Spain’s Memory Wars: an Interview with Tom Wardle

Spain’s Memory Wars: an Interview with Tom Wardle

Massacre in Melilla The Sobremesa Podcast

In this week's episode we talk about the brutal killing of 37 migrant people at the hands of Moroccan security services along the border of the Spanish enclave of Melilla, as well as discussing the fallout from the results of the Andalusian elections.
  1. Massacre in Melilla
  2. Andalusian Elections and Spain's Right-Turn
  3. The Spanish Government's Historic Feminist Agenda
  4. The Other Special Relationship: Aznar & Blair and the Iraq War with Nathen Jones
  5. Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War

This week’s episode falls on the anniversary of Federico Garcia Lorca’s murder by the fascist forces during the Spanish Civil war.

I took this opportunity to change the podcasts format this week to interview Tom Wardle, a researcher and historian who is currently completing his PhD on historical memory activism here in Spain.

Take a listen to my interview with him as we cover the past, present and future of the movement and why 750,000 euros is not enough of a grant from the government.

I will be taking a break for a week, but I will be back at the end of August with more gossip from the Spanish political world, and discussions on the Spanish identity in the 21st century.

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