What do you read?

Today the Monday Podcast discusses newspaper reading habits. What and how much do Graham and Maria read? Listen to the podcast to find out and leave a comment to tell us what you read. Also, why are we so eager to go to the newsagents today?

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Tag der Deutschen Einheit

The Tag der Deutschen Einheit (“Day of German Unity”) is celebrated each year as a public holiday on 3rd October. In 1990 it replaced the previous holidays of 17th June in West Germany and 7th October in East Germany.

The main celebrations are held in the capital city of a different state each year.

The date was chosen arbitrarily and celebrates the day in 1990 when re-unification took place. Celebrating the day the Berlin Wall fell was felt inappropriate, as by co-incidence it is also the anniversary of the Reichspogromnacht in 1938.

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The Rheingau Wine Festival in Oberursel

… or “the one that caused us problems”.

This podcast was first meant to be put online in August, but despite on editing the soundtrack it became apparant that some of the music at the festival could very clearly be identified and so we tried to find out what sort of permissions we would need to use the recording.

Needles to say, it took a while to get an answer and the solution would not only cost us 60EUR per year to keep the MP3 file online, but there were so many conditions attached that in the end we decided to leave it for the time being.

Now the recording has been re-edited so that you can at least hear some of the festival atmosphere, even if some of the interesting parts of the recording have had to be left out.

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