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Die Top Ten - Die unglaublichsten Tiererlebnisse - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Humans and animals often form their own special kinds of bonds. Here, you’ll learn about people who developed friendships with a crow, a shark, a goose, and more!

Rheinmain im Blick - Mutmacher Rhaja Horst View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany High German

The Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, is characterized by crowded tents, mountains of garbage, and inhumane and unsanitary conditions. In summer 2020, Rhaja Horst traveled there to devote her time and energy to helping the refugees. The 19-year-old student from Reckenroth, a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district, spent eight weeks at Moria giving German lessons. She encourages other who are interested in helping out to join an NGO and go.

Deutsche Welle - Leben zwischen zwei Kulturen in Namibia - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Zuma Katjiuonga, a member of the Himba tribe, tells his girlfriend — whom he lives with in the modern city of Windhoek, Namibia – that his family married him off to a cousin when he went back to see them for a visit. How does Zuma’s girlfriend feel about it?

Deutsche Welle - Leben zwischen zwei Kulturen in Namibia - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany High German

Twenty-nine-year-old Zuma Katjiuonga lives a double life: In Windhoek, the capital of the former German colony of Namibia, he works as a lighting technician for a state television station. He leads a modern life and has been in a steady relationship for two years. But he also belongs to the nomadic Himba tribe and feels committed to this tradition.

Die Wunder dieser Welt - Zwei Löwen und ein verletzter Fuchs

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

The lion is, without question, the king of the animal world: In Africa, there is no animal as majestic and graceful... or as dangerous! But when a pack of lions encounters an injured sandfox cub, a certain protective instinct kicks in – which is the basis of the true story depicted in this heartwarming video.

Bundesländer und ihre Rezepte - Rheinland-Pfalz - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Today, Cettina and Sabine are making "Pfälzer Fläschknepp,” a regional dish from the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. “Fläschknepp” means “meatballs” in the local dialect. These flavorful, savory meatballs are made from fresh ingredients, and are served with a pungent horseradish sauce. Enjoy!

Bundesländer und ihre Rezepte - Rheinland-Pfalz - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Could you point to the Rhineland on a map of Germany? Since when has the area officially been Rhineland-Palatinate? And why do tourists flock to it? In this video, you can learn all about the geography, demographics, and landscape of this federal state.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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?

Coronavirus - Kommentar zu Angela Merkels Rede View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Justus Kliss offers an analysis of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coronavirus television address and what it means for the coming weeks. He compares her strategy to that of French President Emmanuel Macron, and finds it admirable how she focuses on solidarity.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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.

Coronavirus - Fernsehansprache von Angela Merkel - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Angela Merkel explains that social distancing will help to slow the spread of COVID-19, acknowledging how difficult it is to not be able to visit loved ones in uncertain times. She also discusses the government's responsibility to consider all possible approaches and keep the public informed.

Coronavirus - Fernsehansprache von Angela Merkel - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses the essential actions the German government has taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, including shutting down social activity and tightening border controls. The people's responsibility, she says, is to remain calm and not engage in panic buying (such shopping trips are referred to as die Hamsterkäufe in German) when it comes to groceries.

Coronavirus - Fernsehansprache von Angela Merkel - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In a rare televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel urges the public, directly and in plain language, to take drastic steps to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in Germany. She calls the coronavirus one of the greatest challenges the country has faced.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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.

30 Jahre Mauerfall - Deutschland 30 Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

As the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall approaches, this report takes stock of how far Germany has come, and what still needs to be done. Emphasizing the importance of transparency and freedom of speech has helped reunite the nation – but other divides have also emerged.

30 Jahre Mauerfall - Deutschland 30 Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany Berlinian

Former civil rights activist Roland Jahn and photographer Andreas Rost both played a role in the resistance and fall of the Berlin Wall. Thirty years later, they recall some of the crucial moments from a period in recent German history that was characterized by both unity and division.

WWF Deutschland - Klimawandel hautnah - Was sind die Auswirkungen? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany

Produced by The World Wildlife Found WWF. Anton Reyst travels to Hudson Bay in the north of Canada to get a firsthand look at the effects global warming has had on the landscape and wildlife there.

Terra X - Ohne Kohle und Atom - Geht uns der Strom aus? - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Germany is not a big enough country to devote all of its land to creating renewable energy – but there is another place with vast expanses of empty space and limitless sunshine.

Terra X - Ohne Kohle und Atom - Geht uns der Strom aus? - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

In this video, physicist and author Harald Lesch talks about how Germany could phase out coal and nuclear power completely and still meet all of its energy needs.

Böhmermann - Wie geht man als Satiriker mit Rechtspopulismus um? - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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 8 View Series View This Episode

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 7 View Series View This Episode

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 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

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 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Germany North German

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

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