Back in Lockdown: Interviews with Sara Soto and Simon Hunter

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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Madrid has been placed in (partial) lockdown once again. In this episode I explore how this come about in two very different interviews.

Firstly, I speak with Sara Soto, Secretary of the Young Socialists of Vallecas. Here we talk about the response to lockdown on the 18th September and the effects it has had over the past two weeks. We also discuss some of the inequalities that were already in the area but have been made worse by the pandemic.

Following on from this, I catch up with Simon Hunter from El Pais in English. Here Simon tells me about the Que podcast; we also discuss the management of the pandemic from several points of view, and lastly we discuss the newest celebrity in Spain: James Rhodes.

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Don’t forget you can listen to previous episodes on the Historical Memory, the new democratic memory law, the history of the Catalan independence day and movement, the formation of the Spanish identity, and more recently how the Covid-19 pandemic has played out on a political level in the country

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