America matters to Poland. Home to so many of the Polish diaspora, during the long years of communism America was a shining beacon of freedom, opulence and opportunity. Dorota Dąbrowska, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, grew up in Texas, but from the moment she visited Poland as a 10-year old, she was hooked. When many in Poland wanted to escape the country, she was determined to move to it. A chance meeting gave her the opportunity to do just that and she's never looked back.Find out about Americans in Poland and the role of the American Chamber of Commerce in this interview, conducted by our host Patrick Ney.
Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables. You name it, Daniel Wyszagrodzki has sweated over every word of the world's most famous musicals. But translating star shows is just part of Daniel's rich career history. Since landing in New York as a young Polish boy in the 1980s, Daniel's love affair with music, theatre, travel and writing has seen him go around the world and write numerous books, including three this year! In this episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney talks to Daniel about his career as a journalist, author and translator.
Originally from the USA, Nick Sinckler conquered Polish hearts when he appeared on a Polish singing competition back in 2010. Viewers were blown away by his incredible voice and his positive outlook on life. Since then Nick has gone on to tour Poland and the world and work with dozens of top Polish singers and producers - and has never lost his sunny disposition. During the show Nick sings two acapella versions from his Polish language album 11x11. Discover how Nick moved to Poland and built up his career, the adventures and challenges he faced along the way and what he loves and dislikes about the country. The show is hosted by Patrick Ney.
This week Patrick talks to Kari Mruz, General Manager at the Cambridge Innovation Centre, one of the world’s largest business and entrepreneurship incubators based in Warsaw.
In this special festive episode of Heart of Poland, join The First News as we walk around the streets of Warsaw and learn more about Christmas in Poland and Christmas traditions in Poland. Sees the sights and smells of a traditional Christmas market in Warsaw guided by Warsaw tour guide, Kuba Wesołowski and our regular host, Patrick Ney.
In a candid interview with TFN’s Patrick Ney, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks for the first time on camera about his teenage years and opposition to communist authoritarianism. Regularly interrogated, beaten and harassed, Morawiecki faced death threats and persecution. This interview was given to mark the 37th anniversary of one of the worst massacres during Poland's Martial Law, the massacre at the Wujek mine on the 16th December, 1981. As the son of leading activist, Kornel Morawiecki, the Prime Minister's story is relatively unknown even in Poland. Until now. Watch this interview (Polish with English subtitles) to discover the full story.
Moving to Poland, living and successfully finding work in Poland was a big challenge for the most popular Mexican in Poland, David Huerta Beltran, otherwise known by his blog name Chido-Fajny.
As you walk the streets of Warsaw and many other cities in Poland, you are not alone. Buzzing about your head are millions of bees that come from hundreds of hives deliberately placed right in the centre of town. They are there because some beekeepers passionately believe in the quality of urban beekeeping and its power to educate the young and old alike about the importance bees play in our ecology and diets. Kamil Baj has been at the forefront of the urban beekeeping revolution in Poland and takes us through his journey, from ditching his corporate 9-5 to starting a buzzing new business.
When you're one of Poland's best known presenters and TV personalities, how do you deal with the adoration, the pressures of being a role model, as well as the online hate? In this emotional and moving episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney talks to Anna Kalczyńska, presenter of one of Poland's most-watched breakfast TV programmes, Dzień Dobry TVN.
Julia Szopa studied Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence before embarking on a global career in tech start ups. As CEO of Startup Poland, Julia works to help build Poland's growing tech startup scene. Poland's economy is growing fast. Tech entrepreneurs from outside Poland are taking notice. In this episode of Heart of Poland, Julia describes her personal journey into the exciting startup ecosystem and how Startup Poland has helped shape the country's understanding and attitude to business. Along the way she describes the unique business qualities Poles have - and some of the challenges of doing business in Poland.