Common Ground Berlin

By KCRW Berlin

Common Ground was launched in September 2020 as the flagship talk show of KCRW Berlin 104.1 FM. Every week, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson brings together prominent guests from all walks of life to tackle questions on everything from local to transatlantic topics. Look for us every Monday wherever you get your podcasts.

  1. 1.
    #Sommerloch 2021
    1:07
  2. 2.
    Cycling in Berlin -- A bonanza or a bust?
    31:37
  3. 3.
    Federalism Fail? How COVID-19 exposed “German inefficiency.”
    35:03
  4. 4.
    Best Friends again? A transatlantic update
    33:21
  5. 5.
    Summer’s here! But are travel and tourism?
    30:59
  6. 6.
    Afghanistan 2.0: What happens to Civil Society and Afghan women after NATO forces leave? (Part Two)
    32:28
  7. 7.
    Afghanistan 2.0: What happens to Civil Society and Afghan women after NATO forces leave? (Part One)
    33:11
  8. 8.
    Voting while young
    33:47
  1. 9.
    Coming up on Common Ground: Young German voters and a live episode!
    1:28
  2. 10.
    Why don’t women feel safe? Outrage in Europe and beyond after the murder of Sarah Everard in London
    36:10
  3. 11.
    No Roof over our Heads, Part II: The Mietendeckel is no more, so what happens to affordable housing in Germany?
    36:26
  4. 12.
    Old But Not Broke -- Can we afford to retire?
    39:30
  5. 13.
    Catching up with Common Ground
    1:05
  6. 14.
    A Shot In The Arm -- Should immigrants living in Germany fly home for their COVID-19 vaccine?
    35:51
  7. 15.
    Coming up on Common Ground
    1:00
  8. 16.
    Agree to disagree? The U.S. and German do-si-do on China
    35:49
  9. 17.
    Wir Schaffen Das -- Except in the Bundestag?
    40:08
  10. 18.
    Time to reboot -- Germany’s rocky road to the digital age
    35:13
  11. 19.
    No roof over our heads -- A look at Germany’s growing housing shortage
    46:41
  12. 20.
    Climate Change -- A Reality Check
    37:27
  13. 21.
    ICYMI on Common Ground
    1:07
  14. 22.
    Fighting Fake News - Is it censorship or necessary to preserve democracy?
    41:53
  15. 23.
    Rollout Roulette - When will we get our COVID-19 shots?
    42:43
  16. 24.
    “Lockdown Leiden” -- Are Germany’s virtual schools during the pandemic failing?
    36:47
  17. 25.
    Can German automakers survive Tesla?
    32:41
  18. 26.
    Silencing Donald Trump – Is it justified?
    38:15
  19. 27.
    Teaser: Coming up on Common Ground...
    1:07
  20. 28.
    An American ‘Botschaft’
    37:58
  21. 29.
    Looking back on KCRW Berlin — Part 2
    24:39
  22. 30.
    Looking back on KCRW Berlin — Part 1
    28:07
  23. 31.
    Germany’s Christmas season without Christmas markets
    27:23
  24. 32.
    The Future of the Workplace: Where and how will we work after the pandemic?
    28:14
  25. 33.
    Is Germany ready for the new, transatlantic realities?
    28:27
  26. 34.
    Becoming German - Should religion count?
    28:14
  27. 35.
    The upcoming U.S. presidential election and fraying U.S.-German relations (Originally aired on Oct. 5)
    28:29
  28. 36.
    Airbnb and vacation rental portals - A blessing or a curse for Berlin?
    27:49
  29. 37.
    The EU’s Digital Services Act - What does it mean for Big Tech and for YOU?
    28:14
  30. 38.
    Closed borders and quarantines - Are there better ways to travel safely during the pandemic?
    28:29
  31. 39.
    The upcoming U.S. presidential election and fraying U.S.-German relations
    28:29
  32. 40.
    Is it safe to be Jewish in Germany?
    28:21
  33. 41.
    Cyclists vs. Pedestrians
    28:21
  34. 42.
    Should Berlin become a tech hub?
    27:21
  35. 43.
    Who is a REAL Berliner?
    53:38
  36. 44.
    Introducing Common Ground
    3:08

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