Podcasts are video and audio programs that can be streamed or downloaded on computers, smartphones and personal music players via the Internet.
The term "podcast" is a portmanteau of the words "broadcast" and "iPod", the name of a popular portable MP3 player. Most podcasts are produced exclusively for an online audience, though some TV shows and radio programs are also available as podcasts. Podcasts offer a wide range in themes and formats, from news reports to storytelling programs to comedy shows.
A smart city? Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens - by boosting the transport network, cutting down on waste and resource consumption, and connecting people. In Finland, some of that is already reality.
Can soccer ease tensions between Moscow and the West? What does camp 1970s disco have to do with the German national squad? And why is Michaela's hamster eagerly awaiting this year's football World Cup in Russia? Damien McGuinness and Michaela Kuefner are joined by Vladimir Episov and Christian Trippe to chat animal oracles and sketchy soccer songs.
Inspired by the UK's "Prime Minister's Questions," the German Bundestag attempted to step up its debating game this week and directly questioned Chancellor Merkel for the first time in her 13 years in office. Was the grilling everyone was hoping for or did Merkel just come off lightly toasted? New York Times' Melissa Eddy and The Economist's Jeremy Cliffe join this week's Stammtisch to find out.
On this week’s show we’re going to take a look at the EU’s new data protection laws. And we’ll meet somebody who offered all of his facebook data on ebay, partly to see what it was worth – and partly to prove a point. We’re also gearing up for Alexander Gerst's launch on Wednesday. What science will he be doing up on the ISS, how is he getting kids involved, and how did he get so ripped?
Three years on since the so-called refugee crisis, Stammtisch looks at Germany's migration policy as the integration of hundreds of thousands of refugees gets underway. This week, Austin Davies and Jeremy Cliffe join us to assess the new challenges. Or were the problems there all along?
An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.
Never mind 4G or 5G, in Germany 3G is still a bit touch-and-go. Why is it that a country so rich is such a digital slacker? And why is the fax machine still going strong? Ditch the signatures, faxes and scanning machines – Damien McGuinness, Michaela Küfner and Chris Koever jealously listen to Maris Hellrand, as she explains how in her native Estonia, mouse-clicks do it all instead.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have both been state-side to visit the Donald this week. Emmanuel was treated to kisses and lavish hospitality. But poor old Angie only got an office lunch. Podcast host Damien McGuinness and his guests Michaela Küfner, Deborah Cole and Guy Chazan discuss a budding bromance, awkward handshakes and what they mean for world peace.