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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

Berliners: Vesper Stamper's tale of twins divided by the Berlin Wall and thoughts on viewing the Cold War through historical fiction

March 5, 2023

I am truly honored to be joined today by author and illustrator Vesper Stamper who in 2022 published Berliners, a historical fiction about two twin brothers, Rudi and Peter, who end up divided by their views of the GDR and t…

Why The GDR Fascinates Me: Kris Hinz's Reflections on his Father's Time in the GDR and the Country's Legacy Today

Jan. 15, 2023

Hello everyone, and welcome to yet another incredible episode of Radio GDR. We are on episode 3 of 3 of our listener interviews to round out season 3. I hope you have enjoyed hearing about fellow listeners' interest in the G…

Why The GDR Fascinates Me: Fred Esposito on His Love for Radio GDR and Why Preserving History is Important

Dec. 8, 2022

We are interviewing some of our most special listeners this season in gratitude for your amazing contributions to make season 3 of this podcast so special. We are especially grateful to the listeners who financially contribu…

Why The GDR Fascinates Me: Neese Family Adventures in Radebeul, Leipzig and Dresden

Nov. 23, 2022

I have said this often, but I am so grateful to you all for your continued loyalty to the podcast this season. Most of you all don't know this, but I got this amazing gig when Shane Whaley interviewed me as a listener of the…

Ralph Hänel, Part III - Opening the Memory Box: Ralph's Corner GDR Museum

Oct. 23, 2022

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our third installment of our interview with Ralph Hanel, Kung Fu Master, former Stasi prisoner and amazing storyteller. I am so glad you have enjoyed the first two installments, and Ralph and …

Ralph Hänel, Part II - "Can I borrow your baby?", Stasi Handcuffs and the Book of Poison

Sept. 29, 2022

Welcome to another incredible episode of Radio GDR. Judging by your extremely positive reaction, you thoroughly enjoyed part 1 of our three part interview with Ralph Hanel, Kung Fu Master, former stasi prisoner and an incred…