You design your avatar, you give it a funny name and you sit in front of a screen by yourself and play. There are thousands of others playing the massive multiplayer online game with you, but in the end, you’re in the room alone. Except if you played Glitch.
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Update, Jan. 9: This piece was singled out in CBC radio’s December ratings report as part of a very strong end to the year. “The Spark story, ‘In Germany, audio books are insanely popular and the voice actors are rock stars’ earned 29,000 page views.” Update, Dec. 17: I just got word that this piece was …
This mini-documentary originally aired on DW’s (Deutsche Welle) Inside Europe on November 2, 2014. It is a radio version of a story I reported for Deutsche Welle online (DW.de). One of Germany’s oldest music publishing houses marked its official return to Leipzig in October, more than 75 years after its owner, Henri Hinrichsen and his …
The following report aired originally on CBC radio’s weekend newscast The World This Weekend, on November 1, 2014. It is a radio version of a story I reported for The Local Germany. Canada is one of the world’s most wired countries, but some rural areas are still waiting to get high speed internet. They may …
Germany’s military said on Thursday it was ready to send its first shipment of arms to Kurds fighting Islamic extremists Isis in northern Iraq. I went out to Berlin’s Alexanderplatz to ask people what they thought of the move. We embedded the mix of opinions in an article on The Local Germany, which you can find here.
You heard it on CBC radio’s As It Happens The federal government has renewed funding for the PEARL Arctic research station, one year after it shut down. I broke this story today with CBC radio’s As It Happens. Here’s the story based on the As It Happens interview (the audio is at the top left): …
From CBC radio’s The World This Weekend Beer, bretzels, lederhosen and apps? Germany’s world-famous beer festival is a time-honoured tradition and more than 200 years old, but now specialized Oktoberfest smartphone apps are launching Munich’s folk fest into the mobile world. And the volk are on board. Listen here: http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/twtw_20121007_14086.mp3 (From 22:52 to 25:55) Here’s a …