In a change to our regular podcast format, this week we interview author Ben Coates about why the Dutch are different, how he became an accidental migrant and how, as a former British political hack, he struggled to make sense of a political system that relies on parties agreeing with each other. We also bring you the names to look out for as the new Dutch government takes shape, the latest news on the murder of student Anne Faber and the remarkable story of the tigers that fled the war in Syria.
New Dutch cabinet takes shape
Investigation into death of Anne Faber continues
Director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum resigns
Dutch students triumph in solar car challenge
Syrian tigers head for Friesland
Read the National Geographic article on the refugee tigers here
Ben Coates’s book, Why The Dutch Are Different, is on sale here