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A podcast about the joys and sorrows of moving to a new culture and sticking out like a sore thumb.

A podcast about the joys and sorrows of moving to a new culture and sticking out like a sore thumb.
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Nepal

Description:

A podcast about the joys and sorrows of moving to a new culture and sticking out like a sore thumb.

Language:

English


Episodes

International Travel: Joys and Woes

9/20/2018
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In this episode, your hosts Big and White reminisce about some of their experiences on planes and in international airports. They give tips for what to pack, what to wear, and how to not cry (just kidding, that’s impossible). They also talk about White’s celebrity crush and Big’s recent trip out of Asia!

Duration:00:53:25

Nepali Movies: What the Heck?

9/12/2018
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Have you ever wanted to watch a movie that was a romantic comedy and an action film and a drama, all at once? Well do we have a treat for you! In this episode, your hosts Big and White try to explain Chhakka Panja, the most famousest Nepali movie. It’s full of love affairs, punching, musical numbers, sound effects, and mustache toupees: the hallmarks of any good film. They also talk about their exciting weekends, how to avoid muddy feet, and weird Nepali phone etiquette.

Duration:00:46:49

Rules of the Road

9/5/2018
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In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about the hazards and joys of traffic in Nepal. It took them both some adjustment, but now they love weaving through traffic, avoiding street cows, and holding other people’s stuff in their laps on the bus. They also discuss sidewalk jail and crazy mountain roads, and give advice for how to search for anything online. Okay, not anything anything, but almost anything.

Duration:00:57:14

White's First Trip to America

8/29/2018
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In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about what it’s like to visit your home country for the first time after moving overseas. They discuss preparing to travel, crazy American food trends, how not to cope with jet lag, hanging out with people you’ve known forever, unappealing fashion trends, experiencing reverse culture shock, wide open spaces, going to the DMV, what Koreans and hip Portlanders have in common, and much more.

Duration:00:56:52

Don't Drink the Shower Water (with Picnic!)

8/22/2018
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In this episode, Big and White host their first guest, Picnic, a schoolteacher from the US. They ask her about her impressions of Nepal, and she gushes about how nice everyone is, how much she loved adventuring out of the city, and how she isn’t actually big (just white). There is also a lot of discussion about toilets, unsurprisingly.

Duration:00:33:44

Ten Questions

8/16/2018
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In this episode, your hosts Big and White each ask each other 5 surprise questions (for a total of 10!) to help listeners get to know them and Nepal a little better. From Nepali snacks to American accents to Nepali networking skills to spiritual questioning to the delights of urban sheep, they cover it all.

Duration:00:42:11

First Memories of Nepal

8/4/2018
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The first episode of Big and White! In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about why they want to do a podcast, how much they love Nepal, and accepting their identities as expats. They answer such burning questions as where Nepal is, how cookies can help with culture shock, what it’s like to navigate a city without Google maps, why Nepalis are anti-diaper, and when it’s okay to talk about the consistency of your poop but not about your feelings.

Duration:00:42:25

Big and White Preview

8/4/2018
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Big and White, a podcast about living in Nepal, is coming soon!

Duration:00:04:05