27 episodes

Listen to real stories told by real Berliners.
You’ll go to a rock concert in a former US Army sports center, take a walk around the train tracks encircling the German capital, hear tales of a divided city, and more – all at the perfect speed for you to improve your German skills!

Are you ready for a challenge? Then listen to the “So ist Berlin” series, in which a German-speaking host will guide you through the same stories.

We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Speaking of Berlin” in the subject line.

Speaking of Berlin Babbel

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 28 Ratings

Listen to real stories told by real Berliners.
You’ll go to a rock concert in a former US Army sports center, take a walk around the train tracks encircling the German capital, hear tales of a divided city, and more – all at the perfect speed for you to improve your German skills!

Are you ready for a challenge? Then listen to the “So ist Berlin” series, in which a German-speaking host will guide you through the same stories.

We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Speaking of Berlin” in the subject line.

    S1E13 - More than just Pride

    S1E13 - More than just Pride

    Moulud introduces her aunt to life in Berlin, including a trip to the Pride Parade.

    Find out what Moulud’s aunt Negin, a refugee from Afghanistan, thinks of this wild and free city, all while practicing your German “Nebensätze”.

    This is the last episode of season 1 and we would love to know what you think of the series. Take our short survey here: https://bit.ly/3vxDHVm

    Find the transcript here: https://bit.ly/3gZa8Xr

    • 14 min
    S1E13 - Story Only: More than just Pride

    S1E13 - Story Only: More than just Pride

    Listen to Moulud's story about bring her aunt to Berlin Pride, completely in German.

    Find the transcript to this episode here: https://bit.ly/3japxa8

    We recommend that you listen to everything a few times in order to train your ear and get the most out of the story!

    • 7 min
    S1E12 - Now you've put your foot in it!

    S1E12 - Now you've put your foot in it!

    Maren's family crosses the border into East Berlin for a barbecue with Aunt Gaby.

    Join them as they make an interesting discovery while eating a big bowl of potato salad, getting more comfortable with the indefinite articles along the way.

    Don’t just listen, read along! You can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/357Bu86

    • 13 min
    S1E12 - Story Only: Now you've put your foot in it!

    S1E12 - Story Only: Now you've put your foot in it!

    Listen to Maren's story about her Aunt Gaby's big blue bowl completely ​in German.

    We recommend that you listen to everything a few times in order to train your ear and get the most out of the story! Find the transcript here: https://bit.ly/2RTb47b

    We'd love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

    • 6 min
    S1E11 - Story Only: We are Jeneez

    S1E11 - Story Only: We are Jeneez

    Listen to AnaRey's story about joining a female rap group in Berlin all in German!

    Find the transcript to this episode here: https://bit.ly/3yL2ecl

    We recommend that you listen to everything a few times in order to train your ear and get the most out of the story!

    We'd love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

    • 7 min
    S1E11 - We are Jeneez

    S1E11 - We are Jeneez

    AnaRey remembers her days as a member of one of Berlin's only female rap groups.

    Join us as she recounts their first concert as well as their struggle to make it big, all while brushing up on your German adjective endings!

    You can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/34Lw6rj

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Wịssbegier ,

Interesting and fun short stories!

Thanks Babbel for producing these short stories that keep me motivated to continue learning German.

Giapetz ,

Way too political. I thought we were learning German

These are great for learning German, but way too political. I don’t want to listen to far right wing or far left wing content…just want to learn German with my kids.

DadDudeTrent ,

Had Us in the First Half

Started off strong and then went the way of many publications in 2021, punching the hot ticket politicized inclusion buttons.

My main issue is with how out of place it feels with trying to learn a new language. Maybe if Babbel had released more episodes it could have been fit in, but as is it feels a little forced. Especially compared to the other podcasts that offer cultural insight along with Deutsch Sprache lernen.

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