When most Americans think of Germany an image of a Bavarian probably comes to mind–Lederhosen, beer, funny hats…but that is not always the case, even for actual Bavarians. I produced this piece trying to find the truth of Bavarians with tongue planted firmly in cheek. It aired on Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR1.)
Religion is one topic many journalists won’t touch with a ten-thousand foot pole. Religion is complicated, people are passionate, and when one is working on deadline, a complicated and polarizing issue like religion doesn’t do good things for the blood pressure.
I’ve been cutting back on the coffee, though, so my blood pressure can take a subtle dose of religious analysis after a long few days in Munich.
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