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Megan's Megacan

Megan's Megacan

By Megan's Megacan
It's a German news podcast in English, because the German news is hard enough without it being all in German. Also involves canned cocktails.
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Megan's Megacan, September 18, 2021 - Vote Klimaliste!
On this week's show, Megan and Konrad get the bejeezus scared out of them by climate activist Izzy Choksey. The major German parties have given up on avoiding ecological catastrophe, so either vote for the nerds who've done the homework, or hope you're not gonna live to see 2040. Luckily we have weird fizzy Green Botanical Rum to hand, because despair is never the answer. Onward!
49:47
September 18, 2021
Megan's Megacan, September 11, 2021 - Absolutely Definitive German Election Policy Countdown
This is a cracker, a flippin corker, of a Megacan. There's a Nazi trial in the city of Chemnitz, a special countdown of the five worst policies of each of the big political parties, and Megan describes in extraordinary detail maybe the worst drink she has ever had in her life. Can Life Get Any Better?
39:53
September 10, 2021
Megan's Megacan, August 28, 2021 - The Not-Querdenker Party
Who are Germany's newest political party? Konrad spends a week with the Querdenker-adjacent die Basis, remains unbrainwashed, and then meets two Afghans who helped the German army, but didn't get much help back. Megan, meanwhile, has picked up a stat about the megacan beverage industry. Now, a spot of Bombay Bramble, sir?
39:35
August 28, 2021
Megan's Megacan, August 14, 2021 - Betraying Afghanistan
Megan's back. Her hollybags over, Megan is forced to return to the turgid pool of venality and cynicism that is the German news. There's the miserable retreat from Afghanistan, sycophancy to billionaires in Brandenburg, and the latest election stats. Pina Coladas all round!
42:41
August 14, 2021
Basti's Beercan, July 24, 2021 - What Should We Do With Armin Laschet?
On this week's show, Konrad talks about bribery at one of Germany's biggest companies, before Basti explains how exactly he would like to carry out punishment on Armin Laschet for laughing in a disaster zone. In between, there is some musing on the great teachings of life. Prost!
37:13
July 24, 2021
Basti's Beercan, July 10, 2021 - Existential Election Crisis
Megan's on holiday, which means Basti Knight, top chef at the Crazy Bastard Kitchen, has been drafted in to offer his unique take on the German news – on this week's show, Konrad is down as Germany's election campaign is sidetracked into inane bollocks. This prompts Basti to ask some existential questions. Cheers!
37:20
July 10, 2021
Megan's Megacan, June 26, 2021 - What's New About The New Right?
It's Megan's last podcast before her summer holiday, so what better send-off than an account of a new Nazi trial in Frankfurt, more stuff about Nazi prepper networks, and the Verfassungsschutz catching up to the concept of the New Right. So much fun. Still, there was some good news at the Euros. And it's the weekend!
41:35
June 26, 2021
Megan's Megacan, June 13, 2021 - Peaches and Johnnie Blonde
Megan is in a good mood because three nice things happened to her on the same day, but Konrad is on hand to ruin the good vibes with some News. There's an election in Saxony-Anhalt to catch up on, some chat about why East German kids still feel East German, and Health Minister Jens Spahn does the cuntiest thing he's ever done.
44:49
June 13, 2021
Megan's Megacan, June 4, 2021 - Super Summer Joy
The summer has slapped us in the face like a big sunflower of joy, the birds are singing, sensibly-tested Berliners have returned to their favourite dingy bars, and school children are doing wholesome teutonic end-of-term hikes in the forest. Meanwhile ministers can't remember if they copied their PhDs or not, and there's an election in Saxony-Anhalt to look forward to. Now all you have to do is get through the chemical fumes of that first sip of megacan. Stay Super Happy!
41:45
June 5, 2021
Megan's Megacan, May 23, 2021 - The Whistleblower Special
Dieselgate, Wirecard, Heckler & Koch - Germany has one of the weakest whistleblower protection laws in the developed world – but not for long, thanks to campaigners like Veronika Nad. Veronika comes on the show to explain why the German government is slowing everything down - again - and what it's like trying to get the European Union to listen to you.  PS: Also, there's a small correction on the story involving the date of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's death: Veronika says this didn't happen during the European Parliament's vote on the whistleblower protection law itself – as she said on the show - but on the European Parliament's vote on the initial report on the law, which happened a year earlier, in 2017. You'll figure it out.
45:18
May 23, 2021
Megan's Megacan, May 8, 2021 - A Gentleman Jack for the Weekend, Sir?
For the first time in over a year, the megacanners have a guest! Fresh from a vaccine jab and a nasal swab, the Wandering Barman himself Chris Davis joins Megan and Konrad for a Gentleman Jack and Coke – truly, the Burger King of cocktails. Chris explains what it was like for performing artists facing an existential crisis during a pandemic, Megan explains why Merkel is wrong about vaccine waivers. Konrad mainly sort of chips in when he can think of something to say. Cheers!
44:59
May 8, 2021
Megan's Megacan, April 24, 2021 - It's All Going Wrong!
This week, Germany's party of stability and continuity finally ends three years of in-fighting by picking a chancellor candidate no one likes, while the Greens keep cool and pick Annalena Baerbock. Plus Merkel has to defend lobbying in China for a bunch of criminal fraudsters. Megan and Konrad drink some Johnnie and Ginger. "Es geht alles schief!"
39:42
April 24, 2021
Megan's Megacan, April 16, 2021 - Rent Cap Ruins
This week, finally some justice for Berlin's oppressed landlords, as the constitutional court reins in the unfettered greed of tenants who won't give them their last fucking tin of beans. Meanwhile, two leaders bash the hell out of each other as conservative politicians prove once again how mature they are, and Merkel takes over the country while everyone's distracted by the shit show in her party. And: Does Jack Daniels really count as whisky? Consider the conundrum solved.
36:17
April 22, 2021
Megan's Megacan, April 2, 2021 - Jesus Is In The Cave
Another week, another week of vaccine chaos and COVID dread. Only this time it's Easter week, so at least there's chocolate animals. So many questions: Why didn't Megan get inoculated after all? Is German society ready to accept Syrian refugees in the Bundestag? And is Horst Seehofer ready to grow up? It's Johnnie Walker Red all round! Drink up!
34:03
April 3, 2021
Megan's Megacan, March 28, 2021 - We All Feel Stuck In A Canal
Another week of vaccine failure and lockdown fatigue? Not on this show! Not when there's a ship stuck in a canal. This week, the Megacanners veer off course thanks to the sudden gust of wind of more interesting and tangible news elsewhere. Konrad gets to talk about his cargo ship adventures, Megan gets to have a jab, Merkel does a u-turn, and we all get to appreciate Tempelhof Airport. Thanks for vodka, Fürst Uranov!
33:31
March 29, 2021
Megan's Megacan, March 20, 2021 - Honeybun the Golden Retriever (Super Election Year Special #1)
Germany's 2021 election orgy has started with some tender caressing for the Greens and the SPD. The CDU and the AfD, meanwhile, must search their blackened souls to find favour with voters. Then Megan and Konrad ask what happened to all those far-right extremists in the military - they've probably all been tracked down and sent to prison by now - Hurrah! Everything will be fine again now.
35:01
March 20, 2021
Megan's Megacan, March 12, 2021 - Maskengate
Some CDU politicians have got caught making extra money off the pandemic, prompting criticism from other CDU politicians who used to make extra money off arms companies. Meanwhile, it turns out that Julian Reichelt, AKA the tumor on the colon of the gutter press, is in fact a big bully. Time for some bourbon and coke - but press your thumbs for Megan's black belt in speaking German.
33:14
March 12, 2021
Megan's Megacan, March 6, 2021 - Lockdown Lockerung
Germany's many governments have come up with a five-point plan for the loosening of coronavirus rules. It means we can start having pedicures before heading to the garden centre to pick up those blooming crocus bulbs. But why is Germany so bad at vaccinating people? And how come the AfD won a day in court? And there's a chat about gin. Make it happen!
38:20
March 6, 2021
Megan's Megacan, February 23, 2021 - Rent Cap Unscrewed
Berlin's rent cap is a year old, so has it worked? Megan and Konrad apply their usual laser-like statistical analysis to the property market data, forensically dissecting the complex legal situation. Meanwhile a Nazi concentration camp guard has been flown from the US to Germany, but is not going to be prosecuted, and Konrad drinks a Johnnie Walker for main and a Jack Daniels for afters. It's DAS NEWS!
42:40
February 23, 2021
Megan's Megacan, February 13, 2021 - Flying With Two Cans
Megan's on the wagon, but this show is called Megan's Megacan. That means that -- for the sake of artistic integrity -- Konrad has no choice but to drink two megacans as he navigates the choppy waters of the German News. This week, lockdown update, Berlin's weird neutrality law, and abusing politicians. Es ist News Zeit!
35:21
February 12, 2021
Megan's Megacan, January 30, 2021 - Hessen In A Can
The state of Hesse is home to Kristina Hänel, the newly-named Walter Lübcke School, and Apfelwein - three good reasons to do a Hessen Special. Konrad reports on the end of another Nazi trial, Megan catches up with the cosmic mystery that is the continued existence of Paragraph 219A in German law, and they both drink fancy cider from a snazzy black can. Prost!
41:34
January 30, 2021
Megan's Megacan, January 17, 2021 - The Dawn of Armin (CDU Picks A Leader Special)
It's over. A yearlong ordeal has come to an end as the CDU finally picks a new leader, in the comforting shape of Armin Laschet of North Rhine-Westphalia. We can all rest. And yet even that could not dent the self-confidence of second-time loser Friedrich Merz. The Andes Pact lives on. Cheers.
32:20
January 17, 2021
Megan's Megacan, January 9, 2021 - School's Out? Or In? Or What Now?
Right, everyone --- Megan has a few things she would like to talk about. Most of them involve the Berlin education department's pandemic response, which some people would argue has been a little bit on the erratic side. The combined force of Captain Morgan & Cola and oatmeal cookies slow her down only marginally, so sit back, crack open a megacan, and don't mention Sandra Sch....
32:43
January 9, 2021
Megan's Megacan, December 31, 2020 - Hindsight is 2020
It's the last day of 2020, and here's the last Megacan of the year, in which Megan and Konrad crack open the Captain Morgans and Johnnie and Gingers one more time and hurtle headlong through a year of upheaval and calamity. Never has the phrase Happy New Year been so pregnant with meaning ... Auld Lang Syne indeed - and thanks to all our special guests: Joel Dullroy, Nicholas Potter, Maisie Hitchcock, and Mareike!
01:01:15
December 30, 2020
Megan's Megacan, December 18, 2020 - Corona Christmas
Germany is deep into the Yuletide season lockdown, and a lonely Christmas is on the horizon - and yet the German population will start getting vaccinated ZWISCHEN DEN JAHREN. But who gets to go first? Definitely not Konrad, because sitting in your pyjamas all day eating coconut macaroons and drinking Jim Beam with Lime is not considered an essential occupation. Go figure.
30:24
December 19, 2020
Megan's Megacan, December 5, 2020 - Teaching High School in a Pandemic
Teaching is hard enough as it is, but try doing it in a major European capital with a virus decimating the population. This week, Konrad lounges around like a work-shy fop eating sweetmeats while two weary Berlin teachers report from the city's classrooms, where society are being held together. It's time for a G&T, with special guest Mareike!
37:34
December 5, 2020
Megan's Megacan, November 27, 2020 - Old Shat In Her Hand?
There's a pandemic, everyone's facing a grim and lonely holiday season, and now the weather is rubbish too. There's only one megacan suitable for the situation - good old Johnnie & Ginger. On this week's show - a saga in Saxony at the Karl May Museum, another trial involving a Nazi called Stephan, and no you're not allowed Böller either?
35:33
November 28, 2020
Megan's Megacan, November 13, 2020 - The Lüften Egg-Timer
Captain Morgan, we've done you a disservice, sir. Rum is nice after all. Especially in a lovely Mojito, the perfect drink for a damp mid-November. In the news, the blurred lines between COVID protesters and neo-Nazis and the cops, what it's like teaching in a pandemic, and did systemic racism nearly stop us getting a COVID vaccine? Crack the barrel, captain, Aharr!
27:24
November 14, 2020
Megan's Megacan, November 6, 2020 - Diet Lockdown
This week: A new lockdown brings new lockdown protests, the Bundeswehr loses guns, and the CDU leadership contest is going on longer than the US election count. We're back!
40:31
November 7, 2020
Megan's Megacan, October 2, 2020 - Neukölln Nazis
What's on the news this week? Covid again? And Nazis? Oh great, just what we need. Better have a cocktail in a can.
33:22
October 2, 2020
Megan's Megacan, September 18, 2020 - The Rapper's Pizza
- Kollegah - Fler - Haftbefehl - Bushido - Olexesh - Capital Bra - What the hell are you on about? You're babbling, man, you're babbling. - No I'm not! They're all famous German rappers - and on this week's show the megacanners find out how to tell them apart! It's totally Lila.
40:10
September 19, 2020
Megan's Megacan, September 11, 2020 - Skateboarding in Leipzig
Cocktails all round as megacan connoisseur Nicholas Potter joins Megan and Konrad for a chat about rubbing Leipzigers up the wrong way, and an update on how the German judicial system is botching up another Nazi trial.
43:27
September 12, 2020
Megan's Megacan, September 5, 2020 - The Yoghurt Crash
There's a new Megacan in the can, and it's a special one. Konrad was in Norway. While he was gone, some people with reality issues attempted a coup in Germany - but to take a break from discussing the dissolution of democracy by Nazis and YouTube, we discuss a new movie about end of the world anxiety. It involves yoghurt accidents.
47:01
September 5, 2020
Megan's Megacan, August 14, 2020 - Save the Wegbier!
On this week's show, teachers are not happy with Berlin's education minister, the states are not happy with Horst Seehofer, and how the Nazis fucked up a whole generation post-war German children - but at least the laptop-pilfering wild boar is still alive.
33:03
August 15, 2020
Megan's Megacan, August 7, 2020 - River of Fools
On this week's Megacan, we're back to new hygienic schools, another piece of Berlin is sacrificed to the god of property, and there's a river of fools across Berlin. Also it's hot.
38:56
August 7, 2020
Megan's Megacan, July 24, 2020 - Two Nazi Trials
This week, Konrad explains what he saw and heard at the trials of Bruno D., former guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, and Stephan B., would-be far-right terrorist of Halle.
36:20
July 24, 2020
Basti's Beercan, July 13, 2020 - Birkenstocks and Shorts in the Mid-90s
While Megan suns herself on some Mediterranean shore, Konrad's brother Basti fills in - bearing a premium Polish lager - for a tight half-hour of German news. We discuss conscription, racial profiling, old Nazi words and goalkeepers.
28:15
July 13, 2020
A Chat about Extinction and Grief with Guy McPherson
No Megan's Megacan this week we're afraid - instead here's an extended interview from Konrad's (AKA Ben's) upcoming film about collapse, called "We're All Going To Die". It's a talk from October 2019 with conservation biologist Guy McPherson, who says human life will be extinct by 2026. He hopes he's wrong, obviously, but that's not the point. The point is, what do you do with that knowledge?
01:26:07
June 28, 2020
Megan's Megacan, June 19, 2020 - A New World Dawns
On this week's show, corona in Neukölln, a good old CDU corruption scandal, we wonder why Trump has decided to weaken the US militarily, and a murder in the Tiergarten.
36:30
June 20, 2020
Megan's Megacan, June 12, 2020 - Feeling Fifty
This week's Megacan - should Germany remove the word "race" from its constitution? What happened in Dessau 20 years ago and why you should care - and what did they inscribe on the cross on the Schloss again?
36:54
June 12, 2020
Megan's Megacan, June 7, 2020 - Black Lives Matter Berlin
On this week's show - Megan describes her experiences at the Black Lives Matter demo in Berlin, which just became the first German state to pass an anti-discrimination law - not that the police unions think they have a problem. Also, why won't the German government count racial profiling cases?
32:44
June 7, 2020
Megan's Megacan, May 29, 2020 - Schloss with a Cross
Maybe the Bild newspaper is a cancer poisoning our minds, which is shame because we've found a better way to do that, thanks to our Polish pals: Bisongrass vodka with apple soda. Delicious! Also, the stats say that lockdown is making everyone more depressed - but also maybe less depressed, because people are complicated and stats don't always help (yeah, Bild?). Meanwhile Berlin finds a new way to ignore its colonial legacy. Enjoy!
40:51
May 29, 2020
Megan's Megacan, May 15, 2020 - A Chicken on a Bus
On this week's sharp and focussed half-hour of well-researched information, a rundown of Berlin's latest lockdown plans, some chat about Germany's basic pension plans, and trouble at the meatpacking plant. Not all the facts may be accurate. Honestly if it's that important go outside and find out for yourselves.
34:49
May 15, 2020
Megan's Megacan, May 10, 2020 - Cash for Clunkers
And yet the megas runneth aplenty! On this week's show: Germany's infection rate has gone up, the football is coming back, but at least there'll be money for new cars. Also some semi-good news about the conversion therapy. Megacan!
37:48
May 10, 2020
Megan's Megacan, April 24, 2020 - Mr Exit and the Bavarian Bandit
Why does Germany let the US drone people to death at Ramstein (with one M), while still pursing its lips and making disapproving noises? Meanwhile Dr. Drosten is unhappy with us all going to Einkaufsmalls, and Markus Söder the Bavarian bandit jockeys for position.
39:59
April 24, 2020
Megan's Megacan, April 17, 2020 - Time for Latin
Just because there's a deadly pandemic sweeping through the population, doesn't mean German teenagers shouldn't be in school doing five hours of exams. That's what Merkel says anyway, and even Armin Laschet thinks she's being too soft.
41:09
April 17, 2020
Megan's Megacan, April 11, 2020 - Lockdown Number Whatever: Clash of the Virologists
Time seems to have lost all meaning and yet the news keeps rolling on.
32:42
April 11, 2020
Megan's Megacan, April 4, 2020 - Merkel at the Shops
The lockdown is on, and yet the unnaturally sweetened alcohol keeps flowing. The news this week: Is America stealing our masks? Is it a good idea to deliberately infect yourself with just a tiny bit of the Rona? (No.) And what did Merkel buy at the shops before she went into quarantine? All the answers, and plus some general chat...
39:01
April 4, 2020
Megan's Megacan, March 27, 2020 - Pretend Future Money
Konrad and Megan discuss the extensive disaster aid package being implemented by the German government. Including money for freelancers - but how do you get it?
37:42
March 27, 2020
Megan's Megacan, March 21, 2020 - Lockdown Week 1
Megan and Konrad produce a podcast while maintaining a social distance of well over a kilometre. Is Merkel the right leader for these times? How are Berlin's school children coping? And what has happened to the AfD? All questions answered with a disinfected megacan.
37:27
March 21, 2020
Megan's Megacan, March 7, 2020 - Women's Day
This week Megan vents all the reasons why Germany needs women's day, plus an update on the CDU leadership race, why Germany can't deal with the far-right, and some general rambling on Corona hysteria.
32:27
March 7, 2020
Megan's Megacan, February 28, 2020 - The Mietendeckel Special!
Berlin's rent freeze has been in force for a whole week now, and we get fellow podcaster and Radio Spätkauf producer Joel Dullroy to give us his considerable in-depth take on the great city experiment... What has Berlin got itself into?
41:29
February 28, 2020
Megan's Megacan, February 14, 2020 - The AKaKolypse
It's the end for AKK, but not for the CDU, at least not yet. We discuss a weird day in Dresden, and why does Ai Weiwei hate Berlin so much? Also, will you have JD or JW & Coke? Music: Inferno Dresden by Hans-Jürgen Westphal
33:47
February 14, 2020
Megan's Megacan, February 8, 2020 - My Dinner with Lindner
Get your weekend started the right way, with a Cuba Libre and JB & Lime, to cushion the blow of another week of German politics: this week, the state of Thuringia, the legalities of egg donation, and free the BVG! Also, what would happen if Christian Lindner came round to Megan's house for dinner?
31:52
February 8, 2020
Megan's Megacan, January 24, 2020 - A Tractor Showdown
What goes on at the Grüne Woche? What happens when a soldier posts an intelligence report on Facebook? Who is Combat 18? And what about the homeless count? All the news with our favourite classic megas.
31:37
January 24, 2020
Megan's Megacan, January 17th, 2020 - The Maltese Conundrum
This week on Megan's Megacan, we drink the enigmatically named JD & Berry while discussing Siemens' Australian adventures, the EU tolerating a mafia state, and Berlin finally confronting its colonial past.
30:23
January 17, 2020
Megan's Megacan, January 10th, 2020 - The Cops' Truth Hangover
A brand new year, a brand new Megacan - and welcome to our Exberliner listeners! We drink two of the classics, and discuss naughty kids in Leipzig, the German speed limit fetish, and what has Siemens been up to in Australia.
30:32
January 10, 2020
Megan's Megacan Live at the Comedy Cafe Berlin, December 7, 2019
Our first ever live show, just in time for the festive yuletide season. We were suited and booted for a year-end quiz with our brilliant guests Carl Clancy, Sebastian Knight, Maurice Frank and Sofia Diogo Mateus.
01:14:13
December 10, 2019
Megan's Megacan, November 28, 2019 - Off The Wagon
Megan and Konrad celebrate Megan's blazing return to the megas by welcoming back two of our old favourites - the Bombay G&T and a Johnnie & Ginger. In between soothing gulps of sweet alcohol we talk of jewel heists, the right to be forgotten on the internet, and we have a rant each about German NGO laws and conscription.
59:07
November 28, 2019
Megan's Megacan November 22, 2019 - The German Classics Special
This week, Megan and Konrad sample the three pillars of Germany's early-teenage drinking culture - Spezi, Club Mate, and Almdudler - along with special guest Carl Clancy. We also talk about preppers on trial, flags outside schools, and what the fuck is 5G anyway? Also: come to the Live Show!
48:29
November 22, 2019
Megan's Megacan, November 15, 2019 - A Can Of All I Need
Konrad and Megan go deeper into the jungle weird organic drinks and come out with something that tastes vaguely of apples and cola nuts? Meanwhile, we discuss that cheeky beggar Rezo and what Germany is doing with Nazis and Islamists.
32:10
November 16, 2019
Megan's Megacan, The Klimapaket Special - November 8, 2019
Megan and Konrad and special guest Maurice Frank drink fizzy algae and vodka and discuss Angela Merkel's Klimapaket. CO2 pricing, subsidised wind farms, cheaper tickets - that'll definitely stop climate catastrophe, won't it?
56:06
November 8, 2019
Megan's Megacan - TTII (Teetotal 2) November 1, 2019
Week 2 of Megan's abstention experience sees us necking the Fritz-Spritz Schorles with indecent abandon. Meanwhile, there's much to discuss: Berlin's rent freeze, the Thuringia election, and what is Braunschweig in English?
59:42
November 1, 2019
Megan's Megacan - The Teetotal Special with BioZisch - October 19, 2019
Megan's on the wagon, so she and Konrad have taken to reviewing weird German organic lemonades, before catching up on three months of news to discuss Halle, the Kurds in Syria, and the proposed supply chain law, which is remarkably less boring than it sounds.
51:25
October 19, 2019
Megan's Megacan, July 26, 2019 - Bombay Gin, Johnnie 'n' Ginger, and AK56
In which Megan and Konrad discuss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKA AK56) and her rise to the defence seat. There is some robust talk about defence budgets, an attempt to stick up for Health Minister Jens Spahn, and then they unpick the riddle of Hans-Georg Maaßen, the former head of the German Verfassungschutz. But is there any good news? https://www.dw.com/en/kramp-karrenbauer-sworn-in-as-german-defense-minister/a-49727370 https://www.dw.com/en/german-ex-spy-chief-pushes-angela-merkels-cdu-further-right/a-49684021 https://www.dw.com/en/german-government-backs-compulsory-measles-jab-for-schools-kindergartens/a-49616655
47:06
July 26, 2019
Megan's Megacan, It's Not All Bad, Just Most Of It - July 8, 2019
Megan and Konrad discuss how the EU's benign finger of welcome pointed at Ursula von der Leyen. But does anyone else get a say? Also, Carola Rackete, Kristina Hänel, and of course, Nazis again.
55:15
July 8, 2019
Megan's Megacan, A Year Of German Politics - June 21, 2019
Looks like we made it through a whole year! Sit back, crack a mega, and take a sentimental journey through a year of German politics with Konrad and Megan. Plus, the taste test: who's the best at the Cola Mix: Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker, or ... er .... George Washington?
58:57
June 21, 2019
Megan's Megacan DiEM25 Special - May 10, 2019
With the European election looming, Konrad and Megan do a tough political interview with Joanna Bronowicka, candidate for DiEM25. So why does Europe need a new left-wing movement? We find out over a Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade, a Pitu Caipirinha, and a Bacardi Rum & Coke.
01:09:26
May 10, 2019
Megan's Megacan Franco-German Special - April 5, 2019
Megan and Konrad are joined by brilliant AFP economics correspondent Daphné Rousseau for a wee chat about the consolidation of Europe through French-German partnership, and Berlin's club commission, and some extraordinary megas.
55:58
April 5, 2019
Megan's Megacan Corbyn Special - March 19, 2019
Only 10 more sleeps till Brexit, and artist, raconteur, and carpenter Jack Pudding comes on the show to explain why the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has played a blinder. Also: Fridays for Future has come to Berlin, and Megan was there.
01:02:30
March 19, 2019
Megan's Megacan Arms Trade Special - February 22, 2019
The Munich Security Conference, the Heckler & Koch trial, Germany's weakness for the arms trade, the world collapsing - this week's mega is dedicated to keeping it together
44:13
February 22, 2019
Megan's Megacan Backstop Special - February 1, 2019
The German coalition has done a wretched compromise on Article 219a, so Megan needs a mega. Meanwhile, continuing our Brexit series, our amazing special guest Daniel Farrell joins us to answer the one question that everyone is too baffled to ask: what is the backstop?
01:09:05
February 1, 2019
Megan's Megacan Brexit Special - January 18, 2019
Desperate times call for excessive measures: something terrible is happening in Britain, so we need two more megacans, and two brilliant guests to explain it to us - they are Kit Holden and Sofia Diogo Mateus.
01:02:41
January 18, 2019
Megan's Megacan December 29, 2018
It's the last Mega of an eventful year in German politics, and we discuss it all: the Merkeldämmerung, horrible things that happened in Chemnitz, and bilingual kids in Neukölln. Will Megan beat the quiz? Or will her specially chosen megacans prove an obstacle?
47:33
December 29, 2018
Megan's Megacan December 1, 2018
Megan and Konrad are joined by the most special of special guests - Megan's dad John, with whom we discuss Russia, Ukraine, Friedrich Merz and Merkel's broken plane.
41:40
December 2, 2018
Megan's Megacan November 23, 2018
Konrad and Megan discuss Friedrich Merz, the profound tragedy of the CDU Andes Pact, and the Neukölln headteacher who decided to pass judgement on her children in the press.
43:43
November 24, 2018
Megan's Megacan November 16, 2018
Konrad and Megan explain all you need to know about the week in German politics while revisiting the Jim-Beam-Jack-Daniel's debate. A certain far-right party has got itself into trouble doing something that old German parties have been doing for ages. Also a certain Interior Minister is resigning. Again. It's this week's Megacan!
39:19
November 17, 2018
Megan's Megacan November 6, 2018
Megan's back, and there is much to discuss. Angela Merkel's era is ending, and the CDU have to choose another leader. Konrad explains the deal, and then goes off on one.
57:50
November 6, 2018
Basti's Beercan October 25, 2018
Megan's away, so special guest Basti brought some beer to find out about how depressing German politics could be. There was even some good news this week! Google has been defeated in Kreuzberg.
33:07
October 25, 2018
Megan's Megacan October 19, 2018
Megan and Konrad go back to the mega classics to talk about the aftermath of the Bavarian election, look forward to the Hesse election, the #Unteilbar demo, and drugs in Germany. Also Konrad gets really quite angry.
33:34
October 19, 2018
Megan's Megacan October 12, 2018
Konrad and Megan get excited about the Endspurt to Sunday's Bavarian election, talk about the two new fronts of world politics, and have a surprisingly nuanced discussion about the AfD's tell-on-your-teachers portal.
39:32
October 12, 2018
BONUS! Megan's Megacan Live!
Megan and Konrad crack a mega with Carl Clancy on his brilliant Saturday night chat show. Listen and wish you'd been there. Recorded at the Comedy Cafe Berlin on October 6, 2018
16:33
October 8, 2018
Megan's Megacan October 7, 2018
We review the Jim Beam Lime Splash and the Bacardi Cuba Libre and describe encounters with the Junge Union in Kiel. Also: does Bavaria need to go to space?
40:35
October 7, 2018
Megan's Megacan September 29, 2018
Megan and Konrad discuss the implications of President Erdogan's visit to Berlin: for international diplomacy, human rights, and the M41 bus. That's one moral compromise too far, Angela.
29:12
September 29, 2018
Megan's Megacan September 14, 2018
Megan and Konrad try a J&D Lynchburg Lemonade and a Bacardi Carta Blanca and Cola and try and think of something nice to say about Hans-Georg Maaßen. Also some bad news about a forest.
35:11
September 14, 2018
Megan's Megacan September 2, 2018
Megan and Konrad bravely face down their hangovers by drinking two new megacans and delivering their verdicts on last week's events in Chemnitz. How do we give Nazis a telling?
37:25
September 2, 2018
Megan's Megacan August 25, 2018
August 25, 2018: the pope is in Ireland, Polish Nazi criminals have been sent to Germany, and we need some sweet new megacans
39:33
August 25, 2018
Megan's Megacan August 18, 2018
Megan and Konrad discuss how to come and live in Germany and the worst idea for dealing with drug users in Berlin's underground trains.
29:17
August 18, 2018
Megan's Megacan August 10, 2018
More German politics cushioned by a megacan: Nazi talk, a critique of the Left wing collective movement, Germany's dysfunctional abortion law, and what is a chicken teddy bear?
40:56
August 10, 2018
Megan's Megacan July 21, 2018
Megan and Konrad drink summery megacans and discuss a slightly less depressing week in German politics, and why bank robberies are sometimes funny.
33:34
July 21, 2018
Megan's Megacan July 14, 2018
Konrad and Megan discuss the week in German politics and the impending threat to humanity but try and keep it light.
33:19
July 14, 2018