JaneCroninIn this episode, Jane Cronin and Pilar talk about how Spanish society’s relationship with democracy has changed over the last 30 years. After the interview, Pilar also talks about the involvement of the Spanish government setting up the anti-terrorist group GAL in the 80s.

If you’re interested in the role of government in combatting terrorism in the 80s and in the new political landscape, check out the BBC’s coverage of the incarceration of government officials in 1998 news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/141720.stm.  To find out more about how the new political party Podemos is changing Spain’s political landscape, check out Alan Gandy’s article www.spainbuddy.com/what-have-the-podemos-ever-done-for-us/

sid-front-coverBut we also enjoy a lighter touch in this episode. Jane Cronin talks about how she created a stand-up comedy show in 2008 (and why it didn’t last long), her involvement in a local choir, the bilingual book Las Aventuras de Sid and the rise in popularity of reality TV shows in Spain.

For more on Spanish personalities, check out Jane’s blog and Pilar’s A to Z of Spanish Culture.

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