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Jan. 16, 2020

The Team They Love to Hate. Life as a Dynamo Berlin Supporter (16)

On this episode of Radio GDR, the podcast about East Germany, we talk to Steve Winkler about his life supporting the team they love to hate - Dynamo Berlin.

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Dec. 27, 2019

My Father Was An East German Spy. (15)

On Episode 15 of the Radio GDR Podcast, former Radio Berlin International employee Steve Winkler talks to us about life growing up with parents who worked for the GDR Diplomatic Service. It later transpired that Steve's Dad worked for Markus …

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Nov. 26, 2019

Crossing into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Rea…

On Episode 14 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley gives you the low down on a new Berlin attraction TimeRide Berlin that allows you to travel into East Germany …

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Nov. 20, 2019

Working at Radio Berlin International 1988-90 with Steve Winkler (13)

On Episode 13 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley interviews Steve Winkler who worked at East Germany's Radio Berlin International as a Line Producer/Studio Manager. How Steve was...

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Oct. 11, 2019

They Divided the Sky - Christa Wolf - Episode 12

On Episode 12 of the Radio GDR Podcast, GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner interviews Professor Luise von Flutow who translated the East German novel 'They Divided The Sky' by Christa Wolf into English.

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Sept. 23, 2019

“Open Memory Box” 400+ Hours of GDR Home Movies Go Online

After six years of work, we interview the producers behind Open Memory Box which encompasses 415 hours of home movies that 150 families made in East Germany between 1947 and 1990, the collection covers everything from birthday parties to burial, …

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Sept. 8, 2019

38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The …

Radio GDR host Shane Whaley shares 38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus by Tim Mohr. I thoroughly Burning Down The Haus and you do not have to be a fan of punk rock …

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July 21, 2019

Born in the GDR with Dr Hester Vaizey (9)

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast, brings you a conversation with Dr. Hester Vaizey, the author of the book

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June 18, 2019

East German football - The People's Game: Football, State and Society…

On this episode of the Radio GDR podcast, hosts Shane Whaley and GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner talk East German football with author Alan McDougall. There are not many English language books chronicling football in East Germany so we...

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May 5, 2019

What happened to football in East Germany after reunification? (7)

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast host Shane Whaley talks with GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner about a bizarre football game that took place at FC Stahl Brandenburg in '92 and how it highlights that not …

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April 23, 2019

Hohenschonhausen - The Dark Side of the GDR (6)

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast Shane records his thoughts following a guided tour of the Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison in East Berlin and questions whether he wants to continue with the podcast based on what he …

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March 15, 2019

Interview with the DDR Museum in Berlin - Gordon von Godin

DDR Museum Director Gordon Von Godin joins Shane Whaley on the Radio GDR Podcast. They talk about the mission of the GDR Museum, as well as the importance of remembering the history of East Germany and Gordon's upbringing in the …

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Feb. 15, 2019

Why East Germany is still fascinating to GDR Objectified's John Paul …

Radio GDR, the podcast all about East Germany caught up with the man behind the epic GDR Objectified - probably one of the best websites about East Germany in english on the net today. On this episode of the GDR …

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Jan. 13, 2019

Wende Museum - The Chief Curator talks to Radio GDR

On this episode of Radio GDR, we talk to Joes Segal Chief Curator of the Wende Museum in LA. He shares more with us about the mission of the cold war art museum as well as how they pick which …

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Dec. 21, 2018

From Us to Me - with Director Ellin Hare

On this episode of the Radio GDR podcast, Ellin Hare talks to us about her documentary about everyday life in East Germany titled 'From Us to Me.' They become the only British film crew to make a documentary inside the …

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Nov. 21, 2018

What is Radio GDR all about?

Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany. Radio German Democratic Republic is a blog and podcast designed to educate and inform …

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