Poles Aloud Show – 7th & 9th Feb 2016

Forget the calorie count or the basic principles of healthy eating and indulge yourself with the pancakes as we’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday, a bit skinnier cousin of Polish Fat Thursday (think yummy doughnuts). But what do Poles put in their pancakes? You’d be surprised. So tune in to find out more.

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Also on the show, we’re looking at an article predicting the future of Europe and listing out Poland as one of its success stories.

Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 24th & 26th Jan 2016

We’re celebrating a unique feast on the show today – it’s the Grandma Day and Grandpa Day back in Poland and we’re looking at the festivities around those special days.

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Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 17th & 19th Jan 2016

Today we’re discussing how the same series known to us from childhood can turn out to be different depending on the country you’re from. We’ve discovered that the Moomins which the British audience has watched over the years are not the same as the ones Poles know from their TV experience. Well, they are quite similar, however there’s a twist – so do tune in to our show to find out more.

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Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 10th & 12th Jan 2016

It’s charity Polish style; we’re talking about the Great Orchestra of Christas Charity aka WOSP. Sunday 10th January 2016 marks its 24th grand finale in which thousands of volunteers collect money for equipment needed in Polish hospitals.

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Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 3rd & 5th Jan 2016

Welcome to 2016! We’re looking into our crystal ball to predict what the New Year will bring concentrating on the big European events (Euro & Eurovision) as well as the national ones that will shape the future relations between Poland and the UK (in or out referendum). We’re also discussing another Polish tradition, that of the Three Kings aka Epiphany (Trzech Króli).

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 27th & 29th Dec 2015

Time to say gooooodbyeeeee…to 2015 of course (not to us, we’re not going anywhere any time soon :D). We’ve prepared a summary of the events and highlights in Poland, within the Polish community in the UK and on our show. Also on Poles Aloud, the sound of Polish music scene in 2015 (mostly pop and rock) and some of the most bizarre items from World Weird Web.

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 22nd & 25th Dec 2015

Merry Christmas everyone or as we would say it in Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia! On the show today we’re covering the main Polish Christmas traditions from opłatek, through the 12 dishes and finishing off with the animals talking at midnight. Find out how Poles celebrate Christmas by tuning in to our show.

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM) and Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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BBC South Today has made a short documentary about Polish Christmas traditions which you can watch on their facebook page.

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Poles Aloud Show – 15th & 20th Dec 2015

We’re having a Christmas carols concert on Poles Aloud and you’re invited to join in with the singing and cheering. We’re also looking at different origin of the word “carol” and its Polish translation “kolęda” and find out what year did the first Polish Christmas carol come about. Plus some really bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world. Tune in!

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM) and Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 6th & 8th Dec 2015

It’s the Christmas season so finally we can start talking about Polish Christmas traditions. And play plenty of Christmas carols! First of is the pre Christmas gift sharing celebration of Mikołajki followed by a truly winter experience of Kulig (sleigh ride).

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Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 29th Nov & 1st Dec

 

Time for Polish Halloween this week. At the beginning of November Poles celebrated All Saints’ Day in a calm and peaceful manner, remembering all those loved ones who passed away. The end of November marks a change in tone as Poles gather around to discover what the future holds for them and join in with the parties. Today we’re going to talk about Andrzejki and Katarzynki night and how the Polish tradition makes them a unique celebration worth getting to know.

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The symbol of the Andrzejki Night is “lanie wosku” (wax melting) – find out more about this fortune telling tradition by visiting our “how to” guide here.

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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