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  • Pros and cons of living in Catalonia - international community has its say
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    Pros and cons of living in Catalonia - international community has its say

    The Mediterranean climate, good food, beaches, not to mention excellent health care and public transport: what's not to like about living in Catalonia? Well, how about high rents, low salaries, and hellish bureaucracy? Those are some of the issues highlighted by Filling the Sink listeners, Catalan News readers and attendees at Barcelona International Community Day, who tell us the good, the bad and the funny side of moving to Catalonia from abroad. Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields join Lorcan Doherty. This week's Catalan phrase is 'donar carbassa', literally 'to give pumpkin' it means to get rejected or turned down.

  • Parlem català? - Learning Catalan, at home and abroad
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    Parlem català? - Learning Catalan, at home and abroad

    Filling the Sink listeners and Catalan News readers from around the world share their stories of how they joined the more than 9 million people that speak Catalan. Dr Afra Pujol i Campeny on the challenges of teaching her native language and what motivates students at the University of Cambridge to study it. Listeners tell us some of their favorite Catalan words, such as somiatruites, or daydreamer, which literally translates as omelette-dreamer! Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields.

  • After pardons for independence leaders, what comes next?
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    After pardons for independence leaders, what comes next?

    On June 23, 2021, after 3 and a half years behind bars, nine Catalan politicians and activists in jail for their roles during the 2017 independence push, were released after receiving pardons from the Spanish president. As well as looking back on that historic day and the lead up to it, on episode 35 of Filling the Sink we'll also be discussing what lies ahead, with a return to negotiations between the Spanish and Catalan governments on the horizon. Alan Ruiz Terol joins Lorcan Doherty to discuss why, within the independence camp, the pardons have been given a lukewarm reception, seen as a half measure falling well short of the general amnesty that they have been calling for. Marc Sanjaume-Calvet, professor of political science at the UOC, explains why the Spanish executive took this decision to pardon the independence leaders, and the impact the move could have on Spanish politics as a whole.

  • Half of Barcelona's bars could disappear following the crisis
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    Half of Barcelona's bars could disappear following the crisis

    Director of Catalan capital's restaurants association blasts "erratic and irresponsible" handling of pandemic

  • A wind farm off the Costa Brava? Locals aren't too sure
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    A wind farm off the Costa Brava? Locals aren't too sure

    Companies claim Parc Tramuntana could generate 90% of Girona's energy as Catalonia struggles to meet renewables target

  • In 'Learning to talk to plants', grief and loss are anything but grandiloquent
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    In 'Learning to talk to plants', grief and loss are anything but grandiloquent

    Marta Orriols on her widely acclaimed novel, representing Catalan literature abroad, and book recommendations for Sant Jordi

  • Sant Jordi's Day - books, love and roses
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    Sant Jordi's Day - books, love and roses

    April 23 is one of Catalonia's most important dates of the year, when the country celebrates its patron Sant Jordi (Saint George) in unique style. Love is in the air as people browse street stalls to buy books and roses as gifts for their loved ones. In this episode of Filling the Sink, writer, publisher and director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Iolanda Batallé Prats, joins Guifré Jordan and Lorcan Doherty to discuss what makes Sant Jordi such a special day and explains how Catalan literature is going from strength to strength as more and more works are published in English translation. The acclaimed Catalan writer Marta Orriols reads from her novel Learning to Talk to Plants (Aprendre a parlar amb les plantes), winner of the 2018 Omnium Prize for Best Novel, the NoLlegiu Prize, and the Illa dels Llibres Prize for Best Novel of 2018. Excerpt in English read by Scarlett Reiners.

  • The truth about Catalonia's witches and witch-hunts
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    The truth about Catalonia's witches and witch-hunts

    Sònia Casas from the Barcelona-based history magazine Sàpiens joins Alan Ruiz Terol and Lorcan Doherty to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the story of witch-hunts in Catalonia. As a recent Sàpiens issue dedicated to the subject puts it: "They weren't witches, they were women". Pau Castell, a historian at the University of Barcelona who has dedicated his career to studying witches talks about his research. "Filling the Sink" recreates the seventeenth-century trial of Elisabet Cerdana, which took place in the village of Castellterçol in central Catalonia.

  • Losing faith: Catholicism in Catalonia and the secularization of traditions
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    Losing faith: Catholicism in Catalonia and the secularization of traditions

    Catalan society now a lot more diverse thanks to waves of immigration over the past decades

  • The rise and fall of King Juan Carlos and the crown's popularity in Catalonia
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    The rise and fall of King Juan Carlos and the crown's popularity in Catalonia

    Appointed by fascist dictator Franco, popularity of early years shifted due to elephant-hunting trip and corruption scandals

  • The crown in crisis: Corruption scandals rock Spanish monarchy
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    The crown in crisis: Corruption scandals rock Spanish monarchy

    Spain's royal family has been rocked in recent years by wave after wave of scandal and controversy. The former king, Juan Carlos I, fled to the United Arab Emirates last August amidst ongoing corruption investigations. In this episode of "Filling the sink", Swiss journalist Sylvain Besson describes how he broke the story of how Juan Carlos received 100 million dollars from Saudi Arabia and hid them in Switzerland. Cristina Tomàs White speaks to Albert Calatrava, one of the writers of "The King's Armor" ("L'armadura del rei"), a book that examines how Spain has protected its scandal-ridden monarchy for the past four decades, turning a blind eye to its sins. Guifré Jordan and Alan Ruiz Terol join Lorcan Doherty to discuss the rise and fall of the monarchy, the current crises engulfing the crown, and whether there could be a republic in the future.

  • First Catalan nanosatellite in space - small step, giant leap or a load of hot air?
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    First Catalan nanosatellite in space - small step, giant leap or a load of hot air?

    As Catalonia launches its first nanosatellite, science writer and educator Joan Anton Català Amigó joins the "Filling the Sink" team to talk all things space. Catalan Digital Policies minister Jordi Puigneró defends the formation of the Catalan Space Agency and explains that it's clearly not "a Catalan Nasa". Alan Ruiz Terol takes a visit to Montsec Observatory and Astronomical Park in western Catalonia, where the nanosatellite -named Enxaneta- will be controlled from after taking off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. And with Nasa's Mars Perseverance rover toiling away on the red planet, Dr Carolina Arnau Jimenez tells Cristina Tomàs White how the European Space Agency's research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona could pave the way for humans to follow suit in the future.

  • "Filling the sink", nou podcast de notícies en anglès a Catalunya Ràdio
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    "Filling the sink", nou podcast de notícies en anglès a Catalunya Ràdio

    A partir de dissabte, Catalunya Ràdio emetrà un nou podcast de notícies en anglès, "Filling the sink" amb periodicitat setmanal. Catalunya Ràdio i l'Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN) han arribat a un acord per oferir la informació d'actualitat en anglès que serveix aquesta agència

  • Catalunya Ràdio incorpora el podcast de Catalan News "Filling the Sink" al seu catàleg
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    Catalunya Ràdio incorpora el podcast de Catalan News "Filling the Sink" al seu catàleg

    "Filling the Sink" és el primer podcast en anglès disponible a l'emissora

  • Catalonia's booming videogame industry
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    Catalonia's booming videogame industry

    Barcelona is a global hub for game developers. With Catalonia accounting for more than half of the industry's earnings in Spain, "Filling the Sink" hears from several figures in the gaming community about its successes and its challenges.

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