Previously in Europe is a weekly podcast following news and politics across Europe.

Hugh and Kieran casually discuss the big events of Europe from Athens to Oslo, Paris to Zagreb

We also try to cover stories which have had less coverage in the English language press. A big motivation for starting the podcast was our annoyance at the skewed nature of mainstream press coverage of European events, including internal EU happenings. The ‘but how does this relate to your country’ nature of a lot of coverage makes sense; however we like to try see things from the perspective of the local population and Europe as a whole.

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Kieran Dold

A designer/comedian with a weird obsession with EU politics, political opinions range from centre-left social democracy to full anarcho-communism who wishes to destroy the state and capitalism (depending on blood sugar levels). I enforce the “No Election Left Behind” rule (you’re welcome Liechtenstein) and the Eurovision definition of Europe (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan! Israel and Australia is pushing it though). Generally believes in further EU integration that directly benefit individuals and while I’m not a massive Eurovision fan, I’m certainly an obnoxious Eurovision fan.

Hugh O’Brien

Software developer with a psychology degree by day, podcaster with a psychology degree by night. The podcast serves as an outlet for my political and polls junkie tendencies. Political views tend to skew left on most issues but party affiliation is non-existant. Electoral reform is necessary in most countries in Europe and rarely gets the attention it deserves…

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This Site

The idea of this site is to supplement the podcast. We were generating a lot of content and having discussions which didn’t make the podcast. We also often had ideas for interesting pieces of data to visualise. This serves as a place which brings together all the Previously in Europe content into one place.