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It's a German news podcast in English, because the German news is hard enough without it being all in German. Also involves canned cocktails. Not massive cans.

The regular Megacans will always be free, but every now and then we'll do a special pod for subscribers - thanks so much for your support! https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/megans-megacan/subscribe

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It's a German news podcast in English, because the German news is hard enough without it being all in German. Also involves canned cocktails. Not massive cans.

The regular Megacans will always be free, but every now and then we'll do a special pod for subscribers - thanks so much for your support! https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/megans-megacan/subscribe

    Dieselgate, Nuclear Bombs, And Frights in Greiz

    Dieselgate, Nuclear Bombs, And Frights in Greiz

    Fresh from a round of dental torture, Konrad visits the picturesque medieval town of Greiz, Thüringen, where a lady in a castle has decided that asylum-seekers have to do their shopping in the shops she likes. Plus, should there be EU nuclear bombs? And slightly new news from the court cases against Volkswagen and its ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn. Hey nonny nonny!

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    • 49 min
    Germany And Its Half-Learned Lessons (Also: Join A Union!)

    Germany And Its Half-Learned Lessons (Also: Join A Union!)

    Konrad's back — from the frying pan of 90-degree humidity into the fryer of German politics. Luckily, Megan's here to untangle the hypocrisy and moral muddles that the country has been mired in while Konrad's been away. Also, ex-watchman Hans-Georg Maaßen gets watched and what's with Germany's new enthusiasm for strikes? Prost!

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    • 42 min
    The Worst Building In Berlin (Winter Repeat)

    The Worst Building In Berlin (Winter Repeat)

    Really sorry, this is another repeat - this episode is one of our favourites, from March 2022. Megan and Konrad will be back for real soon!

    The horror won't go away, but then neither do megacans. This week, Megan and Konrad get some distraction from world insanity with a welcome visit from veteran Berlin tour guide and history raconteur Ryan Balmer, who duly vents magnificently about the Humboldt Forum. Also Konrad has something to add about German arms exports.

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    • 45 min
    Doctors Strike And The CDU Has Another Brilliant Idea

    Doctors Strike And The CDU Has Another Brilliant Idea

    Despite a busy schedule of stuffing their faces with post-Christmas delights and/or getting COVID, Megan and Konrad manage to squeeze one more canned cocktail into 2023 with an end-of-year round-up. But before that: Why are Germany's doctors on strike?Does the CDU really want to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda? Will 2024 be slightly less depressing? All these questions resolved, or at least ranted about, in this week's show.

    Happy New Year!

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    • 50 min
    The Plumber of Power

    The Plumber of Power

    This week, CDU leader Friedrich Merz insults both Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the plumbing community after the German government is roundly humiliated by the constitutional court. What is it with Germany and its weird debt brake fetish? Also, Amazon's subcontractor scam, and what you can and can't say in a demo in Berlin. Santé!

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    • 47 min
    The November Revolution (or, History With Habeck)

    The November Revolution (or, History With Habeck)

    In a special history episode, Megan and Konrad are joined by communist tour guide Nathaniel Flakin to discuss the 1918 November revolution in Germany, and a bizarre play about it written 15 years ago by none other than 2000s romcom star, Green Party bigwig, and German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck.

    Check out Nathaniel's article about the play on ND Aktuell!

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