Rhubarb Radio broadcasts globally from Birmingham's New Arts and Media Quarter commonly known as The Custard Factory to its global audience. Wild Time deals with both local and global issues and its aim is to raise awareness about the plight of our animal kin and the state of our planet. We hope you will enjoy the program

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Rhubarb Radio just withdrew their offer to air Wild Time via Rhubarb Radio.

Apparently some of their sponsors felt that topics like "Bestiality" (animal abuse - sex with animals) are too daring to be explored on air.

We're very sorry that Rhubarb Radio (after agreeing to having Wild Time on their station and after meeting to discuss what the show is about)feels that way and ulitimately rejects Wild Time.

Wild Time goes out as usual via TCR FM and online.

Our apologies for making such a fuzz about moving to a second home but the decision is obviously out of our hands.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Wild Time host Thomas Janak at Rhubarb Radio

September, 14th 2011 – The first Wild Time show on Rhubarb Radio talks to HOPE founder Anthony Marr about animal rights, climate change and overpopulation among other things.

Anthony Marr has a degree in physics and is the author of 2 books (OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny, 2003; Homo Sapiens! SAVE YOUR EARTH!!, 2008).

A long time anti-hunting activist, he led an anti-hunting campaign in Canada which necessitated him to debate 100 hunters at time over 40 times, to build a volunteer team of 1800. A wildlife preservationist since 1995, his work in India garnered him the title of "Champion of the Bengal Tiger" in the award-winning TV-documentary series "Champions of the Wild" aired on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in 20 countries. Anthony has conducted 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE tours) throughout the United States and Canada, each lasting 30-45 state in 4-7 months. He has conducted numerous high-profile campaigns against the seal and bear hunts in Canada, deer culls and sea lion exterminations in the United States.

In 1995-1996, he used media to force a law to clean up all Canadian Chinatowns of traditional Chinese medicines containing endangered species ingredients. He has been to India three times to work in 3 tiger reserves in India. He has been to Japan twice to help protect the whales and dolphins. In 1999, he founded Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE). In 2009, he founded the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC). He was recently honored with the title of "Best All Around Activist of 2010" by NIH. He was also honored at the 2010 Animal Rights National Conference with the prestigious Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award "for his outstanding contribution in animal liberation."

The show also features an interview with Merit C. Merkus who is involved in spaying/neutering stray dogs in Sri Lanka via Canine Life Support

September, 21st 2011 – The Chinese Threat! While making it very, very clear that the very real threat of “the new China” to conservation and animal- as well as human life is NOT directed towards the common Chinese citizen, it is non the less crucial to talk facts about China and its impact on our planet.

Wild Time speaks to conservationist and undercover investigator Mary Perry who currently runs the Rainsong sanctuary in Costa Rica.

This intense conversation touches on quite a number of topics. To back up Mary’s claims and observations please feel free to check the links* below.







DEATH BY CHINA - VIDEO - http://youtu.be/MMAFedb7TkA

CHINA EATS BABY SOUP - http://www.eutimes.net/2009/10/chinese-eat-baby-soup/


Copy links into your browser window to view them

September 28th 2011 – Save the foxes! Hunt saboteur and fox lover/advocate Paul McDonald joins Thomas Janak live in the studio!

Paul was on Wild Time before to talk about the crow and magpie cull. Listen again here.

Thomas Janak and Paul McDonalds

October will be just as exciting – so keep on tuning in!!

* - clicking on any link provided is entirely at your own risk

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wild Time - truly global radio

On Wild Time we talk about very local issues as well as connecting with many activists and experts from all around the world to give you a bigger picture.

Obviously not all shows can be archieved but we have managed to archive quite a few interviews and shows, which we have listed below country by country. Although the list may be incomplete, it will nontheless give you an idea of what's going on around the world.

Please listen, share and comment!


Interview with "Cove Guardian" Nicole McLachlan - listen here

Follow up interview with Nicole McLachlan - listen here

Update on Fukushima - last chance for animals. Listen here

Life in Japan after the quake - listen here

Interview with Osaka based activist Steven Thompson - listen here


Orangutans need help - listen here


Free Morgan the Orca, listen here


Conservation efforts in Hungary. Listen here

United Kingdom

Stop the crow and magpie cull - listen here

United States of America

Tony the Truckstop Tiger - listen here


Egyptian Society for Mercy to animals - listen here

Animal abuse in Egypt - listen here


Save the Brumbies - listen here

South Africa

Safe the Cape Parrots - listen here


Helping street dogs in Nepal - listen here

Animal Welfare Network Nepal - listen here

Elephant Sanctuary in Nepal - listen here


Species conservation in Sudan and Zambia - listen here


Species conservation in Sudan and Zambia - listen here


Tiger Temple update - listen here


Bear Bile farming in Korea - listen here

There are many more international interviews online and on video and on the digital hub page that include interviews about China and other countries. This selection is just a teaser of what is going on all around the world.

Enjoy listening and sharing and please tune in once we're on air on Rhubarb Radio.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Glimpse into the future

picture: Wild Time in Chinese ("Fung Kwahn Chee Chen (pronounciation attempt))

Although it will be almost six more weeks before Wild Time will be on air again, here is what is to come, among other things,:

Interview with Piers Warren about wildlife filmmaking and possible job opportunities, interview with activist Annette Parkes about the animal rights conference in L.A., an interview with Gourmet vegan chef Patricia Ganswind about health and cooking, Wild Time in conversation with Marit Merkus who is involved in neutering/spaying dogs in Sri Lanka, interview with HOPE founder Anthony Marr about climate change, overpopulation and more.

And there is always more to come to Wild Time!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meet Your Host

Germany-born holistic animal healer/pet psychologist Thomas Janak is involved in radio since 2003 and holds a FETAC LEVEL 5 accreditation in radio program making with merit and distinction.

Before moving to the UK he spent 10 years in the Republic of Ireland and was involved in many shows from music shows to morning shows. Thomas also hosted and produced Wild Time's direct predecessor IN-DEPTH, a social justice show.

Wild Time itself premiered in February 2008 on The Digital Hub FM and has since enjoyed great guests and topics. 175 shows have been aired and or published online to date.

The show aims to raise awreness about the state of the planet and the plight of our animal kin and hopes to reconnect listeners to nature and all living things.

Wild Time will be on air from September 14th onwards every Wednesday from 2 - 4pm GMT globally via Rhubarbradio.com.

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