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Relaxing zu Hause
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Podcasts are more popular than they have been for a long time. Whether it's for sports, a walk, to help you fall asleep or just for fun. And now is the right time to listen to the wide range of offers in peace and quiet. No matter if you just want to listen to two people talking, learning more or listening to exciting stories. If you're looking for a new kind of listening fun, then take a look. We have selected some podcasts for you here.

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Tip 1: Everyday thoughts

junge Frau mit Kopfhörern
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Twentysomething
Here, too, we are dealing with topics that move us every day - Lina Mallon thinks about friendship, relationships, anger and attention, among other things, focusing on topics from everyday life as a single person. She tells you about beauty hacks, red wine moments and her own decisions.

Twentysomething

Happy, holy & confident
Personal development, awareness, business and spirituality - an exciting package. Laura Malina Seiler, Live Coach and Manager, combines knowledge and inspiration. You can expect coaching tips, expert interviews and interesting stories from the life of the author.
Happy, holy & confident

Go to sleep podcast
You can't sleep well? Or you just like listening to audio books to fall asleep? Then this podcast is just the right thing for you, here is the name programme. For ten years Toby Baier has been offering - with few breaks - music to switch off, stories to relax and monologues to unwind.

Go to sleep Podcast

Tip 2: All about food

Vegetarian and vegan food in Berlin
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No Time to Eat
Healthy eating? Simple and easy to implement? Yes, says the nutritional trainer Sarah Tschernigow. She explains in simple nutrition hacks how you can enjoy healthy food in the office, in your home office, on the road and at home and how you can't just let it happen on the side in the hectic everyday life. For all of you who like to eat tasty and healthy food at the same time.

No Time to Eat

Delicatessen
Are you interested in questions about food? Culinary environmental protection? Gaps on the shelf? Interesting things about coffee? Important things from the food industry? Or just a few tips on how to find your way between all the bottles as an occasional wine drinker*? Then listen to Dayala Lang, who in her podcast deals with all relevant questions about food and talks to people who deal with this topic every day.

Delicatessen

Tip 3: Listen and learn

Weihnachtsrodeo im Postbahnhof
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Autumn 1929 - Shadows over Babylon
In the new podcast series by Volker Heise, the Berlin author and director tells about six episodes of the last golden days of the 1920s in a profound and exciting way. He focuses on two people who could not be more different: on the one hand, the life story of Alfred Hugenberg, publisher and national politician, and on the other hand, the life story of Marlene Dietrich, actress and upcoming world star. Although one life's journey leads to the Third Reich and the other to Hollywood, they are closely interwoven in autumn 1929, while the Republic is shaken by political upheavals.Autumn 1929 - Shadows over Babylon

Das Thema
The Süddeutsche Zeitung podcast discusses the week's current topics. The host Laura discusses the topics and background research with the authors of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. If you are interested in politics, celebrities, history and life in general, this is the place to be.

Das Thema

Steingarts Morning Briefing
Political and economic world affairs are the focus of the podcast - told with acumen and wit. Of course, there is no lack of interviews and correspondent reports from all over the world. You can listen to it in the morning, at the start of the day.

Steingarts Morning Briefing

SWR2 Wissen
Here too, research, world events, history and education are at the heart of the stories. The almost half-hour reports are told in an entertaining and exciting way.

SWR2 Wissen

Faking Hitler
A completely different topic: In this excitingly edited podcast, the biggest faux pas in German press history is rewound: The debacle of the fake Hitler diaries published by Stern in April 1983. In ten episodes you can listen to original tape recordings of the conversations between the forger Konrad Kujau and the journalist Gerd Heidemann and the development of this grotesque story.

Faking Hitler

Berliner Pflanzen - Audio walk through the Gärten der Welt
What role do plants play in rapidly growing metoropols? What is worth knowing about plant migration? These and more questions will be answered during the "Berlin Plant" audio walk through the gardens of the world. While you walk through the English Garden, the Oriental Garden and the Rhododendron Grove, you will also learn about the history of the gardens of the world and the awareness of plants.
Gärten der Welt

Tip 4: Visionaries and pioneers

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Der achte Tag – Deutschland neu entdecken (The eighth day - rediscover Germany)
Does the current situation, a time when all routines are interrupted, also offer new opportunities? Many people think about what things are really important in life, at work and in everyday life. What is coming? What remains? What needs to be different even after the crisis? This podcast for and with you, with inventors, doctors, engineers, scientists, writers, educators and philosophers, explores these questions.

Der achte Tag

ada: Heute das Morgen verstehen (Understanding tomorrow today)
The ada team illuminates digital life and the economy of the future. Current topics such as digitization or artificial intelligence are discussed. The leading minds of tomorrow, the most interesting personalities that the tech world has to offer are quoted and analysed. With a view into the future. What is in store for us and what does it mean for us?

ada

Tolle Idee! Was wurde daraus? (Great idea! What happened?)
Every two weeks the podcast from Deutschlandfunk asks what happened to the brilliant ideas of the past years. Solar power from the desert, waste separation with lightning strikes, self-healing materials and many other topics are discussed here. And you can participate in the creation of the podcast. If you have any suggestions as to which stories from science should be put on resubmission, please contact Deutschlandfunk.

Tolle Idee!

Tip 5: Already had a laugh today?

Smiling coffee
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Podcast Ufo
For more than five years and more than 200 episodes, the two comedy authors Florian Will and Stefan Titze have been meeting weekly to talk about the meaning and nonsense of life, about the big and small things in the world. In doing so, they take a close look at everyday life and it can happen that they get stuck on a topic for an unreasonably long time. Both know a lot about jokes and this is the main question of the podcast: When is a joke funny? You can be curious.

Podcast Ufo

Chips & Kaviar
The two Berlin stand-up comedians - known from the comedy stand-up programme of the same name - talk about everyday life, interesting facts and a lot of nonsense in their own very special way. Kawus Kalantar and David Wolfson happen to be best friends and you can hear that in their conversations.

Chips & Kaviar

Gästeliste Geisterbahn
Nilz Bokelberg, Markus Herrmann and Donnie O'Sullivan are advising in a trio of wise guys. They are also happy to answer their listeners' questions and have decided: if they don't have an answer, it's not a question.

Gästeliste Geisterbahn

Herrengedeck
No, this is not a combination of two different alcoholic drinks, but the conversation podcast by Laura Larsson and Arina Baborie: two radio presenters who enjoy spending time together and who share a love of talking and chatter and the same - special - humour. They talk about their lives and what moves them. Let yourself be carried away by this incredible dynamic. 

Herrengedeck

Tip 6: Some culture?

Art in the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
Art in the Bauhaus-Archiv © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Deutschland 3000
Every week Eva Schulz meets interesting people from politics, entertainment and science. People who impress and move with their ideas, projects and stories. She talks about feminism with Margarete Stokowski, about trust in science with Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim, about capitalists with Frank Thelen and about EFTs, DNA and business ideas with Aya Jaff. Listen to these well-researched and interesting conversations at your leisure.

Deutschland 3000

The Monopol Podcast
Once a month the podcast deals with topics related to art from all over the world. Topics such as women in photography, art and careers on Instagram, the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 100 years of Bauhaus and design for the future are just some of the topics discussed with curators, organizers and critics.

Monopol Podcast

Deutschlandfunk Nova
The evening show from Berlin welcomes interesting guests and their stories. Every evening with top current topics prepared for you.

Deutschlandfunk Nova

DIE EVENTREVOLUTION
Your podcast for change, appreciation and fairness in the event industry. The podcast informs about current trends, combines quality with heart and together with you takes a look beyond your own nose. You can expect unique interviews with experts, stories from the life of an event manager and a large portion of optimism.

DIE EVENTREVOLUTION

Tip 7: All about books and films

Literature
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Blauschwarzberlin
Maria and Ludwig read poetry and bring literature into conversation and you can listen. All podcasts are also available online.

Blauschwarzberlin

Literaturagenten
Everything about new releases and the current situation you can find out at the Frahlingen, the podcast from RBB every Sunday at 6 pm on radioeins. In the archive you can click through the latest broadcasts.

Literaturagenten

Im Autokino (Drive-in cinema)
As the name suggests, this podcast with Chris Nanoo and Rockstah is about movies and also series. Private stories and memories and entertaining summaries, which are not quite serious, provide illustrious listening pleasure.

Im Autokino

Wimaf
In "Wiedersehn macht Freude" (good to see you again), Maria Lorenz and Nilz Bokelberg only invite people who think they are great to talk to them about films they also like or thought they liked. In the course of time they have dealt with the most different films: Star Trek, Harry Potter, James Bond and last but not least the Lindenstrasse. Sometimes their guests share their enthusiasm, sometimes not. In any case, every episode is worth listening to.

Wimaf

Tip 8: Radio plays and quizzes for children

Child in the theatre
Child in the theatre © Carmen MartA-nez BanAs

Stadtimohr
If you go for a walk with good acoustics, it is not difficult to convince the children to come along. With the radio plays of Stadt im Ohr you can learn a lot about the Helmholtz-Kiez and the people who live here. Or you can take the tour around Berlin's Oberbaumbrücke bridge and go on a journey through time with the children. There are other tours, for example through Mitte, Friedenau or Wedding. Install the app in the App- or Playstore and off you go.

Stadtimohr

Weißt du's schon? - The riddle for the young

A podcast quiz to listen, puzzle and learn. Here you can guess together, for families with children aged three and up. If you want to know what a wide-eyed flyer, a sharp-toothed howler or a tube nose trampler is, you need to listen carefully. At the end follows the resolution.

Weißt du's schon?

9. Tip: True Crime

MordLust - Verbrechen und ihre Hintergründe (Crimes and their background)
How does a woman become a murderer? What happened on the way there? The answer is different in every criminal case. What's the real story? How does society deal with it? The two friends Laura Wohlers and Paulina Krasa are enthusiastically pursuing these questions.

MordLust

Die Zeit – Verbrechen (Crime)
How does a commissioner, a female commissioner, solve the case? Why do witnesses lie? What if innocent people are on trial? Sabine Rückert gets to the heart of these very questions. She is an expert on crimes and how to fight them, thanks to years of experience in courtrooms. She talks to Andreas Sentker about the cases of her life. Why people commit crimes, this question is the main focus.

Die Zeit

Verbrechen der Vergangenheit (Crimes of the past)
The Crime Podcast of GEO Epoche is dedicated to the deeds that still frighten and touch today. They deal with the questions why people steal, rob and murder. A gripping journey through time, thoroughly researched and expertly explained. The most exciting criminal cases in history await you here.

Verbrechen der Vergangenheit

Tip 10: Covid-19 - important brief information

Reichstag Berlin
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Coronavirus-Update – a podcast with Christian Drosten
As one of the best known and currently most up-to-date podcasts, we would like to recommend this one to you.  You will get the most important information about the spread of the virus, well-founded estimations about social distancing and contact blocking. Every two days there will be an update, presented in an entertaining and easy to understand way.

Coronavirus-Update - a podcast with Christian Drosten


Living smarter - our Corona everyday life
How well does our everyday life work? How does working in the home office work? How does childcare work? And how do we keep up with social contacts? The team from Der Spiegel does not look at the medical or political viewpoint, but rather illuminates for you the social aspects and consequences of the crisis.

Living smarter

Tip 11: Readings and more

Mann mit Kopfhörern
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Digital readings and book podcasts

If you're still looking for reading material, check out the digital readings, livestreams and podcasts that present current bestsellers and interesting new releases that you might otherwise have missed.

Digitale readings and book podcasts

Catrin

Catrin

lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track.