This Week in Germany

This Week in Germany is a weekly podcast that brings the world to Germany and Germany to the world with stories from news, society and culture in the English language.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 121 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 11 hours 47 minutes


21 - Free beer for the unemployed, free trade benefits, Inge Lammel and the Leip

Check out this week's podcast for news in Germany including a plan created by the city of Essen to entice unemployed alcoholics to work by giving them beer. A holocaust survivor is campaigning to have Germany do more for Syrian refugees. The 13th...


 2014-05-18  30m

20 - Snowden to testify, free city-wide internet, the daredevil toddler and Germ

Listen to our latest episode of THIS WEEK IN GERMANY to hear a parliamentary committee's decision to have whistleblower Edward Snowden testify on the NSA's involvement in espionage within Germany. Also, the city of Karlsruhe is quite happy because as...


 2014-05-11  30m

19 - Merkel talks with Obama, the East cuts university jobs, Hartmut Mehdorn's b

Tune in to this week's podcast to hear about the press conference that German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave in Washington D.C. with President Barack Obama. Rough times ahead for universities in the eastern states as budget tightening forces over 1000...


 2014-05-04  30m

18 - Annual peace protest, anti-advert art movement, Stefanie Zweig and LEGOLAND

In our episode this week we look at the yearly peace protests that took place on Easter Monday. We find out about an underground urban artist movement to try and fight back against outdoor adverting. Learn about Stefanie Zweig and her dramatic life...


 2014-04-27  30m

17 - Investment tax increase, Zalando undercover expose and Kyffhäuser

This week we report on the SPD proposing to almost double the tax rate on investment gains. We also discuss an online retailer that is doing an excellent job selling shoes but is in the news again for allegedly poor working conditions. The oldest bar...


 2014-04-21  30m

16 - Sky bridges, Heartbleed, data retention reform and taxing foreign drivers

Should Germany follow the European Court of Justice's ruling to eliminate forced data retention? Is it legal for Germany to tax only foreigners who drive on the autobahn an additional toll? Might you need to change your passwords, as millions of other...


 2014-04-13  30m

15 - Zero tolerance for drink driving, Anja Niedringhaus, ticket sharing and Sax

In our podcast this week, we discuss two transport and mobility stories. A proposal for zero alcohol tolerance while driving and a campaign to let those in need ride the city public transit without their own ticket. We also highlight Anja...


 2014-04-06  30m

14 - China's president visits the country, strike updates and Bishop of Bling re

TWIG gives you the lowdown of Chinese President Xi Jinping two-day visit to Germany. We also cover some updates on stories we covered previously that have taken new turns. Learn about an artist who creates pieces that deconstructs German identity....


 2014-03-30  30m

13 - Union strikes, parliamentary inquiry into NSA spying, polar bears and a tro

Warning strikes were made last week which might indicate larger strikes in the future like the upcoming Lufthansa strike. Germany officially creates a committee to inquire about NSA activities in the country. Two surprises this week, find out where...


 2014-03-23  30m

12 - Germany/UK team up for tech, changes to dual citizenship laws, public damn

In this episode we talk about some of the technology plans from CeBIT for a partnership between Germany and the UK. We take a look from a different point of view of all the news coverage about Uli Hoeness. You can learn about the changes made recently...


 2014-03-16  30m