Happy in Berlin | Podcast Series | Episode 5


Finally, episode 5 takes Weimar Berlin into the 21st century and looks at how the Berlin myth has survived into the 2020s. Writers Patricia Duncker, Musa Okwonga and Ben Fergusson explain the special role Berlin plays for them, and experts Melanie Neumann and Sonya Permiakova (Humboldt-Universität) talk about the different reasons that bring British migrants to Berlin today.


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


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