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Friday, December 18, 2009

Interview with Roger Yates - Part II published

A full-length interview with sociologist Roger Yates went out on the digital hub fm on December 18th 2009. This interview also marked the final 2009 show of WILD TIME.

Since Roger was a very enaging guest WILD TIME host Thomas Janak and Roger recorded a second, albeit shorter second interview, which has been uploaded on Indymedia.

Have a listen to it!

Watch this space for future audio footage!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Millie needs a home

10 year old tortoiseshell cat looking for a home. Vera Resch, who has been a guest on WILD TIME a while ago aka "Catwoman" (that's what I call her behind her back because she rescues a lot of cats) is looking for a forever home for this lovely cat.

Contact WILD TIME and we will put you in contact with Vera!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


A while back we interviewed Claire Lewis, producer of the film "The End Of The Line" and today the film has been released on DVD - order your copy now

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interview with Osaka-based animal rights activist Steven Thompson ...

.... just uploaded! Listen to WILD TIME in conversation with Steven Thompson, who lives as a teacher in Jspan with his wife and daughter.

He is very concerned about the killing of Dolphins in Taiji and about feeding Dolphin meat to school kids in Japan.

Listen here and here

Sometimes Indymedia combines the two links into one. In that case pls access link 1

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rally against animal cruelty footage uploaded

WILD TIME covered the rally for the third time and the footage includes interview with many activists and supporters, ARAN founder John Carmody and more.

Listen to the footage by clicking on the link provided:

PART I and II - scroll down when you're on the site to see audiofile 2

Wild Time host Thomas Janak's girlfriend took 34 pictures in total, who all have been published on WILD TIMEs facebook page.

ARAN's rally against animal cruelty was a big success ...

... and attracted a large number of people just like in previous years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brand new footage: Interview with animal rights activist Keith Mann

Listen to WILD TIME host Thomas Janak speaking to animal rights activist Keith Mann about animal rights activism now and then, his time in prison and his new book: "From Dusk Til Dawn"

Listen HERE

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kind words

Ahmed Diab wrote: thank you thomas for this, i really appreciate ur effort and willingness to help us

You're more than welcome, Ahmed

Friday, November 13, 2009

New footage uploaded: Animal abuse in Egypt!

Listen to Thomas Janak in conversation with animal rights activist Ahmed Diab, who hails from Egypt!



What a brilliant day I had!!! - I so enjoyed the conversations with Lyn Genders, Carolyn Scott, Keith Mann and Ahmed Diab. The footage will be aired in 2010 or even earlier. The interview with Ahmed about the almost non-existing animal welfare in Egypt will be edited today and published on - the link will be announced here soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

wild time radio

WILD TIME returns to the airwaves on November 20th 2009 - check out the blog for current activities!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two Intro Video clips created

For our TV version of WILD TIME, which we're still working on, we've created two intro clips.

Check them out and tell us which one is your favourite:

The First One is a more conservative one using classical music and colour-changing bird feathers!

The second One uses the current siganture tune and watercoloured pictures of animals WILD TIME host Thomas Janak has worked with

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are we changing for the better ? - Interviewees wanted

In Ireland many animal rights groups celebrated victories recently in areas of fur farming bans and more. Yet, while Scotland, a country similar in size and population, puts down about 450 unwanted animals a year, we are putting down over
10 000!

Is the pressue of the EU and the international communities forcing the Irish public to rethink their relationship with animals or are the Irish actually changing for the better?

WILD TIME wants to explore that in a 3 - 4 part series and is looking for experts and activists and regular Joe's to find out where we're at here on the green island !

Pls get in touch via facebook, email: or via phone 086 - 31 01 422


Thomas Janak

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kind words

Thomas's' ex-workmate Siobhan O'Hanlon commented "Enjoyed that Interview Thomas :) very inciteful xxx" after listening to the interview with Ann Kingston and Louise Kings!

Thanks for your kind words!

Wild Time Online footage to be re-aired

Interview with Louise Kings and Ann Kingston, Interview with Tracey O'Neill, snippets from Aran's anti hare coursing protest and Interview with Patrice Campion (all published on indymedia) will be re-aired as a "summer events" sum...mary as WILD TIME returns to the Digital Hub FM on November 20th 2009, 11a.m. GMT. Tune in to 94.3fm (Dublin) or !!Read More

Sunday, October 18, 2009

TV Alert: End of the line on More 4

WILD TIME ONLINE recently spoke to Claire Lewis, producer of the awardwinning documemtary "End Of The Line". Now the film is shown on TV on Tuesday, October 20th, 10p.m. on More 4

Saturday, October 17, 2009

WILD TIME to return to the Digital Hub FM

WILD TIME, currently known as WILD TIME ONLINE returns to the Digital Hub FM.

From late November 2009 The Digital Hub FM on 94.3fm will return for 5 (or six) more Friday's before this years' broadcasting sessions will come to a close.

Because events about the environment and animal rights won't stop just because the broadcasting times of the Digital Hub are limited - the online version of the show will continue as soon as The Digital Hub FM is off air again.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Looking for a filmmaker in and around Dublin, who cares about animal rights and welfare. I would like to do a TV/Video version of WILD TIME as a pilot, which could be sent to different stations, perhaps they would like to sign it. City TV Dublin ikes my pitch but hasn't got any money, yet they would put out a pilot if the quality is good! At WILD TIME we all work for free, so I couldn't pay you any money (apart from material etc.) - pls get in touch. The format of WILD TIME is sound and, who knows, perhaps we can give eyes to a radio show!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

WILD TIME ONLINE: Discussion - what's your take on euthanasia?

Years ago while studying holistic animal healing I worked at the vets and many an animal had to be euthanised due to illness or lack of quality of life.

Often, I thought about my mother who'd wasted away battling cancer for 5 years and I wondered if she would have wanted to be "helped along".

Since I am going to Japan for a month next summer, I did some research and found that there is a huge resistance towards euthanisation as most Japanese would feel that it is not fur us humans to decide when a life is over.

What's your take on it? Pls share your opinions

There are already answers coming in on our fan page on facebook

Interview with Ann Kingston and Louise Kings re-published

It was all just a misunderstanding - all is wel that ends well!

Hi Tomas,
> An editor hid that story as it was "insufficient for an article". I think he
> may not have noticed the audio part of it. I've unhidden it for you and put
> the publishing time as now so it will be back on the top of the newswire.
> LC


I hid your article and I must apologise for such ruff justice as I didn't notice the audio part. I was barking up the wrong tree when I hid it. Thanks to LC for unhiding it and showing that Indy hasn't gne to the dogs.



Friday, October 9, 2009


Due to the amount of interviews WILD TIME created two separate audio files, which were uploaded on

Listen here:



WILD TIME host Thomas Janak and his girlfriend Nicole Valentin, who took all the pictures below, went to the PET EXPO at the RDS in Dublin where plenty of footage was recorded.

Interviewees included a canine psychologist, members of sanctuaries for dogs and birds and ferrets as well as a reptile breeder!

German born pet psychologist Thomas Janak talked to American born canine psychologist Patrice Campion at the Pet Expo 2009

The "Irish Therapy Dogs" are up and running for just about 18 months

WILD TIME interviewed a very knowledgable member of Irish Dogs for the blind

Thomas Janak in conversation with Lothar F. Muschketat from "Eagles Flying"

What are we in trouble for??

It has been brought to our attention that the recent WILD TIME interview with Louise Kings and Ann Kingston from the Irish Dog Journal has been removed from and by Indymedia - that's what you can read if you want to access the footage:

Sorry. This story has been hidden due to a possible breach of the editorial guidelines and is under review by the editorial group. If you think that this story should be allowed to remain on the newswire, please check our editorial guidelines and if you think that your article does not breach any of these guidelines, you can contact the editorial collective to make your case.

If we would know what we're in trouble for it would certainly help us?!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Past and Future!


04.10.2009 Interview with Ann Kingston and Louise Kings from the Irish Dog Journal

04.10.2009 Sled dog Ireland – Weight pulling event in Coole. Interview with Mandy Heynes and other members

21.09.2009 “End of the line” screening at the IFI in Dublin, including interview with producer Claire Lewis

19.09.2009 Cleaning up day in Portobello, Dublin - Interview with Tracey O’Neill, founding member of the Portobello Canal Protection group

29.08.2009 Festival of World Cultures 2009

13.08.2009 Aran anti Hare Coursing Protest

To come to WILD TIME: Pet Expo 2009 (October), Protest outside Charles Rivers Laboratories (November), Rally against animal cruelty (December)

The Story So Far ...

WILD TIME has produced and aired / published 55 shows since its inception on The Digital Hub FM in February 2008. For only a few weeks WILD TIME was broadcast on WDAR before continuing on in its current format. In order to find all uploaded shows on please search for either THOMAS JANAK or WILD TIME on the mentioned page.

We have over 250 fans on facebook alone and our topic and guest list highlights the quality of the show:



1. 15.02. Show Introduction and interview with Paul O’Sealohain from Sealife/Bray

2. 22.02. Christine Conneely and Bernadette Doyle from the Blue Cross live in the studio

3. 29.02. Helene LeMahieu from ASH live in the studio

4. 07.03. Laura Broxton from Nara live in the studio

5. 14.03. Miriam Anderson from Anvil live in the studio

6. 21.03. Mare & Foal Sanctuary UK footage

7. 28.03. Bat Conservation talk and Connor Kelleher interview footage

8. 04.04. Anti Fur Demo footage

9. 11.04. Wildlife Photographer Finn Van Gelderen interview and talk footage

10. 18.04. Reptile Breeder Thomas McElheron live in the studio

11. 25.04.Live from the studio, phone interviews with the DSPCA, ARAN and NARA

12. 02.05. Composting workshop with Brenda Palmer footage

13. 09.05. Wildlife Photography Group live in the studio

14. 16.05. John McLoughlin from the Irish Tree Council live in the studio, phone interview with Robin Well from "Vegetarian Shoes”, Brighton

15. 23.05. Anja Murray from An Taisce live in the studio, Tony Lowes from Friends of the Irish Environment on the phone

16. 30.05. Full length phone interview with Greenair’s Olivier Van der Elst

17. 06.05. Phone interview with Sean Meehan from the Irish Wildlife Trust

18. 26.09. “Party Animal” Book Launch Footage

19. 03.10. Dog Listener Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff member Katja Schumann and cat rescuer Vera Resch live in the studio

20. 10.10. Festival of World Cultures 2008 Footage

21. 17.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage

22. 24.10. Photographer Michael Finn live in the studio

23. 31.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage – part II

24. 07.11. Reptile- and Bird expert Gavin Corcorran live in the studio

25. 14.11. Wild Poland Foundation member Greg Prujszczyk live in the studio

26. 21.11. Festival of World Food footage

27. 28.11. Footage from a talk about “Cats – what to know about them …”

28. 05.12. Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio

29. 12.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part I

30. 19.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part II


31. 20.02.09 Interviews with Mammal Biologist Professor Tom Hayden, Book- and DVD Tip and phone interview Kate Fowler – Reeves from Animal Aid UK

32. 27.02.09 Phone interviews with painter Tom Byrne and Animal Asia UK’s Dave Neil about the dog meat industry in China

33. 06.03.09 Laura Broxton from NARA live in the studio plus footage from a “Meat Free March” campaign hosted by LUSH and ARAN

34. 13.03.09 Film- and TV Production students live in the studio talking about animal welfare and climate change, Interview with EU Commission press officer Philippe Carr and John Carmody from ARAN about Canadian seal hunt, phone interview with animal activist Gerald Kern from Germany

35. 20.03.09 “Vegetarianism Pro and Con” with live guests Paul Dunne (Digital Hub FM) and Darren Hogarty (Babylon Radio) as well as Laura Broxton from NARA

36. 27.03.09 CALL – Celtic Animal Life Line, with studio guest Gill Brady

37. 03.04.09 Cruelty Free products in Dublin – a hunt for non-animal tested products in Dublin City. Interviews with staff members from Cornucopia, Down to Earth, Nourish and other shops.

38. 08.05.2009 Full length show with ARAN founder John Carmody

39. 15.05.2009 Lothar Muschketat from the Irish Raptor and Bird of Prey Sanctuary live in the studio, “Silver” from the ferret and exotic bird sanctuary on the phone

40. 22.05.2009 Special broadcast: International Music fair Frankfurt 2009

41. 29.05.2009 Schoolchildren from Singh Street NS live in the studio, Feline expert Dr. Vet Sarah Caney on the phone

42. 05.06.2009 Thomas gets a guided tour by Jackie Ronaldson who runs the Stonebrook Pet Farm in Ballymore Eustace

43. 12.06.2009 Helena Le Mahieu from ASH live in the studio

44. 19.06.2009 Phone Interview with Chiara from the “Animal Voice” blog

45. 26.06.2009 Deanne Stark aka “Silver” from the Ferret & Exotic Bird Sanctuary live in the studio, Dr. Dan Lyons from UNCAGED UK on the phone

46. 03.07.2009 Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland live in the studio

47. 10.07.2009 Orla Aungier from the DSPCA live in the studio and Dawn Moncrief from FARM USA on the phone

48. 17.07.2009 Laura Broxton from NARA live in the studio

49. 24.07.2009 Helena Le Mahieu from ASH live in the studio

50. 13.08.2009 Aran anti Hare Coursing Protest

51. 29.08.2009 Festival of World Cultures 2009

52. 19.09.2009 Cleaning up day in Portobello, Dublin - Interview with Tracey O’Neill, founding member of the Portobello Canal Protection group

53. 21.09.2009 “End of the line” screening at the IFI in Dublin, including interview with producer Claire Lewis

54. 04.10.2009 Sled dog Ireland – Weight pulling event in Coole. Interview with Mandy Heynes and other members

55. 04.10.2009 Interview with Ann Kingston and Louise Kings from the Irish Dog Journal

Shows 1 – 45 broadcast on The Digital Hub FM, 46 – 49 broadcast on WDAR West Dublin Access Radio, 50 onwards published on

To check out the show in all its glory please visit the provided links!