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We started Culturally Speaking to indulge our curiosity about the way others live and a desire to inspire conversations about how we have far more in common than we realise. Subscribe, rate and review on your favourite podcast platform. Follow us on Instagram @culturallyspeakingpodcast. Share your stories or your show ideas with us by sending an email to theculturallyspeaking@gmail.com.

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    • Arts
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We started Culturally Speaking to indulge our curiosity about the way others live and a desire to inspire conversations about how we have far more in common than we realise. Subscribe, rate and review on your favourite podcast platform. Follow us on Instagram @culturallyspeakingpodcast. Share your stories or your show ideas with us by sending an email to theculturallyspeaking@gmail.com.

    S6 E6 How Asians Eat and the Importance of Food

    S6 E6 How Asians Eat and the Importance of Food

    We couldn’t conclude a season on Asian culture without talking about a topic near and dear to our heart - food! Food is the cornerstone of Asian social interactions, everything centers around it and there isn’t an occasion from birth to death that food is not an integral part of the celebration or customs. Tune in to hear how we eat food, how Asian meals differ and the importance of freshness and variety. In previous seasons we’ve spoken about British food culture (S5 E4) and food remedies in...

    • 49 min
    S6 E5 How Asians Approach Ageing and Death

    S6 E5 How Asians Approach Ageing and Death

    Reverence to elders in Asian culture has been ingrained in us since birth. We discuss the social and economic strains of an ageing population in conflict with the elderly’s expectations of their latter years. Back in Season 1 we explored death in different cultures (S1 E14) and reincarnation in the Hindu faith (S1 E15). Tune in to hear whether we think death is final and our view on the afterlife.Get in touch with us at theculturallyspeaking@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @cultura...

    • 45 min
    S6 E4 How Asians View Sex and Relationships

    S6 E4 How Asians View Sex and Relationships

    A topic that was traditionally taboo within Asian culture, not openly discussed much less on display, this week we are discussing relationships, love and sex. Does life imitate art when it comes to the portrayal of relationships in media or are the conservative attitudes a smokescreen for what happens behind closed doors? We discuss the impact of gender roles, the role of love in marriage and societal expectations. With the explosion of mainstream AI in 2023 we couldn’t end with touching on v...

    • 55 min
    S6 E3 How Asians Navigate Professional Life

    S6 E3 How Asians Navigate Professional Life

    Work to live or live to work? This week we discuss how we have navigated our professional lives as Asians. Longtime listeners of the podcast will know we initially met as colleagues at work and thus the idea for Culturally Speaking was born. Following on from last week we discuss the importance of job and financial stability and the desired professions in Asian culture. Tune in to hear about the difference in working culture in Hong Kong and London from work-life balance to professional hiera...

    • 44 min
    S6 E2 How Asians Come of Age

    S6 E2 How Asians Come of Age

    We discuss navigating the hormone-fuelled adolescent years and becoming an adult within our respective Asian cultures this week. From personal space at home to attitudes to sexuality, tune in to hear our experiences about coming of age in Hong Kong and London. It’s no secret that money and financial standing are a big part of Asian culture so how does this translate to financial literacy and awareness.Get in touch with us at theculturallyspeaking@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @cultural...

    • 59 min
    S6 E1 How Asians Grow Up

    S6 E1 How Asians Grow Up

    We’re taking it right back to the beginning for the first episode of Season 6 - growing up Asian. Were our school days on the playground footloose and carefree or full of extracurricular achievements to make Asian Tiger mums proud? Tune in to hear us recount how our formative childhood years shaped us, how the expectations of Asian parents have many similarities despite growing up in different cultures and countries. Family hierarchies and gender favoritism aren’t unique to Asians so let us k...

    • 38 min

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Fascinating!

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