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49: Dancing To The Music (Of James Joyce?)
June 27, 2024

Were groovin to the tunes in this episode! Join Dean and Tom as they explore varying expressions, along with common purposes, of music and dance across cultures: from an indoor wedding in Cairo and

Must Love Dogs (And Pets)! Special Reissue
May 23, 2024

If youve paid attention to U.S. national news recently *ahem Kristi Noem ahem*, youve surely been reminded that many U.S. Americans love love love dogs and have them as pets. Therefore, we thought i

48: Antarctica, Climate, Culture…And Lots Of Penguins
April 25, 2024

Earth Day 2024 was this past Monday April 22nd! In honor of our one and only Earth, Dean brings Tom (and us) along with him on his recent excursion to Antarctica in this episode, where he walked among

47: Idiots Talking Idioms
March 28, 2024

Dean and Tom have truly fallen down the rabbit hole in this episode as they explore different idioms across cultures, offering context as well as advice on what to do when faced with unknown idioms

46: Culture’s Consequences: King Cake At Mardi Gras
February 22, 2024

IntroducingDeans newCultures Consequences Substack column, in which he reveals the hidden cultural reasons behind the daily headlines! In this episode, Dean and Tom bite into Deans February 202

Ukraine On The Brain – Special Reissue
January 25, 2024

With next month marking 10 years since Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, and 2 years since the start of the current war there, we will continue to keep Ukraine & Ukrainians in our

45: Continental CultureQuiz Cornucopia…Of Culture!, Or “Guess C” (Part 3 of 3)
December 28, 2023

Happy holidays, dear listeners! Welcome back for the thrilling conclusion of our Cornucopia series, in which Tom and Torin now face off in the final two of six of Deans CultureQuizzes: that is, brief

44: Continental CultureQuiz Cornucopia…Of Culture!, Or “Guess C” (Part 2 of 3)
November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. American listeners! Before, after, or perhaps while youre feasting at the dinner table, enjoy feasting your ears on this continuation from last months episode about De

43: Continental CultureQuiz Cornucopia…Of Culture!, Or “Guess C” (Part 1 of 3)
October 26, 2023

As the three culture-curious mates remedy last episodes sangria-lessness with beer and chianti, Dean (our resident global cultures expert) challenges Tom and Torin (our very-much-not-experts) to play

Spilling The Tea! Special Reissue
September 28, 2023

Its always nice to imbibe with a companion, so this month, were pairing up last months Alcohol Across Cultures chat with a companion piece on what to do (or not do) when drinking tea and other li