Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.
Biden Time! (w/Michelle Ye Hee Lee)
Joe Biden's Straight Talk Express comes to Asia! WaPo Bureau Chief Michelle Ye Hee Lee joins us to talk about what Biden took away from his time in Japan. If he's anything like most Americans, we're betting that list includes a Hello Kitty T-shirt and a fake sword.
Marching into April/Japanese Castles (w/Oleg Benesch)
Japan Scholar Oleg Benesch joins us to to talk about the past, present, and future of Japanese castles,
and break down the debates around them, proving that when it comes to historical Japanese strongholds, things aren't always black and shiro.
Quick update - we're coming back!
Imagining a Militarized Japan and then Laughing (w/Tom Phuong Le)
Author of Japan's Aging Peace, Tom Le, stops in to talk about Japan's security concerns and help us think about an important hypothetical question: Ok, Japan, let's say you CAN have a military. THEN WHAT?
Locked Out of our $500 Abandoned House (w/Alex Kerr)
Author Alex Kerr may be single-handedly responsible for the current global spotlight on restoring old Japanese country homes, so we talk to him about how these homes may be at the forefront of a new style of Japan tourism... if tourism in Japan ever happens again.
JBRC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2021, YAY!
Jesus is the reason for the season, so let's all THANK CHRIST that this year is finally over!
Before we take a short hiatus ahead of Season 4, join us and a whole slew of awesome people and Jake Adelstein for one last holiday blowout!
Saved me during covid.
Led me to do something I’ve never done - became a paying member!