One of the world’s most famous Poles, John Paul II played a significant role in the contemporary social history of Poland. In this 114th episode of our impossible mission to find the heart of Poland, Patrick Ney speaks to George Weigel, the world’s biggest selling biographer of John Paul II about his memories of the Polish Pope alongside some fascinating archival photos from his life. Hear George speak about John Paul II’s role in the downfall of Communism, what shaped his personality, as well as amusing anecdotes like what he said when he met singer Bob Dylan.
Eminent Polish-Jewish composer and pianist Władysław Szpilman was a household name in pre-WWII Warsaw, but it was his miraculous story of survival during the war that would later form the basis for the Oscar-winning film ‘The Pianist’.
What do an astronaut, a military jet pilot and a simultaneous interpreter have in common? - Making decisions in a fraction of a second.
British Entrepreneur and investor Richard Lucas first made it in business in Poland in the 1990s and he hasn’t looked back. After 30 years of living and working in Poland, hear him telling TFN’s Patrick Ney his best advice on how to start and sustain a profitable business and perhaps make a million złoty along the way!
British Business and Social Entrepreneur, Richard Lucas talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of being a foreigner in Poland in the 1990’s on his 30 year anniversary of living in the country. He reveals how he made it in business despite speaking zero Polish, what he doesn’t miss about the 90s, what annoyed him, and what he found ‘charming’ about being in Poland in its first post-Communist decade.
Monica Zielinski moved from America to Poland a few years ago to rediscover her roots and has since embarked on a whirlwind ride from online YouTube star to TV personality, featuring in the primetime show 'Ameryka Da Się Lubić' on TVP.
Multiple Emmy award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg reflects on his recent travels around Poland. Discover how Peter somehow wrangled the most unusual tour guide ever, the Polish Prime Minister, on a 6 day trip around the country of Poland for his programme 'The Royal Tour' for PBS.
In this episode we meet Paddy Ney, the host of TFN's Heart of Poland video series.
Coronavirus was paralysing the global economy and fear was in the air the last time we talked to Economist Piotr Arak of the Polish Economic Institute. Are mass job losses around the corner? What will inflation to do Poland's economy? Are Polish consumers terrified about future prospects? Find out all this and more in this episode of #HeartofPoland
Hear from one of Youtube's biggest Polish-American stars on her life as a Pole in America, growing up in Chicago's Polish community. As an author, entrpreneur and film maker she's been on a journey to discover her Polishness and rediscover the country of Poland.