Our regular podcast is taking a summer break until September, but we have a special edition exclusively for our Patreon subscribers, where you can hear Paul subject Molly and Gordon to a gruelling flash inburgeringcursus on Dutch contemporary culture. Find out, among other things, which building in The Hague looks like “a Gaudi church designed by the Soviets”, what type of tulips sparked the infamous bubble, how an act of brazen piracy forms the basis of today’s international maritime law, and why you should blame the Dutch when nuclear war breaks out.
(PS: we were unaware when we started recording that our studio had been relocated to a building site, so apologies for the rumbling trucks in the background).
*We also explain the Dutch origin of Yankee, dollar and some other English words
For a guide to the podcast (for paying patrons) or a teaser (everyone else), here are the images we used for the quiz.
No. 1: An ubiquitous message
No. 2: Make sure you get a receipt from this bus driver
No. 3: An early fake news detector
No. 4: Who’s moving in to this monstrosity?
No. 5: 17th-century bitcoin
No. 6: A man with an explosive secret
No. 7: Yankees, sketches and dollars
No. 8: The Dick who gets around
No. 9: A lawyer’s treasure chest
No. 10: The woman who lost everything to Wesley
No. 11: A cross between a sausage roll and a road accident
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