The best of Radio Prague International’s interviews
Every year we at Radio Prague International interview scores of fascinating people either from the Czech Republic or with a
connection to the country.
With Prague Talk you get the best of those interviews as a regularly updated podcast, delivered as a download to your device or
available via streaming services.
Though still in his mid 20s, Jindřich Andrš recently won the coveted prize for best Czech documentary at the Jihlava film festival. His A New Shift follows a laid-off miner in Moravia Silesia seeking to start again as an IT guy – and allowed Andrš to see a different side of Czech society.
Danish historian and translator Peter Bugge was recently honoured for helping promote the good name of the Czech Republic. Here he discusses very different visits to Prague in the mid-1970s and at the time of the Velvet Revolution, translating Czech literature and much more.
With the US elections drawing extremely near, we asked the head of the Czech branch of Republicans Overseas about President Trump's record, style and chances of defying the polls – and much more besides.
Why are Czechs behaving differently during the current Covid-19 wave than they did in the spring, when – amid a wave of solidarity – the country was seen as relatively successful in tackling the crisis? Veteran sociologist Jan Hartl offers some explanations in this interview.
Julia Bryan is international chair of Democrats Abroad. This interview with the long-time Prague resident takes in how overseas voters can impact domestic polls, why Democrats Abroad endorsed Bernie Sanders, the obstacles overseas voters can face and much more besides.
YouTube star Bald and Bankrupt now lives here in the Czech Republic. In this interview the Englishman discusses his fascination with everything Soviet, the future of Belarus, his Covid experiences and much more.
Krištof Kintera is known for thought-provoking, witty sculptures that frequently have a kinetic energy. Here he talks about his methods, the "adventure" of discovering beauty in unexpected places – and almost having a heart attack the first time he visited Prague's paradise of electronic junk.
UK travel writer and Trigger Happy TV creator Dom Joly discusses a "magical" year in Prague in the early 1990s, when he didn't apply himself much as a diplomat with the European Commission but did develop a deep and abiding love of the city.
The European Commission’s vice-president for transparency and values discusses whether Facebook et al should regulate political content, disinformation targeted at EU states by Russia and China and a host of other issues.
Adéla Horáková quit a top law job to devote all of her energies to campaigning for marriage equality. This wide-ranging conversation takes in everything from her own experiences of coming out to the possibility of the mistreatment of the LGBT community seen in other CEE states also appearing in the Czech Republic.