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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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! 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,