Some weekend highlights on the show: daylight saving time – goodbye to an extra hour of sleep, windy weather in the West illustrated with Andrzej Piaseczny’s song “Against the wind” and Palm Sunday traditions in Poland. Check out the video below to see some incredible examples of Polish palms.
And all that with our usual blocks “World Weird Web” and “Polish for beginners”.
In Britain we celebrate the Mothering Sunday on 15th March this year, in Poland it’s still a while to go before the chocolates and flowers are handed out to mums – Dzień Matki is an annual affair always celebrated on 26th May. Much better weather prospects 😉
Today we’re going to introduce you to a Polish phrase “Matka Polka” (Mother Poland) and try to explain its ambivalent connotation in the Polish language and social life.
Another important date in May this year is Saturday 23rd May – the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest, we can’t wait! Seriously. So, we’re going to discuss the English and Polish entries for this year and what chances they have for a victory (let’s hope better than last year).
All that with our standard blocks “World Weird Web” & Polish for beginners and plenty of music – stay tuned.
Happy Women’s Day! You don’t know what Women’s Day is or how it’s celebrated in Poland? You’re definitely missing out – tune in to today’s show to find out what tights have to do with the Polish celebration of Women’s Day and what was Marie Curie’s real name.
We’re also looking at profiles of some famous Polish women, known in the world and also those known only in Poland. All that with our standard blocks “World Weird Web” & Polish for beginners.
We’re celebrating the Polish victory at the recent Oscars – congratulations to the crew & team behind “Ida“. But if you thought that every Polish person was happy about “Ida’s” successful night, think again! We’re going to discuss the Polish reaction to the well deserved award.
Also on the show, we’re looking at the controversial decision of stopping A-level Polish exams by AQA from 2018. What other options are there for anyone hoping to formalise their Polish language skills?
Read and sign the petition calling for AQA & Ofqual to reconsider their decision.
We also bring you a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.