Our guest today is Ukrainian youtuber and film critic, Alina Nikulina. We talk about how the life of Ukrainians changed last year, but also about how it influenced Polish-Ukrainian relations. Of course, we could not omit the topic of Russia, its past and future, and how it influenced the history of our countries – but […]
You are not so great Britain. Chapter 4: Home, sweet home. Tiny, mouldy home.
Britons are pround of being one of the richest economy. But are standards of living really that great? We lived in a few countries between us, and we can’t remember topics like “mould”, “leaving rooms unheated to save money”, “single glazing windows” and “struggling to fit double bed into the bedroom” to be topics of […]
You are not so great, Britain. Chapter 2: Britain’s Rubbish.
Britain is a beautiful country. Old victorian towns, beautiful landscape, walkable city centres. Yet it is all spoiled by rubbish. Litter is everywhere, even despite the fact that bins are plentiful and easily accessible – from the main streets of big cities to the most remote areas of Scotland. Why is it, that Britain can’t […]
Meanwhile in Cuckooland 223
The big news in Poland is, of course, a village near the Ukrainian border that had been hit by a rocket, killing two men. The international media covered it well and since, judging from what I see in the Social Media, I am the only person in Poland that is NOT an expert in rocket […]
Cold pint of Lech at 21:37, or why you should not overdo the mourning.
The Queen has died at the beautiful age of 96 years. After the initial shock of the nation, the news from Britain became more and more ridiculous. Center Parcs kicking out their guests in honour of the queen and the food banks closing its doors to hungry, poor people to commemorate her majesty. All while […]
Meanwhile in Cuckooland 219
Don’t worry, this is still Britske Listy’s “Meanwhile in Cuckooland” series. What you are looking at is a mayor of Jarocin burning private parts of Jan Szyszko with a jet burner. If you are loyal reader of that series, the name Szyszko might ring a bell – he was an environmental minister known for his […]
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It’s terrible how Christians are discriminated against in Poland. You might remember last time I finished my column with the information about how Polish Scouts are now given choice if they want to say their oath with or without invoking God. Apparently, this is not the end of that story. See, the Pastoral Council of […]
Good News from Cuckooland! (Meanwhile in Cuckooland 211)
All across Poland, from the sea to the mountains, people are joining forces to help Ukrainians. Literally, every single of my friends is trying to help in some way – from sharing news about transport or accommodation requirements, to donating money, organizing or coordinating collections. My podcast’ co-host is coordinating help on the Ukrainian border […]
Russian Invasion of Ukraine as seen from Poland (Special podcast episode in English)
This joint production of Lewackie Pitolenie and West Country Voices is an English translation of the recent episode of the Polish language podcast Lewackie Pitolenie, in which we hear from Polish people engaged in helping Ukrainian refugees – both at the border and in the west part of the country, a Ukrainian protester in Glasgow […]
Meanwhile in Cuckooland 209
Finally, what was always commonly known, now it’s officially confirmed. Remember when Jarosław Kaczyński was asked about the tax reform “Polski Ład” after expert pointed out, that it will make most Poles worse-off? Back then he said that “Poland needs positive changes but only those who make a living from – pardon my language – […]