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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German entrepreneurs and winemakers have shaped the manufacturing of wine in the US for over a century. Join our producer Gary Lee on a tour of thr...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 20:24
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Five generations have lived at the ‘Alexander Haus’ on Groß Glienicker See over the past century – enduring fascism, war, the division of Germany, ...

Bought by KICI and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 19:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Every year, tourists from around the world flock to Southern Utah to take in the scenic landscape. Most travel by car, but some opt for a less trad...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 14:54
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Within the historic walls of Zion Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland, you’re just as likely to hear a rousing polka band as sacred organ music....

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 23:04
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Leigh Hamilton is a dramatic soprano who has been based in Germany for more than 17 years. This episode follows Leigh’s story, which takes her from...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 23:25
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Driven by a critical lack of skilled technicians, a group of largely German-owned manufacturers in Chicago have launched a new apprenticeship progr...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 35:03
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He is a soccer legend in Germany as player and as coach: Jürgen Klinsmann. After leading the German national team to a third-place finish in the 20...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 20:49
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Germany’s beer influence has spread around the world, and one of the epicenters of this trend is New York City. There are now more than two dozen b...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2018
  • Length: 18:35
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Thomas Buergenthal saw the Nazi concentration camps through a child’s eyes. Luckily, he survived and later became a lawyer and eventually a judge o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 22:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Big Pond, Credit: © Goethe-institut
Buffalo, New York, was at one time the world’s foremost grain port. More than 30 enormous grain silos still attest to that fact – awesome colossi m...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 13:36