E.70May 30 2023

When your heart is beating for brand building and music with Susanna Kim (Live Podcast)


Born and raised in Germany, her childhood in classical music education set the scene for her entry into DJing. Today you can find Susanna Kim playing house music in Berlin's top clubs like Renate and Katerblau, and festivals all over the country. Parallel to the night scene, by day Susanna is leading brand and PR efforts at exciting projects like KitschKrieg expanding their brand to new markets. Today we discuss her journey in the music industry and how she balances her day job with her passion for music. We speak about all the hard work behind the scenes and ponder about vulnerability, self-love and forgiveness. So what do you do when your heart is beating for 2 things? Tune into this episode to find out!

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E.69May 16 2023

E.69 Navigating women's hormonal health with Roos Jansen


For this episode we invited Roos Jansen, women's hormonal health expert, born in Amsterdam and currently based in Berlin. For years Roos led HR teams and implemented Period Leave as a health benefit in a local startup. One thing that has shaped Roos, is her very own post-pill experience which she shares on this podcast. She is passionate about removing the stigma surrounding women's health, empowering women to take control of their hormonal balance. Join this conversation as we learn about women’s hormonal health and myths surrounding it. If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to rate it on Spotify, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or simply share it with a friend.

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E.68May 02 2023

Uncovering East German upbringing and contemporary feminism with Mirna Funk


Today's guest is one of the most thought-provoking and inspiring voices in the contemporary feminist movement. Mirna Funk is a writer, journalist, and cultural critic based in Berlin. She offers a refreshing perspective on what it means to be a self-determined, independent woman in the 21st century. In this episode, we discuss Mirna's latest non-fiction book in German translated as: "Who cares! About the freedom to be a woman", which challenges traditional feminist narratives and inspires women to take control of their lives. Mirna shares her take on what holds women back from achieving their full potential, and how we can all work towards creating a better world for ourselves and future generations.

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E.67Apr 18 2023

Building progressive Hip Hop scene in Germany with Sehriban Cirik


My guest today grew up surrounded by Hip Hop. And back in the days she didn’t really have many role models, and she had to figure out how to turn her passion for music into a profession. Today Sehriban Cirik is a living example of how to turn your wildest dreams into a reality. Before becoming the Head of Hip-Hop at Amazon Music, Sehriban worked in the music industry as a label manager. Today she gets to bring artists closer to their fans in new, creative ways. In this conversation you will learn about the single "If I Want" which Sehriban produced with six German female Hip Hop artists, how to foster change in male dominated music industry and how aspiring artists can make their way to the top.

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E.66Apr 04 2023

Navigating change in the public sector with Naïs Graswald


Naïs Graswald is the Head of Executive and Digital Communications at the Volkswagen Group, she is a systemic coach and simply a loving human. Today we reflect on her family past, as we discover the roots of her value system where she embraces opposing views and continuously questions the status quo. We discuss how she transitioned from her communication work at the German Parliament and the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure to embracing change in the German industry. We speak about finding life's meaning and how communication can become a brave space for unleashing creativity, change and a new era of human-centric businesses. If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to rate it on Spotify, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or share it with a friend.

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E.65Mar 21 2023

Building financial independence as an artist with Johanna Keimeyer


Our guest today Johanna Keimeyer is a multimedia artist who creates immersive experiences. This can take the form of large scale art installations where she works with video, light, objects, scent and sound. She invites the audience to explore deeper questions about identity and the core fundamental values that make us human. David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol - just a few of the names in her Iconic Portraits series where Johanna slips into the shoes of icons like these. As you explore the series you get to ask yourself: What role do I play, what is my true identity and what masks people are hiding behind? Today we speak about Johanna’s mission as an artist, which emotions she tries to evoke in people and how she manages to build financially sustainable life as a creative. If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to rate it on Spotify, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or share it with a friend.

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E.64Mar 07 2023

E.64 On fair trade, social impact and Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation with Aileen Puhlmann


You probably heard of the Lemonaid and ChariTea before, delicious soft drinks that contain only organic ingredients that also support fair trade. The project was born in the bohemian district of Hamburg called St. Pauli with the intention to change the world drink by drink. Beyond fair trade, every bottle purchased supports the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation which is managed by our guest today Aileen Puhlmann. Today Aileen shares her story as we speak about identity forming experiences and what it means for her to support the underdog. We talk about her recent trip to Rwanda and learn about projects that Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation support.

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E.63Feb 21 2023

Breaking the stigma around burnout and mental health with Alexandra Bondi de Antoni


Alexandra Bondi de Antoni is a writer, director and occasional photographer born in Vienna and based in Berlin. She is the former editor of I-D Germany and former Executive Editor at VOGUE Germany where she was in charge of all things digital. Today she gets to explore the intersection between social political issues, pop culture and fashion in her freelance life. In this episode we speak about her late grandmother Gerti and how her sense for fashion made an influence on Alexa’s decision to explore her career in the fashion industry. We also get to speak about Alexa's burnout experience, a very challenging period in her life where we get to reflect on that time period in this conversation. We wrap up this interview with an outlook on what the future has in store for Alexa.

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E.62Feb 07 2023

Writing the stories of ‘People of Deutschland’ with Martina Rink


Our guest today, Martina Rink, grew up between Germany and the UK. She landed her first job as a personal assistant of the late Isabella Blow, a legendary English muse, stylist and magazine editor. After Blow's death in 2007, Martina released a coffee table book portraying the impact of her mentor on the fashion industry. Fast forward to today, Martina is releasing her fourth book called People of Deutschland. For Martina this publication is much more than just a book. It covers the controversial subject of racism in Germany, where 45 people get to share their experiences that deal with pain and rejection but also with assertiveness and civil courage. Hear this interview with Martina. And if you think someone should hear this conversation, make sure to share the episode with them.

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E.61Jan 24 2023

Michelberger hotel and Berlin in the late 90’s – experiencing the zeitgeist with Nadine Michelberger


From the start Nadine Michelberger together with her co-founder and husband Tom, wanted to create the first hotel in Berlin which replaced the typical lobby, with an open space that invites guests and visitors for encounters. This idea was born back in 2003. As years went by, the hotel has evolved as well. Today the Michelberger team is running the renowned restaurant Ora, they are producing the most sought after coconut water the 'Fountain of Youth', and are practicing regenerative agriculture at their Farm in Spreewald. Today I asked Nadine about Berlin in the late 90’s, how the idea of Michelberger came to be, and why we see more and more restaurants in Berlin working with local producers and farmers from the Brandenburg area.

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