Planets Park in Mostoles, an update on this week's hottest topics (more Brexit shambles!) 


Music by

1: Jumping the Berlin Wall

August 27th, 2019

48:17
We're back from holidays! We also mention our new book deal.

The podcasts we reference: The Stand with Eamon Dunphy and The David McWilliam's Podcast

32: Spain's Newest Writing Star: Mercedes Fisteus

August 8th, 2019

36:24
Mercedes recently won the Ateneo Joven de Sevilla contest. Pictured with her is José Ángel Mañas, winner of the senior category with his novel, La Última Juerga.

We discuss feminism, finding your voice and the Salem …

31: 'Just a photograph to tell my troubles to...'

July 17th, 2019

48:49
We talk about exhibitions featuring Berenice Abbot, Russian propaganda, Spain's relationship with the skies, and the Civil War photos of Constantino Suarez and Floro López. 
You can find our blog here.

30: The Irish Celtic: Spirit of Ireland Show Interview

June 27th, 2019

37:24
An interview with a dance troupe.

Here is the blog version of the interview!

29: Chernobyl

June 14th, 2019

42:07
We talk about the cultural and historical background to HBO's new show.

Strange accents and book fairs also make an appearance.

Read our blog.

28: Warren Teaches Us How to Serve the City

May 30th, 2019

49:31
In this week episode we interview Warren Batt, head of Serve the City Madrid, and have a chat with him about the decline in volunteers, big …

27: Drinking Vermouth Behind The Bike Shed

May 24th, 2019

47:09
We discuss schools in Madrid's history, from the early days of teaching hygiene and giving out shoes to the Civil War, where the propaganda and …

26: The Robbie Dunne Interview: Writer, Immigrant & Adopted Vallekano

May 10th, 2019

57:44

Robbie hails from Ireland but now calls Madrid home. In our chat with him, he gives us a fascinating insight into the world of writing and what it feels like to live in the Spanish capital. 

He has written a book,

25: Lorca On The Back Of A Truck & Cervantes' Old Printer: Madrid Book Week

April 30th, 2019

47:24

In this episode, we discuss disappearing languages, Spanish elections, preview our next big interview, and delve into our experiences of the Madrid Book Week.

Read our latest blog post here.

Find us on Patreon, …

24: World of Hans Zimmer Orchestra: An Exclusive Interview with Snow Owl, El Amir & Gavin Greenaway

April 12th, 2019

1:03:07

It was our privilege and pleasure to interview three members of the World of Hans Zimmer orchestra, the talented Snow Owl, with Colombian-inspired …

23: Ivan's War, Fowell's Dodgy Camera & Garbled Salutations

March 29th, 2019

49:34

In this episode of the podcast, we head East to the battles of World War II, to hear from an old friend from Belarus and we consider frogs, Franco …

22: Tuck In: A Delicious Podcast On Refugees & World Food Culture

March 22nd, 2019

38:11

Food, glorious food!

We discuss how food can help refugees integrate into Ireland before taking a look at Egyptian gastronomy.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram & Patreon. 

Our blog can be found here.

21: Things You Never Learnt About The Basque Language, A Dutch Historian & Defending a Dog

March 15th, 2019

55:42

We chart the evolution of the Basque language and discover that it remained unwritten for 1,000 years.

A dog is defended, also. 

The comedian we …

20: Oscar Bravo: Killer Irish Robots, Nazis in NY & Capernaum

March 7th, 2019

48:23

We discuss documentaries on the Oscars shortlist, far-right extremism, racism and two excellent movies.

An online Irish course also features on the …

19: Notes from the Past: Poland's Cold War & Sadik Kwaish Alfraji's Dark History

February 19th, 2019

41:48

We return with a chat about Bollywood, an Oscar contender, the art of an Iraqi refugee and badgers.

Here is the video with the Bollywood …

18: Finding Ourselves In Deep Bogs, Deeper Books & Photographs

January 25th, 2019

44:58

We discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an Irish woman who saved Jews during WWII, Lenin and a French photographer who chronicled Madrid in the 1850s. 

Here is our blog article on the Irish woman.

Find us on Instagram and …

17: 'Between my finger and my thumb' - Seamus Heaney, Poetry & the Birds

January 11th, 2019

43:49

We're back! Welcome to the first episode of the year, where we delve into castles, emotional geography, Heaney, and losing at the lottery.

Find us on Instagram and Patreon. 

Check out our video on Joyce.

16: The Colour of Things: Roma, History and Bringing Memories to Life

December 20th, 2018

44:29

Our 101st episode and our final one before the Christmas break. 

In this edition, we talk about a new film, Roma, and the art of applying colour to …

15: I'm Afraid I Can't Do That, Dave: Robots, Brexit and the 100th Episode

December 11th, 2018

56:50

Yay, and indeed, wooooh.

The 100th Episode.

Find us on Tumblr and Instagram, and our blog irishsliceofmadrid.worpdress.com

14: Barry's choice: La movida madrileña

November 29th, 2018

41:01

This week, at the request of a follower and dear friend, we talk about La Movida, a cultural phenomenon born in Madrid at the end of the 1970s which …

13: Story/Time - Dog and Girl

November 23rd, 2018

5:24

We bring you another Story/Time, this time about the inner struggles we all face sometimes.

12: Satori: Identity Explorer

November 15th, 2018

42:22

This week we visit an art exhibition about the rediscovery of the Mediterranean at Fundación Mapfre (Madrid), explore the intricacies of DNA and discuss Jack Kerouac's 'Satori in Paris'.

And the paintings Meri refers …

11: Anatomy of a Madrid neighbourhood: from head to toe with a long stop at the heart

November 8th, 2018

39:17

We pick a few photographs from Mariví Ibarrola’s book ‘De Lavapies a la Cabeza’, which we bought last week at the book fair in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, …

10: Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Exhibit A; Colours & Kings

November 1st, 2018

43:19

This week we talk at length about aspects linked to the "Pharaoh: King of Egypt" exhibition at CaixaForum Madrid, as well as discussing a podcast …

9: Arch-Enemies, Arch-aeology & Ricard Terré's Exhibition

October 18th, 2018

45:55

In the latest podcast we discuss a new archaeology exhibition in Madrid and also Ricard Terré's retrospective in Canal Isabel II. 

Terré was an …

8: The emotion-prompting abilities of flying harps and sea urchins

October 11th, 2018

40:00

This week we discuss the role of music - especially harps - in movies and myths, focusing on the film The Burmese Harp and the legend of the Irish …

7: Gripes, Guiris & Gentrification: Coming to a Town Near You

October 2nd, 2018

49:41

With Lavapies and Embajadores being voted the 'coolest' neighbourhood in the world, we take a look at what that actually means, both as a concept and …

6: Travel is Political

September 28th, 2018

37:50

Plus business, Uber, ethics, and mental health.

Find us at elarpamedia.com

New video featuring Irish dancing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqNfw52cmfM

5: Last one out turn off the lights: homes left and homes lost

September 20th, 2018

34:55

This week we talk about moving, missing, and losing homes, and everything that lives in between.

4: Interestellar trips of the nature-induced kind and other unearthly thoughts

September 13th, 2018

41:54

This week's podcast really is a universal one as we travel through time and space talking about archaeology, American politics, Spanish weddings, …

3: 'When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way' - Exhibitions on Disney & the Sahara

September 6th, 2018

40:17

In this week's episode, we went to the Walt Disney exhibition at the Caixa Forum. We also popped along to Cibeles to see an exhibition on the Sahara, and the people who have been left in limbo there.

Find us on …

2: Walking through history: the Republican bunker at Parque del Capricho (Madrid)

August 30th, 2018

32:03

This week we are lucky enough to get into the Republican bunker at Parque de El Capricho, which has recently been opened to very limited visits, as …

1: 'In the name of the holy toast': a celebration of Frank McCourt

August 27th, 2018

48:48

Season 6 of El Arpa Media Podcast is here! Join us as we visit Frank McCourt's house in Limerick and discuss the writer's brief but essential set of works.

28: 'S' is for Summer, Spanish Politics & Studying

July 30th, 2018

38:25

Well, well, well... here we are at the season 5 finale as we take a two-week break for the summer holidays.

In this latest episode, we chat about …

27: Lighting up language learning, or how there is more to the eye than the tongue can say

July 20th, 2018

38:59

This week we talk about a very special book for children we have created, how languages are unique but concepts are universal, and we touch on some …

26: 'The Last Girl' Book Review

July 13th, 2018

42:03

We talk primarily in this podcast about the story of Nadia Murad. A victim of ISIS, forced into sexual slavery, she is now a human rights activist. We hear about her compelling story.

As always, there is miscellany …

25: 'B' is for books about Leon, Belfast and growing up dirt poor

July 5th, 2018

28:00

We start off by looking at Leon in the Spanish Civil War and one man's poignant memoir. Then we consider the socialism of Vallecas, and the dancing feet of George Best. 

Find us on elarpamedia.com, our social media …

24: Identity. Who are ya? Who am I? Will ya love me in the mornin'?

June 28th, 2018

39:44

In this episode, we talk about summer, language, the history of music, identity, Trump, Bergman and Mo Salah.

Music by Boxxmann.

Check out our …

23: Story/Time - Summer Son

June 23rd, 2018

7:12

A short story in the latest edition of the long-running series. Taking its cue from the style of Laurie Lee, and other wide-ranging influences, this story is about change.

By the way, check out the website …

22: Dance to the tune of ancient music (and add a few ball touches to that)

June 21st, 2018

30:04

This week we visit an exhibition on ancient musical instruments at Caixaforum, Madrid, but we cannot help dabbing into World Cup issues every so often...

21: 'C' is for change, culture, Cups... and copying the last episode's title

June 7th, 2018

44:46

In this episode, we talk about the changing government in Madrid, a book fair, a documentary, and the 2026 World Cup bid.

Music by Scott Holmes …

20: R is for repeal, for Ramadan, for respect

May 31st, 2018

32:51

This week we discuss tolerance and respect, with issues that range from the recent Repeal the 8th vote in Ireland to the reflection of Ramadan on …

18: Putting the accent on words: ideas, identities and imagery

May 20th, 2018

38:51

The podcast episode in which we leave no creative genre unturned.

Check out our latest video here -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLcBG4G5FQ&t=3s

19: Egyptian Kings, Cairo Derbies & Bragging Rights

May 17th, 2018

15:31

Even if you don't like football, there is definitely something here for you.

Watch our latest video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLcBG4G5FQ&t=3s

Picture from Getty Images.

17: Yanito! A Poet's History of Gibraltar

May 8th, 2018

18:08

Friend and poet Yanito - Jonathan Teuma - tells us about his family's connection to Gibraltar. He talks about the Civil War, Franco, left-wing ideas, and poetry.

If you are in Madrid, go to one of his Poetry Slam …

16: Book worms and flying words: writers, songwriters and songs.

April 26th, 2018

37:45

This week we celebrate International Book Day by talking about literary events, inspiring songwriters and how music and books go sheet in sheet.

(with music from Adriana Krikl and Krackatoa at www.freemusicarchive.org

15: The Wrong Side of History & Rivers of Blood - Syria, Brexit and so much more

April 18th, 2018

46:26

A longer episode than usual for this edition. 

We have a nice, gentle intro where we discuss the subtle aspects of language, a short outro where we plug our stuff, and a long middle part where we delve into Enoch …

14: Ya Feel Me Cuz?

April 13th, 2018

33:42

Slang is the topic of today's discussion. Is it good or bad? A part of our culture? Or something that will hold you back in your life?

We look at …

13: Story/Time - Conversation Is A Gateway Drug

April 8th, 2018

5:28

Did you think I had abandoned the stories? Well, here is a snippet of a new tale. Enjoy!

12: The suspension of belief and frog underpants

April 5th, 2018

39:08

Join us this week to uncover a photography and a painting exhibition, a documentary with a subject that may or may not tickle your fancy and some interesting facts about frogs' reproductive habits. Don't thank us!

11: Picking a date for Easter: sweets, birds and words

March 29th, 2018

36:20

Join us this week for our Easter edition, featuring Hiberno-Spanish culture, language and nature to please all senses.

10: Story/Time - Gun Totin' Poetry Edition

March 22nd, 2018

14:19

A selection of original poems… and one unoriginal one at the end.

9: Frankenstein On Vocals But Who's On The Harp?

March 15th, 2018

21:20

Egypt, audioguides, inspirational women, harps and a green monster.

Song 'Jazzy French' by bensound.com

Pic Credit: The Young & The Poor

8: Charlie Chaplin's Cinematic Chat (feat. El Arpa)

March 11th, 2018

17:43

Tony is a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in Madrid. This is his fascinating story.

7: All kinds of trips: Egypt, toffs, identity and thermometers

March 2nd, 2018

45:42

This week we talk about a book describing John Gayer-Anderson's life, a colourful character involved in Egyptology, warfare and general mischief.

6: Loving Vincent: a portrait of the artist as a living man

February 25th, 2018

28:59

El Arpa is not just media but completa, as its two members are reunited to review and relive good cinema, good art, and good times.

4: A Sound Bunch Of Lads

February 11th, 2018

56:53

A podcast that is longer than normal cos ye're a sound a bunch of lads and ye deserve it.

Taking in surrealism, old books, paint, the universe... …

Story/Time - Gun Totin' B****es Of The Canine Kind

February 3rd, 2018

22:54

Blogs, dogs and everything in between.

There is also gossip (xoxo) about St. Patrick, the Spanish Civil War and buskers.

Story/Time - Vagabond Greens

January 27th, 2018

18:33

Metros, magic, messiahs, musings, mugs, moons.

Dive right in.

3: Seven Masses A Week

January 22nd, 2018

28:41

A look at a local poet and a there's even some art. Lovely.

Because I'm an idiot, I mistakenly referred to Beckett's book as 'Kicking Against The Pricks'. It is, in fact, called 'More Kicks Than Pricks'.

2: Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear?/I'm Turning Hipster (I Really Think So)

January 20th, 2018

25:25

A look at Laurie Lee's work, January, a poetry recital and historical pictures. 

Oh, and find us on Patreon!

1: Illuminating the 'Dark Ages': medieval Irish poems

January 10th, 2018

30:08

We couldn't start 2018 better than by mixing all the things we love: history, poetry, Ireland, and rhythm! Join us on this trip to the world of …

17: Play it! The role of music in video games

December 13th, 2017

42:12

In this episode we talk about the role music plays in video games, making them even more educational, emotional and exciting! With music from Valiant …

Story / Time - Magnificent Mayhem

December 2nd, 2017

4:39

The Magnificent, meandering, mayhem of Meri at the Book Fair.

16: Snapping up the moment: the Magnum contact sheets exhibition at Fundacion Canal, Madrid

December 1st, 2017

38:12

In this episode we review the most significant (or not) 20th century events and personalities through the eyes of the Magnum Agency photographers.

Story/Time - Rhythm

November 22nd, 2017

5:31

The third episode in the Story/Time series, this time focusing on the wonders of rhythm.

Story/Time - 'Lavapies'

November 17th, 2017

6:50

The second episode in the new series. This story focuses on an old neighbourhood of Madrid.

Story/Time - Podcast

November 15th, 2017

11:34

The first in a new series.

We tell a story over the course of an episode. In this edition, we hear the tale of a guy starting his own podcast.

15: High-flying cinema: documenting World War II through film

November 15th, 2017

28:54

Our film expert gives us a wonderfully detailed account of the Netflix documentary series 'Five came back', featuring filmmakers during World War II.

14: Halloween

November 6th, 2017

37:40

We discuss the tradition of telling stories during Autumn, with a little nod to the festivity that's in it.

13: Word of the Worlds: The Endangered Poetry Project

October 26th, 2017

23:35

This week we discuss a fascinating BBC report about the work of the Endangered Poetry Project, which aims to preserve endangered languages through this artistic form.

12: Transfixed by translation

October 9th, 2017

37:55

This week, to introduce our upcoming video, we talk about the ins and outs of translation in all its variants.

11: On Nicholas Nixon at the Fundacion Mapfre and learning Irish

September 25th, 2017

26:42

This week we visit Nixon's photography exhibition and Fundacion Mapfre Madrid, as well as talking about Gaeilge, the Irish language.

10: Habla, pueblo, habla: an exhibition on the Spanish Transition to democracy

September 8th, 2017

25:15

This week at El Arpa we cast our vote on an exhibition about the first democratic elections in Spain after Franco's dictatorship (1977).

9: Old stuff made new: archaeology and El Arpa's rebranding!

August 25th, 2017

26:46

It is back to school for El Arpa, and we're back with a whole load of old and new stuff: we review the Jose Latova exhibition at the Museo …

8: Icelollying our way through the new and old Madrid

July 23rd, 2017

26:40

El Arpa Summer is here: new ice lollies, old shops, fancy haircuts and ice cold beer!

7: A sensorial tour of Madrid - part 2

July 6th, 2017

17:27

We continue our tour around the city and uncovering some Madrid secrets and their links to broader history and literature themes

6: A sensorial tour of Madrid - part 1

June 4th, 2017

31:50

A very special episode this week as we embark on a sensorial tour of Madrid focused on smell - an anticipatory celebration of Bloomsday!

5: From Jaén to Senegal via Calle Alcalá

May 1st, 2017

21:17

In this miscellaneous episode we talk about an array of interesting things we are up to this month!

4: What Joseph Roth saw

April 12th, 2017

27:49

In this episode, our in-house writer and reviewer gives us an insight into a fascinating era through the eyes of a great observer and reporter, writer Joseph Roth.

3: From pots to poets

March 24th, 2017

21:04

It was International Poetry Day this week and we celebrate it by reading poetry in various languages, discussing exotic flowers and pondering about Neanderthals; random but ever so charming.

2: Conceptual photography and the weight of things

March 4th, 2017

25:32

In this episode we visit Chema Madoz's photography exhibition at Conde Duque, Madrid, as well as answering some big, big questions

1: Virtual worlds and surreal experiences

February 16th, 2017

19:21

Join us as we test virtual reality devices and hear some expert advice on dealing with video editing projects a few swear words included here and there (all justified!)

19: La vida por delante. La infancia en la calle: a photography exhibition at Museo Nacional Antropologia, Madrid

January 13th, 2017

16:01

We start 2017 just as we finished 2016, bringing you all things culture and art in Madrid and beyond! This time we revisit 1940s Spain in an …

18: Bruce Davidson's photography at Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid

December 18th, 2016

30:12

It's almost time for El Arpa Christmas Special but before, we have been to see an inspiring photography exhibition. Check it out!

17: Political controversy isn't dead and buried

December 2nd, 2016

30:16

This week we speak about recent deaths and how political controversy transcends death... Sounds grim, but it's dead interesting, believe us.

16: A review of 'I, Daniel Blake': a Ken Loach film

November 4th, 2016

28:10

This week Enda gives us his thoughtful insight into Ken Loach's latest film... And boy did he like it.

15: Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the drama of African migrants told by Salvados

October 25th, 2016

26:11

This week El Arpa reports on 'Astral', an essential documentary about the drama of African migrants trying to reach Europe by sea, and the commendable humanitarian work undertaken by the NGO ProActiva Open Arms aboard …

14: Beauty and the Beast: a review of the 'Wa Habibi' exhibition at Casa Arabe

September 27th, 2016

25:05

This week we visit Casa Árabe in Madrid for an essential exhibition by Syrian photographer Carole Alfarah which showcases the best and the worst of …

13: 'Letras clandestinas' : an exhibition at Imprenta Municipal, Madrid

September 10th, 2016

25:23

This week we visit the Printing Museum in Madrid to report on an essential exhibition on clandestine printing (1939-1976)

12: A commentary on Brian Friel's 'Translations'

September 2nd, 2016

26:46

It is theatre Thursday at El Arpa and we are just too excited to discuss literature, Irishness, language and history all in the same podcast, what more can be hoped for!

11: El Arpa On The Beach

July 30th, 2016

17:51

Twenty years after the release of the famous novel and sixteen after the film, there's still so much to say about them. Our in-house movie expert (AKA Enda) tells us why book and movie made a lasting impression on him …

10: A movie is worth a thousand paintings: the influence of paintings on cinema

July 22nd, 2016

27:28

In this episode we talk about beautiful cinematography inspired by paintings, featuring movies as varied as Blade Runner, Michael Collins and Pan's …

9: Zohab Khan - The Interview

July 22nd, 2016

22:19

Tune in for a fascinating insight into the charismatic work of Australian Pakistani poet Zohab Khan, who talks to us about identity, discrimination, and speaking up against social injustice.

8: #SinFiltros: a review of a photographic exhibition about refugees

June 10th, 2016

19:43

This week we attend a photographic exhibition at El Matadero in Madrid to report on an issue which, sadly, continues to be news: the refugee crisis. One year after our one of our first podcasts... Has anything changed?

7: Top plans starting with B: from the barrio to Brooklyn

May 31st, 2016

12:19

This week we open our senses at the Blind Museum in Madrid and sing the praises of beautiful Brooklyn, definitely a must-watch.

6: A strangeness in our minds: is Pamuk's latest book his best yet?

April 18th, 2016

16:52

This week we are honoured to let Orhan Pamuk delve into the strangeness of our minds with a review of his latest, wonderful as ever, creation.

5: A review of the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition at Fundacion Mapfre

April 8th, 2016

19:41

With another week comes another unadulterated dose of El Arpa's honest reflections, this time on a photography exhibition showcasing Julia Margaret …

4: Ode to two poets: the world (and the word) according to Heaney and Neruda

April 1st, 2016

20:13

Tune in this week for a real poetry fest as we talk about poem translation, discuss the works of poets Seamus Heaney and Pablo Neruda and reveal some …

3: Lá fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh (happy St Patrick's Day that is!)

March 18th, 2016

19:17

You might think you know about Ireland, you might have even been there, but believe me, you have never stepped foot on this Ireland... And it won't disappoint you.

2: El Arpa makes history: the Cleopatra exhibition at Fundacion Canal

March 4th, 2016

15:14

This week we bring in Cleopatra to give us a sneak peek into the world of archaeology and cultural activities in Madrid (no spoilers)!

1: A review of 'Once upon a time in Russia', a book by Ben Mezrich

February 12th, 2016

17:56

The El Arpa podcast is back with not just a bang but a few as our Russian expert Enda gives us his insightful opinion on a book dealing with the rise …

5: El Arpa Christmas special!

December 23rd, 2015

16:20

Live from Madrid's Conde Duque bringing Christmas to your ears! Merry Christmas/ Feliz Navidad / Nollag shona!

4: Quiet on the set!: the era of the so-called 'silent' movies

December 15th, 2015

17:56

This week we let Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton take us to a very charming era, the time of the first movies.

3: Uncertain nationality: a review of the Josef Koudelka exhibition at Fundacion Mapfre

December 15th, 2015

14:37

This week we visit an exhibition showcasing the work of Czech photographer Josef Koudelka... And it certainly is picture perfect.

2: Learning from the best: cultural and educational initiatives in pre-war Spain

December 4th, 2015

16:44

We are both fully in our element in this latest episode in which we go back in history to find out more about culture and education in Spain during …

1: Pans and puns at the Tapapies Festival, Madrid

October 25th, 2015

15:42

Man cannot live by culture alone, so this week El Arpa leaves the studio to try some food and drink at the Tapapies Festival with mixed results...

10: A review of the World Photo Press exhibition at COAM, Madrid

October 16th, 2015

17:42

This week Madrid's favourite reporter gives us another insight into yet another cultural activity in Madrid

9: A book review of 'Gestapo', by Frank McDonough

October 9th, 2015

23:57

This week one half of El Arpa interviews the other about a book on the ins and outs of the famous Gestapo... Is the book worth a read?

8: Of snakes and men: African and Irish myths rediscovered

September 29th, 2015

10:54

This week we compare some great myths from across the world and discover who (or what) is who in the world of mythology

7: Life is a game of two halves: thoughts on the refugee crisis

September 23rd, 2015

25:07

This week we share our thoughts on various aspects of the refugee crisis and reflect on how football can make a massive difference when it comes to integration... Curious? Tune in!

6: Guns, weddings and the Ché Guevara: A review of the 'Latin Fire' exhibition at Cibeles

September 4th, 2015

13:13

This week we have visited the 'Latin Fire' photography exhibition in the Cibeles Centre, Madrid. But, have we been left with a burning desire for more? Tune in and find out!

5: Review of 'de la mano': an exhibition at the Cibeles Centre, Madrid

July 29th, 2015

12:00

This week we visit the 'De la mano' exhibition at CentroCibeles in Madrid, a joint venture between members of Fundacion Apsuria and renowned artists.

4: Shakespeare, Irish and hip-hop

July 22nd, 2015

14:36

In this week's podcast we look at the usage and origin of some common English idioms, as well as hip-hopping along to some Irish words... You'll be shocked to know where Jay-Z gets his fancy rhymes from!

3: Bohemian rhapsody

July 7th, 2015

7:21

This week we keep on dancing... This time to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the greatest songs ever written! We exchange opinions on its impact and meaning... Who do you agree with?

2: Dancing with the mind: dance and movement therapy

June 23rd, 2015

9:03

The second of El Arpa English Academy podcast on the theme of mental health issues, this time focusing on dance therapy. What's dance therapy and how can it help people overcome mental and health problems? Tune in to …

1: Mental health issues

June 10th, 2015

13:47

The first in a series of El Arpa English Academy podcasts for ESL students, this week on the topic of mental health issues.

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