FOWL Radio - fun of & with language is a podcast about Hindi, German & English - in English. We talk about anything and everything to do with language and about other stuff too. Come fowl around with us!
A GOT Intro
Check out this intro I made for GOT: Getting Off Topic with CastBlaster. That program is quite good, but I imagine GarageBand beats it anyday. I neeeed Mac! - Simran
GOT 1: Web 2.0 Discussion
Before we recorded FOWL 8, we had a small discussion on Web 2.0 and if it deserves its name or if it's just a buzzword. This is the first in a series of non-language discussions. Without telling Chris, I've gone ahead and named it "GOT" or "Getting Off Topic". Come get it. Tell us what you think! We want feedback, we neeeeeed feedback!email us at: email@example.com a comment on this blogrecord some audio feedback and email it to usfly (or walk if you want to take in the sights from a Froschperspektive) to schönenbuch, switzerland or poona, india and go running around on the streets screaming "I'm looking for Chris/Simran from FOWL Radio! Show yourself you podcaster!"
FOWL Radio 8: April Fool's Edition
Chris: Here is the new show - enjoy! Notes below, courtesy of Simran. This week we stray away from language and decide, that it's totally cool, that we do so - better than scrapping FOWL anyway. We just want to chat about stuff other than language sometimes and don't want to set up yet another podcast... (any objections? they're welcome too btw) The song this week is by a jazz, Swiss band that Chris (knows personally? and) is going to see live later this month. The name of the song is Sugartree and is performed by the Oliver Friedli trio. It's available on their album Three Miles Off. In this episode we talk about blogs, April Fool's Day and more. Send us feedback! We want feedback, we neeeeeed feedback!email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org a comment on this blogrecord some audio feedback and email it to usfly (or walk if you want to take in the sights from a Froschperspektive) to schönenbuch, switzerland or poona, india and go running around on the streets screaming "I'm looking for Chris/Simran from FOWL Radio! Show yourself you podcaster!"
FOWL Radio 7: Dialects
Hey listeners! Sorry for the 1 week delay, I'm all well again and we recorded FOWL 7 last night. Here are the show notes: Dialects and diglossia. Debate in Switzerland as trigger / PISA. PISA Polizei Podcast (German). New word(s?) of the week: Nerd Valhalla. The Queen's English, a.k.a. Received Pronounciation (thanks Joel!). Next week's topic is slang and two friends of mine might come on the show (Bhavna and Clive). Songs: Das Isch Mi Tag by G Punkt from their album Genau Das.In a Long Time by 46bliss. The file: FOWL Radio 7 Size: 46.8mb Length: 50:58mins Bitrate: 128kbps
FOWL Radio 6: Learning Languages
Hey everyone This is our 6th episode! This week we talk about the languages we are proficient in and the ones we're still grappling with. We had no show notes for this episode! It was all spontaneous. We do a play a song by Rob Costlow, from the Podsafe Music Network. It's called L.A. / Passing By. Tell us what you think, we love your feedback. The file: FOWL Radio 6 Length: 47:20 mins Size: 22.5 mb P.S. This is the japanese podcast Chris talks about.
FOWL Radio 5: Humo(u)r
FOWL Radio 5: Humo(u)r This week we talk about humour, how it's universal and how it's different. Stereotypes, French humour (how the French didn't have a word for humour till the 1930s) and how we love British humour and the TV series, Black Adder. Also, a few jokes, a poem and a new word coined. Here are the links we promised: Blonde Joke (courtesy ahajokes.com) Thrammed (the new word of the week. coined by Karn, a listener and defined by Simran) Indian Jokes - Santa and Banta French Humour (economist.com) Poem by Willheim Busch (Captain's Log) Ship Of Fools (Religious Humour.. includes the GodPod) Music courtesy DJ Ma Faiza! The File: Fowl Radio 5 Size: 18.1 MBs Length: 38:05 mins