poland-podcast-big-fb1

Episode 18, Don’t Complain about Poland

We’re all back together as one big happy mongrel family.

Today we have a bit of a moan about Poland, what some of us don’t like about here but also what we do like.

We discuss how much Poland has changed over recent years and how we ourselves have changed too.

There’s a story about an encounter with a very strange Polish man on St. Patrick’s Day and our usual Beer and Song of the Week too.

There’s a few small places where the audio does some nasty things and we’re really sorry about that.

 

Episode 16, Working in Poland

 

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.

G’luck.

 

Episode 15, Stereotypes

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.

G’luck

Episode 14, Celebrations

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.

Episode 12, Politics!

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.

G’luck!

Episode 11, What We Miss from Home & What Poland Does Better

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.

Episode 7, How to get into a Polish Girl’s Knickers

It’s 2015’s first episode for The Poland Podcast and we met two real, live Polish females.

The reason?

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.

 

2014’s Final Episode of The Poland Podcast

 

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.

G’luck.

 

 

Episode 5, The Christmas Special

Ho-Ho-Ho!

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!

G’luck.

Episode 4, Winter in Poland, Cranky Old Women and Jestés Bogiem, a Polish Hip Hop movie

Hello Podders!

 

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.