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Goosy_Goosy_Gander_small"Life is a game of the goose" - but what is this mysterious game, and who was the first to play it? Ziemowit Jóźwik throws the dice and takes us on a wild goose chase through time, from Julius Caesar to a deserted English village...

Bread_canyon_smallBread: we mention it in our prayers, we earn it when we go to work, and the Germans are even trying to get theirs protected by Unesco. This simple staple actually contains all the ingredients of a political and cultural superfood.

doerrsmall"In Europe you always wonder, when you sink your spade into the dirt: What's going to come up?" For American writer Anthony Doerr, it's layers and layers of history, memories - and most of it man-made.

Walhalla_smallLost in translation: the weird and wonderful idioms from all over Europe which ought to be part of the English language. This time: how to get "as straight as mud" in Scandinavia...

Bosphorus_Bridge_smallTurkey is entering Europe - via our television sets. We chart the rise of the Turkish serial, and wonder what we can learn about Turkey from the heroes and villains of its telenovelas.

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