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This Week in Germany

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This Week in Germany (or TWIG as it is affectionately called) is a weekly downloadable radio show, which brings you the week's events in English.

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This Week in Germany (or TWIG as it is affectionately called) is a weekly downloadable radio show, which brings you the week's events in English.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
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Good way to keep in touch with Germany.

By Tmk503 - Jul 16 2015
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It is a nice way to keep in touch with Germany.

Besser als gut - ist super!

By KillerDynamo - Jun 08 2015
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This podcast has it all - professional, easy-to-understand news, economics, travel, even a film club and psychology profile - not just the blast furnace, as the old saying goes. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in Germany but can’t be bothered to learn that guttural language.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
2
0
0
1

Good way to keep in touch with Germany.

By Tmk503 - Jul 16 2015
Read more
It is a nice way to keep in touch with Germany.

Besser als gut - ist super!

By KillerDynamo - Jun 08 2015
Read more
This podcast has it all - professional, easy-to-understand news, economics, travel, even a film club and psychology profile - not just the blast furnace, as the old saying goes. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in Germany but can’t be bothered to learn that guttural language.
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This Week in Germany

Latest release on Dec 24, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 15 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: 106 - Is Germany at risk of a nuclear meltdown?

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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 hysteria and misinformation? And can green power really provide a viable alternative?

Also on the show, a bloody stabbing on a train in Bavaria sparks worries over terrorist attacks on German soil. Just weeks later, a supposed plot to attack Dusseldorf with machine guns and explosives is uncovered.

In our travel segment, we take a look at Cologne's magnificent cathedral.

And finally, some big news about the future of this very podcast! Head over to http://thisweekingermany.de/beermoney to help us survive!

Jun 08 2016

28mins

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Rank #2: 107 - Brexit! Plus: is Germany doing enough to remember WWI?

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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, on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, we ask the country's leading modern historian whether Germany is doing enough to remember World War One.

Finally, we take a trip to the heartland of the world famous Bauhaus design movement: Dessau!

All that, plus the rest of the week's news in brief!

If you can, please consider donating the price of a beer (just €3.89) to keep this show going! http://thisweekingermany.de/beermoney

Jun 30 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: 112 - Keep Festive and Carry On

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In our Christmas special, we defy the tragedy of the past week and continue just as normal!

For more, head to http://thisweekingermany.de

Dec 24 2016

11mins

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Rank #4: 111 - Hardy, the Stasi and the Fall of the Wall

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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 of that end and how life changed once it fell, Hardy Graupner gives us his first-hand account of that momentous day and the emotional roller coaster that ensued.

Ranging from surprise and excitement to fear and disappointment, Hardy paints us a picture of life in the last days of the GDR.

Nov 09 2016

10mins

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Rank #5: 110 - Berlin MP's post-election murder-suicide

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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 to finish it off, we take you on a trip to one of Olcan's favourite streets in Berlin in Destination Germany!

Oct 11 2016

30mins

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