Germany in Focus Paywall free

PODCAST: How bad will strikes get in Germany and should public officials have to speak English?

The Local Germany
The Local Germany - [email protected]
PODCAST: How bad will strikes get in Germany and should public officials have to speak English?
Germany in Focus. A podcast by The Local. Image: The Local

In this week's episode we talk about widespread strikes, expensive Currywurst, the winners and losers of Berlin's repeat elections, the debate on English as a second administrative language in Germany and dating.


You can follow Germany in Focus and listen HERE or on the below platforms:

In the latest episode, host Rachel Loxton is joined by The Local Germany editor Rachel Stern and journalist Aaron Burnett, as well as jobs expert Chris Pyak and dating and relationships expert Sami Wunder. 

We kick things off by talking about the strikes hitting Germany at the moment and how they are affecting daily life, whether travel, post or childcare. 


Next we talk about the significance of the Currywurst and how much Germany's most expensive Currywurst will set you back and where you can find it.

After the capital Berlin voted in its elections re-run on Sunday, we talk about the winners and losers, what happens next and what it all means. 

Should public officials in Germany have to speak English? That’s the call from the Free Democrats. We discuss why they think this should happen and the debate around it. 

Business coach Chris Pyak, who helps internationals get jobs in Germany and is the author of How to Win Jobs and Influence Germans, talks about the hurdles non-Germans face when trying to get into the German job market and what he thinks about the FDP proposals. 

Lastly we talk about dating in Germany, and Sami Wunder tells us why she was inspired to become a relationships and dating expert, and gives advice on dating in Germany. 

We hope you’re enjoying the Germany in Focus podcast. Please let us know if you found it helpful or if you have any feedback by emailing [email protected]. And don’t forget to share it, leave a comment or give us a rating on whichever platform you listen on. Thank you for your support!


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also