Goethe-Institut

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  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
The Goethe-Institut USA (German Cultural Center), in cooperation and collaboration with American and German radio producers and broadcasters, will produce a series of 50 radio features: “The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series”. We want to give voices from the USA and Germany a chance to tell their stories, making great radio and great audio. Germany and German culture is not the central aspect of the programming – each episode will only have a small connection to Germany – instead, our emphasis is on dialogue and interesting places, people, and things. 

The programs will be designed for broadcast nation-wide in the United States on a weekly basis. All features will be available for free download in podcast format.

Series

Caption: The Big Pond, Credit: © Goethe-institut
41 Pieces

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, The Big Pond is home to up to 50 podcasts produced over the next year. With features on a wide variety of topics, a many-sided portrayal of life in Germany and in the US is drafted.


Pieces

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In these times of increased awareness of environmental protection, the bicycle is on the rise again. In Germany, especially medium-sized cities suc...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 19:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Big Pond, Credit: © Goethe-institut
During the Nazi regime, many German artists, scientists, and other intellectuals found refuge in Southern California. The authors Lion Feuchtwanger...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 34:48
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In this radio travelogue, culture writer and journalist Bilal Qureshi explores Germany’s capital Berlin to find out about local origins, regulation...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 28:44
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In this episode, producer Katie Davis profiles German-American photographer Volkmar Wentzel who was born in Dresden, Germany in 1915 before moving ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 12:31
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Dieter Kosslick is one of the film world’s best known festival directors. He’s put his stamp on the Berlin International Film Festival for the pas...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:06
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The Bauhaus school of art, architecture and design was founded in 1919 and lasted for only 14 years before the Nazis forced it to close in 1933. An...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 25:09
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On June 24, 1948, the Soviet military administration officially cut off roads and rails into West Berlin in the Berlin Blockade, isolating it from ...

Bought by KWMR, KICI, and Morton College Radio


  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
  • Purchases: 3
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German and American libraries have influenced each other’s development tremendously over the last few centuries. During this time, the library has ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 28:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Jakob Lewis was born in a military hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. At the time, his dad was stationed at a U.S. army base in Wölfersheim, ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:24
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America is a country of immigrants. Most people know that Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the US besides English, but there’s more th...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 42:29