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OT: Radio programme
Posted by Barry Roy Taylor on 2020-04-25 03:09:49
Maybe only of peripheral interest but, in these times of filling the hours of very long days and nights under lockdown (five weeks without venturing out now), I've taken to listening to a lot more radio, particularly BBC Radio 4 (I'm not interested in popular music, which cuts out a lot of other stations). 

Of possible interest to Franken Forummers is the series 'How to Invent a Country', which you can find on BBC Sounds.  I've listened to the 3-part programme on Germany, which was fascinating, and very well presented (IMHO) and am part way through the U.S.A., also fascinating.

The other series (of which there are hundreds) of interest to me is Melvyn Bragg's 'In Our Time', which is panel discussion on an incredibly diverse range of topics - the last two have been on 'Wuthering Heights' and 'How Dinosaurs Came to Fly' (not exact title).  And here's a little Franken connection: some years ago, in one of our perambulations, Juergen took me to the Solnhofen area, around Weissenburg, Mittelfranken, and told me about the discovery there of the archaeopteryx fossil, which was the first clue to the origin of birds.

The other amazing event of that trip was going to the oddest location of a bar that I can recall - it was, essentially, in a slate quarry!  I can't remember the detail now or which beer was on offer but the experience still burns bright in my memory.  I wonder if it's still going?  Juergen? 
 
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   OT: Radio programme by Nick Cowley on  2020-04-25 16:01:20
     N├╝rnberger Rostbratw├╝rste with cinnamon? by Gerhard Schoolmann on  2020-04-30 04:21:53
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