Spain’s Memory Wars: an Interview with Tom Wardle

Left Populism in Spain and the USA with Jorge Tamames The Sobremesa Podcast

In this episode of the Sobremesa podcast, I chat with journalist and political researcher Jorge Tamames about the history and current state of populism in the USA and Spain. Jorge's book 'For The People: Left Populism in Spain and the US' concentrates on left wing populism. Here he explains the conditions that led to the rise in Podemos and Bernie Sanders, and their differences. Later we discuss Podemos inside the government, republicanism, right wing populism and what covid-19 might mean for populism in the future.
  1. Left Populism in Spain and the USA with Jorge Tamames
  2. The History of the Housing Crisis and the birth of the PAH movement with Sophie Gonick
  3. Doctor, Doctor give me some news…
  4. An interview with Giles Tremlett: The International Brigades. Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War
  5. The Dina Case with Tommy Greene

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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