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12 podcasts about European politics worth a listen

From the most pressing political issues in Europe to the biggest stories of the day, these podcasts will give you plenty of insight. Whether you're looking for the latest digest on the goings-on in Europe or craving a different perspective on news from Europe's regions, such as the Western Balkans, there are probably plenty of podcasts ready to suit your needs. We collected some of the best around to get updated on politics, business and stories in Europe.

Podcast about developments in the fields of news and business related to the Western Balkans region.

Podcast on Central Europe hosted by the editors of Visegrad Insight. New episodes are released every week

Talk Eastern Europe is the official podcast affiliated with the political news magazine New Eastern Europe. The podcast has a broad take on Eastern Europe: Do you want to know more about China’s unlikely interest in Lithuania or the Western Balkans integration limbo? Here you can find out.

European Talks is a podcast created by the European Policy Center in Serbia that untangles difficult questions on various topics related to Serbia's relations with the EU and its member states. Experts, diplomats and other relevant actors speak during the podcast providing the listener with ideas, answers and new questions regarding European integration.

Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) created its first podcast just recently and published the first episode. The podcast series explains (not so) everyday events in the Western Balkans.

In their podcast, the two German journalists Danijel Majić and Krsto Lazarević - both with Bosnian roots - report on what's going on in the Balkans in an informative and yet entertaining way. They answer questions like how did Yugoslavia disintegrate? And Is there a difference between Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian? In around 6o minutes they explain, sometimes seriously, sometimes ironically, but always fact-based, what is going on in the Balkans. Disclaimer: The podcast language is German.

The Balkan.Perspectives Podcast created by forumZFD investigates how trauma and violence shape architecture and publicness in the Western Balkans. The podcast creators claim to present complementary perspectives and opinions around dealing with the past, architecture, and public space.

Sarajevo Calling is hosted by journalist Aleksandar Brezar and political scientist Jasmin Mujanovic and focuses on contemporary politics in the Western Balkans.

In Between Europe is a podcast dedicated to Central Europe hosted by Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics. Hosts Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics interview experts, discuss politics and current affairs and engage in a “history minute” each episode.

Balkan Hotspot Radio is a podcast about everything from music to politics. The shows are created and produced by volunteers from the NGO United Societies of Balkans (USB), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to smashing stereotypes between countries in the Balkans region. 

A weekly podcast and newsletter featuring keynote interviews, quotes, and weekend reads on the forces shaping Europe.

Inside Europe is a one-hour news magazine, that delivers the big stories of the week: news, politics, culture and more. The podcast is created by German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.