I left university without any clear idea of what I wanted to do. At first I wanted to be a novelist, but soon discovered that I found sitting by myself all day with my thoughts far too lonely. Armed only with the knowledge that I liked writing and languages, I moved from the UK, where I’d grown up with a Czech mother and Slovak father, to Prague, the city my mother hails from, to teach English. I quickly discovered teaching was not for me, but at a loss as to what else I could do with my degree and experience, I carried on.
In my mid-twenties I discovered podcasts and started consuming them in large quantities, finding that they combined my love of fascinating stories, sound and the spoken word with an intimate, personal medium that I could consume while still looking at the world around me. It took me a while to realise that journalism was about a lot more than just news and politics, but once I did, I knew that radio journalism was where I wanted to go. Eventually I got some freelance work with Radio Prague, and after writing a few pieces, I was lucky enough to be offered a job here. I’ve never looked back.
articles by the author
Prague’s underground tunnels being mapped by robot dogs
A team of Czech robotics researchers recently acquired two new agile dog-like robots and is using them to create a digital 3D map of Prague’s underground tunnel network.
Landscape photographer builds refugee shelter in ex-corner shop
Pavel Oskin, a photographer originally from Belarus, set up a shelter for Ukrainian refugees in an empty building slated for demolition. But the donations are drying up.
Departure of Soviet troops officially marked for first time
Departure of Occupying Forces Day is having its debut on Saturday June 25, the day the protocol expelling Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia in 1991 was signed.
Study finds that less than half of Czech children are satisfied with their looks
A new study by researchers from the University of Olomouc on how social media affects children’s self-perception and mental health has found some alarming results.
Young Czech scientist develops revolutionary prostate cancer treatment
Prostate cancer is the most common type among Czech men. We spoke to a young Czech researcher who helped develop a revolutionary new treatment for the disease.
Rock for People begins in blazing sunshine after two-year Covid break
The music festival Rock for People opened its gates to festivalgoers from around the Czech Republic and beyond at noon on Wednesday, after a two-year break due to Covid.
New production of The Bartered Bride divides audiences and critics but director remains unfazed
Twenty-one productions of Smetana’s opera The Bartered Bride have been performed at Prague’s National Theatre, but none have been as divisive as the most recent.
“It looked like a bell cemetery”: New bell cast commemorating thousands stolen by Nazis
A 9801kg bell was cast on Friday to commemorate the 9,801 church bells stolen from Czech territory and melted down for munitions during the Nazi occupation of WWII.
100 days since start of Russian invasion: how much has Czechia helped Ukraine?
June 3 marks 100 days since Russia unleashed a war in Ukraine. We look back at what the Czech Republic has done to help the war-torn country.
Five years on from Czech smoking ban: what are the effects?
Czechia was the last EU country to bring in a smoking ban. On the day the ban came into effect five years ago, we look at its effects on health, attitudes, and the economy.
- « první
- ‹ předchozí
- následující ›
- poslední »