72 - What is Merkel hiding from us? The spy scandal rumbles on, Berlin's fascinating gay history, Christian Lindner and the Biosphere

The controversy over Germany's spying activities refuses to go away. We take a closer look at what the secret intelligence agency might have got up to away from the public's gaze.

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, we speak to Professor Robert Beachy about Berlin's surprising history of gay culture. Did you know there were relatively open crossdressing balls and gay bars in Germany as early as 1890?

Our News in Brief covers cannabis legalisation and our German of the Week is Christian Lindner - the liberal political party FDP's saviour and recently re-elected leader.

In our Destination Germany segment, yet another place which sounds like the hideout of an evil genius: the Biosphere!