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Visiting professor Gabriel Loiacono from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh speaks about his work in progress.
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Episode 75: Adán Reyes talks about his work as a chemist at the National Autonomous University of México, that special tool, the glovebox, and those amazing volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl.
Music credit: from the Mahahual Music podcast.
Please note that the first 20 episodes are available from me directly from now on as I had to delete them from Podomatic to make space for the new episodes. Send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some of those episodes.
Episode 72: Six stories in this episode: five by high-school students who were among the visitors on our open day at the University of Pécs today, and one by Fülöp Eper Flóra, a second-year English major. The high-school authors: László Gábor, Decsi Liliána, Vörös László, Babos Tamás and Ferenczi Ágota.
Episode 70: Seventy episodes already!
Listen to a chat with language educator and PhD student Thékes István, also known as Jerry Thékes.
Technical background info: episode recorded on the iPhone 4, partly mixed and edited with the GarageBand app, also on the iPhone. Look for more tweaks and programming innovations as a result of this app in the future.
Theme music by Kartali László. Acoustic guitar riffs by Horváth József
Episode 68: Katharine Whitcomb is associate professor at Central Washington University. Currently she is guest professor at the University of Pécs. A poet and collaborative artist, she is also a great person to listen to. This episode is the first of a two-part series featuring her ideas and poetry.
Her website: http://www.katharinewhitcomb.com
Music credit: "Gone In" by Everyday Jones
Theme music composed and played by Kartali László
Episode 62: Horváth Bálint, Fekecs Adrienn and Szilas Péter, three good friends from the University of Pécs, are studying at A Coruna, Spain this semester. Last week they came to chat with me. This episode: soundbites fom our chat.
Please note that due to bandwidth limitations, some of my podcast episodes may not be available at the beginning of November. If you hear a Podomatic rep saying that my monthly bandwidth has expired, don't abandon Take Off: on November 4, my counter will be reset and all the episodes will be back on the air.
First episode of 2010 features a part of Nancy Franklin's New Yorker article about the Vancouver Olympics.
Theme music by Kartali László
Kartali Laci is the composer and musician of the new theme tune. Tune in to listen to that and to seven people from the first 49 episodes: Dani, Bernadett, Gergő, Steve, Lovorka, Anna, and Scott.
After this episode was published, Take Off really took off: it moved to 491st place overall. That's not bad with over 30,000 other podcasts trailing behind on Podomatic!
Thanks for listening!
Józsa Bernadett and Hudák Attila talk about two podcasts: Take Off and Tokyo Calling, the latter by my favorite podcaster, Scott Lockmann. Music credit: "Melt Down the Knives" by Sin Fang Bous.
Vasas Katalin's debut as a blog writer, plus Tomázy Dávid's and Ömböli Krisztián's stories.
Seven students from my Oral Presentation Skills course share opinions and plans: Balázs, Anita, Kitti, Kinga, Anna, Judit, and Krisztián.
A nameday, an exhibition, a trip and a song: four students share their experiences on their blogs. Music credit: Michael Halaas, http://www.ilike.com
Kartali László, third-year student of Pécs, jazz musician, vocabulary master, and composer of the Take Off theme music, calls Amsterdam home this semester that he spends in Holland on an Erasmus scholarship. In this episode, we share a part of our Skype chat last weekend. Photo credit: Lacek's photo of the view form his apartment in downtown Amsterdam.
The site is up and running again! Enjoy these podcasts!
Listen to the first posts of Andrea, Dóra, Zsófi, Kornél, and Krisztián. I am planning more episodes featuring students' blogs this semester. If you would like to read these and other blog posts, go to http://take-o-f-f.blogspot.com and look for the list.
In just a little more than a day, I'll be there with the crowd watching and listening to REM at the Sziget, Budapest, Hungary. I hope to be back from that concert with a special REM Live edition of the podcast. We'll see. What's sure is that the most recent episode features "Find the River."
I'll post the next episode in early August, after I come home from the Kapolcs Magic Days festivities. Meantime, you can listen to one of my favorite student stories, which also appears in my collection, the JPU Corpus.
How about shifting into sixth gear with this fantastic track from REM's latest album? Plus listen to my rendition of the lyrics. Enjoy! Also, check out Take Off after the REM concert on the Sziget on August 16. I will be there and share with you some of the highlights of the show!
Lovorka Zergollern - Miletic, a colleague from the University of Zagreb, and I gave a talk on coherence and originality in student writing at a Pécs conference last week. After the presentation, we went to have a glass of wine downtown -- together with a team of participants. It was there that I made this recording.
The song is by The Agape Rose. Find more great music by them and other bands at www.ilike.com.
Kosóczki Kata, Buda Réka and Fodor Balázs, three students from my Oral Presentation Skills II course, are talking about Forster's novel, A Passage to India, and another passage.
The song is "Sol naciente" by Cargo Cult. Go to http://www.ilike.com to listen to songs by them or other GarageBand musicians.
In the past three years, I have met Steve four times: at the annual Budapest Folk Dance Festivals. This past weekend I asked him to tell Take Off a little bit about his interest in things Hungarian and Transylvanian.
Here's the cover photo of his album Ten Years in Transylvania:
If you would like to see Steve's other photos, too, visit his site at
In this episode I read a passage about the prehistoric statues on Easter Island. Read the rest of the chapter and other sections in Routledge's book on Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=36yi7JgoBY8C&rview=1
Listen to Rudolf Anna's story from her blog at http://anchuk.blogspot.com
The singer featured in the episode is Hannah Ild.
A talented writer, Gergo is a fourth-year student at the University of Pecs.
Another rerun of a segment from a Joe and Co. episode from last year, featuring Marianne's ideas about learning vocabulary.
The music for this episode is by Everyday Jones, What I'm Missing. Used under the Creative Commons license. You can hear more Everyday Jones songs at http://www.podsafeaudio.com.