The Europeans
The Europeans
Jun 24, 2021
The women who built Europe
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Streets, cities, train stations: across the continent, they're likely to be named after men. What if the women who shaped Europe were given the recognition they deserve? This week, Katy speaks to the Irish journalist Mary Fitzgerald and Italian writer Francesca Cavallo, co-author of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, about a wonderful project which reimagines the Brussels metro map in celebration of brilliant European women. We're also talking about the row over LGBTQ rights at the Euro football tournament, and how unsexy-but-important housing policy brought down Sweden's prime minister.

You can explore the Capital of Europe, Women of Europe map here.

This week's Isolation Inspiration: We Are Who We Are (HBO); Lupin (Netflix); Ecotopia (Arte); Are We Europe: The Queer Issue.

This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a brand-new collective of independent European media. Find out more at

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Senior producer: Katz Laszlo

Producers: Andrei Popoviciu and Priyanka Shankar

Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina

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