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General Knowledge - A World of Daily Miracles

The world around us is full of mysteries that we hardly ever think about. Few people know how a text message finds its way from one mobile to another and even fewer might know why car tires are always black.

Did you know...? Learning by Ear reveals the mysteries of daily life to you.

"Did you know...?" Learning by Ear reveals the mysteries of daily life to you.

Learning by Ear takes its listeners on a journey through daily life. The shows explore the many mysteries that aren’t necessarily discussed in school. For instance, our reporters uncover how plastic bags are made and why they can become an environmental hazard.


Fundamentals and phenomena


Our shows look at people falling in love and animals in their natural habitat. We look at natural phenomena like why potatoes soften when they are boiled while eggs get hard. There is a whole world of knowledge that surrounds us. With Learning by Ear, listeners have the chance to understand it.

Learning by Ear is available in six languages: English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic.

Learning by Ear is supported by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.

Listeners' reactions

Read what other people think about the Serie "General Knowledge - Daily Miracles" on the next page.

Listeners' reactions

"I have been listening to Deutsche Welle Radio’s Hausa service for over 35 years but none of your programmes has ever been as informative and educative as Learning by Ear. I am particularly impressed by the episode on ‘how and why people happen to love each other."

(Muhammad Lawal Garba, Niger)

"I have listened to and analysed the episode on ‘Dreams’. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. I thought dreams are related to evil spirits. However, after listening to the Learning by Ear episode I learnt otherwise."

(Jameel Abbas, Nigeria)

"I write to inform you how the Learning by Ear programme satisfies me. The episode on the reasons behind automobile tires being black made me understand the faszinations of this life and that everything has a definite reason of existence. I think every person should be curious about all the things surrounding him or her."

(A.D. Pate Gimba Hurti, Nigeria)

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