What in God’s name is happening in Spain? Simon Hunter, editor of the English Edition of Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS, tries to explain it all to his beloved English-speaking audience.
We are on a break
Friday 03 April 2020
: Things are a little complicated for everyone right now, so we will have to take a little break with our podcast. But fret not, we'll be back...
S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis
Friday 27 March 2020
: We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British...
S04E09: Coronavirus lockdown in Spain
Thursday 19 March 2020
: This week we talk about the state of alarm aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, and interview some of our podcast heroes about how they...
¿Qué? S04E08: The coronavirus in Spain and an alleged assault in the Big Brother house
Wednesday 11 March 2020
: This week we talk about how Covid-19 is affecting Spaniards, and discuss a court investigation into the alleged abuse of a ‘Gran...
S04E07: EL PAÍS SEMANAL’s feature article on ‘Why I vote for Vox’
Wednesday 26 February 2020
: This week we talk to Guillermo Abril, the journalist who wrote a recent feature based on interviews with supporters of the far-right party,...
S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists
Wednesday 19 February 2020
: This week we examine how a Spanish actor and activist ended up in court for a Facebook post, and consider the limits of free speech in Spain
S04E05: Poverty in Spain and the 33-year pension scam
Thursday 13 February 2020
: This week, we discuss a UN expert’s findings on the serious levels of inequality in the country, and discover how a social worker managed...
S04E4: The coronavirus quarantine in Madrid and drama at Barajas airport
Thursday 06 February 2020
: This week we speak to EL PAÍS correspondent Jaime Santirso, who was evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan last week, and recount the...
S04E3: Brexit and rock-bottom rents in Madrid
Wednesday 29 January 2020
: This week, we discuss how Brexit will affect Britons living in Spain, and why some tenants are able to pay as little as €7 a month for an...
S04E2: A new Catalan trial and Vox’s idea for a parental veto
Wednesday 22 January 2020
: This week we discuss the latest trial covering the 2017 events in Catalonia, and examine far-right Vox’s plan for a so-called “parental...
S04E1: New government in Spain, and failed heist at French palace
Thursday 16 January 2020
: This week we talk about Pedro Sánchez being voted back in as prime minister, and the unlikely story of an infamous spanish ram-raider who...
S03E12: The effects of the UK general election, and Spain’s dwindling bars
Thursday 19 December 2019
: This week we talk to Britons in Spain whose lives will be affected by the reelection of the Tories at the recent polls, and examine the...
S03E11: ‘El Pequeño Nicolás’ and a grisly cocaine crime
Friday 13 December 2019
: This week we discuss Spain’s most notorious alleged fraudster, and examine the death of Marta Calvo, whose body was dismembered and...
S03E10: Scuffles in Congress and Spain’s ‘narco-submarine’
Friday 06 December 2019
: This week we discuss the antics that happened inside Spanish Congress when newly elected lawmakers were sworn into their roles, and talk...
SO3E9: Vox controversies and Mar Menor disaster
Friday 29 November 2019
: This week we discuss the far-right party's denial of gender violence, and why thousands of fish washed up dead in Europe's largest saltwater...
S03E8: Spain's general election and the PSOE-Podemos deal
Thursday 14 November 2019
: This week we discuss -what else?- the results of Sunday's repeat poll and the surprise agreement between Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias...
S03E7: Pre-election debate and the #MeToo movement in Spain
Thursday 07 November 2019
: This week we discuss the
jousting of Spain’s five prime-ministerial candidates on Monday
night, and examine the Spanish
S03E6: Spain’s ‘stolen babies’ network and R&D challenges
Thursday 31 October 2019
: This week we discuss the death of Doctor Vela, the first person to go to trial in relation with irregular adoptions during the Franco era,...
S03E5: Catalan street protests and the exhumation of Franco
Friday 25 October 2019
: This week we discuss last week’s disturbances in Catalonia after the Supreme Court ruling, and the long-awaited exhumation of Spanish...
S03E4: Supreme Court ruling on jailed Catalan secession leaders
Thursday 17 October 2019
: This week we discuss the verdict from one of the most politically relevant trials that Spain has seen in recent years, and the protests it...
S03E3: The Spanish company that spied on Julian Assange
Friday 11 October 2019
: This week we discuss the exclusive reporting from EL PAÍS about the security firm that was monitoring the WikiLeaks founder, and also...
S03E2: The Catalan independence drive and exhuming Franco
Thursday 03 October 2019
: This week we discuss events surrounding the second anniversary of the referendum in Catalonia, and the latest in the ongoing tug of war over...
S03E1: New elections and Brexit
Thursday 26 September 2019
: This week we discuss why Spain is heading back to the polls for the fourth time in four years, and look at the Spanish government’s demand...
2x12: Farewell interview with ambassador Simon Manley
Friday 02 August 2019
: The outgoing British ambassador to Spain covers Brexit, digital diplomacy and just how Spanish he is after six years in the role
2x11: Spain’s political stalemate deepens
Friday 12 July 2019
: In the season finale we discuss the ongoing efforts by the Socialists and Podemos to hammer out a governing deal, and also look at the...