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Podcast Hiberno Goethe

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This Podcast dives into the many colours of arts, language and life across cultures. St. Pauli fan and former Düsseldorfer Ciarán Murray and his guests explore the connecting moments of German and Irish life. What do musicians, dancers, artists, writers pick up from either culture? How are they inspired and enriched by the other? For all listeners who like to go and think beyond borders.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 21 Hiberno Goethe: Dorothee Meyer-Holtkamp

Join us for the final episode of Hiberno Goethe with guest Dorothee Meyer-Holtkamp, the series producer and outreach coordinator of Near Media Co-op.

Dorothee Meyer-Holtkamp & Ciarán Murray (C) Near FM Host Ciarán chats with Dorothee about growing up in a small town in north Germany and the roundabout journey that led her to Ireland in the late 1990s via Scotland and France. They reminisce about the series, remembering guests who featured on the podcast and discuss cultural similarities, differences and culinary specialities.


Episode 20 Hiberno Goethe: Elizabeth McSkeane

Ciarán chats to writer and publisher Elizabeth McSkeane about her Glaswegian upbringing, with pictures of JFK, visits to Glasgow Celtic and St. Patrick's Day traditions. We hear Liz reading works by the Germany-based Irish poet, Jo Burns, from her latest collection of poetry Brink.


Elizabeth McSkeane and Ciaran Murray NearFM Liz has a passion for languages and different cultures. Feeling European, Irish and Scottish, it’s a wonderful benefit to be so mobile in Europe as if it is one country. We hear about Samuel Beckett's time in Germany in the 1930’s and the inspiration behind his most famous work Waiting for Godot. Liz tells us about her publishing company Turas Press and we get an insight into the running of a small publishing house.