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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 11 hours 47 minutes


101 - 'Tis the Season for Christmas Markets

We're still called This Week in Germany (we have new content on our website every week!) but from now on, our podcast is set to be released monthly. However that means we can put in more time to make each episode better! In our December edition:...


 2015-12-21  31m

100 - This Week in Germany LIVE

In this live one-hour special, This Week in Germany celebrates its centenary episode! Our top story is an in-depth look at Germany's handling of the migration crisis. We report on location from a asylum processing centre in Berlin. Here, asylum...


 2015-11-29  1h3m

99 - Terror Alert in Hanover

Just a few days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, Hanover was on lockdown. Police evacuated a football stadium after a French intelligence tip-off suggesting a coordinated bombing was planned at the match. But how are Germans reacting to the...


 2015-11-23  30m

98 - Nous Sommes Unis

After the violent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening, we visit the French Embassy in Berlin to experience the outpouring of sympathy and grief. We're joined by our correspondents Helena Humphrey, who lived in the 11th arrondissement of Paris...


 2015-11-16  30m

97 - Lufthansa Strikes Leave Thousands Stranded

Strikes by cabin crew of the airline Lufthansa are expected to leave over 100,000 passengers stranded this week. UFO, the flight attendants' union, is demanded better conditions for retirement benefits. But with yet another round of travel disruption,...


 2015-11-09  30m

96 - Merkel Means Business... in China

Angela Merkel went on a business trip to China this week, striking business deals worth €20 billion. But as China's economy goes through some dramatic changes, will Germany be able to make a profit? In this episode, we announce the details of our...


 2015-11-02  30m

95 - Who's spying on whom?

It was announced this week that an investigation into US surveillance of Angela Merkel's phone was to be dropped after not enough evidence was found. It was also revealed this week that a chancellery department chief's laptop was infected with a virus...


 2015-10-26  30m

94 - Mayoral candidate stabbed while campaigning

On Saturday, candidate for the mayoral election in Cologne, Henriette Reker, was stabbed while campaigning. Just before we published this podcast, it was announced that she won the election. However, she remains in a critical but stable condition in...


 2015-10-19  30m

93 - Look Who's Back...

We take a look at the new film "Er ist wieder da", where Adolf Hitler comes back from the dead in 2014! The book sold over 2 million copies but can the film match the novel's success? Malachi Ray Rempen joins us to review the film. Our German of the...


 2015-10-12  30m

92 - Celebrating Germany's 25th Birthday

Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification. Daniel and Rob discuss what the two Germanys coming together means for the Republic as a whole today. Our Destination Germany this week is a picturesque lake just outside of Leipzig. But...


 2015-10-05  30m