It is a time when political matters appear to be quite falling apart as the boring pedantic Johnson scrabbles his way to power. The badly led opposition seems occupied in necessary self-immolation.Consequently, everyone needs some relief from the current tedium and the dear old Radio Times proves useful as it suggests highly interesting programmes in odd recherche places.
New angles on post-war Germany and Austria
proved to be one such opportunity and last night’s programme compared by the heyzerik but delightful Anne McElvoy with Florian Huber, Sophie Hardach, Adam Scovell and Tom Smith have produced a very interesting programme. If you have time, you will find it at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0006sjx
Thefull details are at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006sjx-
Among the topics discussed is the work of the great Austrian novelist and prize-winner, Thomas Bernhard
The programme includes Bernhard’s account of his days in the Cafe Braunerhof.
.The following 1948nEast German poster sets the tone of the programme too.https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/duplicates/2znorc/this_east_german_postwar_poster_shows_how_the/
For anyone interested in literary podcasts and programmes, the following link may prove of use-