This blogpost is dedicated to Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo of BBC Radio Five Live. I enjoy their Friday-afternoon banter and wondered if I could support them in any way. Well, there is only one thing that came to mind: I could help Mark, who always tries to pronounce names and titles correctly, to do so in German. This is an alphabetical list of Germans (and Austrians) that claim international fame. Some more, some less… By clicking on the player below each name, you will hear it pronounced in German. You can also download each file as an MP3 by right-clicking on the name and the clicking on „save as“.

If you need more names – please just send me an e-mail or leave your suggestions in the comments!