Talking American Studies

Jens Temmen on Mars

May 22, 2021 Verena Adamik (and others) Season 1 Episode 9
Talking American Studies
Jens Temmen on Mars
Show Notes

... leaving this planet behind (or not) with Dr. Jens Temmen (HHU Düsseldorf). Listen in on us Talking American Studies: the difference between the PhD and the PostDoc phase, on Mars colonization, climate change, and the havoc an error in translation can wreak.


Dr. Jens Temmen

Dr. Verena Adamik
Anja Söyunmez


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Music Intro/OutroTitle: pine voc - coconut macaroon; Author: Stevia Sphere; Source: License: Royalty Free Open Music