#rp22 Speaker Ralph Caspers: "Everything’s pointless”

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Porträtfoto von #rp22-Speaker Ralph Caspers
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Johannes Haas

Ralph Caspers is probably familiar to many of you from children's TV shows "Wissen macht Ah!" and "Die Sendung mit der Maus" as well as the science show "Quarks". In his work, he explains the world to young and old—from curious everyday questions, culture and politics to complex scientific and technical contexts. In 2019 he was awarded the Order of Merit (“Bundesverdienstorden”) in the category "Educating Engagement". Besides his work for television, Ralph Caspers also writes books for children and young people. 

His latest book, “Milla und die sehr gefräßige Schule” (“Milla and the very peckish school”), is aimed at first-time readers and is about a mysterious monster school with predator eyes. Last year, he published the book "99 seichte Fragen” (“99 shallow questions") aimed at parents and educators looking to engage in conversation with children. His podcast of the same name is currently nominated for the German Podcast Award 2022.

Ralph Caspers can be found on Twitter here.

3 Questions for… Ralph Caspers

Ralph was already scheduled to speak at #rp20, when it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Which is why we are particularly pleased to be able to make up for this date at #rp22!

What topic will you be talking about at #rp22?
Something very positive: I talk about how everything is pointless. In the morning, so that you get something out of it for the whole day.

What have you missed out on in the past two years and think is in urgent need of a reboot? 
My computer is in desperate need of a reboot. I feel like it's been running continuously for the past two years. 

The motto of #rp22 refers to the last line of the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody". Which song do you think should definitely be included in a karaoke session at #rp22 and why?
"Chaise Longue" by Wet Leg. "All day long on the chaise longue"—what more could I say? Or "Moral of the Story" by Ashe.