#90 - 32 years on: the Berlin Wall | Curio

#90 - 32 years on: the Berlin Wall

25 mins | Nov 9, 2021

Today's episode from 9th November 2021. Coming up first: It's the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall today, so we're revisiting the months before the reunification of Germany to find out what led to one of the most significant moments in history. Then later, do too many messages make you want to throw our phones at the wall? Don't worry, you're not alone. We take a look at the increasing pressure to be online and how it's burning us all out. A reflection on the human stories of resistance from the months leading to the fall of the Berlin wall. Writing nearly 30 years after the fall of the reunification of Germany, award-winning foreign correspondent Peter Millar remembers 1989's summer of revolution for The Guardian. Social media and messaging apps help us to stay connected with people around us, but many are finding themselves exhausted from constant notifications, balancing multiple exchanges at once and never-ending conversations. From Zoom meetings to Slack blurring lines between work and casual chat, it’s no surprise that people are overwhelmed. From The Guardian, Brianna Holt takes an in-depth look at the “burnout generation” and the disproportionately negative impact that social media has on our wellbeing. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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