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Rob and Ciarán sit down to discuss THE SPREADSHEET, Ciarán's horrifying arduous journey to examine all the (mostly former noble) people dropping thousands on Volt Deutschland. Ever bench press a book? LIVE SHOW https://fb.me/e/1DR8HW347 https://www.twitch.tv/cornerspaeti/ HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corn…
 
Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames) sit down with Nick (@sternburgpapi) and Ciarán (@ciarandold) from Corner Späti (@cornerspaeti) to break down the major parties in the lead-up to the September 26 elections. Tangents include Armin Laschet's Instagram influencer son and the FDP's bisexual lighting. Produced by Isaac Würmann (@wuermann). …
 
This is an episode from the feed of Spaßbremse featuring Ciarán and Nick. They're a great pod who've done episodes on the legacy of Merkel and Reunification and things like that. Check them out! _Ted (@tedknudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames) sit down with Nick (@sternburgpapi) and Ciarán (@ciarandold) from Corner Späti (@cornerspaeti) to break down…
 
If you live in Berlin or have visited the city in the past few months, you've undoubtedly seen the purple and yellow posters of the Deutsche Wohnen & Co. enteignen referendum campaign lining the streets of every Kiez. With the referendum vote coming up in less than two weeks (!!), Spaßbremse co-host Michelle (@shhellgames) sits down with campaign o…
 
Rob tries to convince Julia and Nick that Germany was in fact responsible for 9/11. LINKS: Berlin September 14th 2001 - http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/09/14/berlin.mourning/ 9/11 Commission Report on "Hamburg Cell" - https://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Ch5.htm Interview with Mohammed Zammar - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wo…
 
What's with the Schuldenbremse and the Schwarze Null? Ted interviews Philippa Sigl-Glöckner (@PhilippaSigl), director of the economic policy think-tank Dezernat Zukunft, about German politicians' aversion to running deficits and how that affects people's lives in Germany and beyond. Following the interview, Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellg…
 
We sit down and talk elections. German elections. It what the people wanted. LIVE SHOW 26TH OF SEPT details here: https://fb.me/e/1DR8HW347 we'll also stream it on twitch.tv/cornerspaeti HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/KMarxiana Rob http…
 
Rob and Ciarán sit down to discuss THE SPREADSHEET, Ciarán's horrifying arduous journey to examine all the (mostly former noble) people dropping thousands on Volt Deutschland. Ever bench press a book? LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://tw…
 
On this episode of Spaßbremse, Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) dive into the myth of Angela Merkel, the so-called "leader of the free world." As we enter into the final month before the Sept. 26 election that will choose her successor, let's talk about how Merkel became such a beloved figure around the world, while at the same time f…
 
We bring back Ted to discuss the poster game of the political parties in the upcoming German elections. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/KMarxiana Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://tw…
 
In the final installment of our series of German reunification, Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) discuss the ways East Germany continues to be (mis)remembered in popular and political culture. Produced by Isaac Würmann (@wuermann).To read up on some of the finer details discussed in this episode, check out these links:- A Second Life …
 
We're talking Afghanistan and we're talking Europe's role in the whole thing. HOW TO HELP https://www.nds-fluerat.org/50123/aktuelles/ausreise-aus-afghanistan-aktuelle-informationen/ https://twitter.com/AriaAber/status/1427338977581813776?s=09 https://www.afceco.org/ https://seebruecke.org/ HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HO…
 
Were back to Bulgaria this week folks and we have a new guy to talk about it. Not the Skull but a musician and sketch comedian, Slavi Trifonov. GOOD LINKS TO GET WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT https://newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/115 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cd_7WbeBPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycgvsLVtofA HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.…
 
In the third installment of this series, Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) interview American journalist Victor Grossman about his experience defecting to East German in the early 1950s and living through German reunification. Produced by Isaac Würmann (@wuermann) with help this week from Tom Wills (@tomwills). To learn more about Vict…
 
Rob and Nick get stomach aches and blame it on the Russians and Chinese HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/KMarxiana Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://twitter.com/CiaranDold Support Cor…
 
In this second instalment of a three-part series, Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) discuss the economic impacts of Treuhand and the mass privatization of East German enterprises, and challenge the "Aufbau Ost" narrative that positions reunification as the saviour of the East German economy. Stay tuned for the final part of this series…
 
We're back! We're back in person, in the same room! The number one nu-metal defending fuck boy podcast comes at you with an examination of modern Slovenian history as told through the life of their current leader, Janez Janša. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Juli…
 
Ted (@ted_knudsen) interviews Alex Brentler (@full_enjoyment) of @jacobinmag_de on the recent flooding, the history of climate politics in Germany, the contradictions of the German Greens, and the prospects for a break from the coal-reliant German energy system. Then, Ted and Michelle (@shhellgames) embark on Spaßbreme's first reading series, disse…
 
We have Mia on to talk about the decline of social democracy in Sweden, correct our pronunciation, the rent and also the concept of "Indie Churches" is mentioned which causes Ciarán to lose his mind. WHERE TO FIND OUR GUEST: https://twitter.com/Potatopolitics https://twitter.com/leechfestpod https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_OttpBEWWzSUlZbk5qmhSA …
 
In this first installment of a three-part series, Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) guide us through the messy months in 1989 and 1990 that resulted in the unified Germany that we know today, and pose the question: Was it really a unification, or rather an annexation? Stay tuned for part two of this series, where we'll hear from someon…
 
Rob and Ciarán talk a wee bit about the floods in west Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands but mostly talk about the Irish Greens and Irish Labour and how terrible they are. It's mostly an extended version of what I mentioned at this talk which was livestreamed and now the video is up https://www.theleftberlin.com/post/video-coalition-governments-…
 
Rob goes through a wild solo episode, covering school shooters, Fascism, and the Internet as spectacle. Seriously I hope you all like it, it was exhausting. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/KMarxiana Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nic…
 
The first episode of Spaßbremse is here, and Michelle (@shhellgames) and Ted (@ted_knudsen) are discussing Hartz IV—aka Arbeitslosengeld II—the controversial reforms to unemployment benefits introduced by Gerhard Schröder's SPD-Green coalition government in the early 2000s. Produced by Isaac Würmann (@wuermann). Music by Lee Rosevere. Art by Franzi…
 
Rob, Julia, and Nick check in on the Deutsche Wohnen und co. Enteignen campaign, which will officially be on the ballot in the September elections. We take a look at the recent Vonovia-Deutsche Wohnen merger, its "Social Pact" and reactions from our dear elected representatives. Plus: we get to know a certain "rational" Mallorca-based Youtuber who …
 
The mad lad finally went and did. I even made graphic explainers for the patreon post. FULL EPISODE HERE: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/KMarxiana Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://twitter.com/CiaranD…
 
This week we are joined by Camille of DSA in France to talk the regional elections, Macron, the royalists and having a seething blinding rage towards the Walloons! WHERE TO FIND OUR GUEST https://twitter.com/demsocialistsfr HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia h…
 
Ciarán and Rob welcome back Adam Baltner to talk about the waves of leaked texts, scandals, and resignations in Austrian politics. We start with a description of what's happened since the Ibiza video, then talk about Kurz and survey the Austrian political scene. You can read Adam at: Mosaik: https://mosaik-blog.at/author/adambaltner/ Jacobin: https…
 
We talk about moving our show to El Salvador and how you can be arrested for not paying your broadcasting fee in Germany. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternbur…
 
Turkey is a mafia state, like literally. We talk about the recent Mafia whistleblower, Sedat Peker, and the recent revelations of how deeply connected the government, Mafia and intelligence communities are. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.co…
 
Ho boy, is it time for an episode of inaccessible Dublin chat as we assembled "the council" on Irish types of Guys to outline said Guys. WHERE TO FIND OUR GUESTS Joe Panama https://twitter.com/namabamapa https://www.josephpanama.com/ Jack Sheehan https://twitter.com/YuleGoat https://jacksheehan.substack.com/ WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EP: https://…
 
Germany is giving Namibia investment instead of reparations. We also talk about Belarus and everyone being a member of Azov battalion somehow is always true. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkra…
 
The gang sits down and talks about Frontex. Is it a law enforcement agency, is it now? We're not entirely sure. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciar…
 
Ciarán and Rob talk Eurovision 2021 and the pretenders to the Italian throne. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://twitter.com/CiaranDold …
 
It's a bit of serious one this week, No jokes here only serious chat on how German media handles discussions of Israel and Palestine. Which would you be surprised to learn it's bad? GOOD ORGS TO CHECK OUT: https://www.facebook.com/PalastinaSpricht/ https://www.facebook.com/12juedischestimme https://twitter.com/JewishBund https://www.facebook.com/qu…
 
Rob goes through a wild solo episode, covering school shooters, Fascism, and the Internet as spectacle. Seriously I hope you all like it, it was exhausting. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraf…
 
The CDU in Thüringen has nominated the former head of the Verfassungschutz, Hans Georg Maaßen, to run for Bundestag. He has a history of cozying up to the far-right and actual nazis and helped the AfD avoid investigation in 2018, so, normal stuff. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.…
 
Rob, Ciaran and Nick talk about just the normal ridiculous nonsense happening in Europe. Rob also becomes a big fan of bears. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/ster…
 
We give an overview of May Day events in Berlin, horrible German reactions to the protests and Rob and Nick introduce a new guy on a lighter note. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick htt…
 
We have on Cleo, Zuzu and Daphne (the Blockchainbitchez) to talk about sex work in Europe, the pandemic and sex work and how sex workers are looking into the future to continue doing their work and taking control of their labor. blockchainbitchez: www.blockchainbitchez.com Candid Companion: www.twitter.com/candidcompanion Cleo: www.twitter.com/cleo…
 
We have on Nate Bethea of TrashFuture and What a Hell of a Way to Die to breakdown the holy trinity that is our "German Guys" HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/ster…
 
Julia and Nick are back to talk the CDU finally picking their candidate and the Greens picking theirs. The Greens are the future! HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/…
 
The audio got messed up on this episode so it's a chill Zoom chat from your favorite European podcast. Third-time guest Jean comes on and talks about Fascism, Futurism, Technodeterminism and NFTs and how they're all intertwined. It's a laid back talk of Julia and Jean flexing on Ciaran and Nick who are cultureless swine. Follow Jean on Substack: ht…
 
Julia and Nick sit down with Emin, a student at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, to discuss the ongoing protests on campus and Erdogan's continued attempts to clamp down on social movements, or anything rather, that doesn't align with his party's ideology. Instagram: @bogazicidirenisi (general protest page) @bounsergi (exhibition team page, one…
 
Its a grabbag! Shout out to Virgil Abloh. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://twitter.com/CiaranDold Support Corner Späti…
 
Jan and Pauli from Hölle Hölle Hölle stop by and chat about the CDU/CSU's inability to make the easiest choice ever. Follow Hölle Hölle Hölle: https://twitter.com/HHHCast HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter…
 
Rob and Ciarán sit down to discuss what's happening in Northern Ireland and what it all means. HOW TO SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/cornerspaeti HOW TO REACH US: Corner Späti https://twitter.com/cornerspaeti Julia https://twitter.com/YungOctobrists Rob https://twitter.com/leninkraft Nick https://twitter.com/sternburgpapi Ciarán https://twitte…
 
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