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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


Recipes for rebellion

Communist Bulgaria was home to a furtive cooking craze on a massive scale: women swapping recipes on scraps of paper, with strangers on trams, even at funerals. The historian and writer Albena Shkodrova sees this fascinating phenomenon as a form of subversion; we called her up to ask why. Also this week: Happy Birthday Schengen, an accidental invasion, and an end to Sweden's longest-running murder mystery.

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Find out more about Albena's forthcoming books, 'Communist Gourmet' and 'Rebellious Cooks':

Who Killed The Prime Minister? - The Guardian

On achève bien les gros - ARTE

Lianne LaHavas - NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

People of Europe - Susan Neiman

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