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Welcome to the Warsaw Podcast! We're based in Warsaw, Poland – one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. We explore business, politics and culture along with our amazing guests, who share their unique experiences and observations with our listeners. Tune in if you're interested in how things look from the Central and Eastern European perspective. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere. Our hosts are: Andrew De Roy – The Managing Partner of Bearstone Global – a commercial intelligence company based in Warsaw, Poland. Andrew has been living in Warsaw for 14 years, enjoys CrossFit, meditation and playing bridge. Michael Cole – Polish/British, moved from London to Warsaw in 2012, and now manages investigative projects at Bearstone Global. He previously spent a few years as a reservist at the London University Royal Naval Unit while studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a member of the Ognisko Polish Hearth and the Naval and Military Club. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere.

Welcome to the Warsaw Podcast! We're based in Warsaw, Poland – one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. We explore business, politics and culture along with our amazing guests, who share their unique experiences and observations with our listeners. Tune in if you're interested in how things look from the Central and Eastern European perspective. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere. Our hosts are: Andrew De Roy – The Managing Partner of Bearstone Global – a commercial intelligence company based in Warsaw, Poland. Andrew has been living in Warsaw for 14 years, enjoys CrossFit, meditation and playing bridge. Michael Cole – Polish/British, moved from London to Warsaw in 2012, and now manages investigative projects at Bearstone Global. He previously spent a few years as a reservist at the London University Royal Naval Unit while studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a member of the Ognisko Polish Hearth and the Naval and Military Club. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere.
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Welcome to the Warsaw Podcast! We're based in Warsaw, Poland – one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. We explore business, politics and culture along with our amazing guests, who share their unique experiences and observations with our listeners. Tune in if you're interested in how things look from the Central and Eastern European perspective. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere. Our hosts are: Andrew De Roy – The Managing Partner of Bearstone Global – a commercial intelligence company based in Warsaw, Poland. Andrew has been living in Warsaw for 14 years, enjoys CrossFit, meditation and playing bridge. Michael Cole – Polish/British, moved from London to Warsaw in 2012, and now manages investigative projects at Bearstone Global. He previously spent a few years as a reservist at the London University Royal Naval Unit while studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a member of the Ognisko Polish Hearth and the Naval and Military Club. The purpose of this podcast is also to facilitate dialogue between people with different political views and to air a range of opinions. This podcast is committed to impartiality, and while they have their own opinions, the hosts do not see this podcast as promoting any particular stance on the great political questions of the day – in Poland or elsewhere.

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Episodes

Poland's Memory Wars, with Jo Harper and Nicholas Richardson

12/5/2018
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Andrew and Michael were joined by Jo Harper, the editor of a new book ''Poland’s Memory Wars: Essays on Illiberalism'' and Nicholas Richardson, who contributed to the book and is a Warsaw Podcast regular. Find more about the book here: http://ceupress.com/book/polands-memory-wars/

Duration:00:57:05

Chinese investment in Poland with Dan Jin

11/27/2018
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Dan Jin is a Chinese professional living in Poland, currently working at Haitong Bank as senior banker. Dan is sharing an objective perspective on growing Chinese investments to Poland. She is explaining why many Chinese investors perceive Poland as a rising star and the gateway to Europe, what sectors they are the most interested in. Apart from sharing her professional view she is going to explain how the life of a Chinese expat look like in Poland.

Duration:00:45:43

Inclusive Economic Growth

10/31/2018
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The audio edition of Nicholas Richardson's blog, which can be found at: http://thepolishedlawyer.com

Duration:00:05:02

The Comedy Scene with Piotr Szumowski

10/23/2018
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We were joined by comedian Piotr Szumowski to discuss the stand-up scene in Poland. Catch his monthly English-language standup night in Warsaw, and follow him on Facebook for updates on the best comedy events in the city: https://www.facebook.com/piotrekszum/

Duration:00:38:19

Warsaw, Brussels and Washington, with Marek Matraszek and Piotr Bonislawski

10/22/2018
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We discussed continued Warsaw-Brussels tensions, the realignment of European politics, and the transatlantic relationship from a Polish perspective. Marek Matraszek is the founder of CEC Government Relations. Piotr Bonislawski is the head of EU Government Affairs at Elanco.

Duration:00:37:44

Polish Identity from a British Perspective with Christian Davies and Paddy Ney

10/9/2018
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What does it mean to be Polish when you were born and raised in the United Kingdom? According to one of our guests this week, Christian Davies: "publicly agonising over our Polishness is the most Polish thing you could possibly do" so, here we are doing just that. Christian Davies is the Guardian's Warsaw correspondent and also writes for Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, the New Statesman, Gazeta Wyborcza, and others. Paddy Ney's films on Polish history and culture have made him perhaps the...

Duration:01:15:27

Poland's Demographic Issues with Nathaniel Espino and Nicholas Richardson

9/26/2018
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Looking at Poland's demographic issues, we discuss: the difficulties with encouraging émigrés to return (9.50), the 500+ programme (15:45), the impact of technology and automation on the labour force (20:50), Poland's refusal to participate in the EU's redistribution plan for immigrants (23:06), the present homogeneity of Polish society and increasing diversity (25.42), labour productivity (42:50), improving education (43:08), suggestions for the government (48:20). The GPF report referenced...

Duration:00:52:02

Is Poland's Economic Growth Sustainable?

9/15/2018
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Nicholas Richardson asks whether Poland's economic growth is sustainable, in this week's audio edition of his blog. Read more from Nicholas at: www.thepolishedlawyer.com

Duration:00:04:59

Paddy Ney on Going Viral in Poland

9/12/2018
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Patrick Ney's films on Polish history and culture have made him perhaps the most well recognised Brit living in Poland. He joined Michael and Andrew to discuss the power of digital content, as well as Polish society, language, and what it means to be a Pole. Watch Paddy's talk at TEDxKazimierz "The day before you die – Why doing what really matters is so important" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGfpC1gd6bQ Subscribe to Paddy's YouTube channel at...

Duration:00:52:52

Discussing Polish football with Marcin Michalak and Krzysztof Szumowski

8/29/2018
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We discuss Polish football with two excellent guests: Marcin Michalak and Krzysztof Szumowski. - Marcin Michalak is the Managing Partner of INNFOOTBALL an agent licensed by the Polish FA; - Krzysztof Szumowski is the Head of Sports Administration at Legia Warszawa. Our host is Andrew de Roy.

Duration:00:45:28

A Trip to Hel with Nick Richardson

8/27/2018
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In this brief episode, Nicholas RIchardson assumed the role of guest host to read the audio version of his blog about... Hel. Nicholas Richardson – Partner at Richardson & Wspólnicy, Director and General Counsel at Development Partners, Vice-Chairman at the British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Duration:00:05:32

A German perspective on Warsaw with Chris Beckmann

8/21/2018
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Our guest in this episode is Chris Beckmann, who shares with us his reflections on life in Warsaw, how he views the real estate market here. Chris is a Senior Vice President responsible for Business Development at Drooms.

Duration:00:28:42

Brexit: the view from Warsaw with Nick Richardson and Guy Pinsent

8/9/2018
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What is the view from Poland on Brexit and its ramifications? Is Poland sympathetic or does it consider Brexit a threat to the unity of Europe? Our guests in this episode of the Warsaw Podcast are: - Nick Richardson - Partner at Richardson & Wspólnicy, Director and General Counsel at Development Partners, Vice-Chairman at the British Polish Chamber of Commerce - Guy Pinsent - CEO of Less Mess Storage S.A, the largest self-storage portfolio in the CEE region,

Duration:00:28:46

Reflecting on Polish politics with Christian Davies (part 2 of 2)

8/9/2018
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Christian Davies is the Warsaw correspondent for the Guardian, and has written for Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, the New Statesman, Gazeta Wyborcza, and others. We discussed the current political situation in Poland and more.

Duration:00:34:45

Reflecting on Polish politics with Christian Davies (part 1 of 2)

8/9/2018
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Christian Davies is the Warsaw correspondent for the Guardian, and has written for Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, the New Statesman, Gazeta Wyborcza, and others. We discussed the current political situation in Poland and more.

Duration:00:30:33

Warsaw-Brussels relations with Marek Matraszek and Piotr Bonislawski

8/9/2018
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What is the view on Poland when looking from Brussels? Our guests in this episode are: Marek Matraszek - Chairman at CEC Government Relations, Piotr Bronislawski - Head of EU Government Affairs and Market Access Central Eastern Europe at Elanco.

Duration:00:40:10