Last weekend more than 100,000 people descended on the towns of Allinge and Sandvig on the island of Bornholm. They’ve come to The People’s Democratic Festival, Folkemødet, to hear people talk.
Several hundred tents are pitched throughout the two towns and inside them people can be found debating, day and night. The hosts are political parties, media, lobby groups and NGOs. All use the opportunity to pitch their agenda and engage their audience.
I spent three days at Folkemødet, soaking up debates, drinking beer in the harbour and talking to as many people as I could.
So this episode is slightly different. It’s a reportage of my long weekend, made up of five short interviews, and sound that captures the atmosphere. Among the guests is economist Bjørn Lomborg, newly elected MEP Karen Melchior, and cannabis activist Cutter Mehri.