Anchors ahoy and welcome aboard! We've packed our trunks and are going transatlantic on this week. Germany has headed to New York to take its seat on the UN Security Council — while Barack Obama has come to Germany. Damien McGuinness and DW's Fabian von der Mark chat US-German relations with former US government advisor Julie Smith and NATO expert Sophia Besch.
Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner get hot and bothered about climate change with Maurice Frank and Zeit Online's Sophia Schirmer on this week's Stammtisch. For weeks, hundreds of thousands of German school kids have been striking from school to call for more action from politicians. But it seems Berlin has side-stepped climate to create a different debate over the demonstrations.
Siri vs. Alexa, US vs. China - the battle for all kinds of technology is on. But where on Earth is Germany? Damien McGuiness lets the robots do the hosting on the latest Stammtisch, while Michaela Kuefner debates why Artificial Intelligence matters and how it’s changing Germany with guests Rasmus Rothe and Aspen Istitute‘s Tyson Barker.
As Angela Merkel's government reaches its first birthday, Stammtisch asks whether it really has the staying power to make it to the 2021 elections. Center of European Reform's Christian Odendahl, New York Time's correspondent Melissa Eddy and Berlin Policy Journal's Bettina Vestring also join host Damien McGuinness with the latest on Brexit and get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day in Germany.
It's International Women's Day! We've kicked off Damien McGuinness and it's all about the Frauenpower on the latest DW Stammtisch. Taking over the reins is Kate Brady as DW chief potilitcal editor Michaela Küfner, Reuters corresponent Andrea Shalal and DW's Linda Vierecke talk all things women and gender equality in Germany.
Book that interrail ticket, get your train timetable, and dig out that retro rucksack, because this week #DWStammtisch is touring Europe (at least from the studio!) Counting down to the EU elections, host Damien McGuinness, DW Chief Political Editor Michaela Kuefner and guests Ulrike Franke and Tobias Buck debate whether Germany is really leading Europe. Or is it lagging behind?
With Brexit looming, record numbers of British migrants are actually becoming German citizens. So, this week, Stammtisch finds out what it's like swapping your scones for Sauerkraut. Host Damien McGuinness, is joined by DW political correspondent Kate Brady, Berlin correspondent for The Guardian Kate Connolly, and political analyst Jon Worth.
The Stammtisch podcast is sending some love to the Munich Security Conference this week — an event not usually known for its romance. Join host Damien McGuinness, DW correspondent Fabian von der Mark, Sarah Brockmeier from the Global Public Policy Institute and Kristina Lunz of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy to look at peacekeeping and defense in the most romantic way possible.
With the Berlinale Film Festival in town, it's time to put on your gladrags as Stammtisch hands out its own awards. Who will win the coveted "Golden beer" for Best Political Comedy or EU rising star? Fresh from the red carpet, Damien McGuinness is joined by The Economist's Tom Nuttall, DW's Alex Forrest Whiting and ECFR's Almut Moeller.
We're breaking free this week, as Stammtisch looks at Germany's political taboos. The topics that are off-limits, uncomfortable, or just not talked about enough. Free-thinkers Emily Schultheis and Chris Köver join Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner.