We are on a quest to unearth untold stories from some of the most iconic and interesting people to have graced Berlin over the past half-century. The format is an intimate one hour conversation in our studio-kitchen. Beers are served and no topic is off-limits.
Episode 16 - Black Cracker
Rap, poetry, dance, jazz, opera: Black Cracker has done it all. A native of Alabama, the artistic Tausendsassa has made a name for himself as one of the most noteworthy of Berlin’s creators. His projects range from a collaboration with Blixa Bargeld to the Jazz ensemble Grand Pianoramax. In a fitting finale to the second season of the podcast, we talk about life, love, the universe and, of course, Berlin.
Episode 15 - Jaqee
Uganda to Sweden as a refugee, Sweden to Germany as an artist: Jaqee’s destinations in life so far are more than unusual. All the while though, she has managed to create stunning, hard to place music somewhere between Soul, Jazz and Reggae. Since May of 2017 she is back with her new album ‘Fly High’ and talks to us about what it is like to age in the music industry, how to balance motherhood with being an artist, and what her thoughts upon first seeing white people were.
Episode 14 - Ronny Blaschke
In our first ever tea total episode of the pod, we talk to Ronny Blaschke, journalist and author of several books covering the societal background of sports, football in particular. We discuss his trajectory, growing up in Rostock being just a regular football fan, to becoming a journalist in Berlin covering topics such as hooliganism, Nazism and violent extremism in football. Extended rants, personal anecdotes, debates about free market economics, and a quirky intro: this episode has it all.
The podcast feels extremely vital - thumbs up!
It was a pleasure to listen
I got to know about interesting people from Berlin, had a good laugh, a moment of reflection, relaxed a bit and just enjoyed a great, smooth conversation. Keep it up, it's a great project!
Very cool guests with a lot of interesting stories! Fred & Andrew are funny, keep it up!