Back in Lockdown: Interviews with Sara Soto and Simon Hunter

Back in Lockdown: Interviews with Sara Soto and Simon Hunter

Massacre in Melilla The Sobremesa Podcast

In this week's episode we talk about the brutal killing of 37 migrant people at the hands of Moroccan security services along the border of the Spanish enclave of Melilla, as well as discussing the fallout from the results of the Andalusian elections.
  1. Massacre in Melilla
  2. Andalusian Elections and Spain's Right-Turn
  3. The Spanish Government's Historic Feminist Agenda
  4. The Other Special Relationship: Aznar & Blair and the Iraq War with Nathen Jones
  5. Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War

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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