Green Wave Podcast

The Green Wave podcast, showcasing in audio a selection of articles from the Green European Journal.

Covering progressive politics and green ideas from a range of perspectives from across Europe and beyond. Available for you to listen wherever and whenever you want.

Green Wave is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural, and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

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‘Ugly Bruxy’ or Bruxelles ‘Re-Belle’?
Society, Media and Culture

A searing diatribe by a journalist bemoaning the flaws of the ‘Capital of Europe’ sparked much debate on the state of Brussels today, around both its aesthetic attributes as well as the processes going on beneath its surface. Closer inspection reveals how the tangles and disjointedness of the city’s politics are mirrored in its public face, yet some ‘Bruxellois’ argue that the city does not deserve its bad press.

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Guardians of the Property: Pop-Up Housing for Pop-Up People
Society, Media and Culture

Across London and other European cities, a new way of living is taking root: property guardianship. Whilst ostensibly a win-win situation for everyone, this industry is a symptom of the desperate state of urban housing and ultimately reinforces the factors that caused it, as well as normalising lower conditions and precarity.

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Media Capture Central European Style
Society, Media and Culture

With foreign owners leaving the media market, Central and Eastern European oligarchs are buying whatever they can get their hands on. The region is a prime example of how vested interests can create a quasi-monopoly on media and information, cementing control and influence over opinions. Krisztian Simon zooms in on newer EU Member States to see what threats loom for the public spheres of young democracies.

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The ‘Guggenheim Effect’: Pride and Prejudices
Society, Media and Culture

In 1997, a declining industrial city in northern Spain, submerged in a deep economic, environmental, and social crisis, opened an innovative branch of the Guggenheim museum. Today, Bilbao boasts an urban landscape that is both considerate of its citizens and attractive to visitors. As a result, the ‘Guggenheim effect’ became a worldwide phenomenon, showing that a large-scale architectural project could transform a city. Or could it?

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Dirty Rare Metals: Digging Deeper into the Energy Transition

Guillaume Pitron reveals the dark side of the energy transition and digitisation. Rare metals are the next 'black gold': their central role in green and digital technology has important consequences not only for the environmental transition but also for geopolitics and industrial policy in Europe and across the world.

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