THE BIG POND. A US-German Listening Series
March 27, 2019
Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Don’t tell me you’ve never binged Serial or laughed out loud with Marc Maron! Over the last few years, podcasts have become a way of life–they help us endure our daily commutes and then they lull us back to sleep at night. Excited to partake in the podcast mania, the Goethe-Institut has partnered with the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the RIAS Berlin Kommission, KCRW Berlin, and other radio stations and producers in the US and Germany to bring you THE BIG POND, a collection of 50 unique audio pieces released on a weekly basis.
Don’t worry–the features are all in English! And to honor the great art of storytelling and support public radio stations, THE BIG POND. A US-German Listening Series has combined two of the best storytelling mediums out there–the podcast and its predecessor, talk radio. Individuals can access our podcasts on Spotify or iTunes, and radio stations are welcome to incorporate as many installments as they like into their programming at no cost!
Home to features from up-and-coming producers and industry greats alike, you’ll hear audio from first-time producers alongside stories from Katie Davis, a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and This American Life, and the Kitchen Sisters, producers of the award-winning NPR series Hidden Kitchens.
From pretzels and beer to the Berlin Wall, from motorcycles to recycling, THE BIG POND offers a fresh perspective on just how much our two countries share while celebrating podcasting, broadcasting, and Wunderbar Together.
Public radio stations can download the episodes free of charge for broadcast in the US via PRX.
Runs from October 2018 until the end of 2019.
For more information visit events.wunderbartogether.org.
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