DutchNews podcast – The Summer of Chicks Edition – Week 33

Dutch men’s sports teams struggled to make an impression. Photo: beeldboot/Gertjan Kooij

After a five-week summer break the podcast returns with news of the great summer egg scandal, the creeping progress of the coalition talks and a string of sporting successes for one half of the country. Plus the estate agent who stirred up a storm of protest on social media and the filmmaker who proved once and for all that nothing is sacred in Dutch law.

Top story: Fipronil egg scandal

MPs return home from holiday early to discuss contaminated egg scandal

News

Coalition talks continue despite leak outrage

Woman taken hostage at Hilversum’s Mediapark

Rental agency demands tenants cook ‘the western way’

Sport

Dutch women become European champions

Daphne Schippers retains world 200m title (Volkskrant, Dutch)

Men’s water polo team photo causes a stir in Taiwan

Discussion: other stories you may have missed

Making porn films in church is not illegal – official

Giant bike park opens in Utrecht

Amsterdam switches to gender-neutral correspondence

Trump appoints ambassador who claims NL is full of ‘no-go zones’ (The Intercept)