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Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.

Japan By River Cruise Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.

    Hiroshima's First Annual PCR-Palooza (w/JJ Walsh)

    Hiroshima's First Annual PCR-Palooza (w/JJ Walsh)

    JJ Walsh and everyone else in Hiroshima gets a free PCR test! Here's hoping this saliva-filled undertaking amounts to more than just spitting into the wind.

    • 29 min
    The Children are the Mirai (w/Jason Mitchell from Nihongodomo)

    The Children are the Mirai (w/Jason Mitchell from Nihongodomo)

    Jason Mitchell, admin at Nihongodomo, a resource for parents "raising kids in Japanese," stops by to talk about how his parenting process is basically the opposite of Bobby's, by which we assume he means, HE'S doing a GOOD job.

    • 30 min
    Japan Stories: More Wack, Less Fact? (w/David A McNeill)

    Japan Stories: More Wack, Less Fact? (w/David A McNeill)

    David McNeill explains why sometimes the ancient art of jya-narizamu intersects with the even more ancient art of bullshitto, and how exoticizing foreign countries meant the British newspaper industry died a little slower than it could have done.

    • 30 min
    Olympick Your Battles (with Rochelle Kopp)

    Olympick Your Battles (with Rochelle Kopp)

    Rochelle Kopp tackles the question of whether or not Japan has finally crossed the Rubicon when it comes to going forward with the Olympics? If they have, we hope they checked out the really nice Rubicon River Cruise while they were in the area.

    • 31 min
    Late Night Snacks (the Japanese kind) (w/Alice)

    Late Night Snacks (the Japanese kind) (w/Alice)

    Former-idol, former-hostess, and current maid Alice talks about how the pandemic has devastated nightlife businesses, and how the fact that that they might never bounce back could be a blessing in disguise, if the disguise is a really sparkly cocktail dress.

    • 31 min
    Go Virtually Everywhere in Japan (w/Nick Szasz)

    Go Virtually Everywhere in Japan (w/Nick Szasz)

    Long time editor of "Fukuoka Now" Nick Szasz brings his inbound expertise to bear on the proliferation of virtual tourism in Japan, a trend in which regional tourist destinations all over Japan try to learn how to use the internet.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Confounded? ,

Surprisingly Tolerable

Brian and Brian have a charming rapport and are occasionally amusing. Their news reports provide a vital public service by keeping non-Japanese speaking expats abreast of current events in their adopted country while the River Cruise reviews are enough to keep any salaryman supplied with endless vacation destinations they will never visit.

KoreKara Podcast ,

Highly Recommended

Really great podcast giving interesting commentary and perspective on events happening in Japan. Loved the episode with Yumi and definitely recommend to listen if you are curious about current events in Japan!

BJ Rabbit ,

Funny, worth listening to weekly.

I really enjoy having this podcast as a part of my week. The guests are funny, the stories are interesting, and the hosts have a good dynamic.

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