Happy in Berlin | Podcast Series | Episode 4


Episode 4 explores the political landscape in the 1920s and ’30s. British writers from both ends of the political spectrum reacted to Berlin’s political clashes between fascists and communists. Our experts in this episode are Annabel Williams (Edinburgh University) and Valentine Cunningham (Oxford University).


Episode 1 | Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin years

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

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

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