White collar boxing is a global phenomenon but completely unknown in Poland, until now. Julian Szumowski from Biznes Boxing Polska has raised almost a million złoty for charitable causes bringing businesspeople, politicians and even a priest into the boxing ring - to fight each other. Here the remarkable story in the latest #HeartofPoland.Watch Julian spring a nice surprise on our host Patrick Ney at the end. Did Patrick survive?!
Poles are crazy for Italian food and culture! Poland and Italy have centuries of shared culture and history. They even reference each other in their national anthems. Italian chef Cristina Catese has lived in Poland since 2001. She learnt the secrets of classic Italian food from her Grandmother. Today, she passes those classic dishes on to Poles through her work as a TV presenter and chef for the akademia kulinarna whirlpool. Find out • Where you can get the best Italian food in Poland• How an Italian person manages a Polish winter • What Poles are missing about Italian food Liked this episode? Share it on and watch the other HeartofPoland episodes with fascinating people leading fascinating lives.
Communism is collapsing. A young Roger Moorhouse is watching it all on TV, fascinated and inspired by Poland. He goes on to study Central European History with... Norman Davies.
In this latest episode of #heartofpoland our host, Patrick Ney, sat down with Daniel Tilles from the @NotesfromPoland blog to talk about his life in Poland. Daniel talks about the explosion of interest in Poland in recent years and his life as an Assistant Professor of History at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.
To mark the official ceremonies around the National Day of Remembrance for the Cursed Soldiers, our host @paddyney takes viewers on a special journey back in time to a world in which WWII DOESN’T end in 1945. What follows is a bloody guerrilla battle between Poland’s Home Army and the Communist authorities determined to stamp out democracy in Stalin’s new empire. In this episode find out why the Polish Home Army continued to fight against communism, discover the horrific conditions in which Resistance fighters were tortured, interrogated and murdered by communists, and visit the Museum in Warsaw dedicated to remembering political prisoners under communism.
Adam Zamoyski is one of the most well known authors on Poland. The son of Polish aristocrats who were forced to flee Poland and live in Britain during the war, his personal story reflects that of Poland’s. His books, including the bestseller ‘Poland’ have been read all around the world. In this episode of #heartofpoland Adam talks about his life and work and his view on Polish history.
The sky really ISN'T the limit for Maciej Margas and his partner, Aleksandra Łogusz. When every other photographer was content with standard drone shots, Maciej took to higher skies.
Born to a mixed-race family in 1980s Poland, Patrycja Kazadi always seemed destined for a life under the spotlight and glare of the camera. Aged two she landed her first theatrical role, when she was singing in the mirror in a shoe shop and a theatrical director approached her mother. Since then she's gone on to star in dozens of television programmes as a host, presenter and broadcaster. As if that wasn't enough she's also an accomplished musician (currently working on her third album) and businesswoman. What is it like to be on television on Poland? How does Patrycja Kazadi deal with the stress and strain of a life in the public eye? Did any racism in Poland ever hold her back? In this interview with our host Patrick Ney, Patrycja talks about all this and much more.
Miko Marczyk is a champion Polish rally driver making waves in the fast, aggressive sport. Aged just 23, he's already competing at the top national level of rally driving and looks set to have a bright future in the sport. As a very small boy, he was a natural behind the wheel. Today, Miko is a member of the Skoda Polska Motorsport team, one of the youngest ever rally drivers to compete at this level.
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.