Sounds like Europe

Sounds like Europe explores the rich cultural diversity of Europe through its cross-border productions. In collaboration with the University of Roma Tre, the podcast delves into projects like the WePod Project, highlighting the stories behind the co-productions. Hosted by Javi Caminero and joined by experts, each episode reveals how creativity and collaboration define the European spirit in a changing world.

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Episode 12 | Branded podcast in Europe: the case of Blum

More and more people are listening to podcasts, and that translates into interest from brands and sponsored content.  A very clear example of how branded content has made its way into podcasting in recent years is Blum, an audio thriller sponsored by Switzerland Tourism and produced by the Spanish production company El Extraordinario. To find out more about Blum and the state of branded podcasting in Europe, Javi Caminero is joined by Marcus Hurst, Creative Director of El Extraordinario.

2024-06-10 20:35

Episode 11 | Learning about podcasts in Portugal

Is it easy to thrive in Portugal for independent podcast producers? What does the future hold for podcasting there? On this episode of Sounds Like Europe, Javi Caminero is joined by Luís Sousa, Content Director at Bruá Podcasts, to understand better the landscape and current status of the podcasting industry in Portugal.  Listen to Luís’ recommendations.

2024-05-27 25:36

Episode 10 | How do live radio and podcasts coexist in Europe?

In this episode, host Javi Caminero tries to find out what the relationship between podcasts and mainstream radio is like in some of the countries with the biggest podcast markets in Europe. To do this, he talks to Bertrand Spinelli, Director of Skyrock Public in France; Andrea de Cesco, Director of Chora Academy at Chora Media in Italy; and Ana Alonso, head of SER Podcast in Spain. 

2024-05-13 10:55

Episode 9 | Learning about podcasts in Hungary

Podcasts can be very useful when it comes to analyzing a society. That’s why we’d like to dedicate some episodes of Sounds Like Europe to dive into the insights of podcasting in different countries of Europe. In this episode, Javi Caminero is joined by Márton Bede, Hungarian journalist and podcaster from 444, our Hungarian partner in the WePod project. 

2024-04-29 19:49

Episode 8 | Let’s do some recap

It’s been now more than four months since we began this adventure. Many of our cross-border productions are already underway and we are lucky enough to see them unfold and grow. Our colleagues of the University Roma Tre are playing a crucial role documenting everything related with the WePod Project and the process of every coproduction. In this episode, Javi Caminero is joined by Marta Perrotta, professor and investigator at he University Roma Tre.  

2024-04-15 15:55

Episode 6 | What is the best way to discover a new podcast

Finding a new podcast to listen can be a challenging task. To discuss which are the best ways to discover new podcasts, Javi Caminero is joined by Andrea de Cesco, Director of Chora Academy at Chora Media, our italian partner in the WePod project, and founder of ‘Questioni d’orecchio’, the first italian newsletter dedicated to podcasts. 

2024-03-18 21:02

Episode 5 | Podcasts for kids: your future audience is already listening

Podcasts can be a very useful tool to learn new things. They can also be funny, engaging, or exciting. Podcasts can talk to kids about things they know or introduce them to a wide range of unimaginable topics. To understand how a good podcast can impact a kid’s mind, Javi Caminero talks to Dan Simpson, host of one of the UK’s biggest kids and family podcasts: ‘Fun Kids Science Weekly’. 

2024-03-04 11:55

Episode 4 | Creating original music for a podcast

Podcasts are now more complex than ever. We are used to listening to amazing documentaries or fictions that are possible thanks to the hard work of producers, sound designers, scriptwriters... However, having a great soundtrack can be crucial when it comes to creating a unique podcast. To understand everything regarding this matter, Javi Caminero is joined by Luca Micheli, Sound Director and Head of Music at Chora Media, our Italian partner in the WePod project.  

2024-02-19 18 min

Episode 3 | How does Europe listen to podcasts?

Podcasts have become a global phenomenon. However, the success of a podcast is heavily conditioned by its social context. The formats that are huge hits in Spain could be less successful in Poland, or Ireland. On this episode, Javi Caminero is joined by Edu Alonso, Head of Podcast for Southern and Eastern Europe at Spotify, to understand how the European audience listens to podcasts.

2024-02-05 18 min

Episode 2 | Press freedom and podcasting in the Balkans

In this episode of 'Sounds Like Europe' we tackle a very important topic: the intersection of press freedom and the podcasting industry in the Balkans.

To analyse this issue, Javi Caminero is joined by News Decoder journalist Andrea Knezevic and Ljudmila Jankovic, a journalist for the Press Freedom Foundation in Serbia. 

2024-01-22 18 min

Episode 1 | How to start a cross-border podcast

In this first episode of 'Sounds Like Europe' we look for the answer of a very important question: How do you start a cross-border podcast?

Now, four months into the WePod project, two co-productions are already underway. To explain how you manage to coordinate a cross-border podcast collaboration, our host Javi Caminero talks to Alexander Damiano Ricci, Chief Operating Officer of Bulle Media and coordinator of the WePod project. 

2024-01-08 17 min