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The Bear on KCRW Berlin

"The Bear on KCRW Berlin" is your front row ticket to storytelling recorded live in Berlin. Every month we share our favorite stories from The Bear storytelling event, in English, from a diverse group of talented storytellers, grouped around a theme.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    59:15
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    Saying goodbye with some all-time favorite stories

    Sadly, this month's episode is our last before KCRW Berlin goes off air on Dec. 13, 2020. In celebration of more than a dozen episodes over the past year-and-a-half, host Sylvia Cunningham invites The Bear's founder, Dyane Neiman, to talk about what inspired her to start this monthly storytelling event and how much it's grown since its launch in 2015. Tune in to hear some of Dyane's all-time favorite stories, including "A Big Black Bear" from Mike Trupiano, "Family Divisions" from Liz Erber and "What I Did For Love," by Khushi Pasquale. You'll also hear some of Sylvia's favorite tales from storytellers Galuh Rohmah, Denise Banks-Grasedyck and Renko Pauwels. If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling's event page . Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Water: stories of buoyancy

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on September 18 at the Shakespeare Company's open-air stage in Berlin. The theme of the evening was water: stories of buoyancy. The storytellers featured in this episode are Alexander Wragge, Sylvia Schoeningh-Taylor, Mike Trupiano and Annie Voigt. Musician Florian Ruland performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling's event page . Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Bad mistakes make good stories

    This special edition of the "The Bear on KCRW Berlin" was produced for the "Fehler" project in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C . These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear's "Eve of the Champs" event on June 19, 2020 at Pfefferberg Haus 13. The theme of the evening was: Bad mistakes make good stories. The storytellers featured in this episode are Galuh Rohmah, Annie Voigt, Renko Pauwels, Allia Sadeghipour and Denise Banks-Grasedyck. Illay Chester performed cello live. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear's event page . And if you've missed a previous episode of "The Bear on KCRW Berlin," be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    31:11
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    Wild: stories of passion

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on February 21, 2020 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg. The theme of the evening was "wild: stories of passion." The storytellers featured in this episode are Mike Trupiano, Ben McGuire, and Galuh Rohmah. Berlin musician Felix Komoll performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    34:26
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    Premiere: stories of unforgettable firsts (part 2)

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on January 17 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Yvonne Grünwald performed live. The storytellers featured in this show are Ben McGuire, David Mouriquand, and Fabienne Lang. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    34:26
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    Premiere: stories of unforgettable firsts (part 1)

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on January 17 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Yvonne Grünwald performed live. The storytellers featured in this show are Dyane Neiman, Martin Bering, Eva Göllner, and Nelson Farber. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Solstice: stories of the longest night of your life

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on December 14 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg. The theme of the evening was solstice: stories about the longest night of your life. The storytellers featured in this episode are Ben McGuire, Emma Kitching, Allia Sadeghipour, Mike Trupiano, and David Mouriquand. Harpist Johanna performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Paper stories

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on November 22 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg. The theme of the evening was paper and the extraordinary memories such an ordinary object can spark. The storytellers featured in this episode are Ben McGuire, Galuh Rohmah, Fabienne Lang, Mike Trupiano, and Rachel Jennings. Berlin musician Felix Komoll performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    38:53
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    Eureka!: stories of discovery

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on November 1 at Pfefferberg Haus 13. The show was presented in partnership with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in honor of Berlin Science Week. On this month’s program, we feature four scientists who left the lab to enter the limelight and share stories on the theme: Eureka! Stories of discovery. The storytellers featured in this episode are Emanuel Wyler, Doris Wu, Annie Voigt, and Emma Anne Harris. Illay Chester performed cello live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Serendipity: stories of chance encounters

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on September 26 at ZENTRUM danziger50 in Prenzlauer Berg. The evening marked the opening of The Bear’s fifth season and was presented in partnership with the social networking platform and dating app, Bumble. The theme of the evening was serendipity: stories of chance encounters. The storytellers featured in this episode are Deep Dua, Allia Sadeghipour, Galina Fedulova, and Mike Trupiano. Berlin musician Felix Komoll performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out the Bear storytelling’s event page . And if you’ve missed a previous episode of The Bear on KCRW Berlin, be sure to stop by our show page to catch up. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Fish out of water (part 2)

    The storytellers featured in this episode are Fabienne Lang, Terence Mickey, and Raj Kumar. Note that some stories contain language that some people may find offensive. These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on June 14 at Maschinenhaus im Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg . Berlin musician Felix Komoll performed music live.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Fish out of water (part 1)

    The storytellers featured in this show are Denise Banks-Grasedyck, Renko Pauwels, and Ben McGuire. These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on June 14 at Maschinenhaus im Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg . Berlin musician Felix Komoll performed music live. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Handmade: stories of self creation

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on February 15 at Meeet Pavilion in Mitte. The theme of the evening was handmade: stories of self-creation. The storytellers featured in this episode are Ben McGuire, J. Ryan, Galina Fedulova, and Mike Hurst. German singer-songwriter Erik Burmeister performed live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out our show page. Produced by Sylvia Cunningham.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    'If I could turn back time': stories of regret

    These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on May 16 at Ballhaus Berlin in Mitte. The theme of the evening was stories about regret: if I could turn back time. What you would change if you could, and maybe what you wouldn’t. The storytellers featured in this show are Bear founder Dyane Neiman, David Mouriquand, Eva Göllner, Anna Bolster, Stephanie Liao, and Renko Pauwels. Illay Chester performed cello live. Our show’s theme is “I Need Love,” remixed by D.J. Spector. The Bear was created by Dyane Neiman and inspired by The Moth . If you would like to tell a story or attend the next Bear storytelling evening, check out our show page.

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