24 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

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.2 • 9 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.

    22: The Political Climate. Ahh!!

    22: The Political Climate. Ahh!!

    It's the biggest October surprise of all! We're dropping this episode on the same day as the previous episode because there's no time to waste: it's October of a presidential election year in the United States. Millions of votes have already been cast through mail-in ballots and early in-person voting, so Dean and Tom head outdoors again to explore how U.S. culture has directly affected today's political climate. Make your voting plan TODAY at iwillvote.com.



    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

    • 43 min
    21: Coronavirus. Oy.

    21: Coronavirus. Oy.

    Dear listeners, we hope you're doing well and staying safe in this novel coronavirus pandemic. Dean and Tom head outdoors and stay six feet apart to discuss how culture has impacted responses to this pandemic in societies around the world. Listen to Dr. Fauci, and listen to this episode. (Those are two separate statements, though maybe Dr. Fauci would also recommend this episode. Who's to say? Oh, he is?)



    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

    • 59 min
    20: Island Hopping: U.S. Virgin Islands

    20: Island Hopping: U.S. Virgin Islands

    We're back with a new "island hopping" episode that was recorded prior to community spread of COVID-19 in the United States, so please forgive any mentions of "Corona" in this episode - we're referring to the beer! 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
    19: Which Body Part’s Itchy?

    19: Which Body Part’s Itchy?

    In this episode, Dean and Tom scratch away at cultural associations related to itchy noses, itchy palms, and itchy feet around the globe - so keep that hydrocortisone handy! Plus, all-time fan-favorite segment Grammar Time makes its return, and soon-to-be all-time fan-favorite segment Recap Time makes its first appearance. And of course, our friends at Licensing pop in once again to give Dean and Tom a rough time!

    Subscribe today! Itching to ask Dean and Tom about the meaning of your itchy body part in the country you’re traveling to? Reach out on Twitter and Facebook (@OopsCultureShow) or by email at oopscultureshow@gmail.com.

    Music: “Little Idea” - Bensound.com

    • 43 min
    Happy New Year! Special Reissue

    Happy New Year! Special Reissue

    Happy New Year! As we close out 2019, we didn't want to leave you old in the cold when it came to exploring New Year's traditions around the world. Therefore we're reissuing our New Year's episode, Shoes & Argentinian Pink Underwear, from March 22nd 2018.



    Dean and Tom begin reveling in New Year's traditions (with a bowl of, yes, pink underwear) at 21:43, though feel free to begin from the start as they wade into shoe protocol in the home as well. Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon with new episodes in 2020!

    Subscribe before midnight! 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

    • 47 min
    18: Island Hopping: New Zealand

    18: Island Hopping: New Zealand

    We're back with a special "island hopping" episode: between the North and South Islands of New Zealand! Dean and Tom dive into Dean's recent travels along the stunning TranzAlpine railway, and to the hub of extreme adventure activities in Queenstown on the South Island (where Dean may or may not have bungee jumped in the nude). Then, they visit the All Blacks rugby team and the haka, as well as cultural dynamics between ancestral Europeans and the Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (Maori for New Zealand). Like the flightless kiwi bird - an icon of New Zealand - you'll want to stay grounded in this episode!



    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

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 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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