This week, the fight for LGBT rights in Poland. A horrible pattern has been repeating itself in Polish cities: far-right thugs turning up to hurl eggs, bottles, blows and insults at Pride protesters. Our guest, the poet and novelist Jacek Dehnel, is on the line from Warsaw to reflect on what bishops and politicians have to do with it, as well as why there are reasons for hope. Plus, nitrogen and warm-hearted drug smugglers.
You can read Jacek's account of what happened at the Pride march in Białystok here in the Guardian. His novel Lala and the first volume of the murder mystery series co-written with his husband, Mrs Mohr Goes Missing, are now available in English along with his poetry collection Aperture.
Enjoying the show? Join the generous souls helping us to make it better at patreon.com/europeanspodcast.
You can also help out by leaving us a (nice!) review on Apple Podcasts.
Thanks for listening!
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | firstname.lastname@example.org