14 episodes

Tune into Talking Progress, the podcast about ideas that matter. The Berlin-based think tank "Das Progressive Zentrum" (The Progressive Centre) is gathering the most pressing political debates and perspectives from Berlin to San Francisco, all in one place.

A guest will kick-off each episode with a thought-provoking take on one of today's political challenges. Leaving no stone unturned, a second guest will be invited to respond to the first guest's idea. To ground the debate, the two guests will offer further reading and listening recommendations on the subject on hand.

Talking Progress will dive headfirst into everything progressive, ranging from the European public sphere to urban policy. Subscribe now and be the first to hear our miniseries!

Talking Progress Das Progressive Zentrum

    • Society & Culture

Tune into Talking Progress, the podcast about ideas that matter. The Berlin-based think tank "Das Progressive Zentrum" (The Progressive Centre) is gathering the most pressing political debates and perspectives from Berlin to San Francisco, all in one place.

A guest will kick-off each episode with a thought-provoking take on one of today's political challenges. Leaving no stone unturned, a second guest will be invited to respond to the first guest's idea. To ground the debate, the two guests will offer further reading and listening recommendations on the subject on hand.

Talking Progress will dive headfirst into everything progressive, ranging from the European public sphere to urban policy. Subscribe now and be the first to hear our miniseries!

    Being an artist in Europe: Challenges, Funding Opportunities and New Approaches to Collaboration

    Being an artist in Europe: Challenges, Funding Opportunities and New Approaches to Collaboration

    Listen to Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova and Gitte Zschoch in a conversation about the role of artists and culture in our society and how funders and policy makers can better support cultural workers.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Progressive Governance: Rise Or Demise

    Progressive Governance: Rise Or Demise

    How can Germany live up to its security policy responsibilities in the Zeitenwende? Tune in to hear German Chancellor Olaf Scholz' pledge to continue helping Ukraine and journalist Anne Applebaum and Head of the German Federal Chancellery Wolfgang Schmidt discuss the fundamental ways in which we now have to rethink foreign, security and economic policy.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Progressive Governance: Against the Far-Right

    Progressive Governance: Against the Far-Right

    German elections are approaching fast. What are the chances of right-wing populists and what do progressives need to do now? Listen to our new episode to find out!

    As the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the world, it has put the nation-state at the centre of people’s daily lives. National lockdowns, vaccine rollout strategies, and the shutdown of international travel have introduced the national framework as a dominating force. Catherine de Vries and Cas Mudde discuss what this all means for right-wing populists and how progressives must respond.

    • 43 min
    Progressive Governance: Beating the Centre-Right

    Progressive Governance: Beating the Centre-Right

    What does the future hold for social democratic parties and the centre-left? Political scientists Tim Bale and André Krouwel discuss how overarching narratives and a sharpened ideological compass can help progressive big-tent parties regain much-needed trust. Tune in as these experts debate and recommend paths forward for centre-left parties across Europe.

    • 49 min
    Progressive Governance: Europe’s Man on the Moon Project

    Progressive Governance: Europe’s Man on the Moon Project

    How can regulatory frameworks best serve people while also upholding democratic principles? Tune in to an exclusive one-on-one conversation between the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Age and Competition, Margrethe Vestager, and the Co-Chairman of the German Green Party, Robert Habeck.

    • 48 min
    Progressive Governance: Germany's Political Turning Point

    Progressive Governance: Germany's Political Turning Point

    The 2021 German Election brought a decisive vote for change: Merkel’s center-right party lost points, while the Social Democrats and the Greens made meaningful gains. But what are the implications? In this new episode of the "Talking Progress" podcast, Ricarda Lang, Jeremy Cliffe, and Tobias Dürr discuss how a new social-green-liberal coalition can be successful.

    • 39 min

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