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
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?
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
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?
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
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