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"Yanks & Krauts" is a weekly podcast hosted by Austin Bah from California, and Marcus Schuler, who moved from Germany to the US seven years ago and now lives in California.


Mainly focusing on the U.S. landscape, the show offers a unique blend of perspectives, delving into current political developments, and a rich array of cultural topics, including literature, movies, and music. Austin and Marcus, referred to as the “Yank” and the “Kraut,” respectively, engage in lively and insightful discussions, exploring various subjects with a mix of depth and humor.


“Yanks and Krauts “ is an ideal podcast for those interested in a transatlantic viewpoint on American life and politics, and discussions on universal cultural themes.

Yanks & Krauts Austin Bah & Marcus Schuler

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"Yanks & Krauts" is a weekly podcast hosted by Austin Bah from California, and Marcus Schuler, who moved from Germany to the US seven years ago and now lives in California.


Mainly focusing on the U.S. landscape, the show offers a unique blend of perspectives, delving into current political developments, and a rich array of cultural topics, including literature, movies, and music. Austin and Marcus, referred to as the “Yank” and the “Kraut,” respectively, engage in lively and insightful discussions, exploring various subjects with a mix of depth and humor.


“Yanks and Krauts “ is an ideal podcast for those interested in a transatlantic viewpoint on American life and politics, and discussions on universal cultural themes.

    Trump Sells Bibles, Fake Piety In Film And At Home

    Trump Sells Bibles, Fake Piety In Film And At Home

    Con-man Moses Pray sold Bibles. Now Former President Trump sells Bibles. NBC boots Ronna McDaniel. Will she reclaim her Romney name? A bridge in Baltimore is destroyed by a container ship, and Republicans don't want to replace it. But Lara Trump will sing us a country lullaby and make it all okay. This week, the Yank and Kraut recommend two movies to remind us that pretending to believe in God is an age-old, American con-man tradition.

    • 26 min
    Central Park Five Still Relevant 30 Years Later, Kraut Soccer Nets Yank Sponsor

    Central Park Five Still Relevant 30 Years Later, Kraut Soccer Nets Yank Sponsor

    German Soccer drops Adidas and adopts Nike. (Something for the Kraut.) Then the Yank reminds us that Former President Trump has never apologized for calling for the lynching of the five teens accused of the Central Park Jogger Attack. Whiny, white wonderpuffs can't stand the heat when the law is after them, but they talk so tough when it isn't. The rich and powerful take advantage of the two tiered justice system. But the Piper has finally come for his Pay.

    • 30 min
    Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Oscars

    Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Oscars

    The Yank would rather talk about the Oscars than politics. The Kraut is still trying to make sense of United States politics. Derangement Syndrome sets in, but for a pleasant and sometimes meaningful distraction from the craziness of American politics, there are must see films, some even recognized, or nominated and snubbed, by the Oscars.
    Hear Austin's (the Yank's) Oscar Principles: One, the Oscars is, above all, a television show. Two, the films on the Oscar list are mostly worth seeing. Three, the Academy votes are not scientifically conducted, and therefore are not definitive. And four, the Oscars is not the vehicle for finding or promoting all films of consequence.
    Jump in for some panic, and movie talk.

    • 30 min
    Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents--Book Review, Movie Night

    Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents--Book Review, Movie Night

    In the State of the Union Address, President Biden reminds us that we are on a national quest to create a perfect union (e pluribus unum) as envisioned in our earliest documents--but not quite achieved--to ensure the inalienable rights of all, making each of us an equal among citizens. This leads Marcus and Austin, the Kraut and Yank, to discuss the film, Origin (directed by Ava Duvernay), and the book that inspires it, Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents (by Isabel Wilkenson).
    It's Oscar Weekend, but the world doesn't need another superhero movie. No fantasy here. A must-see film (and must-read nonfiction study) for anyone who cares about the condition of humanity.

    • 34 min
    Shoot-Out on the Texas Border, Dueling Photo-Ops. Polls, No Bueno for Biden.

    Shoot-Out on the Texas Border, Dueling Photo-Ops. Polls, No Bueno for Biden.

    Geriatric Gunslingers President Biden and Candidate Trump both claim a little part of the Texas-Mexico border this week for photo-ops to highlight their immigration policies. Former President Trump’s wall can be defeated by a $70 Home Depot grinder. Biden gets wonky with the types of numbers that earn him the respect of border agents.
    Polling suggests the Biden Campaign is in trouble. Will heads or hearts prevail when voters go to the polls? Listen to the sound of despair as The Yank contemplates recent political polling.
    Also, Coming Soon: We went to see the movie Origin, directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Read the book, or see the film, now, to prepare for our next discussion on these two significant works. (Our just tune in for our discussion on them, next time.)

    • 50 min
    In the Shadow of Giants - Navalny, Trump, Willis

    In the Shadow of Giants - Navalny, Trump, Willis

    🎙️ From the cold streets of Berlin to the heated courtrooms of Georgia, join Austin and Marcus of Yanks & Krauts as they navigate through the labyrinth of current events that shape our world.
    This week, we confront the somber realities of global politics and the fragile state of democracy—the harrowing reality of Alexey Navalny's alleged assassination—an act that exposes the ruthlessness of Putin's regime. We also cast a critical eye on the responses from global leaders, including a particularly self-centered take from former President Trump that ignites a firestorm of debate. The conversation takes a sharp turn to Georgia, USA, where the legal battles against Trump's election interference unfold. Then the Yank explains "where babies come from" to Tommy Tuberville. 
    Through a blend of sharp analysis and thought-provoking analogies, we explore the intricate dance of democracy and justice, challenging our listeners to ponder the real implications of these events on the fabric of American society.
    With each topic, "Yanks & Krauts" cuts through the noise, offering deep insights and fostering a conversation that is as enlightening as it is urgent. This episode is a journey through the shadows cast by giants on the world stage—a must-listen for those who dare to look beyond the headlines.
    Tune in now for an episode that promises not just to inform, but to provoke thought, stir emotions, and inspire action. "Yanks & Krauts" #4: In the Shadow of Giants, is available on our website and all major podcast platforms.
     

    • 53 min

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