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
55 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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Bilal Qureshi explores the German-English idea of ‘Wanderlust’ through his personal audio archives and conversations with fellow travelers. Does th...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jakob Lewis and his wife Catherine transformed their front yard in Nashville into a garden. From conception to harvest, Jakob meditates on the less...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
Caption: The Big Ponder, Credit: © Goethe-institut
“We have the right to hate Germany because we love it,” German writer Kurt Tucholsky wrote. Listening to positions from both sides of the Atlantic ...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode of the FEHLER podcast is an exploration of mistakes in science and their connection to art. Listen for more!

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 14:27
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In this episode of the FEHLER podcast, Sylvia Cunningham, deputy editor at our partner radio station KCRW Berlin, compiles five stories that show j...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 50:35
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Who hasn’t inadvertently pocket dialed someone? Smartphones are ubiquitous, and so are the phone foibles of the digital age. Jocelyn Robinson tells...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 17:42
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’ve ever tried to work creatively, this one is for you – in this episode of the FEHLER podcast, our producer Bilal Qureshi sits down with fou...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 25:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Roses are red, violets are blue – except for the millions of people worldwide who experience color blindness, or color vision deficiency (CVD). But...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 21:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Our producer Flawn Williams once got caught up in a sticky situation that triggered fears of a nuclear attack while working at a Chicago TV station...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 20:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to this story on how an act of benign neglect transformed Southwest Ohio based WYSO from a small public radio station into a community.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 30:33
  • Purchases: 1