PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E09: Coronavirus lockdown in Spain

This week we talk about the state of alarm aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, and interview some of our podcast heroes about how they are coping with the new restrictions

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E08: The coronavirus in Spain and an alleged assault in the Big Brother house

This week we talk about how Covid-19 is affecting Spaniards, and discuss a court investigation into the apparent abuse of a ‘Gran Hermano’ contestant

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E07: EL PAÍS SEMANAL’s feature on ‘Why I vote for Vox’

This week we talk to Guillermo Abril, the journalist who wrote a recent article based on interviews with supporters of the far-right party, and which left no one indifferent

TRUE CRIME PODCASTS

‘Motive’ – The US podcast investigating an alleged rapist from the Spanish city of Seville

The eight-part series from WBEZ Chicago tells the stories of a number of American women who claim to have been drugged and assaulted by a tour guide named Manuel Blanco Vela

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists

This week we examine how a Spanish actor and activist ended up in court for a Facebook post, and consider the limits of free speech in Spain

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E5: Poverty in Spain and the 33-year pension scam

This week, we discuss a UN expert’s findings on the serious levels of inequality in the country, and how a social worker managed to collect a deceased man’s Social Security payments

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E4: The coronavirus quarantine in Madrid and drama at Barajas airport

This week we speak to EL PAÍS correspondent Jaime Santirso, who was evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan last week, and recount the drone sightings and emergency landing in the Spanish capital on Monday

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E3: Brexit and rock-bottom rents in Madrid

This week, we discuss how Brexit will affect Britons living in Spain, and why some tenants are able to pay as little as €7 a month for an apartment in the capital

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S04E2: A new Catalan trial and Vox’s idea for a parental veto

This week we discuss the latest court case covering the 2017 events in Catalonia, and examine the far-right Vox party’s plan to give parents full control of their children’s studies

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S04E1: New government in Spain, and failed heist at French palace

This week we talk about Pedro Sánchez being voted back in as prime minister, and the unlikely story of an infamous Spanish ram-raider who was hired by the Chinese mafia to steal precious artworks

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E12: The effects of the UK general election, and Spain’s dwindling bars

This week we talk to Britons in Spain whose lives will be affected by the reelection of the Tories at the recent polls, and examine the initiatives aimed at keeping local watering holes open in deserted parts of the country

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E11: ‘El Pequeño Nicolás’ and a grisly cocaine crime

This week we discuss Spain’s most notorious alleged fraudster, and examine the death of Marta Calvo, whose body was dismembered and disposed of by a man she met online

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E10: Scuffles in Congress and Spain’s ‘narco-submarine’

This week we discuss the antics inside the lower house when newly elected lawmakers were sworn into their roles, and how a submersible with 3,000 kilos of cocaine on board was caught in Galicia

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E9: Vox controversies and Mar Menor disaster

This week we discuss the far-right party’s denial of gender violence and other polemical positions, and look at why thousands of fish washed up dead in Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E8: Spain’s general election and the PSOE-Podemos deal

This week we discuss – what else? – the results of Sunday’s repeat poll and the surprise agreement between Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias that paves the way for a coalition

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E7: Pre-election debate and the #MeToo movement in Spain

This week we discuss the jousting of Spain’s five prime-ministerial candidates on national TV on Monday night, and examine how high-profile rape cases have galvanized women in the fight against sexual abuse

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E6: Spain’s ‘stolen babies’ network and R&D challenges

This week we discuss the death of Doctor Vela, the first person to go to trial in relation with irregular adoptions during the Franco era, and ask why the Spanish research sector is lagging behind those of other countries

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E5: Catalan street protests and the exhumation of Franco

This week we discuss last week’s disturbances in Catalonia after the Supreme Court ruling, and the long-awaited exhumation of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E4: Supreme Court ruling on Catalan independence drive

This week we discuss the verdict from one of the most politically relevant trials that Spain has seen in recent years, and the protests it has sparked across Catalonia

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E3: Julian Assange spying scandal and the ‘head in a box’ crime

This week we discuss the Spanish security firm accused of collecting information on the WikiLeaks founder while he was living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and a disturbing murder case in northern Spain

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E2: The Catalan independence drive and exhuming Franco

This week we discuss events surrounding the second anniversary of the referendum in Catalonia, and the latest in the ongoing tug of war over the remains of the Spanish dictator

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E1: New elections and Brexit

This week we discuss why Spain is heading back to the polls for the fourth time in four years, and look at the Spanish government’s demand for reciprocity in the conditions for migrants after the UK leaves the EU

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast: Interview with British ambassador to Spain Simon Manley

In this bonus episode of season 2, the outgoing diplomat discusses Brexit, digital diplomacy and just how Spanish he is after six years in the role

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S02E11: Spain’s political stalemate deepens

This week we discuss the ongoing efforts by the Socialists and Podemos to hammer out a governing deal, and also look at the U-turn Madrid City Hall has been forced to make on the Madrid Central low-emissions zone

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S02E10: Madrid City Hall suspends fines in low-emissions zone

This week we discuss the controversial move by the new right-wing council in the capital, as well as examining a bungled assassination attempt by two Spanish women

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S02E09: New ruling in the Running of the Bulls rape case

This week we discuss the Supreme Court’s decision on Spain’s most infamous sexual assault trial, and also examine the ongoing stalemate on the Spanish political scene