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.
Today on Pulse, we find out what lengths Africans in Germany go to get their favourite foods from the continent. We meet Tanzania’s albino women of courage. And, we talk about the extremes some African governments will go to to block social media. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.
Avian flu is on the march in Germany and Europe once more - but there's a crucial difference between this strain of bird flu and the one that came before it. DW checks in with the German National Institute for Animal Health to find out what we have to fear from the highly viral outbreak.
Today on Spectrum - is what you eat during pregnancy harming your baby for life? Plus, we head along to Germany’s first HIV research center. Meet a Senegalese woman doing her bit for the environment – by designing a novel smartphone app. And, are driverless cars the way of the future? All that and more on this jam-packed edition with host Jessie Wingard.
On Pulse this week we take a look at what it’s like for the South African students who have been forced to use different ways of studying after universities closed due to violent protests. We will also hear of how Kenyan graduates are having a hard time finding a job in their field of study, and what they are now up to.
We’ve crammed lots into this packed, new look, new sounding edition of Pulse. We ask what African-Americans in the US think about the upcoming election; meet some aspiring young people in southern Africa setting their sights on bringing about much-needed change, and, host Jessie Wingard talks ‘White Savior Complex’ following the release of a parody music video featuring five white missionaries.
On this week’s edition of Pulse, we broach the subject of sex, look through the lens of black artists and meet a Senegalese woman doing her bit for the environment – by designing a novel smartphone app. Plus, an online community in Kenya is blogging for change.
This week on Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard - a little guy in a white spacesuit helps refugee children learn foreign languages. Dance is having a positive effect on people with Parkinson’s Disease. Plus, a small team of Norwegian inventors have taken lasers to new heights - or rather new depths. And, a group of Australians are giving new meaning to the term ‘tree huggers.’
Gabriel Borrud went to a village in the southeastern corner of Germany to visit the Bavarian chapter of the Identitarian Movement. The group is being monitored by German authorities because of its "extreme" stance on refugees. In the end, it's no secret that xenophobia is spreading in Germany, but why?
Israelis and Palestinians have been warped by their fears, but Irris Makler found a story where two men have managed to unwrap their perceptions and surmount the wall in their head through empathy. They've both lost children in the conflict, and by sharing that anguish and grief, they have been able to resurrect each other.
Samantha Early brings us the story of Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman in Leeds, England who says she was victimized by what's become institutionalized Islamophobia - detained at the airport, simply because personnel saw her reading a book on Syria. Shaheen's story made the news this summer, but Sam goes deep into the precarious difference between healthy vigilance, hyper vigilance and vigilantism.