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Whiskey, bagpipes and kilts - we know that from the Scots. But Scotland has so much more to offer. As a small country of their own in the UK, it is particularly important for the Scots to distinguish themselves from England. And one thing is certain: the Scots are probably the nicest people on the island. In this episode we talk about the history of Scotland, what you get when you order a "Juice" in Scotland and of course why the Scottish issue of independence always accompanies them. Because after the election in Scotland, there is another independence referendum in the room. But could Scotland even be independent? We talk to Mairi Spowage about it, hear about the last great battle between England and Scotland from Clive Hallam-Baker and scold you a little in Scottish.

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Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Max Tenschert & Luisa Delling

An insane amount of power and influence: That is what the British tabloids, also known as "tabloids", have. They could use this power to do good, for example to unite the country and raise awareness of important issues. Unfortunately, that happens very rarely. Instead, they spread lies, fear and incite the British against self-imposed "enemies". In this episode we talk about the worst scandals in the British tabloids and have invited high-ranking experts: Ex-Labor Leader Neil Kinnock, opposition leader under Margaret Thatcher, who has often been targeted by tabloids, and ARD correspondent Vassili Golod, who is under among other things, compares tabloids and German tabloids for us.

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Max Tenschert

He narrowly missed the 100: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen's consort, passed away on Friday April 9th. Actually, we had a completely different episode planned for you, but of course we wanted to give you our assessment of Prince Philip. In this short special episode you will therefore hear everything that may not have been reported in the media, our personal assessment of the day of the funeral and insights from our Royal Expert Steve Hargrave.

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Max Tenschert

A particularly dangerous serial killer was out and about in the north of England in the 1970s. It took several years for the police to identify the perpetrators, which was largely due to the police's actions, because many of the victims were sex workers - but not all of them. At that time women were advised not to go out at night without a male companion, which led to the first "Reclaim the Night" protests in Leeds in 1977. The protesting women felt that a violent man should not limit their lives, but that society should change so that women are safe on the streets.
More than 40 years later, unfortunately, not much has changed: On March 3, 2021, 33-year-old Sarah Everard was murdered on her way home in south London. And again women take to the streets for change. In this episode we talk to Rhiannon Griffith of Reclaim the Night Leeds about what needs to change in society, politics and the police for women to be safe on the streets of the world. We also talk to Richard Quincey of the London Dungeon about how the legend of Jack the Ripper continues to preoccupy the British today. Have fun with our first True Crime episode with an important message.

Documentary about the Yorkshire Ripper from the BBC on Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/watch/81006684?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Cd8755be63f0ce3b2d597882793d0e964db566725%3Aa58ac7b199fd6ee67dee10da694a1e72ec86bd76%2Cd8755be63f0ce3b2d597882793d0e964db566725%3Aa58ac7b199fd6ee67dee10da694a1e72ec86bd76%2Cunknown%2C

Article on Katapult Femicide:
https://katapult-magazin.de/de/artikel/frauenmorde-bleiben-zu-98-prozent-straflos

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Max Tenschert & Luisa Delling

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in England, despite the fact that it is both complicated and lengthy. The traditional test matches last five days and play eight hours a day. So it's no wonder that there is a tea break at every game and that a large lunch is the most important preparation for the game for the athletes. That and more tells us professional cricket player Ivan Thomas in this episode. We also talk to sports editor and writer Mehir Bose, who tells us how cricket evolved from the English gentleman's game to the Indian national sport and how India came to dominate the entire world of cricket. In addition, we explain why the Sporting Times had the English national cricket team cremated and locked in a mini urn.

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Max Tenschert

Many of the older generation in Great Britain in particular often want the Empire back, the time when Great Britain ruled around a quarter of the world. You then speak of glorious times. What is overlooked is that so-called "development aid" has often not only brought pain and death to the colonies, but has also anchored racism deeply in the population. One problem: colonialism is not a compulsory subject in the curriculum in British schools. In this episode we talk to black activists about the consequences of the British Empire, why statues have to be dismantled and what has to change in Great Britain so that everyone can feel comfortable here. Because even if racism is not as visible on the island as it is in the USA, it is omnipresent.

Athian Akec's speech in Parliament:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5InICm3Kk

Reading recommendations:
Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Research & Interviews: Isabella Colletta
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Luisa Delling & Max Tenschert

When it comes to being naked, the British are suddenly prudish, but according to Pornhub, the UK is the third sexiest country in the world. And yet, awareness classes in school weren't compulsory until 2019, and when he came there were even demonstrations. And education is so important here, say our interview partners Adreena Angela and Julia Schönstädt. They actively help with the education: With feminist porn. We also talk to Natascha Briefel from the dating app development company Badoo, who started a very juicy campaign here in the UK.

Schuyler Bailar:
https://www.instagram.com/pinkmantaray/?igshid=i1cpuemo57k2

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Luisa Delling

Who invented it? Yes, even if you don't think so when it comes to national dishes like fish and chips, shepherd's pie and Sunday roast: the British. While they live the rest of the year as they please, in January they forego almost everything - meat and other animal products and even the good pint from the pub on the corner for Dry January. In the meantime the veganuary has become a worldwide movement and that not only contributes to general health, but actually also helps the environment. In this episode, we're talking to Ria Rehberg, CEO of Veganuary Germany, and Erica and Linda, two British doctors who have told us how much plant-based whole foods can help our health. Bad news for all cheese lovers: Cheese is really the opposite of life.

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Social media: Luisa Delling
Overvoices: Luisa Delling

From William the Conquerer to Bloody Mary to Elizabeth II: Great Britain had many queens and kings and most of them were pretty ruthless. For many Britons, the monarchy is part of their identity, a sort of figurehead and something to be proud of. For others, the royal family is a tax-guzzling bottomless pit. In this episode we speak to historian Dr. Anna Whitelock on the history of the British monarchy and with Britons of different ages about what the royal family means to them. Could the monarchy in Great Britain be over soon?

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Voiceover: Max Tenschert & Luisa Delling
Research and interviews: Isabella Colletta

On June 23, 2016 the British decide: We want to get out of the European Union. But what many simply imagined at the time has turned into a drama that lasted over 4 years. In between, Brexit opponents thought it might not happen after all and some of those who voted to leave the EU at the time regret their decision today. And yet it is now through, the Brexit, including the last-minute deal. In this episode we talk to Brexit supporters and opponents and also explain to you what will change for you in Germany from now on.

Cover picture: Scott Coller
Social media: Luisa Delling
Voiceover: Max Tenschert & Luisa Delling
Producer: Isabella Colletta

Documentation that reflects the opinions in the UK well:
Anywhere but Westminster from The Guardian