The Low Season
34. Bert (NYC)

34. Bert (NYC)

June 12, 2020

We’re in NYC talking to food tour guide Bert James. Our first conversation in May centred on what pandemic restrictions might mean for a city that’s famously nocturnal. Given the recent BLM protests, we caught up again this week for an update. We talk about the importance of nightlife, social media real estate and the joy found in eavesdropping on a first date.  

Conversations from May 7th and June 9th 2020.

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Bert James' website and YouTube channel.

The Food Tour company Bert works with.

The Black Lives Matter Movement.

'What Black America Means to Europe' by Gary Younge for The Guardian.

Afropean by Jony Pitts.

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Music by Mark Schilders. Design by Chris Whyte, and Chris' non-profit charity project 'The Chariso Press'.

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33. Jorge (Madrid)

33. Jorge (Madrid)

June 10, 2020

Hola from the Spanish capital! We're talking to Jorge Román, a guide with 23 years of experience who just started a blog to stay sane. We don't shy away from the big topics today. We're talking loyalty, unions and Scarlett O'Hara.

Conversation from May 6th 2020.

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Travelling with Jorge.

Facebook Group 'Real Talk'

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Music by Mark Schilders. Design by Chris Whyte, and Chris' non-profit charity project 'The Chariso Press'.

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32. Anna (Jerusalem)

32. Anna (Jerusalem)

June 8, 2020

If you thought her city was just one square kilometer of old walls, Anna Kreynin has news for you. Today's tour guide talks about strategic employment situations, how social distancing killed the fun before corona times, and why Israel's best Kanafeh isn't for her.

Conversation from May 13th 2020.

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Kanafeh is a Middle Eastern dessert.

Ashkelon was the oldest and largest seaport in ancient Canaan.

Anna's travel blog on Facebook and Instagram.

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Music by Mark Schilders. Design by Chris Whyte, and Chris' non-profit charity project 'The Chariso Press'.

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

A brief update. We're back on Monday.

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Afropean by Johny Pitts.

1619, a podcast by the New York Times.

Where to Donate?

Antiracism Resources, a google doc.

How to be an Ally.

31. Alazne

31. Alazne

May 22, 2020

Today's guide cut her teeth in her native Basque country before moving to Berlin, where she has worked for the last fifteen years. We talk Greek fantasies, 'The Foreign Perspective' and travel as an antidote to stereotypes.

Conversation from April 29th 2020.

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Here's a list of English speaking therapists in Berlin.

Music by Mark Schilders.

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30. Lizzy

30. Lizzy

May 21, 2020

Today's guest tells us why Germans don't have a Plan B, how applause can be a kick-starter for sound mental health, and how we're currently filling our time rather than living it.

Conversation from April 30th 2020.

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Here's a list of English speaking therapists in Berlin.

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Music by Mark Schilders.

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29. Pip

29. Pip

May 20, 2020

Today's guide is not a guide at all! At least not any more. We talk to our "chronically lazy" friend about the lack of suitable synonyms for 'weird', the benefits of living with someone who is not an arsehole and why she'd quite happily slide into poverty before going through the rigmarole of bureaucracy.

Conversation from April 10th 2020

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Sistrionics Podcast / FB / Twitter

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Music by Mark Schilders.

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28. Wouter

28. Wouter

May 19, 2020

An update from the front.

27. Rodrigo

27. Rodrigo

May 18, 2020

Today's guide was going to take it easy this year, settle into Berlin and have a stable job. Little did he know that taking it easy was all there was to have...Also; jogging pants, dulce the leche and bats!

Conversation from April 28th 2020

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Dulce the Leche

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26. Stéphanie

26. Stéphanie

May 15, 2020

Today's guide is conflicted about her staying in Berlin, she doesn't like tourists on her doorstep, and is one of the few guides that doesn't know what a low season is.

Conversation from April 17th 2020

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Nîmes, France

ViveBerlin Tours, a Guide Cooperative.

Museum of Colours

Stéphanie's Blog

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