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
36 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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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 ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
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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
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Although it’s not certain who first wrote the recipe, the Black Forest cake has been fully embraced by the Black Forest community as an essential a...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 19:15
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Hop on board Berlin’s Ringbahn, a suburban train that carries over 400,000 passengers each day and circles some of the city’s most authentic and li...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 23:41
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Milwaukee has been called the most German city in America – already in the 1840s, large numbers of Germans who were fleeing wars in Europe began se...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 17:28
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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: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 27:06
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Rents in San Francisco have exploded in recent years; by now, the metropolis in Northern California has overtaken New York as the most expensive ci...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 31:54