We’re making some fun changes to the pod! This is our first episode featuring our new segment, “Ask Joanna,” where we answer your advice questions around cross-cultural/cross-diet dating, as well as living abroad. Our first listener-submitted question today is about preventing resentment from brewing with our differing diets. We then talk about the arguments that … More #155: Conflicts around Cultural Differences / Introducing “Ask Joanna”
We’re continuing on with our discussion of French vs. American childhoods– this time we talk about our first kisses, middle school “relationships”, French prom, and family vacations. We also talk about the sexist remarks that Yoshiro Mori made last week, and what it will take for Japanese society to change. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher MY … More #154: French vs. American Childhoods Pt. 2: First Kisses, Dating, Prom
Do you like the new intro?? Today we’re talking about our upbringings! Joseph grew up in Paris, I in Tokyo and Maryland. We discuss and compare the French and American school systems, parenting styles, and diets. Part 2 will be next week! 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 #153: French vs. American Childhoods (Pt 1)
It’s now been 2 months since moving to the UK, and it’s affected our relationship in a few ways. Today we’re sharing how the move has brought out some insecurities, a new dynamic between us, and changes to our lifestyle. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher MY SOCIAL LINKS:Follow me on Instagram: @annawildmanTweet at me: @wildmannaEmail me: email@example.comYouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/annawildman Intro/outro music by … More #152: How Moving to London Has Changed Our Relationship
Ah, the dreaded job hunt. It brings out all our worst insecurities and anxiety. I pretty much began my job hunting process from the moment we knew that we’d be moving to the UK, and it hasn’t been easy. Today, we’re discussing how my job hunt is going, switching careers toward digital marketing, and what … More #151: Switching Careers & Working In The UK (An Update)
It’s been over 1 week since moving to London, and there are definitely some stark differences to the lifestyle and behavior here. We talk about some culture shocks around the workplace, traffic, payment and more. 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 Join me on a vegan food tour! foodiejapan.com/tour-item/vegan-lunch-tour/ … More #145: London Culture Shocks
We’re getting legally married today here in the UK! So for this week’s podcast, we’re asking each other 10 important questions you should ask your partner before getting married. We also share an important announcement/decision we’ve made about the future of the podcast… we are truly so grateful for all of you who listen, even … More #216: 10 questions to ask before marriage / A tough announcement
It’s almost Easter, aka a four-day weekend in the UK. Woo! We start the episode with a story about the UK’s cost of living crisis, and then dive into the different ways Easter is celebrated across the UK, US, and Japan. This week’s Frenglish term is ‘promenade’ — you may be surprised by what other … More #215: The Easter Episode: UK vs US vs France
I’m starting French lessons this week, ahhh! Wish me bon chance. 😬 Our Slice of London Life story is about the opening of the tube’s brand-new Elizabeth Line, as well as the 4-day work week trial happening across the UK. We then jump into the main topic, common mistakes made by French people– even fluent … More #214: Common mistakes French people (even fluent ones!) make in English
We’re in a bit of a cycle of wake up, work, sleep right now so we’re excited to take a break from that and catch up with you all on the pod! Our Slice of London Life story is about a recent menu change that backfired on a certain Devon pub. We also discuss the … More #213: Woke culture & what makes London worth living in
We’re recording from Lisbon, where we’re on a workcation. We talk first impressions, culture shocks, general cultural observations, and whether we’d move here. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about living abroad, please leave me a DM on Instagram. You can also email me at email@example.com. … More #212: Live from Lisbon: Would we move here?
Happy birthday to our beloved co-host, Joseph! For his 33rd birthday, he’s giving us a bit of his wisdom– 33 pieces of wisdom, to be exact. Well, actually it’s 23 things he’s learned + 10 things he’d like to do in the future. 😛 We also discuss Burger King’s new all-vegan restaurant in London. #AskJoanna: … More #211: 33 Life Lessons for 33 Years
Joey, Anna’s 19-year-old brother, is in London for his spring break! We ask him about his thoughts on London and culture shocks he’s experienced. He then quizzes us on UK & Japan train trivia. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about living abroad, please leave … More #210: Joey (19 yo brother) visits LONDON!
This week we open with our thoughts on the war in Ukraine, what it’s like watching it from the UK, and its effect on the crypto market. We then follow up on our thoughts on Love Is Blind US and Japan — how Joseph’s predictions turned out, the breakups, and cultural differences. #AskJoanna: If YOU … More #209: Love is Blind US/Japan: Final Reactions
This week in London, there are no more masks on the tube as covid restrictions are totally lifted… Our main topic this episode is comparing Love Is Blind US and Japan, which have been top of mind since both are airing on Netflix simultaneously. We get into the communication, production, and cultural differences, as well … More #208: Comparing Love Is Blind: US vs Japan
This week for our #sliceofLondonlife segment, we share a news story about a bar floor that collapsed in Hackney Wick. For our main topic, we talk about the nutritional differences between dairy and non-dairy milk. I also share the differences between each type of non-dairy milk (soy, almond, oat, coconut etc) and which may be … More #207: Dairy vs Non-dairy milk: nutritional comparison & best types