87 episodes

Since 1957, the Germanic-American Institute has been building cultural bridges between the American Midwest and German-speaking European countries.
We cordially invite you on the inside, to join us as we share insights into German grammar and the German cultural experience. We’ll look at current topics, and we’ll let you know about all the events that we are involved in, and you can participate in.
If you'd like us to answer any questions you may have about our content, history, grammar, etc. please email us at podcast@gaimn.org and we'll answer your question in the next episode.

Hier & There. The podcast of the Germanic-American Institute (GAI Podcast‪)‬ GAI

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Since 1957, the Germanic-American Institute has been building cultural bridges between the American Midwest and German-speaking European countries.
We cordially invite you on the inside, to join us as we share insights into German grammar and the German cultural experience. We’ll look at current topics, and we’ll let you know about all the events that we are involved in, and you can participate in.
If you'd like us to answer any questions you may have about our content, history, grammar, etc. please email us at podcast@gaimn.org and we'll answer your question in the next episode.

    S4|E16: And Cut! That's a wrap, folks!

    S4|E16: And Cut! That's a wrap, folks!

    There is no easy way to "exit stage left", alas, we must. 

    Somewhat surprisingly, this is the final episode of the GAI's Podcast "Hier & There".

    First and foremost, I want to thank you, each individual listener, for coming along on the journey!

    Also, over the years, we've had the privilege to introduce numerous personalities and guests, and while my gratitude goes out to all who came onto the show as interviewees, I (Günther) want to, particularly, thank: 

    From the original trio, the grand dames:

    Claudia - the former Director of Language Services, for allowing my pitch for a podcast to come to life.

    Katrin - the GAI's (former) interim Director of Language Services, and our Podcast grammar guru.

    From the second trio, two spectacular ladies:

    Erin - our former Director of Communications, with personal insights and connections to guests we could have only dreamed of in years past.

    Audra - the former GAI's Communications Coordinator & research guru, for enhancing every episode.

    Ladies, it's been a privilege to work with you!

    Lastly, as the "host", I (Günther) want to thank you for staying with us for just shy of 100 episodes. Maybe there'll be a self-funded continuation under a different name, I am not sure yet. Please feel free to reach out to me: mjahnl@gmail.com, and I am looking forward to seeing you at Deutsche Tage or the St. Paul Oktoberfest.

    Until then, 

    Tschüs

    • 52 min
    S4E15 | "Welcome to Amerika" - Revisiting the student experiences of a 2018 project

    S4E15 | "Welcome to Amerika" - Revisiting the student experiences of a 2018 project

    In this episode, we are welcoming 4 students of the University of St. Thomas; revisiting the impressions, memories, and take-away from their project "Welcome to Amerika" - conversations with German Elders.

    • 55 min
    S4E14 | Favorite things - Part Two

    S4E14 | Favorite things - Part Two

    In this episode, Gunther provides a short summary of the most recent news headlines involving Germany's and Austria's responses to the invasion of Ukraine.

    In part two of this episode, the trio is back! Erin, Audra, and Günther answer your questions of "Favorite things". 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S4E13 | Ukraine - how D-A-CH is involved & Jeana Anderson, Executive Director of the GAI

    S4E13 | Ukraine - how D-A-CH is involved & Jeana Anderson, Executive Director of the GAI

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on. We are in week 3 of a war between Goliath and David. In US media, most of the focus is on Russia and Ukraine and the position of the United States. Only some references may be found regarding the actions and involvement of the D-A-CH regions. We are providing a snapshot summary of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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    In part 2, we are welcoming Jeana Anderson, Executive Director of the GAI. The "trio" cruises through some personal stories of learning German, grammar concepts, and more!

    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    S4E12 | Similarities of contemporary Russian and WWII German propaganda | Team Q&A with Erin & Audra

    S4E12 | Similarities of contemporary Russian and WWII German propaganda | Team Q&A with Erin & Audra

    In this episode, we are tabling "This fortnight in history", summarizing the similarities of contemporary Russian and WWII German propaganda.

    The leading article for this episode came from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/02/24/hitler-czechoslovakia-sudeten-putin-ukraine/

    Fact-checking links: 

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/23/fact-checking-putins-speech-ukraine/

    https://www.dw.com/en/fact-check-do-vladimir-putins-justifications-for-going-to-war-against-ukraine-add-up/a-60917168

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    In part 2 of this episode, we are "interviewing each other" through a round of Q&A. You'll get some personal stories and tips, tricks, and suggestions for places to visit and foods to enjoy. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S4E11 | Fortnight in History & Tales from the Kinderstube

    S4E11 | Fortnight in History & Tales from the Kinderstube

    In this episode, Audra & Gunther take you on a journey through history, touching on the Holocaust and Mozart, among other significant events.

    For the interview, we're welcoming the GAI's Assistant Director of the Kinderstube, Emily. She's sharing with us how the Kinderstube faired during the pandemic and shares some incredible tips for parents who are spending a lot of time at home with their children these days.

    As always, we invite you to share your thoughts and feedback with us at podcast@gaimn.org 

    Enjoy this episode,

    The GAI Team

    • 55 min

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