This Week in Germany
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This Week in Germany is a weekly podcast that brings the world to Germany and Germany to the world with stories from news, society and culture in the English language.
||Clean112 - Keep Festive and Carry On||In our Christmas special, we defy the tragedy of the past week and continue just as normal! For more, head to http://thisweekingermany.de||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111 - Hardy, the Stasi and the Fall of the Wall||The 9th of November marks the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and with it the end of the German Democratic Republic and the start of German reunification. But to understand what life was like behind the wall, how it felt to see all...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110 - Berlin MP's post-election murder-suicide||With episode 110, we are 110% Berlin! We cover just about everything, ranging from the local elections that took place in Berlin recently, to the strange and tragic story about the local Berlin politician who was involved in a murder-suicide, and then..||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109 - Taxation without Representation||With local elections taking place in certain states and the general election coming up next year, we take a look at the status of non-citizens living in Germany and their voting rights. Later in the show, Olcan takes us into the wilderness in this...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108 - Is Merkel's immigration policy to blame for terrorism?||In the aftermath of the tragic events in the south of Germany this month, we discuss the reactions to these stories and what common misconceptions have emerged as a result. Later on in the show we take a look at alternative medicine and its position..||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean107 - Brexit! Plus: is Germany doing enough to remember WWI?||Germany is reeling after Britain decides to leave the European Union. Now, Germany will be without a policy pal in the Union, and trade between the two could be impacted. We break down the Brexit fallout and analyse what it means for Germany. Also,...||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean106 - Is Germany at risk of a nuclear meltdown?||In this episode, we look at Germany's nuclear energy future. In 2011, Angela Merkel announced a plan to shut down all atomic power plants - making Germany the only country in the world to do so. But is this a populist policy brought about by...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105 - Why has Berlin banned Airbnb?||You may think if you own a home you can do what you want with it - not so in Berlin. If you'd like to rent out your home to holidaymakers you could face a hefty fine. We'll be finding out why. Obama was in town to reinforce German-American ties and...||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104 - Why do Germans watch dubbed movies?||Dubbing is something English native speakers are very unfamiliar with back home. Imagine Brad Pitt moves his mouth but completely different sounds come out - and in German. Olcan Hiller delves into the world of dubbing and speaks to the people that...||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking Forward To Future Episodes
4 Star review only because it's very new and the hosts are still feeling their way somewhat. Give it a few more episodes and the rating could very well go to 5 Stars. But they do a good job getting the news across and some of the features such as Germany A to Z are very well done. I'd double the time for that from 1 to 2 minutes.
Best German Related Podcast
I was an exchange student in Leipzig and Stuttgart and this podcast is my favorite way to keep up with German news since I've been back. I also read news from German papers and this podcast provides a great summary of events along with awesome features such as Destination Germany and the German Quiz show. It's a really great way to expose yourself to German history and culture. The hosts balance sounding professional and personable and you can tell they're passionate about what they are doing. Thumbs way up!
Good listening experience.
I'm an American listener who enjoys this podcast. The two hosts preent professional news with some humor, they share knowledge about German cities to visit and people to know, and often have interesting guests. I also enjoy their trivia and theme music. Good listening all around.