main page Zeitgeister The Cultural Magazine of the Goethe-Institut

Podcast Zeitgeister On Air

Our hosts Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Dina Elsayed chat to international Kafka experts from every corner of the world and hear the Kafka stories they are keen to share with us.

Visual: Tobias Schrank Podcast Zeitgeister on Air

Psycho test Which Kafka character are you?

If you were a character from one of Kafka’s novels, which one would you be? Maybe her – the beguiling Fräulein Bürstner? Answer a few questions to find out in our psycho test.

Illustration by Beatrice Davies  Drawing of Kafka's novel character: Fräulein Bürstner

New podcast episode Jaroslav Rudiš

Czech author and musician Jaroslav Rudiš is touring Europe with his group, the Kafka Band. He sings in German, Czech and English, against a backdrop of alternative rock … it’s tricky to describe, you need to listen!

© picture alliance/Peter Endig Being Kafka #6 with Jaroslav Rudiš

Kafka’s Highlight of the Week

What else is on offer?

Radio Pirate radio stations in East Frisia

Playing some different music for a change, broadcasting alternative political content or fooling around on the airwaves – why were there so many pirate radio stations in East Frisia, of all places?

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/Bildagentur-online/Ohde Pirate radio stations were rife in East Frisia, of all places.

Hasnain Kazim Beware, Democracy!

There’s nothing better than democracy; Hasnain Kazim is convinced of that. He also knows that it cannot be had without effort, without balance and, above all, without a fight.

mauritius images / age fotostock / Don Johnston Fights are Good! Polar Bears in Manitoba, Canada

Discover more of what interests you