Shortwave | Shtetl Berlin: Gypsy, Jewish & Gay

Adventures in the German capital. Photo is of a Berlin building. Graffiti text says "We will all stay".

Dear Listeners, you can stream this special episode below or download Shtetl Berlin here.

This fall Shtetl took a radio road trip to Berlin. Ukrainian DJs, Israeli sex workers, “degenerate” satirists, Roma art, queer bars, Kreuzberg, drag Passover seders, sheisse disturbers, philosemitism, Jewish breathing lessons….currywurst! We set off to discover this European capital with a heavy history and an uber trendy present.  Click on the play button below to join us for the trip.  (The building in the picture is a common site in Berlin. The graffiti reads, “We will all stay!”)

MUSIC in this episode by Rotfront, Electralane, Real People, Marcia Griffiths, Django Reinhardt, Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto, Peaches, Dresden Dolls, Marlene Dietrich, Kid Loco, Micachu, Sons of an Illustrious Father, LCD Soundsystem, ESG, Oliver Polak, Geli, Reprezent, Arapsko Chaj, Melissa Boraski, John Baker.

Thank you to all the Berliners who took the time to talk with us, to The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, CKUT, R.O.I., Magda Koralewska, Nina Lutz and everyone who made this Berlin road trip possible.

With love from the Shtetl Berlin team (and por favor stay tuned for Part 2: Next Year in Berlin!)

Tamara Kramer & Lainie Basman
And, executive producer, baby Nathan, who at 11 months old showed discernment, scheduled interviews, and puked on the trendiest bars and cafes that Berlin has to offer.