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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Rent Freeze Update: Dead, Not Burried
Berlin's revolutionary rent freeze law has been declared invalid by Germany's highest court. Reduced rents will have to be repaid. Joel, Dan and Jöran give an instant take. Who will voters blame - the CDU/FDP for killing it, or the SPD/Linke/Greens for trying it? Is a federal rent cap likely? Listen up!
RS Livestream: Not A Curfew
Why should we save scary concrete buildings? We talk to architects about the Mäusebunker and Berlin brutalism.
Why are Berlin vaccine centers throwing out spare doses? There's more pandemic rules with holes. Matilde says Germany's leaders are like bad parents scared of disciplining their children.
People of colour are reporting violent and humiliating experiences while having tickets checked on public transport.
RS Live: A Board Game With No Winners
Berlin has vaccination doses sitting around that are going unused. One solution may be in sight: Doctors may be allowed to administer vaccinations in their clinics.
State and federal leaders have agreed to extend the current lockdown until March 28th, with a very complicated multi-step plan for reopening.
Berlin streets are full posters demanding a real estate revolution. The campaign Deutsche Wohnen&Co Enteignen is attempting to trigger a referendum. We speak to expert Wouter Bernhardt.
RS Lockdown: Snow Crimes
Who stole the snow from a park? Was it safe to walk on the icy canals? Should we order delivery in the cold? Guest host Matilde Keizer joins. Listen up!
RS Mini: Getting Vaxxed
Jöran sits down with Eli Wenzel-Fisher, a caretaker at a Berlin retirement home to talk about vaccinations arriving at the residence and getting vaccinated himself.
Getting vaxxed - how does it work? What is it like? And what is the atmosphere like at the home? We get Eli’s detailed report.
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RS Lockdown: Fireproof Nazi Curtains
With cloth masks banned, will deniers now start wearing them? Has your favourite cultural space closed? What's it like to be a Berlin teacher in the pandemic? Why do unions want BER shut down? Listen up! Guest host - Carmen Chraim.
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