DutchNews podcast – The Shoes That Should Be Sterilised Edition – Week 43

Hugo de Jonge’s shoes. Photo: Peter Hilz / HH

In this week’s we give you the lowdown on who’s who in the new Dutch government and find out why the health minister’s shoes made a splash at the swearing-in ceremony. Others to make a splash this week were the protester who disrupted a dolphin show in Japan and the students who came up with a novel way to stop green roofs leaking. In sport, we find out why Max Verstappen is still angry about being pushed off the podium and which Dutch player is officially the world’s best footballer.

Top story

New government takes office after marathon coalition talks conclude

News

MeToo campaign on sexual harassment spreads to Netherlands

You can read Gordon’s blog post The Weinstein Spectrum here

Students win award for roof coating made from old condoms and tampons

Traffic jams to get worse despite roadbuilding plan

Illegal bird killing worse than suspected

Sport

Max Verstappen fuming as overtaking penalty costs him podium finish

Lieke Martens named FIFA’s footballer of the year