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Season 3

June 29, 2022

Gay Spies and LGBT Activism in East Germany, with Samuel Clowes Huneke

Gay spies and espionage….absolutely one of the most incredible topics you can study about the GDR. On today's episode of Radio GD…

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June 16, 2022

Venceremos! Chilean Bands and Socialist Solidarity at East Germany's …

Venceremos! We will overcome! This one word defined the socialist political movement of Salvador Allende's presidency in Chile an…

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June 2, 2022

Ned Richardson-Little on The Human Rights Dictatorship - Socialism, G…

From an outside perspective, it would seem that human rights would be an idea that the East German regime would have had great di…

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May 18, 2022

"A House Divided Cannot Stand" - Designing Chapman University's Berli…

This episode seeks to answer a burning question - what does an artist do with a piece of the Berlin Wall? In our last episode, we…

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May 7, 2022

"Historical Memory" - How Dr. Jim Doti Brought the Berlin Wall to Cha…

There are many pieces of the Berlin Wall on display all around the world. How did universities, museums and other places secure t…

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April 29, 2022

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

We Radio GDR hosts all agree on this simple truth - our favorite interviews are of you the listeners and members of the Facebook …

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April 13, 2022

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

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…

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March 29, 2022

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

In our first interview of season 3, we speak with Michael Califra, author of "No Man's Land," one of our favorite works of fictio…

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March 17, 2022

Season 3 - The Gang Are Back Together Again!

Welcome to Radio GDR Season 3! Join Steve Minegar, Shane Whaley, Anke Holst and John Paul Kleiner as we talk about what we’ve bee…

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