Are we living in an Age of Walls? Talk of walls is of course all around us, from heated political rhetoric about building a wall on America’s southernmost border to more amorphous references to the walls of our psyches or firewalls blocking the flow of digital data. In this episode of the History Workshop podcast, HWO’s Laura Forster talks to historian Paul Betts, author of Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic. 

Berlin Wall remains. Courtesy Slaunger / CC BY-SA (


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  1. I’m so sorry the sound wasn’t clear enough for me to follow what was being said. Is there any chance of having subtitles? I would love to know what Marybeth had to say.

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