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Portnoy's Podcast: Ralph Martin, Hartz IV and naked sledding

The Local · 2 Mar 2010, 18:00

Published: 02 Mar 2010 18:00 GMT+01:00

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Not wanting to be labelled a web fuddy-duddy, Portnoy is moving with the times. After entertaining readers with his insights about the quirks of living in Germany with his column, the Stammtisch now has its very own podcast.

For Portnoy's third podcast, he and his sidekick Konrad Werner invite Ralph Martin, US author and journalist, for a chat about his latest book Ein Amerikaner in Berlin. They also discuss the dreaded German draft.


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The Local has two copies of Ein Amerikaner in Berlin, which as its title suggests is in GERMAN, to give away. Just answer the following question: What type of car did Ralph Martin drive to a German campground near the Polish border?

Send an email to editorial@thelocal.de and you’ll be able to enjoy reading about Ralph’s trials and tribulations in the German capital.

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Since a good German Stammtisch is a place where pub regulars come to talk over the issues of the day, Portnoy welcomes a lively conversation in the comments area below.

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05:54 March 3, 2010 by dwiener
Hi, Portnoy - Do you know of any English-language theatres or playhouses in Germany?
10:03 March 3, 2010 by Portnoy
Hey Dwiener --

I don't know about Germany, though there certainly must be. But in Berlin there's the English Theatre Berlin, www.etberlin.de. Must be equivalents in Munich and Cologne, at the least.
01:01 March 4, 2010 by Jude the Obscure
There's a big musical-type one in Frankfurt - www.english-theatre.org - and a small one in Hamburg - www.englishtheatre.de .
10:29 March 5, 2010 by croessler
There is one in Munich as well.

14:27 April 16, 2010 by Kayak

It's the middle of April and your regular listeners are still waiting for Program 4.

We're getting tired of filling the vacuum with Günther Jauch.

So, where's Portnoy?

We want Portnoy

Ra, ra, ra

We want Portnoy

Ra, ra, ra

It's the middle of April

Ra, ra, ra

We want Portnoy

Ra, ra, ra
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