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I, Claudia: Get Up, Stand Up in Germany – Or Not?

The rise of extremist movements throughout the world is nothing new. However, their power and influence in Western democracies is particularly startling, especially in the bastion of such a stable...

I, Claudia: Monday Morning in Bavaria

Tune in to hear how different Monday mornings are from your town or city as Claudia makes her way to work in her Alpine splendor in Bavaria. Some things may...

Russia and the West After Navalny

The death of Russian political activist and freedom rights campaigner Alexei Navalny stunned the world for its open brazenness at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his government. There is...

German Words – The Long and The Quirky

‘Life is too short to learn German’, said Oscar Wilde. And even for a native German speaker, it does have its challenges. Over Here, Over There podcast co-host Claudia Koestler...

There’s No Place Like Heimat

‘There’s no place like home’, said Dorothy in one of the most famous final lines in cinematic history in The Wizard of Oz. The concept of home has intrigued writers,...

Giuseppe Dell’Anno: Great British Bake-off Winner and Beyond

Over Here, Over There’s special guest has risen from relative obscurity over the past three years to be recognised by fans across a crowded New York City street. Such is...

I, Claudia: Welcome Back to Bavaria – Or Is it Rudeland?

In this episode, Claudia Koestler considers the ‘Over Here, Over There’ aspects of politeness and kindness in Germany relative to her experiences abroad. She provides three anecdotes that highlight the...

Better Food Management

German TV presenter and science journalist Dirk Steffens, who with his filmmaker and biologist wife Sabine work together to help save the planet by advocating smarter and more effective consumption...

I, Claudia: Sundays in Bavaria

Bavaria’s Sundays are slower than the rest of Germany and many other countries. Most public and private organizations are closed, which has its plusses and minuses. It’s a matter of...