German Vampire Books

This episode provides a brief introduction to German novels about vampires, such as the children’s book series “Der Kleine Vampir” by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg and the much more adult novel “Kinder des Judas” by Markus Heitz.

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German Vampire Books
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“I Think I Spider…?!”

What deadly traps can you fall into when translating from German to English? Learn about the perils of idioms, false friends and cognates from three student experts on the topic, before you go fox devils wild…

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“I Think I Spider…?!”
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Destination Düsseldorf!

Why is Düsseldorf Germany’s best-kept secret among foreign exchange students? Find out here, directly from two HHU students!

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Destination Düsseldorf!
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Culture Shock

Has anyone ever died from culture shock? Four students discuss their experiences of global exchanges.

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Culture Shock
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Evolution of German and English Lyrics

How have the lyrics of German and American hip hop evolved over the past 20 years? In this podcast, we examine artists like Freundeskreis, Tupac and 50 Cent.

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Evolution of German and English Lyrics
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Top Six Unique German Words

Aren’t there some words missing from the English language…? From Weltschmerz to Torschlusspanik, find out about the top 6 words that German has and English doesn’t.

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Top Six Unique German Words
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School English

What do German students learn – and NOT learn – in their English classes at school? Gain a better understanding of how English is taught in German schools, and why some German speakers have strong accents.

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School English
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The Vampire of Düsseldorf

Do you adore Halloween? A real bloody, scary, horrific Halloween? A shame it’s only one time a year! One day is simply too little! Witches! Zombies! Vampires! Why can’t they be a part of everyday life? Actually, they can! Listen here to a really real story of Vampires in Düsseldorf. Turn on your speakers and enjoy the latest episode of Canan’s Charming Universe! Stay tuned!

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The Vampire of Düsseldorf
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The Germany Beyond Bavaria

When you think of Germany, do you immediately think of Munich, Weizenbier and Oktoberfest? Most tourists only know about Bavaria – but Germany is so much more than that! Discover some new German gems in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

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The Germany Beyond Bavaria
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Tatort

Are Germans obsessed with the TV show Tatort? Running since the 1970’s and with a near-cult following, what can the continuing popularity of this show –  “Crime Scene” in English – say about German culture today?

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