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Portnoy's Podcast: Getting 'local' with Exberliner's Maurice Frank

Portnoy · 15 Dec 2010, 14:47

Published: 15 Dec 2010 14:47 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 latest episode, he and his sidekick Konrad Werner welcome Maurice Frank from Berlin’s leading English-language magazine Exberliner.

Download the show as an MP3 or subscribe to our feed.

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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.

Portnoy (news@thelocal.de)

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15:17 December 15, 2010 by Jude the Obscure
This is the funniest thing I've ever heard ever, and I'd happily challenge anyone who disagreed with me to a duel.
16:31 December 15, 2010 by Portnoy
Thanks mom!
22:33 December 15, 2010 by BR549
Winston Churchill summed it up best..."The Germans are either at your feet or at your throat!" Well stated.... who gives a flip about humoring and getting along with someone with the social skills of a chunk of coal.
05:30 December 16, 2010 by Alofat
@BR549: How right you are! That is why we should cordon off this insipid island once and for all. Those Brits have done enough damage in the past, no more I say.
15:27 December 18, 2010 by tommyt09
not as much damage as a previous german leader.
21:38 December 19, 2010 by JAMessersmith
@Alofat & Tommyt09

I'd go so far as to say that the Germanic people as a whole are trouble, with the Germans and the English being the two biggest offenders. Europeans tend to hate the Germans more, because of the obvious fact they turned Europe into a colony, but the rest of the world tends to hate the English more, being that they turned the entire world into their colony. Though mixed, America also has a majority Germanic population (English & German mostly), so you can probably blame their escapades on that as well. Warlike savages, the lot of them.
04:05 December 20, 2010 by Alofat
@JAMessersmith Says the American . You guys really are humor resistant aren't you? And for tommyt09: you should really check your history, your little island belongs to the top of the murderous people list. Your forefathers killed lots of people in all 5 continents, be proud and stand by your family traditions.
14:45 December 20, 2010 by tommyt09
alofat,i can trace my family back centuries,i am not a mongrel.have you checked your,s,or are you hiding something.we english stand up for what we believe is right.we are not british or european.politicians decide.as for humour,please,get a life.what a roger you are.ps.teach yourself the correct way to spell.humor!!!.the natives have a better command of our language.no hard feelings,just loosen up and smile.x
18:09 December 20, 2010 by Alofat
I checked and found nothing wrong with my spelling of the word humor. And what are you going on about natives, what natives? Have you had to much to drink today? Your comment doesn't really make much sense.
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