The Carrie and Anthony McIntyre Interview: historic NI elections 2022

A Couple of Europhiles interview our favorite Irish couple. Carrie and Anthony are great company, freethinkers and they have a thing or two to say about the recent elections in Northern Ireland where Sinn Fein has achieved a historic majority. It’s a pleasure to hear their perspective and I think you’ll enjoy Anthony’s lovely accent.Continue reading “The Carrie and Anthony McIntyre Interview: historic NI elections 2022”

French Elections: Part Deux

Welcome to ‘A Couple of Europhiles’ where one of the Europhiles, Francis, has correctly predicted the last 14 elections, including Trump and Brexit on their podcast. They explore cultural realities and dissonance and today, as promised, Bailey and Francis bring you the French Elections; Part Deux. Why Macron won and what makes the elections inContinue reading “French Elections: Part Deux”

Bailey reads from her book “A European Odyssey”

Generally Francis and Bailey discuss cultural realities and dissonance but today Bailey shares the cultural reality of living in Paris. If you like a detective story, you might like her book. If you miss travel, you definitely will; promise. As we sit in between two ballots, in between two election days in France; so let’sContinue reading “Bailey reads from her book “A European Odyssey””

The French Elections – Part One

Bailey and Francis break down the two ballot French election system on this episode of “A couple of Europhiles” : How the French vote for who they want in the first round, and then who they don’t, in the second round. They discuss precisely why the French are anything but a tribe of ‘cheese eatingContinue reading “The French Elections – Part One”

Trento and Piemonte discussed with love; two regions in northern Italy

On today’s podcast Francis and Bailey compare and contrast two fantastic regions in northern Italy. They discuss Trentino’s charm, its Venetian qualities and how it became the windsurfing capital of Europe. They cover those atmospheric tunnels that make driving around the lake feel unique, and precisely why Germans consider Lake Garda the uber tourist destination.Continue reading “Trento and Piemonte discussed with love; two regions in northern Italy”

A Couple of Europhiles take in Ukrainian refugees and discuss the current crisis in Ukraine

Bailey and Francis discuss the reality of those pipe lines, how Italy is saving energy the best they can – in a myriad of ways – not to mention the secret about that gas tax. They discuss current strengths and challenges within the EU, China’s perspective and traveling to Turkey during the devestating crisis inContinue reading “A Couple of Europhiles take in Ukrainian refugees and discuss the current crisis in Ukraine”

The Victor Janusz Interview

For your listening pleasure ‘A Couple of Europhiles’ present Seattle’s Premier Piano Man – Victor Janusz – including a few of his most romantic, jazzy and playful tunes. Through funny and touching stories we cover the theater, cabaret and music scene and ride the emotional spectrum of an artistic life. From NY to Seattle, foreverContinue reading “The Victor Janusz Interview”

‘A Couple of Europhiles’ cover EU politics; Merkel’s swan song, the Bavarians, the next Bundestag, Draghi, Macron – and Covid, of course.

On this episode I discuss with Francis the ‘changing of the guard’ in European politics. How Macron will crush Le Pen and Barnier’s role in centre right French politics. We cover Merkel’s Swan Song, her successors, the Bavarians and the next Bundestag elections in September. Then on to our favorite topic; Italy! How Draghi mayContinue reading “‘A Couple of Europhiles’ cover EU politics; Merkel’s swan song, the Bavarians, the next Bundestag, Draghi, Macron – and Covid, of course.”

Should I stay or should I go? – ‘A Couple of Europhiles’ welcome back our man in Scotland: Patrick Evans

Are the Scots truly tired of having their country run by the country next door? At the moment it’s on a knife’s edge. Hopefully the question is put to the Scottish people. Hopefully the facts are put in front and the people can overcome the misinformation that was so prevalent in 2014. We’re happy toContinue reading “Should I stay or should I go? – ‘A Couple of Europhiles’ welcome back our man in Scotland: Patrick Evans”

You’ll love our latest pod; got sound effects, Pirate Party prospects in Prague, Scotland’s aim for independence, Macron’s lack of mojo, Merkel’s successor, and Italy’s timeframe for opening up.

Bailey and Francis discuss the vaccine rollout here in Italy because Francis just got his first Pfizer shot. Along with the paperwork and date for his second. France can now boast the first vaccine app, country wide, and it’s time to chat about the next governments in France, Germany and the Czech Republic. We coverContinue reading “You’ll love our latest pod; got sound effects, Pirate Party prospects in Prague, Scotland’s aim for independence, Macron’s lack of mojo, Merkel’s successor, and Italy’s timeframe for opening up.”

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