Just myself and Peadar de Burca joing you all today.
And we get together over a beer (or two, or more) and have a natter about our experiences of working here in Poland.
What lies in store for foreigners who move here and some advice for if you’re thinking of heading over here.
We’re got our Beer of the Week, a lovely one from Krakow.
Peadar became an emergency car mechanic in our Random Meeting of the Week.
And for our Song of the Week we get our hate on for a god-awful singer-songwriter.
Come one, come all.
Welcome to the 15th episode of The Poland Podcast.
Today we talk about national stereotypes, what we all think of the Poles and what they think about the Irish, the British and all the other nationalities, well, the important ones anyway.
We hear about what element of truth lie behind these stereotypes and delve deep in the psych of why people think that way.
We’re bring in a few new elements this week.
We have a Polish Beer of the Week,
Polish Song of the Week,
And Strange Encounter with a Pole feature.
As always we love to hear from you all so don’t be shy about getting in touch.
We’re back baby.
Today we natter about the different celebrations celebrated in Poland during the year.
And they they all lack that little bit of fun.
And Nick goes all Louis Theroux after attending a business conference.
Don’t be shy, we’re on Facebook and Twitter so hit us up.
Right, we’re bitten the bullet!
We’ve been asked about it before and knew the day would come eventually, so we’ve tackled a subject that we really, really we nervous about.
We’re probably upset you all at least once, but that’s OK, we upset ourselves all the time. What an awful world it would be if we were happy all the time. Sure we wouldn’t be people then, we’d be Canadians or something.
Anyway, pretty much everyone we talk about gets a roasting, except for Donald Tusk, Poland’s former PM and the Irish comedian Dylan Moran. Jarek Kaczynski is so unimportant that he didn’t even warrant a mention.
Anyway, let us know what we got wrong, we love hearing for you lovely, sexy, beautiful, patient people.
As it says on the tin folks!
Blue Monday has just passed and the post-Christmas/January Blues ain’t easy to shake off.
With Nick back in the UK for the weekend, we have a natter about the things we miss from home, the things we don’t and what Poland does better.
G’luck, don’t be shy about getting in touch. We all love to hear from you.
It’s 2015’s first episode for The Poland Podcast and we met two real, live Polish females.
We wanted to find out how a foreigner can get into the undergarments of this wild, lustful beings.
If you’re a Polish man, well, it might get a bit awkward. There isn’t much love shown for you, but the ladies reveal all the tips and tricks to lure them into a lustful relationship.
Thanks for listening, g’luck.
This week on the Poland Podcast we bid a fond-ish farewell to 2014.
We discuss New Years Eve, love it or hate it, it happens every year. It’s just the timing of it that’s awkward.
There’s a lesson in Geography and one in swearing.
We air our wishes for our new homeland in 2015.
We even fall foul of making a unified resolution………kinda.
Hope you all have a mighty News Years Eve and see you all in 2015.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls and other occupants of this god-forsaken galaxy, welcome one and all to the very special Christmas episode of The Poland Podcast.
It’s all here, we complain about Polish in-laws ruining, or at least attempting to ruin, Christmas.
Drinking over the Christmas period in Poland, or the lack thereof.
Presents! The absolute practically of gift giving in Poland. Who needs an Xbox One when you can have an axe?
Carp! Feckin carp, we get to the bottom of this disgusting fish and the vast amounts of food consumed in Poland on Christmas Eve.
We sample a few well-known Polish Christmas carols, such as:
Przybiezeli do Betlejem
Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy
Z Kopyta Kulig Rwie
Bedzie Koleda Skaldowie
All of which are nothing but lovely.
And finally we come up with a new badly-needed tradition for St. Stephen’s Day….or ‘Boxing Day’ if you insist on being difficult.
Merry Christmas everybody, hope you all have a mighty one. Fingers crossed we’ll get some snow in Poland!
What a Podcast we’ve got this week for you to sink your ivories into.
First up, Winter in Poland. The dreaded cold and how to cope with it……with alcohol, strong, vigorous amounts of it.
We are united in our hatred of old Polish women. You’d prefer to spend a weekend at a tax collector conference than five minutes with these mohair and church obsessed auld Biddies.
We have our usual quirky new story about a man who broke into the pub he had been drinking in to keep drinking.
Finally, we tackle an important Polish film about an influential Polish hip hop group, Paktofonika, Jestés Bogiem.
Don’t be shy about getting in touch and don’t forget the Blooper Reel at the end of the show.