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
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
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
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.
Broadcast July 1, 2020: “The Pile” by Anthony Dominici
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.”
Broadcast June 24, 2020: “Photograph” by Monika Müller-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
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
Broadcast April 1, 2020: “April Fools” by Monika Müller-Kroll
Broadcast (Repeat) September 25, 2019: “In Memory” by Jocko Weyland and “In the Woods” by Paula Stuckatz
Broadcast September 4, 2019: “Holding Pattern” by Benjamin Lorch and “Reggae” by Monika Müller-Kroll
Broadcast August 14, 2019: “Leisepark” by Bernadette Geyer and “Self Portrait” by Monika Müller-Kroll