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A podcast about modern-day Spanish society, politics and history
4 days ago
The New Democratic Memory Law: a discussion with Tom Wardle
In 2007, the Spanish government passed the historical memory law to address issues from the country's past. Since then the law has been starved of funding and criticised as not going far enough. The new coalition government has put forward a new law named the Democratic Memory. This law will look at exhumations of mass graves, education, prosecutions and the Valley of the Fallen. It is set to be brought before parliament this week. Tom Wardle joined me to discuss the proposals.
Sep 11, 2020
Diada, The National Day of Catalonia: an Interview with Alícia Hernàndez Grande
In a special edition of Sobremesa, I interview researcher and Phd candidate Alícia Hernàndez Grande. Here she explains the history behind the independence movement and Diada, the national day of Catalonia. She also shares her observations from the 2017 referendum and where the Catalan identity comes from.
Sep 7, 2020
7/9/2020 Regional Identity and the EU: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin (part 2)
In this episode I interview Professor Sandie Holguin about the regional identities in Spain and how they interact with the national identity. We also discuss the EU and how it forms a part of the political scene in Spanish politics today. Before the Interview I share an update on current Spanish affairs
Aug 31, 2020
The National Spanish Identity: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin
In this episode of Sobremesa we get an update on the national situation and an interview with cultural and intellectual historian Professor Sandie Holguin. Here we talk about the construction of the national identity which in recent years has increased in its popularity.
Aug 17, 2020
Spain's Memory Wars: an interview with Tom Wardle
Aug 10, 2020
Where is Juan Carlos? 10/8/20
Aug 3, 2020
Covid, the King and I 3/8/2020
Jul 27, 2020
Jul 21, 2020
The EU Flashes the Cash 21st July 2020
Here we look at how the EU recovery fund came about and what the effect might be on Spain.
Jul 13, 2020
Regional Elections, a King and some Doctors
Jul 6, 2020
Who is Fernando Simón?
Pilot podcast about modern Spanish society. This episode is about the up and coming regional elections and Fernando Simon.