Welcome to our new website!
Radio GDR

Welcome to Radio GDR! We are a history podcast dedicated to preserving the life and times of East Germany. Please check out our episodes and leave us a review!

Recent Episodes

"Historical Memory" - How Dr. Jim Doti Brought the Berlin Wall to Chapman University

May 7, 2022

There are many pieces of the Berlin Wall on display all around the world. How did universities, museums and other places secure these sections of what was once the most intimidating symbol of the Iron Curtain? In this episod…

Capitalism vs. Communism - Jeff Myers' "Crash Course" on Life in East Germany

April 29, 2022

We Radio GDR hosts all agree on this simple truth - our favorite interviews are of you the listeners and members of the Facebook group. Jeff Myers joined the group in January of 2022 and has proceeded to post some of the mos…

Taking Stock with Victor Grossman: The GDR's Achievements - Part I

April 13, 2022

In 1952, a 24-year old American soldier defected to the Eastern Bloc in order to avoid a US Army disciplinary hearing and what he feared would be draconian punishment for his involvement in socialist and communist politics i…

No Man's Land: Michael Califra's Crossings in Divided Berlin

March 29, 2022

In our first interview of season 3, we speak with Michael Califra, author of "No Man's Land," one of our favorite works of fiction about life in divided Berlin. Michael lived and worked in Germany, mostly in Berlin, from 198…

Season 3 - The Gang Are Back Together Again!

March 17, 2022

Welcome to Radio GDR Season 3! Join Steve Minegar, Shane Whaley, Anke Holst and John Paul Kleiner as we talk about what we’ve been up to, what we’re learning and what we look forward to sharing in this season.

Season 3 Special Announcement (45)

Feb. 16, 2022

Radio GDR co-hosts, Steve and Shane share news of the upcoming Season 3 and how you can help us!