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Nerd podcast #7: Wijbrand and Marijn on cultural politics and losing elections. Special Guest: Melody Deldjou Fard

The party may be the biggest loser in the parliamentary elections, but Melody Deldjou Fard is not sitting back. Now that is a bit the standard response of politicians when they face defeat, but Melody's enthusiasm is convincing. We invited her to the podcast because she is employee has been of Culture Press, before she plunged into politics. And because she a good story has in a party that could still do something to raise its profile in terms of cultural politics.

So we talk about GroenLinks in the seventh episode of the Nerd Podcast. Marijn Lems (who didn't vote GroenLinks) and yours truly, who so did, ask Melody with what story GroenLinks could have had a go, and above all: what should happen to culture. And shouldn't the classical Left properly reinvent itself?

Enough material for three quarters of an hour, in which Deldjou Fard explains to us how things should be done differently. And since the elections are off the table for now, we have plenty of time to check whether it will work.

Wijbrand Schaap

Cultural journalist since 1996. Worked as theatre critic, columnist and reporter for Algemeen Dagblad, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Rotterdams Dagblad, Parool and regional newspapers through Associated Press Services. Interviews for TheaterMaker, Theatererkrant Magazine, Ons Erfdeel, Boekman. Podcast maker, likes to experiment with new media. Culture Press is called the brainchild I gave birth to in 2009. Life partner of Suzanne Brink roommate of Edje, Fonzie and Rufus. Search and find me on Mastodon.View Author posts

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