About

The Dead Ladies Show happens every two months or so at ACUD, Berlin, and celebrates ladies who were fabulous while they were alive, in English and in German. It is also a monthly podcast!

Each time, we invite two special guests to share their love of particular ladies of yore in the form of lively presentations showcasing these women’s lives, works, and achievements. Covering all walks of life – from ancient mathematicians to silent-movie stars to record-breaking athletes – the Dead Ladies Show is all about women who achieved great things against all odds. We use live footage from the shows as material for a podcast, so deceased-dames fans can also listen in or catch up from wherever they may be. Come and join us, at the very least in spirit!

Co-host Katy Derbyshire is a renowned translator of contemporary German fiction. She also teaches translation and co-hosts a monthly translation lab in Berlin.

Co-host Florian Duijsens is the fiction editor at SAND Journal. He works as a writer, editor, and translator, and teaches in the “Language & Thinking” program at Bard College Berlin.

Podcast producer Susan Stone is an award-winning radio and print journalist based in Berlin. She’s a contributor to NPR, Monocle 24, Deutsche Welle, and more.

Dead Ladies Shows 14 through 19 are generously supported by the Berliner Senat.

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