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Podcasts

Momentan hat ja medial so ziemlich alles Digitale eine schlechte Nachrede. Me, I like me my Internet. Es macht mich gescheiter, weil es mir einfachen Zugriff aus sehr viele interessante und amüsante Dinge ermöglicht, von denen ich früher vermutlich nie gehört hätte.

Zugreisen, Autofahrten, Spaziergänge ohne diese Podcasts mag ich mir gar nicht mehr vorstellen:

– This American Life

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As good as it gets.

– Football Weekly

Seit der elften Schulstufe zweimal wöchentlich meine Laufbegleitung. Ich mag gerade jetzt Gary Lineker sehr. Aber James Richardson ist der perfekte Fußballmoderator: humorvoll, geistreich, europhil, belesen, an allem interessiert. Ein Crush seit über 10 Jahren. What else can I say?

– Talk Nerdy

Cara Santa Maria führt Interviews mit WissenschaftlerInnen. Die Themen sind weit gefächert: vom Berglöwen über Atheismus, von Dinosauriern bis zum Weltraumteleskop Hubble und zur Amundsen-Scott-Südpolstation.

– Serial

“This-American-Life”-Spinoff. Von Sarah Koenig. Season 2 erzählt die Geschichte Bowe Bergdahls, der als US-Soldat in Afghanistan das Army-Lager verließ, von den Taliban entführt und 5 Jahre lang gefangengehalten wurde, bis er 2014 in einem Gefangenenaustausch frei kam. Was das Medium Podcast optimalerweise sein könnte: Serial zeigt es.

– Longform

Wöchentlich ein ausführliches  Gespräch mit einer Nonfiction-AutorIn. Ziemlich diverses Themenspektrum. Doreen St. Félix war vor 14 Tagen Gast, Emily Witt vor drei Wochen.

– Startup

Alex Blumberg gibt seine Stelle als Produzent bei “This American Life” auf, um ein Podcast-Startup, Gimlet Media, zu gründen und macht einen Podcast über seine Erfahrungen dabei. Sehr meta, aber gleichzeitig sehr real.

– Freakonomics Radio

Stephen Dubner über Wirtschaft im weitesten Sinn. Uber, das Lob des Inkrementalismus, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Flugangst. Kulturgeschichtlicher Background immer inklusive.

– n+1 Podcast

“n+1” ist neben der “Paris Review” das mir am nächsten stehende Artsfartsy-Magazin. Der Podcast erscheint unregelmäßig. Aber: wer sich für Gespräche über den patriotischen Hymnenfetischismus im US-Sport, moderne Liebe oder Heroin interessiert, nimmt das gerne in Kauf.

– Collinas Erben

Von Klaas Reese und Alex Feuerherdt. Die beiden Moderatoren beweisen, dass talentierte Menschen alles interessant machen können, wenn sie sich bemühen. Sogar Schiedsrichtertaktik. Auch sprachlich unübertroffen. Der beste deutschsprachige Podcast, den ich kenne.

– Tiny Desk Concerts

Konzerte im Kammerl. Von NPR. Aufgrund der Prämissen zwangsläufig indie- und songwriterlastig.

– TLS Voices

Wöchentlicher Podcast des Times Literary Supplement, über TLS-Themen. Oft – aber immer noch zu selten – mit Mary Beard. Not totally sold on Stig Abell. Hearting Thea Lenarduzzi, though.

– In Our Time

Podcast über die “History of Ideas”. Melvyn Bragg und wechselnde ExpertInnen sprechen wöchentlich über ein Thema. Das kann Turners “Fighting Temeraire” oder “Aurora Leigh” sein. Diversity rules.

The Secret History of Hollywood

Adam Roche erzählt ausführlich Geschichten aus der großen Zeit Hollywoods. Leider ist das Archiv mit Ausnahme der Warner-Brothers-Geschichte “Bullet and Blood” zumindest im Moment nicht mehr frei zugänglich. Unglaublich polished.

– My Dad Wrote A Porn

Sein Vater schrieb einen Porno, “Belinda blinks”.. Er liest ihn vor, ein Freund und eine Freundin kommentieren. Funny stuff.

– The Canon

Amy Nicholson und Devin Faraci schauen sich in jeder Episode einen klassischen Film an und diskutieren, ob der Film in den Kanon der All-Time-Greats gehört. Am besten mit anderen zusammen genossen, nachdem man sich in der Gruppe den thematisierten Film gemeinsam angesehen hat. Mein Montagabendvergnügen im Herbst und Winter.

Es gibt darüberhinaus natürlich eine Vielzahl weiterer interessanter Podcasts, die ich, wann immer es die Zeit zulässt, gerne konsumiere: Radiorebell, The Long View, Rasenfunk, Second Captains, You must remember this, Chunky Glasses. Gerade neu begonnen habe ich mit Tell me something I don´t know. Und Crimetown, das in den nächsten Tagen startet, klingt auch hörenswert.

P.S. Für Empfehlungen bin ich immer dankbar. Sowohl Podcasts als auch  Lesestoff betreffend.

 

 

 

Lesestoff

 

– Hillary Chute, Disaster Drawn, Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form

Goya´s effect on the world of comics has been profound.

 

– Wendy Cope, Two Cures for Love

1. Don’t see him. Don’t phone or write a letter.
2. The easy way: get to know him better.

 

– Lisa Ginzburg, Spietati i mansueti

How ruthless are the gentle—
How cruel are the kind—
God broke his contract to his Lamb
To qualify the Wind—

Sabine mangia pochissimo. Del trauma che ha conosciuto, l’inappetenza è la sola spia visibile. Una traccia che Didier però si ostina a ignorare. Illuso di saperle offrire ciò di cui lei ha bisogno, tutte le sere fa da mangiare; dedito, cieco.

 

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Seinfeldia: How a show about nothing changed everything

Jerry Seinfeld ventured into a Korean deli one night in November 1988 with fellow comic Larry David after both had performed at the Catch a Rising Star comedy club on the Upper East Side of New York City. Seinfeld needed David’s help with what could be the biggest opportunity of his career so far, and this turned out to be the perfect place to discuss it.

 

– Nathalie Léger,  Suite for Barbara Loden

Someone who knew Barbara Loden well told me, She said it is easy to be avant-garde, but it is really difficult to tell a simple story well. 

 

– Laura Cumming, The Vanishing Velazquez

He was Velasco, Valasky, Valasca, Valesques, like the conjugations of an irregular verb.

 

Dorothea Lasky, Rome

This has and has always been about
The real
Bloody and awful
Twisting and twisting
Love is a strange dance
I do with myself
But I won’t give up

 

– Una, Becoming Unbecoming

People did try to help me, but this consisted mainly of demonstrating concern about my behaviour, my state of mind, or my school work. From this I understood I was either mad, bad, or thick.

 

– Elsa Morante, L´isola di Arturo

Intorno alla nostra nave, la marina era tutta uniforme, sconfinata come un oceano. L’isola non si vedeva più.

 

– Sarah Bakewell, At the Existentialist Cafe

You can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it.

 

– Sophie Pinkham, Black Square: Adventures in the Post-Soviet World

Ever since we´d met, Kotik the golden-haired guitarist had been telling me about the Crimean cape of Meganom. Once a Soviet military base, Meganom had remained undeveloped, without houses, resorts, public beaches, or roads, unlike the rest of Crimea, which was packed with tourists. Kotik was a hippie at heart, and Meganom was his imaginative home, the dream of paradise around which he organized his existence.

 

– Merritt Tierce, Love Me Back

I´m a hard worker, I tell the manager.

 

– Claudia Roth Pierpont, American Rhapsody

Writing a story called “Beatrice Palmato,” Edith Wharton got no further than an outline and a single two-page scene, exquisitely detailed and explicitly pornographic, in which a father lovingly completes the sexual initiation of his daughter.

 

– Lara Feigel, The Bitter Taste of Victory

Entering Cologne in March 1945, Gellhorn wondered if what she saw was too nightmarish to be real. This seemed not so much a city as ‘one of the great morgues of the world’. But she did not grieve for the devastation because she was too appalled by the spectacle of ‘a whole nation passing the buck’: no one was prepared to admit to being a Nazi. This was a view shared by the photographer Lee Miller, who found the inhabitants of Cologne ‘repugnant in their servility, hypocrisy and amiability’.

 

– Emily Witt, Future Sex

I had never had a coregasm and my sexual expectations conformed to widely held, government-sanctioned ideals. I was single, and now in my thirties, but I still envisioned my sexual experience eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center. I would disembark, find myself face-to-face with another human being, and there we would remain in our permanent station in life: the future.

 

– Rossella Milone, Il silenzio del lottatore

Mi sentivo sopraffatta, quasi violentata: c’era improvvisamente troppa vita che mi spingeva via, che mi allontanava da tutto ciò che mi era familiare. Intuivo che ce n’era un’altra, in agguato e del tutto estranea, pronta a fagocitarmi.

 

– Gail Buckland, Who shot Sports? A Photograpic History, 1843 to the Present

The decisive moment.

 

– Kristin Dombeck, The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

But the moment you begin to find that the other lacks empathy – when you find him inhuman – is a moment when you can´t feel empathy, either.

 

– Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Il comandante del fiume

Se qualcuno pensa che mi metterò a recitare il mea culpa si sbaglia di grosso.

 

– Lavinia Greenlaw, The Importance of Music to Girls

Growing up in Seventies provincial England was like being subjected to a stronger form of gravity.

 

– Jen George, The Babysitter at Rest

I was sexually attractive, which is highly valued in college and art circles as well as in other hierarchical scenes mimicking the structure of capitalism wherein older men with large hands finger younger women who read novels and possibly write or paint or play an instrument and make declarative statements such as, “If I had to work at an office in Midtown nine to five I’d jump off the George Washington Bridge” or “I’ve never been out of the country.”

 

– Lalla Romano, Una giovinezza inventata

Suppongo che a quel tempo le valige fossero tutte a soffietto; comunque la nostra io la portavo con disinvoltura. Era di pellecome faceva notare mammae non pareva che in fatto di valige si potesse andare più in là.

 

– Meredith Trede, Tenement Threnody und andere Gedichte

Here’s looking at you, kid.

Men said things like that.

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Just put your lips together and blow.

We know a woman said that,

At least in the movies. The camera

Was there. But she didn’t write

The lines; they were scripted for her.

 

Niina Polari, Dead Horse

the doctor said “Do you feel tenderness”
She was touching me

No, I said, not mostly
She said “You have very fibrous breast tissue I would not be surprised
If you felt tenderness during your period”

 

– Lauren Holmes, Barbara the Slut and Other People

James didn’t do well with the rules, so I had to make more rules–no surprising me outside of my classes on the days we weren’t supposed to hang out, and then no surprising me even on the days we were supposed to hang out. Then no surprising me with my favorite breakfasts from the dining hall when I was on my way out of my dorm. And then no surprising me at all, for any reason. Basically, my first year of college was a total bust. I didn’t make any friends, and I didn’t do well in any of my classes, and I didn’t learn anything about life. All I did was date James. And by the end of the year I didn’t even want to do that.

 

– Alona Frankel, Girl: My Childhood and the Second World War

They were always with me. The lice. My lice.

 

– Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing

That night, Baaba woke Effia up while she was sleeping on the floor of their hut. Effia felt the warmth of her mother’s breath against her ear as she spoke. “When your blood comes, Effia, you must hide it. You must tell me and no one else,” she said. “Do you understand?” She handed Effia palm fronds that she had turned into soft, rolled sheets. “Place these inside of you, and check them every day. When they turn red, you must tell me.”

 

– Gina Wynbrandt, Somebody please have sex with me?

I didn´t know vaginas could stretch so much…

 

– Candice Millard, Hero of the Empire, The Making of Winston Churchill

What an awful thing it will be if I don’t come off … It will break my heart for I have nothing else but ambition to cling to.

 

– Joann Fletcher, The Story of Egypt

Within their rich body of myth and legend, the Egyptians believed that ‘in the beginning’ was complete darkness.

 

– Robin R. Cutler, Such Mad Fun, Ambition and Glamour in Hollywood´s Golden Age

My mother was twenty-three when Fitzgerald brought her this copy of Tender is the Night. She’d been an art student and aspiring author on its publication date in 1934. Three years later, the snappy dialogue in her short stories caught the interest of celebrated Hollywood agent, H. N. (“Swanie”) Swanson; within a few months she was hard at work at MGM.

 

– Erika Lust, Blog

Sex and all that.

OneLovelyBlogAward

Ich danke http://viertermann.com/ für die Nominierung zum OneLovelyBlogAward.

Sieben Fakten über mich:

  1. Ich habe keine Ahnung.
  2. Allerdings kann ich die Mannschaft des Tottenham Hotspur F.C., die 2008 den Ligapokal gewonnen hat, zu jeder Tages und Nachtzeit aufzählen (Ersatzspieler inklusive).
  3. Mein Lieblingsfilm ist „Red River“.
  4. Wu-Tang Forever.
  5. Ich habe Bücher von Hayek und von Keynes gerne gelesen.
  6. An meinem Geburtstag war „Fight the Power“ von Public Enemy Number-One-Billboard-Hot-Rap-Single.
  7. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Ich nominiere:

-Frau Zschokke http://welcometoshoeboxcastle.wordpress.com/
-Herrn Bruckner http://brucki.blogspot.co.uk/
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-Herrn Sander http://www.georgsander.at/
-Herrn Eydinger http://www.sensatzionell.blogspot.de/
-Herrn Hechl http://stefanhechl.wordpress.com/

Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

I don’t mean to suggest
that I loved you the best.
I can’t keep track of each fallen robin.

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Monte Grappa

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« Arsiero, Asiago,
Half a hundred more,
Little border villages,
Back before the war,
Monte Grappa, Monte Corno,
Twice a dozen such,
In the piping times of peace
Didn’t come to much. »

Ernest Hemingway

The little things in life

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On the beach

On the beach