A story about Berlin's squirrels and the humans that will do next to anything for them. More info and pictures here:

 A squirrel bridge in East Berlin. Photo courtesy of Aktion Tier.

A squirrel bridge in East Berlin. Photo courtesy of Aktion Tier.

Sandwiched between techno clubs and new luxury apartment blocks, about forty people are living off the grid on a piece of overgrown wasteland formerly part of the Berlin Wall. A story about life on the frontier, in the middle of the city. More info and pictures here.

 Photo credit: Nick Simpson.

Photo credit: Nick Simpson.

These stories were part of an hour-long summer special on Utopias in Berlin, which aired on NPR Berlin and NPR Worldwide in June 2014. The special was hosted by Gisela Williams and co-produced by Carolyn Beeler and Thalia Gigerenzer. To listen to the whole show, go here.