The Americans

The Americans

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The new interview podcast about America today


#10 Madeline Miller, how far back does feminism go?
Jan 15 • 26 min
Madeline Miller is a Boston-born author who has dedicated her career to ancient Greek mythology. She draws parallels between the tales of heroes of ancient times and protagonists today. A new voice Her recent work centers around the Homeric works, “The…
#9 Jeremy Rifkin, why do we need a Green New Deal?
Jan 8 • 39 min
Jeremy Rifkin is a rather atypical economist. He is an activist and political advisor who believes that mankind is at its most crucial crossroads. He believes that climate change gives us only two options: Either we radically change the way we are living…
#8 Andrew Ridker, where does self-interest end and altruism begin?
Dec 18, 2019 • 29 min
This year Andrew Ridker has emerged as a true sensation among American authors. He published his first book this past spring. Critics are dazzled; five-star ratings keep rolling in from the general public. Gary Shteyngart, author of “Lake Success” calls…
#7 Neal Tilghman, how do opioid addicts get back on their feet?
Dec 11, 2019 • 20 min
After last week’s episode with journalist Beth Macy about the opioid epidemic in the United States, we’re now hearing about the people directly affected - and what their best chance of recovery is. Millions of Americans have slid into drug addiction…
#6 Beth Macy, how addicted is the USA?
Dec 4, 2019 • 37 min
Journalist Beth Macy spent seven years researching the opioid epidemic - a crisis that has been going on in the United States for some 20 years now. She talked with police officers, social workers, paramedics and doctors as well as addicts and their…
#5 John P. Carlin, are we seeing the dawn of a Code War?
Nov 27, 2019 • 31 min
We’re venturing into a parallel world - one that only exists in the shadows. Into the world of bits and bytes - into cyberspace. It’s a realm where war is being waged every day, says my guest today. We’re meeting John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney…
#4 Daniel Ellsberg, are whistleblowers traitors or heroes?
Nov 20, 2019 • 24 min
After having studied at Harvard and Cambridge, and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Daniel Ellsberg started to work for the Pentagon in the mid-1960s. During the Vietnam War he worked as a military analyst for an American policy think tank. His job was…
#3 Frank Sportolari, is lasting business built on friendship?
Nov 13, 2019 • 28 min
AmCham is Europe’s biggest bilateral trade association. Its main task is to foster German-American economic ties. AmCham connects its 2,300 members, among them, the biggest American employers in Germany, DAX companies, but also smaller businesses that…
#2 Beverly Seebach, how crucial is the expat vote?
Nov 6, 2019 • 27 min
With presidential elections coming up a year from now, a handful of the few thousand Democrats living in Germany are volunteering their free time to be an active part of politics in their home country. Beverly Seebach is one of them - and she’s doing all…
#1 Gary Shteyngart, does the American soul fit in a Greyhound bus?
Oct 29, 2019 • 25 min
“2020 is going to be a frightening year,” says Shteyngart - “frightening” because of Donald Trump. Shteyngart doesn’t hold out much hope; he thinks Trump could indeed be re-elected. The Muller Report hasn’t changed public opinion much. The phone call with…
The Americans - Starting this Wednesday
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 min
This podcast is about politics, it’s about society, it’s about people and it’s about stories. Stories Chelsea would like to share with you to paint a more complete picture of the United States than you might get from just watching a news program or…