Just in time for the second anniversary of Brexit, Prof. Ina Habermann of the English department of the University of Basel and students of her research seminar The Road to Brexit published their podcast on the historical and cultural reasons and motivations why so many Britons voted to leave the EU. In eleven contributions they looked for example at Winston Churchill’s war rhetoric as well as at the myth of Dunkirk or T2 Trainspotting and a European perspective at Great Britain. For me as a professional radio journalist who by chance happens to be working at the English department in Basel right now, it was a great pleasure and challenge to help them bring their project alive. Together with Ina Habermann I edited the texts of the students, I taught them how to speak on the radio and took care of recording, editing and publication of the project.
Today the article about the project and its background was published on the website of the university. You can read it here in German or in English. Further information about the project, the production and the contents you can find here. And last but not least you can listen to the podcast here.
I highly recommend to take some time for this podcast. Listening to these 69 minutes is in my opinion truely enligthening and definitely worthwhile. Congratulations to Prof. Habermann and her students, well done!