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Two digital nomads bringing highly-produced audio storytelling to travel podcasts.

Two digital nomads bringing highly-produced audio storytelling to travel podcasts.
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Two digital nomads bringing highly-produced audio storytelling to travel podcasts.

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English


Episodes

Traveling The World Like An Art Student [Season 4 Episode 19]

11/21/2017
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Sheila is the artist in the family, and likes to explore creative endeavors. Oddly enough, Bangkok is a great place for people to explore their more creative side, with plenty of classes, seminars, and workshops available at cheap prices. But what’s it like taking creative classes in a country where you don’t speak the language? Listen in to talk about tentacle porn, painting with beer, drawing naked people, and making spaghetti faces in Bangkok. (Evo wrote the show notes, so he might have...

Duration: 00:20:11


Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Travel With Electronics [Season 4 Episode 18]

11/15/2017
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You know you’re a real world traveler when you have funny looking letters or an odd layout on your keyboard. Sheila’s laptop is setup for Italians, which means she has to hunt for the ‘@’ all the time. Evo’s features the Thai alphabet, though for some reason there isn’t ฿ symbol, which makes it hard to type amounts in the national currency. And that’s just the start. We’ve had to replace six different terribly expensive electronic devices during our world tour. Such is life. Luckily for...

Duration: 00:21:35


You Can’t Opt Out Of Religion In SE Asia [Season 4 Episode 17]

11/9/2017
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Fair warning: While Evo doesn’t take aim at any one religion or make disparaging remarks against people who are religious, there is a great chance that devout listeners will take offence. That isn’t the intention of this episode, and there are some rather humorous moments throughout. But you have been warned. Ask Us Your Question! In case you hadn’t noticed, season Four of This One Time is driven by listeners like you. You ask us a question and we’ll give you the answer in the form of a...

Duration: 00:18:30


The Very Bad Day In Bali

11/4/2017
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Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Why Bali is the very best place to have a motorbike accident The worst road in Baliand the difference between a pothole and abodyholeHow Bali bases an entire economy on barbers, tattoo shops, and dicksWhat happens when two atheists get their sins bathed away at a Hindu temple where dead bodies are washedTips to make Balinese vendors less annoyingWhy boobs and dicks are also common in the sacred...

Duration: 00:22:16


Traveling Like A Sharecropper’s Son

9/26/2017
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Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Which of us is much more into “doing nice things”, and which is much more practicalWhat sorts of good and charitable work we have done during our travels around the worldSecond-hand information we’ve gleaned about the topic from some of our globe-hopping friendsHow voluntourism might turn you into an international criminalSuggestions ontraveling the world without paying for lodgingwithout all that...

Duration: 00:12:47


How Not To Lose Your Sh** When You Travel

9/19/2017
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Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Which doohickies are most often lost (or just left) by travelersHow one of us managed to leave a pair of Chacos in a hotel while traveling around the worldThe best tip to stop losing things that’s deceptively simple -- if you have the stomach for itWhy it’s a bad idea to drink (heavily) with the Irish before packing for an early morning flightExactly how many USB power adaptors and tiny thumb drives...

Duration: 00:19:52


What Kind Of Sick Person Lives Abroad?

9/13/2017
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Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Which of us has personally experienced healthcare in almost every country in the entire worldWhy such world-wide experience makes us feel pretty good about healthcare options around the worldWhat countries might not have the greatest healthcare services in the world, and why that never stops us from travelingWhy bad healthcare is all the Commies’ faultWhich country has the highest concentration of...

Duration: 00:10:20


International Hassles of Renting a Motorcycle

9/5/2017
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Apparently we talk about riding motorbikes in Southeast Asia quite a lot. As such, one of our long-time listeners wants to know more. Like are licenses required? How much does it cost to rent a motorbike in Thailand or other countries in SE Asia? And just what is required to rent one of these two-wheeled death traps? We have the answers. Listen in! Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: The relative safety is riding a motorbike in SE...

Duration: 00:20:30


This Episode Is Money

8/29/2017
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While we don’t yet live in a post-scarcity world, we sure seem to be living that life. So, exactly how do we manage this whole living abroad thing without being independently wealthy or having classic “good paying” jobs? Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: How we live in the lap of luxury traveling the world (not really)Why all of our money problems can safely be blamed on our family treeHow you too can sell off everything you own...

Duration: 00:15:53


How To Kill A Relationship In One Overseas Vacation

8/15/2017
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There’s one sure-fire way to see if your girlfriend has what it takes: travel halfway around the world and stick her with your embarrassing parents for two weeks. What could go wrong? This week’s caller is about to get a hard lesson in high-stakes dating that will either make or break his relationship. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: How to survive an international trip with your girlfriend… and your parentsTips on booking a...

Duration: 00:12:05


Irresponsible Travel Tips For First Time Travelers

8/8/2017
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First time traveler, Adam asks us where he should go on his first trip out of the country. The practical advice we provide should be of value to any traveler who doesn’t give two poops about their responsibilities back home. How to travel the world like you really don’t care about the people you left behind. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Easy tips for getting rid of responsibilities so you can travelPros and cons of...

Duration: 00:11:52


Travel Tips You Really Shouldn't Follow

8/1/2017
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Long time listener Angela from AU seeks our advice on travel “gotchas” we’ve encountered traveling the world. One of us brings practical advice. The other? Consider him more a cautionary tale. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: What illicit substances you shouldn’t include in your carry onWhy immigration officers in SE Asia love soiling your passportThe travel privileges of those of us who won the birth lotteryHow to force the...

Duration: 00:17:46


Following Your Bliss Leads To Penguins Over Terrorists

7/25/2017
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Would you move across the world without your significant other? What about a new relationship? And what the heck does any of that have to do with penguins or terrorists? Listen in to learn more. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Choosing between living in Antarctica or LibyaGATTICA-style gambling when selecting a reproduction partnerIncreasing your chance of coupling with a deity from FinlandWhy you should put your own personal...

Duration: 00:11:03


Bangkok Rights of Passage We Have Known

7/18/2017
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Instead of talking around our life in Bangkok, we’re going to talk specifically about it, walking through a list of 25 so called “rights of passage” that move you from tourist to expat in Bangkok. Yeah. We’ll see. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Tittering over Porn (capitalized on purpose)When putting ice in a beer is a good thingEncountering a maître d in a food courtThe extra organ Thai women are born withHow to get even more...

Duration: 00:25:16


One Gift For Sexy Time, Religion, & Dead Babies

7/11/2017
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Have you ever thought about a romantic backpacking trek across Europe with your lover in an effort to rekindle the romantic spark in your reluctant partner? Jasmine has that in mind… and we’re not convinced. But hey, your mileage may vary. Get your sexy time when you can. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: The secret reason that special backpacker scentWhy Europe should not be on your long-term travel destination listWhy everyone...

Duration: 00:14:37


We Get The Craziest Relationship Advice Questions

7/3/2017
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In case you missed the memo, we're building this season of This One Time around your questions for us. You (as in you) visit ShEvo.wtf/callus and ask us anything you like. Relationship advice? We've been together for 30 years, so we've got plenty. Embarrassing questions you wouldn't ask your mom? We're not afraid. Travel tips? We've been living abroad for a couple years now, so go for it. We're fresh out of questions -- as in the queue is dry -- so we're putting out this special...

Duration: 00:03:16


The Kind of Love in an RV Your Kids Shouldn’t See

6/27/2017
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What could be less romantic that shoving a family of six into an RV and traveling the world? Hrm… nothing comes to mind. But we’ll tackle that question on this week’s episode, and reinforce why we never joined the RV traveling set. Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: Impractical tips on getting your kids out of the camper when it’s boom-boom timeWhy everyone assumes we have sex all the timeWhy sex on campus is a bad idea almost all...

Duration: 00:12:52


How Technology Can Save A Long Distance Love Affair

6/20/2017
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It’s no fun being apart from the one you love. Traveling or living abroad without your partner can add incredible stress to any relationship. Even one that’s lasted for 30 years. Technology can help. And not just teledildonics. #didyoubringthecharger Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-relationship advice podcast: How we started in a long-distance relationship ...and just might end that wayWhy we still keep the bathroom door closed after 30 years living...

Duration: 00:11:45


No Cuddling On The Train In Vietnam

6/6/2017
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Cuddling is key to a relationship, especially when traveling the world together. You should do it often. Just don’t plan on “doing it” during your 2000 kilometer train ride through the gorgeous mountains of the Vietnamese countryside. Unless you like performing for an audience. #stagefright #exhibitionism Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy-travel-advice podcast: Why sleeper cars are for sleeping, not sleepingwithsomeoneWhy it’s always smart to be upfront with your...

Duration: 00:12:12


Visiting Copenhagen’s Marriage-Ending Museum

5/30/2017
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Visiting Copenhagen’s Marriage-Ending Museum Pro tip for married travelers: You’re not going both like everything along your journey. So when you find yourself with a bad back in a place that bores you to tears, try not to be a total jerk to your partner who’s rather enjoying the experience. Just not with you. #truestory Funny things you’ll hear in this episode of our comedy travel podcast: [Subscribe bar] How one museum in Copenhagen almost ended our marriage.Why marauding Burmese...

Duration: 00:11:15

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