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A podcast. He's from Chicago, she's from Manchester, they live(d) in Korea and travel. How do different cultures compare?

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast. He's from Chicago, she's from Manchester, they live(d) in Korea and travel. How do different cultures compare?

    EP30 -- Every Segment & Finales

    EP30 -- Every Segment & Finales

    We celebrate our 30th and final weekly show! (Don't worry, we will be back with different projects in the future.) To make this one special, we do every segment we've ever tried on the show one last time. We also manage to sneak in some conversation about whether we're allowed to like Harry Potter anymore after J.K. Rowling's transphobic comments and what makes a good/bad finale of a series.

    • 59 min
    EP29 -- Photography & Health Care

    EP29 -- Photography & Health Care

    As Kyle attempts to sort through a year's worth of pictures from Korea, we discuss how smartphones have replaced cameras in our lives and some of the pitfalls of both digital and film photography. Then we tackle the topics of movies, feminism, seaweed and medicine.

    • 50 min
    EP28 -- Cultural Appropriation & Comedy

    EP28 -- Cultural Appropriation & Comedy

    As the Black Lives Matter movement rages on and in an effort to continue the conversation about racial inequalities, we discuss cultural appropriation and institutionalized racism we've witnessed in Korea and our home countries.Then we attempt to lighten the mood by talking skyscrapers, rocket launches and different styles of comedy.

    (This episode was recorded on June 1, so things we talk about are said only with the knowledge of what happened to that point. For context, that was the day immediately following major looting, riots and unrest across the US)

    • 49 min
    EP27 -- After School & Vitamins

    EP27 -- After School & Vitamins

    We discuss the stress that Korean students face from attending multiple after-school academies each day and how that compares to the relaxed extracurriculars of our youths. Then we talk Harry Potter, crazy ramen flavors and vitamin candies. 

    • 44 min
    EP26 -- Xenophobia & Running

    EP26 -- Xenophobia & Running

    Ella reports on the way some Koreans are blaming foreigners for the recent Corona spike, Kyle brings Hamilton rap lyrics to Accent Challenge and we discuss the things that do and don't motivate us to run.

    • 49 min
    EP25 -- Real Estate & Housewarming

    EP25 -- Real Estate & Housewarming

    We give context to Seoul's new Coronavirus outbreak, explain how you can rent Korean apartments without paying any money and discuss unique housewarming gifts. And Ella got a cat!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

DrewinKorea ,

I listen to every one!

Great job you two. The pod streams very well as you have a natural flow to your conversations and dialogue. You also have the assortment of themed segments which is a signature of all quality podcasts. Best of all for me, I know you two well, you’re great friends, and your topics on Korean culture hit home to all of us who have lived here. It’s easy for me to relate to and enjoyable for my commute to work every Monday morning. Plus, I can talk to you about it in person every week! Keep up the good work! I also think you should let me have a guest appearance. 👍🏻 Love, Drew 🙌🏻

Tess Rada musoc reporter ,

You Two Are Hilarious

After figuring out how to turn this on, I laughed my head off listening to your keen observations. Job well done! But you could eliminate all reference to Rap, as it is rubbish and should be disinvented (should be a word). And never make anyone try to sound like Mitch McConnell. It's just too mean.

321bsr ,

Yanks and Blokes

Kyle and Ella’s easy banter makes this so enjoyable to listen to. Interesting to hear the differences and similarities in their points of view. Good job you two!

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