Podcasts galore: From English-language Dutch news to art and useful advice

Radio is back and the number of podcasts out there has been growing steadily for years. The Netherlands is no exception and while there are plenty of Dutch-language podcasts, there are also plenty of English-language ones as well. Here’s a roundup of podcasts, in English, about the Netherlands. Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl on May 22, 2019.

Family Relationships from a Distance

“I don’t know how to do this,” I finally admitted to myself. I was trying to remove small bits of rusted metal from the brick facade of my house. A previous owner had installed some type of net which involved 28 small hooks (I counted). Those hooks had now rusted and were damaging the brick … [Read more…]

12 Dutch ads that have become cultural touchstones

Keep Calm and Carry On? Lovely Day for a Guinness? Just do it? Good advertising can do more than sell shoes and beer, they can become cultural touchstones, referenced over and over again, years after they first appeared. So, if a colleague shouts ‘Heyyyy biertje…’ during a borrel and everyone else laughs but you’re left … [Read more…]