Category Archives: talkradio

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…

The Click Opera Experience – Interview with Nick Currie aka Momus during his Berlin years

In 2009 there was no war in Syria, there were no refugees and the populists and their masses weren’t storming the gates of democracy as they do now. There were no ISIS terrorists, Gadaffi was still alive, and so was David Bowie. Brexit was a word noone had ever heard of, and Donald Trump…wasn’t that the guy from the Trump tower, or something? Obama was in his first year, Neukölln hadn’t been gentrified yet, and Radio On was funded by the Dutch crown. The big bang that shook the world…

Radio On Kraków – Politicians, Popes and Predators

A show recorded in a kitchen in Kraków, in Poland. Three men talking: Łukasz Kozak, Marcin Barski and yours sincerely. The kitchen show starts with a short discourse on Germans, but than takes off with reports on dying popes, angels, swastika’s, bed bugs, killer bats, dolphins on acid, religious monkeys and serious politics. The musical choice is by Marcin Barski. The picture and additional illustrations are by Anna Wójtowicz.  Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days. consider a modest donation