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31: “For Ukrainians, the sunflower is an incredibly powerful symbol.”
April 28, 2022

Dean and Tom are back to talk about the use and importance of symbols across cultures, otherwise known as "going the full Robert Langdon" (you know, the main protagonist in Dan Brown's novels). Being

Back To China – Special Reissue
February 24, 2022

With both the Lunar New Year and the Winter Olympics in Beijing this month, we're heading back to China in this special reissue of our "Goat Eyes & Chinese Banquets" episode from June 2018! Please enj

Winter Warmth! Special Reissue
January 27, 2022

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 Islan

30: Joy To The World! (Part 2 of 2)
December 23, 2021

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 j

29: Joy To The World! (Part 1 of 2)
November 25, 2021

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

Celebrating The Great Beyond! Special Reissue
October 28, 2021

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 201

28: US Norms. Weird.
September 23, 2021

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 nec

27: France. Mais Oui.
August 19, 2021

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 do

British Invasion! Special Reissue
July 15, 2021

Oi! With the U.K. being in the news a lot lately - from the G7 summit to Wimbledon to England's heartbreaking loss in the Euro 2020 final - we feel it's bloody high time that we reissue our U.K. (and

26: Pets Around The World! Meow.
May 27, 2021

While remembering pets both old and new, Dean and Tom take the op-purr-tunity to discuss which animals do and don’t constitute pets across dif-fur-rent cultures. (Without any pet puns in the actual ep