35 episodes

Your culture shapes everything - yes, everything - about who you are and what you do. So how, exactly, is your culture showing? And when should you let it shine or let it, well, not?

World cultures expert Dean Foster (www.deanfosterglobal.com) and longtime friend Tom Peterson search for, and occasionally find, answers to these questions as they explore different world cultures in each episode. Along the way, Dean and Tom revel in the glories of the Japanese toilet, sip strong coffee with friends in Ethiopia, yearn for finely-crafted Argentinian pink underwear - and much more!

Subscribe now to begin journeying through cultures with Dean and Tom. Got a question or episode idea for them? Reach them on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

Oops, Your Culture's Showing‪!‬ Oops, Your Culture's Showing! ©2018: Dean Foster, Tom Peterson, and Torin Peterson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 11 Ratings

Your culture shapes everything - yes, everything - about who you are and what you do. So how, exactly, is your culture showing? And when should you let it shine or let it, well, not?

World cultures expert Dean Foster (www.deanfosterglobal.com) and longtime friend Tom Peterson search for, and occasionally find, answers to these questions as they explore different world cultures in each episode. Along the way, Dean and Tom revel in the glories of the Japanese toilet, sip strong coffee with friends in Ethiopia, yearn for finely-crafted Argentinian pink underwear - and much more!

Subscribe now to begin journeying through cultures with Dean and Tom. Got a question or episode idea for them? Reach them on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

    Winter Warmth! Special Reissue

    Winter Warmth! Special Reissue

    Needing some tropical warmth this winter (for those in the Northern Hemisphere, that is)? Well, look (or listen?) no further, because here's a special reissue of our "Island Hopping: U.S. Virgin Islands" episode, recorded in St. Thomas exactly two years ago: January 2020. Sit back in your indoor beach chair and soak it in!



    Dean and Tom are on location in the U.S. Virgin Islands to explore features and culture in St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, and to sip great rum. Plus, find out what makes driving in the USVIs different than anywhere else in the United States. In these trying times, we invite you to grab a beer, to relax on a virtual beach with us, and to enjoy.



    Listen today to "island hop" with Dean and Tom! Have a cultural question or episode idea? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.



    Music: "Little Idea" - Bensound.com

    • 54 min
    30: Joy To The World! (Part 2 of 2)

    30: Joy To The World! (Part 2 of 2)

    In the finale of their two-part gleeful gabfest, Dean and Tom continue to delight in the complexities of humor, language, and culture. Then, they elatedly explore similarities and differences in how joy is expressed communally across cultures, in Bhutan, Denmark, Brazil, and the U.S., and in birthday celebrations in Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Happy holidays everyone, and we’ll see you in (a hopefully far more joyous) 2022!

    Have a cultural question or episode idea for Dean and Tom? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

    Music: "Little Idea" - Bensound.com

    • 33 min
    29: Joy To The World! (Part 1 of 2)

    29: Joy To The World! (Part 1 of 2)

    What’s so funny? In this jolly episode, Dean and Tom gleefully gab about what is, and is not, considered funny across cultures - and how laughter can also be interpreted differently depending on where you are. Plus, Grammar Time makes a brief cameo! You don’t have to wait anymore for the punchline; it’s here for you. En-joy!

    Have a cultural question or episode idea for Dean and Tom? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

    Music: "Little Idea" - Bensound.com

    • 31 min
    Celebrating The Great Beyond! Special Reissue

    Celebrating The Great Beyond! Special Reissue

    With All Hallows' Eve & Día de los Muertos rapidly approaching, it's a frighteningly perfect time to reissue our episode on death celebrations and festivals across cultures, “Who Died?”, from July 2019. The episode description is below, and we'll be back soon with new episodes about joy of a very different kind! Enjoooooooooy! 👻

    Don’t fear the reaper, dear listeners! In this journey along the River Styx, Dean and Tom explore how death is celebrated across cultures: from the joyous customs of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Irish wakes, to the burning of papier-mâché effigies during East Asia’s Ghost Festival and of wooden pyres in India’s Varanasi, and so much more. We know you’re dying to hear this episode, so listen and enjoy now before moving on to the next realm!

    Have a cultural question or episode idea for Dean and Tom? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

    Music: “Little Idea” - Bensound.com

    • 38 min
    28: US Norms. Weird.

    28: US Norms. Weird.

    In this episode, Dean and Tom dig into the cultural origins of US norms & practices that can come off as a bit odd to our global neighbors - from the beach, to the restaurant, to the bathroom (not necessarily in that order!). They reference an article from Insider named “23 things that are considered 'normal' in the US but that the rest of the world finds weird” - click here if you’d like to follow along in the article. Or, embrace US rejectionism and don’t follow along there; we leave it to you!



    Have a cultural question or episode idea for Dean and Tom? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.



    Music: "Little Idea" - Bensound.com

    • 42 min
    27: France. Mais Oui.

    27: France. Mais Oui.

    Bonjour mes amis! In this episode, Dean and Tom promenade along the riverbanks of French culture, from Descartes and Cartesian Logic to French cheese, wine, champagne, fashion, and art, to bringing dogs inside of restaurants. We invite you to revel in the hosts’ joie de vivre without delay, s’il vous plaît; à bientôt!



    Have a cultural question or episode idea for Dean and Tom? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.



    Music: "Little Idea" - Bensound.com

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Dlucks78 ,

Informative and funny

Good mix of cultural “stuff you should know” and silliness

DJLincoln ,

Silliness interrupts the interesting part

I am interested in the cultural insights but the silliness is so unappealing and immature I can’t listen to this podcast.

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