104 episodes

Q: What happens when people leave their regular routine and comfort zone and find themselves far from home, in foreign places and cultures unknown to them?

A: Life. Changing. Stories.

Each week, 22.33 delivers stories of people finding their way in new surroundings. With a combination of travel tales, innovation, empathy, and even survival at times, 22.33 delivers unforgettable first-person stories from people whose lives were changed by international exchange.

New episodes are released every Friday, along with regular bonus episodes. For more information please visit: eca.state.gov/2233

22.33 ECA Collaboratory

    • Places & Travel

Q: What happens when people leave their regular routine and comfort zone and find themselves far from home, in foreign places and cultures unknown to them?

A: Life. Changing. Stories.

Each week, 22.33 delivers stories of people finding their way in new surroundings. With a combination of travel tales, innovation, empathy, and even survival at times, 22.33 delivers unforgettable first-person stories from people whose lives were changed by international exchange.

New episodes are released every Friday, along with regular bonus episodes. For more information please visit: eca.state.gov/2233

    You're My Reason (Valentine's Day Special)

    You're My Reason (Valentine's Day Special)

    Today we bring you a very special episode in celebration of Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

    • 17 min
    The First 100 Episodes - A Bonus Supercut

    The First 100 Episodes - A Bonus Supercut

    Today we celebrate our 100th episode of life-changing international exchange stories!

    • 43 min
    The Prosecutors - Leslie Thomas

    The Prosecutors - Leslie Thomas

    The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers.  

    The Prosecutors is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of three dedicated lawyers who fight to ensure that rape in war is not met with impunity. Filmed over five years on three continents, it takes viewers from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Bosnia and Herzegovina to Colombia on the long journey towards justice.

    • 39 min
    Disinformation Across Borders - Nina Jankowicz

    Disinformation Across Borders - Nina Jankowicz

    On this week's episode, we interview a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow working in Ukraine

    • 31 min
    A Cup of Kindness Can Lift Your Spirits Up - Humming House

    A Cup of Kindness Can Lift Your Spirits Up - Humming House

    The American Music Abroad band tours in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

    • 38 min
    The Food We Eat, Part 13

    The Food We Eat, Part 13

    Another installment of crazy food stories features stories from around the world.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

amanda shooters ,

Fantastic Stories

This is a great podcast and it has saved my mind from very many long drives. I wonder what the people passing me think when I’m laughing in the car alone, or wipe away a heart touching tear as I’m listening. Great job Chris—keep the stories coming.

Munif Khan ,

A stroll down the memory lane

Reverse culture shock is a serious phenomenon for exchange students. I have struggled myself to readjust with my home culture in Bangladesh 🇧🇩 after the YES program. When I learned about 22.33 podcasts, I curiously played the first few episodes of Season 1, I was immediately hooked.

Since then, whenever I get a little depressed and feel alone, 22.33 is my go to station. I listen to the personal stories of other exchange students and that tells me that I’m not alone. I discovered how similar, yet different, exchange experiences can be.

Whenever I’m listening to 22.33, it’s like taking a stroll down my memory lane and recall all the amazing memories I have made during my exchange year. And that makes my day!

Thank you Chris and team for this amazing platform where exchange students can voice their feelings and experiences and not only feel positive about the world around them but also raise awareness about how important exchange is, to achieve cultural harmony and world peace.

Please continue this until that goal is reached.
♥️

Sri Bee ,

Ethereal - Harpeth Rising and Seth Glier episodes. Music Ambassadors.

6/22/19 update. Chris and Co. have knocked it out the park yet again with the “Knitting as coding “ episode. This inspiring piece about Lindwe Matlali reminds me of a couple of quotes (altered for effect) “the heights by great women reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night “ - HW Longfellow...and “to some when less is given, much more can be begotten “. 6/1/19 update. Bravo! The latest episode of Harpeth Rising was both moving and informative. While a regular episode is peppered with eclectic music pieces, Harpeth’s body of work serves as the perfect backdrop to the episode. I found the lyrics as rich as their music. Keep on Truckin’, ECA! I have caught up on 3 episodes thus far. Really enjoyed the Seth Glier episode. His stories of stitching together music from the world was representative of the best of humanity. Wish him luck, and the podcast, too! To channel Perry Mason, this podcast is "competent, relevant and material!" Great production team with the choice of music interludes always hitting the right notes along with fantastic stories from various sojourns abroad.

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