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Bled Strategic Forum Podcast

We are happy to present a series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Throughout the series, the podcast episodes will present more about the Bled Strategic Forum, some of its guests and the important topics discussed at Bled.

Bled Strategic Forum Podcast 2023

Episode 1: Nik Gowing, International broadcaster and Visiting Professor, King’s College, United Kingdom

Episode 1 of season 2 of the Bled Strategic Forum podcast series features a conversation with Nik Gowing, a renowned British TV journalist, foreign affairs specialist, presenter and conference moderator who’s been coming to Bled for many years.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Nik Gowing to discuss the Bled Strategic Forum, challenges of today, and leaders of the future

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Episode 2: Ana Roš, Chef, Hiša Franko and Rodney Dunn, Chef and co-founder, The Agrarian Kitchen

Episode 2 of season 2 of the Bled Strategic Forum podcast series features a conversation with two chefs Ana Roš from Slovenia and Rodney Dunn who came all the way from Slovenia.

Rondey and Ana discuss with Nataša and Aljaž the menu of the future.

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Episode 3: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, National Leader, and Head, United Transition Cabinet, Belarus

Episode 3 of season 2 of the Bled Strategic Forum podcast series features a conversation with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, one of the leading figures of the opposition forces in Belarus. 

Sviatlana discusses with Nataša and Aljaž the future of Belarus – how to proceed, how the partnership with the EU could develop and how to isolate the regime in the country.

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Episode 4: Pranab K. Bardhan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, College of Letters & Science, United States

Episode 4 of season 2 of the Bled Strategic Forum podcast series features a conversation with Pranab K. Bardhan, Professor of Economics at the University of California, and an author of the recently published book “A World of Insecurity: Democratic Disenchantment in Rich and Poor Countries”.

Parnab discusses economic inequalities, worker empowerment, cultural insecurities, and more with Nataša and Aljaž.

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Bled Strategic Forum Podcast 2022

Episode 1: Peter Grk, Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) and Katja Geršak, Executive Director at the Centre for European Perspective

Episode 1 features a conversation with Peter Grk, Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) and Katja Geršak, Executive Director at the Centre for European Perspective about the challenges of organizing the BSF.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Mr Grk and Ms Geršak to discuss more behind-the-scenes tidbits like – how setting up the agenda works, how did the war in Ukraine turn things upside down, who is coming, how much attention organizers pay to the diversity of guests, the ambitions of Young BSF and how to follow the conference online.

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Episode 2: Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia.

Presenting the second episode in the series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Episode 2 features a conversation with Ms Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) invite Minister Fajon for a chat about the 17th edition of Bled Strategic Forum, the importance of stability in Western Balkans for the future of the EU, the spread of harmful content online and Slovenia’s candidacy for non-permanent membership of the Security Council.

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Episode 3: Katarina Barley, Vice-President of the European Parliament

We are happy to present the third episode in the series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Episode 3 features a conversation with Ms Katarina Barley, Vice-President of the European Parliament.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Ms Barley after the BSF2022 to discuss the challenges ahead for the EU and how it can remain a power player, also focusing on the future of the Western Balkan, disinformation wars and what it takes to be a feminist politician.

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Episode 4: Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform

We are happy to present the fourth episode in this series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Episode 4 features a conversation with Mr Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Mr Grant after BSF2022 to address the many futures for the European Union, the state of the relationship between the EU and the UK, whether Macron is a leader that Europe needs and what should be a path forward for Western Balkans.

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Episode 5: Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Presenting the fifith episode in the series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Episode 5 features a conversation with Mr Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Mr O’Flaherty on the state of human rights today and challenges in the future, experiences of people fleeing the war in Ukraine and leading dangerous field operations vs. holding an office job.

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Episode 6: Ali Aslan, international TV presenter and journalist

Join us for the sixth episode in the series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network (this episode was published as a part of Metin čaj podcast, within Metina lista network).

Episode 6 features a conversation with Mr Ali Aslan, international TV presenter and journalist and a big friend of the Bled Strategic Forum.

Hosts of the podcast, Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista), sat down with Mr Aslan to discuss his experiences interviewing global leaders and public figures, moderating events such as Bled Strategic Forum, his thoughts on the state of the media and keeping in touch with world events.

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Episode 6: Ms Julia Jaroschewski, reporter and founder of Buzzing Cities Lab and member of Global Diplomacy Lab

Presenting the seventh and last episode in the series of podcast episodes, prepared in cooperation between Bled Strategic Forum and Metina lista media network.

Episode 7 features a conversation with Ms Julia Jaroschewski, reporter and founder of Buzzing Cities Lab and member of Global Diplomacy Lab.

Hosts Nataša Briški and Aljaž Bitenc Pengov (both Metina lista) sat down with Julia Jaroschewski to discuss the politics of content, the spread of disinformation, Lie Detector project and the battle of narratives in the case of Brazilian president Bolsonaro and his factory of lies. They also spoke about the importance and the dangers of being an investigative journalist and the Rappler in the Philippines.

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