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Walrus will bring you compelling stories from Berlin, alternated with reflections on its controversial history. Because it is only after you understand Berlin’s central role in so many historic conflicts, that you can fully appreciate the unique situation Berlin is in today.

Walrus will bring you compelling stories from Berlin, alternated with reflections on its controversial history. Because it is only after you understand Berlin’s central role in so many historic conflicts, that you can fully appreciate the unique situation Berlin is in today.
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Berlin, Germany

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Walrus will bring you compelling stories from Berlin, alternated with reflections on its controversial history. Because it is only after you understand Berlin’s central role in so many historic conflicts, that you can fully appreciate the unique situation Berlin is in today.

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@4000hertz

Language:

English


Episodes

Checkpoint Charlie

10/27/2018
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Checkpoint Charlie was one of the hotbeds of the Cold War. What sparked the 1961 tank stand-off between the Soviets and the Americans? And what's wrong with the former border-crossing today? Thanks to Caroline Marburger. Other voices by Georgia, Chris, Susan, Xavier and Rick. More information about the history of Checkpoint Charlie at www.berlinology.org Music by Mark Schilders, Denis Wouters and Svetnik. Image by Walrus

Duration:00:39:35

BER Airport

7/31/2018
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A conversation with Joel Dullroy on the airport that never seems to get finished. With material from the four-part series 'How to F#ck up an Airport". Original show aired on Radio Spätkauf. http://www.radiospaetkauf.com/category/ber/ Music by Denis Wouters and Mark Schilders.

Duration:00:25:51

The Hangover

5/16/2018
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Meanwhile on the mainland; 15.000 British citizens living in Berlin after Brexit. Thanks to David Sumner, Georgia Riungu, Ryan Balmer, Daniel Tetlow, Jon Worth, Jonny Whitlam, Zoe Noble, James Glazebrook, Bruce, Jane Golding and Esme Nicholson. Brits in Europe, The Three Million Group, Expath, Berlin.de, Article 50. Music by LY Foulidis, Mark Schilders and Svetnik. Image by Georgia Riungu.

Duration:00:42:49

The All Nighter

2/14/2018
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An inebriated attempt to make sense of Berlin after dark. -- Thanks to Kai, Manus, Jesse, Ryan, Catherine, Becky, Oliver, Jon, Tom, Michla and Petrit. Places visited: Görlitzer Bahnhof, Kottbusser Tor, St. Bart, Circus Lemke, Morphin Bar, Bar Mama, Griessmühle. Music by Mark Schilders and Svetnik. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:43:45

The Bottle Collector

12/1/2017
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On the life of a deposit-bottle collector in Berlin. Thanks to Sebastian Moser and his dissertation ‘Pfandsammler‘, and Valerie and Armin for telling me about their experiences. Music by LY Foulidis, Mark Schilders and Svetnik. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:32:29

Forbidden City

9/21/2017
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A journey through a former Soviet military base. Co-host Ysanne Choksey. Many thanks to Ciarán Fahey. Introductory quote from the ‘Book of Symbols - City’ as read by Geoffrey John King Music by Mark Schilders and Svetnik, Soviet song ‘Kalinka’. Image by Walrus.

Duration:00:23:57

Berlin and Beyond

8/15/2017
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A behind-the-scenes look in the lives of Walrus and Otter. Co-host: Ysanne Choksey. Thanks to Mariette, Kai, William, Elodie, Mohamad, Peregrin and Leon Weintraub. ReMemory event and Refugee Voice Tours. Quote from ‘Book of Symbols – City’, read by Geoffrey John King. Mark Schilders and Svetnik, LY Foulidis, Svetnik. Image by Walrus.

Duration:00:22:39

Right to Rent

5/19/2017
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When a bakery fights its eviction, things quickly get out of hand. Thanks to co-hosts Ysanne Choksey and Christian Conradi. Contributions by Konstantin Sergio, Claire d’Orsay, Daniel Spülbeck, Joel Dullroy and Christian Ströbele. Music by LY Foulidis, Mark Schilders and Svetnik. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:29:54

It's not all Black & White

4/1/2017
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Prussia, and one of the greatest vanishing acts of the 20th century. Co-host Ysanne Choksey. Thanks to Markus Colla, Steffen Bender of the Prussian Association Berlin Brandenburg, Stefan Görlich of the Association Berliner Schlosses Special thanks to Darren O’byrne, Ken Walsh and Hans Georg. Music by Mark Schilders and Svetnik, LY Foulidis, Svetnik. Image by Sbs-Hf (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

Duration:00:32:31

The Green Line

3/3/2017
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This episode is exactly one U1-ride long. Download the show, head to Warschauer Straße and press play as soon as the sign indicates 'three minutes left'. Board the train and enjoy the ride! Thanks to Beata Gontarczyk-Kramp a.k.a. Notmsparker. Music by Mark Schilders and Svetnik, LY Foulidis, Svetnik. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:23:47

Blood, Sweat and Shimmy

12/20/2016
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About full-fledged acrobatics and staple-tease. Thanks to Ysanne Choksey, co-host. La Viola Vixen and her Shimmy Shake School, Julietta La Doll, Le Pustra and his Kabarett der Namenlosen, Lolita Va Voom, The Diamond Dahlia. Music and sound by Denis Wouters, Isabelle Meyrignac. Image by Ivan Gonzalez (CC BY 2.0).

Duration:00:21:49

Devil’s Mountain

11/1/2016
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The history of Devil’s Mountain (Teufelsberg) stretches out almost 80 years. After WWII Albert Speer’s military academy was buried under the rubble of approximately 400.000 Berlin houses. On top of the ruins a ‘listening station’ was built by the western allies, later taken over by the NSA. Today Teufelsberg is a re-discoverd attraction, where people can walk among the former buildings of a spy station run cold.

Duration:00:28:57

Devil’s Mountain

11/1/2016
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Walking through a spy-station run cold. Thanks to Ysanne Choksey, co-host and MI6 agent. Ciarán Fahey of Abandoned Berlin. Chris Wunsch, author of 'Teufelsberg, a Berlin Ruinology'. Music by Denis Wouters, Mark Schilders, Svetnik. Image by Prasath Easwaranathan.

Duration:00:28:57

King Sandwich

9/16/2016
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Creating your own döner kebab, vox-popping crowds and a party. Co-host: Geoffrey John King. Thanks to Ilker Halici from Meraba Neuland Döner, Mendy & Edeltraut, Mathijs, Ida, Joris, Jasper, Daniël, Max, Annelies, and the random French girl in the queue. Music by Svetnik. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:31:42

Jewish Community in Berlin (2/2)

8/19/2016
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Interviewing our Jewish contemporaries and their relationship with the city. Thanks to Ysanne Choksey, co-host and author of Monument Musing, Hanno Hauenstein, founder of Aviv Magazine, Yael Sherill, writer and curator, Max Czollek, poet and organiser of the Disintegration Congress, Tal Alon, founder of Spitz Magazine. Music by Denis Wouters and Mark Schilders, introduction by Sam Wiseman. Image (cc by) Flickr / Goodnight London.

Duration:00:26:46

New York City Baby

6/11/2016
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New York City, the mother of all cities. Walrus swam across the pond and carried his weighty body across Brooklyn. He spoke with three non-natives; one he has known for years, one who wrote Walrus an email, and one he met in Prospect Park. Let the mini-Walrus commence.

Duration:00:08:55

Xberg

5/12/2016
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Exploring Walrus' ''kiez' and talking about the dramatic events that turned the neighbourhood upside down. Thanks to Lorna Cannon, Abdelkarim (Khartoum) and Anour. Music by Denis Wouters and Mark Schilders. Image by Manus Browne.

Duration:00:23:42

Jewish Community in Berlin (1/2)

4/6/2016
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Talking about the history of Jewish people in Berlin. In special collaboration with Ysanne Choksey. Music by Denis Wouters and Mark Schilders, introduction by Sam Wiseman. Image by Walrus.

Duration:00:21:04