We are on a quest to unearth untold stories from some of the most iconic and interesting people to have graced Berlin over the past half-century. The format is an intimate one hour conversation in our studio-kitchen. Beers are served and no topic is off-limits.
Episode 16 - Black Cracker
Rap, poetry, dance, jazz, opera: Black Cracker has done it all. A native of Alabama, the artistic Tausendsassa has made a name for himself as one of the most noteworthy of Berlin’s creators. His projects range from a collaboration with Blixa Bargeld to the Jazz ensemble Grand Pianoramax. In a fitting finale to the second season of the podcast, we talk about life, love, the universe and, of course, Berlin.
Episode 15 - Jaqee
Uganda to Sweden as a refugee, Sweden to Germany as an artist: Jaqee’s destinations in life so far are more than unusual. All the while though, she has managed to create stunning, hard to place music somewhere between Soul, Jazz and Reggae. Since May of 2017 she is back with her new album ‘Fly High’ and talks to us about what it is like to age in the music industry, how to balance motherhood with being an artist, and what her thoughts upon first seeing white people were.
Episode 14 - Ronny Blaschke
In our first ever tea total episode of the pod, we talk to Ronny Blaschke, journalist and author of several books covering the societal background of sports, football in particular. We discuss his trajectory, growing up in Rostock being just a regular football fan, to becoming a journalist in Berlin covering topics such as hooliganism, Nazism and violent extremism in football. Extended rants, personal anecdotes, debates about free market economics, and a quirky intro: this episode has it all.
Episode 13 - Cynthia Micas
If you’re German and born in the 90s, then you will without a doubt have seen Cynthia Micas on your television screen as Joana Hofmeister on 'Schloss Einstein'. The only podcast guest to ever bring her own food to the studio kitchen has since had an impressive run both on screen and on stage, including a four-year tenure at Maxim Gorki Theatre. We talk about her childhood in Schöneberg, her experience being a woman of colour trying to make it as an actress, and her upcoming residency at Munich’s Residenztheater.
Episode 12 - Jonas Lindstroem
Freunde von Freunden called him ‘Berlin’s most fresh-faced photographer'. That was a year and a half ago. Since then Jonas Lindstrom has made big waves with his film Truth or Dare, shaped the imagery of some of the world’s most iconic brands and directed Kendrick Lamar’s recent video ELEMENT. He joined us in the studio-kitchen to talk about persuasive technology, the ethics of fashion photography and how his journey began with early 2000s skateboarding aesthetics.
Episode 11 - Christopher Lauer
Christopher Lauer is arguably one of Berlin’s most infamous politicians. He was an early member of the German Pirate Party which he left in 2014 and has since joined the SPD. He meets us in the studio-kitchen to explain his path from “red wine lefty” to serious politician with an impact.
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The two hosts invite interesting guests and then get out of the way. Very well done. What do I know - I'm American & I've never been to Berlin. But it seems to give the flavor of their city.
Waiting for season 2...
Interesting conversations. One of the best English language podcasts about Berlin there is!