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The Big Pond – A US-German Listening SeriesOriginal (Film still): Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate” / Edit: Zita Ratzenberger

The Big Pond

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, The Big Pond is home to up to 50 podcasts produced over the next year, all of which available for free on this website and via iTunes and Spotify. With features on topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language or society, a many-sided portrayal of life in Germany and in the US is drafted.


Latest episode

Frances Schönberger shows pictures of her and John Lennon © Frances Schönberger.jpg

Oktober 17, 2018
The Big Pond #02: A Day With John Lennon

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In 1975, the German journalist Frances Schoenberger interviewed John Lennon in New York, a dream gig for her – but this interview was never published. For The Big Pond, Schoenberger listens to the recordings again for the first time in more than 40 years, recalling what she calls the best day of her career. By Kerstin Zilm


Archive

Migration © Chris Gash

October 3, 2018
The Big Pond #01: The Things We Brought

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​There are things that hold history for each of us – a stitch, a book, a hat – things that we carry around for our whole lives. In this episode, we hear three stories about things that were brought to the U.S. from other countries and what they mean to their owners.
By Katie Davis


Our Topics

Our topics are as diverse as Germany and the United States – for example, there will be pieces on music, soccer, history, migration, food and drink, travelers, architecture, literature, and environmental issues. 

The common thread is a focus on the things that sometimes connect and sometimes divide us – like the Big Pond we call the Atlantic – with high quality journalism, thorough research, and a preference for unfamiliar stories, points of view, and curious topics.


Our Partners


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