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8: The emotion-prompting abilities of flying harps and sea urchins

10/11/2018
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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

Duration:00:40:00

7: Gripes, Guiris & Gentrification: Coming to a Town Near You

10/2/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:49:41

6: Travel is Political

9/28/2018
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Plus business, Uber, ethics, and mental health. Find us at elarpamedia.com New video featuring Irish dancing: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqNfw52cmfM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqNfw52cmfM)

Duration:00:37:50

5: Last one out turn off the lights: homes left and homes lost

9/20/2018
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This week we talk about moving, missing, and losing homes, and everything that lives in between.

Duration:00:34:55

4: Interestellar trips of the nature-induced kind and other unearthly thoughts

9/13/2018
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This week's podcast really is a universal one as we travel through time and space talking about archaeology, American politics, Spanish weddings, podcasting and our visit to the Planetarium in Madrid. With music from Podington Bear 'Bjork' and Yung Kartz 'Wise Guy'.

Duration:00:41:54

3: 'When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way' - Exhibitions on Disney & the Sahara

9/6/2018
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In this week's episode, we went to the Walt Disney exhibition at the Caixa Forum. We also popped along to Cibeles to see an exhibition on the Sahara, and the people who have been left in limbo there. Find us on Patreon, if you want to support us. We are also found on our [website](elarpamedia.com) and on our social media pages, Twitter and Instagram. Music by Soulairflair and The Polish Ambassador.

Duration:00:40:16

2: Walking through history: the Republican bunker at Parque del Capricho (Madrid)

8/30/2018
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This week we are lucky enough to get into the Republican bunker at Parque de El Capricho, which has recently been opened to very limited visits, as well as visiting MAN (Spanish National Archaeological Museum).

Duration:00:32:03

1: 'In the name of the holy toast': a celebration of Frank McCourt

8/27/2018
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Season 6 of El Arpa Media Podcast is here! Join us as we visit Frank McCourt's house in Limerick and discuss the writer's brief but essential set of works.

Duration:00:48:48

28: 'S' is for Summer, Spanish Politics & Studying

7/30/2018
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Well, well, well... here we are at the season 5 finale as we take a two-week break for the summer holidays. In this latest episode, we chat about the challenges and rewards of university research, and we also discuss the new leader of the Spanish political party PP. Midway through the show, we had to switch to the car because we ran out of time in the park. With the clock counting down, we finished the show en route home. But if you think about it, a podcast on the road, with themes of...

Duration:00:38:25

27: Lighting up language learning, or how there is more to the eye than the tongue can say

7/20/2018
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This week we talk about a very special book for children we have created, how languages are unique but concepts are universal, and we touch on some social issues we would like to see improved.

Duration:00:38:59

26: 'The Last Girl' Book Review

7/13/2018
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We talk primarily in this podcast about the story of Nadia Murad. A victim of ISIS, forced into sexual slavery, she is now a human rights activist. We hear about her compelling story. As always, there is miscellany before and after the review, so tune in for information about our new Android App and street tours. Find us at [elarpamedia.com](www.elarpamedia.com), on social media and Patreon. Music by Audiobinger.

Duration:00:42:03

25: 'B' is for books about Leon, Belfast and growing up dirt poor

7/5/2018
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We start off by looking at Leon in the Spanish Civil War and one man's poignant memoir. Then we consider the socialism of Vallecas, and the dancing feet of George Best. Find us on elarpamedia.com, our social media platforms and Patreon.

Duration:00:28:00

24: Identity. Who are ya? Who am I? Will ya love me in the mornin'?

6/28/2018
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In this episode, we talk about summer, language, the history of music, identity, Trump, Bergman and Mo Salah. Music by Boxxmann. Check out our website [here](elarpamedia.com) **** I also say removing the estate tax would cripple farmers, what I meant was not doing so would hurt them. ****

Duration:00:39:44

23: Story/Time - Summer Son

6/23/2018
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A short story in the latest edition of the long-running series. Taking its cue from the style of Laurie Lee, and other wide-ranging influences, this story is about change. By the way, check out the website at elarpamedia.com[.](elarpamedia.com) And a similar vibe of a story on [Dressed in a Spanish Life](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVFBaxzr3bA)

Duration:00:07:12

22: Dance to the tune of ancient music (and add a few ball touches to that)

6/21/2018
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This week we visit an exhibition on ancient musical instruments at Caixaforum, Madrid, but we cannot help dabbing into World Cup issues every so often...

Duration:00:30:04

21: 'C' is for change, culture, Cups... and copying the last episode's title

6/7/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the changing government in Madrid, a book fair, a documentary, and the 2026 World Cup bid. Music by Scott Holmes and David Hilowitz. Find us on Patreon and our social media platforms.

Duration:00:44:46

20: R is for repeal, for Ramadan, for respect

5/31/2018
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This week we discuss tolerance and respect, with issues that range from the recent Repeal the 8th vote in Ireland to the reflection of Ramadan on football and art.

Duration:00:32:51

18: Putting the accent on words: ideas, identities and imagery

5/20/2018
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The podcast episode in which we leave no creative genre unturned. Check out our latest video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLcBG4G5FQ&t=3s

Duration:00:38:50

19: Egyptian Kings, Cairo Derbies & Bragging Rights

5/17/2018
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Even if you don't like football, there is definitely something here for you. Watch our latest video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLcBG4G5FQ&t=3s Picture from Getty Images.

Duration:00:15:31

17: Yanito! A Poet's History of Gibraltar

5/8/2018
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Friend and poet Yanito - Jonathan Teuma - tells us about his family's connection to Gibraltar. He talks about the Civil War, Franco, left-wing ideas, and poetry. If you are in Madrid, go to one of his Poetry Slam events. Check out the original interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVeyia7YNrg And another poem by him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4e31RvtSmY&t=25s

Duration:00:18:08