Welcome to the wettest focal point of the republic - to the public baths!
In times of rampant lack of exercise, permanent swimming pool closures and virtual madness, lifeguard Rudi Schaluppke stands like a rock in the artificial surf of the wave pool. Schaluppke reminds us that water cannot be digitized. He celebrates the analogue magic of the wet environment by sending his bathers into the shower.
The bathing clientele still believes that lifeguards only stand around at the edge of the pool, bully children and pensioners, pretend to be thick and stare after the ladies for the rest of the day. Rudi Schaluppke, on the other hand, makes it clear to us: This job requires a complex catalog of skills!
The lifeguard is a jack of all trades. He is an animator, child comforter, worry uncle, psychologist, special education teacher, social worker, style consultant, mediator, athlete's foot whisperer, indoor and outdoor pool minister, diplomat and service provider. You could also say: a kind of superhero in shorts, with a blanket and flip-flops. In doing so, Schaluppke dives into topics that no one has ever laughed at before: triathletes, fighting moms, Alpha Kevins, and much more.
"Days rich in chlorine!" is the new program with the old hand on the tiled floor. Schaluppke talks, rocks and raps until the last listener notices: a lifeguard is also an entertainer! And when the funky basses of his song interludes bubble in unison with the air bubbles in the whirlpool, the mood reaches its pH-neutral peak!
(Program in German)