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
73 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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Community is the story of our lives. It is who we are, who we have been, and who we hope to become. Melissa Gerr visits Jewish congregations in Bal...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:19
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Have you ever thought about dropping everything to pursue your passion? Susanne Papawassiliu profiles Mike Powers who left his life in Florida behi...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 28:48
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How many people will you meet in your lifetime? How many will you remember? Fascinated by the countless chance encounters in their own lives, Susan...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:45
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Cariad Harmon and her partner John Kesling embark on a long-awaited cross-country road trip. Cariad interviews locals and fellow travelers of all k...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 28:33
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Our ability to hear is fully formed after just four and a half months in the womb. From this early age, sound shapes our worldview. Jim McKee, a so...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:23
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Americans on the East Coast were in awe when Brood X, an enormous group of 17-year cicadas, suddenly emerged from underground to mate. Melissa Gerr...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
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By the 1920s, people had begun using coin-operated record booths to create audio souvenirs — immortalizing their thoughts and feelings on a disc. C...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 28:54
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In her early 20s, Sibylle Baier recorded 14 folk songs that she says saved her life. Then, she packed the tape away and forgot about it. Decades la...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Working with personal diary entries, Dina Elsayed and Monika Müller-Kroll take listeners on a journey through the seasons to different places in th...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:11
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There exists a strong tradition of hunting in both Germany and the U.S. However, the cultures surrounding this pastime differ more than you might t...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 2