WIKIMOVE - The new podcast about our changing movement

With WIKIMOVE we aim to keep information flowing and ensure an easy form of update and involvement for everybody who wishes to know where we stand moving towards Wikimedia 2030. Our podcast is a forum for open and frank conversations about topics related to movement strategy. Check out our website and our meta page.

Our latest episode “UNLOCKing innovation” has just dropped. Check it out and share thoughts, news or questions for our next shows.

WIKIMOVE is a podcast from Wikimedia Deutschland, hosted by Nikki Zeuner and Nicole Ebber.


WIKIMOVE is now also available on most podcast apps!


Dear friends and listeners,

We would like to wrap up the year with a recap of our first year with WIKIMOVE, the podcast about the future of the Wikimedia movement, produced by Wikimedia Deutschland.

A massive thank you to our guests for sharing their takes on the future of our movement. And we’d like to thank our audience for their engagement and constructive feedback. We will be back in February with new episodes and adjustments, based on the evaluation survey (still open!).

This year we released 7 episodes and talked to 15 guests.

Our episodes were listened to in at least 52 countries, about 1580 times.

Here is a list of 2022 WIKIMOVE episodes, in case you missed them:

#1 Knowledge as a service, with Tochi Precious and Guillaume Paumier

#2 Communitizing’ strategy, with Érica Azzellini and Lucas Piantá

#3 UNLOCKing innovation, with Kannika Thaimai and Ivana Madzarevic

#4 Content and Knowledge Gaps, with Kiril Simeonovski, Daniel Bögre Udell and Lucy Crompton-Reid

#5 Peer support, with Rebecca O’Neil and Jessica Stephenson

#6 Hubs, with Johnny Alegre and Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska

#7 Growing Communities, with Anass Sedrati and Pepe Flores

All episodes are also available on the following platforms:

Spotify | Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Stitcher

Soundcloud | Deezer | JioSaavn | Podchaser |Youtube playlist

We wish you a happy end of year and look forward to further conversations around movement strategy next year.


Nikki, Nicole & Eva


this sounds like a great, fantastic resource and creative effort. however, I would highly recommend and suggest that you please make this material available on a youtube channel, in order to reach a wider audience. it’s just my own suggestion on this. thanks!

by the way. youtube videos do not need to include any visual content at all. you can have an entire video which shows nothing visual, except maybe a logo, and consists only of your spoken words. so that’s why a podcast can be transmitted via youtube, with no technical changes or additions at all. I hope my small suggestion is helpful. thanks! @Nicole_Ebber_WMDE !

Thanks you for your feedback @Sm8900. WIKIMOVE is already available on Youtube with english subtitles. You can find the link to our youtube playlist is in the text above:

WIKIMOVE is starting the year with a special episode about… Movement Strategy! Check it out on our website and feel free to react to it on our meta page to continue the conversation. For this special release, we also published the transcript of this show on Meta.

WIKIMOVE is available on the following platforms:

Spotify | Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Stitcher

Soundcloud | Deezer | JioSaavn | Podchaser |Youtube playlist

What’s in this episode?

In this episode we answer questions from volunteers who recently joined our movement and would like to better understand our strategy 2030. We talk about the genesis of the strategy, the future we envision for our movement and also touch upon key issues related to knowledge equity and global governance.

We hope that you will enjoy this episode and look forward to your feedback!

Our latest WIKIMOVE Podcast on Abstract Wikipedia has just dropped! You can find it our website and react to it on our meta page.

This topic was suggested by some of you in our evaluation survey last year. The survey is still open, feel free to use it to make suggestions for future topics.


What’s in this episode?

We talk with Denny Vrandečić and Lydia Pintscher about the software products that are changing the way the Movement leverages data to move towards the strategic direction of knowledge equity and knowledge as a service. Lydia gives an update on what is happening with Wikidata, and Denny shares about a newer project - Abstract Wikipedia, which aims to let more people share more knowledge in more languages. Abstract Wikipedia allows people to create and maintain Wikipedia articles in a language-independent way. A particular language Wikipedia can then translate the article into its language. We also touch on Wikifunctions, and large-language models and how it all relates.

Our guests are…

Lydia Pintscher, Portfolio lead for Wikidata at Wikimedia Deutschland

Denny Vrandečić, Founder of Wikidata and currently leading the development of Wikifunctions and Abstract Wikipedia at the Wikimedia Foundation


We are releasing today a new WIKIMOVE podcast on the Governance of Wikipedia, with two experienced volunteers from our Movement: Florence Devouard and Martin Rulsch.

You can find this podcast on our website and share ideas for future topics and guests on our meta page.

What is in this episode?
We talk with two veteran functionaries about the system of governance for Wikipedia and what the challenges are. We learn about IP blocks and notability criteria. We ask provocative questions like… does Movement Strategy make everything worse? Does the system need to change or do the people need to better learn to obey the rules? What can be done to strengthen our community governance and the people holding it up? (Note: this will not be the last conversation we will host on these issues, as other voices should be surfaced too)

Our guests are…

  • Florence Devouard, co-executive Director of Wiki in Africa, former Steward and WMF Chair, active Wikipedian since 2002

  • Martin Rulsch, Wikimedia Steward (volunteer) and project manager at Wikimedia Deutschland (employee), active Wikimedian since 2004


Check out our latest WIKIMOVE Podcast about Decentralization: WIKIMOVE/Podcast - Meta

What’s in this episode?

In this episode we go back to the origins of movement strategy. We shed a light on some of the concepts that are foundational to the strategy and to how Wikimedia projects are governed since the beginning: decentralization and subsidiarity. Our guests explain where these concepts came from, and why they are central to the future governance model. We explore what decentralization could mean in practice for areas such as fundraising, software development and advocacy.

Our guests are…

  • Claudia Garad, Executive Director of Wikimedia Österreich since 2012, member of the Roles & Responsibilities Working Group during phase 2 of the Movement Strategy process, President of Wikimedia Europe since 2022

  • Guillaume Paumier, Wikimedian since 2005, working for the Foundation since 2009, architect of the first phase of movement strategy which led to the strategic direction.


We are releasing today the last WIKIMOVE podcast of the season: Wikimedia Deutschland for the Movement, a conversation with Alice and Franziska about the role of our organization in the implementation of movement strategy. You can find this podcast on our website and every podcast app.

Based on the success of our first season, we are excited to annunce that we will be back in September with a second season of WIKIMOVE! You can use this summer break to listen to our previous episodes and share with us your ideas for this new season on our meta page.

What’s in this episode?
The two leading women of Wikimedia Deutschland share why they think movement strategy is critical for the survival of our movement and of free knowledge. They talk about what they see as WMDE’s role in moving towards the strategic direction, what WMDE already does, and how the ways of working of the largest chapter have already changed.

Our guests are…
• Alice Wiegand, Chair of Wikimedia Deutschland since 2017, Wikipedia editor since 2004
• Franziska Heine, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland, former head of Software Development

Find us on all podcast app:

Spotify | Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Stitcher

Soundcloud | Deezer | JioSaavn | Podchaser |Youtube playlist

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The WIKIMOVE Podcast is back with a season 2. In this new episode, Nikki and Eva talk with two long term volunteers about overcoming harassment and the transgender gap on the Wikimedia projects. You can find this podcast on our website and share ideas for future topics and guests on our meta page.

What’s in this episode?

In this podcast episode we interview two long-time non-binary Wikipedia editors, Pax and Tamzin. They discuss their efforts to improve the representation of marginalized groups and reduce harassment on Wikipedia, reinforcing the importance of the movement strategy’s focus on safety and inclusion. The guests talked about their fight against vandalism and provided a critical perspective on the neutral point of view policy. The episode sheds light on the challenges and the progress that we face as a Movement as we try to create a Wikipedia that is safer and that better represents trans and non-binary people and content.

Our guests are…

  • Pax Ahimsa Gethen, editor on the English Wikipedia since 2008 and Media Contributor of the Year 2023. Pax is a queer Black trans blogger and photographer, and long-time resident of San Francisco.

  • Tamzin Hadasa Kelly, Wikimedian since 2012. Tamzin has written Wikipedia articles on topics ranging from LGBTQ subjects, to unusual legal cases, to Mike Tyson’s tattoos, and is one of the few openly non-binary admins on the English Wikipedia.

WIKIMOVE is also available on the following platforms:

Spotify | Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Stitcher

Soundcloud | Deezer | JioSaavn | Podchaser |Youtube playlist