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New Podcast: On the Green Fence

This week, Gabriel and Neil go dumpster-diving, find out about food waste and grow veggies. The five-part miniseries takes an open-minded approach to environmental issues. A new episode is published every week.

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On the Green Fence: Why do we waste so much food?

Find a new episode each week here, or on Apple Podcasts, spotify, rss, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

'On the Green Fence' looks at some of the most divisive and pressing environmental topics of our time. Two regular guys with no set environmental views — hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud — explore complex and highly controversial issues through the lives of real people.

Their inquisitive, entertaining and occasionally absurd adventures take them across Germany, talking with climate protesters and wolf psychologists, sorting through household rubbish and fighting mosquitoes.  

Equipped with a good dose of skepticism about the greenies, American Gabriel and British-German Neil bring their international backgrounds as well as their very personal views on their journeys into new terrain. 

Win a DW surprise in our weekly Quiz! 

What does Neil end up doing in a bid to cut down his family’s food waste?

a) He starts growing his own fruit and veg.

b) The family stop eating fast food

c) He will only drink tap water, no bottled sodas


For more on this week's topic, check out our Food Waste special oninstagram and tell us what you think. More fun bonus content  on  twitterand facebook.


The hosts: 

Gabriel Borrud was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and after hanging up his golf clubs and dashed dreams of going pro, he attended Yale University. He studied philosphy and German and following graduation, he set off for the land of "Dichter und Denker". 

Gabe joined DW in 2008 and has worked as a reporter for radio and online ever since.

Neil King was born to British parents in southern Germany. He studied journalism and history in Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. Neil has worked as reporter and producer for DW for the past 12 years. He currently co-produces and hosts DW's weekly radio show, WorldLink.

Neil and Gabe have won international radio and podcast awards for their work. 


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