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for advanced learners - Galileo TV show - wide range of topics

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This is for learners who are comfortable with watching German TV, in case some of you don't know this show I am sharing the link, maybe someone will find it helpful. Galileo is a TV show providing videos on the widest range of topics (from manufacturing Bamboo bike frames in Africa to a list of most confusing emoticons used in chatting...). Sometimes they travel to a different country, sometimes they interview people in Germany. It's pretty cool and you can combine practicing German with learning new things.

(their youtube channel): https://www.youtube.com/user/GalileoOffiziell/videos?disable_polymer=1

(their webpage): https://www.galileo.tv/

(wiki page about the show): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(Fernsehsendung)

Happy watching and learning :-)

April 6, 2018



Galileo was a good show. In the early time. Today it is not more then "Infotainment". (Read the category "Kritik" on Wikipedia.)

Do you want a little more sciense & culture and less cheap entertainment, then are this maybe better shows:

Quarks: https://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/quarks/startseite/index.html

Planet Wissen: https://www.planet-wissen.de/sendungen/sendung-niederlande-100.html

Die Sendung mit der Maus: http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Die-Sendung-mit-der-Maus/Sendung?documentId=22380500

"Die Sendung mit der Maus" is a show for children. But a lot of the TV viewers are adults.

A quote from the English Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_sendung_mit_der_maus

It is not uncommon for children to watch the program with their parents or for children to stop watching around the age of 10 or 12 and then come back at the age of 18. The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag found that although the target age was from about four to eight, the average age of viewers was 39.

Of course, these are only three from a lot more another shows in German.

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I'm listening lots of science and other podcasts from WDR, SWR, of course DW and lately also Deutschlandfunk, internet is full of resources and I shared just one of them in hope it could reach wide audience as it covers lots of different topics. I agree Galileo is not exactly a "Wissensendung" (as Wiki claims) which is why I didn't say that in my post :-) It is still fun to watch. Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.


Thank you! I'm not at that stage of German yet but later I will check it out!


They also have it in Dutch!:)


Yes, I agree. I also whazch it with my kids.


I am looking for a channel like Galileo, with a wide range of topics (tv show) with subtitles (in German) you know any? Unfortunately Galileo doesn't seem to have subs.

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