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In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

Location:

Köln, Germany

Genres:

Business

Networks:

DW Germany

Description:

In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

Language:

English


Episodes

Visual impairments at work

12/2/2020
Pamela Pabst is a lawyer who is blind. In the courtroom she’s unable to assess photos or other visual evidence. But she says she more than makes up for that with her other senses. As a result she’s been very successful in her career.

Duration:00:04:01

The US comedian Maysoon Zayid on comedy and disability

12/1/2020
Maysoon Zayid is one of the first female Muslim comedians in the US. In her shows she talks about her disability with wit and astuteness. "I have cerebral palsy," she says. "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali."

Duration:00:06:18

A boss with a disability

12/1/2020
People with disabilities have it harder than others when they set up a company. It's more difficult for them to get bank loans, and they may have special problems with their employees. We meet a building contractor to find out about his experiences.

Duration:00:04:01

Modern prosthetics: Mind over matter

12/1/2020
Wolfgang Bauer can now do physical work at his farm again - with the help of his prosthetic hand. It grasps when he imagines the motion. Brain-computer interfaces are a new way of controlling devices. They offer hope to many people with disabilities.

Duration:00:04:26

Teleportation, the quantum way to travel

11/24/2020
Can we beam ourselves across the world with zero emissions? Physicists have now devised a kind of teleportation involving a phenomenon that Einstein called "spooky action at a distance.” However, Mr Spock would still need a rocket.

Duration:00:04:03

Explainer: Who owns outer space?

11/24/2020
A growing number of nations are out to 'conquer' planets, claim their resources and profit from tourism. But is it legal? Can one country take over a planet? Who owns outer space?

Duration:00:02:20

Krieger, alone in an empty space

11/18/2020
Craving human contact, Krieger remembers what it was like when the city was full of tourists. At the same time, he addresses his own pandemic-induced anxiety: are dinosaurs making a comeback?

Duration:00:02:18

The city: An outdated model?

11/18/2020
Cities have seen huge growth over the past few centuries. But urban areas are often bad for the environment. Fewer cars, better public transport and more parks are some ways to make them greener.

Duration:00:02:16

Covid-19: the future of cities

11/18/2020
How will cities develop as a result of the pandemic? Will the advent of new technologies be sped up? How will our workplaces change? How will we shop? What about architecture?

Duration:00:03:34

Goodbye city, hello countryside!

11/17/2020
The coronavirus has deprived city dwellers of everything from theatres to cafes and restaurants. In the absence of such offerings, some are deciding to begin new lives in the countryside instead.

Duration:00:03:57

Construction boom vs. empty offices

11/17/2020
Germany’s construction sector is booming but rising costs have made housing increasingly unaffordable. At the same time, offices have stayed empty during the pandemic. Christian Pricelius describes a contradictory situation.

Duration:00:03:34

Beyond repair: Planned obsolescence

11/10/2020
Smartphones die. But is it just a coincidence that it happens right after the warranty runs out? Or is it a clever sales strategy known as 'planned obsolescence'?

Duration:00:07:48

Sunny outlook for solar industry

11/10/2020
Almost the entire world is on the cusp of a giant solar energy boom. The reason: a massive reduction in solar technology costs over the past 20 years. An energy provider is now installing Germany's biggest solar park in the state of Brandenburg.

Duration:00:06:03

Green energy on the retreat

11/10/2020
Funds from Germany's Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) have guaranteed high returns and served as start-up financing for green energy providers. Many biogas plants and wind turbines will now become unprofitable when the subsidy runs out in 2021.

Duration:00:04:20

Playing catch-up: Tesla and Germany's auto makers

11/3/2020
German auto makers are scrambling to boost their electric car divisions. Did they start the switch too late? Do they offer viable alternatives to the trendsetter from California? With its new ID.4, VW presents a rival to Tesla's Model Y.

Duration:00:05:07

Tesla comes to Germany

11/3/2020
Tesla is building a huge factory near Berlin. It's going up fast, even before final planning permission has been granted. Politicians are excited about the jobs being created. Neighbors in Grünheide fear the impact on the environment.

Duration:00:08:12

Wolfgang Lohbeck is not a fan of Tesla

11/3/2020
Transportation expert Wolfgang Lohbeck says Tesla's eco-friendly reputation is not deserved: the cars are too big, and the carbon footprint of the batteries is huge. He says there are much better alternatives.

Duration:00:03:05

Elon Musk superstar

11/3/2020
Rockets to Mars, Hyperloop tube travel, minding-reading tech -- what is Elon Musk going to dream up next? Tesla cars prove he can make things happen in reality. How does Musk do it? Who is he?

Duration:00:04:51

Workamping: Going where the jobs are

10/28/2020
Some itinerant workers in the US live in mobile homes and travel from job to job, such as seasonal work at an Amazon warehouse, or harvesting crops. Some say they enjoy the freedom. Living in an RV is cheaper than having an apartment or a house.

Duration:00:03:27

David Enrich on Trump and Deutsche Bank

10/28/2020
David Enrich is a US journalist whose book Dark Towers recounts decades of dealings between Donald Trump and Germany's biggest bank. He thinks vast loans from Deutsche enabled Trump to appear rich and successful, which helped him win the presidency.

Duration:00:04:13