Here’s your weekly German media recommendation from Monoglot Anxiety. This time, it’s the politics, history, and current events YouTube channel MrWissen2Go.
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With that all out of the way, on to the recommendation!
Anyone who has been following this newsletter or the blog for a bit should know that I'm a bit of a nerd for Wissenschaft (I love this German word—I don't need to specify whether I'm talking about natural science, social studies, whatever. It's all Wissenschaft!). And this week, surprise surprise, we've got a recommendation for yet another Wissenschaft YouTube channel: MrWissen2Go. One of the most well-known German history channels, MrWissen2Go creator Mirko Drotschmann has also built up an impressive library of videos on politics and contemporary events. Some of the videos are clearly aimed at schoolkids, but most can be enjoyed by adults too — and my German-speaking boyfriend loves this guy, so that impression isn't just a byproduct of my still-imperfect German. The channel is supported by Funk, so you won't have to deal with ads and there are great German subtitles to accompany the audio. There are actually two channels: MrWissen2Go, which covers a wider range of topics, and MrWissen2Go Geschichte, which is focused on history only.
You can find MrWissen2Go on YouTube
Understanding Germany's history is absolutely critical if you want to understand a lot of what's happening in Germany today, and the post-WW2, pre-reunification years are a very, very important and relevant chapter of that history. MrWissen2Go Geschichte has a playlist of videos on Deutsch-deutsche Geschichte that would be a great place to dive into this topic if you're unfamiliar with it.
That’s it for this week!
Elise from Monoglot Anxiety