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Latest Episodes

13: What’s In A Name? (Part 1 of 2)
February 14, 2019

In this first episode of 2019, Dean and Tom apply a cultural lens to Shakespeare's classic question: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet!" After leaving their mohel in the back seat of a car (per this co...

12: Gift-Giving: Tips & Taboos
December 13, 2018

’Tis the season for giving gifts around the world, and for our final episode of 2018! This episode, Dean and Tom present you with tips for giving culturally-appropriate gifts in the U.S., Europe, and East Asia,

11: Sex & Not Sex
November 29, 2018

“Let’s talk about sex, ba-by”…around the world! Dean and Tom dive into cultural perceptions and behaviors around touching, nudity, and sex (sort of) in this episode, answering questions like: How many air kisses can a visitor to Brazil expect during a ...

10: Island Hopping: Iceland & Malta
September 27, 2018

Don’t despair, dear listeners! While the days may be getting shorter, Dean and Tom are back to boost your spirits in this episode as they “island hop” from incredible Iceland to majestic Malta (5:20). Along the way,

9: Brits & Yanks
September 06, 2018

In this episode, Dean and Tom hop across the pond to explore cultural differences between the U.K. and the U.S.! The two begin with some surprisingly different customs between the two countries, like how Britons order two pints in a pub (a.k.a.

8: Time & Tequila
August 09, 2018

Prepare for time-traveling: that is, traveling the world to see how time changes across cultures, of course! After Tom arrives “late” to the studio, Dean and Tom hurry into how time is perceived in different cultures (6:40). Next,

7: Fish Cheeks & Dining Myth Explosions
July 19, 2018

This episode, Dean and Tom remain hungry for traditional foods across cultures: fish cheeks in China, black pudding and haggis in the U.K., guinea pigs in the Andes, and many more (1:45)! Next, Dean answers a listener question about visiting the Middle...

6: Goat Eyes & Chinese Banquets
June 20, 2018

Dean and Tom are back in this episode to sink their teeth into what to do, and what not to do, when presented with traditional foods across cultures: goat eyes in Kazakhstan, natas in Portugal, fried mayflies in Mexico, and the list goes on (3:26)!

5: Elevators & Personal Space
May 19, 2018

If you’re currently approaching floor 45 in an elevator in Singapore, be ready for illegal chewing gum and used earbuds! Dean and Tom explore our cultural behaviors on a wild elevator ride (4:59), then rudely - or not - elbow their way into a discussio...

4: Taxis & Malaysian Smiles
May 03, 2018

In this episode, Dean and Tom share taxi adventures and delve into what to do, and not do, when in the backseat, or maybe the front seat, in India, Australia, and Japan - all while they swat away malarial mosquitos and sing "Oh My Darling,