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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 volunteers of Jean-Paul Linnartz, Karishma Vij, Supriya Vij, Stephen Harianto, Julie Allen, Limi K… read more

130 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Heidi Los: The power of the entrepreneur's daughters

March 17th, 2023


Heidi Los was our guest, live on Radio 4 Brainport, talking about her best-selling Dutch management book "De kracht van de ondernemers dochters": "You feel it in everything. How you live. How you approach things with a …

The Story of Joan Roach of the International School Eindhoven: Equity as a theme for International Women's Day

March 8th, 2023


Mrs. Joan Roach. Head of Primary International, International School Eindhoven shared her thoughts about equity and equality. She also emphasized …

Henk Schepers: Managing water is not the same as charging your battery occasionally

March 8th, 2023


Running up to the 2023 elections for the water authority "Waterschap de Dommel", Henk Schepers explains the challenges of managing water in the Eindhoven Brainport region. Making sure that nature, farming and the …

A call to embrace equity by Chaitali Sengupta

March 7th, 2023


A thought on women equality and equity by author Chaitali Sengupta, on air on Radio 4 Brainport on the eve of International Women's Day.

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Embrace equity March 11, 2023: A preview with Milagros Maldonado

March 7th, 2023


Women raise their voice on at Parktheater celebrating International Women's Day 11 March 2023 Parktheater Eindhoven: Embrace Equity. Eindhoven …

Water Natuurlijk 2023 Election pitch Mado Ruijs 2023

February 26th, 2023


March 15, 2023 is the day of the elections for the water authority. Mado Ruijs pitches the position of Water Natuurlijk, Lijst 1 in the Eindhoven region. 

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Water management in Brabant: what is at stake?

February 23rd, 2023


Mado Ruijs is a member of the executive board of Waterschap de Dommel. Running up to the elections for the Waterschappen on March 15th, 2023, we dive into the dilemma's of avoiding flooding during intense rain, or to …

Radio 4 Brainport action: Win a DAB Radio

January 14th, 2023


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You may remember that we at Radio 4 Brainport asked you before Christmas to send in your holiday wishes, and as an incentive we …

The Ultimate Inburgering: A New Year Dive

January 12th, 2023


Nothing better than a dive into the sea on New Year's Day? Ralu Nistor-Lustermans tried it our for herself. To Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 …

Howdo Magazine featured Eindhoven mayor Jeroen Dijsselbloem: "Build Build Build"

January 11th, 2023


When Jeroen Dijsselbloem became the new mayor of Eindhoven in Sept 2022, the city had become far more vibrant then when he left at the age of 19. Eindhoven had benefitted for many decades by bringing in new people. Anne …

Prof. Heleen de Coninck: Society is reaching a tipping point in a positive attutude to contain climate change

January 10th, 2023


Heleen de Coninck is frequently seen on stage to pitch her drive and her hope to contain climate change. As a co-author on IPCC climate reports,  as …

Howdo Magazine targets internationals in the Eindhoven region

December 14th, 2022


Ralu Nistor Lustermans interviews Anne Yianni about the magazine HowDo that reaches out to expats and internationals.

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Timeless Indian Tales translated by Chaitali Sengupta in print internationally

December 1st, 2022


Timeless Tales in Translation is Chaitali’s third work in translation. It is a collection of 12 notable Indian short stories written my famous, award …

Dr Miriam Frosi (CDA, Eindhoven): challenges that internationals face

November 28th, 2022


Housing is one of the main issues for internationals. City counselor Mirian  Frosi about the priorities for the CDA in Eindhoven and about how experiences in coming to Eindhoven.  A short interview recorded by Supriya …

Coming from Ukraine, and celebrating Christmas in Eindhoven: Lev Azarkh

November 27th, 2022


Starting a PhD in February 2022 meant for our radio guest Lev Azarkh that he got out of Ukraine just before the Russian troop approached in on his home town Kyiv. Now that winter is kicking in and Putin's forces …

Working from home increases need for physiotherapy, therapist Anke Eliëns says

November 22nd, 2022


As a physiotherapist at Praktijk Welschap in Meerhoven-Eindhoven, Anke Eliëns saw more people coming to her practice for help in COVID times. Apparently working from home is not always best for your posture and your …

Cleaner air in Eindhoven is a joint responsability, Jean Paul Close says

November 16th, 2022


Particulate matter (fijnstof) is a key factor that deteriorates the air quality and in Eindhoven air quality can be improved. Transportation, large …

LiFi, where do we stand in 2022? Prof. Harald Haas about Optical Wireless Communications.

November 13th, 2022


At the Optical Wireless Communications Conference 2022, Prof. Harald Haas gave a keynote speech on the role of LiFi in 6G . We look back and looks …

Chineke! bringing diversity (back !?) to classical music.

November 8th, 2022


Talking about classical music, you may think of it as an icon of Western European culture dominated by white male composers. For a long time, Chi-chi …

How to design good interaction with a lighting system? Prof. Berry Eggen

November 7th, 2022


A light system that always controls the light such that it takes away your desire to interact is not the best lighting system. Good interaction …

DDW 2022: Designing a Just Digital Society by Pakhuis de Zwijger

October 31st, 2022


Inequality and exclusion are not limited to our built environment, but also seep into our digital world. In this session, host Dymphie Braun of Pakhuis de Zwijger explores different forms of in- and exclusion in the …

Drivers of Change at Dutch Design Week: A first impression from Ketelhuisplein at Strijp S

October 22nd, 2022


Lucas Asselbergs, coordinator of the TU Eindhoven exhibit gives a first impression from the Drivers of Change event  

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Drivers of Change at DDW22: Solar Team Eindhoven started innovation on cars powered directly from the sun

October 22nd, 2022


At Dutch Design Week 2022 Bob van Ginkel explains how student teams create breakthroughs in automotive innovation. It started as a feature for the …

Students from Hogeschool Zuyd organize "Peace and Europe" in Parktheater, Eindhoven

October 16th, 2022


Unfortunately the daily news nowadays consists of war reports in Europe. Is peace possible? Peace, the European promise? Students from Hogeschool …

Learning and working with a view on Europe: Jacques Giesbertz

October 16th, 2022


The European Union plays an important role and impacts the Brainport region. It influences our work and how we learn and what we can do with our …

Visit to the European Parliament, hosted by Jacques Giesbertz

October 16th, 2022


In these times of high inflation, high energy costs and a war ongoing the European Union has a pivotal role taking drastic steps keeping Europe …

Drivers of Change: TU Eindhoven at Dutch Design Week 2022

October 5th, 2022


Technology is Driver of Change to tackle the grand challenges that the world faces. At Dutch Design Week 2022, TU Eindhoven focusses on technology …

Lara Hofstra: TUe diversity week is not only for minorities, it is about finding your authentic self

September 30th, 2022


At Eindhoven University of Technology, Student Diversity Officer Lara Hofstra emphasizes that the diversity week is for all students and for all …

Christian de Heij walks from Eindhoven to India: but most important is the inner journey

September 28th, 2022


Walking from Eindhoven to India, it will be quite an adventure but Christian de Heij  is not so worried about the outer journey. It is all about the inner journey. Learning about himself. 

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Eindhoven was liberated on Sept 18, 1944, but the end of war was still far away

September 16th, 2022


Stephen Harianto takes us back to 1944. How did the liberators experience the time around September 18, 1944? Historic facts out in the context of the humans who were fighting for freedom in the Netherlands. Letters …

With 70,000 vacancies to be filled, TU Eindhoven needs to grow twice as big: Prof. Baaijens opens academic year 2022

September 5th, 2022


At the opening of the academic year 2022, ASML CEO Peter Wennink even challenged the university and the Dutch government to let TU/e grow by a factor of four. But Rector Prof Frank Baaijens targets a growth by a factor …

The creation of a design eco system: Prof. Berry Eggen at the roots of Dutch Design Week

September 2nd, 2022


What made Eindhoven a hotspot for Design? We may go back to Louis Kalff, but in the 90s, design of electronic systems underwent a revolution. Thanks …

Finding your own natural voice at Toastmasters: Light Town Speakers Eindhoven

September 2nd, 2022


At Radio 4 Brainport we had a great opportunity to learn from experienced speakers. What are the "secrets" of giving a great speach. In fact you can learn to be authentic in a fun way by interacting which people who …

The joy of seeing 2 million+ flowers in one big parade: Bloemencorso Valkenswaard

August 21st, 2022


For many internationals, the Netherlans is all about wndmills, clogs and .... flowers. But in Valkenswaard, just south of Eindhoven you can experience what it means to see more than 2 million flowers in one big parade. …

What does freedom mean to you?

August 13th, 2022


The meaning of freedom is different for every human being. Freedom creates and embraces diversity. To celebrate India's Independence Day, we spoke to the youth of today and young children about freedom. Let's listen to …

Tour de France 2022 was also a victory for scientific research

July 26th, 2022


In July 2022, cyclist Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France. It was a team success of Jumbo-Visma, building upon insights from Professor Bert …

The Kingstonian a living room not only for internationals in Eindhoven

July 14th, 2022


Sander Geerings and his Jamaician wife started "the Kingstonian" at the Vestdijk. On one hand they fill in the legacy of the dearly missed "hub", but …

Max Riegel (Nokia): having multiple standards for LiFi may be a good thing

July 6th, 2022


Communication via Light, Li-Fi, can resolve the congestion of the radio spectrum. The EU Horizon 2020 project ELIoT works towards widespread …

LiFi from an IC maker's perspective: Marcos Martinez of Maxlinear

June 28th, 2022


As the EU ELIoT project is nearing completion, Jean-Paul Linnartz asks Marcos Martinez, Director of Standards Engineering at MaxLinear about the …

Wild Eindhoven: Nuno Curado shows that the High Tech Campus is the habitat of wild life

June 12th, 2022


A mini safari on the smartest square kilometer? Nuno Curado of Wild Eindhoven takes employees and visitors on a wild break. This time of year eggs have hatched. parents still feed the young bird that now leran to fly. …

Poems for Peace: a Peace Talent Contest in Eindhoven.

May 3rd, 2022


On May 8, Sunday you can walk into the Parktheater in Eindhoven. It is the Kick Off of the Peace Talent Contest. How creative are you in making something that promotes Peace? A Poem, a surprise box for kids, a statue, …

A one stop shop to start your journey in The Netherlands

April 4th, 2022


Our guest is Kris De Prins, managing director of Holland Expat Center South, short ‘the expat center’. Kris, together with his colleagues, runs the …

Fearless Female Hero Dr Kiran Bedi: Go for a Responsible, Fulfilling Life

March 3rd, 2022


"3W's are undoubtedly changing this world: Weather Web Women". Dr. Kiran Bedi

This International Women's Day 2022, Tea-talk celebrates the contribution of women with Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon'ble Former Lieutenant Governor of …

Carnaval in the Smartest City

February 21st, 2022


Internationals coming to Eindhoven often are taken by surprise during Carnaval. Crazy days in the soutern part of the Netherlands. The city suddenly …

Municipal Elections 2022 in Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi and Chaitali Sengupta (CDA)

February 13th, 2022


Your chance to make a difference: Many internationals can vote for the  city counsil. As an expat, do you wonder whether you can vote or not? How …

Eindhoven Elections 2022: Groen Links goes for a greener, more social, liveable city (part 2)

February 4th, 2022


If you get a "stempas" in the mail, make sure that you do not thow it away. It is your official invitation to vote for the city counsil. Radio 4 Brainport hosted Eva de Bruijn and Jess Oberlin to discuss how …

Eindhoven Elections 2022. Groen Links makes a plea for a green, more social, liveable city

February 4th, 2022


If you get a "stempas" in the mail, make sure that you do not throw it away. It is your official invitation to vote for the city counsil. Radio 4 Brainport hosted Eva de Bruijn and Jess Oberlin to discuss how …

Happy Chinese New Year, Tiger 2022, Part 2

January 27th, 2022


A year of the Tiger is approaching. Every year we ask our Chinese internationals how they celebrate the spring festival.  How do you celebrate the Chinese New Year in Eindhoven? How do you make your dumplings? Are you …

Ventilation matters: Prof Bert Blocken about the spreading of COVID

January 26th, 2022


After our first-in-the-Netherlands media report on the risks that COVID seems to spread via aerosols, Radio 4 Brainport had another chance to speak …

Happy Year of the Tiger; Chinese New Year 2022 (Part 1)

January 25th, 2022


The Chinese New Year is approaching: A year of the Tiger. Every year we ask our Chinese internationals how they celebrate the spring festival.  How do you celebrate CNY in Eindhoven? What decorations and couplets do you …

Growing up in times of COVID: how is Eindhoven educating?

December 7th, 2021


For the generation of children, years of education and social contact have been affected by corona at critical periods in their development. Let's talk about lingering effects of unfinished learning, parents facing …

Irene Anggreeni: high-pressure jobs, dance, expat wellbeing, ...

November 30th, 2021


Mental wellness is often taken for granted and neglected, especially when you live in such a high-tech region. Meanwhile, the seriousness of it …

Jeroen Veldkamp inspires internationals in the field of coffee

November 28th, 2021


Does coffee make you social? Are you curious about the difference between Ristretto and Lungo? Let’s know more about the third most consumed beverage in the world, branding, product positioning from Jeroen Veldkamp, …

Internationalizing Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi

November 28th, 2021


Eindhoven has a rapidly growing economy, and our city is becoming more and more international. But are we ready for this change?

Joining us is a distinguished guest Dr. Miriam Frosi, Madam councilor CDA who combines her …

GLOW 2021 at TU Eindhoven, live at Radio 4 Brainport

November 9th, 2021


GLOW@TU/e was live on Radio 4 Brainport. Lotte Sap Noortje van Velzen, Elke den Ouden are guests in a live radio program, presented by Jean-Paul …

Glow 2021 Preview: TU Eindhoven Ignites the dance

October 25th, 2021


A light beams that comes to meet you and then invites you to dance. To some extent it is an extension of Philips Ross' Gibson installation on the Stadhuisplein, but this time, Team Ignite goes much further. The light …

GLOW 2021 Preview: Hypar Collective grows from chaos into structured light patterns

October 25th, 2021


Growth: It starts with chaos. When get closer you see structure building up. In fact, the installation interactively responds to what visistors do and grows its patterns. We interviewed Thijs de Koning of Hypar …

Heroes like you at Dutch Design Week

October 18th, 2021


On its 65th anniversary, Eindhoven University of Technology participates at multiple locations of Dutch Design Week. Lucas Asselbergs is curator of …

Coming from California to Eindhoven: Olivia van den Broek

October 2nd, 2021


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 …

Gareth Thomas: CEO selling math solutions

September 28th, 2021


""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 …

Light Festival in Eindhoven: Philip Ross looks forward to an interactive GLOW 2021

September 25th, 2021


Pre-Corona GLOW attracted 750,000 visitors. Philips Ross is one of the leading designers of installations. Particularly, of installations that are …

Exposed to World War II as a 17 year old boy in Eindhoven

September 14th, 2021


Henk Kuiten recollects the stories of his father Marinus Kuiten (1923) who was detained in the Scheveningen gevangenis during World War II, and …

September 18, 1944: Eindhoven is liberated from the WW2 occupation

September 12th, 2021


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 …

Arda Karuca: Inmotion's racing car helps to develop faster electrical charging

August 16th, 2021


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 …

Nuno Curado, wildlife ecologist, takes wild Eindhoven as habitat

August 5th, 2021


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 …

Bridging the Dutch and the Indonesian Youth with INYS

August 4th, 2021


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 …

Expat talk: Parag Gupta's experience with buying a car; with getting health care

July 23rd, 2021


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 …

Culture Shocks in Tea Talk: India - Canada - Eindhoven - India

July 2nd, 2021


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, …

Trailers, trucks, passenger cars and even a fancy Royal beach car: the DAF roots of Brainport automotive track record

July 1st, 2021


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 …

The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, part 2

June 25th, 2021


 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 …

The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, Part 1

June 25th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips with Sergio Derks, part 1. The hotspot where it all started.

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 7. Going digital, long before we got computers

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 6. The first radio sets and the creation of a corporate identity

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 5. Innovation means advancing technology and reaching a new market

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 4. Producing lamps in the first factory, preparing to scale up.

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 3. Enlighting Potato Eaters, creating a hotspot for innovation

June 17th, 2021


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 …

The history of Philips Part 2. The early years of inventions and societal impact

June 17th, 2021


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 …

Tea Talk: Journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 2)

June 13th, 2021


" 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 …

Tea Talk: Award-winning journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 1)

June 12th, 2021


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 …

Tea Talk: Kavitha Varathan shares her journey, her motivation to launch Expat Spouses Initiative

June 4th, 2021


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 …

Heidi Los in Tea Talk: Design your own Future

May 23rd, 2021


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 …

The secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by self-care

May 15th, 2021


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 …

2021 Ramadan in Eindhoven

May 6th, 2021


Every year, Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and giving back to community. Eid al-Fitr, meanwhile, …

Chaitali Sengupta Cross-stitches Words into impressive Prose Poems

April 29th, 2021


Thought-through and felt-through impressive poems in times that we are flooded by an overload of superficial blurbs on social media?......  Well, we …

Holi Festival of Colors is not exclusive to India, Spring Greetings from Eindhoven

April 29th, 2021


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, …

The Sound of the City of Lights: Capturing the Eindhoven Vibe in a Song

April 29th, 2021


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 …

On the Autism Spectrum in High Tech Brainport

April 28th, 2021


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 …

King Willem Alexander visiting the HighTech region in a 1966 DAF open beach car on a day full of innovation.

April 14th, 2021


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 …

To the historic roots of Europe: visiting Aachen, Maastricht, Liege with Hilbert de Wal.

April 13th, 2021


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 …

Global micro-electronic chip shortages. Does it impact companies in Brainport? TU/e Prof. Peter Baltus

April 7th, 2021


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 …

Female Tech Heroes Podcast Episode 3: Margot Nijkamp, Open Innovation Academy

March 7th, 2021


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 …

Female Tech Heroes Podcast Series: Episode 2 | Tessie Hartjes, Lightyear

March 7th, 2021


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 …

Why High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry; Female Tech Heroes Podcast #1

March 7th, 2021


Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative in the Brainport region, designed to make more women enthusiastic about technology. In the first episode of …

Neelie Kroes: 'I strongly believe in the female involvement in tech': Female Tech Heroes Podcast #5

March 7th, 2021


Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative, created with the aim of inspiring women to explore the world of technology. Former European Commissioner, …

Anique Soetermeer: "A great team can't be copied", Female Tech Heroes Podcast #4

March 7th, 2021


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 …

Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 3

February 7th, 2021


How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets …

Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 2

February 7th, 2021


How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets …

Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 1

February 7th, 2021


How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets …

Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 4: a time line towards giving birth

January 30th, 2021


Episode 4 in our podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven.

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Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 2: Sharing experiences and expectations

January 30th, 2021


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 …

Pregnancy and Child Delivery in Eindhoven, Part 3

January 30th, 2021


Podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven.

Jean-Paul Linnartz invited Janneke to the …

Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 1: we meet the Midwife in Eindhoven

January 30th, 2021


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 …

Finding a house in Eindhoven, part 3: Adding value to a property

January 30th, 2021


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 …

Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 2: Financial Aspects

January 30th, 2021


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 …

Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 1: How to value real estate?

January 30th, 2021


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 …

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Eindhoven

January 30th, 2021


How does the Chinese community celebrate the Chinese New Year? Jean-Paul Linnartz asked Xiangyu Wang about the traditions and the meaning of the …

Locked down for Christmas as internationals in Eindhoven

December 22nd, 2020


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 …

2020 Holiday movie "Heij Eindje" cheers up Eindhoven

December 18th, 2020


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,

Christmas 2020 in Eindhoven (1) Parag Gupta

December 18th, 2020


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 …

Lighting up the Spirit in Corona Winter Time

December 3rd, 2020


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. …

Distancing tools that connect table guests: Hendrik Coetzee

November 28th, 2020


How to safely enjoy diner in Corona times? Hendrik Coetzee from Hendrik Works and Hannerie Visser from Studio-H designed "socialising tools" . The …

Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)

November 26th, 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 …

Diversity enriches student life in Eindhoven

November 26th, 2020


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 …

Does Black Friday really make you happy?

November 20th, 2020


Our radio 4 Brainport Podcast hosting Stephen Harianto, columnist Limi Kalpurachal and Julie Allen about a US tradition that may or may not become …

400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica

November 13th, 2020


Our reporter Leon Balmaekers interviews Gilbert Soeters of Via Belgica about the key role that this critical infrastructure had on the development of …

Basse Stittgen : How do like you eggs? Like bakelite, perhaps?

November 3rd, 2020


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 …

Living in a house built out of clay may well feel more comfortable than one out of concrete

November 1st, 2020


BC Materials transforms pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth …

Designer Joost van Wijmen maakt ongemakkelijke onderwerpen bespreekbaar.

October 28th, 2020


Ons veranderende lichaam is een gevoelig onderwerp. De samenleving waarin we leven heeft een hoge mate van maakbaarheid en met behulp van allerlei …

Yann LeCun, Facebook, about the algorithms that determine what we see on Social Media

October 22nd, 2020


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 …

Magic Tea, the ultimate awareness experience by high tech in de background

October 21st, 2020


Artist, designer and researcher Danielle Roberts creates tools to enhance awareness. Tools to boost mental wellness supported by the latests Internet …

Rethinking Plastics: Shahar Livne and her Lithoplast

October 14th, 2020


Shahar Livne mines plastic waste to create sculptural objects. How will future generation look upon plastics waste after it mingles with other …

Rethinking Plastics: innovative facemasks by Iris Bekkers

October 14th, 2020


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 …

Andy "Coco" Baroja joins Board International Student Assoc COSMOS

October 12th, 2020


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 …

How Victor J. Papanek changed our ideas about Design

September 30th, 2020


With this landmark textbook book “Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Design”, Victor J. Papanek changed our view on design. Can …

Wirelessly connected without hick-ups and latency: use light

September 27th, 2020


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 …

The lights help you to find your way in a supermarket

September 27th, 2020


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 …

Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)

September 27th, 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 than the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter …

AI in Motion: autonomous driving via 5G

September 26th, 2020


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 …

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