Having moved from my native Ireland to the then newly established Czech Republic in 1993, I was hired at Radio Prague in late 2001. Within a few weeks of joining the station I had got to interview two members of Monty Python (Jones and Gilliam) and thought, This is the job for me. Since then I have reported on all manner of subjects, ranging from Czech accession to the European Union to an oyster eating contest on Old Town Square. My steady feature in recent years has been the interview slot One on One and though it is challenging constantly finding guests it has been a fantastic experience. Recording the monthly My Prague has also been a treat, with subjects almost invariably taking me to at least one spot with which I had previously been unfamiliar.
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“He really elevated the event”: Pavel first president in years to attend Roma Holocaust event
On Sunday President Petr Pavel became the first Czech head of state in decades to attend an annual memorial in South Bohemia to victims of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust.
A handmade tale: Leon Jakimič on making Lasvit “Czechia’s first new global luxury brand”
Lasvit is Czechia’s top exporter of glass and light installations, producing stunning creations for high-end locations around the world. We meet its founder Leon Jakimič.
Pilsner Urquell Experience: Top Czech beer gets new Prague attraction
Visitors to Prague can now learn about the classic pale lager at the Pilsner Urquell Experience, intended to be analogous to the likes of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Russell Crowe to get award – and sing – at Karlovy Vary opening
The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have announced that Hollywood star Russell Crowe will attend the 57th edition.
Why has number of Czechs living alone hit nearly 40 percent?
A new report has found a sharp rise in the number of single-occupant homes in Czechia, from 32 percent in 2011 to 39 percent a decade later. What is behind this jump?
Pavel criticises government communication – but is he right?
President Pavel has said this week that Petr Fiala’s coalition government is poor in communication with the public, echoing a commonly heard assertion. But is he right?
EP73: Pavel Trojan
Pavel Trojan was appointed head of the Prague Spring International Music Festival last year. He Czechia's top classical event -- and his own sometimes suprising background.
“I can’t wait to share them with the audience”: Parts of Karlovy Vary programme revealed
Two months before it kicks off, the organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have just revealed the first details of this year’s programme.
Legalise it? Czechia moving closer to regulated cannabis but obstacles remain
The Czech cabinet recently approved drug policies that include introducing a regulated cannabis market. Details are being fine-tuned but there already obstacles in sight.
Pavel Trojan: All my previous professions give me good base for heading Prague Spring
The 78th Prague Spring International Music Festival, will kick off, as every year, on May 12. But this time out it will have a new director: 38-year-old Pavel Trojan.