Covid Comeback

Covid Comeback

Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War The Sobremesa Podcast

This week Eoghan talks to Nick Lloyd about his book 'Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War'. The discussion ranges from George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and the strategic dilemmas facing the Republican side during the 1936-9 conflict to the contrasting experiences of the war in Madrid and Barcelona. You can find more information about the Nick's Civil War tours at his website:
  1. Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War
  2. Spain's new Abortion Law, Women's Rights and Menstrual leave with Deb Madden
  3. Catalan Gate
  4. Stalin's Niños: Educating Spanish Civil War Refugee Children in the Soviet Union with Karl Qualls
  5. The Industrialization of Asturias with Luke Bowe

With coronavirus cases on the rise, in this episode I look at some of the figures from various sources from the last two weeks.

Cases are up but so is testing, and each region is doing its own thing with track and trace, some better than others. Taking a look at the whole picture is worth it to get an idea of where the country stands, but treating it as one big problem is probably not the answer. What do you think the government will do next?

I also discuss the use of the Spanish flag on the mask here. I also ask, are we at a point in time where there is a reformation of the idea of what Spain stands for. What do you think?

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