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Two friends reach out across the Atlantic to try and make sense of it all: American politics, history, and society; Trump-ism and the COVID crisis. Mike is a Stanford professor, Johannes is a German journalist. Where are the United States headed? Is there hope for the future?

The Americanist Johannes Ehrmann

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Two friends reach out across the Atlantic to try and make sense of it all: American politics, history, and society; Trump-ism and the COVID crisis. Mike is a Stanford professor, Johannes is a German journalist. Where are the United States headed? Is there hope for the future?

    Why are Urban and Rural America so Divided? (#23)

    Why are Urban and Rural America so Divided? (#23)

    Since the United States were founded, its urban population has risen from 5 % to over 80 %. Yet its political institutions remain the same. Mike and Johannes discuss this issue, the American obsession with suburbia, and how to possibly move forward. Also, what would actually happen if you took 5 % of Californians and move them to Wyoming?
    Rate and subscribe wherever you listen! Email us to theamericanistpod@gmail.com
    Mentioned in the show:
    Urban vs rural populations (1790-2010)
    William Penn and Philadelphia's City Grid
    "Saints & Strangers" (Netflix)

    • 37 Min.
    How I Met Muhammad Ali (#22)

    How I Met Muhammad Ali (#22)

    Muhammad Ali would have turned 80 this week. What does he mean for us today? Mike talks about how Ali came up several times in his American history class, how impressed he is by his reinvention of identity, while struggling with his narcissistic side. Johannes shares the story how he met Ali in person, when he came to Germany to pull off his famous magic yet again...
    Rate and subscribe wherever you listen to us and email us to theamericanistpod@gmail.com!
    Mentioned in the show:
    „I am Ali“ Documentaryhttps://www.amazon.de/I-Am-Ali-Muhammad/dp/B00O9HY402
    Billy Crystal Eulogyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XB3sD9QJCI
    „Facing Ali“ Documentaryhttps://www.amazon.com/Facing-Ali-George-Chuvalo/dp/B002Z8CW60
    „Ein Held, wie aus der Tragödie“ (German interview)https://www.arte-magazin.de/ein-held-wie-aus-der-tragoedie/

    • 38 Min.
    #21 Hopes & Highlights - End of Year Pod 2021

    #21 Hopes & Highlights - End of Year Pod 2021

    Mike and Johannes look back on their highlights from 2021 and share their thoughts and outlook on what they are planning for and hoping to achieve in 2022. Thanks for listening to THE AMERICANIST in the past twelve months. Happy holidays everyone!
    Email us at theamericanistpod@gmail.com and rate and subscribe on Apple iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you listen to us.

    • 33 Min.
    #20 The Good News Special

    #20 The Good News Special

    As we've talked plenty EU/US crisis in past episodes, the October episode of THE AMERICANIST PODCAST is all about good news! From COVID-19 booster vaccination shots to more regional supply chains and the upcoming German coalition government.
    Subscribe and rate us - and email with any feedback to theamericanistpod@gmail.com
    Further Reads:
    mRNA technology being used in other applications:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/nrd4278 
    Better supply networks:
    https://hbr.org/2020/09/global-supply-chains-in-a-post-pandemic-world
     
    The change in worker relations to jobs
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/business/economy/economy-workers-labor-force.html

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    #19 9/11 - Where We Were, Where We Are

    #19 9/11 - Where We Were, Where We Are

    20 years after the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, Mike and Johannes remember their personal 9/11 stories, where they were and how this day has changed life in the United States and in Europe.
    Please subscribe and leave a rating on iTunes, Spotify or anywhere you listen - and email us with feedback to theamericanistpod@gmail.com !

    • 37 Min.
    #18 Joe Biden’s First 130+ Days in Office

    #18 Joe Biden’s First 130+ Days in Office

    In the latest episode of THE AMERICANIST Podcast, Mike updates Johannes on the first 130+ days (yeah, we missed the other one) of Joe Biden's presidency: What has been achieved, what is missing, and can America possibly heal and how? All on how Number 46 is doing ... and the usual nonsense in between ... in episode #18.
    Please subscribe and leave a rating on iTunes, Spotify or anywhere you listen - and email us with feedback to theamericanistpod@gmail.com !
     

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Funny, clever & sophisticated

Two Guys, two friends. One American, one German. Talking about all the stuff that comes to mind thinking about the current state of the US. And the orange guy. And election. And a lot more.
Great entertainment.

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