Magazine Special: One-Hour Episode on Antifolk

Photo of Heiko Horror Me by Yoko Kikuchi

Photo of Heiko Horror Me by Yoko Kikuchi

  We proudly present a special one-hour Berlin Stories this weekend about Antifolk music in Germany, hosted by Deenah Vollmer and Cricket Arrison. For tracks, band links and more, please check out their fantastic tumblr here. Meanwhile, scroll down for some great pictures of the antifolk community. Deenah Vollmer is a Fulbright Journalist in Berlin this… Read more »

Berlin Stories Summer Episode: The Podcast

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

  If you missed our Summer episode on NPR Worldwide this past week, now you can listen to the whole thing here. Hosted by Anna Winger and Gisela Williams and produced by Bilal Qureshi, our second one-hour Berlin Stories looks at why it has been so hard to get Berlin’s new airport off the ground. We… Read more »

Our Summer Episode Airs Tonight, June 23 at 7pm!

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The time has come! Berliners: tune in to 104.1FM tonight at 7pm (or Monday morning at 8am) to hear Summer episode of Berlin Stories for NPR, a one-hour special hosted by Anna Winger & Gisela Williams and produced by Bilal Qureshi. Below, a taste of what’s to come.
 

Summer Episode: Melissa Drier on Town and Country

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In our Summer episode, airing this weekend as the city heads towards fashion week, we explore the economic challenges facing Berlin’s young fashion designers. No one knows their ups and downs like Melissa Drier, the Women’s Wear Daily correspondent in Germany, who has been covering the Berlin fashion scene for more than 20 years. The ultimate… Read more »

Summer Episode: Introducing The Round Table Restaurant Review

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What do blogger Luisa Weiss, man about town Moritz Estermann and founder of Chef’s Table Sebastian Wussler all have in common? Food of course. And preferably good food. They are also the first guests on Berlin Stories new series: The Round Table Restaurant Review, where host Gisela Williams invites three Berliners to a meal and… Read more »

Summer Episode: The Yellow Lounge Series

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In our Summer episode, Bilal Qureshi hears the Berlin Philharmonic’s Albrecht Mayer play at the legendary nightclub Berghain. The concert was part of Deutsche Grammophone’s Yellow Lounge series, which aims to bring classical music to a whole new generation of listeners. There are Yellow Lounge concerts in cities all over the world, from London to… Read more »

Summer Episode: Tyron Ricketts on Blackface

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In our upcoming summer episode, Anna Winger interviews German actor Tyron Ricketts about the use of blackface in German theater, in which white actors are routinely “painted” to play black roles. Ricketts is one of the most successful black actors in Germany, having played a Kommissar for many years on the popular ZDF crime series… Read more »

Portrait of a Farm: Gut Temmen

Photo by Matthias Koslik

Photo by Matthias Koslik

Berlin is still a city of unusual collaborations: a galerist works with a restauranteur to dream up a project like the Jewish Girls School or a baker might work with a musician to organize a bread and jazz Sunday. The farmer Rolf Henke, whose farm Gut Temmen is located within one of Germany’s largest stretches… Read more »

Berlin Stories Inaugural Episode: The Podcast

Photo by Elizabeth Skadden

Photo by Elizabeth Skadden


 
If you missed it on NPR 104.1FM, you can stream our premiere episode in its entirety right here! And you can already start looking forward to the next one, coming this summer.

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