Time to talk about something we've all noticed. Why does it seem like 90% of mixed-nationality relationships involve a Polish woman and a foreign guy? What's wrong with Polish guys? What's right with Polish girls? We demand answers! That's why we invited some people to the studio to talk about it and see if we could unlock this mystery.
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The week started with BIG NEWS about Jarosław Kaczyński that, like him, wasn't so big. We also learned about a problem with a meat from Poland that might make you lose your appetite. After that, we cover a shooting in Krakow, low unemployment and a new way to get medicine from Polish doctors. We finish with talk about the biggest issues of all - World Wetlands Day and the hammer throw at the Olympics...
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It's time to talk about some of the more, uh, unique aspects of Polish television like the lektor (wtf?), TVP vs. TVN (pick a side), ads for liver pills (why?) and more. Don't change the channel!
It's a busy week in the news, starting off with Oscar nominations for a Polish film and "Mama 4 Plus". After John vents his hatred of student discounts, it's on to an Irish-Polish fight over taxes, possible changes in the Sunday shopping ban, Uber spending big $$$ in Krakow and a TRIPLE dose of news about roads & trams.
Do you live under a bridge? No? Then you're in the property market. Whether you're renting, buying or selling, we're all somehow involved in this massive part of Krakow's economy. Join us for a chat with John Naughton with www.bigdoor24.pl/krakcast and learn about what the market is like, where it's going and what impact platforms like Air B&B have.
Lots of local topics in the news this week, starting with some statistics on the number of tourists who visited Krakow last year. Then it's on new rules about where you can advertise and the ongoing drama with the new ban on alcohol sales. After that, we talk about flu season in Krakow and why medicine in missing in local pharmacies. We close with news of Wisla Krakow's fundraising campaign and Grandma & Grandpa's Day (how did you celebrate?).
The tragic murder of Paweł Adamowicz last week in Gdansk is our subject this week on The KrakCast.
We will stop talking about Wisła when they stop doing hilarious things that we can talk about. We're back with an update of the crazy things that are going on with one of Poland's most famous football clubs / comedy acts. Much has happened since we recorded this so it's just a matter of time before the next episode of "The Wisła Show".
What do you think about the government's approval of the hunting of more than 200,000 wild boars this month? It's yet another divisive issue for everyone, and us, to argue about so here's what you need to know about it and our opinions.
Join us for a discussion of the final of the WOSP, how you pronounce "Huawei", the new #1 Polish movie ever, winter holidays for students and some other random stuff.
While you were enjoying your Christmas holidays, Wisła Kraków was busy looking for new ways to humiliate itself. Listen and find out just how incredibly insane (and hilarious) their recent problems are and join us in wondering just how much worse (and funnier) it can get.
Like the Terminator, we are back with the news in our first episode of 2019. Lots of transport this week, with free trams on smog days, new "green zones" in Kazimierz and the horrific invasion of electric scooters. After that, it's everyone's favorite subject for picking up girls in bars - the independence of the head of Poland's central bank. Then it's quick discussion of Poland's Sportsman of the Year and a description of the tragic events in Koszalin last week.
We bring the year to a close with an update on the hilarious Wisła Kraków sitcom, the results of the latest fight between Brussels and Warsaw, tragic news involving Polish miners and the approved way to sell obwarzanki in 2019. Thanks to everyone and we'll be back in January!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you love carp and confusion about when to open presents. Join us for a chat about some of the things that make Christmas in Poland unique, from searching for the first star in the sky to Home Alone. Merry Christmas, everybody!
We return to 1983 for our review of (basically) the second half of Netflix's first Polish production. Opinions are divided but we all agreed that....no, wait, we didn't agree on anything. Is 1983 worth the watch or not? Listen and get our take on the show that everybody's talking about.
At least 100 topics in the news the week, including the close of the Katowice climate conference, hydrogen, VAT fraud in Poland, Wisła Kraków staring into the abyss, sound quality at the Tauron arena, 5G coming to Poland, snow tires (???), the government survives a pointless attack, free rides on trams and filming movies in Krakow. Ok, more like 9 subjects but you get the idea.
The issue of the media landscape in Poland is complex and requires expert knowledge, so we thought it would be better to bring someone who actually knows what they're talking about into the studio. Robert Socha is an investigative journalist with TVN and he joined us for a discussion of some of the controversial topics currently surrounding the Polish print and broadcast media. Listen and get his fascinating insights into the world of the reporters who influence the way we understand the world around us.
The news starts with a discussion of how the climate conference in Katowice may be saving the planet but it's killing us here in Krakow. Then it's a double dose of Wałęsa, talk about inactive kids, kiosks, trams, alcohol sales and...garbage?