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Radio-show style podcasts on the life and research of students and faculty from the Sede Boqer campus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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Sirens in the Desert: Experiences of International Students within BGU

SB Campus RadioMay 24, 2022

Podcast Challenges & Robotic Victories; Sde Boker campus podcast magazine episode 1

Podcast Challenges & Robotic Victories; Sde Boker campus podcast magazine episode 1

Welcome to a new episode of the Sde Boker Campus Podcast Magazine.

In part 1, we hear from participants in this year’s Sde Boker BGU Radio Academy Podcast Production Course and get to hear two amazing stories in the podcasts that they produced. In part 2, we are excited to meet the winners of the FiRST National High School Robotics Competition and hear about their participation in the International competition in the USA. All are children of our own BGU academic and admin/technical staff!!

Hosts: Nick Duppen and Prof. Simon Barak.

Edited by: Nick Duppen.

May 12, 202338:35
Sirens in the Desert: Experiences of International Students within BGU

Sirens in the Desert: Experiences of International Students within BGU

International students from BGU’s Sede Boker campus, which is located in the heart of the Negev desert, share their initial emotions, experiences and advice for potential students who are about to taste the uniqueness of the international campus. Funny stories and important tips for survival in the Negev desert are promised for the listeners!

Many thanks to Nick Duppen, Trishla Vikas, Verena Sturm, and Tomer Shimoni for their insightful contribution. Thanks to our script writers, Reema Diab and Antoine Depeuille, our narrator Haleli Huang, and our ninja star, Nja Zai Du, for editing the podcast. Thanks to Eyal Briman and Dr. Buzi Raviv (the BGU Radio Director) for excellent technical help. Thanks to the whole student group from the BGU Radio Academy Podcast Production course for their help in producing this podcast.

Special thanks to our course lecturers, Professor Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv, for their brilliant leadership, empowering us to have made this happen!!

Music: Collected from with license.

May 24, 202218:38
The BGRI Exodus: A Mosaic of Memories

The BGRI Exodus: A Mosaic of Memories

In this new SB Campus Radio episode, we focus on memories that we leave behind when we move away. The Ben Gurion Research Institute (BGRI) is soon leaving its old building in favor of a new one. The old structure, however, houses many stories and experiences, both as an academic institute and in the David Ben-Gurion Archives. These stories were uncovered while talking to former and current members of faculty, administration, and students, about their experiences working and living in this most peculiar and unique old building. We have compiled these precious stories into a Mosaic of Memories.

This podcast was produced by Nick Duppen, Samuel Dotse Nomo, Trishla Vikas and Kofi Akodwaa-Boadi, as a final task in "BGU Radio Academy" course. We would like to acknowledge Mr. Eyal Briman for technical support, and Prof. Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv, our course instructors. We are most grateful to Prof. Avi Bareli, Prof. Paula Kabalo, Mikhal Moyal, Reema Diab and Jaydeep Prabhu for their contribution. The soundtrack was collected from with license. If you enjoyed our podcast, please rate it and share. Thank you and have a great day!

Apr 14, 202217:35
SB Campus Radio Magazine - Season Premiere!

SB Campus Radio Magazine - Season Premiere!

Welcome to SB Campus Radio Magazine Season Premiere 2021/2022!
In this episode we host new students from Sede Boker campus from across the world, bid farewell to Rohith, a masters student, and listen to two interesting interviews from our members of faculty, Prof. Aharon Fait and Prof. Simon Barak.
Listen in on an exciting event combining art and science, plus incredible research on plant mitochondria.

Hosts: Francisco Achwoka, Prof. Simon Barak and Prof. Aharon Fait
Edited by: Francisco Achwoka, Prof. Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv

Dec 23, 202126:11
Interview with Eric Ziemann

Interview with Eric Ziemann

Eric Ziemann, PhD student at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, discusses his research on polymer brushes for water treatment membranes.

Sep 27, 202028:15
Interview with Shaked Stein

Interview with Shaked Stein

Shaked Stein, a new graduate of the ZIWR, talks to Yoni Teitelbaum about his PhD research on desalination of saline groundwater from coastal aquifers.

Aug 28, 202020:24
Interview with Emily Tran

Interview with Emily Tran

Emily Tran, PhD student at the ZIWR, discusses her research on the motion of radionucleides through underground rock.
Aug 21, 202016:26
It's Corona Time

It's Corona Time

SB Campus Studio presents, "It's Corona Time",  a feel-good show during these tough times we are experiencing during the pandemic. Sample our new hosts, Rohith and Zhadyrassyn fresh from our Podcast Training , as they share their experiences during the Corona Time. We walk down memory lane with Ida, Vinolia and Nathan as they bid farewell to our beloved campus. Sit back, listen and enjoy the show.

May 28, 202023:14
Sports review with Shadrack Owusu

Sports review with Shadrack Owusu

Highlights of the Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight rematch victory over Deontay Wilder and premier leagues title chase in the top four European leagues.

Feb 24, 202014:00
Orientation - Q&A with the Administration staff
Oct 13, 201921:49
Orientation - Student Life on Campus
Oct 13, 201911:17
Yosef and Malca

Yosef and Malca

 SB Campus Radio hosts Yosef and Malca, two amazing musicians from Mizpe Ramon! Our BGU International Student Focus this week is on Nnebou Chidiebere, whose motivation for research on water treatment was the need to involve local stakeholders to ensure sustainability! Finally, hats off to all the BGU graduates and stay tuned for our new and exciting summer shows!
Have Fun! 

hosted by Frnacisco, Jansi and Buzi


Your face - Yosef and Malca

Chet Faker - Gold

Fela Kuti - Water no get enemies

Chinko ekun - Able God

Nina Simon - Feeling Good

Rema - Corny

Aug 19, 201948:38
Diversity and Pride

Diversity and Pride

 June 2019. Pride month in Israel. Termination of the Man in the Desert department. Five students from India, Mexico, Kazakhstan and hosts from India, Israel and Kenya sit in the studio in discussing their lives in the past, the present and the future. What is the Kazakh unexpected food? Where can you find the most beautiful temple in India? How is it like to be born on the border of USA and Mexico? All that and much more in our most recent student magazine hosted by Jansi and Francisco. Great music from all over these countries. Interview with Prof. Yodan Rofe on MID at the very end.

Star Wars music
Tel Aviv - Omer Adam
Saivam - Azhagu Video Baby Sara G.V. Prakash Super Hit Tamil Song
Adai - Kurmangazy
Un Año - Sebastián Yatra, Reik
Halifot - Hadag Nahash
Ose Shalom - Haim Laroz

Aug 19, 201901:12:08
Spring edition 2019

Spring edition 2019

 The show this week hosts the Beatnik, an Israeli rock band whose performance at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock festival was so phenomenal that we had to have them over for the SB Campus Spring Party!

Also, the 49th Board of Governor's meeting was held on the Sede Boker Campus, and we interviewed Max Gitter (a member of the Board from New York), Orli Gold-Haklay (BGU Dept. of Donor and Associates Affairs), and former Minister of Education Aharon Yadlin, under whose tenure the Ben Gurion University of the Negev was established.

Finally, we learn more from Dr. Anat Rosenthal (BGU, Israel) and Dr. Julie Trottier (CNSR, France) about their fascinating research who were here at the SIDEER students conference.

Hosts: Francisco, Jansi and Buzi

Songs played:
Bitnik - Ahuvati
17 - walk on
BLock John - Bye Bye Ebola
Arik Einstein - Livcot Lecha
Bit Nik - Ma she Ose Lanu Tov

Aug 19, 201946:47
Fabulous Phoebe and a New Surprising Crop

Fabulous Phoebe and a New Surprising Crop

 SB Campus Radio hosts Phoebe, an International student at Ben Gurion University from China. We also learn about a new surprising crop and if we'll be able it soon on our dinner tables from our conversations with Dr. Oren Shelef, who recently returned his postdoc research at the University of Nevada, Reno. We sampled our candidate song for #1 place in the Eurovision competition (which eventually was a complete flop) and play a song from Woodstock towards 50th anniversary, Find out our secret sound quiz and stand a chance to win some Boozie Booze!

Hosts: Jansi, Francisco, Nathan, Buzi


Arisa and Margol - Po Ze Lo Eropa

Faye Wong - I am Willing

Bilal Hassani - Roi

Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Woodstock

Jimi Hendrix Voodo Child

Arik Einstein - Ima Adama 

Aug 19, 201947:53
Honoring the Righteous Among Nations

Honoring the Righteous Among Nations

 In this show we commemorate the Holocaust memorial day listening to a testimony from Vivian Mau about how Aristides Sousa Mendes  saved her family lives. We also had a chance to interview Dr. Chris Arnusch, a faculty member from the Zuckerberg institute for Water Research on his recent research publications on Laser Induced Graphine. We also listen to some new bands from both Canada and Israel, whose great music you will definitely love!
Hosts: Jansi, Francisco and Buzi

Trampoline - Emily's tea party
Phenomenow - Ani ve Ata
Phenomenow - My mind

Aug 19, 201938:24
Interview with the President of BGU Prof. Daniel Chamovitz
Aug 19, 201958:14
Interviewing Tania Bird after Purim 2019
Aug 19, 201942:20
SB Campus Students meet the Zin Fellows

SB Campus Students meet the Zin Fellows

Hear the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research students “speed date” the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University Zin Fellows Cohort IV, and tell our three Zin Fellows SB Campus Radio reporters about their research and experiences on the Sede Boqer campus

Hosted by: Prof. Simon Barak

Bensound - dreams (

Aug 19, 201928:55