Category Archives: talkradio

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Not so long ago, but in some respect eons ago Lepke B and Mrs Shephard had a conversation. Adrian Shephard recorded it secretly. Since no people are harmed nor details from their private lives revealed Radio On transmits this conversation for its unique content. Lepke B, a sound collagist working with cd’s, has a perfect ear and incredible musical memory. He was a boy in England 60s, the main topic of their discussion. Mrs Shephard was a young woman and mother back then. Sunday 19:00-19:35 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,…

Brave Ear show on Soviet and Russian Underground – Guests Olga Nosova, Constantine Usenko and Alexei Borisov

If you read the following text right to the very end, you get an idea of the periods Alexei Borisov leaped through in this episode of Brave Ear Radio, hosted by Jason Honea. You get a lot of information and stories about the soviet years. Alexei, an experienced radio host himself, sometimes takes over, which is all the more pleasant because he has a very convincing radio presence. Constantine Usenko, a russian from St.Petersburg who grew up in Poland completes some of the stories, because they were topics in his…

Brave Ear Radio with Mat Pogo and Joke Lanz

Regular listeners to Brave Ear Radio might start to wonder if the shows are not an ongoing attempt to re-create an All-American setting in which the host Jason Honea finds himself with two strangers. “Howdy stranger, what brings you into town?” The Brave Ear Show is a myth akin to The Great American Novel, and yet Jason tries to create it time and time again. On this show the strangers are Joke Lanz, known in another world for his bruitist art and noises as Sudden Infant or as the time-travelling…

Adrian Shephard talks with Christine Jakobs, Helen Arnold and Daniel Blanchard

Who are these guests? To get a bit of a clue we have to mention Cornelius Castoriadis . He set up a movement called ‘Socialisme ou Barbarie.’ This happened from the tail of the 40s, all through the 1950s and lasted until 1967. Cornelius remained an influential person in French political and filosofical circles. Look at snapshots of him. Helen Arnold, one of this evenings guests, was a young American in Paris when she joined the movement. She stayed friends with Cornelius until his death. She translated a book of his…

Julie Rousse talks about her experiences in Afghanistan, India, Chili

Shortly before the Berlin Christmas Disaster devastated the western world, phonographer and sound artist Julie Rousse came to visit us in the Oranien Studio in Kreuzberg. It was not only the end of the year 2013; a year that had brought many travels to our guest. She had been in Chili, Aghanistan and in India. Hear her talk about these visits and listen to stories you hardly read in newspapers and such. Sounds recorded during her travels are played back as well. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls…

19.December. Shephard & Van Alebeek with GUEST! – Julie Rousse

On Wednesday evening Julie Rousse will come to the Oranien Studio, to the heart of legendary Kreuzberg where warm blooded women serve you the most tasty Molotov cocktails. Julie has been to Afghanistan where she followed the footsteps of adventurous travelers of the past and managed to buy this tape. “In reportage in Kabul, Afghanistan, heading towards the city centre in a taxi. Despite the diffuse fear I hold into myself everyday since I arrived, I suddenly notice the beautiful song playing in the old speakers. Unable to catch the…

Interview with Berlin Chansonoise Coco

Coco came from Hamburg when she made the move to Berlin a few years ago. Hamburg? Isn’t that the German town where a harbour’s nightlife met up with illusions for the common people and gave birth to Springer Verlag? Coco didn’t open a nightclub called Brutal Happy Tapes in Berlin. Maybe that’s a pity. But maybe she didn’t, because she grew up in Germany’s self-proclaimed Utopia: Freistaat Bayern! People from Bavaria run wurstclubs. Brutal Happy Wurst. As always, it is utterly unpredictable where the show will take us. This flyer…

Shephard & Van Alebeek – Coast to Coast Tour Dream Show

It’s our radio station and we can broadcast if we want to. And that is great. Before you take out your checkbook to donate us tons of money, have a listen first. It’s one of our dreams to take Radio On on the road, go to the land of dreams, visit big cities and small villages, and transmit. A Radio On Coast to Coast Tour. Just think of the world we could encounter. And finally unravel the biggest cliché and pick out the neatest, strangest and most normal stories. Meet…

Brave Ear Radio- Jason Honea talks with Andrea Schroeder and Ken Shakin

Jason Honea’s show has the magic and mystery of chance encounters while travelling the USA from coast to coast. The pearls shining on a collar, sleepless nights, the sudden sense of liberty when waking up in the middle of nowhere, useless love affairs. The guests offer myriad views on life on the edge of existence, and might drag us right to the very center of it. Andrea Schroeder, – read the hosanna’s here was interviewed just before her widely acclaimed album ‘Where the Wild Oceans End’ got published. She talks…