The Foreign Desk

National anthems

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6 January 2018

Episode 209

30 minutes


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Some are rousing, others are melancholy and some are just plain dreary. They’re belted out at sporting events, chanted in the streets to bring nations together and used as a political tool by those in power. But what makes a great national anthem great, why are so many so terrible and, most importantly of all, which is the best? Andrew Mueller is joined by journalist Alex Marshall, author and broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill and former diplomat John Everard.

6 January 2018

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