Category Archives: talkradio

Polish Journal by Rinus Van Alebeek

Inspired by Adrian Shephard’s Tapes from Istanbul I decided to start recording my thoughts and observations as they came, when walking streets or looking at every day life situations. This first episode of Polish Journal is recorded in Wroclaw in April 2017. Courtyards, prisons, decay, world war II, Breslau vs Wroclaw, second hand clothes are among the topics discussed and described. Chance recordings, live concerts, poets in an anarchist bar and fragments of private life complete the journal. I used a Sony Cassette Walkman for the recordings. Your digitally refined ears might…

Adrian Shephard – The Spielplatz Memoirs #1 with Barbara Lazara

Adrian says, that he has “a daughter Maya who will eventually replace me on Radio-On. She is now 2 years old and currently obsessed with Spielplatz or playgrounds.” “- this is a series of interviews made in those aforementioned play-grounds -” “the first of which is with Barbara Lazara on a Berlin residency from Mexico – Barbara is a radio-regular-friend here at Radio-On and we met up again on a particularly cold spring day in Richard Platz – Subjects in this show – mirrors, transformation, telepathy, the Marx brothers, Mexican…

David Gordon – The Bookshop

Radio On covers the monthly poetry evenings from Curious Fox bookstore in Berlin. Listeners can witness a hearty audience, that greets every poet with loud bangs and cheers. The evenings are always packed. There must be something about that bookstore that made it become a haven to Berlin’s expats. In the documentary you hear voices. Normally it comes with images. The real image can only be seen and felt in the bookshop itself. As an alternative you might take a book, open it, listen and start dreaming.   The blurb…

Tapes from Istanbul – Adrian Shephard (August 2015)

When I listened to Tapes from Istanbul, through my headphones, I was thrilled from the very first steps that Adrian described. I had to think about this, because my excitement went beyond those feelings, which normally make my senses wobble when listening to anything audio. It was very clear, that something else was going on. The Istanbul Tapes tell a story, that we thought to have lost, somewhere around the time when television became a medium for the masses. Before that time, places were still exotic. And the main reason…

Radio On Faust, concert + visit to our studio

On 24.February 2017 Faust + Zsolt SÅ‘rés played at Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin. The venue was packed up to the last seat. Radio On was there to broadcast it live. In this show you will hear the recording. The day after Faust, Zsolt, Endre Vazul and a delegation of Hungarian students came to visit the Radio On studio. We had a talk about concrete mixers, schiphorst festival, police tactics, colors, things that no-one will be interested in and some words about the collegium. The short talks were interrupted by short…

Tuesday 28 February at 16:00hrs – Interview with Brandstifter

We are all orphans here, too close to the fire, afraid it will go out soon. Under signs of lost cats in a rain of love letters torn to pieces we hide that the streets are words written in asphalt calligraphy; walking them, you become a reader of hidden language On Tuesday 28 February at 16:00 Berlin Time we will talk with Brandstifter.  We will exclusively discuss the weather and how it connects to the cosmology of the Alltag. So many links  

Radio On Kino – reportage from Mim King interviewed by Adrian Shephard

It’s often the case that visitors to berlin explore and discover more than the residents. The performance artist Mim King has been coming to Berlin years before the wall came down and has a particular relationship with the city. In this interview she positively ‘plops’ herself (her words) as she reports on the kino museum in Potsdamer Platz (free entry on Thursdays 16.00-20:00). ‘It’s full of astronauts, aliens and angels’ – Ever wondered where that armor ended up from ‘wings of desire’ ? Yes it’s here as well ! –…

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Hazel Hill McCarthy Talk on Bight of the Twin at CTM Festival

On the 1st of February Adrian Shephard walked to Kunsthaus Bethanien in Berlin, Kreuzberg. He was going to attend a talk that was organised by the CTM festival. I cite from the CTM information. “Bight of the Twin,” a film created by Hazel Hill McCarthy III, documents McCarthy and P-Orridge’s trip to Benin to explore the origins of the ancient Vodoun (Voodoo) religion. The journey’s focus changed dramatically when, in the process of their research, P-Orridge was “serendipitously initiated” into an ancient ritual known as the “twin fetish.” This practice,…

Not the World News Show with Shephard and Van Alebeek

Theresa May and the Hard Brexit, of course we needed to talk about it, because this directly affects our future. One of Radio On’s founding fathers is Adrian Shephard. And Radio On can’t do without him. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) asked him what a Hard Brexit would mean for his future, living as an expat in Berlin, which is still in the EC. Trump and populism couldn’t remain untouched. We imagined the end of the European community. This could happen before the year 2020. What would it mean to the…