When Covid-19 first walloped the world, I was on a short vacation in Cambodia from my job in China. Deciding whether to go back to where I had called home for the past few years or take refuge in Cambodia or Vietnam during a pandemic wasn't as easy it at sounds.
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Here's the scoop behind this ESL legend's own life as an early internet entrepreneur, teacher, traveler, tech geek and family man and how he created the website that seems frozen in time.
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California native (Dr.) Jordan A.Y. Smith talks about his prolific life in Japan as a professor, translator, poet and sometimes rapper, about poetry as an antidote to loneliness, the key to surviving multiple 5,000-mile moves with his multi-cultural family, creating poetry for BBC Radio 4 with three Japanese poets in Mt. Fuji’s legendary Sea of...
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When luthier Marc Chavaneau left his 15th century violin workshop in Orléans, France in 1997 for a one-year contract to make and repair violins and cellos in South Korea, he never expected that he wouldn't be returning for good. Find out how that one year working for a dodgy employer in a work-visa black hole would change this craftsman's life forever.
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Rootabaga offers up its first ever full episode with a trip from Hong Kong to Seoul, South Korea to interview Linus Kim – a fellow Alabamian who has gone from a job in Hollywood – to finance – to serving up his Alabama-style barbecue in South Korea (with a few other gigs along the way)....
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Episode 1 of Rootabaga takes you on a little tour of upcoming interviews with some of the more creative and interesting expats I’ve met in my 23 years living in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver and mainland China. You’ll meet musicians, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and assorted colorful characters who chose to call foreign...
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Your one-minute crash course in Rootabaga – a bi-weekly podcast about expats with unusual stories or unusual jobs. Follow me as I travel the globe to tell their stories.
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