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Right-wing extremism still exists in Germany, and to the horror of many, is on the rise in many areas of the country. Jan Böhmermann, a comedian known for his satirical take on German politics and culture, leads a panel discussion in Dresden on personal responsibility, and what relationship comedy should have to politics.

Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um?
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Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

Jan Böhmermann and his team from the late-night show Neo Magazin Royale went to Dresden to understand why right-wing populism finds so much acceptance there. Together with Ralf Kabelka, Moritz Neumeier, and the audience in the Staatsoperette Dresden, he dedicates the show to the question of whether it is helpful or counterproductive to make them the subject of his jokes again and again. Here in the first part, you'll learn about the motives and conditions of the following discussion.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

A member of the audience discusses differences in anti-immigrant sentiment in Bavaria and Saxony, and in rural and urban communities.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

The panel discusses the possibility that AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) supporters are not always opposed to immigrants, but may be voting for the far right for other reasons. They continue to consider what the role of comedy is in all of this.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

The panelists talk more about stereotypes of eastern and western regions of Germany and what motivates people to join the AfD. One audience member reminds the group that actions speak louder than words.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 5

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Germany North German

Audience members talk about a recent demonstration and how reactions to populist movements have changed in cities such as Dresden.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 6

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Germany

The panel talks about how the infrastructure in Germany may contribute to the rise of far right sentiment in the eastern part of the country.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany Berlinian North German

Jan Böhmermann and his peers discuss freedom of expression, recent changes in the way the press is viewed, and the effect this has on satirists and comedians who deal with current events.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany

Two members of the audience discuss perceptions of democracy and political engagement in Germany, while Jan Böhmermann considers how the meanings behind certain political terminology are shifting. They are grateful for the fact that the ZDF network has put a spotlight on Saxonians who are against far-right extremism in Germany.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German South German

Determined to hear from anyone who has a question or comment, the panel members continue to call on audience members. One person points out that the problem of right-wing extremism is hardly confined to Germany, and that age has a lot to do with the perception of immigration as a threat rather than something that benefits society.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

This segment begins with a discussion about generational differences, and then continues on to an exploration of the roles and responsibilities of the government and of the people.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Jan Böhmermann and the panel discuss to what extent people really live in "filter bubbles" in which they only hear political perspectives that reinforce their own ideas. He thinks it's not as big of a threat as people believe.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany

In this final segment, Jan Böhmermann and the rest of the panel talk about to what extent jokes can be made about certain groups. Are there times when they create actual stereotypes and thus become harmful?

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