Monday 19 April 2021
DutchNews podcast – Tjeenk Willink’s Love Letters Edition – Week 24

DutchNews podcast – Tjeenk Willink’s Love Letters Edition – Week 24

In this week’s podcast we look at the latest failure to form a Dutch government, a €60,000 barrel of herring and the tragic consequences of an online ‘choke challenge’. We also have a fizzing and fruity discussion about the burgeoning craft beer scene in the Netherlands. Top story Coalition talks break down again News New herring season begins with traditional auction Amsterdam railway station crash Heineken kidnap money was invested in property (nu.nl, Dutch) Teenager died attempting choking challenge Snakes stolen from... More >


DutchNews podcast – The Paul Ducks Out Edition – Week 23

DutchNews podcast – The Paul Ducks Out Edition – Week 23

In this week’s podcast we learn about dead ducks in Rotterdam, the cheese shop boom in Amsterdam and the squeeze on international school places in The Hague. We’ve also got news of the coalition talks and the two communities rocked by the deaths of local schoolgirls. In our discussion we ask why Dutch Parliament is investigating the tax breaks that allow international companies to save billions. Top story: coalition talks Dutch coalition talks to resume: negotiator meets potential fourth partners... More >


DutchNews podcast – The Headbanging Vultures Edition – Week 22

DutchNews podcast – The Headbanging Vultures Edition – Week 22

In the week that Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate change agreement, we’ve compiled a podcast from recycled material  – another round of coalition talks, another hate speech inquiry for Geert Wilders and the first Dutch winner of a major cycling tour race for 37 years. And we dive in to the ongoing debate about whether English has become too dominant at Dutch universities. Top story Coalition talks resume with new helmsman News Wilders faces prosecution for... More >


DutchNews podcast – The Bus Baby Eagle Edition – Week 21

DutchNews podcast – The Bus Baby Eagle Edition – Week 21

Our latest podcast features the mother in Breda who checked in for one on the bus but checked out for two, why a Dutch-trained American eagle is minding Donald Trump in Brussels, and how a court decided an Iraqi refugee was ‘not gay enough’ to stay in the Netherlands. We also discuss the fall-out from Ajax’s defeat in the Europa League final and whether we’re any closer to a new Dutch government. Top story Work starts on Amsterdam Eurostar terminal News Gay refugee... More >


DutchNews podcast – The Moonlighting Monarch Edition – Week 20

DutchNews podcast – The Moonlighting Monarch Edition – Week 20

In this week’s podcast we debate the likely shape of the next government after the coalition talks broke down, find out about  look at why Amsterdam wants to let Muslim police officers wear headscarves, fight over who gets the tickets to see the pandas and jibe Molly for knowing nothing about football. Top Story King Willem-Alexander confesses to being a secret KLM pilot News Amsterdam police consider including headscarves in uniform Policeman chases own tail in pursuit of decoy bike Ede is the... More >


Dutch News Podcast – The Crashing Boars Edition – Week 19

Dutch News Podcast – The Crashing Boars Edition – Week 19

In this week’s podcast we catch up with the latest news from the coalition talks, Dutch success in the Europa League and Eurovision Song Contest, and hear about some runaway pigs in Gelderland. Unfortunately technical gremlins have deprived us of the discussion section of the programme, but normal service will hopefully be resumed next week. Top story Still no government in sight after 58 days News Schiphol tries to cut waiting times Criminals cutting off electronic tags ProRail issues warning about train track selfies... More >


Dutch News Podcast – The Treasureless Treasure Hunt Edition – Week 18

Dutch News Podcast – The Treasureless Treasure Hunt Edition – Week 18

On this Liberation Day podcast, we bring you some snakes liberated from a plane, a Rotterdam port inspector liberated from his job and some plans to liberate everyone waiting in line at Schiphol. In our discussion, we talk about who should be honored on Remembrance Day.   Eurovision dresses Coalition talks Schiphol Rotterdam port inspector Treasure hunt GeenStijl Snakes Discussion: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/05/the-dutch-remember-their-war-dead-with-two-minutes-silence/ https://www.trouw.nl/samenleving/-vluchtelingen-herdenken-heeft-alles-met-de-nationale-dodenherdenking-te-maken-~a80e31d5/ https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/05/as-the-netherlands-remembers-its-war-dead-what-the-columnists-say/https://www.oneworld.nl/vrede-veiligheid/dodenherdenking-voor-vluchtelingen-gaat-niet-door-op-nieuwmarkt http://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/van-wie-is-de-dodenherdenking~a4491973/ https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/05/remembrance_day_should_only_fo/ http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/theoloog-rikko-voorberg-wil-ook-vluchtelingen-herdenken-op-4-mei-wat-aan-de-grenzen-gebeurt-vraagt-om-nieuw-verzet~a4491986/     More >