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Meike Winnemuth: 12/12

You could have done it. I could have done it. She did!

Babies, small children, partners, lovers, minders, security guards. We’ve had them all in the make-up suite before the show. This, though, is the first time that one of our guests has brought along a dog. Viete is, I think, his name. He’s a fox terrier. Four months old. There’s some debate about whether we want to have the very likeable little fellow with us in the studio when we go on air. But we’re reminded of the famous show business adage, attributed I think to W.C. Fields: “Never work with children or animals.” The owner of the dog is Meike Winnemuth – my latest guest on Talking Germany. And why, I wonder, has this tried-and-tested individualist decided that she wants a dog? “My life,” she explains, “is so boring!”

Date

August 12, 2013

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Sarah Fischer’s Movie Pick

No surprises here: Sarah Fischer, half Bavarian homegirl, and half Mongolian nomad, of course chose The Story of the Weeping Camel. It’s a 2003 documentary that tells the story of nomads in the Gobi Desert and their quest to save the life of a “rare Bactrian camel calf” that’s rejected at birth by its mother. Obscure it might sound. But it’s a great movie.

Date

March 11, 2013

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Sarah Fischer’s two adventures

Or: There’s always a change of plan


“Oh yes, I’ve done it often.” She’s talking about travelling from Germany to Mongolia … by land. So how long does it take? “By car or motorbike, about 12 days.” Motorbike? Wow! So what routes are there? “Well, you can go through Poland, Latvia and Russia. Alternatively, you might head across Ukraine and on into Kazakhstan.” It’s the adventurer Sarah Fischer speaking – my latest guest on Talking Germany.

Date

March 11, 2013

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