Goethe-Institut

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  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
The Goethe-Institut USA (German Cultural Center), in cooperation and collaboration with American and German radio producers and broadcasters, will produce a series of 50 radio features: “The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series”. We want to give voices from the USA and Germany a chance to tell their stories, making great radio and great audio. Germany and German culture is not the central aspect of the programming – each episode will only have a small connection to Germany – instead, our emphasis is on dialogue and interesting places, people, and things. 

The programs will be designed for broadcast nation-wide in the United States on a weekly basis. All features will be available for free download in podcast format.

Series

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8 Pieces

Simply put, a “Fehler” is a mistake, but it’s also the response to one of life’s big questions: how do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. This podcast takes a deep dive into some of the best errors, faults, and flaws out there.

Caption: The Big Ponder, Credit: © Goethe-institut
91 Pieces

This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a US-German perspective.


Pieces

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Grief is all around us these days. But what exactly is it? And why is it? During a time of global trauma and loss, Jocelyn Robinson seeks to better...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:14
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Have you ever heard of the cartoonist Oliver Harrington? Probably not, but the artist played an instrumental role in German-American history. From ...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Why is a Nazi resistance fighter famous in Brazil yet unheard of in Germany? How did an African American musician become a hero in East Germany? Di...

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  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:35
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As a lifelong photographer and filmmaker, Harald Rumpf has spent decades exploring the cities that his subjects call home. In this retrospective of...

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  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 28:14
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During World War II, over 400,000 German POWs came to the U.S., where they worked on local farms alongside civilians. Cariad Harmon tells the story...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 30:35
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Tosca Terán creates soundscapes using fungi. In this immersive piece, Tosca takes listeners on a soundwalk, pausing periodically to interview other...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 25:59
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The demand for affordable housing has reached an all-time high in both Europe and North America. In this episode, Tomma Suki investigates the housi...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:41
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What happens inside our brains and bodies when we experience something new? What is it like to perform surgery for the first time? Or to swim in a ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:44
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In the endless sunshine of Dubai, Bilal Qureshi revisits Franz Schubert’s acclaimed song cycle “Winterreise.” The lyrics of a heartbroken man’s jou...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 28:48
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Growing up, Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller traveled the world with his family. On their trips, they always made time for a visit to the local zoo: in Ber...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:06
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