Pandemic Politics: an Interview with Eoghan Gilmartin

Pandemic Politics: an Interview with Eoghan Gilmartin

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

This week Eoghan Gilmartin joins me. As a political journalist based in Madrid, he has been covering the stories as they have unfolded.

Here we talk about the more immediate stories of the day, such as the management of the virus in Madrid and the future for Spanish politics.

Later, we then explore how this situation has come about, and how the quick politicisation of the pandemic has played out on a national level for both the left and right.

Here are some of Eoghan Gilmartin’s articles as mentioned in the podcast:

Madrid’s Covid Class War: An interview with Pedro Gullón Tosio

How the Chairman of Spain’s Real Madrid Football Club Presided Over a Coronavirus Catastrophe in Nursing Homes (Jacobin)

Spain’s New ‘Patriotic’ Trade Union is Part of the Far Right’s Anti-Leftist Strategy (with Tommy Greene for Novara Media)

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