VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin
The Sound of Science
Premier of the science podcast „Hinter den Dingen“
01.10.
Roter Salon

60 min
In German

The new podcast series hovers in between feature, science portrait and radio play. Playfully and in an entertaining way, it uses museum objects as the starting point for acoustic journeys into premodern history. None of the recounted stories are the same. Each episode weaves different narratives and adopts a manner of narration according to each particular object, and based on the specialist viewpoint of each of the scientists, whose research we come to know throughout the podcast.

In this way, for example, the traces of a ruby red teapot take us to the premodern Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), near Berlin. Here, the alchemist Johann Kunckel makes the renowned golden ruby glas in the service of the elector. What secret is hidden on this island? What is nanotechnology doing in Kunckels Labor? How does his knowledge differ from our current knowledge of chemistry? ‘The great promise of the ruby red teapot’ is the first episode of the new podcast series ‘Behind the things. 5000 years of knowledge to take away and repeat’ published by the Free University Berlin.

The listening lounge opens at 8pm. Headphones will be issued.
Entrance free. Duration: 60 minutes.

The podcast series is being developed in cooperation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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