"Vējš" is the word of the week as wind causes trouble throughout Latvia, including for the crew of a ferry blown into Ventspils port's promenade. Otto and Joe discuss this along with potential plans for an LNG terminal in Latvia, signs from the national government that large 9th of May gatherings could be banned, pre-election political intrigue in the governing coalition, and more.
'Latvia Weekly' is an independent English language podcast hosted by Otto Tabuns and Joe Horgan and recorded in Jelgava.
According to its creators the podcast "breaks down the biggest stories in and around Latvia each week and aims to make the news understandable and easy to follow", providing analysis and context to help people get to know the country in a deeper way. It has guests and features a 'word of the week' to grow your Latvian language vocabulary.
There are already more than 150 episodes available to listen to and download on the Soundcloud platform. It is not affiliated in any way with LSM – we just think it's consistently interesting.