People, not Stereotypes

It’s a fact: as human beings, we tend to categorise all that happens in our life. This includes objects, experiences, and people. For this reason, a series of questions arises: why do we tend to generalise? Why stereotypes play such a huge role in shaping a community? And why it takes so much time to go get rid of them?
In this episode, you will hear the opinions and experiences of Laurynas, Livia, and Filippo, our colleague volunteers, while Ourania, as a social psychologist, will share with us some knowledge and parameters to understand better what stands behind a stereotype.
We are living a historical moment which is also a great opportunity to review the stereotypes we inherited with the hope of adopting a more inclusive and open attitude towards the other.

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Episode 14: Greek Theatre Music (special)

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Episode 14: Greek Theatre Music (special)
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Together with Christodoulos Andreou, we depart to discover the relations between Greek theater and music. Now, it’s a path through time we have ahead. Rythm and acting; singing and masking – born and raised in Greece around 600 years BC, theatre was inseparable music in its origins!

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Episode 13: Μακεδονικά II (Eastern Macedonia)

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Episode 13: Μακεδονικά II (Eastern Macedonia)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is back to the Greek Macedonia! However, now we shall travel East, closer to the borders with Trace! Here, we will get in contact with a mysterious musical tradition, which only now is started to be well studied. So, Dear Listeners, please hop on this explorative trip through Eastern Macedonia […]

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Inside Eurovision

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Inside Eurovision
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Take a dive with us into the most popular music event worldwide to find out all the secrets of the backstage.

Bringing together more than 40 countries from Europe and beyond, every year Eurovision unites millions of people through music and art. Representing their culture and history, each country performs a unique music show.

But Eurovision is not only about entertainment and glitter. Since the first competition it became a way for contestants to express political, social and cultural issues within their own countries and project the diplomatic relationships with the others.

Enjoy today’s talk with Alex Sanchez!

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Episode 12: Greek Progressive Rock (special)

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Episode 12: Greek Progressive Rock (special)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll went psychedelic! That’s right Dear Listeners, we are about to land in the planet of Greek Progressive Rock. This musical genre initiated in the United Kingdom during the mid 60s. It flourished between the creation of the first synthesizers and a period of great political turmoil. It brought Rock music […]

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Episode 11: Κρητικά (Crete)

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Episode 11: Κρητικά (Crete)
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In the first episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll we focused on the literary-musical tradition of Ερωτόκριτος. We now return to the island of myths and legends, the land of Minos and the Minotaur – the beautiful and mysterious Crete! However, this time we will have a broader look at Κρητικά, Cretan traditional music. […]

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Living Low Waste

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Living Low Waste
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This eleventh episode is entirely dedicated to sustainability and the “zero waste” or “low waste” movement. Everything we do, everything we consume, has an impact on the environment and natural resources. And just because we don’t see it, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

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Episode 10: Μακεδονικά (Central-West Macedonia)

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Episode 10: Μακεδονικά (Central-West Macedonia)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll doesn’t cease to travel! This time, the Dear Listeners are invited to get to know the brass wonders hiden in the Μακεδονικά traditional music of Central-West Macedonia. Land of many empires, notably the one built by Alexandre The Great, and with a very rich history, Macedonia was a beloved tresure […]

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Children of Migrants

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Children of Migrants
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How do Second-generation migrants relate to their cultural background?

What are some of the challenges they faced growing up?

Are these different from the ones they are now facing in their adult life?

Today we invited Magda, Yannis, and Weam to discuss this topic and to know more about their life story.

Listen up and take a dive into this multicultural world!

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Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)

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Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)
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Dear Listeners, Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is about to take you to the other side of Greek culture: we will depart from Smyrna to the traditional music of Epirus! Between both, an unexpected connection arises, deep from the origins of an art called music. However, the landscape is now totally different. Luckly, we can […]