12 episodes

What does the future relationship between Germany and the United Kingdom look like? Staying Connected highlights common interests and opportunities for German-British cooperation through wide-ranging discussions between experts and people with a special connection with both countries.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

What does the future relationship between Germany and the United Kingdom look like? Staying Connected highlights common interests and opportunities for German-British cooperation through wide-ranging discussions between experts and people with a special connection with both countries.

    Episode 12: What role do Honorary Consuls play in connecting countries?

    Episode 12: What role do Honorary Consuls play in connecting countries?

    There are 17 German Honorary Consuls in the UK. But how does one become a Honorary Consul? How do Honorary Consuls contribute to UK-German relations? In this episode of our podcast, Peter Barnes of the British-German Association speaks to Helga Rother-Simmonds, Honorary Consul in Cardiff, and Richard Cutler, Honorary Consul in Southampton, about their work, the image of Germany in their regions and the living connections between their areas and Germany.

    • 31 min
    Episode 11 - Women’s Euros Special Edition

    Episode 11 - Women’s Euros Special Edition

    Women's football in England and Germany is on an upwards trajectory, with this summer's Women's Euros in England set to draw record crowds. Germany international and Chelsea Women's Melanie Leupolz speaks with Guardian journalist and author Susanne Wrack about her experiences playing in the Women's Super League and the Frauen-Bundesliga, how big tournaments can be used to develop the women's game and how English and German football culture compares.

    • 29 min
    Episode 10: How to counter disinformation?

    Episode 10: How to counter disinformation?

    How can we deal with deception and lies on social media, for example in the context of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine?
    In episode 10 of our Staying Connected podcast, Stefanie Bolzen of German daily Die Welt discusses this topic with Shayan Sardarizadeh, journalist at BBC Monitoring, and Felix Kartte, Senior Policy Advisor at RESET.

    • 27 min
    Episode 9 - How teaching and learning German in the UK keeps us connected

    Episode 9 - How teaching and learning German in the UK keeps us connected

    Language classes at school bring about some of our earliest encounters with foreign languages and cultures. In this episode, Stamatia Kalogeropoulou and Emma Whittle, winners of the German Teacher Award, talk about the joys and challenges of getting pupils, parents and headteachers interested in German. In conversation with Bernardette Holmes, expert on education policy, they share the secret of how 'Vanillekipferln' can keep nations connected.

    • 33 min
    Episode 8: Staying Connected through town twinnings – how cities bring countries together

    Episode 8: Staying Connected through town twinnings – how cities bring countries together

    Almost 500 town twinnings and other partnerships connect UK and German cities through projects as varied as school exchanges, sports days, joint council meetings and much more. Our guests Ann Kennard and Petra Pilger are actively involved in the Hanover-Bristol twinning, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2022. They talk to Peter Barnes, Chairman of the British-German Association, which actively supports and promotes British-German town twinnings.

    • 29 min
    Episode 7 - Why are British musicians drawn to Berlin?

    Episode 7 - Why are British musicians drawn to Berlin?

    J. Willgoose Esq. from Public Service Broadcasting speaks with Gabi Biesinger of ARD about his band's latest album 'Bright Magic', which was inspired by and recorded in Berlin. They explore why Berlin has been such a magnet for British musicians, such as David Bowie and Depeche Mode, discuss what it's like to record in the hallowed halls of Hansa Studios and look at the German lyrics and British-German collaborations on PSB's new album.

    • 24 min

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