Choúkrüt Podcast - Season 2 Finale - Episode 13 - Meet Alex !!
This week, we welcomed Alex to the show for half an hour of poetry and pop music chat !! Alex is our FLTA friend from Brazil in the University of Oregon. It was an honor to welcome him for the season finale, to hear him share a poem in Portuguese language and discuss favorite singers and the meanings of pop music with our Queen B. scholar, Tommy ! Track of the Week is "Bixa Preta" by Linn Da Quebrada.
May 31, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast - Season 2 Episode 12 - A "Peake" into the Midwest !
This week, welcome our U.S friends Alicia and John to the show !!! This is a Midwest Special, including : onions, running gags, wordplays, tongue twisters about wood chucks, Zoom crashes and a conversation about hospitality and friendship ! Finally, enjoy a juicy track of the week with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - Family.
May 27, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast - Season 2 Episode 11 - Poetry Special with Utsab !
This week, the Choúkrüt Team hosts Fellow Fulbrighter Utsab Ray from India. It is a poetry special, with readings from Utsab and Nico, and discussions about cosmical patterns and intercultural similarities in poems. A short Cultural Shock conversation follows, this time about ... Good surprises ! Track of the Week is an italian song chosen by our guest.
May 18, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast - Season 2 Episode 10 - Playin' Hooky !
This week, Tommy, Nico, and Kimberly share some of their favorite poems, and share a reading from their friend Utsab Ray ! Finally, cultural shock week is about SKIPPING SCHOOL. And how common it is in the EU as compared to the U.S. Track of the week : Majhe majhe tobo dekha pai by Arnob
May 12, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 8 - Meet Isaac !
Aaaaand we're back !!! This week, Tommy, Kim & Nico welcome Fulbrighter friend Isaac from Burkina Faso for a session of pure fun !! The world is bringing you down ? You can't find meaning anymore ? Check out this episode, it will make you smile !! Isaac performs one of his songs at the end, don't miss it !!!
May 5, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 7 - Poetry Strikes Back
This week is highly intellectual. Poetry section is back ! Enjoy readings from our hosts and poetry in German, English and French from Arthur Schnitzler, Maya Angelou and Charles Baudelaire. A new concept of Reversed Cultural Shock is also presented to the audience by Kim, Tommy and Nico !! This is a new day, this is a new dawn, and this is 41 minutes of fun ! Track of the Week chosen by Léo from France : Atomized by machine gum from their album Conduit (2019)
April 6, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 6 - A Reset
This week our Choúkrüt Team has been challenged. More than ever. But they're holding on and propose you a new formula of Choúkrüt : 25 minutes of Culture and Language both filmed and recorded to be enjoyed from the comfort of isolation, wherever you are. This episode includes discussions about the Comic Strips of Childhood, Movies recommendations from our hosts, and amazing tongue twisters to please your heart and soul. Stay safe everyone.
March 29, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 - Meet Diego !
This week, Kim, Tommy & Nico welcome Diego to the show for a fun discussion about sports in South America, hair, Mises en Abyme, and drive thrus. Nico brings his weekly Tour De France remark, Kim comments a local mullet tournament, Tommy loses his nerves in the Cultural Shock and Diego shares amazing stories tongue twisters and music about Colombia ! All you need is in this week's Choúkrüt ! Track of the Week : Aterciopelados - El Estuche (1998)
March 15, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 4 - Welcome Back Lisa !!
This week, Lisa makes her grand return to the show after her EPIC WIN of last week's cross cultural quizz !! Kimberly is also back in the studio with Tommy & Nico, and they have a very special program to keep you in the mood for Spring ! Also this week : a brand new section called Poetry of the Day, and... a long awaited Cultural Shock about hunting in the U.S and in Europe ! Song of the Week : Was Machst Du Da ? by Celine (2020)
March 8, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Meet Shreya !
This week, we had the joy to welcome our friend Shreya to the show ! Shreya is from India and teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Through a 30 + minutes exchange, we shared our thoughts about the Midwest small talk, nightlife in India, France, Austria and the U.S, the oscars winner Parasite by Bong Jon-Hoo and of course challenged ourselves with brand new tongue twisters and quiz questions !! Track of the Week is 'Hawa Hawai' from the movie Shaitan !
March 1, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 2
Happy Valentine's Day ! This week we offer you a very special program featuring our new guest and regular member of the Podcast : Kimberly, a brilliant German teacher and beautiful person from Minnesota. We learnt a lot about Valentine's traditions in the U.S, experienced the craziness of new tongue twisters and listened to some good tunes ! You might be in Hawaii or in the coldest of Alaska winters, this new episode is gonna warm you heart and make you smile ! Track of the Week : Brother - NeedToBreathe
February 16, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Season 2 Episode 1
It's the Grand Return !! 1 month and a half after, they're back... But in the meantime, a whole decade also wrapped up ! This week, Nico & Tommy reunite for the long awaited premiere of Choúkrüt Season 2. If you stick with them, you'll know everything about Strauss, "Cinémathèque", French 'Ras Le Bol', Austrian Hip Hop, Waste of Food in the U.S and terrific tongue twisters to challenge your minds and nerves... Tracks of the Week : - ShemA - "Hustle", 2020 - Sauti Sol - "Short N Sweet" ft Nyashinski, 2019
February 9, 2020
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #8 - "Season Finale !"
This week brings the very last Choukrüt episode of 2019. It is dedicated to every single soul we've met in Eugene, OR. The rest is all about Fulbright, astronauts, pickles on Christmas trees, and the brand new Star Wars. Track of the week is Kids by PUP, chosen by Lily ! Tommy & Nico wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Let's keep grooving together in 2020 !!
December 20, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #7 - Meet Sunny !
New week, new guest, brand new podcast ! This episode introduces Sunny, our friend from India, PLUS a lot of new fun sections are now added to the program !! Will you be able to challenge yourself with the International Weekly Quizz ? Or would you prefer trying the crazy tongue twisters presented herein ? In the Cultural Shock section, Food and American T.V shows are discussed, and finally another brand new section, the Movie Recommendation of the Week, is introduced by Nico. Track of the Week : "Why This Kolaveri Di", by Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, performed by , 2011 Movie of the Week : "The Artist" by Michel Hazanavicius, 2011
December 8, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #6 - Meet Johanna & Lisa ! Recorded in KUST Studios.
This week is a huge premiere ! Tommy and Nico welcome their TA friends Johanna and Lisa to the show, in the studios of the KUST Campus Radio ! The weekly topics are : the International Fair, the origins of Haribo, the longest Spanish word ever, and American Sports ! Track of the week is 110 by Capital Bra, 2019.
November 23, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #5 - Meet Chris !
New week, new guest, new surprises ! Nico & Tommy welcome Chris Wright, podcaster, student, and songwriter from Minnesota ! Together, they discuss Mark Whitney, fishing, Bob Dylan's concert in Milwaukee, WI, and the words "dachlawine", "oofta" and "M'Enfin". Cultural shock section is about the Minnesota passive/agressive mode of behavior and overheated rooms in the U.S. Track(s) of the day : Chris performs two of his songs on the ukulele, "Black & White Confusion" and "Eating Waffles By Myself". Link to Chris's podcast "Point Counter Point" : https://open.spotify.com/show/7uAzD2IvuvZkmFxKOaf3IM?si=2_bMGFtuTfG7uxWfrrk1dw
November 10, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #4 - Meet Fernanda !
This week, Tommy & Nico are delighted to welcome the first guest of the season, and she is a Fulbrighter friend from Brazil ! The show evokes skateboarding prodigy, puppet shows, cafuné, pumpkins and the relations between EU and Japan !! Track of the week : Tropicália by Caetano Veloso (1968)
November 4, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #3
It's getting colder and colder, spookier and spookier... Time for a brand new 'Choúkrüt' ! Today, Tommy and Nico discuss hurricanes, lawyers, French Electro created from urban sounds, Austrian National Holiday, and the highly anticipated Halloween celebration in Minnesota ! French electro created from the Toulouse subway sounds : METRO, by Toh Unga, 2019. Song of the day : Conrad Veidt, by Marquis de Sade, 1979.
October 29, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #2
This week, Tommy & Nico talk about revolutions, Enlightenment, avalanches, and the coming of winter in MN. Track of the day : "Die Biene Maja" Opening Credits - Karel Gott (1975)
October 20, 2019
Choúkrüt Podcast Episode #1
"Choúkrüt" is all about cultural shock, fun encounters, music and languages... Broadcasting from the campus of St Thomas, St Paul, MN, Tommy and Nico (Fulbright FLTA) will be reflecting each week on their experience in the heart of the Midwest. Each episode will bring new content, new words, new music, new guests ! This week, our hosts share stories about U.S high schools, cheese ranking, long French adverbs and raw German words... Featured track of the week : "J'attendrai" - Claude François covering The Four Tops (1967)
October 5, 2019