'Latvia Weekly' podcast offers topical weekend listening

'Latvia Weekly' has another podcast ready if you are in the mood for some weekend listening. 

"Uzvarēt" (to win) is the word of the week, as the controversial 9th of May "Victory Day" celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany has come into question after statements from the newly politically independent Mayor of Rīga Martiņš Staķis as well as State Police Chief Armands Ruks.

'Latvia Weekly' is an independent English language podcast hosted by Otto Tabuns and Joe Horgan and recorded in Jelgava. Otto joins Joe back in person to discuss the possible implications, as well the latest developments in Latvia's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and other important stories.

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.

 

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