Episode 1 - Baby Merkel: Angie Kasner

In this episode, Emilia starts her quest for the perfect question to ask Angela Merkel by looking into her origins. We find out about her life as the daughter of a protestant pastor on an evangelical mission in East Germany. We learn all about her brilliant track record as a student, about her nerd side, about the time she defied the DDR authorities by reading a censored poem. We understand together how she could be seen both as a Western girl in East Germany and as “the Easterner” from the perspective of Western Germans.

The guests featured in this episode are:

  • Joyce Mushaben, political scientist, former Professor at Georgetown University and author of “Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic”.
  • Rainer Eppelmann, politician, former DDR Minister and CDU member.


My question to Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel, Europe’s most influential personality in the 21st century is getting ready to give up power. Emilia, Berlin correspondent for a European media company, has been selected to take part in a panel of journalists and will ask Merkel one question. But which question? She proceeds with an investigation and interviews to find THE exact right question.

My question to Angela Merkel European is a documentary podcast. The journalistic research relies on exclusive testimonies coming from several European personalities (Alexis Tsipras, François Hollande, Jean Claude Juncker, etc). A smaller fictional picture is created to present a greater factual history.

This exclusive Europod series is composed of 10 episodes, that will be released prior to the end of the term of Angela Merkel as German Chancellor.

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