Merve Kayikci, better known as “Primamuslima”, starts a podcast on Muslims at the BR. She actually wanted to get rid of the subject.


Veronika Wulf, Munich

Merve Kayikci is sitting in an Asian restaurant in downtown Munich, eating fried noodles and answering questions on the side when her cell phone rings for the fourth time. The next interview is due in half an hour. Then one more thing. It’s a strange time for the 26-year-old journalist. It is actually she who asks the questions. The times are over when she appears as a protagonist in articles on Muslim topics. But now is her new podcast Primamuslima – we talk with you! published by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), and media interest surprises them a bit. “I still have to find my role,” she says.