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


11 - Germany treads lightly with Russia, one million jobs and Munich's Olympic p

Tensions are growing between Russia and Germany over Ukraine.


 2014-03-09  30m

10 - Angela Merkel in London, retail sales' bright future, Jacek Protasiewicz an

Check it out today for information on Angela Merkel traveling to London to discuss her view on EU reforms, the good news that retail sales had a much needed increase to boost consumer confidence, and a Polish member of EU Parliament that has been...


 2014-03-02  30m

09 - Germany's role in Ukraine negotiations, the Bishop of Bling and the Frankfu

Germany plays a large role in helping peace negotiations in the Ukraine this week, we take a look at. Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst outlandish spending of charity funds, and believe it or not, Germany has over 2000 lakes in the state of...


 2014-02-24  30m

08 - Increasing housing prices, children paying for parents and Sigmar Gabriel

Multiple studies are showing continued increased housing prices both for those renting and buying, a controversial ruling on a court case where an estranged son is responsible for his father's debts, Sigmar Gabriel has proposed new taxes for those...


 2014-02-17  30m

07 - Tax evasion, shooting elephants and the Leipzig Book Fair!

This week Germany shows that it is not afraid to go after possible unpaid taxes of well known figures, social benefits may become more available to those that were not eligible before, doing something outside of work that contrasts directly to your...


 2014-02-10  30m

06 - State of the Nation, TV/radio tax and minimum wage

This week's episode of TWIG has, as usual, some of the biggest topics going on in Germany today. In this episode, the future of Germany, the fairness of the TV/Radio tax, a minimum wage controversy, and vacationing on the largest island in the country.


 2014-02-03  30m

05 - Major hacking, Zugspitze and Saarland's bilingualism

Another great episode form TWIG is out. Listen to it now and stay informed on the big current issues going on in Germany. In this episode, hacking, rigging and one big mountain.


 2014-01-27  30m

04 - Spying, energy policies and the Sinful Mile

Check out another great podcast on the hot topics in Germany this week, alongside our regular fun segments! In this episode, Germany is having difficulties with the U.S., at a time when they are on their own search for power.


 2014-01-20  30m

03 - Parental leave, alcoholism and Thomas Hitzlsperger

There's always something exciting happening in Germany and this week is no exception. In this episode, some seek to take steps forward while others seek to keep things as they are or move things back.


 2014-01-13  30m

02 - Schumacher, Leipzig and the President’s Olympic boycott

Welcome to the second episode of This Week in Germany! We've had a great response to the first episode, and we've collected plenty of new listeners in the short time of just one week. This week, Germany had a tough start to the new year, both...


 2014-01-06  30m