The Agora

The Agora is a podcast created by the team behind MacroPolis. It’s a political and economic analysis website based in Athens.

In this podcast series, we examine political, economic and social developments in Greece. But our podcasts will also look at what’s happening in the world around us.

We provide listeners with insight from our own experts and analysis from special guests.

If you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora.

To get an idea of the kind of insight we provide, check out The Agora blog, which has being going strong since 2013.

Our theme music is a track called Straight Line Blues and has been kindly provided by the Burgundy Grapes.

Nick Malkoutzis

Nick Malkoutzis is the editor of MacroPolis, an independent political and economic analysis service he founded with Yiannis Mouzakis. Since 2013, MacroPolis has built a strong reputation for providing valuable insight and data that makes sense of events in Greece. Previously, Nick was the deputy editor of Kathimerini English Edition. His articles have also appeared in Die Zeit and The Guardian. Nick has written about Greece, its politics and economy, for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Journal of the British Academy. He was awarded the Ernest Udina prize for European journalism in 2015.

Phoebe Fronista

Phoebe Fronista is a news producer, director and writer based in Athens, Greece. She has covered the political, financial and refugee crises in Greece for Reuters TV and other media outlets since 2011 and is now producing MacroPolis's The Agora podcast. She is an alumna of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and a 2019 Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellow, taking part in the 2020 Parontes (Being Present) multiplatform project and subsequent documentary film. A former arts reporter specializing in theater, her interests include archaeology, opera, and her home state, New Jersey.