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Friday the 12th of April, 2024. Inou, A Radio Man from Cameroon

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  Listen to this highly interesting interview.  Inou talks about what radio means in the Cameroon. Radio is more than just something to listen to, Radio is part of the substance of Cameroon living.   This interview is in English.  Moderated by Nigel A. JAMES

Monday the 8th of April, 2024. Oleh Kovtun. Interview Deutsch

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  Oleh Kovtun ist ein Priester der griechisch-katholischen Kirche in Wien.  Hören Sie sich seine sehr interessante Geschichte an. Seine Gefühle, seine Pflichten, sein Leben und noch viel mehr. Gute Zeiten, schwere Zeiten, und eine Radiogeschichte auch. Oleh Kovtun is a priest of the Greek Catholic Church in Vienna.  Listen to his very interesting story. His feelings, his duties, his life and much more as well. Good times, hard times, and a radio story, too. Listen to / hören Sie Oleh Kovtun on Radio Orange, Wien ,  Listen on YouTube

Sunday the 7th of April, 2024. Christian Rinder

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Christian Rinder  - A short story in English - Unexpected coming homes are  the sweetest of all. Especiallyif no one knows you're coming, and, especially, if no one even knows you're alive.  Listen to this very moving end of war story. Click on Christian Rinder to listen to this story on YouTube

Thursday the 4th of April 2024. Ingrid Reifinger Hütte

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Ingrid Reifinger-Hütte   Interview in English.  An interesting visit to Schloss Ambras in Tirol.  A schloss with surprises. It's well worth a visit.  Find out more.  To listen to interview on YouTube please click Ingrid Hütte

1st of April, 2024. April Words

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 April Words April's a month that arrives in great splendour.  There is no other month like quite April.  April is a month of power and force.  And, April's more than a month.  April's a feeling as well. A feeling of strength.  April's the engine that pulls the year in its train.   Without the energy of April, there would be no early growth, and, without early growth there would be little to keep life together. Without April there would be no early harvests in summer, and, there would be no Mayday dancing and singing. Life would be quiet without April. And, April's not only the month that powers the year, April powers our emotions as well.  April uplifts  and frees  from the  clutches of Winter.   April liberates.  Our energy is back. we are recharged.  We are  free to move on. And, this in a nutshell is April.  April is magic in splendour.  There is no other month quite like April.  April Words by Nigel A.  JAMES  

Friday the 29th of March, 2024 Libby Love

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  Libby Love  - Life and some below surface thoughts that open the door to yoga. Some fascinating glimpses.  Enough for more than a feeling.  An interesting discussion.   Interview in English To listen on YouTube, please click on Libby Love.  

Wednesday 27th of March, 2024 Peter Rosegger and Teresa Krammer

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  Peter Rosegger - Life growing up in the mountains of Austria.  Listen to this story.  Teresa Krammer used to come calling.  Selling her wares.  A story from a long time ago.  To listen on YouTube, please click on Peter Rosegger.   YouTube video includes full text.

Sunday 24. March, 2024. Young in Vienna

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  Young in Vienna   -  A late night visit.  The police came calling.  A true story.  A party.  Very much noise.  A fine. But, nevertheless,  an unexpected fine happy end.

21st of March, 2024 - Dr. Tatjana Fischer

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  Dr. Tatjana Fischer.   Ein Diskussion.  Utopien, Thomas Morus, Stadt Planung, neue Perspektiven und vieles mehr.  Interview Deutsch.

18th March, 2024 - Prester John

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  Prester John was a mystery.  A king from the east.   The Pope needed help.  A friend with an army.  Listen to this short story.  An answer to a mystery.  This short story  is in English.  Written and read by Nigel A.  JAMES

Saturday the 16th of March, 2024 - Mike Boyle and Evelyne Auer

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  Mike Boyle and Evelyne Auer in discussion with Nigel A. JAMES.  Listen to this very lively and inspiring discussion. Starting with the topic of home, this exchange moved on in a very interesting way to other subjects as well. Amongst them burnout, the power of language, the great spirit of listening, and more.  This discussion was broadcast on Radio Orange on Tuesday the 19th of July 2022.  Moderator Nigel A. JAMES Click here to listen

Thursday the 14th of March, 2024. Stefan Malfèr

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Stefan Malfer  - Interview Deutsch. Kirchgänger.   Ein Buch über die Geschichte Breitenseer  Kirche.  Interview in German. Kirchgänger. A book about the history of the Breitenseer Church in the 14th district of Vienna. Listen to Stefan Malfèr.

Sunday the 9th of March, 2024 - Dr. Tatjana Fischer - Marty Siwy - Dada - Lucy Nemetz

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Dr. Tatjana Fischer.   Ein Diskussion.  Utopien, Thomas Morus, Stadt Planung, neue Perspektiven und vieles mehr. SIWY, Marty -     Cemeteries and Thoughts   (2020)  English Dada    A movement that came out of the 1st World War. Switzerland.   An   international very creative movement.  Dada is still very much alive today. NEMETZ, Lucy   An exciting childhood day.  Just before the second World War. A joy ride in the skies above Vienna.    A great adventure. Short tale from life. English. + + + + This week's saying of the day comes from Tirol -  Grapes on the vine are not bottles of wine on your table. Next Talk 49 World - Sunday the 17th of March, 2024. Thank you for clicking our way.

Sunday the 3rd of March, 2024 - March Words - Stefan Malfer - Nikolaus Stanek - If by Rudyard Kipling - Andrew J. Roberts

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  March Words March is a two-faced month.  Unreliable.  March should be the beginning of spring and the end of winter.  But, this rarely works.  Winter, with its very strong grip, just doesn't want to let go.  March has to strugle hard to move forward  to spring.  Spring is no match for winter.  Winter always gets its own way.  The result is confusion.  Cold mornings that call for a coat and afternoons when coats have to be carried.  We have no way of knowing how each day will continue.  March is a month we must take as it comes. + + + + + Stefan Malfer - Interview Deutsch. Kirchgänger.   Ein Buch über die Geschichte Breitenseer Kirche. + + + + Stanek, Nikolaus - Schwarz/weiss Photos. Interview Deutsch + + + + KIPLING , Rudyard - If - A Poem. Read by Nigel A. JAMES  + + + + + Andrew J. Roberts - Collecting Time - A tick-tok surprising unusual story.  + + + + + + Saying of the Day This week's saying of the day comes from Tirol. If you hang out your washing to dry in the mountai

Edition 6, 25th of February, 2024 - Isabella Thaler - Michi Wrizal - Otto Herald - War of the Worlds

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Isabella Thaler - In English - Photography is not only an interesting hobby, it is very satisfying as well.  An interesting discussion.  + + + + + WRIZAL, Michi - Life in a small Austrian town.  Retz. The enormous differences. City life and country living. An intersting discussion.  Interview in English.  February 2023 + + + + + HERALD   Otto   - A terrorist take over in Vienna. OPEC  The world's oil ministers held captive. An exciting Christmas flight to destination unknown!  Would they come back alive? Real suspense. Real life story. English + + + + + War of the Worlds -Essay -   Radio History - Orson Welles - 1938   Hear about the radio broadcast that stunned and shocked New York. + + + + + Saying of the Week This week's saying comes once again from Tirol.      Having enough is always enough, but, not having enough is always better than having nothing at all . + + + + + + + Next edition of Talk 49 World - Sunday the 3rd of March + + + + + Listen to Podcasts49   

18th of February, 2024, Andrea Nemeth - Petra Novak - Lucy Abel - A Shimmering Guest

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  Andrea  Nemeth  talks to Nigel A. JAMES .   An interesting discussion from Australia.  Great Barrier Reef, life, and more Novak Petra Petra Novak has a society in Vienna. "Wegather"  It's all about bringing people together on an intellectual level. Listen to Petra.   ABEL, Lucy  - The Perfect Christmas present that involved the entire family! True Christmas tale - English A Shimmering Guest - A late night very true story.  Listen if you dare! Saying from Ireland -  Everyone who passes through this door brings happiness.  Some by entering, some by leaving! More Listening Pleasure - Talk49 Podcasts Next issue of Talk 49 -  Sunday 25th of February 2024

2024/3 - Ingrid Reifingerhütte - Jordanke Neidenova - Emily Clark - Michael and Judith Basch - Pocket Thinking

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Pocket Thinking - In this edition of  Pocket Thinking,  Nigel A JAMES thinks out loud about Christmas cards. Interesting thoughts.  Ingrid Reifingerhütte   Interview in English.  An interesting visit to Schloss Ambras in Tirol.  A schloss with surprises. It's well worth a visit. Jordanke Neidenova and Martin Schlamberger.   Interview in English.  A chance encounter at a bus stop.  A spontaneous discussion.  Multi-directional.  Two very interesting people. Changes and developments. Little Emily Clark  - Short story in English - Little Emily's twin brother said the right thing at the right time.  He saved his sister's life!   Michael and Judith Basch - Short story in English - Michael and Judith went to Mongolia. They got a very big surprise.    Saying from Wales - It's good to count sheep in the day, your afternoon naps will be better. More Listening Pleasure - Talk49 Podcasts Talk 49 World - Next edition - Sunday 18th of February

Edition 3, February, 2024. February Words - Susanne Kannenberg - Carlos Mazario - Christian Rinder - Palace of Glass

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February Words - February is the shortest month of the year.  It's still very cold and everyone's had enough of the winter.   But, February's the most important month of the year.  February is power and energy.  It's the real start of the year.  And, February's  power and strength lies in its lengthening days. First a whisper then a shout.  February sees the return of the light.  A great awakening.  Life begins once again. - - - - Susanne Kannenberg - Interview in English - Listen to this interesting interview.  A wonderful East German communist childhood that ended with a painful western bang!  No happy end! - - - - - Carlos Mazario - Interview in English - Carlos is a Spanish pigeon fancier. A man of pigeon history, too.  Listen as Carlos tells us all about pigeon racing and other pigeon surprises as well. - - - - - - Christian Rinder  - A short story in English - Coming homes  can be the sweetest of all. Especiallyif no one knows you're coming.  Listen to t

Edition 2, 2024 - Pawel Kaminsky - Johanna Malfer - Paris Maderna - Willi Noelli

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    Welcome to Talk 49 World.  Edition Number 2, 2024. In this edition we're going to the mountains, we're looking in on a choir, we're saying hello to a reinventor of bikes, and we're looking danger right in the eye!  Pawel Kaminsky    I nterview in English . A working holiday on a sheep farm in the mountains of Austria. A great learning experience.   Johanna Malf er   Interview Deutsch.  Hören Sie sich dieses sehr interessante Interview an.  Einen Kirchenchor zu leiten ist mehr, als man sich vorstellen kann. Verschiedene Stimmen, verschiedene Menschen. Listen to this very intersting interview.  Leading a church choir is more than one can imagine. Different voices different people. Paris Maderna - Short Story English - An amazing true story. Bikes are bikes. A very big crash and a wall.  A beer.  Moving on and never giving up.  Willi Noelli -     Short Story English - A camera man on a mission to a war torn country. Going after a story.  A very famous man. Danger al

January 2024

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Our January Programme   January Words conclude, please scroll down!  - - - - - - -- Pocket Thinking - This month we're dealing with planning the future. The future - a very much misunderstood concept.  Listen and enjoy.  In English. - - - - - - - - Interview Deutsch - Lisl Fischer - Eine ungewöhnliche Gartenüberraschung am frühen Morgen! Und es geschah in Wien.  Lisl Fisher - An unusual visitor was waiting for Lisl. A True garden story that happened in Vienna.  German. 2018 - - - - - - - - - Alexandra Lanz - A true story of lost very black years.  Suffering and miracles and a very happy end.  Listen and believe. English Alexandra Lanz - Eine wahre Geschichte über verlorene, sehr schwarze Jahre.  Leid und Wunder und ein sehr glückliches Ende.  Hören Sie zu und glauben Sie.     Englisch - - - - - -  - -  YIANNOUDES, Constantinous - An opera company that was thought up at an airport! Now, on the move - USA, Austria, Cyprus .  An unusual story.  Interview in English. 2022 YIANNOUDES,

December 2023

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Programme December 2023 - - - - - - - December Words conclude - Please scroll down   - - - - - - Pocket Thinking 20 minutes maximum concentration just isn't true!  Listen to these words. We can do better.  4 minutes - - - - - - - - Interview in English  -   Dr Kathryn Ferry -- Interview in English - Her latest book - The Old Convent East Grinstead .  English convents were not only praying and reading the Bible. For many women, convents were a door to a much better and totally rewarding life as well.  Listen to this very intersting inerview. 18 minutes . - - - - - - - Interview in English -  Dr. Susanne   KANNENBERG,  Guinea pigs. Stop being a monster.   Dogs maybe man's best friend. But, guinea pigs hate us with passion.  Especially children.   25 minutes. - - - - - - - Interview in Deutsch -  Manfred   GEIGER  - Berge und Abenteuer.  Mountains and adventures.    Leben am Seil. Hängen  im nichts.  Große Gefahr und Spaß.   Life on a rope. Hanging in space.  Great danger and f

November 2023

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November Words November is a sandwich,  A sandwich of dark and black with a thin slither of light as a filling.  November touches eternity.  November reaches out to the extremes of our understanding.  November is bigger than the whole and as powerful as the whole. Darkness to darkness.  But, remember, when it gets dark the morning always comes.   November Programme HUGHES, Rebecca  - Village life in Eastoft in Yorkshire in England.  Silver linings in even the darkest of clouds.  2022 °°° PAIGL,  Hansi - Musik ist mein Leben.  September 2021 - Deutsch. °°° SIWY, Marty -     Cemeteries and Thoughts   (2020)  Englishr °°° BREUER, Heide - Creative pure.  Pottery, writing,  painting,  and more. Very interesting. °°° Heinrich Thaler  Interview in Deutsch  -  His latest book, Irgendwohin und Zurück.  German. °°° KLOUCEK, Rainhard - Secretary General Pan Europa, Wien. Interview Deutsch °°° Ferry, Dr Kathryn - Interview - Her latest book - The Old Convent East Grinstead    2022 English  °°° Hav

October 2023

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  October Issue 2023,   -  Alexandra Lanz  -  Hansi Paigl  -  Carlos Mazaria  -  Rosy Evans -  Andrea Klar  -   Emil Kashka  - Bruce Duncan - - - October Words - - - -  -   October is the month of the year that marks the coming of darkness.  The two sides of darkness.  The natural darkness and the supernatural darkness.  The darkness of the ongoing year and the darkness of   spirits.  Neither can be without each other.  Shorter days mean longer nights for the great sleep of nature, and, longer nights for the spirits to freely rome.  Halloween is just one example.  October is the month of the spirits.  October quickly goes.  The spirits go home.  Nature carries on with its sleep.   Our October Programme Listen and Read - Alexander Lanz -  A story of miracles, firsts, pain and survival! - - - - - - -- - - - PAIGL,  Hansi - Musik ist mein Leben.  September 2021 - Deutsch. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  MAZARIA, Carlos   - A Spanish pigeon fancier.  Not just a flight of fancy. Intervie

September 2023

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September Words    September.  The end of summer dreams. Back to reality.  The start of  routine. Stretching far into the future.  Monotony.  September is the new, too.  A new class.  New friends.  September is the time for moving on. Adventure. An unknown future.  Expectations.  Hopes.  September is, in its own special way, the real sart of our years. Listen and Read - Listen to this short sketch about Jan de Cock.   His life behind bars. In and out of prisons.  All over the world.  Friends he has made.  The good he has done, and the time he was arrested in China, beaten up, and thrown into prison. This is an interesting listen and read. Christian Harford - A Trucker's Life - Listen to this interview about life on the road.  More to it than many can imagine . - - - Sayings  of High Wisdom - Number 1 - Sayings from Tyrol -  From my collection of sayings - - - - - - - - RAINER, Wolfgang -     A boy scout castle that was not a castle in the air!   (2019) Interview English - - - - -

August Edition 2023

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August Words We've reached August again.  It was waiting all the time.  And now, having climbed this slippery hill, we have come to the top of the year.  The days are drawing in, the nights getting longer, and the smell of the north is high up on the wind. There is a chill in the air.  Summer is losing its strength.  All that is left is our annual slide downhill  to the end of the year and Christmas.  We can't escape Christmas. It will always be with us wherever we go.  A certaintity.  But, next August is a certainty, too.  Enjoy the coming months.  They  will come and go whatever we do! Our August Programme Listen to Heide Breuer . A very rich life of creating.  Many different but very close directions.  Pottery.  Writing - a new book is on its way.  Music -especially piano. Travelling and living in countries near and far.  Backpacking in Africa! + + + +  Hören Sie Heide Brauer zu. Ein sehr reiches Leben des Schaffens.  Viele verschiedene, aber sehr enge Richtungen.  Töpfern.