Slovenology: Life and Travel in Slovenia, the World's Best Country
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This is Slovenology the podcast, hosted by Slovenia's most enthusiastic expat resident, American professor and best-selling author, Noah Charney. Everything you wanted to know about the world's best country, Slovenia--and a few things you didn't realize you wanted to know.

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    Intervu: Barbi in Marijan Mocivnik, o vino na slovenskem

    Kako spoznamo vina? Kako jih pravilno poskušamo in okušamo? V tokratnem epizode bo Noah Charney gostil Barbi in Marijana Močivnik, urednika in lastnika revije Vino, glavne revije o vinu pri nas. Spoznali bomo, kako strokovnjaki ocenjujejo vino, kako ga pravilno poskušamo in kaj vse lahko okusimo v kozarcu žlahtne kapljice. Ne zamudite enkratne priložnosti za spoznavanje raznovrstne palete okusov vina, ki ga bomo seveda tudi poskusili (oziroma Noah bo).

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    Interview with Kjara Wurst on Dance and Slovenian-American "Relations"

    Kjara Wurst is the best. She's the founder of Kjara's Dance Project, a wonderful dancer, and she divides her time between Ljubljana and Washington, DC where she lives with her husband, who worked in the US Embassy in Ljubljana. We met up this summer to talk about dance, her new projects, and Slovenian-American "relations."

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    How To "Travel" with Your Kids During Isolation Time

    Now, in isolation time, and with many more hours to fill with my girls, I’ve shifted to a version of “traveling” on gently educational virtual trips as a way to engage, teach and expand the feeling of the limited floor space that we can navigate. This episode will look at how you can "travel" virtually without leaving home and engage and teach your kids about the world even when we are self-isolating.

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    A (Sort of) Local's Guide to Ljubljana

    How many times can a city be called a ‘hidden gem’ and still remain hidden? This is the question for Ljubljana, which these days is packed with enthusiastic tourists, yet still feels to each of them like a secret wonderland they’ve just discovered. This episode looks at my "local's guide" to Ljubljana--what I recommend and why.

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    I Love Luka Doncic

    I’ll confess that I love a man named Luka. It’s a platonic love, but it’s a type of love all the same. Luka Dončič, whom I’ve never met, brings sunshine and joy into my life. Here's what he brings that is so bright and wondrous.

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    Corona Prepping

    Corona Time has turned me into an enthusiastic prepper, mostly because I'm a father. Are you newly a prepper, too?

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    Writing for Publication - Kako Pisemo in Izdajamo Knjige in Clanki (in English in tudi v Slovenscini)

    This episode is drawn from a workshop I teach on writing for publication. How do you find an agent, get a publisher, write a book proposal, all the nuts and bolts that are rarely taught about the mechanics of being a writer, whether dealing with books or articles. But this was a special class, as I taught it bilingually, teaching the material in both English and Slovenian--with weird but hopefully helpful results. Poteka v slovenscini in anglescini. Dobrodosli!

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    Peter Zajc in Dr Katja Rebolj: Zelisce, Rozice, Rastline

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moja gosta sta bila Peter Zajc in Dr Katja Rebolj, strokovnjaka na divje zelisce, rastline in roze. "Lovijo" rastline za najboljse Slovenski kuhari (in sem tudi pisal clanek o njihovo delo (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/foraging-in-slovenia). Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Knjiznici Domzale

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    Uros Stefelin: Gorenjski Sef

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je bil Uros Stefelin, eno izmed najbolj znane slovenski kuhari. Danes vodi Vila Podvin v Radovljici, in tudi je velikokrat na televizije, je so-izumitelj Okusi Radovljica, in je znan najvec kot Gorenjski sef. Za to ker sem tudi (kvazi) Gorenc, sva takoj kliknala! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Samostanu Mekinje.

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    Zare Kerin & Manca Jevscek: Dizajn, Fotografiranje Hrano in Kuharske Knjige

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moja gosta sta Zare Kerin, nestetokrat nagrajen dizajner, in Manca Jevscek, food photographer. Skupaj smo sodelovali pri kuharske knjige JB-ja. Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Knjiznici Domzale.

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    Eva Kreslin, Ivana Gradisek, Tina Deu: Vzgoja Otrok

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moji tri gosti so bile Eva Kreslin (direktorica Male Ulice v Ljubljani), Ivana Gradisek (direktorica FamilyLab Slovenija), in Tine Deu (blogerka)--vsi tri so mamice in strokovnjaki na vzgoje otroka. Ferbcni? Jaz pa tud! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Knjiznici Domzale.

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    On Translation with Roman Vucajnk, Rawley Grau and Mojca Medvescek

    Slovenology the Podcast, the English episodes, continues with a special episode on the art of translation, featuring Roman Vucajnk (who translates from English to Slovenian and vice versa), American Rawley Grau (who translates from Slovenian into English) and Mojca Medvescek (who translates between Spanish and Slovenian). This series is supported by the US Embassy.

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    Ivan Mitrevski, Matej de Cecco in Polona Polona: O Ilustracije, Karikature in Svet Rizbice

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Sem imel tri goste za dogodek: Polona Polona, Ivan Mitrevski in Matej de Cecco, tri izjemne ilustratori. Kako je zivljenje in delo ilustratori? Kako studiras ilustracije ali je izkusen kljucno? Moras znat dober risat? Bomo vse globok raziskovali! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Knjiznici Domzale.

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    Dr Saso Rebolj: O Zdravje, Zdravniki in Zdravstveni Sistem

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je Dr Saso Rebolj, direktor Zdravstenega Doma Kamnik. Kako je biti zdravnik v Sloveniji? Imamo res tako super-duper zdravstveni sistem? Bomo videli... Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Samostanu Mekinje.

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    Mali Grad in Hopsbrew: O Pivo, Mikropivovarne in (Nas) Zdravje

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Epizoda gre v svet mikropivovarni. Ekipa iz Pivovarna Hopsbrew prihajajo iz Rusije in zivijo v Domzalah. Ekipa iz Pivovarna Mali Grad delajo v Kamniku. Kaj je kljuc uspesnost v svetu pive? Bomo videli... Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Knjiznici Domzale.

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    Peter Krecic in Peter Senk: O Plecnik, Arhitektura in Kritike

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moja gosta sta bila kritik in bivse dirketor Arhitekturni Muzej v Grad Fuzine, Peter Krecic, in professor in arhitekt, Peter Senk. Dr Krecic je specialist na Plecnika in Gospod Senk ni dolg nazaj je izdal knjige Kapsule s mocno zalozbo Routledge-a. Dobrodosli poslusat! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo. Dogodek je potekel v Vodnikovi Domaciji v Ljubljani.

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    Miha Mazzini: O Knjige, Slovenci in Izbrisani

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je Miha Mazzini, najbolj priljubljen kolumnist v slovenscini, nagrajen pisec vspecnice, reziser film Izbrisani, in mnogi se. Dobrodosli poslusat! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    Mario Galunic: O Televizijo, Estrado in Lingvistiko

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je Mario Galunic, televizijska zvezda, bivsi urednik za razvedrilni programi na RTV, voditelj, student lingvistike in super clovek. Dobrodosli poslusat! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    Peter Hajdu: O BBQ, Dim in Amerisko Hrano

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je Peter Hajdu, Slovenski strokovnjak Ameriskega BBQ. Kako kuhamo s dimom? Kaj je najbolj Amerisko nacin hrano? Sem bil pri Petru za eno delavnico s prijatelji na Blokah, torej tista episoda je dost neformalno (in tudi smo ker napili in se najedli vmes), ampak je poln zanimivo informacijo. Dobrodosli poslusat! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    Radovan Hrast: O Prezivetje na Golem Otoku

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Moj gost je Radovan Hrast, skoraj 90 let-star bivse Partisan kdo je bil dvakrat zapornik na Golem Otoku. Je avtor uspesniski zivljenepis "Cas, ki ga ni" da je zdele prevajen v anglescini pod naslovom "Stripped of My Time." Je lustn, poln energijo in ima zelo zanimive zgodbe o zivljenju na Golem Otoku. Dobrodosli poslusat! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    Natasa Djuric in Anita Sumer: O Drozmi, Kruh, Potica in Peka

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Gosta sta bila Natasa Djuric, biologinja in pekovka pri Hisi Franko (sodeluje s Ano Ros), avtorica knjige o drozmi, in Anita Sumer, tudi specialist s drozmi in avtorica knjige o drozmi. Oba sta najvecja specialistka na Slovenskem s pekom s drozmi, nasa stara tradicija da je zdele svezo modno. Dobrodosli! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    Dr Janez Bogataj: O Kulinaricni Tradiciji in Hrani

    Slovenology the Podcast, oz. Podcast Slovenologija, se nadaluje, in za nasledne epizode bo v slovenscini (oz. Noahov nacin slovenscini). Dr Janez Bogataj je moj gost in smo snemali v zivo v Knjiznici Kamnik (torej se opravicujem ce zvoka ni idealna). Sva govorila o kulinaricni tradiciji in hrani. Dobrodosli! Podpiral je Ameriskega Veliposlanstvo.

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    On Being American in Slovenia with Chris Eckman and Erica Johnson Debeljak

    Slovenology the Podcast, the English episodes, continues with guest American expats in Slovenia. Along with expat host Noah Charney, we're joined by Erica Johnson Debeljak, a writer from San Francisco who has lived in Slovenia for decades and raised grown children here, and Chris Eckman, a proper rock star from Seattle who runs an award-winning music label and travels the world to perform.

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    On American and Slavic Mythology with Svetlana Slapsak

    This week's episode of Slovenology the Podcast stars Svetlana Slapsak, one of the most accomplished women in the world. Author of over 80 books, she is a professor of the classical world and was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Don't step to Svetlana! We discussed mythology, from America to the Slavic world. In English.

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    On Running and "Dober Tek" with Urban and Jasmina Praprotnik

    The latest interview episode in English features Urban Praprotnik and Jasmina Kozina Praprotnik, a couple who are both running coaches. They lead guided tours of Slovenia in which guests run between sites, are leaders of a popular running club, write for newspapers and magazines, and much more. Jasmina recently published a book in English, "The Long Running Life of Helena Zigon." They also inspired Noah to go from a couch potato to a daily runner, so they are capable of anything. This was recorded at Vodnikova Domacija in Ljubljana and is sponsored by the US Embassy. Enjoy and dober tek!

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    On Food, Coffee and Cookbooks with Luka Novak, Valentina Smej Novak, Lior Kochavy and Alexander Nino Ruiz

    The latest interview episode in English features Ljubljana food gurus. Luka and Valentina Novak are cookbook authors, publishers and hosts of a popular cooking TV show, Ljubezen Gre Skozi Zelodec. Lior Kochavy is an Israeli expat who founded Odprta Kuhna, the hugely popular Friday lunchtime food fair in Ljubljana. Alexander Nino Ruiz and his wife, Tina, are the coffee geniuses behind Crno Zrno in Ljubljana. Alex brings coffee from local farmers in his native Colombia to Ljubljana's best specialty coffee bar. We discussed food, cookbooks, writing about food, and coffee. This was recorded at Vodnikova Domacija in Ljubljana and is sponsored by the US Embassy. Enjoy and dober tek!

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    On Being American in Slovenia with Michael Manske

    Michael Manske is a radio journalist from the United States who has been living in Maribor, Slovenia for more than a decade. What happens when two American expats in love with Slovenia (and with their Slovenians wives) hang out for the first time?

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    On Comedy & Basketball with Perica Jerkovic

    In this English language episode of Slovenology, host Noah Charney interviews stand-up comic Perica Jerkovic about comedy, what Slovenians find funny, and watching basketball in the Luka Doncic era.

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    Wait, Slovenia's the World's Best Country? Really?

    I get a lot of double-takes when I say that Slovenia is "the world's best country." But my statement is based on experience and research. In this episode, we'll discuss the basis of this superlative, and look more closely at 7 things the rest of the world could learn from our little Slovenia.

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    001: Pilot

    This is Slovenology the podcast, hosted Slovenia's most enthusiastic expat resident, American professor and best-selling author, Noah Charney. Everything you wanted to know about the world's best country, Slovenia--and a few things you didn't realize you wanted to know. Stories, interviews, travel tips and much more. Dobrodosli!

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