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

Diada, The National Day of Catalonia: an Interview with Alícia Hernàndez Grande Sobremesa Podcast

In a special edition of Sobremesa, I interview researcher and Phd candidate Alícia Hernàndez Grande. Here she explains the history behind the independence movement and Diada, the national day of Catalonia. She also shares her observations from the 2017 referendum and where the Catalan identity comes from.
  1. Diada, The National Day of Catalonia: an Interview with Alícia Hernàndez Grande
  2. 7/9/2020 Regional Identity and the EU: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin (part 2)
  3. The National Spanish Identity: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin
  4. Spain’s Memory Wars: an interview with Tom Wardle
  5. Where is Juan Carlos? 10/8/20

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.

If you know anyone (from different regions of Spain) that has a keen interest in regional politics and identity then please contact me on Facebook or Twitter. There is also a form below if you do not have these platforms…

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I would like to reach 200 listeners by Christmas.

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