Language & Culture with Dr. J

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The host of this podcast, Dr. Henriette J. Runte, has taught at universities and institutions of higher education around the world. She has been affectionately referred to as Dr. J by students and colleagues alike since the beginning of her career.

Dr. J holds a BA in Human Biology as well as an MA and a PhD in French Literature. Her research has focused on the effects of theater and the arts on the community. Dr. J works at a renowned German university and is an absolute sports enthusiast in her free time.


In this podcast, Dr. J interviews fascinating experts from various disciplines–politicians, artists, professionals from the field of medicine, law, business and more—as well as language educators and students from all over the world.

Tune in and immerse yourself into these languages while listening to fun and thought-provoking discussions about language, identity and culture and how these affect all areas of work and life.


You can listen to each episode right here on this website!

The podcast includes individual episodes in English, French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish (as well as occasionally other languages from around the world).


Season 4 – Latin America in Focus


Season 3 – Kansas City


Season 2


Season 1

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