A curious and witty exploration of Berlin, by Walrus aka Wouter Bernhardt.
An Update from Berlin
It’s been almost a year after the last episode of Berlinology was published. A show that was completely dedicated to Hartz IV or the unemployed program in Germany. Little did I know that 6 months later, I myself would be on that program, looking out for jobs.
How to Fare Well
On the Hartz reforms, the welfare state and Germany's precarious labour sector.
A perfectly decent chat on capitalism. We visit the Museum of Capitalism in Berlin and attend a socialist demonstration. This is Walrus vs The Beast.
Checkpoint Charlie was one of the hotbeds of the Cold War. What sparked the 1961 tank stand-off between the Soviets and the Americans? And what's wrong with the former border-crossing today?
Thanks to Caroline Marburger. Other voices by Georgia, Chris, Susan, Xavier and Rick.
More information about the history of Checkpoint Charlie at www.berlinology.org
Music by Mark Schilders, Denis Wouters and Svetnik. Image by Walrus
A conversation with Joel Dullroy on the airport that never seems to get finished. With material from the four-part series 'How to F#ck up an Airport".
Original show aired on Radio Spätkauf. http://www.radiospaetkauf.com/category/ber/
Music by Denis Wouters and Mark Schilders.
Meanwhile on the mainland; 15.000 British citizens living in Berlin after Brexit.
Thanks to David Sumner, Georgia Riungu, Ryan Balmer, Daniel Tetlow, Jon Worth, Jonny Whitlam, Zoe Noble, James Glazebrook, Bruce, Jane Golding and Esme Nicholson.
Brits in Europe, The Three Million Group, Expath, Berlin.de, Article 50.
Music by LY Foulidis, Mark Schilders and Svetnik. Image by Georgia Riungu.