Happy in Berlin | Podcast Series | Episode 1


Episode 1 explores English literary encounters with the city that took place before Christopher Isherwood’s famous Berlin stories. We talk to co-curator and academic expert Stefano Evangelista (Oxford University) and to Sandra Meyer (University of Vienna) who explains how Isherwood, W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender created a myth of Berlin through their writings.



Episode 2 | The myth of Berlin as capital of sexual freedom

Episode 3 | Two important pull factors of Weimar Berlin: Film and psychoanalysis

Episode 4 | How national and international politics shapes the work of British writers who came to Berlin

Episode 5 | Contemporary interpretations of the ‘Berlin myth’


The podcast was created by Gesa Stedman, Anisia Petcu and Sofia Permiakova (Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Voice actors: Marianne Graffam, Lyndon Winters, and Clare Staniforth
Co-editor: Clarisse Cossais
Assistant sound research and editing: Liam Stedman
Sound engineer: Andrew Nicholls


Knowledge Exchange project page of Stefano Evagelista: Berlin through the Eyes of English Writers