Displaying items by tag: Forum Radio
Forum Radio: 'Women of the Old Testament'Wednesday, 01 March 2023 13:30
It’s always fascinating to see a book become a bestseller: Jan Fingerland's Hebrejky (Women ot the Old Testament) is one such book, taking a complex and multifaceted look at the stories, cultural and religious beliefs surrounding famous female figures in the Bible. From Eve to the Virgin Mary.
Forum Radio: So many monsters to defeat!Wednesday, 01 February 2023 22:31
Jaroslav Švelch is an expert in media studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and the author of a fascinating social history titled Gaming the Iron Curtain from MIT Press. Feb 7 sees the release of a new book from the same publisher called Player vs. Monster: The Making and Breaking of Video Game Monstrosity.
Forum Radio: Literary translation is all about styleWednesday, 04 January 2023 19:26
In today's episode, Forum Radio talks to well-known American literary translator Alex Zucker. Zucker’s translations include novels by some of the best contemporary Czech authors including Bianca Bellová, Petra Hůlová and Jáchym Topol.
Forum Radio: Mysliveček's excellenceThursday, 01 December 2022 01:18
The 18th century Czech composer Josef Mysliveček is at last getting the attention he deserves, says acclaimed American musicologist Daniel E. Freeman. It is in no small part thanks to Freeman’s own extensive research into the composer’s music and life.
Forum Radio: A look back at the Velvet RevolutionWednesday, 16 November 2022 16:27
This Thursday Czechs are marking the 33rd anniversary of the Velvet Revolution which paved the way for a return to freedom and democracy in Czechoslovakia. We speak to historian Jakub Rákosník.
Forum Radio: Rabbi in trainingWednesday, 05 October 2022 13:38
In many ways, Kamila Kopřivová has followed an unusual path. After completing her Ph.D. in Jewish Studies at the Hussite Theological Faculty, Kamila set out to become the first Czech female rabbi. Her journey is almost complete: she is due to be ordained next year.
Forum Radio: No such thing as the “good old days”Thursday, 01 September 2022 14:02
Many fans knew Pavla Horáková as the author of the Sexton Beetles trilogy. In 2018, Pavla gained renown for A Theory of Strangeness, which won the Magnesia Litera prize. She now has a second ambitious novel out called In the Heart of Europe.
Forum Radio: Learning Czech was essentialWednesday, 06 July 2022 16:35
Hillel J. Kieval is an historian at Washington University in St. Louis. An expert on the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Kieval taught a course at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University this semester based on his newest book: Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder at Europe's Fin de Siecle.
Forum Radio: Reading is specialThursday, 02 June 2022 16:58
Anežka Kuzmičová is a researcher at Charles University who, for the last two years, has conducted creative research into children’s reading. Scientists often study or emphasise literacy and language acquisition but there has been relatively little study of what children actually experience as they read.
Forum Radio: Cosmic accidents were part of my modus operandiWednesday, 04 May 2022 08:54
The Covid-19 pandemic spelt the end of a lot: in-class teaching, sports competitions, concerts. CU cultural anthropologist David Doubek, better known as the musician and producer Ventolin, says he bounced back by spendng more time in nature.
Forum Radio: Premiéra s lékařem, jenž projel přes sto zemí
Magazín Forum má svůj podcast, vlastně Forum Radio! Prvním zpovídaným – v angličtině – je Julius Lukeš, cestovatel a absolvent 3. LF UK, který navštívil více než 100 zemí světa. Premiérový díl podcastů, jež nabídneme v českém i anglickém jazyce, přinášíme k 674. narozeninám UK.
Forum Radio: When you travel... embrace the unexpectedThursday, 07 April 2022 11:00
Julius Lukeš is a medical doctor, scientist, traveller and Charles University graduate who has visited more than 100 countries worldwide. He is our first guest in the new Forum Radio. Launched on the occasion of Charles University’s 674th birthday!