28 episodes

Radio GDR. Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany.

Radio German Democratic Republic is a podcast designed to educate and inform on the life and times of East Germany. Radio GDR is hosted by Anke Holst who grew up in the GDR and Shane Whaley, a Brit, who has had a lifelong fascination with East Germany.

East Germany Podcast - Radio GDR Shane Whaley

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Radio GDR. Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany.

Radio German Democratic Republic is a podcast designed to educate and inform on the life and times of East Germany. Radio GDR is hosted by Anke Holst who grew up in the GDR and Shane Whaley, a Brit, who has had a lifelong fascination with East Germany.

    Musik in Der DDR - Rock and Pop Music of East Germany

    Musik in Der DDR - Rock and Pop Music of East Germany

    In this episode, we go on a journey of Rock and Pop Music of East Germany.

    Our good friend John-Paul Kleiner (GDR Objectified) is in the East Germany podcast host chair for this one. He is joined by Dr. Edward Larkey, an expert on GDR music and author of Rotes Rockradio.

    John Paul turns his hand to DJ'ing as he plays some hand-picked tracks from the GDR. He has kindly put together a Spotify playlist of GDR Music to accompany this episode about the music of East Germany.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Beginners Guide to East German Movies and DEFA

    A Beginners Guide to East German Movies and DEFA

    This episode is dedicated to our friend Neil Tooley who sadly passed away last week.

    Come on a journey with us on the East Germany Podcast as Jeffrey and Jim guide us through the world of East German Cinema. They share some of their favorite East German movies that they feel are a good place for those of us who are new to East German films to start.

    • 56 min
    Why I am Fascinated by East Germany and East German Fashion

    Why I am Fascinated by East Germany and East German Fashion

    In this episode of the East Germany Podcast we ask Christine the podcaster behind the East German Fashion History Podcast , why she is fascinated with East Germany and East German Fashion.

    • 33 min
    East Germany through the eyes of a 10 year old American boy

    East Germany through the eyes of a 10 year old American boy

    In 1988, a reluctant 10-year-old American boy, Eric Friedman moved to East Berlin. His father Frank was granted a Fulbright grant to lecture at Humboldt University. Eric shares his experiences living in East Germany in his memoir The Ghosts of East Berlin, he shares some of those memories with us here on the East Germany Podcast Radio GDR

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why I Am Fascinated by East Germany With Anthony Russell

    Why I Am Fascinated by East Germany With Anthony Russell

    In this episode of the East Germany Podcast, Shane Whaley is joined by Anthony Russell. Anthony shares with us what fascinates him about East Germany. Anthony was so fascinated by the GDR that he chose to live for a year in Rostock as part of his Germany degree. He also discusses his favorite books written about the GDR as well as TV shows and movies concerning East Germany.

    • 39 min
    Cold War Conversations Podcast Co-Host - Why I am Fascinated by the GDR.

    Cold War Conversations Podcast Co-Host - Why I am Fascinated by the GDR.

    In this episode of the East Germany Podcast, Shane Whaley is joined by Cold War Conversations Podcast Co-Host James Chilcott.

    James shares with us what fascinates him about East Germany. James tells us how he visited the Fulda Gap as a schoolboy and was photographed by East German Border Guards.

    He also discusses his favorite books written about the GDR as well as TV shows and movies concerning East Germany.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

ElCid ,

Fantastic content

Consistently great quality audio and content. For fans of Cold War history and those interested in the DDR you’ll never be disappointed. One of the best English language history podcasts around. Gives you a glimpse into a system that’s gone but also not far away. Great job!

Deus é brasileiro... ,

Amazing podcast

Such an amazing and detailed podcast about such an important period in history. Shane does such a great job to bring these stories to life...he’s preserving recent history with each episode

Mairs1976 ,

Radio GDR

PHENOMENAL podcast about the GDR, better known as the former Soviet satellite country of East Germany to us here in the US. I’ve always been fascinated with the Cold War era, as most of my childhood and teen years were filled with nightly news stories about the “evil communist” Warsaw Pact nations that were, as a collective, the USSR. This podcast is well researched, well narrated, and doesn’t just rehash the same stories we’ve heard over and over. Great job!!

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