In cooperation with American and German radio producers and broadcasters the Goethe-Institut USA produces roughly 50 radio features for a program titled The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series. Features are being broadcasted nation-wide on a weekly basis. All are available for free download in podcast format.
In this radio travelogue, culture writer and journalist Bilal Qureshi explores Germany’s capital Berlin to find out about the origins, regulations and daily rituals of silence. To his ears, German “Stille” sounds and feels more present than the pulsating noise of American cities – and this episode of The Big Pond is a personal quest to understand why.
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