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Radio GDR – why a podcast on East Germany/DDR? (Ep 1)

Radio GDR – A Podcast All About East Germany

Radio GDR - A Podcast all about East Germany is now available for download!
Radio GDR – A Podcast all about East Germany is now available for download!

This episode serves as primer for future episodes of Radio GDR.  Your hosts Anke and Shane talk about what they hope the podcast will achieve and what they want to learn more about.

Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany. We will cover lots of themes and topics from art to architecture, from football to food, from music to Magdeberg!

Radio German Democratic Republic is a blog (currently under construction) and podcast designed to educate and inform on the life and times of East Germany. Radio GDR is hosted by Anke Holst who grew up in the GDR and Shane Whaley, a Brit, who has had a lifelong fascination with East Germany. It is not the intention of Radio GDR to debate the pros and cons of Communism or any other ideology. (Each to their own on this, we hope people of all peaceful and non aggressive beliefs will respect each other and talk about the ‘life and times’ rather than engage in philosophical fisticuffs. Plenty of other sites and communities for that kind of thing.)

Join us on this journey of capturing the stories of people who grew up in the GDR, worked in the GDR, visited the GDR or are experts on an aspect of GDR life.

Disclaimer – we do not seek to glorify or revere the East German SED regime, we want to uncover and discuss the stories of East Germans who lived in the GDR. We will not be whitewashing this history but there are plenty of other places to discuss the Stasi and the repressive dictatorship of the GDR.

 

Join our East Germany Facebook group to talk more about the GDR!
Join our East Germany Facebook group to talk more about the GDR!

 

Resources Mentioned on Episode 1 of Radio GDR –

Meet the Hosts of Radio GDR

Anke Holst interview on Cold War Conversations Podcast

Shane Whaley interview on Cold War Conversations Podcast ‘Espionage, East Germany and Berlin’

From Us to Me – Life in East Germany Then and Now (Documentary on the GDR in English.)

Christa Wolf – Famous East German writer

2 thoughts on “Radio GDR – why a podcast on East Germany/DDR? (Ep 1)”

  1. What a great podcast. I shall be listening in from now on. I love all things gdr. I was in Berlin in 1990, one year after the wall fell. And that is where my fascination started. I would like an episode on Geisterbahnhöfe and das Alexanderhaus please.

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