Our Contributors: Rachel Stern

Credit: Nick Simpson

Credit: Nick Simpson

Rachel Stern is a 2013-14 Fulbright Young American Journalist. She first lived in Berlin in 2012 as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the politics department of SPIEGEL ONLINE. Her work has appeared in various U.S. and German publications, including Slate, The Christian Science Monitor, Deutsche Welle and The Huffington Post. A graduate of the… Read more »

Authors Explore Utopia in Berlin


On the upcoming Berlin Stories magazine for NPR Berlin, which airs this Saturday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 8 a.m., we feature three authors who in their own way touch on the theme of utopia in Berlin. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, the acclaimed author of A Sense of Direction, reads a humorous excerpt from the book… Read more »

Our Contributors: Thalia Gigerenzer


Thalia Gigerenzer is a German-American writer and radio producer based in Berlin. She’s written for The New York Times, Modern Farmer, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and India’s The Caravan. Before moving back to Berlin, she spent a year in Delhi on a Fulbright scholarship, and made radio for The Kitchen Sisters and London’s Resonance… Read more »

Our Contributors: Carolyn Beeler


Carolyn Beeler is a radio reporter and a 2013-2014 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. Before moving to Berlin, Carolyn covered health and science at WHYY in Philadelphia and reported and produced for NPR in Washington, D.C. on a Kroc Fellowship. She has reported from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Cape Town, South Africa. Carolyn… Read more »