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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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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The Road to Repeal: How Ireland Said ‘Yes’

On May 25th 2018, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution – the article that had hitherto made it effectively impossible to legislate for abortion even in the most extreme of circumstances. Beatrice White takes us on the road to the historic result that attests to drastic transformation in Irish society that has taken place over just a few decades.

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After Europe – Thinking About Europe with the Help of Ivan Krastev

Edouard Gaudot explores political scientist Ivan Krastev's book "After Europe" to delve into how the refugee crisis and the rise in populism is fast becoming a crisis in democracy for the European Union.

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