Pandemic Politics: an Interview with Eoghan Gilmartin

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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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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