Poles Aloud Show – 30th Aug. & 1st Sept.

Goodbye holidays! Time to get back to reality and we’re doing it in a style by playing Polish jazz and funk tracks that we love and want to share with you.

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We’re also introducing you to Papaya Dance, based on a jazz piece by Urszula Dudziak and finding out about a sad story of Krzysztof Komeda‘s tragic death.

But it’s not all gloom – we’ve got the usual world weird web with funny, bizarre or stange news from around the world. And of course, to finish off, we invite you to learn a word or two of Polish in our weekly language section.

Poles Aloud Show – 23rd & 25th August

On the show today we’re sampling some of the contemporary tunes coming from Poland and talk about what a modern and thriving country Poland has become.

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And as usual, Polish for beginners and World Weird Web with some strange, bizarre or simply wacky news from around the world.

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Poles Aloud Show – 16th & 18th August

This week we’re brining you some classical Polish ballads to the airwaves – cuddle up with your sweetheart (or a pillow, they don’t complain that much I’ve noticed) and listen to romantic Polish tunes.

On a completely different note, we spoke to George Byczynski from the British Poles campaign about their next initiative which is to encourage Polish people to donate blood to NHS. Follow #PolishBlood on twitter & facebook to see the feedback from the public and tune in to Poles Aloud to find out the details (a lot of Poles will donate their blood on Thu 20th August).

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Image taken from: conwayhall.org.uk

And as usual, Polish for beginners and World Weird Web with some strange, bizarre or simply wacky news from around the world.

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Poles Aloud Show – 9th & 11th August

We’re celebrating the summer holiday in August and playing plenty of Polish music. In this episode it’s time to put your glad rags on and off to party we go with some dance tracks accompanying us on the way.

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We’re looking at two surveys that reveal what sort of party people Poles are, where do they go out and what’s their favourite drink (no, it’s not vodka – can you believe it?!).

And as usual, Polish for beginners and World Weird Web with some strange, bizarre or simply wacky news from around the world.

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Poles Aloud Show – 2nd & 4th August

It’s officially summer time! (Don’t let those clouds and low tempertures fool you). In August we’re off to relax, but leave you in a good company of Polish music, from summer tunes, through to heart warming ballads, modern tracks and finishing off with some favourite funk and jazz pieces.

Put the kettle on, grab a cuppa and enjoy the Polish music with Poles Aloud.

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Poles Aloud Show – 26th & 28th July

A page form Polish history: we’re looking at the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, describing the details of the two months struggle between Polish resistance Home Army and the German forces.

Holiday tips: if you’re leaving rainy Britain behind this summer, you might want to know how to deal with the heat wave abroad. We offer you some useful advice that will keep you going through the days of sightseeing in hot conditions.

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Photo from Rex Features

And as usual, the recent headlines form Poland, a brief look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and a word or two of Polish for you to learn.

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Poles Aloud Show – 12th & 14th July

Summer’s in full swing and we take a look at Polish gardens and balconies decorated with colourful flowers and plants. It’s incredible to see what sort of blossom islands can be created in small spaces of Polish balconies.

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Photo from http://forum.gazeta.pl/forum

As the conflict in Syria continues, Poland has finally opened its borders to a small group of Syrian refugees. The efforts of moving the families were possible thanks to Miriam Shaded from the Estera charity (Fundacja Estera). We’re sharing stories of some of the Syrian families and look at Poles’ reactions to the new visitors.

And as usual, the recent headlines form Poland, a brief look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and a word or two of Polish for you to learn.

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Poles Aloud Show – 5th & 7th July

We’ve managed to get away for a weekend to a peaceful camp site in Gloucester and that made us think where in Poland would we want to camp out. If you haven’t slept in a tent before, do tune in to find out what you’ve been missing out on (it’s good fun, promise!).

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We’re going to take a look at a recent survey about pets in Poland to find out who is Pole’s best friend and compare that to the results in Britain.

And as usual, the recent headlines form Poland, a brief look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and a word or two of Polish for you to learn.

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Poles Aloud Show – 28th & 30th June

School’s out for summer! In Poland that is, sorry to get your hopes up. We’re looking at the end of school report/ certificate called świadectwo in Polish and talk about the most popular types of summer activities.

Sorry – a major cultural difference between Polish and British attitude when using this word, so we’re going to look at some of the reasons why Brits overuse it and Poles don’t use enough of it (or do they?).

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Poles Aloud Show – 21st & 23rd June

Happy Father’s Day! Poland celebrates dads on 23rd June and we’re looking at a survey conducted by Heinrich Böll Stiftung WarszawaOjcowie i dzieci” to find out what Polish fathers are like nowadays.

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Noc Świętojańska aka Noc Kupały – we’re talking about quirky (and sometimes dangerous) traditions of the shortest night in the year.

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