December 8, 2020
In this UNEDITED episode, your hosts Big and White talk about some things that are one hundred percent normal in Nepal that would be one hundred percent strange/unacceptable/confusing in a Western context. They also talk about how the smile with a single tear is the emoji you never realized you needed until it came.
November 25, 2020
Why do we talk the way we do?!? In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about sociolinguistics, which is the study of the choices that people make while using language. They also have an announcement about the future of the podcast.
Check out: Nicole Holliday on Ologies podcast; Perceived Benefit Model; Tyson Moktan’s youtube channel
October 8, 2020
“You live overseas? Your life must be sooo exotic!” In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about how living overseas feels surprisingly… normal. They debunk about all the things they’ve heard (or thought) about living overseas. Spoiler alert: They aren’t fluent in Nepali, they don’t (really) travel all the time, and they aren’t inspiring.
They also talk about how language affects the way you think, and vice versa!
September 10, 2020
Have you been wondering why you feel so tired and cranky all the time? In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about all the similarities between culture shock and the constantly changing situation created by COVID.
Many thanks to our (fake) sponsor: FLATHARDBED
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
August 26, 2020
This may come as a surprise, but humans need other people! In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about the importance of building community when you move overseas (or to any new place), and try to give some tips on how to make friends in a new environment and culture.
They also discuss Zoom fatigue, and the pros and cons of this new online world we are all engaging in.