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Factory Berlin
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The Factory Podcast is a unique collection of talks and discussions recorded in front of a live audience at Factory Berlin. Eavesdrop as founders and industry veterans share their expertise.
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
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Radio Spaetkauf is Berlin's English-language podcast, keeping international residents informed about local politics, public transport, urban development, culture, bicycles and bars.The podcast is recorded live each month, and is presented by a rotating cast of hosts including Joel Dullroy, Maisie Hitchcock, Jöran Mandik and Daniel Stern. Radio Spaetkauf has been on air since 2012.Got some feedback about our show? Want to get involved in the production? Drop us an e-mail: hallo@radiospaetkauf ...
 
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Berlin Briefing
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We browse local news stories (mostly reported in German) every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five-minute (or less) audio summary. In English.
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. BVG employee violently controls street musician BVG employee violently controls street musician - video Organizers and exhibitors demand safety concept for Christmas markets House explodes in Spandau Easyjet will take over vacant Air Berlin spots in Tegel Bicyclist molested by thief, wallet stolen…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. FDP pulls out of coalition talks 1 FDP pulls out of coalition talks 2 Job-threatened Siemens employees form human chain Three Police students with criminal records were only accepted after court decision Stolen John Lennon diaries found in Berlin Two homeless men found apartment through eBay…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Berlin's homeless in need of warm sleeping spaces Technical risks at BER massively reduced Pedestrian Killed on Stadtautobahn 1 Pedestrian Killed on Stadtautobahn 2 Police report – burning cars Police report – neighbors stop burglar Police report – brawl at RAW area Police report – several people arrested a ...…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Corruption: Doctors take commission from funeral services Siemens cuts 3500 jobs in Germany, 900 of them in Berlin Parliament votes against special investigation of police school Broken pipe floods Lichtenberg Berlin Police searching for U-Bahn hitters
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Construction problems prevent the relocation of refugees Vacation home landlords win at court Serious injuries after collision of BVG bus with ambulance 1 Serious injuries after collision of BVG bus with ambulance 2 Circus Roncalli will stop animal shows
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Senate thanks police officers, firefighters and teachers Police breakdown after gold coin theft Street construction puts strains on local businesses Cash register thief stopped by customers One woman dead after apartment fire
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Berlin kindergartens urgently need more educators CDU demands special investigation on Spandau police academy Berlin MPs abuse funding for constituency offices 220 Ledvance workers lose their job Police confiscate fake police car ICE train to Berlin rushes past Wolfsburg - again…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Structural issues at Berlin police academy – ties to clans 1 Structural issues at Berlin police academy – ties to clans 2 Structural issues at Berlin police academy – discipline issues 1 Structural issues at Berlin police academy – discipline issues 2 Structural issues at Berlin police academy – political i ...…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Phoenix Spree included in ‘Paradise Papers’ Contaminated drinking water at the Berlin police building Fewer foreign tourists in Berlin Zero drug tolerance policy abandoned in Görlitzer Park Tax surplus for Berlin
 
Dodgy Berlin real estate deals have been discovered in the Paradise Papers. According to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a company called Phoenix Spree based on the Isle of Jersey has been buying Berlin property, forcing out tenants, putting up the rent, then sending the profits to offshore accounts where they pay little tax. Wondering why rents are ...…
 
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Berlin Briefing
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. More Stolpersteine gone missing Lufthansa takes over direct flights from Berlin to New York Corrupt policeman sentenced to prison on probation Bus sculpture is coming to Brandenburger Tor
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Almost 200 cyclists blocked traffic on Oranienstraße in a protest after a cyclist was doored and seriously injured. O-Straße is the third most dangerous street for cyclists in Berlin. What would happen if we painted our own bike lane? Over 34,000 bicycles worth almost €20 million are stolen annually in Berlin, only 3.5 percent are recovered.Air ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Storm Xavier lashed Berlin with winds of 120 kilometres an hour on October 5. Public transport and flights were cancelled for most of the day, and regional train lines were cut for several days. Five people died from falling trees and car accidents, and 18 flamingos at the Berlin Zoo didn’t make it through the storm. How do storms get their nam ...…
 
Comedian and journalist Drew Portnoy tells us about his return to Berlin after several years away. The city has grown by the equivalent of two Bonns in that time and is feeling much fuller.Berlin-based refugee rescue charity Jugend Rettet is in trouble. The organization's boat has been impounded by Italian authorities. Jugend Rettet says they a ...…
 
Tegel Airport fans won a referendum on whether the hexagonal Flughafen should stay open post-BER. The "yes" vote was 56.1%. But it doesn't mean Tegel won't close, as the federal and Brandenburg governments would have to agree. Renovation and residential soundproofing costs could reach a billion euros. Tegel supporters now want an U-Bahn extensi ...…
 
Happiness is a lot of small things done well, day by day. We all know best what makes us happy but intellectualising gets us nowhere. It’s a matter of following our interests persistently that makes all the difference. Adam and Amelia sat down with us to discuss how happiness is a build-up of multiple activities across the physical, mental and ...…
 
Berlin is a city with over 2.4 million rats. Lately they've been sighted more frequently as heavy rain has flushed them out of the drains. Several playgrounds in the north of the city have been closed due to rodents. A slightly more unusual pest, the invasive red American crayfish, has been seen scuttling along the paths in Tiergarten. More tha ...…
 
Comedian Caroline Clifford signed up as a bicycle food courier to earn extra cash. But she found the income depends on cycle speed and can be €5 an hour or less, especially as customers don't tip.Germany's federal election is on September 24. So far it's a dull campaign. But as Konrad Werner explains, in today's turbulent world a boring electio ...…
 
One of the most shared and destructive thought habits most entrepreneurs encounter is perfectionism. At this Coffee Talks session, we explore the difference between striving for excellence (a trait that can empower you) and struggling with perfectionism (a trait that will prevent you from achieving your potential).Ela Crain is a writer and a co ...…
 
This summer's bad weather is affecting local fruit supply. Yields of regional apples, pears, cherries and plums are down by about 50%, pushing prices up by 15%.In other apple news, there's controversy at the Apfelfest in Guben in south-east Brandenburg. A man is suing the organizer of the Apple Queen competition, claiming the vote was rigged in ...…
 
Meet Diana Arce, host of Politaoke, a cross between karaoke and political speeches. She hosts events where people read topical political rants while the audience boos and cheers. Diana is also part of White Guilt Cleanup, a service for people who don't know how to handle topics of race. Find out more at www.politaoke.com and www.whiteguiltclean ...…
 
Onefootball CEO & Founder Lucas von Cranach in joins us for a Fireside Chat at Factory Berlin. Since its conception in 2008, Onefootball has created a global community of over 25 million fans scattered across 200 countries. It allows users to not only keep up to date with stats and scores but, enables them to view video content and keep up with ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Meet our guest host Caroline Clifford, who will also join us at this weekend’s Mobile Kino Summer Camp live recording!Over 210,000 posters are going up on the lampposts for the federal election, happening on September 24. The AFD posters manage to be both racist and sexist: “Burkas? We’d rather bikinis.” We doubt they’d really be happy with str ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
This Berlin summer continues to be a wash-out, causing floods and public transport delays. Despite the rain, the Weissensee lake in north Berlin is drying up. The operator of Strandbad Weissensee is crowdfunding €90,000 to pay for 40,000 cubic meters of water or 20 Olympic swimming pools.Berlin just had its annual Christopher Street Day pride p ...…
 
So we’ve innovated our way to unbelievable levels of productivity. At times, we’re obsessed with productivity hacks and personal development to the point of mental breakdown. Flux Co-Founder, Jim Ralley joins us for a morning coffee and chat to discuss why creating space is the serendipity machine. And laziness is its fuel.…
 
Clue Co-Founder & CEO Ida Tin joins us for a chat, and shares how they've turned personal health data into global insight. Clue is a period tracking and fertility app, launched in 2013 with the mission to empower women on a global scale. Over the last 4 years, the app has amassed millions of active users in over 190 countries, and become one of ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Police raid Neukölln houses in search of the missing 100kg gold coin! The case of the spectacular robbery of the Big Maple Leaf coin from the Bode Museum is close to being cracked. Four men have been arrested, including one who worked as a security guard at the museum. The level of detail in the execution led to suspicions that it was an inside ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
More than 200 Berlin police officers have been sent home from the G20 summit in Hamburg early after some were caught partying in their quarters. They were observed drinking and dancing on tables with their weapons, pissing in a row against a fence, and one couple was seen having sex in public. What might be standard behaviour for some Berliners ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
New York has its Highline Park. Should Berlin have a lowline bike path under the U1 tracks? We interview a team member behind the idea for the U1 Radbahn.There’s controversy over plans to rename some streets in Wedding, where a citizen’s jury trying to replace German colonialist names somehow selected the name of a slave trader instead. Our gue ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
There's been a spate of mysterious dog deaths around the Tegeler See. The cause is unclear - either a dog hater leaving poisoned food, or a bloom of dangerous blue algae in the water. Swimmers are also advised to avoid the Tegeler See, Berlin's second biggest lake.It has been almost a year since a new law was introduced forcing dog owners to ca ...…
 
We talked to Tom Pitfield, the digital mastermind behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of Canada’s leading progressive think tank. Hear the full story behind Justin Trudeau’s digital success and learn about the key takeaways that can be applied to any modern digital political campaign!…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Only 26% of Berliners get around by car, a survey found. The rest walk, ride or use public transport. Those who take buses should be aware - the BVG has announced that it is looking for a security company to start checking tickets on buses, starting November 1. That’s because the city government wants the BVG to allow passengers to board buses ...…
 
German serial entrepreneur, investor and TV personality, Frank Thelen joins us for a Fireside Chat at Factory Berlin. Frank has over two decades of experience in founding and investing in disruptive businesses in Germany. As the Founder and CEO of e42, he focuses on seed and early-stage investments like Wunderlist, myTaxi, kaufDA and Little Lun ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
The new TV series 4 Blocks depicts Arabic criminal networks in Neukölln. But fiction isn't far off fact. We interview 4 Blocks writer Hanno Hackford about the real stories behind the show. You can see the show on TNT, or watch it with English subtitles at Mobile Kino.Are you scared of lakes? Can't join in the summer trips to Brandenburg? Author ...…
 
The official Mietspiegel rent index has been released. Average prices grew by 9.6% in the last two years, twice as much as during the previous review. The Mietspiegel determines how much landlords can charge.The City Hostel in central Berlin has been ordered to shut down because of its ties to North Korea. The hostel is next door to the North K ...…
 
Venture Capital is clearly the main source of financing for startups. The rising availability of capital has led to a prospering startup ecosystem but also has some questionable implications which are rarely discussed. In the current setup many founders feel more incentivised to run after the next, bigger financing round rather than building a ...…
 
For some companies, brands are a natural manifestation of their vision, mission and values, for others it’s a tool to market and sell their products. In today’s landscape, consumers are more alert than ever to inauthentic brands and even vindictive towards those they disagree with. unu founder and CXO Elias Atahi joins us for a chat to explain ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
This year's May Day party/protest attracted 200,000 people to Kreuzberg 36, including 10,000 demonstrators and 5,000 police. But there were hardly any public toilets outside the official Myfest area. Where people supposed to pee?Holding the door open on the S-Bahn can be injurious to your body and wallet. A young man was dragged 50 metres along ...…
 
Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf joins us for a Fireside Chat at Factory. Cerf, who is widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, helped co-invent some of its standards and underlying technologies. Moderated by Gründerszene editor in chief Frank Schmiechen, Cerf chats about the early days of the Internet ...…
 
The landmark Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum at Kottbusser Tor will be purchased by the Berlin city government, snatching it from the hands of private investors.The NKZ - the giant 70s construction that bridges Adalbertstraße - will be bought by the city's own housing company Gewobag for €56.5 million. It is the first major example of the government ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
S-Bahn or U-Bahn? Take the U-Bahn if you like free Wi-Fi and fare evading. Figures from the Berlin Senat show the S-Bahn prosecuted over 35,000 repeat ticket cheaters in 2016, three times as many as the BVG. The S-Bahn checked 8.5 million passenger tickets, while the BVG only checked 5 million.Don’t try it if you want a career in education. A y ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Berliners will get to vote on whether to keep Tegel open after the campaign to save the airport collected enough signatures to trigger a referendum. But even if Berlin votes yes in September, it doesn’t mean that Tegel will actually stay open due to complicated legal reasons.The past March was one of the warmest in recorded history, at an avera ...…
 
A life-long entrepreneur, Nathan Blecharczyk discusses his journey from founding his first company as a teenager to developing Airbnb to the the world’s largest community-driven hospitality company. He also touches on the recent launch of Trips, the most significant development in Airbnb’s eight-year history.…
 
Restauranteur Clare D'Orsay is a victim of anti-gentrification violence. She has been unfairly targeted by protesters angry about the potential eviction of Cafe Filou in Kreuzberg. Her restaurant Vertikal is next door. On this show Clare talks about the attacks against her business at the hands of misguided protesters. Clare says she's been spa ...…
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Hang on to your wallet on the U6 and U8. Crime stats show they’re the hottest U-Bahn lines for pickpockets. While wallet theft is up, crime rates in Berlin have remained stable - not bad, since the city is growing.Bicycle activists have long complained that Berlin’s €10 parking fines are too cheap. Now a study has found it costs the city €10.38 ...…
 
We welcomed the four EyeEm co-founders for a Fireside Chat at Factory to discuss how they built a global photography community and marketplace with over 20 million photographers and 80M photos from Berlin, and how they use new technologies, like AI to find the best images to license to brands, agencies and individuals.…
 
Ever wanted to make a citizen's arrest? Don't try it in Berlin. A local politician attempted to rally an U-Bahn carriage to help detain an alleged pickpocket, but was ignored by his fellow U8 passengers.New fatter U-Bahn carriages are now being rolled out on some lines. The new model type is nicknamed the "Icke." That name has nothing to do wit ...…
 
How to make Berlin's buses run faster? The city has set up a taskforce to come up with ideas. One of them is to allow passengers to board on the rear doors to save time. The BVG doesn't like the plan. Our own Dan Stern has a few suggestions for the taskforce, one involving the to-be-constructed Wippe see-saw monument.Two major transport tunnel ...…
 
Is remote work anything more than just startup hype? We sit down with Rachel diCerbo, one of the early adopters of this model and manager of remote teams for Wikimedia Foundation and Couchsurfing to discuss the history and future of remote work.
 
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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin
 
Berlin workers go on strike! Airport staff shut down Tegel and Schönefeld terminals on Feb 8 demanding a pay rise from €11 to €12 hour. Kindergarten staff went on strike on Feb 15, causing every second kita to close. They're seeking equal pay with Brandenburg kita workers, who get up to €400 more per month.Berlin is to get a new monument that i ...…
 
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