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The KrakCast

The KrakCast

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The KrakCast

The KrakCast

The KrakCast

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Commentary and opinions on life in Krakow from three guys who mostly know what they're talking about. Contact us at krakcast@gmail.com.

Latest Episodes

KrakCast Interview – Robert Socha of TVN

Our friend Robert Socha of TVN joins us again to discuss the Polish media during the coronavirus, the massive corruption scandal in the Krakow courts and other current issues in the news.

39 MIN3 d ago
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KrakCast Interview – Robert Socha of TVN

KrakCast News – If your election lasts longer than four weeks...

After a quick lesson from the Venetian language, we dive into this week's news, starting with the election that may or may not have happened, possibly, maybe but we're not sure. After that, PO chooses someone else to lose the election, barriers on Florianska street, a new Hilton is opening soon despite the worst timing ever, a rambling conversation about tourism and bars, the lights are still off at night and it could be driving an increase in crime, new 5G towers are up and controlling your minds, an argument about the difference between moose and elk and a few random other things.

43 MIN5 d ago
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KrakCast News – If your election lasts longer than four weeks...

KrakCast Interview – Krakow schools in the time of COVID-19

We've talked a lot about the impact of COVID-19 on business, but schools have also been closed by the virus. Millions of students, teachers and parents have been affected and we're still not sure when we might return to a normal school schedule. Brett Elkei, Principal of the Elementary School of the International School of Krakow, joined us to talk about how students there have adapted to a new reality and the challenges presented by having to move everything online. https://www.iskonline.org/

30 MIN1 w ago
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KrakCast Interview – Krakow schools in the time of COVID-19

KrakCast Interview – Bars to open soon, but what's it going to look like?

Our friend Fergus Duffy, owner of Duffy's Irish Bar, joins us for a chat on how the coronavirus has affected Krakow's bar scene and what the return to normality might look like. Listen and find out what happens when you get 200 "Happy St. Patrick's Day 2020" shirts right before you have to close (before St. Patrick's Day...).

40 MIN1 w ago
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KrakCast Interview – Bars to open soon, but what's it going to look like?

KrakCast News – Will your favorite bar or club survive the corona crisis?

There's a lot of political intrigue around the Polish Presidential election right now and that's our starting point in this week's news. After that, it's Revolut banking, Ukrainian workers coming back (or not?), slowly getting back to normal economic life, various pieces of news in healthcare and hospitals, a scammer gets caught, animal guts on the road and Dave's solution for the wild pig problem.

40 MIN1 w ago
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KrakCast News – Will your favorite bar or club survive the corona crisis?

KrakCast Discussion – A review of the Presidential "debate"

Ten candidates for President of Poland took part in a debate last week and it was actually pretty interesting. Listen as we discuss the questions, answers, personalities and lack of ties that made it worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JkbvOgdLE

45 MIN2 w ago
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KrakCast Discussion – A review of the Presidential "debate"

KrakCast Discussion – Wisła Kraków's stadium is a bottomless money pit

As if the city hadn't already wasted enough money on the 2011 winner of "Ugliest Building in Krakow", this week we learned that they're going to pay an additional 9.7m zl for the copyright plans, which they should have got for free ten years ago, so that they can then spend an additional 20m zl on improvements, like an actual roof that works. Listen as we explain why a club that hasn't won a trophy in a decade has a stadium that they don't need and can't afford anyway.

27 MIN2 w ago
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KrakCast Discussion – Wisła Kraków's stadium is a bottomless money pit

KrakCast News – Stores can open, but will stores open?

The government says that shopping malls can open again, but brands like Empik and CCC have different ideas about going back to work. That's one of our topics this week, along with various legal dramas both local and international, a Biedronka promotion gone horribly wrong and more.

41 MIN3 w ago
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KrakCast News – Stores can open, but will stores open?

KrakCast Interview – Translating Polish books into English takes time...

Scotia Gilroy is a professional translator, bringing Polish literary authors from a number of genres to an English-speaking audience. Listen as we talk about how this work is much more demanding than you probably think and the unique challenges posed by the Polish language for translators.

47 MIN3 w ago
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KrakCast Interview – Translating Polish books into English takes time...

KrakCast News – More COVID-free news!

Lots to talk about this week, including forest fires, new novels, gas games, 'merican missiles, chess champs, why wood, pork problems, restaurant re-openings and wanted (criminal) women. Check it out!

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
KrakCast News – More COVID-free news!

Latest Episodes

KrakCast Interview – Robert Socha of TVN

Our friend Robert Socha of TVN joins us again to discuss the Polish media during the coronavirus, the massive corruption scandal in the Krakow courts and other current issues in the news.

39 MIN3 d ago
Comments
KrakCast Interview – Robert Socha of TVN

KrakCast News – If your election lasts longer than four weeks...

After a quick lesson from the Venetian language, we dive into this week's news, starting with the election that may or may not have happened, possibly, maybe but we're not sure. After that, PO chooses someone else to lose the election, barriers on Florianska street, a new Hilton is opening soon despite the worst timing ever, a rambling conversation about tourism and bars, the lights are still off at night and it could be driving an increase in crime, new 5G towers are up and controlling your minds, an argument about the difference between moose and elk and a few random other things.

43 MIN5 d ago
Comments
KrakCast News – If your election lasts longer than four weeks...

KrakCast Interview – Krakow schools in the time of COVID-19

We've talked a lot about the impact of COVID-19 on business, but schools have also been closed by the virus. Millions of students, teachers and parents have been affected and we're still not sure when we might return to a normal school schedule. Brett Elkei, Principal of the Elementary School of the International School of Krakow, joined us to talk about how students there have adapted to a new reality and the challenges presented by having to move everything online. https://www.iskonline.org/

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
KrakCast Interview – Krakow schools in the time of COVID-19

KrakCast Interview – Bars to open soon, but what's it going to look like?

Our friend Fergus Duffy, owner of Duffy's Irish Bar, joins us for a chat on how the coronavirus has affected Krakow's bar scene and what the return to normality might look like. Listen and find out what happens when you get 200 "Happy St. Patrick's Day 2020" shirts right before you have to close (before St. Patrick's Day...).

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
KrakCast Interview – Bars to open soon, but what's it going to look like?

KrakCast News – Will your favorite bar or club survive the corona crisis?

There's a lot of political intrigue around the Polish Presidential election right now and that's our starting point in this week's news. After that, it's Revolut banking, Ukrainian workers coming back (or not?), slowly getting back to normal economic life, various pieces of news in healthcare and hospitals, a scammer gets caught, animal guts on the road and Dave's solution for the wild pig problem.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
KrakCast News – Will your favorite bar or club survive the corona crisis?

KrakCast Discussion – A review of the Presidential "debate"

Ten candidates for President of Poland took part in a debate last week and it was actually pretty interesting. Listen as we discuss the questions, answers, personalities and lack of ties that made it worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JkbvOgdLE

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
KrakCast Discussion – A review of the Presidential "debate"

KrakCast Discussion – Wisła Kraków's stadium is a bottomless money pit

As if the city hadn't already wasted enough money on the 2011 winner of "Ugliest Building in Krakow", this week we learned that they're going to pay an additional 9.7m zl for the copyright plans, which they should have got for free ten years ago, so that they can then spend an additional 20m zl on improvements, like an actual roof that works. Listen as we explain why a club that hasn't won a trophy in a decade has a stadium that they don't need and can't afford anyway.

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
KrakCast Discussion – Wisła Kraków's stadium is a bottomless money pit

KrakCast News – Stores can open, but will stores open?

The government says that shopping malls can open again, but brands like Empik and CCC have different ideas about going back to work. That's one of our topics this week, along with various legal dramas both local and international, a Biedronka promotion gone horribly wrong and more.

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
KrakCast News – Stores can open, but will stores open?

KrakCast Interview – Translating Polish books into English takes time...

Scotia Gilroy is a professional translator, bringing Polish literary authors from a number of genres to an English-speaking audience. Listen as we talk about how this work is much more demanding than you probably think and the unique challenges posed by the Polish language for translators.

47 MIN3 w ago
Comments
KrakCast Interview – Translating Polish books into English takes time...

KrakCast News – More COVID-free news!

Lots to talk about this week, including forest fires, new novels, gas games, 'merican missiles, chess champs, why wood, pork problems, restaurant re-openings and wanted (criminal) women. Check it out!

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
KrakCast News – More COVID-free news!
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