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Latest Episodes

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

25: Change (or Lack Thereof) in the Pandemic. Do-dodo-doo!
April 29, 2021

Fully vaccinated, Dean and Tom jump into a discussion of changes, as well as the lack of changes, in behaviors and cultures resulting from the pandemic this past year (and thankfully, they also declin

24: Baltics, Balkans, and Shrooms? Yum! (Part 2 of 2)
March 11, 2021

In the grand finale of their two-part shroom-inations, Dean and Tom return to the Balkans, where they find literal dividing lines in Sarajevo as well as cultural similarities & differences between Ser

23: Baltics, Balkans, and Shrooms? Yum! (Part 1 of 2)
February 11, 2021

In this new episode (recorded September 2020, when it was still warm enough in the northeastern U.S. to record outdoors!), Dean and Tom repel giant squirrels while they ruminate (or perhaps shroom-ina

Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol – Special Reissue
January 12, 2021

Last Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a tragic & unprecedented example of what happens when elements of culture are manipulated by powerful political interests at the expense, in this

Global Holiday Gifting! Special Reissue
December 17, 2020

Happy holidays! When you're giving holiday gifts to friends or colleagues in other cultures, how, I ask, can you possibly have an idea whether your gift may delight or distress them? Well, I'll tell y

22: The Political Climate. Ahh!!
October 08, 2020

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.