21 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

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.

    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!

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    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
    17: Do You Believe In Magic?

    17: Do You Believe In Magic?

    In this episode, Dean and Tom explore magical thinking across cultures, conjuring up the origins of good luck charms while clutching their rabbit’s foot, knocking on wood, and spitting to ward off the evil eye. They also dive into how and why myth-making, from Harry Potter to Groundhog Day to Loch Ness, appeals to so many of us across cultures - but not before our friends at Licensing return to cut off Dean’s rendition of “Do You Believe In Magic?”. Listen and enjoy now before this episode goes *poof*!

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    Music: “Little Idea” - Bensound.com

    • 57 min
    16: Who Died?

    16: Who Died?

    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!

    Subscribe today! 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
    15: Sorry?

    15: Sorry?

    We’re very (not) sorry to say that Dean and Tom are talking apologies across cultures, particularly in the U.K. and East Asia, in this episode. Also, Producer Torin brings in a recent New York Times article about apologetic tweets from British railway companies (sorry if you missed the article), while Dean and Tom chat about how the train system in New York doesn’t seem to want to apologize for anything. (Sorry, New York!)

    Subscribe today! 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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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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