Once a month on radioeins and at the Freitag Salon in the Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to chat – about politics in culture, about society and its constraints, about the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and about the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. And radioeins broadcasts it live.
In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is “unplugged”, as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and practice skills now endangered: taking the time, listening, understanding and learning.
The as-yet-unreached role model for this topical political discussion format is the legendary interview series by journalist Günter Gaus, which was broadcast back when television was still in black and white.
A cooperation between the Volksbühne Berlin, radioeins and Der Freitag
- 1 hour 30 minutes