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The Europeans

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Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like y… read more


Make Europe Romantic Again

Could Europe do with a 19th-century reboot? This week we're talking to Simon Strauss, millennial star of the German literary world, about why he thinks Romanticism is the future. We also hear about a lovely project he's launched to collect the stories of ageing Europeans. Plus: Ursula's big day, eco-burials, and what Tchaikovsky got in the post.

Simon's smash-hit novel, Seven Nights, is now available in English:

Read his 2018 keynote from the Forum on European Culture:

And check out the European Archive of Voices:

This week's Isolation Inspiration:
Why Did You Betray Me?
La Haine 

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