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Last update: 2013-06-05

Fulbright scholar Gabriel Loiacono on his research

2013-06-05
Length: 8m 0s

Visiting professor Gabriel Loiacono from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh speaks about his work in progress. Take Off 81 …

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The Dream by Mate Pleić

2013-05-21
Length: 6m 48s

Croatian student extraordinaire reads his story, "The Dream." Take Off 80 …

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UPRT 2013 Soundbites

2013-04-08
Length: 7m 45s

Sounds and voices from the University of Pécs Roundtable Conference in Applied Linguistics. Take Off 79 …

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Originality

2013-03-23
Length: 5m 59s

Some results of a study on originality in students' writing that I conducted with my colleague at the University of Zagreb. The full paper is available here: http://books.google.hu/books?id=VnR3DZsHG6UC Take Off 78, the first in 2013! …

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Afterlife Pleasantries

2012-04-22
Length: 14m 19s

Episode 77: Listen to a story written, performed and produced by Éliás Zoltán, a student at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Music composed by the author. …

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Adán Reyes from Mexico City

2012-02-23
Length: 10m 0s


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 jozsefhor@gmail.com if you need some of those episodes. …

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Barna and Tibi About Ebooks

2012-02-15
Length: 7m 30s

Episode 74: Two students, Barna and Tibi, managers at the Power Plant in Pécs, discussed views about ebooks in a recent class with me. A segment from that session. …

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Evi, the Information Assistant

2012-02-01
Length: 6m 11s

Episode 73: Evi is an information assistant, available on iPhones and Android phones. I got the app a few days ago and tested what it can do. It? She? You decide. …

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Of Michael Jackson and the Moon

2012-01-26
Length: 6m 20s

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. …

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American Anthony

2011-12-31
Length: 12m 0s


Episode 71: The last episode in 2011 features Anthony Krese, a.k.a. American Anthony, a teacher in Japan. Snippets from our Skype chat. Anthony's website: www.americananthony.com …

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Skype Chat with Thékes István

2011-11-06
Length: 10m 59s


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 …

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Part 2 of the Interview with Kathy

2011-11-05
Length: 8m 15s

Episode 69: Part 2 of the interview with Katharine Whitcomb. Kathy's website: http://www.katharinewhitcomb.com This episode was first released a week ago but was then mysteriously gone for a day. Hope this time it will be okay. …

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An Afternoon with Katharine Whitcomb

2011-10-06
Length: 11m 0s


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 …

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Eper to Fly to Texas

2011-06-01
Length: 8m 29s


Episode 67: Fülöp Eper Flóra about her upcoming work experience in a Texas summer camp. Music credit: Blake Shelton's "Nobody But Me." …

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Hana Humpolíková from Ostrava

2011-03-16
Length: 8m 50s


Episode 66: Hana Humpolíková is a student from Ostrava, the Czech Republic, currently on an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Pécs. The other day, we got together in my office. …

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Anna Back from Madrid

2011-01-09
Length: 8m 54s


Episode 65: Rudolf Anna came back from Madrid to Pécs for a short visit last week. After a hot chocolate and coffee, we went to Széchenyi square to record an interview. …

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Sounds

2011-01-02
Length: 5m 15s

Episode 64: You can listen to a sound story -- and not only that. You can write it, too! Send entries to jozsefhor@gmail.com. …

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Katarina on Writing, Words and Photos

2010-11-03
Length: 13m 6s


Episode 63: Katarina Vesela, a colleague from Slovakia, speaks about her recently published book, Academic Writing, among others. …

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Three Students from A Coruna

2010-10-29
Length: 11m 16s


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.

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Take Off 61: Kovács Gabi's Blog

2010-10-11
Length: 9m 10s

Second-year MA student Kovács Gabi tells us about her blog at http://kovgab.wordpress.com …

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Take Off 60: Sonia Valdiviezo on Her Novel

2010-08-29
Length: 11m 10s


First we talked, and then we danced -- at the farewell party at Seggau Castle, Austria. Find out about Sonia Valdiviezo's novel-in-progress. …

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Take Off 59: Interview with Jonathan Smith

2010-08-06
Length: 9m 48s


I met Jonathan at this year's Graz University Summer School. Snippets from an interview we recorded on the last day. …

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Take Off 58: Lovorka and Vladimir in Pécs

2010-06-26
Length: 10m 0s


My Croatian colleagues, Lovorka Zergollern-Miletic and Vladimir Legac, and I went to have beer in Pécs yesterday. Guess who turned on his iPhone. Episode track: "Two Lessons to Learn" by Thalassa. More Thalassa music at http://www.ilike.com …

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Take Off 57: The Immortal Jellyfish

2010-06-15
Length: 5m 36s

An article by Bryan Nelson about the only animal known to be immortal, the turritopsis nutricula. See text at http://bit.ly/93JXXO Episode track: "Mystique" by Marcin Borowski. Browse more Borowski music at http://www.ilike.com …

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Take Off 56: Szántó Gábor about Wikipedia

2010-06-01
Length: 9m 0s

Graduating student Szántó Gábor shares ideas about the subject of his MA thesis, Wikipedia. …

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Take Off 55: Palin's Speech Opens Sixth Seal

2010-03-10
Length: 6m 30s

Episode celebrates 55th milestone with a classic grotesque article from The Onion. Theme music by Kartali Lászó …

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Take Off 54: Winter Olympics Athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili Dies

2010-02-22
Length: 5m 0s

First episode of 2010 features a part of Nancy Franklin's New Yorker article about the Vancouver Olympics. Theme music by Kartali László …

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Take Off 53: Taking Off with Szvath Dóra

2009-10-28
Length: 6m 0s

Second-year student and two-time Blog Oscar Award winner Szvath Dóra narrates a passage from her short story, "Passengers." The full story is on her blog: http://senator888.blogspot.com Theme music by Kartali László …

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Take Off 52: Ian Frazier on Phones and Dogs

2009-10-17
Length: 6m 0s

An excerpt of a feature from the October 19, 2009 issue of The New Yorker. Theme music by Kartali Lacek. Episode track: "Lions," by The Features. …

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Take Off 51: Iveszics Alexander's Essay

2009-06-04
Length: 5m 15s


"I’m not saying that it’s alright to be nervous all the time, but helping stressed-out people is always better than scolding them." This idea and more in Alexander's essay. Theme tune by Kartali László. Music credit: Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus …

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Take Off 50: Voices from the Past

2009-05-17
Length: 5m 30s

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, GergÅ‘, 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! …

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Take Off 49: Bernadett and Attila Comment on Podcasts

2009-03-28
Length: 7m 0s

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. …

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Take Off 48: Chat with Carol MacCurdy

2009-03-18
Length: 6m 45s


Fulbright Professor Carol MacCurdy and I went to Paulus last week, and I asked her to talk about life and literature in the US. Snippets from the chat. …

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Take Off 47: Invasion from Space

2009-02-22
Length: 4m 45s

Excerpt from a story by Steven Millhauser. …

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Take Off 46: Blog Posts by Kati, Dávid and Krisztián

2009-02-16
Length: 8m 0s

Vasas Katalin's debut as a blog writer, plus Tomázy Dávid's and Ömböli Krisztián's stories. …

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Take Off 45: Meeting High-School Students

2009-01-30
Length: 9m 13s

On Wednesday, Rudolf Anna and I gave a talk to high-school students. In the episode: sound bites from the event. …

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Take Off 44: Instant Karma

2009-01-13
Length: 4m 10s

Listen to an article by Sasha Frere-Jones published in The New Yorker on January 12. …

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Take Off 43: Tomázy Dávid Talks About His Story

2009-01-09
Length: 5m 0s

First-year student Tomázy Dávid talks about a story he will start writing soon. …

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Take Off 42: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

2008-12-31
Length: 3m 8s

The last pages from Proulx's highly acclaimed novella. …

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Take Off 41: Student Voices: Oral Presentation Skills

2008-12-14
Length: 4m 55s

Seven students from my Oral Presentation Skills course share opinions and plans: Balázs, Anita, Kitti, Kinga, Anna, Judit, and Krisztián. …

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Take Off 40: Meeting Would-Be Freshmen

2008-11-30
Length: 7m 43s


First, some thoughts about meeting would-be freshmen last Saturday, and then a song by Cargo Cult. Photo: Zsélyi Eszter after our talk, with part of Kungl Zsófi's blog showing in the background. …

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Take Off 39: Reports by Sziszi, Angéla, István and Eszter

2008-11-18
Length: 9m 0s

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 …

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Take Off 38: Stories by Dóri, Évi and Lilla

2008-10-27
Length: 8m 22s

Three blogs, three stories, three students: Szvath Dóra, Balázs Éva and Gazdóf Lilla. Music credit: a song by Ellen Says No, a free MP3 download from http://www.ilike.com/artist/Ellen+Says+No …

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Take Off 37: Amsterdam Calling

2008-10-21
Length: 7m 14s


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. …

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Take Off 36: Five Students Start Blogs

2008-10-01
Length: 7m 40s

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. …

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Take Off 35: Last Vacation Episode

2008-08-27
Length: 5m 50s


The last summer episode this year! …

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Take Off 34: Find the River with REM

2008-08-13
Length: 6m 20s


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." #rembudapest …

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Take Off 33: Frank Mills from Hair

2008-07-10
Length: 3m 35s

That's right: this week, the lyrics comes from that 60s musical, Hair. Enjoy! …

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Take Off 32: Accelerate with REM

2008-07-02
Length: 4m 24s

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! #rembudapest …

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Take Off 31: Viva La Vida by Coldplay

2008-06-23
Length: 4m 21s

The first summer episode! Enjoy your vacation and this story, the lyrics of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. …

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Take Off 30: Toronto, Starlight, and Zamárdi

2008-06-04
Length: 22m 38s

Konkoly Kriszta, Horváth Bálint, and Szilas Péter, three English majors at the University of Pécs, talk about an exam and their summer plans. …

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Take Off 29: After the Conference

2008-05-19
Length: 15m 27s


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. …

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Take Off 28: On the Terrace of Paulus

2008-05-02
Length: 1m 12s

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. …

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Take Off 27: Stephen Spinder's Stories

2008-04-14
Length: 12m 15s


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 http://www.spinderartphoto.com/ …

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Take Off 26: The Untouchables

2008-03-30
Length: 10m 47s

A scene from the movie starring Sean Connery and Kevin Costner, plus a conversation with Rácz Krisztián. The song is by the Mitchell Blues Band -- a free MP3 file from www.iLike.com …

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Take Off 25: Easter Island by Katherine Routledge

2008-03-24
Length: 9m 10s

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 …

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Take Off 24: Through the Glasses of... By Rudolf Anna

2008-03-17
Length: 7m 3s

Listen to Rudolf Anna's story from her blog at http://anchuk.blogspot.com The singer featured in the episode is Hannah Ild. …

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Take Off 23: Krupla Gergo About Reading and Writing

2008-03-06
Length: 10m 38s


A talented writer, Gergo is a fourth-year student at the University of Pecs. …

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Take Off 22: Reka's Stories from the Park

2008-02-25
Length: 10m 43s


This episode features Lugossy Reka and her stories. …

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Take Off 21: Nikolov Marianne on Vocabulary Learning

2008-02-16
Length: 12m 15s


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. …

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Take Off

A series from Hungary, featuring students' stories as well as classics like The Catcher in the Rye and Breakfast at Tiffany's.Theme music by Kartali Laszlo. To send a story or comment: email me. My podcast feed and all episodes available at: http://jozsefhor.podomatic.com. Take Off blog: http://take-o-f-f.blogspot.com.

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