with Andrew Sola and Christina Neuhaus
Political correspondent Christina Neuhaus and host Andrew Sola discuss the upcoming federal elections in Germany. They cover the top six parties: CDU, SPD, the Greens, FDP, AFD, and the Left. Also, they assess the chances of the three candidates who seek to s
with Stefanie Schaefer and Marius Henderson
Marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Stefanie and
her guest, Americanist Marius Henderson, discuss contemporary literature
and the concept of American art after 9/11, touching on the affective
turn, the New Sincerity, the Occupy Move
with Andrew Sola and Steven Durand
In this show, Andrew Sola and his guest, Prof. Steven Durand, discuss different theoretical approaches to understanding US foreign policy and international security 20 years after 9/11. Topics include (1) realpolitik or neo-realism: the view that the world is an a
with Douglas Cowie and Michael Coyle
In this episode, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, Professor of English at Colgate University, Michael Coyle, discuss No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. This is the first of two episodes in which Douglas and Michael discuss novels that are bas
with Trygve Svensson
Dr. Trygve Svensson, director of the Norwegian think tank AGENDA, and Andrew Sola preview the upcoming elections in Norway on 13 September. Topics include antagonistic politics, social and economic inequality, climate change, and immigration. Lastly, Dr. Svensson remembers the
with Douglas Cowie and Robert Eaglestone
In this episode, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, Professor Robert Eaglestone, discuss The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin, a novel set in Portland, Oregon that dramatizes the human cost of the economic crash. They also touch on the relationship between
with Stefanie Schaefer and Anna Sola
With her guest, film expert and documentary maker Anna Sola, Stefanie
Schäfer discusses the winning film of the 2021 Academy Awards, zooming
in on visual anthropology, freedom and mobility, and feminist art in
times of crisis.
with Stefanie Schaefer and Andrew Wildermuth
With her guest Andrew Wildermuth, Stefanie Schaefer discusses the text
that kicked off the white women's movement in the US, Margaret Fuller's
1845 "Woman in the 19th Century", interrogating its feminist meanings
and transatlantic entanglements, and Fulle
with Douglas Cowie and Nadifa Mohamed
In this episode, novelist Nadifa Mohamed and host Douglas Cowie discuss What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of short stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah. They discuss several of the stories, and the overlaps and differences in cultural expectati
Stefanie Schäfer and Christine Vogt-William
LadyFiction’s episode 4 turns to the history of science—and the
forgotten role black people played as study objects in this context.
Stefanie Schäfer and Dr. Christine Vogt-William from the University of
Bayreuth discuss how black women’s poetry unearths a
with Douglas Cowie and Hannah Bean
In this episode, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, Classicist Hannah Bean, discuss Circe by Madeline Miller. The novel reimagines and retells the story of one of the characters Odysseus encounters in The Odyssey of Homer, and the discussion looks both at the roots
with Stefanie Schaefer and Oksana Marafioti
This episode of LadyFiction discusses Zimbabwean author NoViolet
Bulawayo’s “We New New Names” (2013), a novel about a young girl who
leaves behind her shantytown childhood to pursue her goals in America.
The novel meditates on home, trauma, and childhood
with Andrew Sola and Guenter Danner
In this episode, host Andrew Sola and our resident EU expert Guenter Danner discuss challenges facing the EU's vaccination program. Also, they discuss the long-term economic consequences of the pandemic as well as challenges facing European social services post-p
with Douglas Cowie and Adam Roberts
In Episode 3, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, science fiction writer Adam Roberts, discuss The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, an ambitious novel set in the near future that tells the story of a global effort to slow impending environmental coll
with Stefanie Schaefer and Katharina Gerund
We celebrate Women's History Month with an episode about women and politics. In the second episode of LadyFiction Stefanie Schaefer discusses First Ladies and “First Lady Fiction” with her guest Dr. Katharina Gerund from the University of Erlangen-Nurembe
with Douglas Cowie and Shane Carmichael
March is Irish-American Heritage Month in the United States. In Episode #2 of NovelROMANtics, host Douglas Cowie and his guest Shane Carmichael discuss Apeirogon by Colum McCann, an Irish storyteller living in New York. They discuss the intersection of storyt
Today: a transatlantic perspective on students’ life and education both in the US and in Germany with Sylvia who speaks about her research stay in New York, Lucian from the South of Germany who was in New Orleans, and Alyssa, who is a US citizen currently working at a German University in the Berlin
This trailer gives an insight into the season ahead. Young professionals reflect on their transatlantic experiences in culture, science, business and foreign policy.
This episode dives into arts and culture and speaks with Thomas, a Viennese opera singer who regularly performs at the Metropolitan Opera, Judith, who has been working in the film industry both in the US and in Germany, Anton, a young free-lance artist from Ukraine and finally Michelle, a painter an
The third episode of re:transatlantic looks at international exchange in researching and academia. With Paula, a professor of computer science, Christophe, a German literature scholar, Aline, who is a medical doctor, and Jan-Ulrik, a microbiologist who lives and works in Detroit.
with Stefanie Schaefer and Alexandra Ganser
The Trans-Atlanticist launches its second new podcast series called LadyFiction. In the first episode, our host Dr. Stefanie Schaefer and her guest Prof. Alexandra Ganser-both from the University of Vienna-discuss Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and
Half-Arsed History brings us the story of the brutal Pirate Queen, Ching Shih. Ching Shih's reign over the seas was no match for other pirates and even the Chinese Navy. We discover her Code of Law for her massive fleet of ships and her brutal style of leadership.
with Torsten Jahnke
Torsten Jahnke from the American Poster Institute and Andrew Sola discuss the history of gig posters in the USA and Europe as well as gig posters as an art form.
from April 2018
Professor Dieter Schulz and Andrew Sola discuss Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” and its influence on Dr. Martin Luther King.