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Tip-Top Deutsch explores German language and culture from an (American) English speaker’s perspective through blog posts, podcasts, interviews, and pedagogical resources for German learners accessible through this website. From Goethe, to grammar tips, to guerilla knitting, our hope is that you will find something here to inspire your love of all things German!

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Tip-Top Deutsch explores German language and culture from an (American) English speaker’s perspective through blog posts, podcasts, interviews, and pedagogical resources for German learners accessible through this website. From Goethe, to grammar tips, to guerilla knitting, our hope is that you will find something here to inspire your love of all things German!

    Street art and the Berlin Wall

    Street art and the Berlin Wall

    In this mini-podcast, we give a brief overview of the Berlin Wall and street art. Enjoy!







    Show Notes



    Berlin Street Art History: Where Graffiti Found Home: https://berlinstreetart.com/street-art-history-berlin-wall-graffiti/



    The Art on the Berlin Wall by Daniel Grither: https://www.thecollector.com/art-on-the-berlin-wall/



    Thierry Noir (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Noir; Personal website: https://thierrynoir.com/



    East Side Gallery (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Side_Galleryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Side_Gallery



    Alias (Street Artist): https://urban-nation.com/artist/alias/




    ALIAS




    Mein Lieber Prost (Street Artist): https://www.instagram.com/meinlieberprost/?hl=en



    DW Documentary on the Berlin Wall (10 minutes):

    • 9 min
    Climate Change and a New Relationship with Nature

    Climate Change and a New Relationship with Nature

    In this episode I interview philosophy professor, Dr. David Utsler, who specializes in environmental philosophy. We discuss the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the flooding in Germany. 



    Show Notes



    David Utsler’s co-edited book, Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics



    New York Times, “Five Takeaways from the New U.N. Climate Report” by Henry Fountain



    New York Times, “Floods Thrust Climate to Center of German Campaign as Toll Mounts” by Melissa Eddy and Steven Erlanger



    Deutschwelle (DW), “Weltklimabericht: Keine Zeit für halbe Sachen” von Ajit Niranjan



    Greta Thurnberg: “Our relationship with nature is broken” Youtube video



    Full and Summary IPCC Report on Climate

    • 29 min
    Nora Krug’s Memoir, Belonging

    Nora Krug’s Memoir, Belonging

    This podcast discusses Nora Krug’s award-winning graphic memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home (Heimat: Ein deutsches Familienalbum). Krug’s book was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Comics Beat, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.



    Links for Further Reading and Viewing



    New York Times Book Spotlight: “A Visual Memoir Asks What It Means for Germany to Reckon With Its Past,” by Parul Sehgal.



    Interview with Nora Krug: Who I am as a German



    An Interview with Nora Krug: “I would have thought: what’s left to say about Germany’s Nazi Past.” Interview by Philip Oltermann in The Guardian.



    NPR: “‘Belonging’ Explores the Notion of Belonging and Inherited Guilt”



    Nora Krug’s website

    • 13 min
    Welcome to Tip-Top Deutsch

    Welcome to Tip-Top Deutsch

    Tip-Top Deutsch explores German language and culture from an (American) English speaker’s perspective through blog posts, podcasts, interviews, and pedagogical resources for German learners accessible through this website. From Goethe, to grammar tips, to guerilla knitting, our hope is that you will find something here to inspire your love of all things German!



    Host Cynthia Nielsen introduces herself and shares the vision of Tip-Top Deutsch, her passion for German language and culture, and how Tip-Top Deutsch can be a helpful resource for maintaining and improving your German language skills and growing in your understanding of German culture. If you enjoy our Podcast, blog, and other resources, please consider supporting our work at patreon.com/tiptopdeutsch.

    • 5 min

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