Wednesday 3 p.m. ‘Leisepark’ by Bernadette Geyer and ‘Self Portrait’ by Monika Müller-Kroll

Wednesday 3 p.m. is our new series of audio essays from around the world.

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Wednesday 3 p.m. is a series of short stories — observations, brief memories, scenes from a life — recorded by writers in Berlin and around the world. Listen to two new stories each week. This Wednesday, we feature “Leisepark” by Bernadette Geyer and Monika Müller-Kroll’s “Self Portrait.”


“Leisepark” by Bernadette Geyer and Monika Müller-Kroll’s “Self Portrait.”

“Mommy, can we go to the Leisepark? My eight year old daughter asked me this one afternoon.”

“The group of paramedics is taken by surprise. They are over 50 oil paintings on the wall of the long narrow hallway, mostly portraits and a few landscapes.”


Bernadette Geyer is a writer, editor, and translator living in Berlin. She is the author of the poetry collection “The Scabbard of Her Throat” and editor of “My Cruel Invention: A Contemporary Poetry Anthology.” You can find links to more of her creative writing on her website. 

KCRW Berlin’s Monika Müller-Kroll is the producer of “Wednesday 3 p.m.” 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

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