The moving stress and anxiety is really starting to build, and is even seeping into our relationship a little bit. This week we talk about our newly discovered differences, cyclical anxious energy, Craig’s List issues, and we also recap The Queen’s Gambit. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher MY SOCIAL LINKS:Follow me on Instagram: @annawildmanTweet at me: @wildmannaEmail me: firstname.lastname@example.orgYouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/annawildman … More #141: Moving Anxiety, Discovering Differences
We are leaving Japan in less than a month! We share updates on how the moving process and my first week of not working is going. We also talk about our latest TV obsession, The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. And of course, the election. What it’s like watching it go down from thousands of miles … More #140: Moving Update/Why the U.S. Electoral College System Works
We went hiking in snow for the first time ever! Last weekend we hiked Mt. Akadake, one of the highest peaks in Japan. We share our experience hiking through intense fog and winds, our first mountain hut experience, and Japanese hiking culture/etiquette. We also talk about my last week at work, what I’ll be doing … More #139: Mt. Akadake Recap /Japanese Hiking Culture
We’re going existential! This week we’re talking about the declining birth rate in Japan and around the world– what may be causing it and whether it’s a good or bad thing to have less humans. Also, should we be exploring and inhabiting other planets, or should we stick to planet earth? What is the fate … More #138: Why Japan Isn’t Making Babies, And Is That A Good Thing?
This is a big episode! We just finished watching Emily in Paris, and we are dying to talk about it since we are from both sides — France and the U.S. We talk about which stereotypes are true and which are totally false, the unrealistic aspects of the show, how beautiful Gabriel is, and also … More #137: American & French Perspective on “Emily in Paris” / BIG LIFE UPDATE!
It’s Joseph’s lucky week– we’re talking all things video games. Since I know next to nothing about the topic, I’m asking him all of my burning questions, like: What is the difference between computer and video games? Why is gaming more popular for males than females? How much money have you spent on games in … More #136: Gaming for Dummies
We share our thoughts on the insane presidential debate between Trump and Biden and how US debates compare to French presidential debates. We also talk about our recent socially-distanced movie theater date to see Tenet– the glorious Japanese movie theater experience, our thoughts on the movie, and how COVID has changed the world of dating. … More #135: Japanese Movie Theaters/Tenet Review/US Presidential Deba(cle)
We just got back from a 5-day vacation in Yakushima, a remote island in southern Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture. We talk about our hikes, scuba dives, what we ate, our hellish journey back to Tokyo, and how this trip ranks amongst all the ones we’ve gone on together. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast … More #134: 5 Days in Yakushima (Princess Mononoke Island)
This week we’re going a bit pessimistic, a little dark. We’re sharing the places Joseph and I have visited in the past but were not the biggest fans of and would not like to visit again. We also discuss the places that one of us is really keen to visit, while the other would rather … More #133: Places We’ll Never Return to
There are certain foods sold in Japan that you just can’t find anywhere else in the world. There are also certain foods sold everywhere else in the world that you can’t find in Japan. Today we’re talking about both– weird Japanese products that you can only buy here, as well as products we really miss … More #132: Hairy Kombu, Purple Leaves??! Japanese Foods You Can’t Find Abroad
This week we are comparing our compatibility according to our Myers Briggs personality types– I am an ISFJ (Introvert Sensing Feeling Judging), while Joseph is an ENFJ (Extrovert Intuitive Feeling Judging). This leads into a discussion a bit about how blood diagnostics may affect the self-help industry. We also talk astrology! We test out how … More #131: Our Myers Briggs Compatibility
Joseph and I are coming up on our 1 year co-habitation (lol) anniversary, so today we are doing some reflection! We discuss rituals that work for us, lessons learned, adjustments we’ve made for each other, our financials, and more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL LINKS: Follow me on Instagram: @annawildman Tweet … More #130: One Year of Living Together – What We’ve Learned & How We Make It Work
Given that it’s beach season, this week we are taking a deep dive into Japan’s very specific beach culture. What do Japanese people wear to the beach? What do we drink and eat? What is the beach etiquette? Do Japanese people sunbathe? We also share one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Kamakura, and Joseph … More #129: Japanese Girls Wear Heels to the Beach?
We went paragliding for the first time and got attacked by giant horseflies in Gunma! We discuss our action-packed adventure weekend, the link between fermented veggies and COVID-19 mortality rates, which masks are most effective, and why I’m mad at Mos Burger. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL LINKS:Follow me on Instagram: @annawildmanTweet … More #128: Kimchi saves lives!
Throughout our adult lives, both Joseph and I have had to deal with being thousands of miles apart from our families for long stretches of time. We talk about how we cope, how we stay in touch with family members, and our fears of how this could affect us. We also talk about a great … More #128: Our Long Distance (Familial) Relationships
Joseph and I chat about how the Japan’s response to the pandemic has exposed its xenophobia, and about why the #womensupportingwomen Instagram trend reminds me of the #BLM black square trend. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL LINKS: Follow me on Instagram: @annawildman Tweet at me: @wildmanna Email me: email@example.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/annawildman Join me on … More #127: Japan’s Xenophobia Exposed, Again
We just got back from a beautiful but intense three days on Rishiri Island, a tiny island off of Hokkaido in northern Japan. We talk about our 8-hour hike, cycling around the island, Joseph accidentally wearing my clothes all day, and a horrific restaurant experience. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL … More #126: Traveling again! 3 Days on Rishiri Island (Hokkaido)
Joseph and I are working from home together full time again this week! We chat about how that’s going, Japanese collectivism, our upcoming travel plans, and the outrageous YouTube ads we have been seeing lately. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL LINKS: Follow me on Instagram: @annawildman Tweet at me: @wildmanna Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org … More #125: Appalling Japanese YouTube Ads
Joseph updates us on his leg rash, and I talk about the walk/run distance challenge I’m doing at my company. We also talk about our experiences dating in France, the States, and Japan, and theorize on why all of my relationships kept fizzling out in NYC. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY … More #124: Dating Cultures – France vs. USA vs. Japan
Joseph and I talk about the strange encounter we recently had with a recycling lady. I also share a story of one of the most bizarre experiences of my life, where I ended up inviting in a stranger into my NYC apartment. Also, we’re trying a new, more structured format with added segments. Please let … More #123: That Time I Let A Stranger Into My Apartment…
In this episode, Joseph and I uncover the truth behind what “cruelty-free” really means, how companies may be scamming us, the alternatives to animal testing, and more.
The episode was sparked by one question — what are cruelty-free products tested on? I’ll be honest, I never thought about how cruelty-free products get approved until I confronted this question. I decided to do some of my own research, and the info I found was pretty compelling and shocking. … More #122: The Truth Behind Cruelty-Free Products
Joseph and I talk about my experience last weekend at the Black Lives Matter march in Tokyo, which then turns into a discussion about police reform, then about fixing cultures, and somehow ends with a HEATED discussion about gender inequality in Japan. We get a bit impassioned and intense towards the end there. Enjoy our … More #121: My First March/BLM Japan/Fixing Cultures
Joseph and I test out the strength of our relationship by taking a quiz from Psychology.com. We answer 21 questions to see how well we really know each other. … More #120: How Well Do I Know My Partner? Couples Quiz
I sit down with black fashion blogger Uzochi Okoronkwo about the recent events of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. We talk about growing up in Maryland with Nigerian immigrant parents, being black in Japan, why people are hesitant to speak up, and why we should all care about this movement– no matter who or where we are. … More #120: Black Lives Matter in Japan, with Uzochi Okoronkwo
It’s been 8 weeks since Joseph and I have gone into lock down, so we’re reflecting on how that’s been. We discuss how it is for Joseph to be eating 100% vegan, my growing anxiety attacks, insomnia, my favorite at-home workouts, and more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY SOCIAL LINKS: Follow … More #119: 8 Weeks of Quarantining with My Boyfriend Later…
We just finished watching The Last Dance docuseries on Netflix, and we are dying to break it all down on this week’s No Bull podcast episode.
We talk about what we thought they did well/didn’t do well, whether or not this is better than Tiger King, the mentality of MJ, and more. … More #118: Last Dance (Docuseries) Recap
I recently ran the Saitama International Marathon, my fourth marathon. I talk about my training, the race itself, and share some life updates.