Stammtisch - the latest political chatter from Berlin

Who hasn’t spent a night discussing politics down the pub? At Deutsche Welle’s weekly “Stammtisch” podcast, Berlin’s political aficionados make sense of what’s happening in Germany and beyond.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 32m. Bisher sind 58 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 6 hours 43 minutes


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Stammtisch - 100 years after WWI: Where are we now?

On the 100th anniversary of the end WWI, Stammtisch hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined by Elisabeth von Hammerstein from the Körber Foundation and DW's Christian Trippe to find out where the liberal Western order stands a century on. What are the biggest dangers? And how long can it last?


 2018-11-09  30m

Stammtisch - Angie, ain't it time we said goodbye?

Yes, the end of Angela Merkel's leadership in Germany really has begun. So what will the country do without her? Who will take over? And what does this mean for politics in Germany, and the rest of Europe? Damien McGuinness has the answers with Handelsblatt's Andreas Kluth, DW Chief Political Correspondent Melinda Crane and DW reporter William Noah Glucroft.


 2018-11-02  30m

Stammtisch: The Political Horror Picture Show

Double, double toil and trouble: It’s Halloween and Stammtisch is ready to give you twice the fright this week. Forget Alien vs. Predator, we’re talking Brexit vs. Hessen. Damien McGuiness has gathered Nina Haase, Judy Dempsey and Jon Worth around his bubbling cauldron to determine: Which one is going to be the ultimate political horror movie?


 2018-10-26  33m

Stammtisch: Woe is me! - Germany's coalition government on shaky ground

What at first bore the signs of a Shakespearean tragedy is fast becoming a comedic farce. After taking a beating in Bavaria, one question stands before Chancellor Angela Merkel's government: 'To be, or not to be.' Stammtisch bards Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined by Die Zeit political reporter Ferdinand Otto and The New York Time's Melissa Eddy.


 2018-10-19  32m

Stammtisch: Bavaria state election - The times they are a-changing

The beer's flowing and the lederhosen are on, which can only mean one thing in German politics: Bavaria's state election is here. But as the Greens and far-right AfD climb the polls, the conservatives are slipping. Where did it all go wrong? And what does it mean for Berlin? Find out with Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner, and guests Spiegel International's Charles Hawley and DW's Max Koschyk.


 2018-10-12  32m

Stammtisch: Come together - German Reunification 28 years later

Almost three decades since German reunification, a rise of far-right violence, and growing economic disparity signals anything but a united Germany. Hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined by DW's Linda Vierecke and The Economist's Conny Günther to ask: just how united is Germany?


 2018-10-05  35m

Stammtisch: Erdogan in Berlin - Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Turkey's President Erdogan is in town and Germany is quite literally rolling out the red carpet. So will Merkel and Erdogan kiss and make up? Or will things turn nasty over nibbles at the state banquet? Join Stammtisch hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner for all this and more political shenanigans in Berlin with guests "Die Welt" Foreign Editor Daniel-Dylan Böhmer and ECFR's Almut Möller.


 2018-09-28  32m

Stammtisch: Coalition crisis and Brexit bumblings

No, this isn’t a repeat episode, but the new normal in European politics. On the podcast this week: the hills are alive with the sound of Brexit and hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner reveal what the latest political row in Berlin is really about, together with guests Judy Dempsey and Richard Jones.


 2018-09-22  36m

Stammtisch: Is Germany getting flash about the cash and becoming a big spender?

It's budget week! But no boring number-crunching in Berlin. Things are getting rowdy in parliament and the coalition is in crisis - again! Spy chief Hans-Georg Maaßen is under fire for links to the far-right AfD. But Damien McGuinness knows how to keep DW’s Nina Haase, Fabian von der Mark and Reuter's Andrea Shalal under control: Just buy them off with candy.


 2018-09-14  33m

Stammtisch: After Chemnitz - Caught between the lines?

How should Germany move forward after the political unrests in Chemnitz and how do Journalists have to be a part of that debate? In this week's episode of our Stammtisch podcast host Damien McGuinness is joined by Chief Political Editor Michaela Küfner, Jaafar Abdul Karim of Shabab Talk and Elisabeth Niejahr from Wirtschaftswoche to discuss their role and experiences in last week's events.


 2018-09-07  37m