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History & Politics: our podcasts

History & Politics, the audio podcast of the Körber Foundation, offers insights into the connections between the past and the present. Episodes are offered in either German or English.

Sandra Günter on the relationship between sports and society throughout history.

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Stefanie Middendorf on the origins of public debt – historically as well as contemporary.

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Helene von Bismarck on the impact that different interpretations of the past and historical role models had and continue to have on Brexit and EU-UK relations.

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Aleida Assman, renowned art historian, talks about Europe in crisis mode in the most recent History & Politics Podcast episode. Looking at the history of the EU, she analyses the origins of European cohesion and solidarity as well as current dividing lines. She also explains why we urgently need a new definition for the term “nation”.

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Birte Förster on gender roles and gender justice in historical times of crisis and whether the Corona crisis has led to a regression in how domestic care work is shared

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Till van Rahden on the past and present of living democracy in Germany and on the Corona pandemic as a challenge for society

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Elke Gryglewski on current challenges of dealing with the history of National Socialism

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Frank Uekötter on drawing lessons from past pandemics and what society and politics can do to deal with abstract challenges

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Mary Elise Sarotte on the enlargement of NATO, discord between Russia and the West and the future of transatlantic relations

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Werner Plumpe on the economic crises of 1929 and 2008 and the future prospects of capitalism

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Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk on the lengthy process of German Reunification

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Claudia Weber on the Hitler-Stalin Pact and the outbreak of World War Two

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Jason Stanley on facism now and then

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Philip Murphy on colonial legacies of the British Empire and Brexit

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Hedwig Richter on democratic movements and elections

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David Ranan on current criticism of Israel and historic antisemitism

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Eckart Conze on Europe’s security and alliance policy in the 20th century

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