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Podcasts 4 Brainport

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Science, technology, innovation, design, lifestyle, expat life, culture, entertainment, ... from the Eindhoven TopTech region. Radio interviews and podcasts created by the team of Radio4Brainport.org.: Jean-Paul Linnartz, Karishma Vij, Supriya Vij, Stephen Harianto, Julie Allen, Limi Kalapurachal, Peter Simons, Erika van der Merwe and others.
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Heroes like you at Dutch Design Week
On its 65th anniversary, Eindhoven University of Technology participates at multiple locations of Dutch Design Week. Lucas Asselbergs is curator of the TU/e presence and coordinates Heroes Like You and Drivers of Change. Besides exhibitions, TU/e also hosts performances, workshops, music and more.   An interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio 4 Brainport         
03:29
October 18, 2021
Coming from California to Eindhoven: Olivia van den Broek
An exciting and energetic story about how she found her way in the Eindhoven Brainport region. Olivia van den Broek is a driving force behind the Expat Center South. She way Karihma and Supriya's guest in Tea Talk on radio 4 Brainport. 
21:24
October 2, 2021
Gareth Thomas: CEO selling math solutions
""To qualify as a dad, you have to had the experience of starting your own venture yourself"" The experience of what it takes to launch a start up, first hand. Gareth Thomas, CEO and co-founder of VersionBay is our guest. He lives with his family in the region, he is actively engaged in the Fe+Male Tech Heros and the BAIKE - Brainport Kids AI Education and he is podcaster with a weekly program in Radio 4 Brainport, the expat station. What drives Gerath? How does he run his venture? 
55:31
September 28, 2021
Light Festival in Eindhoven: Philip Ross looks forward to an interactive GLOW 2021
Pre-Corona GLOW attracted 750,000 visitors. Philips Ross is one of the leading designers of installations. Particularly, of installations that are interactive and that engage visitors. Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport had the opportunity to look forward to the 2021 edition.      
04:17
September 25, 2021
Exposed to World War II as a 17 year old boy in Eindhoven
Henk Kuiten recollects the stories of his father Marinus Kuiten (1923) who was detained in the Scheveningen gevangenis during World War II, and escaped from forced labor in Germany. Shortly after the liberation of Eindhoven, he joined the Brits in Operation Market Garden and ended up in the battles of the Ardennes Offensive. What shaped him personally, what made him decide to take the risks of escaping from forced labor, to wander through occupied territory, to hide in Eindhoven, and to join the fighting army voluntarily?    Jean-Paul Linnartz hosted Henk Kuiten at Radio 4 Brainport
50:05
September 14, 2021
September 18, 1944: Eindhoven is liberated from the WW2 occupation
Nick Kelso takes us back not only to the day of the liberation of Eindhoven but also the battles before and after September 18th and to the bombing the day after. The hunger winter, operation market garden, ... Jullie Allen interviewed historian and World War II expert Nick Kelso.  Her Radio 4 Brainport interview is now also available as a podcast.     
24:00
September 12, 2021
Music, Racing and getting an EE Bachelor: Arda Karuca enjoys all three at TU Eindhoven
We dive into the world of an international student at TU Eindhoven
04:26
August 16, 2021
Arda Karuca: Inmotion's racing car helps to develop faster electrical charging
What ever happened after Inmotion showed just a mock-up at DDW? Well, they revealed ""the real thing"" in August 2021:  a prototype of their all electrical racing car. Developing technology for very fast electric charging is their dream, besides winning a Le Mans 24 hours race. We interview one of the students on the team. What does it take to be an international student here? Our guest is TU Eindhoven Bachelor student Arda Karuca.   Meanwhile, program host Jean-Paul Linnartz found this photo on archive, while preparing for a previous interview at Dutch Design Week.
19:10
August 16, 2021
Nuno Curado, wildlife ecologist, takes wild Eindhoven as habitat
Even a crowded city like Eindhoven is full of wild life. Nuno Curado has been working with wildlife and people, in different organizations and in hos own businesses. He became increasingly captivated by the wildlife that lives in our cities. How do wild animals and plants live in urban areas? How do we, humans, benefit from it? How can we make our cities better for people and nature?
08:54
August 5, 2021
Bridging the Dutch and the Indonesian Youth with INYS
Radio 4 Brainport broadcast a highlight on the relationship and long history between the Dutch and the Indonesians! The INYS (Indonesia Nederland Youth Society) strives to connect the two (young) groups, whether it be professionals or students, not only in Eindhoven but in all of the Netherlands. What is so special about the relationship between the two countries? What does a strong relationship bring for both countries and its youth? What does INYS do to help achieve the mission? Maybe organizations like INYS also can inspire other internationals to create a similar initiative? INYS representative: Kevin de Wacht - Chair Lotte Troost - PR Officer Lala Fitriani - PR Officer
43:20
August 4, 2021
Expat talk: Parag Gupta's experience with buying a car; with getting health care
Ever wondered what you have to go through to buy a car in The Netherlands? What are the pros and cons of different car ownership models? How do you arrange a driver's license? Moreover, what happens when you get sick in this country? Where do you have to go to and what are the steps before you get treated? What's covered in the insurance and what's not? How good is the Dutch healthcare system? Parag Gupta will be sharing his experience with us and he's certainly not a stranger to Radio 4 Brainport. He's an American expat who's been enjoying life in The Netherlands so far. He did a piece on celebrating Christmas in NL last December.
48:03
July 23, 2021
Culture Shocks in Tea Talk: India - Canada - Eindhoven - India
The discussion about moving to a new country, expat life, new role, and responsibilities, has been a regular highlight on our Tea-Talk show. However, this Friday we will talk about an enthusiastic and charming couple Asha Dhawan and Pawan Dhawan, who lived in  three different continents for 44 years and are now settled back in India, to their native country. Asha Dhawan is the founder and President of the Indo Dutch Association, and promoting Indian culture has been her driving force behind the formation of this organization. She pursued a 30-year long career in the logistics and mobility industry in Canada and The Netherlands. Pawan Dhawan, an electrical engineer by background, worked for 27 years in Philips and retired as Senior Director of Procurement at Philips Nederland. He was the founding director of the "Kala Bharti" foundation and is passionate about social work, especially education for all. How do they feel after going back to their own country? Was it an easy decision?
41:49
July 2, 2021
Trailers, trucks, passenger cars and even a fancy Royal beach car: the DAF roots of Brainport automotive track record
We meet Geert Vermeer, chairman of the DAF Museum. An intriguing history of making automobiles, starting 1928 already. And a special highlight in 2021 was the DAF Kini, specially designed for the Dutch Royal family, and driven by the Dutch King on his tour to Eindhoven. What is the success behind a company that is now a world leading truck maker?
52:53
July 1, 2021
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, part 2
 In 2020, even the animal rescue shelters did not have any cats or dogs anymore that were still searching for a new owner. Do you have a cat or a dog? Maybe you always already enjoyed having a pet to entertain the house, not just now. Are you looking for someone to take care of it during vacation time? Join our conversation on Tuesday. Meow-Talk on DAB+, and 747 and 828 AM, Part 2 During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided to buy/adopt pets in response to social isolation and 'free time' because of remote work, leading to unprecedented rise in pet ownership, long waiting list and high pet price. However, now that everything is starting to get back to normal, there is rising concern with the animal welfare. Let's enjoy the discussion, co-hosted by Stephen Harianto and Joanne Lo, with our guests Apoorva Aravind, Prathyusha Adiraju, and Thomas John.
17:57
June 25, 2021
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, Part 1
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided to buy/adopt pets in response to social isolation and 'free time' because of remote work, leading to unprecedented rise in pet ownership, long waiting list and high pet price. However, now that everything is starting to get back to normal, there is rising concern with the animal welfare. Let's enjoy the discussion, co-hosted by Stephen Harianto and Joanne Lo, with our guests Apoorva Aravind, Prathyusha Adiraju, and Thomas John. Radio 4 Brainport, the expat station for international community in Eindhoven
31:29
June 25, 2021
The history of Philips with Sergio Derks, part 1. The hotspot where it all started.
Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport.
02:51
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 7. Going digital, long before we got computers
A silence on CD is really a silence. The CD offered unprecedented dynamics and changed the music industry. Digital music came in the 80s.    Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
03:30
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 6. The first radio sets and the creation of a corporate identity
Making light bulbs, making good vacuum, laid the foundation for a huge business in radio tubes and in radio sets. But the 30s were also the decade that Louis Kalff created a corporate identity by standardzing the well known starts and waves Philips Logo.  Design and technology go hand in hand. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
08:20
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 5. Innovation means advancing technology and reaching a new market
What do 2021 and 1891 have in common: an older brother leads the technology while the younger brother turns it into business. And Breda, not Eindhoven, almost became THE city of light.   Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
05:09
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 4. Producing lamps in the first factory, preparing to scale up.
The first factory, where the production of lamps was brought to perfection, laying the foundation for Xray and radio tubes later on. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
03:34
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 3. Enlighting Potato Eaters, creating a hotspot for innovation
What must it have meant in a society characterized by Vincent van Gogh so well in the “Potato Eaters” painting in 1885? In 1891, Philips brought electric light can changed the dynamics of the region for good. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport 
09:59
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 2. The early years of inventions and societal impact
Philips started not only to make light bulbs, but also became a company of innovations and reforms. "Getting paid while sick" meant a change in entreprenerial attitude. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives.
05:39
June 17, 2021
Tea Talk: Journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 2)
" Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw Do you think it’s time to work on yourself and find a new person who might have been hidden under responsibilities and pretensions? This Friday, let’s understand from our guest, Divya Shah on how she worked on herself and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Divya is a free-lance Journalist with more than 12 years of experience. She worked as a senior Correspondent with India’s leading English News Channel, CNN IBN. In her 5 years of stint with the channel, she was bestowed with two international awards. In the last 7 years of self-employment, she has been writing concepts, scripts and making corporate films for giants like Tata, Oil and Petroleum Ministry, Uttarakhand Government, and various NGOs like PSI, Earthworm, etc. Divya believes in giving back to society, so during the lockdown, she initiated an online community radio called the “Radio Diva”# to reach out to more and more people and help them with their mental health. Let’s listen to this voracious reader who will tell us how to stay happy, motivated, and live life full throttle Tune in, Tea-Talk, on June 11, Friday @ 20:00, Radio4brainport.org
23:13
June 13, 2021
Tea Talk: Award-winning journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 1)
Do you think it’s time to work on yourself and find a new person who might have been hidden under responsibilities and pretensions? This Friday, let’s understand from our guest, Divya Shah on how she worked on herself and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Divya is a free-lance Journalist with more than 12 years of experience. She worked as a senior Correspondent with India’s leading English News Channel, CNN IBN. In her 5 years of stint with the channel, she was bestowed with two international awards. In the last 7 years of self-employment, she has been writing concepts, scripts and making corporate films for giants like Tata, Oil and Petroleum Ministry, Uttarakhand Government, and various NGOs like PSI, Earthworm, etc. Divya believes in giving back to society, so during the lockdown, she initiated an online community radio called the “Radio Diva”# to reach out to more and more people and help them with their mental health. Let’s listen to this voracious reader who will tell us how to stay happy, motivated, and live life full throttle Tune in, Tea-Talk, on June 11, Friday @ 20:00, Radio4brainport.org
23:36
June 12, 2021
Tea Talk: Kavitha Varathan shares her journey, her motivation to launch Expat Spouses Initiative
Moving to a new country for a career can be adventurous and an exciting new chapter, but at the same time, as an accompanying spouse, it can be daunting, uncertain, and putting yourself second. New job, new place, new country, a different culture, and the constant struggles, Kavitha Varathan has seen it all. Kavitha is the founder and CEO of Expat Spouses Initiative, which she set up as a grass-roots response to support accompanying spouses and partners of international knowledge workers rebuild their careers in the Netherlands. Kavitha has a lot to share with us, her journey, her experiences, the motivation to step out of her comfort zone, and set up this organization to help the expat spouses. Do you already feel curious and motivated? Tea-Talk with Karishma & Supriya on Friday, June 4, @20.00 only on Radio4brainport.
49:07
June 4, 2021
Heidi Los in Tea Talk: Design your own Future
Choosing a career path? Settling abroad? Finding the right kind of work? Do you find yourselves lost in these questions and need support, guidance to help you work in the right direction? We have a learned guest on our Tea-Talk show, Heidi Los, Career Coach and Cultural Trainer, and founder of DESIGN YOUR OWN FUTURE. Heidi Los has coached numerous Expat Partners, over the past years, with great enthusiasm and success. She provides career coaching, training, and group workshops. She is widely appreciated for her eagerness to help you find the relevant answers to the questions you have been juggling for quite some time. Karry and Supriya Vij for Radio 4 Brainport on May 21, international tea day 2021
42:28
May 23, 2021
The secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by self-care
Healing Mind, Body, And spirit: In today's fast-paced and goal-oriented world, stress is inevitable. This week let's deep dive into exploring the secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by choosing self-care. To know more about improving your spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional health, Our Tea-talk with Karishma & Supriya on Friday, May 14  on http://Radio4brainport.org. Learn about the art of living, breathing techniques, kundalini yoga, and physiotherapy from our learned guests Poonam Nair & Kine Berg.
42:52
May 15, 2021
2021 Ramadan in Eindhoven
Every year, Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and giving back to community. Eid al-Fitr, meanwhile, marks the end of Ramadan and it is the most important holiday for the religion. We discussed the meaning of Ramadan and what it means to practice Islam during the Holy Month. Moreover, we also touched upon how Eid is celebrated with friends and families, also during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
38:21
May 6, 2021
Chaitali Sengupta Cross-stitches Words into impressive Prose Poems
Thought-through and felt-through impressive poems in times that we are flooded by an overload of superficial blurbs on social media?......  Well, we noticed a great interest in Chaitali Sengupta's writings. A journalist by profession, a financial analyst, a translator, a language teacher, and also a writer, she has many feathers in her cap. Chaitali was on air with Radio 4 Brainport to tell us what she's been up to lately and how her journey has led her to write her first book, Cross-Stitched Words. A program by Karishma Vij, Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
45:50
April 29, 2021
Holi Festival of Colors is not exclusive to India, Spring Greetings from Eindhoven
Blue is song, Yellow is music, Green is dance, Red is beauty , White is peace and Pink is for joy “. With this colourful quote, your host and dost, Karishma and Limi welcome you all to our Holi special show only on Radio4brainport.org. Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated annually around the month of March and in combination of spring festival. It is celebrated in almost all of India and by all Hindus around the world. Holi is New Year’s Celebration according to the Hindu Calendar. This festival marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. Before we introduce you to our tonight’s guests , we would like to tell you all the significance of the celebration. Holi is New Year’s Celebration according to the Hindu Calendar. It is especially important for the farmers. In India it is around this time of the year , farmers celebrate their good harvest. Holi celebrations begin the night before, when bonfires are lit to cleanse the air of evil spirits , and to celebrate to the death of the evil demon "Holika" after whom the festival is named. Last but not the least this festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness, and of knowledge over ignorance. Karishma Vij and Limi Kalapurachal welcome our guests: Prachi Aggarwal – founder of PraRoop Events and Holi Fusion festival and Roshni Suresh - President of the Indian student’s association.   In this podcast, we removed music from radio show. The Full show is at : https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-van-eint/holi-festival-of-colors-is-not-exclusive-to-india-spring-greetings-from-eindhoven/  
37:17
April 29, 2021
The Sound of the City of Lights: Capturing the Eindhoven Vibe in a Song
Internationals enjoy making music together, already for many years. In COVID times that may not be easy but nonetheless we see an active organisation that brings together internationals: Music with Strangers. With The Sound of Eindhoven, "This is Eindhoven" challenges musicians and producers to create an anthem or soundtrack as an ode to the city. On Radio 4 Brainport, we contacted internationals who you live here and have a strong connection with the city and who joined the competition. Enrique Cruz created an Eindhoven Anthem, that is a tribute to the city that appreciates in so many aspects. Alex Furnica and Mohsen Mehrafrouz have chosen "The City of Light" as a title, to reflect the multi-cultural society, the many nationalities.
38:12
April 29, 2021
On the Autism Spectrum in High Tech Brainport
On April 2, we celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day. But there are many spectrums of autism. While Brainport Eindhoven is the smartest city, with the largest number of patents per inhabitant, it is also a city with relatively many people that are "on the spectrum". That seems more that sheer coincidence: There may well be a correlation between prevalence of autism and "systemizers: who have an urge to understand how systems work. And that thrives well in cities with many centers of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? On April 27, 2021, we had three wonderful guests to help us guide through the colorful and bright side of autism. First, Dr. Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who received widespread recognition and many honors in his career. He is an invited speaker at the UN for World Autism Awareness Day back in 2013. Our second guest, Teddy Lytle, an Associate Artistic Director of Spectrum Theatre Company, a Neurodiverse Theatre Company in US. Our third guest is a very enthusiastic mum Tally Nothey from London, who calls herself as Accidental Hero and is working on a lot of Autism Awareness activities in UK. This podcast is a recording of a program on Radio4Brainport.org, hosted by Karishma Vij and Jean-Paul Linnartz. Chaitali Sengupta summarizes the impact of autism in a dedicated poem. 
01:17:44
April 28, 2021
King Willem Alexander visiting the HighTech region in a 1966 DAF open beach car on a day full of innovation.
With Thijs van Son, we look forward to the celebration of King's Day 2021. A day full of innovative online events. A highlight will be the automobile parade, ranging from historic DAF cars to the record winning Stella to the innovative solar-powered Lightyear. King Willem Alexander himself will drive a reworked Daffodil designed by Michelotti and with 750 cc air-cooled engine with Variomatic CVT transmission. A car that was in the possession of the Royal Family for a long time and used in Italy, but is now with the DAF Museum.  
17:33
April 14, 2021
To the historic roots of Europe: visiting Aachen, Maastricht, Liege with Hilbert de Wal.
With longer daylight, we look forward to a warmer and beautiful summer when we (hopefully) can once again go on a city trip. Our guest today is Hilbert de Wal, city guide and cultural expert with via-cultura.nl. The common theme today are the historic places that commemorate Carolus Magnus or Charles the Great or Charlemagne, the 'founder' of Europe. The springs and the Dom in Aachen, the unspoilt industrial heritage of Liege, fortifications and cathedrals in Maastricht. Why was Aachen in the early medieval far more important as a city than Maastricht or Liege with their strategic location on the river? What was Charlemagne's greatest innovation? He is seen as the inventor of education.     
50:52
April 13, 2021
Global micro-electronic chip shortages. Does it impact companies in Brainport? TU/e Prof. Peter Baltus
A global shortage of microelectronic ICs, .. what does it mean for you and for the region? Our guest is an expert in making IC: Prof. Peter Baltus. With all these uncertainties, we like to hear how IC's are made, why we need foundries, what can we do here in the Eindhoven region, and what can we not do?  A global shortage of semiconductor chips is raising fear for disruptions to the supply of electronic chips.  The shortage has been causing delays in everything from cars and televisions to video game consoles and smartphones. Just to name a few: Apple's production of iPhone 12 was disrupted due to chip shortage. Samsung is considering to delay the introduction of the next Galaxy Note in 2021. Despite the slow demand for new cars during the pandemic, car manufacturers nonetheless still cannot keep up with the production due to chip shortages. NXP, a Dutch semiconductor company in this region, also suffered from production problems in Texas due to severe winter weather, but may also see problems arise with their foundry factory in Taiwan. Moreover, all the technology that is currently being implemented: 5G, AI, autonomous cars and all the data storage/processing demand, also becomes seriously at risk.  In order to meet the demand, TSMC is ramping up their facilities with multiple orders of ASML lithography machines in their $100 billion investment plan to outmatch Intel’s recent $20 billion expansion plans. Other chip manufacturers also followed suit. In the short term, that US president Biden intervened with an executive order to ensure US access to electronic chips. Military sources also warned about a potential Chinese intervention in Taiwan. In fact, a large portion of chips are made in Taiwan by TSMC, but the Taiwanese IC manufacturer may not be accessible for a Chinese companies like Huawei, under pressure from the US. With the US safeguarding production on US foundries, Taiwan being squeezed between China and US interest, where does Europe get its chips? All of this developments will not only affect the prices of your next smartphone, tablet or TV set, but also highly impact semiconductor companies in the Brainport region such as ASML and NXP. For us and the listeners, enough reasons to invite an expert in how to make an integrated Circuit: Prof. Peter Baltus.
49:28
April 7, 2021
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Episode 3: Margot Nijkamp, Open Innovation Academy
Margot Nijkamp is MD of the Open Innovation Academy and works with the human factor in open innovation. She believes that open innovation is only possible in a culture that has so-called feminine aspects. Margot will be running a workshop at Female Tech Heroes, entitled “Be your own career hero”, during which she will share practical tools for creating successful mindsets. Radio4Brainport visited Margot to find out what it means to be a Power Girl – and how this relates to the human factor in innovation.
14:16
March 7, 2021
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Series: Episode 2 | Tessie Hartjes, Lightyear
Life in a rapidly growing tech startup is not for the faint-hearted. Especially if your timelines are decades into the future. This is the daily reality for Tessie Hartjes, who is Chief of Sales and Marketing at Lightyear. Tessie will be one of the many inspirational speakers at the launch of Female Tech Heroes, a new networking platform dedicated to women working in technology. Female Tech Heroes kicks off at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven on 21 May 2019.
13:07
March 7, 2021
Why High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry; Female Tech Heroes Podcast #1
Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative in the Brainport region, designed to make more women enthusiastic about technology. In the first episode of the podcast series for Female Tech Heroes, Erika van der Merwe of Radio4Brainport.org speaks to Ingelou Stol, Communications Manager at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, about why the High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry. “When we talk to companies in the region, we hear that they are all looking for female talent – and that it is a struggle to find women in such a male-dominated world. With research showing that diverse teams – diverse in background, gender, experience, etc. – deliver the best successes and innovations, it all comes down to encouraging diversity. In our view, creating this event and this network builds towards such diversity”. Female Tech Heroes “will be more than an event: It will be the start of a network for women in the tech industry”. This year’s programme reflects the resolve to ensure that meaningful connections are forged. “This time there are more ways for women to interact, and more room for networking. Amazing women will tell their stories – women in high positions, researchers, engineers – all talking about their creations and how they work in the world of tomorrow”, Stol says. Female Tech Heroes launches on 21 May 2019, at the High Tech Campus. The jam-packed one-day programme includes eight speakers, one panel discussion, 14 workshops and plenty of networking opportunity.
10:39
March 7, 2021
Neelie Kroes: 'I strongly believe in the female involvement in tech': Female Tech Heroes Podcast #5
Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative, created with the aim of inspiring women to explore the world of technology. Former European Commissioner, Neelie Kroes, was the face of the launch of this new network – a fitting role for a woman who has devoted decades to forging the way for women in business, politics and technology. Erika van der Merwe, on behalf of Radio4Brainport.org, spoke to Neelie at the launch of Female Tech Heroes in 2019, at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.
11:35
March 7, 2021
Anique Soetermeer: "A great team can't be copied", Female Tech Heroes Podcast #4
Anique Soetermeer believes that teamwork is the key to success in innovation and in doing business. Based on her experience as co-founder of the start-up accelerator HighTechXL, she is also of the view that diversity within the team increases team performance – provided that the diversity is nurtured and managed well. In the fourth podcast in the series for Female Tech Heroes, Radio4Brainport spoke to Anique about the power of diversity. “The team is everything, because a good business model can be copied and IP can be worked around. But a great team can’t just be copied,” Anique says. She refers to a plethora of research on the key elements in creating a high-performance team, and cites vital characteristics such as having a common purpose, and establishing trust amongst members of the team. “There is an important characteristic for team success – diversity – which I think is a special one.” Research suggests that more diverse teams outperform more homogenous teams in a number of ways, but that there is a caveat: A non-performing homogenous team will outperform a heterogeneous team. “So, it is quite a risk to build a diverse team, but it is worth the risk, because in the end it will give you so much more.”
19:00
March 7, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 3
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox?
07:17
February 7, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 2
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox
19:25
February 7, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 1
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox
18:35
February 7, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 4: a time line towards giving birth
Episode 4 in our podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven.
10:54
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 2: Sharing experiences and expectations
Continuing our podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven, we learned that sharing experiences with other internationals, not only from your own country is very useful to form your opinion about your personal delivery plan. What are the other differences compared to other countries? What is special about the Dutch system?   Jean-Paul Linnartz invited Janneke to the microphone of Radio 4 Brainport.
15:47
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery in Eindhoven, Part 3
Podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven. Jean-Paul Linnartz invited Janneke to the microphone of Radio 4 Brainport.
08:48
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 1: we meet the Midwife in Eindhoven
Why is it that the Dutch prefer to give birth at home rather than in a Hospital? what are the other differences compared to other countries? One such difference is the role of the midwife. We chat with Janneke Oudenaarden from Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven. Janneke sees many internationals during delivery time and during, but often already before, pregnancy.   A podcast hosted by Jean-Paul Linnartz, of Radio 4 Brainport, 2021.
13:13
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, part 3: Adding value to a property
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
10:40
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 2: Financial Aspects
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
12:55
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 1: How to value real estate?
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz    
16:43
January 30, 2021
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Eindhoven
How does the Chinese community celebrate the Chinese New Year? Jean-Paul Linnartz asked Xiangyu Wang about the traditions and the meaning of the festival.    
04:42
January 30, 2021
Locked down for Christmas as internationals in Eindhoven
Christmas 2020 is like no other year before. But for the expats, internationals, expats and their spouses it even means staying in a foreign country in lockdown. Christmas is being celebrated differently across the world, but mindfulness and intimacy is what is common in almost all cultures. What do the internationals in Eindhoven organize during the holiday season? How do they cope with missing their family? And how do internationals perceive the Dutch governmental approach to managing to COVID outbreak?   In this podcast, Jean-Paul Linnartz meets Chaitali Sangupta, a volunteer journalist and translator at EindhovenNews.com and Stephen Harianto of Radio4Brainport.org
35:12
December 22, 2020
2020 Holiday movie "Heij Eindje" cheers up Eindhoven
In the week in December 2020 in which a national lockdown was announced, Eindhoven presents a new Christmas movie. 'Hey Eindje' is a short feel-good movie as a present and heartening for all Eindhoven residents, Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport hosts Edwin Blok-van Enck of Eindhoven365  The movie is an initiative of city marketing organisation Eindhoven365 and is, after 'Een Kei Fijne Film' and 'Een Kei Fijne Film: Hotel Eindhoven', the third Christmas movie in a row.  With this movie, Eindhoven365 hopes to offer a bright light to all Eindhoven residents and to the makers in our city. A movie with a positive outlook towards the new year. Something we can put to good use in these dark days. 
06:51
December 18, 2020
Christmas 2020 in Eindhoven (1) Parag Gupta
Back to basics: that's the theme for this year's Christmas. With a culture of huge celebrations, shoppings and holidays around Christmas, it's hard to imagine Christmas without those things. Our guest this time, Parag Gupta, goes to great extend explaining what Christmas means for him as an American that just moved to Eindhoven less than a year ago and his plans for Christmas. A podcast hosted by Stephen Harianto for Radio 4 Brainport.
16:21
December 18, 2020
Lighting up the Spirit in Corona Winter Time
Working from typical home office may induce a substantial shift in your biological clock. It may feel like a jet-lag that builds up during the week. In this Podcast 4 Brainport, Julie Allen invites Jan Denneman, founder of the Good Light group and TU/e light expert Chara Papatsimpa to debate what can be done to avoid running into a winter depression.
34:33
December 3, 2020
Distancing tools that connect table guests: Hendrik Coetzee
How to safely enjoy diner in Corona times? Hendrik Coetzee from Hendrik Works and Hannerie Visser from Studio-H designed "socialising tools" . The tools act as conversation starters that help to maintain the physical distance without losing the social aspect of meeting up.  The project Mini-Meets was presented at the World Design Embassies. In this podcast, Jean-Paul Linnartz meets Hendrik Coetzee.  
05:52
November 28, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberrculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:59
November 26, 2020
Diversity enriches student life in Eindhoven
Over 200 nationalities consider the Brainport region as their home, place to study and to work. The area has unquestionably become a melting pot and diversity is certainly not an alien concept, but something that we hold dear to our heart. What is diversity to you? How can we benefit from diversity or even contribute to it? Especially, in this COVID-19 crisis, inclusion and diversity matter more than ever. In this week's podcast, Limi Kalapurackal takes us into discussing this matter with Lara Hofstra (Student Diversity Officer) and Nishad Guha (2nd year TU/e Bachelors student), together with our correspondents Jean-Paul Linnartz, Julie Allen and Stephen Harianto.
36:53
November 26, 2020
Does Black Friday really make you happy?
Our radio 4 Brainport Podcast hosting Stephen Harianto, columnist Limi Kalpurachal and Julie Allen about a US tradition that may or may not become popular in Eindhoven as well.     
06:33
November 20, 2020
400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica
Our reporter Leon Balmaekers interviews Gilbert Soeters of Via Belgica about the key role that this critical infrastructure had on the development of our region.  A unique opportunity to get in contact with Roman history beyond the usual city visits.    Photo : Inge Stevens
03:30
November 13, 2020
Basse Stittgen : How do like you eggs? Like bakelite, perhaps?
Annually, an average of 6,4 billion hens lay 1,1 trillion eggs. Simultaneously one third of all food per year is lost or wasted which includes eggs that have short shelf life and whose fragile shell is not the most suitable protection against processing and transport. In the project ‘how do you like your eggs’ the content becomes container, an egg cup is produced from discarded eggs. In fact, damaged and b-stock egg whites and shells are thermoformed into bio-plastic cups with zero additives.  Jean-Paul Linnartz had a chat with Designer Basse Stittgen for World Design Embassies and Radio 4 Brainport. Eindhoven
12:23
November 3, 2020
Living in a house built out of clay may well feel more comfortable than one out of concrete
BC Materials transforms pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth for walls and floors. These products are circular, carbon neutral, healthy and possess minimal grey energy. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewed Anton Maertens about the project Exploded View at Dutch Design Week 2020. 
07:45
November 1, 2020
Designer Joost van Wijmen maakt ongemakkelijke onderwerpen bespreekbaar.
Ons veranderende lichaam is een gevoelig onderwerp. De samenleving waarin we leven heeft een hoge mate van maakbaarheid en met behulp van allerlei filters profileren we ons op social media als mooi, jong en vrolijk. Tijdens de corona pandemie ondervinden we allemaal dagelijks het gevolg van onze lichamelijke kwetsbaarheid. In het maatschappelijke debat hangt de zorg voor het veranderende lichaam samen met de steeds hogere kosten die gepaard gaan met veroudering of ziekte. Social designer Joost van Wijmen onderzoekt hoe het lichaam verandert. Door het lichaam verzamelen we ervaring en kennis over deze veranderingen, het toont onze flexibiliteit en veerkracht evenals onze kwetsbaarheid of koppigheid. In zijn doorlopende project ENCOUNTER staat centraal hoe de mens deze veranderingen ervaart. Aanvullend werkt Joost met het zorgdomein om te kijken hoe deze ervaringen een plek krijgen. Jean-Paul Linnartz ging in gesprek met Joost van Wijmen, voor DDW 2020, in the Embassy of Health over Encounter 8.
18:40
October 28, 2020
Yann LeCun, Facebook, about the algorithms that determine what we see on Social Media
Facebook increasingly influences how we view the world. We see the opinions of our friends responding to news that may or may not be fake. But which messages we see first and which messages remain hidden is all controlled by algorithms. Algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence. And these algorithms are the work of a large research team led by Professor Yann LeCun. LeCun, thereby is one of the leading technologists behind one of the largest companies in the world. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg recognized that his ideas could really boost Facebook, when LeCun was building a formidable reputation in the academic world with his convolutional neural networks, and when already almost all handwritten checks are processed by his algorithms, but when the link between social media and AI was still unexplored. Meanwhile, social media controlled by AI are influencing our lives every day. Philips, Signify and the TU/e awarded Yann LeCun the prestigious Holst Memorial Medial 2018. Radio4Brainport’s Jean-Paul Linnartz spoke to him on his visit to Eindhoven.
17:34
October 22, 2020
Magic Tea, the ultimate awareness experience by high tech in de background
Artist, designer and researcher Danielle Roberts creates tools to enhance awareness. Tools to boost mental wellness supported by the latests Internet of Things IoT technology, also borrowing from traditional Japanse tea rituals. She participates in the World Design Embassies with her Magic Tea. An interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz. 
06:40
October 21, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: Shahar Livne and her Lithoplast
Shahar Livne mines plastic waste to create sculptural objects. How will future generation look upon plastics waste after it mingles with other materials? A podcast interview for the World Design Embassies by Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport. 
08:52
October 14, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: innovative facemasks by Iris Bekkers
Triggered by the theme "Rethinking Plastics" of the World Design Embassies of the Dutch Design Week 2020, Iris Bekkers created a face mask that can be adapted to the infection risk, that can filter potentially contaminated air with active coal, and that can be recycled with new business model. A podcast by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio4Brainport.org  
04:28
October 14, 2020
Andy "Coco" Baroja joins Board International Student Assoc COSMOS
A skype interview with the new Treasurer of the COSMOS, the TU Eindhoven international student association.  How do international students cope with Corona and the restrictions? What offers COSMOS? How about the common room? Interesting story about how a housing agency forced students to go in quarantine and forcing them to buy room service ... to hear that reading literature can be more fun that passing time on social media. .. to see that Brexit also causes a rise in inflow of EU students. Hosted by Limi Kalapurachal for Radio4Brainport.org. 
21:49
October 12, 2020
How Victor J. Papanek changed our ideas about Design
With this landmark textbook book “Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Design”, Victor J. Papanek changed our view on design. Can design make a difference? That is not a question up for debate, but necessity. We asked Prof. Alison J. Clarke why the book by Papanek is a must read for any design student. Leon Balmaekers on Radio4Brainport.org, Eindhoven 
05:52
September 30, 2020
Wirelessly connected without hick-ups and latency: use light
Wireless access to the Internet is booming, but that also leads to severe congestion of the airwaves. In fact, most complaints about poor WiFI have little to do with poor coverage but rather are caused if too many people use WiFi at the same time. The EU Horizon 2020 ELIoT project is an Innovation Action to use light to communicate. These signals do not go through the wall and that turns out to be a major advantage: you are not affected by interference from others. It gives latency-free connections. Peter Simons of Radio4Brainport.org interviews the ELIoT project leader Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz.
13:01
September 27, 2020
The lights help you to find your way in a supermarket
Finding your way immediately even if you visit a museum, a shopping mall, a hospital  or an airport for the first time. Invisible codes embedded into the light can be picked up by any smartphone, and apps can provide a wealth of location based information. Onno Janssen of Signify explains how this new technology can enhance logistics in warehouses or guide autonoumous robots.
14:37
September 27, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberrculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:59
September 27, 2020
AI in Motion: autonomous driving via 5G
AI in Motion, a start-up at the Eindhoven TU/e campus, is making a virtual digital track to support autonomous vehicles. That makes it possible to introduce AI-driven shuttle busses in the near future. AIIM succesfully tested 5G communication to remotely control the vehicle. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviews Gijs Dubbelman for Radio4Brainport.org
18:45
September 26, 2020