Ep: 39b A Journalist's Vocation (Bonus B-Side with Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto)
Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto has seen it all. The JFK assassination coverage, the rise of the Nazis, a famous drinking horse in Germany, the rise andfall of the Berlin Wall, and of course the Vietnam War. Uwe talks about getting a doctorate after a not so good high school experience. We learn why our news media has gone so far away from its original calling or vocation today. Learn why you should not criticize a German town’s beer. Learn who can drink more beer and not slur: Catholic priests or Lutheran pastors. Find out how clumsy and immature JFK was, but also how he rose to the occasion when global annihilation loomed. What should a journalist do when they come across a scandal? Find out why Uwe wouldn't mind being a horse poop specialist. By the way, you wish you were as cool as the guy in the picture here. I suppose you can be. Just become a journalist in the old school style. Learn about how Uwe came to study with Peter Berger, thanks to his wife, Gillian's wise sense of Uwe's suitability for the clergy ranks, or lack thereof.