Category: Society & Culture

The host of this podcast is affectionately referred to by students and colleagues as Dr. J. In this podcast, Dr. J interviews fascinating experts from various disciplines—politicians, artists, professionals from the field of medicine, law, business and more—as well as language educators and many amazing students from all over the world.

The podcast includes episodes in English, French, Spanish, German, and Hungarian.

Tune in and enjoy fun and thought-provoking discussions about culture, identity, and language, and how these affect all areas of work and life.

August 15, 2021

Bonus Episode - Luna’s Little Animals Say I Love You

The 11-year-old young writer and artist, Luna Lupien (aka my older daughter), joins me to talk about her book, "Luna's Little Animals Say I Love You." From explaining how the book grew out of the Covid-19 lockdowns, to discussing how and why she decided to draw animals that could send a message of love around the world, Luna speaks quite maturely about her very first book.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte     

August 2, 2021

Kardjáték és az ötszörös országos vívóbajnok, Habala Péter

Vendégem ebben az epizódban Habala Péter, ötszörös román nemzeti bajnok a vívásban, és az amerikai chicagói Red Star Fencing Club alapítója. Péter a vívóteremben nőtt fel; édesanyja és édesapja mindketten vívóbajnokok és elismert edzők. Péter édesapja az én vívóedzőm is volt Romániában. Nagyszerűen elbeszélgettünk a vívásról, arról, hogy mi kell ahhoz, hogy bajnokká váljon valaki, valamint a Péter személyes élettörténetéről és vívó karrierjéről.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte  

August 2, 2021

Swordplay with 5-time national fencing champion Peter Habala

My guest in this episode is Peter Habala, a 5-time Romanian national champion in fencing, and the founder of the Red Star Fencing Club in Chicago, USA. Peter grew up in fencing rooms; both his mother and father are fencing champions and renown coaches. In fact, Peter’s father was also my fencing coach back in Romania. Peter and I speak about this amazing sport called fencing, about what it takes to become a champion, and about Peter’s personal life story and fencing career.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte   

July 31, 2021

Une famille française

Dedicated to Mamie, this episode is about what it means to be French, as seen through the example of the Garnier family. I speak with Jean-Luc Garnier about his very large and very international family. We discuss why and how he still feels completely French, and what aspects of the French way of life he sees critically. This episode is completely in French, with a brief introduction and final summary in English.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte  

July 28, 2021

Time for Another Road Trip - Cancer Road Trip and Bump in the Road

Pat Wetzel is a cancer survivor and the host of the award-winning podcasts, “Cancer Road Trip” and “Bump in the Road.” She joined me to speak about her international upbringing and her initial career in finance, as well as about dealing with her illness and embracing the exciting new phase in her life through podcasting.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte   

June 14, 2021

Minority Groups and Their Integration – As Seen Through the Eyes of a Hungarian Born in Slovakia

László Barsi is a Hungarian IT specialist originally from the former Czechoslovakia. He was 11 years old at the fall of the iron curtain and witnessed first-hand the development of a new Slovakia. László gives us an intimate view into life in the former Communist Block and the cultural and political issues people faced. We spoke about the difficulties László encountered as a Hungarian minority in Slovakia, about his immigration to Hungary and the continued struggle for acceptance, about his work experience in Germany, and about the world of IT as seen through a range of cultural lenses.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte  

June 14, 2021

Az IT-világ egy Szlovákiai Magyar szemszögéből

Barsi László magyar informatikus, eredetileg a volt Csehszlovákiából származik. Kellemesen elbeszélgettünk a László magyarországi bevándorlásáról és az evvel kötött nehézségekről, valamint az ö széleskörű munkatapasztalatáról és az informatika világ különböző kulturális vonatkozásairól.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte   

June 5, 2021

Third Culture Kids

In this episode, my guest Megan Norton and I talk about Third Culture Kids and intercultural communication, and transnational education. Megan draws from a wide range of experience. She has lived in South Korea, Japan, Israel, South Africa, various European countries and several states in the US. She is the daughter of a former U.S. diplomat and identifies as a Global Nomad.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte  

June 5, 2021

Bonus Episode - Kids Ask a Chef: Young Adults From Kansas City Ask Hamburg Chef Sebastian Junge

Sebastian Junge is the owner and head chef of the restaurant, Wolfs Junge in Hamburg, Germany. In this segment, young adults from Kansas City had the chance to ask the chef some questions.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte   

June 5, 2021

Bonus Episode - Dr. J’s Soap Box: The Piggy Bank and the Gold Coin

Meet J. J. Thomas, the young author of "The Piggy Bank and the Gold Coin," and learn about how and why he turned to writing.    @drjpodcast    @quadylle    LinkedIn: Henriette J. Runte