The Europeans

Award-winning weekly podcasts about politics and culture around Europe.

About the network

The Europeans podcast was born from two bedrooms in Paris and Amsterdam as the brainchild of long-distance friends Katy Lee and Dominic Kraemer. They dreamt of a podcast about Europe that wasn’t just about the Brussels bubble; that made European politics feel accessible and approachable.

Because of the US-centric nature of the mainstream media, they realised they felt better informed about politics on the other side of the Atlantic than what was happening in their own neighbouring countries. And so they went on a mission to make a weekly European podcast that celebrated the continent in all of its messiness and diversity; that put a human face on its politics and policies. Amsterdam-based producer Katz Laszlo joined this mission in 2018, leading the efforts to produce ambitious narrative podcasts about Europe that have since gone on to rack up numerous awards and praise from the likes of The Guardian and The Financial Times.

Warsaw-based producer Wojciech Oleksiak joined two years later, leading the mission to correct the Northern/Western European bias of most coverage of Europe.


The Oatly Chronicles, a podcast mini-series about oat milk and green capitalism. Chosen as The Guardian’s podcast of the week and featured by NPR.

This Is What A Generation Sounds Like, an award-winning eight-part series of intimate stories from young people around Europe, with visuals provided by Are We Europe.

Bursting the Bubble, a three-part series in which we try to figure out how the EU institutions actually work.


Name: Katy Lee

Network details

Size: Under 10 members
Founded: 2017
Geographical focus: European
Type of members: Freelancers
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: No


  • Climate
  • Migration
  • Politics / policy / democracy
  • Social issues


  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Poland


  • Digital formats / multimedia production / interactive journalism
  • Audio journalism / podcasting

Support/join our network

  • Collaborate on editorial projects
  • Collaborate on grant applications
  • Exchange know-how/trainings

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.