Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an array of problems ranging from the scandal at Volkswagen to the arrival of up to a million refugees in the country. Gideon Rachman discusses the extent of Germany's difficulties and whether it amounts to a crisis with Stefan Wagstyl and Andy Sharman.
Friday, September 18, 2015
A German reporter considers how the press and public response to the current refugee crisis carries the weight of history.
Monday, September 14, 2015
In response to the ongoing refugee crisis facing Europe, Germany introduced new border controls and dramatically halted all train traffic with Austria.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other nation in Europe—an estimated 750,000 this year alone—but a recent spurt of attacks against refugees have ignited a national debate.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bayreuth's annual opera festival is kicking off with a new production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde by the composer's great-granddaughter, festival director Katharina Wagner.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In Cost of Courage, Charles Kaiser tells the story of André Boulloches, de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, who was betrayed and survived three concentration camps.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
This week is a pretty globe-spanning episode! We talk about the semi-ironic, semi-not-ironic fandom around UK politician Ed Miliband, Katie tells the story of how she built and lost control of a Jason Derulo Facebook group, Ryan teaches everyone about German memes, and then interviews a UK activist about a super viral protest in London to get a sexist ad pulled out of the tube.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Gideon Rachman is joined by Ferdinando Giugliano and Stefan Wagstyl to discuss the growing stand-off between Greece and its eurozone creditors as the language becomes more uncompromising on both sides. What would happen if Greece left the eurozone and are politicians prepared to contemplate such an outcome?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Robert Beachy talks about how the urban sexuality, experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin influenced our understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography.
Monday, September 15, 2014
As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.