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  • Forty years of life - the impact of assisted reproduction in Catalonia (part 1)
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    Forty years of life - the impact of assisted reproduction in Catalonia (part 1)

    Forty years ago, on July 12th, 1984, the first baby was born through assisted reproduction in Barcelona and Spain. At the time, the news made headlines everywhere. Now, around 10% of all babies in Spain are born through assisted reproduction, and it has become available for free in the public healthcare system.
    Cillian Shields joins Lea Beliaeva Bander to chat about assisted reproduction, its evolution, and why it brings people from all over the world to Catalonia. We talk to Anna Veiga, the pioneering Catalan doctor and biologist who led the first IVF birth, and Federica Moffa, the medical director of the fertility clinic Fertilab, about reproductive tourism. And for the first time ever on Filling the Sink, this episode is the first of two dedicated to a single topic, so remember to stay tuned for the next episode, where we talk to four women about their experiences with assisted reproduction in Catalonia. This week's Catalan phrase is "donar a llum", which means "to give birth".

  • Catalan election - unionist gains, pro-independence losses and what's next
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    Catalan election - unionist gains, pro-independence losses and what's next

    The Catalan snap election is over, and the voters gave the Catalan Socialist Party, PSC, a whopping 28% of the vote, which translates into 42 seats. But falling short of an absolute majority of 68 seats, the Socialists must now find new alliances to form a government. This episode of Filling the Sink was recorded bright and early on the first morning of the new political cycle.
    Gerard Escaich Folch joins Lea Beliaeva Bander to break down the election results and answer the question: who will govern Catalonia for the next four years? The election results also show that the pro-independence parties seem to have lost momentum, while the unionist parties are celebrating gains.
    The biggest surprise was the entry of the far-right pro-independence party Aliança Catalana, which won 2 seats in Catalonia.
    We will hear the reactions from all the major presidential candidates and talk about what coalitions we can expect.
    The Catalan phrase of the week is "colze a colze", which means arm in arm.

  • Beyond the mustache - Exploring the surreal world of Salvador Dalí
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    Beyond the mustache - Exploring the surreal world of Salvador Dalí

    May 11th marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Catalan artist Salvador Dalí.
    The surrealist painter was born in the northern Catalan town
    of Figueres, but spent most of his life in the coastal towns of Cadaques and Port Lligat. In this episode of Filling the Sink, we delve into the life and art of Salvador Dalí. From his contributions to surrealism to his meeting with the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, to his relationship with his wife and muse Gala, we will shed light on the many layers of this controversial Catalan.
    Oriol Escudé Macià joins Lea Beliaeva Bander to explore some of the late surrealist's motifs, from melting clocks to eerie mountain landscapes. We talk to art historian Mariona Seguranyes about Gala Dalí and her role in the artist's life. We also take listeners inside the couple's home in Port Lligat and their museum theater in Figueres, where Oriol has a surrealist experience of his own.
    This week's Catalan phrase is "per art de màgia" which means "magically".

  • 10 women who changed Catalonia
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    10 women who changed Catalonia

    To mark International Women's Day 2024, Filling the Sink pays homage to ten women who changed Catalonia.
    Writer Caterina Albert (aka Victor Català), educator Francesca Bonnemaison, anarcho-syndicalist Teresa Claramunt, trans activist Silvia Reyes, flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya, operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé, singer and songwriter Rosalía, chef Carme Ruscalleda, middle-distance runner Carmen Valero, and footballer Alèxia Putellas.
    This week's Catalan phrase is "Visca la lluita feminista" - "Long live the feminist struggle". Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Lea Beliaeva Bander.

  • Spotlight on education - Poor PISA results raise questions for Catalan schools
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    Spotlight on education - Poor PISA results raise questions for Catalan schools

    Filling the Sink turns the spotlight on education after Catalonia finished almost bottom of the class in Spain in the latest PISA international tests, sat by students around the world in reading, maths, and science. The results have raised questions for Catalan schools: what's behind the decline, and what can be done about it? Have changes in education gone too far, or not far enough? Oriol Escudé joins Lorcan Doherty to discuss the issues and hear the views of Mònica Nadal, research director of the Fundació Bofill, Xavier Massó, a secondary school teacher and general secretary of the Professors de Secundària union, and Toni Pedragosa, a secondary school teacher and member of the Clam Educatiu platform. This week's Catalan phrase is 'Fer mans i mànigues'. It means to make a big effort to achieve something.

  • True crime - when life is stranger than fiction
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    True crime - when life is stranger than fiction

    As the real-life case of the murder of a Barcelona police officer is given the Netflix treatment, Filling the Sink looks at true crime stories in Catalonia. Actors Úrsula Corberó and Quim Gutiérrez from eight-part dramatization 'Burning Body' discuss how they blend fiction and reality. Anna Punsí, content director at True Crime Factory explains the appeal and success of 'Crims', Catalonia's favorite true crime podcast and TV series. This week's Catalan phrase is 'la realitat supera la ficció' - 'life is stranger than fiction'. Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Emma Monrós and Lea Beliaeva.

  • Diada 2023 - Pro-indy movement holds balance of power after Spanish election
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    Diada 2023 - Pro-indy movement holds balance of power after Spanish election

    Filling the Sink takes the pulse of the political situation ahead of Catalonia's National Day, La Diada, a big focal point for the independence camp. Exiled former president Carles Puigdemont and his party Junts hold the balance of power after July's inconclusive general election in Spain - could an amnesty or referendum be on the cards? Expert analysis from Marc Guinjoan, associate professor at the Open University of Catalonia. This week's Catalan phrase is 'ser un corcó' - to be a pain in the ass! Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Gerard Escaich Folch.

  • Cycling in Catalonia - Riding hotspot Girona and la Vuelta kicks off from Barcelona
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    Cycling in Catalonia - Riding hotspot Girona and la Vuelta kicks off from Barcelona

    As Catalonia hosts the first four stages of la Vuelta 2023, "Filling the sink" visits Girona to discover what makes the area so perfect for cycling. Cillian Shields chats to Pro Cycling Outlet's Dave Walsh, Eat Sleep Cycle's Lee Comerford, cyclist-cum-coffee shop owner Christian Meier, and two members of the Kuwaiti national team, Latifa Al-Yassin and Noura Al-Ameeri. This week's Catalan phrase is "anar a pinyó fix". Literally "to go by fixed-gear [bike]", it can be used to describe someone who is inflexible. Presented by Lorcan Doherty.

  • Buckle up and cool down - Catalonia's amusement parks and water Parks
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    Buckle up and cool down - Catalonia's amusement parks and water Parks

    Buckle up! Filling the Sink goes on a roller coaster ride through Catalonia's theme parks and water parks. We venture into 'Uncharted' territory at PortAventura, checking out the park's new dark ride, based on the hit video game and movie of the same name. Plus, a guide to various parks, past and present, and a look at how water parks are coping with the ongoing drought. This week's Catalan phrase is 'fer dentetes.' Literally 'making small teeth,' it means to make someone envious. Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Kate Naessens and Gerard Esciach Folch.

  • What makes us human? Catalonia's role in biggest ever primate genome study
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    What makes us human? Catalonia's role in biggest ever primate genome study

    The most comprehensive investigation into primate genomes, recently published, shed new light on features of primate evolution, human disease and biodiversity conservation. Filling the Sink chats to some of the researchers in Catalonia that played their part in this groundbreaking international study: Tomàs Marquès-Bonet from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at Pompeu Fabra University, and Ivo Gut, director of CNAG, the National Center for Genomic Analysis. This week's Catalan phrase is "fer el mico". Literally, "to do the monkey" it means to act silly, horse around, monkey around. Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Cristina Tomàs White and Kate Naessens.

  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA, adored in BCN
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    Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA, adored in BCN

    Bruce Springsteen has legions of fans all around the world but 'The Boss' has an undoubted special connection with Barcelona and its people. Filling the Sink captures the atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium before, during and after the gig as Springsteen and the E Street Band kick off their European tour. Music journalist Jordi Bianciotto and concert promoter Gay Mercader recall the American rocker's first concert in Barcelona in 1981 and discuss the bond between Bruce and his fans in Catalonia. This week's Catalan phrase is "portar la veu cantant." Literally, "to bring your singing voice," it means to control, to dominate, or, like Bruce, to be the boss. Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Gerard Escaich Folch.

  • Libraries of Catalonia - architectural wonders and hidden gems
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    Libraries of Catalonia - architectural wonders and hidden gems

    To mark the Sant Jordi weekend, Filling the Sink explores some of Catalonia's beautiful libraries and the hidden gems in the collections within. Guifré Jordan visits Catalonia's very own 'Library of Alexandria', the Biblioteca de Catalunya and discovers its secrets with library director Eugènia Serra. Gerard Escaich Folch chats to Josep Brunet at the oldest public library in Barcelona, Biblioteca Pública Arús, and learns about the freemason and anarchist who founded it. This week's Catalan phrase is 'ser com un llibre obert' - 'to be like an open book'. Presented by Lorcan Doherty.

  • Picasso - How should the artist be remembered 50 years on from his death?
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    Picasso - How should the artist be remembered 50 years on from his death?

    Filling the Sink examines the legacy of Pablo Picasso on the 50th anniversary of his death. Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields join Lorcan Doherty to chat about the artist's formative years in Catalonia. Maria Choya shows us around Barcelona's Picasso Museum. Artist María Llopis discusses Picasso's toxic relationships with women. This week's Catalan phrase is "quatre gats." Literally "four cats,"it means "only a few people".

  • Gender-based violence - a survivor's story in a changing society
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    Gender-based violence - a survivor's story in a changing society

    Filling the Sink travels to a SIE center that helps women affected by gender-based violence to hear the story of one survivor and the thoughts of center director Susana Conesa. Tània Verge, Catalan equality and feminism minister, explains what action the government is taking to tackle violence against women. Cristina Tomàs White and Guifré Jordan join Lorcan Doherty to discuss high-profile sexual assault cases involving footballer Dani Alves and journalist Saül Gordillo and the recent controversy over Spain's 'only yes means yes' consent law. This week's Catalan phrase is "estar-ne fins als ovaris," which means I've had it up to my ovaries or I've had it up to here. It's a modern twist on "estar-ne fins als collons," with collons being a slang term for testicles.

  • Stories of Ukrainian refugees and Russian dissidents in Catalonia - one year on
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    Stories of Ukrainian refugees and Russian dissidents in Catalonia - one year on

    One year on from Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Filling the Sink hears stories from Ukrainian refugees and Russian dissidents who have fled to Catalonia. Fashion designer Ksenia Karpenko talks about the fear of losing people back home and how she has tried to adapt and keep her brand going. Anna Vykhovanets, Tatiana Hulevets and Olena Kol explain why they chose to start working in the Costa Brava hotel where the Red Cross had sent them to stay. Russian dissidents Anna Shevchenko, Nikita Kazantcev, and Andrei Paniushkin describe run-ins with the authorities there that pushed them into exile. This week's Catalan phrase is 'no tenir solta ni volta'. It is a hard one to translate literally, it is used to describe something that does not make any sense. Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Cillian Shields.

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