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Luxventures.eu podcast talks to people who’ve mastered navigating the expat life in the Grand Duchy, explores tips and tricks to do so yourselves and provides some light entertainment on your daily commute to and from work/school/gemeng/parent-teacher conference…

Luxventures.eu podcast talks to people who’ve mastered navigating the expat life in the Grand Duchy, explores tips and tricks to do so yourselves and provides some light entertainment on your daily commute to and from work/school/gemeng/parent-teacher conference…

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Luxembourg

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Podcasts

Description:

Luxventures.eu podcast talks to people who’ve mastered navigating the expat life in the Grand Duchy, explores tips and tricks to do so yourselves and provides some light entertainment on your daily commute to and from work/school/gemeng/parent-teacher conference…

Twitter:

@pengovsky

Language:

English


Episodes

How To Enjoy Life In Luxembourg: Joanne Zhou (Luxventures S02E13)

6/24/2020
Joanne Zhou is a Chinese journalist who lives in Luxembourg. She talked to Luxventures on differences between media in China and Luxembourg, coronavirus pandemic and making sense of life in a new country on a different continent.

Duration:00:32:16

Luxembourg’s On/Off Switch: Mike Isenor (Luxventures S02E12)

5/31/2020
Two-time Luxembourg curling champion has a background in biology and chemistry which means we talked sports, coronavirus and how to survive in Luxemobourg.

Duration:00:25:02

Don’t Pressure Yourself: Tama Moiser (Luxventures S02E11)

4/29/2020
Tama Moiser is a New Zealander who years ago landed on Europe’s shores and made a conscious decision to move to Luxembourg. She shares her experience with Luxentures podcast.

Duration:00:21:12

Radio in the Age of the Virus: Lisa McLean (Luxventures S02E10)

3/30/2020
Lisa McLean, Ara City Radio station manager says that Luxembourg during the coronavirus lockdown reminds her of how things were when she arrived here more than twenty years ago.

Duration:00:18:50

What’s In A Language: Jacques Werner (Luxventures S02E09)

2/17/2020
Despite the plethora of tongues spoken, or precisely because of it, language is – to put it mildly - a sensitive issue in Luxembourg. Debates can get heated quickly and before you know it nuance is lost in the noise.

Duration:00:20:27

How Big Is Luxembourg In Texas: Joseba Echave (Luxventures S02E08)

1/9/2020
They say that everything is bigger in Texas. If so, just how big does Luxembourg look from the Lone Star State? Joseba Echave explains that it is not all about weather.

Duration:00:16:00

Luxembourg, Easy And Complicated, Simultaneously: Gregor Schusterschitz (Luxventures S02E07)

11/26/2019
Gregor Schusterschitz, former Austrian ambassador to Luxembourg was a guest on the podcast where we talk about what to expect from Luxembourg, how to adapt, when to give up and where to hold on. And, perhaps, provide some emotional comfort.

Duration:00:22:36

Captain on the Bridge: Marjan Golobič (Luxventures S02E06)

10/27/2019
Marjan Golobič is a mild-mannered Slovenian who is just about to finish his stint working fort he European Commission and who loves playing badminton. But once he gets onboard his sailboat, Marjan is a full-blooded captain who is used to giving orders.

Duration:00:29:45

Un-Real Estate Market: Matti Heikkila (Luxventures S02E05)

7/31/2019
How to navigate the real estate market in Luxembourg? We spoke to Matti Heikkila who years ago waded into the jungle of property pricing in the Grand Duchy and shared tips on what to expect if you're either renting or buying real estate in Luxembourg.

Duration:00:19:21

In Luxembourg, Let Yourself Be Surprised: Matic Zorman (Luxventures S02E04)

6/30/2019
Slovenian photographer Matic Zorman finds Luxembourg very interesting but, he says, one has to look beyond the obvious and must let yourself be surprised.

Duration:00:18:31

Levelling The Playing Field: Fair Salary And Job Safety For Teachers in European Schools (Luxventures S02E03)

4/9/2019
Compared to their colleagues in local schools, teachers at Europeans schools in Luxembourg are increasingly at a disadvantage in terms of salary and job safety.

Duration:00:21:05

Spaceminer: Nick Wilkinson (Luxventures S02E02)

2/28/2019
If you like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then you’ll love this episode of Luxventures. Not only does it feature two middle-aged guys in a motorised vehicle, it is also marginally funnier. But since neither Nick Wilkinson nor myself own massively overpriced cars, we literally talked in the back of a bus. The … Continue reading Spaceminer: Nick Wilkinson

Duration:00:24:31

A New Beginning in Luxembourg: Ellen Salloum (Luxventures S02E01)

1/31/2019
The first episode of the new season features Ellen Salloum, a Syrian mother of two who was forced to leave her country on account of the conflict there. She talks about her fears and worries as well as relief and piece of mind when she realised she and her family will stay in Luxembourg for … Continue reading A New Beginning in Luxembourg: Ellen Salloum

Duration:00:16:14

The Bank And The Podcast: Matt Rees (Luxventures S01E09)

12/19/2018
This is the final episode of Luxventures in 2018. Holiday season is upon us, office parties are aplenty and kids’ school Christmas shows are horrifyingly cute. But we won’t talk about that. At least not all that much. Instead, we’ll talk about the EIB, European Investment Bank. You know, that complex on the edge of … Continue reading The Bank And The Podcast: Matt Rees

Duration:00:32:22

First Rule Of Talking About Luxembourgish Politics: Bill Wirtz (Luxventures S01E08)

11/30/2018
In this episode of Luxventures we change tack a bit and talk about politics in Luxembourg. Or, rather, we talk about the first rule of talking about politics in Luxembourg. Which is that one should never talk about politics in Luxembourg. Especially if one is an expat. OK, so things are not really that weird, … Continue reading First Rule Of Talking About Luxembourgish Politics: Bill Wirtz

Duration:00:32:01

A Photographer in Luxembourg: Vio Dudau (Luxventures S01E0/)

10/26/2018
Vio Dudau is a Romanian photographer who ended up in Luxembourg while searching for a more moderate climate. Yes, you heard that right. But other than the weather, the perennial topic of life in Lëtzebuerg, we talk about setting up your own business (hint: it’s not all that easy), life outside your run-of-the-mill expat bubble … Continue reading A Photographer in Luxembourg: Vio Dudau

Duration:00:26:13

First Contact: Valter Mavrič (Luxventures S01E06)

9/12/2018
In this episode we talk to Valter Mavrič, a compatriot of mine who moved to Luxembourg some fifteen years ago and never looked back. For he most part that’s because he’s busy heading the General directorate of the European Parliament for Translation, or DG TRAD as it is affectionately known on the inside. But also … Continue reading First Contact: Valter Mavrič

Duration:00:23:18

Podcasting in the Grand Duchy: Martin Jonsson (Luxventures S01E04)

7/7/2018
After an unplanned two-month-long hiatus, we talk to a fellow podcaster. Martin Jonsonn is a podcaster based in Luxembourg but hailing from Sweden. Although you’d never guess just by listening to him since his English is infuriatingly perfect. Martin in an incredibly nice and smart guy and very easy to talk to, so it is … Continue reading Podcasting in the Grand Duchy: Martin Jonsson

Duration:00:30:38

Alexa, What’s The Weather In Luxembourg: Max Amordeluso (Luxventures S01E04)

4/23/2018
In this episode of Luxventures wa talk to Alexa. Well, not Alexa as such, although we’ve heard of people talking to the artificial assistant as if it were a real person, which is kind of sad. Rather, we speak to Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist for Amazon Alexa, who landed in Luxembourg about three years … Continue reading Alexa, What’s The Weather In Luxembourg: Max Amordeluso

Duration:00:41:08

(Why Don’t You) Get A Job: Gabor Fodor (Luxventures S01E03)

3/25/2018
All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes all that glitters is just fucking glitter that gets everywhere and is impossible to get rid of leaving you feeling stupid and slightly dejected, pondering your choices in life. Which is what looking for a job in Luxembourg can feel like. Specifically, a job for the significant other, … Continue reading (Why Don’t You) Get A Job: Gabor Fodor

Duration:00:31:50