Director

Director
Miroslav Bobek

Miroslav Bobek studied zoology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University in Prague and between 1993 and 2009 worked in Czech Radio. Here he began by popularizing science. In 2000, he founded the division Czech Radio Online and became its editor in chief. In 2005, he laid the ground for the launch of the radio station Leonardo.

When Slovak rapper Rytmus recently added a picture to his Instagram account showing him with a slow loris while on an exotic holiday, he soon reaped a whirlwind of criticism. He inadvertently became the face of a Facebook campaign calling for a...

  When I was nine or ten, I got a paperback book with a white cover. It was written by John Crompton and was called The Life of a Spider. I read it repeatedly at primary school, but I even browsed through it at university, just before my exam...


Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

“Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných křepelek.” The Cameroonian schoolboys laughed as they successfully repeated the Czech tongue-twister after me. We were theirs. Later we handed out decks of cards and began to teach them a modified version of...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

As I write this column, the plane’s flight attendants are handing out heart-shaped sweets and greetings cards. Happy Valentine’s Day!