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
52 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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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...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 23:41
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Three women, two countries, one shared experience: Motherhood. From giving birth to receiving support – our producer Melissa Gerr looks at the role...

Bought by KICI and WAMC


  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:46
  • Purchases: 2
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Over 200 years ago, German immigrant Henry Berger opened a bakery in East Baltimore – and since that day, Berger Cookies have been handmade in the ...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 17:02
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For some US students, escalating costs are putting college out of reach – whereas in Germany higher education is considered a right, tuition is nor...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 19:24
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What is it like to be Muslim nowadays in the Midwest, the so-called Heartland of the US? And how does that reality connect to the one in Germany? O...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 15:29
  • Purchases: 1