WDR5 Politikum is a compact radio show where ideas and arguments are exchanged. The show enjoys a large national audience.

Reporter Stephan Karkowsky spoke with American Space director Crister S. Garrett on the eve of President Obama’s state-of-the-union address about the nature of presidential  power and specifically in the context of Barack Obama.

Crister Garrett underscored that presidential power is a complicated theme, and generally speaking, presidential power can be impressive, but also fragile, as every president has experienced. Certainly this is the case with Barack Obama.

You can find the interview in the podcast below (timeslot 4:38 – 10:17).


The podcast is also available here.
(12 January 2016, timeslot 4:38 – 10:17 during the 15 minute show)