Regional Identity and the EU: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin (Part 2)

Episode 40: The Future of Unidas Podemos The Sobremesa Podcast

Sorry this episode is a bit late but I have covid!Recorded two weeks ago, Nerea Fernández Cordero, Co-coordinadora at IU Exterior (Izquierda Unida), and political journalist  Eoghan Gilmartin join me to discuss the coalition party called Unidas Podemos. We talk about how it came to be and where it goes from here that their founding leader has left politics, and now that they are part of the first left wing coalition since the second republic. 
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  4. Episode 37: #4M Madrid Elections 2021 with Caroline Gray and Eoghan Gilmartin
  5. Episode 36: European Super League with Tommy Hay

In this episode I interview Professor Sandie Holguin about the regional identities in Spain and how they interact with the national identity. We also discuss the EU and how it forms a part of the political scene in Spanish politics today.

You can get a copy of her book Flamenco Nation here or on Amazon.

Prior to the interview, I give an update on Spanish current affairs from the past week. This includes a breakdown around the bank merger between Bankia and La Caixa. I also explain why some Spanish institutions are still awaiting key appointments from the government, and how Madrid is managing the return to schools amid the covid-19 pandemic.

This week the podcast hit 100 listeners and 100 followers on Twitter. Many thanks to the listeners and guests who have come on the program.

Initially, this podcast was a summer project whilst I was unemployed. However, next week I go back to work and will also be doing a qualification in my profession whilst also trying to write several books. Despite this, I plan to carry on with the podcast.

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I would like to reach 200 listeners by Christmas.

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