The guest this week is the novelist Priya Basil who grew up in Kenya, studied in Britain, and came to live in Berlin in 2002. Priya Basil worked in a London advertising agency before becoming a full time writer.
10.09.14 | 20:15 - 21:00 UTC, 10.09.14 | 23:15 - 00:00 UTC, 11.09.14 | 02:15 - 03:00 UTC, 11.09.14 | 05:15 - 06:00 UTC, 11.09.14 | 08:15 - 09:00 UTC, 11.09.14 | 12:15 - 13:00 UTC
Mitslal Kifleyesus Matschie helped set up the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the OPCW, back in the 1990s. This organisation recently received the Nobel Peace Prize. She is originally from Ethiopia and now lives in Jena in the German state of Thüringen. She's a political scientist, and a social entrepreneur running a business helping 11 thousand farmers in Ethiopia.
Our guest in this edition is the philosopher and writer Stephen Cave. His first book is called "Immortality : the quest to live forever and how it drives civilisation.” Before he took up writing full time he worked as a diplomat for the British Foreign Office and subsequently for the German Foreign Office.
Max Richter is one of the most celebrated and most prolific composers on the contemporary scene. He composes concert music, operas, ballets, theatre and television scores and has released a series of acclaimed solo albums. His most famous work is possibly the score for Waltz With Bashir. His most recent accomplishment has been to re-compose Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Our guest today is a musician originally from Washington State. Ian Hooper is a member of The Mighty Oaks whose first album Howl went straight into the German top ten. Ian dropped by the studio to talk about the hard work that goes into an "overnight success", to explain how he became an intern in the office of a German member of parliament and to sing a solo version of the band's new single.
Exploring the unique perspectives of people who have come to Germany to live and work.
Having spent most of his life as a musician being interviewed by journalists, Robin Merrill finds it fascinating to stand on the other side of the microphone and present Insight Germany.
© 2014 Deutsche Welle | Legal notice | Contact