Radio Spaetkauf is Berlin's English-language podcast, keeping international residents informed about local politics, public transport, urban development, culture, bicycles and bars.
The podcast is recorded live each month, and is presented by a rotating cast of hosts including Joel Dullroy, Maisie Hitchcock, Jöran Mandik and Daniel Stern. Radio Spaetkauf has been on air since 2012.
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RS Election Special: Yes But No
Berliner voters want more left-green politics and a radical state take-over of property - but the new mayor may ignore those demands.
A majority (54.3%) voted for the R2G parties, showing the citizens want the current coalition to continue. Another majority (56.7%) voted 'yes' in the Deutsche Wohnung & Co. Enteignen referendum on whether to forcibly buy houses from big corporate property investors. Join us for this quick take on Berlin's 2021 election results.
RS Live: 2G or Not To Be
Berlin's likely next mayor wants to build on Tempelhof and finish the A100 autobahn. Can we use the highway as an urban farm instead? And why Humboldt Form is ugly inside and out. We meet cultural workers who want to turn it into a museum of colonialism. Hosted by Matilde Keizer, Joel Dullroy, Jöran Mandik and Daniel Stern.
RS Live: Cars Can't Vote
What happens if you paint your own road safety marks? We meet a group who tried. What's the worst election poster? And can disgraced Dr Giffey really become Berlin's next mayor?
RS Live: Deutschrap Iced Tea
What does Deutschrap have to do with the boom in bling-decorated iced tea? Maisie Hitchcock delves into her considerable knowledge of the genre to explain. Want a hot investment tip? Get into chili farming. Berlin's chili expert Neil Numb tells us how the city's hot sauce boom needs more suppliers. This episode supported by Wander, the immersive audio tour app. Listen now for free at https://www.getwander.app/
RS Open Air: Ban Cars & Racist Chocolates
Everything is reopening. We’re shooting up on vaccines and getting nose-gouged in strange places - and loving it. And best of all - Maisie is back! We hear about the Volksentscheid Berlin Autofrei's plans to ban cars from inside the ring. And Joel says it's time to ban schokoküsse - the chocolate marshmallows with a racist former name - after they were used to physically attack a man in an Aldi. This episode is supported by Wander, the audio tour app: https://www.getwander.app/
Rent Freeze #4: How To F#€k Up A Mietendeckel
The Berlin Mietendeckel experiment has been killed in court. Who will voters punish - the R2G parties who promoted the law, or the opponents who challenged it? Will backpayments and higher rents hurt the local economy? What hope is left for affordable housing? We interview politicians, lawyers and campaigners on this special extended podcast. Presented by Maisie Hitchcock, Joel Dullroy, Jöran Mandik and Daniel Stern.
Thank you for keeping me connected!
Berlin has been my favorite city ever since studying abroad in 2016 and I’m so happy to finally have found a podcast that keeps me updated on the city - especially how Berlin and Germany is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for keeping us in the loop - even the Berlin lovers from abroad!
Great show for expats!
Wish they'd broadcast more frequently, all your Berlin news can come from this show. Also, give Maisie a bigger role!
Great voice. Quick and clever