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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Among the most hotly anticipated Czech documentaries at the ongoing One World festival is Blix Not Bombs by Greta Stocklassa, which premieres on Saturday.
Major Kunsthalle exhibition explores bohemian art of modern period
Bohemia: History of an Idea, 1950–2000 is the name of a major new exhibition at Prague’s Kunsthalle gallery. We discussed the show with US-based curator Russell Ferguson.
EP72: Matt Field
The recently installed UK ambassador to Prague, Matt Field, discusses Czech-British relations, learning Czech, his experience of life in the city so far and much more.
“Švejk is incredibly topical today”: Manuscript of classic shown in Prague
The original manuscript of Jaroslav Hašek’s classic novel The Good Soldier Švejk was exhibited for one day only on Tuesday by Prague’s Museum of Czech Literature.
Czech visas to end for Russians, Belarusians with second citizenship
Czechia is set to cease issuing visas to Russians and Belarusians who also possess citizenship of other states.
Matt Field: Prague is an incredibly liveable city
Since taking over as UK ambassador in January, Matt Field has quickly established himself as one of Czechia's best-known diplomats. But how does he find living in Prague?
“It’s about people to people”: Irish Embassy again marking St. Patrick’s Day in full
After a gap caused by Covid, the Irish Embassy in Prague is again celebrating St. Patrick's Day in full this year. Ambassador Cliona Managhan discusses what's happening.
“It was very visual”: New doc revisits Covid period in Czechia
Documentary Velké nic (The Great Nothing), looking at aspects of the Covid period in Czechia, hits cinemas on Thursday's third anniversary of the country’s first lockdown.
EP71: Michal Horáček
Michal Horáček, co-writer of several of Czechia's best-loved songs, shares some great stories about his family, the Velvet Revolution, his bid for president and far more.
Kintera: Owners are brave to hang my drawings in their rooms!
Leading Czech artist Krištof Kintera has a new show at Prague's DOX centred on hundreds of his poster-like drawings, which have been assembled for the first time.
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