Everything you need to know about German politics if you don't quite care enough to read, but still feel persistently outraged. Also megacans.
Megan's Megacan, March 6, 2021 - Lockdown Lockerung
Germany's many governments have come up with a five-point plan for the loosening of coronavirus rules. It means we can start having pedicures before heading to the garden centre to pick up those blooming crocus bulbs. But why is Germany so bad at vaccinating people? And how come the AfD won a day in court? And there's a chat about gin. Make it happen!
Megan's Megacan, February 23, 2021 - Rent Cap Unscrewed
Berlin's rent cap is a year old, so has it worked? Megan and Konrad apply their usual laser-like statistical analysis to the property market data, forensically dissecting the complex legal situation. Meanwhile a Nazi concentration camp guard has been flown from the US to Germany, but is not going to be prosecuted, and Konrad drinks a Johnnie Walker for main and a Jack Daniels for afters. It's DAS NEWS!
Megan's Megacan, February 13, 2021 - Flying With Two Cans
Megan's on the wagon, but this show is called Megan's Megacan. That means that -- for the sake of artistic integrity -- Konrad has no choice but to drink two megacans as he navigates the choppy waters of the German News. This week, lockdown update, Berlin's weird neutrality law, and abusing politicians. Es ist News Zeit!
Megan's Megacan, January 30, 2021 - Hessen In A Can
The state of Hesse is home to Kristina Hänel, the newly-named Walter Lübcke School, and Apfelwein - three good reasons to do a Hessen Special. Konrad reports on the end of another Nazi trial, Megan catches up with the cosmic mystery that is the continued existence of Paragraph 219A in German law, and they both drink fancy cider from a snazzy black can. Prost!
Megan's Megacan, January 17, 2021 - The Dawn of Armin (CDU Picks A Leader Special)
It's over. A yearlong ordeal has come to an end as the CDU finally picks a new leader, in the comforting shape of Armin Laschet of North Rhine-Westphalia. We can all rest. And yet even that could not dent the self-confidence of second-time loser Friedrich Merz. The Andes Pact lives on. Cheers.
Megan's Megacan, January 9, 2021 - School's Out? Or In? Or What Now?
Right, everyone --- Megan has a few things she would like to talk about. Most of them involve the Berlin education department's pandemic response, which some people would argue has been a little bit on the erratic side. The combined force of Captain Morgan & Cola and oatmeal cookies slow her down only marginally, so sit back, crack open a megacan, and don't mention Sandra Sch....