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
It’s a mess over in Tokyo– more Olympics controversy over composer Keigo Oyamada’s bullying past, last-minute cancellation talks, sponsorships falling through… The UK isn’t doing much better. ‘Freedom Day’ drew hundreds of people to the club, hundreds of thousands of people (including us) are getting ‘pinged’ by the NHS to self-isolate, and we most likely … More #177: My Own 90 Day Fiancé
More sports talk this week! We talk about our experience watching the Euro finals at the pub, the unfortunate behavior of the football fans, and the recent gaffe made by the IOC chief. We also talk about an *interesting* 🤔 advice column on the Guardian involving a woman complaining about her dull sex life. #AskJoanna: … More #176: Chinese people– I mean Japanese…
Happy July! We talk about how we celebrated the 4th of July in England, why COVID restrictions are easing amidst rising cases, and the recent controversy over the racist remarks made by French soccer stars Griezmann and Dembele. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about … More #175: Controversy over French soccer stars mocking Japanese staff
This week on the podcast, we discuss: My new obsession with Euros Condomgate at the Tokyo Olympics Vaccine discounts at Japanese hotels The Matt Hancock scandal, and how to know who ‘the one’ is #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about living abroad, please leave … More #174: Condomgate, Matt Hancock
This week on the podcast: The dentist saga continues No shouting allowed at the Tokyo Olympics The rapid expansion of Japanese foodtech company Next Meats Our very first Newlyweds Game segment #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 … More #173: Is it wrong to call vegan meat “meat”?
It’s been a week of firsts! First dentist experience in London, first vaccination, first migraine. We also talk about why rape in Sweden is so high, my meltdown at work, why saying things out loud is so important, and how imposter syndrome has affected my relationships. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in … More #172: Meltdown at work, Imposter syndrome
Chris Harrison is no longer the host of the bachelor! What are the statistics for sexual violence and sexual harassment in the UK vs Japan? Is there any difference? Also, Joseph talks about how his rebel personality sometimes gets in the way of doing what’s good for him. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about … More #171: Chris Harrison, Sexual Harassment in UK vs Japan, Rebel Personality
We start the episode with a discussion about the different dress codes in the UK vs Japan, and how British people seem to be able to live more freely. We then go into our weekend in Wales – our thoughts on Cardiff, hiking the highest peak in south Wales, and our disappointing castle visit. #AskJoanna: … More #170: Scantily clad British people & our weekend in Wales
It’s been one year since George Floyd’s death. We talk about what has changed in the past year, and what we think is to come. We then share an update on Joseph’s 6:30 AM workout challenge (spoiler alert: it’s not going well). We also take a trip down “food memory” lane, where we recall meals/food … More #169: Food Memories, Workout Challenge, George Floyd
We start the episode by talking about our one-week challenge. In order to kick-start healthier habits for Joseph, we are waking up at 6:30 AM every day this week to work out. This leads into a discussion about purpose, and whether one’s sense of purpose/passion changes over time. Given all the protests and demonstrations going … More #168: Are protests meaningless?