Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall with Tim Mohr (42)

In this episode of the East Germany Podcast – Radio GDR we once again go on a journey of politics and music in East Germany, this time focusing on East German punk rock, the DDR punks, and the protest movement.

Our good friend John Paul Kleiner (GDR Objectified) is back in the East Germany podcast host chair for this one. He is joined by Dr. Edward Larkey, an expert on GDR music and author of Rotes Rockradio. Populäre Musik und die Kommerzialisierung des DDR-Rundfunks (Red Rock Radio. Popular Music and the Commercialization of GDR Broadcasting.)

Thanks to Tim Mohr for taking time to speak with John Paul Kleiner (GDR Objectified blog) and Prof. Ed Larkey (University of Maryland – Baltimore County) about his book Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Tim’s book is well worth a read and is available in trade paperback here:

A special thanks to Steve Winkler for facilitating the interview with Tim Mohr.

For a Spotify playlist of songs mentioned in this episode, click here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4B04wy0DnTgh7n9iBYYfGx?si=3feb0KOcQjaGgGNnrqUtkA

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Links and Resources Mentioned on Episode 27 of the East Germany Podcast – Radio GDR.

Reviews of Burning Down the Haus By Tim Mohr

Rolling Stone – How East German Punks helped destroy the Berlin Wall
GoodReads reviews
New York Journal of Books Review
Wall Street Journal Review
Louder than War review
and Shane Whaley’s 38 things I learned about East Germany by reading Burning Down the Haus – episode 10 of the Radio GDR – East Germany Podcast

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