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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Foreigners: Slovakia’s city of tolerance has a lot to offer

Košice is not only about St Elisabeth Cathedral and ice hockey.20. Feb 2020, at 11:48

Wintertime in Košice.
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Forget Romeo and Juliet. A Slovak Verona recounts a real-life love story

The love between Andrej and Marína was not meant to be.13. Feb 2020, at 15:00

Banka lásky or Love Bank in Banská Štiavnica, central Slovakia.
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Grandma explains how to make Slovak doughnuts

Pampúchy or šišky are simple and cheap to make.6. Feb 2020, at 12:36

Pampúchy or šišky are a common sweet dish in Slovakia.
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Kuciak murder trial: Expert does not identify murderers on videos 100 percent

Marček to be handled in a separate case.3. Feb 2020, at 23:58

Marian Kočner attends day 7 of a trial regarding the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová on February 3, 2020, in Pezinok.
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Two mines near Bratislava that provide you with a breath of fresh air

Get on a tram and walk up two hills: Malá Baňa and Veľká Baňa.30. Jan 2020, at 12:25

Malá Baňa
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Civil society seen as the best cure to safeguard democracy

Relations between NGOs and the state are not defined by mutual trust.24. Jan 2020, at 11:34

Martin Gierl serves as the Plenipotentiary of the Government of Slovakia for the Civil Society from 2014
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Free society: A strong government, businesses, but also a functioning civil society

Co-CEO of the Pontis Foundation Michal Kišša talks about Pontis' projects and more.24. Jan 2020, at 11:33

Co-CEO of the Pontis Foundation Michal Kišša
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UPDATED: Kuciak’s boss: I'm 100 percent sure Kočner ordered the murder

Judges to announce on January 22 if they will accept Threema texts as evidence.21. Jan 2020, at 13:27

Ján Kuciak's colleagues
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Haščák said the message he got from Kočner was not about Kuciak

Two people have already been punished in the murder case.20. Jan 2020, at 21:46

Penta financial group partner Jaroslav Haščák was called forward to the court because of a message Kočner had sent to him prior to the Kuciak murder
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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Spectacular Slovakia with almost 60,000 plays in 2019

Listen back to the 10 most listened to Spectacular Slovakia episodes.2. Jan 2020, at 13:39

Artificial snow is being made at the ski resort Vrátna Malá Fatra-Paseky, central Slovakia, on December 2, 2019.
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Slovak girls kept seeking the right man also at Christmas

Spectacular Slovakia will take listeners on a Slovak Christmas tour.19. Dec 2019, at 16:32

A Christmas market in Zvolen, central Slovakia, on December 13, 2019
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Bringing World to the Classroom

Whistleblowing is like a visit to the dentist's

You know it will hurt but you also know it is the right thing to do, says Pavol Szalai.13. Dec 2019, at 12:17

Pavol Szalai
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Corruption starts with an individual

A survey found 80 percent of Slovaks believe corruption is now a more serious problem than before.13. Dec 2019, at 11:53

Let’s Stop Corruption Community of about 50 members has created local branches in regions to fight and talk about corruption with locals
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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava

Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the latest episode.12. Dec 2019, at 15:47

The last gas light in Bratislava was put out with a bamboo pipeline in 1965 at Školská Street. Listen to more interesting facts about the capital in the latest Spectacular Slovakia episode
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Asian bistros, Putin tees, and English books. Welcome to Miletička

The fruit and vegetable open-air Bratislava market hides much more.5. Dec 2019, at 15:12

People queue up for sauerkraut at Miletička ahead of Christmas on December 21, 2017
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What does Kendrick Lamar share with Schöne Náci?

Learn 10 unusual facts about Bratislava in this week’s podcast.28. Nov 2019, at 10:29

People may come across the statue of Schöne Náci near the Main Square in Bratislava
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A Slovak bot to uncover fake news in Lithuania

Checkbot has checked more than 11,000 links in Slovakia.22. Nov 2019, at 8:16

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Checkbot educates and warns. It never tells the truth

Nearly one half of Slovaks tend to believe disinformation.22. Nov 2019, at 4:26

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Set off to the Trenčín Region to conquer a cone-shaped hill

Western Slovakia hides a number of hiking spots well worth a visit.21. Nov 2019, at 20:35

The sun sets in a village underneath the Kršlenica hill
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The Velvet Revolution embodies a peaceful change

Professor Ľubica Lacinová remembers her life before and after 1989.14. Nov 2019, at 16:26

A total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
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