Wednesday 3 p.m.

Wednesday 3 p.m. is a series of short stories — observations, brief memories, scenes from a life — recorded by writers  in Berlin and across the world. Listen to a new story each week.

Broadcast July 29, 2020: “Lost and Found” by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

In today’s Wednesday 3 p.m., “Lost and Found,” KCRW Berlin’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson mulls over absent, inanimate friends and their long journey home.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is the program director and a host at KCRW Berlin.

 

 

Broadcast July 22, 2020: “Office Chair” by Monika Müller-Kroll

‘Office Chair’ by Monika Müller-Kroll is the latest story from our Wednesday 3 p.m. series. A hint: It’s more about “traveling” than work.

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

Broadcast July 15, 2020: “Snack” by Jess Sweetman

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

It’s Wednesday and we have a new short story for you. In “Snack,” our own Jess Sweetman shares her sometimes difficult relationship with food.

Jess Sweetman is a writer and filmmaker who came to Berlin by way of Seattle, Philadelphia, London, Manchester and Suffolk. When she’s not producing short films or writing about German cinema, she’s the Digital Marketing Coordinator at KCRW Berlin. 

Broadcast July 8, 2020: “Once A Week” by Monica Müller-Kroll

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Wednesday 3 p.m. is our series of short stories — observations, memories and glimpses into someone else’s life. In today’s essay, “Once A Week,” Monika Müller-Kroll reveals how she’s a little envious of her dad’s old-fashioned way of doing things.

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

Broadcast July 1, 2020: “The Pile” by Anthony Dominici

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

In our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. essay, TV producer Anthony Dominici mulls over childhood memories while digging through a heap of bins and boxes he calls “The Pile.”

Anthony Dominici is a two-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer from New Orleans. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

 

Broadcast June 24, 2020: “Photograph” by Monika Müller-Kroll

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

In today’s Wednesday 3 p.m., we travel back to pre-pandemic times. Monika Müller-Kroll shares an awkward encounter with an old man in her essay “Photograph.” This piece originally aired on August 7, 2019.

 

 

 

Broadcast June 17, 2020: “Living the fantasy on Zoom” by Michael Urban

Are you spending a lot of time video conferencing these days? L.A. writer Michael Urban shares a few tips on how to shine in those meetings in his essay: “Living the Fantasy on Zoom.”

 

Broadcast June 10, 2020: “Why I Love Social Distancing” by Michael Urban

It’s Wednesday and we’ve got a gem for you: “Why I Love Social Distancing,“ by Michael Urban. Do we need to say more?

Broadcast May 27, 2020: “I Got You Babe” by Jess Sweetman

Our own Jess Sweetman shares her secret to finding comfort in these challenging times. One hint: It involves the “Goddess of Pop.”

“I Got You Babe,” is the latest story on Wednesday 3 p.m.

Broadcast May 13, 2020: “Still” by Elle Johnson

Are you dressing up while home alone? L.A. writer Elle Johnson digs deep into her closet and dwells on virtual dating during this pandemic. Listen to her new essay, “Still” on Wednesday 3 p.m.

Broadcast April 29, 2020: “Squeaky” by Elle Johnson

Social distancing is the new normal for a lot of people, but there are some instances when it’s just not possible. Find out more in “Squeaky,” our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. story by Elle Johnson.

Broadcast April 22, 2020: “All Day Long” by Elle Johnson

Our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. story comes from thousands of miles away. In “All Day Long,” Los Angeles writer Elle Johnson reflects on the day-to-day social media challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Elle Johnson is a TV writer based in Los Angeles. She is an executive producer on the Netflix limited series “Self Made” and on “Bosch,” an Amazon television series based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling books.  

 

Broadcast April 8, 2020: ‘Vegetable’ by Monika Müller-Kroll

How has your daily routine changed during this pandemic? In today’s Wednesday 3 p.m. story “Vegetable,” Monika Müller-Kroll indulges in repetition.
KCRW Berlin’s Monika Müller-Kroll is the producer of “Wednesday 3 p.m.” 

 

 

Broadcast April 1, 2020: “April Fools” by Monika Müller-Kroll

April Fool’s Day is no joke to KCRW Berlin’s Monika Müller-Kroll. In our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. micro story, Monika looks back 14 years to pay tribute to a very special day.
KCRW Berlin’s Monika Müller-Kroll is the producer of “Wednesday 3 p.m.” 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast March 25, 2020: “Silence” by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

 Broadcast March 11, 2020: “No” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

 

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Broadcast Feb 19, 2020: “Cover Up” by Monika Müller-Kroll 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast Feb. 5, 2020: “Out of Tune” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast January 15, 2020: “Deep Clean” by Jess Sweetman 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast December 25, 2019: “Mister Mister” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast December 11, 2019: “My Cat” by Mathilde Irrmann

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast December 4, 2019: “Self-Portrait” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

 

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Broadcast November 20, 2019: “Rumination” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

 

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   Broadcast October 30, 2019: “Instant Karma” by Jess Sweetman 

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast October 23, 2019: “Miezi” by Susannah Edelbaum 

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jon Kroll

Broadcast October 2, 2019: “Mother Earth Phase 2.0” by Jess Sweetman 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast (Repeat) September 25, 2019: “In Memory” by Jocko Weyland and “In the Woods” by Paula Stuckatz

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast September 18, 2019: “Pavlov’s Dog” by Rhidian Thomas and “Silence” by Mathilde Irrmann

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast September 4, 2019: “Holding Pattern” by Benjamin Lorch and “Reggae” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast August 21, 2019: “Waiting” by Monika Müller-Kroll and “Plush” by Jocko Weyland

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast August 14, 2019: “Leisepark” by Bernadette Geyer and “Self Portrait” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll
Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast August 7, 2019: “Joshua Tree” by Nancy Pearce and “Photograph” by Monika Müller-Kroll 

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast July 31, 2019: “In Memory” by Jocko Weyland and “In the Woods” by Paula Stuckatz

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast July 17, 2019: “Dirndl” by Susannah Edelbaum and “Fridge” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast July 10, 2019: “Open Door” by Mike Trupiano and “Vanished” by Monika Müller-Kroll

 

 

 

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Broadcast July 3, 2019: “Friends” by Monika Müller-Kroll and “In Between Jobs” by Noelle Currie

 

 

 

Illustration by Jonathan Kroll

Broadcast June 26, 2019: “Waiting” by Monika Müller-Kroll and “Plush” by Jocko Weyland