• Today, we are launching our first full-length ‘Express Change’-podcast episode — a conversation with Shirley Rodriguez, a New-York-based photographer and filmmaker. There is one idea that Shirley speaks about which reverberates through our entire podcast series: What is the approach to the subject matter? Is it collaborative and open, or is it top-down and closed? […]

  • Our new podcast “Express Change” (it’s my first!) is going live today, with a short 6-minute teaser episode. You can play it right here: On this page, you’ll find links to all the platforms where the podcast is available — including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music. Marina Gattàs at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) […]

  • I know this is most likely a minority opinion. And some will consider what I’m saying ridiculous. But here it goes: I did not like “Dune 2”. I thought “Causeway” was much better. Bear with me. Last weekend, I watched Causeway — a 2022 drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry — on Apple […]

  • Some time last year, I decided to turn my back on streaming services — Netflix and Disney+ in my case. There were two main reasons. Reason one: The quality of the offering was no longer the same. What had drawn me to Netflix back in 2012 (!) was that they allowed me to watch good […]

  • This is a teaser. I’m working on something new. And it’s really fun. More to come … watch this space. Update April 11th 2024: Here are the details.

  • We are currently looking for a new person to strengthen the full-time team’s management in German Zero’s Berlin headquarter office. We want to build a larger team to run operations overall. A particular focus is on developing the organisation’s fundraising, policy development and communications activities. There’s a job offer on SmartRecruiters.com which you can find […]

  • When we started working on EXPRESS CHANGE, I soon realised that Apple’s native GarageBand software was not going to be good enough for the purposes of this project. I have done a bit of music home recording with GarageBand over the years, and it does some things very well — but it’s also terribly frustrating […]

  • In January 24th, we had the chance to do a vollehalle gig at SID — “Stadtwerke Impact Day” in the northern German town of Lübeck (‘Stadtwerk’ is a nicely concise German term for ‘municipal energy company’. We can do short and sweet, who would’ve thought?!) SID is designed to unite forward-looking people in the municipal […]

  • The origin story of ‘Express Change’ — the podcast which I am currently working on and which will launch in early spring of 2024 — began with a failed attempt at creating a YouTube channel. For quite some time, I had wanted to build a media project of my own that I could run without […]

  • Soon after we started vollehalle, the show’s tagline became ‘the climate show that provides courage’ (sounds excessively clumsy in English, but it’s a decent slogan in German). By the time 2019 rolled around, we fit right in. The Fridays for Future movement was getting plenty of attention. Greta had become a star. Everyone was looking […]