It was our privilege and pleasure to interview three members of the World of Hans Zimmer orchestra, the talented Snow Owl, with Colombian-inspired sounds, Gavin Greenaway, conductor for Interstellar and El Amir, known for Greek, Arabic and flamenco stylings. All three were gentlemen and spoke eloquently about art, culture and many things besides. Featuring music by all three musicians: The Horde (Snow Owl and El Amir) The Sun Rose (Gavin Greenaway) Origen del Silencio (El Amir) With thanks...
In this episode of the podcast, we head East to the battles of World War II, to hear from an old friend from Belarus and we consider frogs, Franco and one knock-off camera. Read our [**blog**](http://irishsliceofmadrid.com)(http://irishsliceofmadrid.com) - it's cool. Find us on Instagram, Patreon and Twitter.
Food, glorious food! We discuss how food can help refugees integrate into Ireland before taking a look at Egyptian gastronomy. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram & Patreon. Our blog can be found [**here**](http://irishsliceofmadrid.com).
We chart the evolution of the Basque language and discover that it remained unwritten for 1,000 years. A dog is defended, also. The comedian we mention is Mitch Hedberg, while Barry's video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7kSp9tD-dM Check out our blog [**here**](http://irishsliceofmadrid.com). You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Patreon.
We discuss documentaries on the Oscars shortlist, far-right extremism, racism and two excellent movies. An online Irish course also features on the agenda, and we consider the Bollywood capabilities of 90 year-olds. This is our latest [**article**](https://irishsliceofmadrid.com/2019/03/01/santa-muerte-we-translated-a-book-it-was-amazing/). We talk about translating Santa Muerte. Find on us Twitter, Instagram & Patreon.
We return with a chat about Bollywood, an Oscar contender, the art of an Iraqi refugee and badgers. Here is the [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXsJWTaXlGY) with the Bollywood performances. Our website: elarpamedia.com Our blog: irishsliceofmadrid.com Find us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn & Patreon.
We discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an Irish woman who saved Jews during WWII, Lenin and a French photographer who chronicled Madrid in the 1850s. Here is our blog [**article**](https://irishsliceofmadrid.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/aristocrat-tea-drinker-jew-smuggler-the-life-of-margaret-kearney-taylor/) on the Irish woman. Find us on Instagram and Patreon. Music by Lobo Loco and eddy.
We're back! Welcome to the first episode of the year, where we delve into castles, emotional geography, Heaney, and losing at the lottery. Find us on Instagram and Patreon. Check out our video on [**Joyce**](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S43lzfhXzE).
Our 101st episode and our final one before the Christmas break. In this edition, we talk about a new film, Roma, and the art of applying colour to historical photos. There will also be references to Heidi, Toblerone and to a man with a shopping bag on his face. Find us on Instagram, Patreon & Twitter. Our blog is irishsliceofmadrid.wordpress.com. We'll be back in the first week of January. Enjoy!
This week we visit an art exhibition about the rediscovery of the Mediterranean at Fundación Mapfre (Madrid), explore the intricacies of DNA and discuss Jack Kerouac's 'Satori in Paris'. And the paintings Meri refers to are George Seurat's 'Bathers at Asnières' and 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte'. Music by Broke for Free.
We pick a few photographs from Mariví Ibarrola’s book ‘De Lavapies a la Cabeza’, which we bought last week at the book fair in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, and tell a few stories. Expect goats, drums and dad-walking. You can read more Lavapies stories in our blog **The Irish Slice of Madrid**. Music by Broke for Free.
This week we talk at length about aspects linked to the "Pharaoh: King of Egypt" exhibition at CaixaForum Madrid, as well as discussing a podcast about a writing project involving refugees in Ireland, a videogame set in the Iranian Revolution, a book on joy and more. Disclaimer: We made a mistake when we described the pharaoh's crowns; the white crown, of course, represents Upper Egypt, and the red crown Lower Egypt, rather than the other way around! Find us at...
In the latest podcast we discuss a new archaeology exhibition in Madrid and also Ricard Terré's retrospective in Canal Isabel II. Terré was an accomplished photographer who took shots that celebrated the universal themes that connected us all. He was active for numerous decades and all across the world. We finish the podcast by talking about our blog, which you can read here: https://irishsliceofmadrid.wordpress.com/ You can find us at [**elarpamedia.com**](elarpamedia.com).
This week we discuss the role of music - especially harps - in movies and myths, focusing on the film The Burmese Harp and the legend of the Irish god Dagda. You can read the blog post we talk about here: https://irishsliceofmadrid.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/the-harp-instrument-of-emotions/ Music by Ketsa and Spectacular Sound Productions
With Lavapies and Embajadores being voted the 'coolest' neighbourhood in the world, we take a look at what that actually means, both as a concept and for the people living there. In part 3, the person we refer to is Daryl Davis, star of the documentary Accidental Courtesy. Music from freemusicarchive.org Find us on our website: (elarpamedia.com) [elarpamedia.com](elarpamedia.com) and on Instagram, YouTube & Patreon. Download our Android app by following this link:...