We bring immersive, border-breaking stories about identity and culture from all corners of Europe straight to your ears. Every week you can listen to a readout from our print magazine, an episode from one of the podcasts in our Podcast Family, an exclusive behind the scenes interview or an original narrative story. Using cutting-edge audio storytelling techniques, we tell the stories of Europeans from Moldova to Ireland.
Readout: Down The Rabbit Hole
6:40A readout of a story by Sofia Cherici, from Are We Europe's disinformation magazine "Online Lies, Offline Lives".Read out by Juli Simond. Edited by Stefano Montali. Order Are We Europe's latest magazine "Online Lies, Offline Lives", all about disinformation and its real-life consequences, here.Find out more about Are We Europe and sign up for our newsletter.To support our mission of reporting on border-breaking stories across the continent, consider becoming a Member.
Are We Europe presents: Europarama with Yanis Varoufakis
28:45The "other now" described by Varoufakis could exist somewhere in a fissure of the time-space continuum. In this dimension, capitalism (as we know it) is dead, but a liberal and democratic society is thriving.Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, politician and a former Minister of Finance of Greece, member of the Greek Parliament, co-founder of the European Transnational Party "DiEM25", and science fiction writer.This episode is hosted by Giuseppe Porcaro, and co-hosted with Alberto Cottica, from the Science Fiction Economics Lab and sees the participation of Teresa O’Connell, acting chief editor at Are We Europe, and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, director of the European Neighborhood Council. Edited by Stefano Montali. Find out more about Are We Europe and sign up for our newsletter.To support our mission of reporting on border-breaking stories across the continent, consider becoming a Member.
Are We Europe presents: Bridging the Atlantic
46:56What are Transatlantic Relations today? This episode reaches back into the past to one of the most important artifacts of transatlantic history. Then, Rachel Rizzo, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Europe Center, explains the foundations of the Euro-Atlantic alliance today. And finally, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, former NPR foreign correspondent and host of the Common Ground podcast, reflects on her experience as a journalist linking Germany and the United States and talks about the importance of finding common ground over disagreement. Edited by Stefano Montali. Find out more about Are We Europe and sign up for our newsletter. To support our mission of reporting on border-breaking stories across the continent, consider becoming a Member.
Are We Europe presents: Europarama
37:22Welcome to Witness, an open-source fictional world exploring the future of economy. For this season, Europarama joins forces with Edgeryders and their Science Fiction Economics Lab to build the world of Witness. It is a fictional city floating in a post-climate change Planet Earth, where people are organised by districts each experimenting a different social contract and a different economic model, but all of them connected by being constrained in that floating space. Europarama is brought to you by Are We Europe, a border-breaking media trying to bridge the gaps in European culture and identity. You can become an Are We Europe member and connect with storytellers across the continent starting at €4 a month. Just go to areweeurope.com/member.Hosted by Giuseppe Porcaro and Alberto CotticaEdited by Stefano Montali
Interview: Andrei Popoviciu on Queer Roma activism in Romania
26:48Anneleen Ophoff, the editor in chief of our queer issue, interviews Andrei Popoviciu about his piece on queer activism in Romania. Andrei goes behind the scenes of writing the flagship piece, detailing the challenges and the different approaches he had to take whilst covering this story. Produced and edited by Andrei Popoviciu and Priyanka Shankar Music credits: Palms Down and Tolls Folly from Blue dot Sessions, Sublime from Artlist.io and sound effects from Artlist.io.
Readout: Queer and Roma(nian)
23:38Today you're listening to a story about how queer Roma experiences are shaping LGBTQ+ activism in Romania, one of Europe's most religious societies. This story is a part of our magazine—The Queer Issue. Written and read by Andrei Popoviciu
The Boys in Berlin
12:34Thirty minutes south of Berlin is the small, riverside town of Grünau. It's the site where a team of 8 rowers shocked the world when they won one of the most improbable gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. Written and produced by Stefano Montali
Readout: Queer Stories in Pastel Paperbacks
13:15This week you're listening to a story from our latest prin magazine, The Queer Issue. How imagination, rebellion, and courage give queerness a voice in Young Adult literature. Written and read by Thomas Ryalls
Are We Europe presents: The Europeans
36:03Slovenia, aka Katy's favourite country, is increasingly drawing comparisons with Hungary and Poland when it comes to the state of its democracy. Can this worrying direction of travel be reversed? This week on The Europeans they ring up their favourite Sloveniologist Aljaž Pengov Bitenc to find out. They're also talking about Bulgaria's political rock star, and a shocking attack on a Dutch crime journalist.
Do you need to be Heterosexual to be European? Part 1
32:58How do you build your European identity when you are gay? What role does the European Union play in protecting the rights and freedoms of LGBTQ + rights in Europe? Jarek Oleszczynski from Poland and Tamas Dombos from Hungary share their experiences of being gay in these countries and the role of the European Union in defending LGBTQ + rights. This episode is a part of the podcast Europe & Sentiment. Each episode tells an intimate tale which challenge the stereotypes of European identity. Guests: Jarek Oleszczynski, a Polish, gay author of Ideologia LGBT, produced by Are We Europe . Tamas Dombos, a gay Hungarian activist and spokesperson of the Hatter Society, one of the oldest LGBTQ+ organisations in Hungary. Credits : This podcast was written, produced and edited by Laetitia Chabannes for Are We Europe. Music : Arnaud Paszkiewicz. Graphic design : Aristote Truffaut (Oiseaux rares).