The 1920s in Berlin were an incredible time, full both of misery and wonder. It was the time which brought both the worst and the best in people who lived there. And sometimes it helped pave way for genius. Or future classics.

Episode 5 of Berlin Companion Podcast tells the story of one such classic made in Berlin.





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BBC Sound Effects Archive
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bbc_animals fighting for food

Freesound
Suspense Comedy” by Tyops
Ambient Traut” by Vann Westfold
Silent Movie – Sam Fox – Hurry Music” by FreqMan

Storyblocks 

Main theme: “Assembly Line Frustration” © Ionics Music | TerraSound.de

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In April 1945, as the Red Army was closing its grip on Berlin, coming closer and closer to Hitler’s last refuge under the Chancellery gardens, one of his favourite pilots managed to fly a small aeroplane into the burning capital and land it near Brandenburg Gate. On board she carried a wounded future head of the Nazi Luftwaffe.

Aircraft Capitan Hanna Reitsch. Here is the story of her remarkable Berlin coup. And of her post-war denial.

Ep 6 Sleeping in Berlin: Living in a Box Berlin Companion Podcast

Many old Berlin flats in the typical 19th century apartment buildings are equipped with a curious feature: a small storage space under the ceiling, usually installed in the bathroom, the kitchen or the corridor. What makes these so curious is not their function today – a storeroom for suitcases, skis and snorkels or that gear you wore for your first Love Parade in the mid-1990s  – but the original purpose for which they were built. In this episode you will find out why they were in fact an indispensable addition to many middle-class lodgings. You can follow Berlin Companion on:Twitter at @kreuzberged and @BerlinCompanionWordpress blog at kreuzberged.comVoicemap audio-tours at Audio tours by Beata Gontarczyk-Krampe » Storytellers » VoiceMapTo support the podcast via Buy Me A Coffee click here. Thank you!Sound effects:BBC Sound Effects Archivesound of wardrobe door and drawers Freesound" Silent Movie – Sam Fox – Hurry Music" by FreqMan"Berlin city courtyard in the evening" by SwampCommandStoryblocks Magic Chimes on Wind by NoneMain theme: “Assembly Line Frustration" © Ionics Music | TerraSound.deSupport the show
  1. Ep 6 Sleeping in Berlin: Living in a Box
  2. Ep 5 SOUND IN BERLIN
  3. Ep. 4 LANDING IN BERLIN
  4. EP. 3 HANNA FLIES TO HELL – THE LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH IN BERLIN
  5. EP.2 TREFFPUNKT 8 UHR: BERLIN CLOCKS

EP.2 TREFFPUNKT 8 UHR: BERLIN CLOCKS Berlin Companion Podcast

In the 1920s elegant Berliners fell in love with a scent called "Treffpunkt 8 Uhr" (Rendezvous at 8PM). Made by a legendary local manufacture Schwarzlose – which still exists today – it stood for the Exciting and the Romantic but also for what Berlin seemed never to have enough of: time.From 1787 when the first public clock appeared in Unter den Linden, clocks dictated the pace  of the city. Many appointments were scheduled under the chronometer. Later, the areas around public city clocks, the Normaluhren, became traditional meeting points for Berliners. So when in 1969 a new public clock was unveiled on the main East Berlin plaza, on Alexanderplatz, it became clear that the Weltzeituhr (World Clock) would be a witness to many a rendezvous in the years to come. As it has been until today.Here's the story of two famous Berlin chronometers.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BerlinCompanion?new=1)