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.
August 5, 2020
In this episode, your hosts Big and White welcome Ujjwal Rai, a trekking guide and all around adventurous man! Ujjwal tells his story and inspires us with how much he loves his job, and teaches us some amazing, highly applicable, Nepali proverbs!
Find Ujjwal at: lostinthehimalaya.com
July 9, 2020
Looking for some good reads? In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about some unexpected books that have helped them in their lives overseas. As astronaut Chris Hadfield says, “It’s mostly a matter of changing your perspective.”
Books on our list:
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
June 26, 2020
Have you ever had a package delivered on a scooter? In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about the joys and woes of online shopping in Nepal. They discuss the online shopping options, how to give directions when you don’t have an address, and more!
Ethical shopping in Nepal: Purnaa, Kolpa, White Yak, Local Project, Meecha, Woven
International Resources: Good On You App, Better World App, Done Good, Fashion & Compassion, Wonderful Things, Buy Me Once
Ethical Brands: Girlfriend Collective, Pact, Prana, Adidas, Patagonia, Madetrade, Everlane
For more information about local and ethical shopping resources, please visit our Instagram and website.