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Radio GDR. 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. Radio German Democratic Republic is a 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.

Latest Episodes

Crossing into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality. Field Report (14)

On Episode 14 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley gives you the low down on a new Berlin attraction TimeRide Berlin that allows you to travel into East Germany via Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality.

7 MIN2 w ago
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Crossing into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality. Field Report (14)

Working at Radio Berlin International 1988-90 with Steve Winkler

On Episode 13 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley interviews Steve Winkler who worked at East Germany's Radio Berlin International as a Line Producer/Studio Manager.

50 MIN2 w ago
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Working at Radio Berlin International 1988-90 with Steve Winkler

They Divided the Sky - Christa Wolf - Episode 12

On Episode 12 of the Radio GDR Podcast, GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner interviews Professor Luise von Flutow who translated the East German novel 'They Divided The Sky' by Christa Wolf into English.

30 MINOCT 12
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They Divided the Sky - Christa Wolf - Episode 12

“Open Memory Box” 400+ Hours of GDR Home Movies Go Online

After six years of work, we interview the producers behind Open Memory Box which encompasses 415 hours of home movies that 150 families made in East Germany between 1947 and 1990, the collection covers everything from birthday parties to burial, from May Day demonstrations to attempts to flee the country.

32 MINSEP 23
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“Open Memory Box” 400+ Hours of GDR Home Movies Go Online

38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus. (10)

Radio GDR host Shane Whaley shares 38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus by Tim Mohr. I thoroughly Burning Down The Haus and you do not have to be a fan of punk rock to enjoy it. The book reveals the sub culture (and bravery!) of the East German punk scene. By reading Tim Mohr's book we learn a lot about life in East Germany.

27 MINSEP 8
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38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus. (10)

Born in the GDR with Dr Hester Vaizey (9)

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast, Host Shane Whaley brings you a conversation with Dr. Hester Vaizey, the author of the book Born in the GDR - Living in the Shadow of the Wall.

54 MINJUL 21
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Born in the GDR with Dr Hester Vaizey (9)

East German football - The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany

On this episode of the Radio GDR podcast, hosts Shane Whaley and GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner talk East German football with author Alan McDougall. There are not many English language books chronicling football in East Germany so we were delighted to chat with Alan. He is the author of The People's Game: Football State and Society in East Germany and he joins Radio GDR for a wide-ranging chat about all things East German football. His book was voted the Guardians Best Book for Sports in 201

71 MINJUN 19
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East German football - The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany

What happened to football in East Germany after reunification?

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast host Shane Whaley talks with GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner about a bizarre football game that took place at FC Stahl Brandenburg in '92 and how it highlights that not all was rosy in the newly united Germany. John Paul also answers a question from Radio GDR listener Klaus Magnus who asked what happened to the more famous East Germany football clubs after '89.

36 MINMAY 6
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What happened to football in East Germany after reunification?

Hohenschonhausen - The Dark Side of the GDR

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast Shane records his thoughts following a guided tour of the Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison in East Berlin and questions whether he wants to continue with the podcast based on what he has seen and heard.

13 MINAPR 24
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Hohenschonhausen - The Dark Side of the GDR

Interview with the DDR Museum in Berlin - Gordon von Godin

DDR Museum Director Gordon Von Godin joins Shane Whaley on the Radio GDR Podcast. They talk about the mission of the GDR Museum, as well as the importance of remembering the history of East Germany and Gordon's upbringing in the former East Germany. And much More!

38 MINMAR 16
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Interview with the DDR Museum in Berlin - Gordon von Godin

Latest Episodes

Crossing into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality. Field Report (14)

On Episode 14 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley gives you the low down on a new Berlin attraction TimeRide Berlin that allows you to travel into East Germany via Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality.

7 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Crossing into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie with Virtual Reality. Field Report (14)

Working at Radio Berlin International 1988-90 with Steve Winkler

On Episode 13 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley interviews Steve Winkler who worked at East Germany's Radio Berlin International as a Line Producer/Studio Manager.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Working at Radio Berlin International 1988-90 with Steve Winkler

They Divided the Sky - Christa Wolf - Episode 12

On Episode 12 of the Radio GDR Podcast, GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner interviews Professor Luise von Flutow who translated the East German novel 'They Divided The Sky' by Christa Wolf into English.

30 MINOCT 12
Comments
They Divided the Sky - Christa Wolf - Episode 12

“Open Memory Box” 400+ Hours of GDR Home Movies Go Online

After six years of work, we interview the producers behind Open Memory Box which encompasses 415 hours of home movies that 150 families made in East Germany between 1947 and 1990, the collection covers everything from birthday parties to burial, from May Day demonstrations to attempts to flee the country.

32 MINSEP 23
Comments
“Open Memory Box” 400+ Hours of GDR Home Movies Go Online

38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus. (10)

Radio GDR host Shane Whaley shares 38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus by Tim Mohr. I thoroughly Burning Down The Haus and you do not have to be a fan of punk rock to enjoy it. The book reveals the sub culture (and bravery!) of the East German punk scene. By reading Tim Mohr's book we learn a lot about life in East Germany.

27 MINSEP 8
Comments
38 Things I learned about East Germany from reading Burning Down The Haus. (10)

Born in the GDR with Dr Hester Vaizey (9)

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast, Host Shane Whaley brings you a conversation with Dr. Hester Vaizey, the author of the book Born in the GDR - Living in the Shadow of the Wall.

54 MINJUL 21
Comments
Born in the GDR with Dr Hester Vaizey (9)

East German football - The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany

On this episode of the Radio GDR podcast, hosts Shane Whaley and GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner talk East German football with author Alan McDougall. There are not many English language books chronicling football in East Germany so we were delighted to chat with Alan. He is the author of The People's Game: Football State and Society in East Germany and he joins Radio GDR for a wide-ranging chat about all things East German football. His book was voted the Guardians Best Book for Sports in 201

71 MINJUN 19
Comments
East German football - The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany

What happened to football in East Germany after reunification?

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast host Shane Whaley talks with GDR Objectified's John Paul Kleiner about a bizarre football game that took place at FC Stahl Brandenburg in '92 and how it highlights that not all was rosy in the newly united Germany. John Paul also answers a question from Radio GDR listener Klaus Magnus who asked what happened to the more famous East Germany football clubs after '89.

36 MINMAY 6
Comments
What happened to football in East Germany after reunification?

Hohenschonhausen - The Dark Side of the GDR

On this episode of the Radio GDR East Germany podcast Shane records his thoughts following a guided tour of the Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison in East Berlin and questions whether he wants to continue with the podcast based on what he has seen and heard.

13 MINAPR 24
Comments
Hohenschonhausen - The Dark Side of the GDR

Interview with the DDR Museum in Berlin - Gordon von Godin

DDR Museum Director Gordon Von Godin joins Shane Whaley on the Radio GDR Podcast. They talk about the mission of the GDR Museum, as well as the importance of remembering the history of East Germany and Gordon's upbringing in the former East Germany. And much More!

38 MINMAR 16
Comments
Interview with the DDR Museum in Berlin - Gordon von Godin
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