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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.

Michel Friedman is a lawyer, publicist and presenter. From 2000 to 2003, he was deputy chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and editor of the weekly newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine. He is committed to combating right-wing radicalism and promoting the integration of refugees.
Friedman has written numerous books, most recently “Schlaraffenland abgebrannt. On the fear of a new era.” He is currently publishing “Judenhass. An excess of hatred is the end of democracy”.

Further information:

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

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