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For a pretzel, for a word. Deutschlandfunk Kultur invites you to the live radio show from the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Be there when we welcome a prominent guest from culture, science, media or politics to the Mechanical Arena. Have an engaging conversation together about the issues of our time. Chat, argue or think out loud together.


Here you can experience radio up close, to watch and also to join in the discussion. An engaging conversation about the issues of the day, broadcast throughout the republic, made in the new old centre of Berlin, in the rebuilt City Palace.

Matthias Brandt is one of Germany’s best-known actors, thanks to his roles in the ARD crime series “Polizeiruf 110” and the series “Babylon Berlin”, among others. He has won the German Audiobook Award twice as a narrator. Together with musician Jens Thomas, he has been touring the stage for several years with their improvisational word-music collages. Brandt’s book debut, the short story collection “Raumpatrouille”, was published in 2016, followed by his novel debut “Blackbird” in 2019.

- free of charge
- from 11.50 a.m. to 1 p.m. (start of live broadcast at 12.05 p.m.) 
- German
- Mechanical Arena in the Foyer
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