The Europeans
The Europeans
Jul 8, 2021
Bread Week
Play • 36 min

Few people talk about bread in such magical terms as Apollonia Poilâne. This week we speak to the head of one of France's most prestigious bakeries about the secrets of sourdough and taking over the family company aged just 18. We're also talking about Iceland's four-day week experiment, a cyberattack that took out hundreds of Swedish supermarkets, and boosting body positivity in Norway.

This week's Isolation Inspiration: Apollonia's book Poilâne, Eurocrats Who Look Like Europe (EU Scream), and Sweat.

This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a 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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