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.
We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today. So... should we? Would it explain why they died just 40,000 years ago? Join us in a German valley, at site of "Neanderthal 1," to track the rise — and perplexing fall — of Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
As Angela Merkel's government reaches its first birthday, Stammtisch asks whether it really has the staying power to make it to the 2021 elections. Center of European Reform's Christian Odendahl, New York Time's correspondent Melissa Eddy and Berlin Policy Journal's Bettina Vestring also join host Damien McGuinness with the latest on Brexit and get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day in Germany.
On this week’s program we’re looking at whether there is a connection between religion, poverty and corruption. Why are some of the most religious countries also among the poorest and most corrupt? We’ll hear what some of the youth, clergymen and sociologists in Uganda have to say. And we have a guest in the program to discuss the whole issue.
It's International Women's Day! We've kicked off Damien McGuinness and it's all about the Frauenpower on the latest DW Stammtisch. Taking over the reins is Kate Brady as DW chief potilitcal editor Michaela Küfner, Reuters corresponent Andrea Shalal and DW's Linda Vierecke talk all things women and gender equality in Germany.
Book that interrail ticket, get your train timetable, and dig out that retro rucksack, because this week #DWStammtisch is touring Europe (at least from the studio!) Counting down to the EU elections, host Damien McGuinness, DW Chief Political Editor Michaela Kuefner and guests Ulrike Franke and Tobias Buck debate whether Germany is really leading Europe. Or is it lagging behind?
Despite reports of African migrants dying in the Mediterranean trying to get to Europe or being tortured in Libya's migrant jails, young Africans still risk their lives. DW's Edith Kimani debates the topic with youth in Benin city. In "A Gamble With Death" Nigerian author Kelechi Goodluck narrates his harrowing experiences of travelling to Europe illegally. He escaped death by a whisker.
With Brexit looming, record numbers of British migrants are actually becoming German citizens. So, this week, Stammtisch finds out what it's like swapping your scones for Sauerkraut. Host Damien McGuinness, is joined by DW political correspondent Kate Brady, Berlin correspondent for The Guardian Kate Connolly, and political analyst Jon Worth.
The Stammtisch podcast is sending some love to the Munich Security Conference this week — an event not usually known for its romance. Join host Damien McGuinness, DW correspondent Fabian von der Mark, Sarah Brockmeier from the Global Public Policy Institute and Kristina Lunz of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy to look at peacekeeping and defense in the most romantic way possible.
With the Berlinale Film Festival in town, it's time to put on your gladrags as Stammtisch hands out its own awards. Who will win the coveted "Golden beer" for Best Political Comedy or EU rising star? Fresh from the red carpet, Damien McGuinness is joined by The Economist's Tom Nuttall, DW's Alex Forrest Whiting and ECFR's Almut Moeller.
We're breaking free this week, as Stammtisch looks at Germany's political taboos. The topics that are off-limits, uncomfortable, or just not talked about enough. Free-thinkers Emily Schultheis and Chris Köver join Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner.
On this week's 77 percent show, we ask the question: can you live from dance and performing arts? We find out what drives Uganda's 12-year-old break dance boy. And DW Africa's YouTube host Eddy Micah Jr. talks about music and entertainment. Make sure to tune in for all this and more.