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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.

21: Coronavirus. Oy.
October 08, 2020

Dear listeners, we hope you're doing well and staying safe in this novel coronavirus pandemic. Dean and Tom head outdoors and stay six feet apart to discuss how culture has impacted responses to this pandemic in societies around the world.

20: Island Hopping: U.S. Virgin Islands
April 10, 2020

We're back with a new "island hopping" episode that was recorded prior to community spread of COVID-19 in the United States, so please forgive any mentions of "Corona" in this episode - we're referring to the beer!

19: Which Body Part’s Itchy?
January 30, 2020

In this episode, Dean and Tom scratch away at cultural associations related to itchy noses, itchy palms, and itchy feet around the globe - so keep that hydrocortisone handy! Plus, all-time fan-favorite segment Grammar Time makes its return,

Happy New Year! Special Reissue
December 29, 2019

Happy New Year! As we close out 2019, we didn't want to leave you old in the cold when it came to exploring New Year's traditions around the world. Therefore we're reissuing our New Year's episode, Shoes & Argentinian Pink Underwear,