Talking Progress

The podcast for progressive politics

Our podcast Talking Progress will dive headfirst into everything progressive, ranging from the European public sphere to urban policy. Subscribe now and be the first to hear our miniseries!

A guest will kick-off each episode with a thought-provoking take on one of today’s political challenges. Leaving no stone unturned, a second guest will be invited to respond to the first guest’s idea. To ground the debate, the two guests will offer further reading and listening recommendations on the subject on hand. 

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A Series on Progressive Governance

After living in a pandemic for more than a year and experiencing a decade of inequality, planet degradation, and threats to liberal democracies, bold structural reform is needed to leave no person or community behind. The Progressive Governance Digital Summit is a space where prominent constellations of leaders are brought together to encourage fresh strategies and approaches on how to implement progressive change.

This year’s summit aimed to lay the foundation for the 2020s defined by progress. Listen to our curation of intriguing sessions with guests such as Margrethe VestagerRobert HabeckCatherine de VriesCas MuddeTim BaleAnia Skrzypek and more!

A Series on Empowering Cities

Cities are a major cause of greenhouse gas pollution. However, they are also the places driving change: From modernizing buildings to making mobility sustainable, cities have plenty of tools at their disposal to become climate-neutral. But the ecological transformation is expensive. So where does the money come from?

The American Rescue Plan is pumping 1.9 trillion dollars into citizens’ pockets, the economy, and measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. What has this meant for cities and urban spaces?

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Strategische Leitung

Paulina Fröhlich

Leiterin | Resiliente Demokratie

Operative Leitung

Meera Zaremba

Co-Leiterin der Strategischen Kommunikation

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A Series on the European Public Sphere

In this series, our host Paulina Fröhlich and her guests analyse what needs to be achieved to create a European Public Sphere.

How can transnational activism and civil society cooperation increase this solidarity? Read more about how the EU Parlament can and should support activism across the EU. How can civic education strengthen European democracy and deepening the values shared by Europeans and how has the pandemic affected European solidarity? Read more about which roles European values play in building a European Public Sphere.


If you have questions or feedback concerning our podcast Talking Progress, please contact kommunikation@progressives-zentrum.org.

Talking Progress Podcasts

Germany’s Political Turning Point: Just Change or Also Progress?

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: Ricarda Lang and Tobias Dürr analyse the German election

Europe’s Man on the Moon Project

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A Conversation between Robert Habeck and Margrethe Vestager

How Can the Centre-Left Reinvent Itself?

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Tim Bale, André Krouwel and Ania Skrzypek

Progressives Against the Far-Right

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Catherine de Vries, Cas Mudde and Johannes Hillje

How Can the Centre-Left Reinvent Itself?

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Tim Bale, André Krouwel and Ania Skrzypek

Progressives Against the Far-Right

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Catherine de Vries, Cas Mudde and Johannes Hillje

Empowering Cities: The American Rescue Plan

How are cities using Biden’s stimulus package to drive change?

Being an Artist in Europe: Challenges, Funding Opportunities and New Approaches to Collaboration

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova and Gitte Zschoch discuss culture and its funding

Wir entwickeln und debattieren Ideen für den gesellschaftlichen Fortschritt – und bringen diejenigen zusammen, die sie in die Tat umsetzen. Unser Ziel als Think Tank: das Gelingen einer gerechten Transformation. ▸ Mehr erfahren