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.
This week we party with Poland as the country celebrate 100 years since regaining independence. But we also check out its tricky relationship with Berlin and Brussels. Damien McGuinness, Tom Nuttall, Anna Noryskiewicz and Nina Haase get in touch with their slavic souls, and dance the Brexit pain away with some Polish pop.
On the 100th anniversary of the end WWI, Stammtisch hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined by Elisabeth von Hammerstein from the Körber Foundation and DW's Christian Trippe to find out where the liberal Western order stands a century on. What are the biggest dangers? And how long can it last?
Yes, the end of Angela Merkel's leadership in Germany really has begun. So what will the country do without her? Who will take over? And what does this mean for politics in Germany, and the rest of Europe? Damien McGuinness has the answers with Handelsblatt's Andreas Kluth, DW Chief Political Correspondent Melinda Crane and DW reporter William Noah Glucroft.
This week on the show, DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease? What can be done to motivate sufferers who would rather just throw in the towel?
What at first bore the signs of a Shakespearean tragedy is fast becoming a comedic farce. After taking a beating in Bavaria, one question stands before Chancellor Angela Merkel's government: 'To be, or not to be.' Stammtisch bards Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined by Die Zeit political reporter Ferdinand Otto and The New York Time's Melissa Eddy.
The beer's flowing and the lederhosen are on, which can only mean one thing in German politics: Bavaria's state election is here. But as the Greens and far-right AfD climb the polls, the conservatives are slipping. Where did it all go wrong? And what does it mean for Berlin? Find out with Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner, and guests Spiegel International's Charles Hawley and DW's Max Koschyk.
Serbia — often considered an ally of Russia — has hosted a major NATO disaster relief exercise. Feelings about NATO still run high in Serbia, almost 20 years after the capital Belgrade was destroyed during the Kosovo conflict. Now the country's president says it's time for a more "rational" approach towards the alliance. Guy De Launey spoke to him, and NATO's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.