In this episode we chat with Angie, Creator of the T(h)ree of Books YouTube channel. Angie is from Germany and had a few languages under her belt before moving to Shanghai, China and studying Mandarin Chinese.
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Ever get frustrated with how little of the language in your textbooks can be used in real life conversations? Davey, Founder of Popcorn Club in Shanghai, China isn’t. Why not? Because he is too busy enjoying his conversations to care. I asked Davey how he keeps conversations going and here are his top 3 tips for doing so.
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How sound sensitive are you? Our guest today, Phoebe, grew up with Mandarin Chinese but has learned a myriad of languages including English, Finnish, German & more. But her sound talent goes far beyond languages into sound and voice research in her current PhD life in Ireland. She is currently researching the connection between recorded voices and listeners’ emotional responses to them. This sensitivity and Phoebe’s general curiosity touch every aspect of language that we discuss in this conversation.
Note: There are some construction noises, ironically, in this conversation. They do NOT last the entire time, so hang in there.
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Has music ever soothed your soul and made you feel connected again? Yes, me too. And it sounds like the same happened to James when he was an expat for well over a decade. He is back in his home country now so his perspective on his time in the Czech Republic and China are especially poignant. As is the origin story for his intensely researched and impressively sounding podcast, the Centuries of Sound.
Italy, ITALY, Italia has a way of bringing out the coffee lover in many of us and Hector was a victim to this caffeinated crime. Hector spent the first 30 years of his life in Mexico and then relocated to the United States. But it wasn’t until he went to Italy this year that the coffee spirit moved him. In this episode we talk about coffee and coffee culture in Italy; Austin, Texas; Mexico and our brains via a spontaneous ADHD realization.
Wow, #PodRevMo has picked up serious momentum on Twitter. Here is an update filled with thanks, an invitation to join us and a real life reaction to some of this podjoy we are spreading in December!
#PodRevMo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=podrevmo&src=typed_query&f=live
More background on #PodRevMo: Ep 103: https://geopats.podbean.com/e/podcastreviewmonth-podrevmo/
Years ago an expat friend of mine made a comparison with the Lost Generation in Paris in the 1920’s and Western expats in Asia in the early 2000’s and I have never forgotten it. Shannon Martin returns to the Geopats Podcast for a dive into Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” book about his slice of the Lost Generation so that we can dig into this expat generation comparison with about 100 years time difference between them. We will be following up with a conversation about Hemingway’s more autobiographical version of “The Sun Also Rises”, “A Moveable Feast” in 2020, when both of us will possibly be living in Western Europe.
Shannon’s previous episodes on Geopats:
-Shannon joined me to interview Documentarian Hao Wu about “The People’s Republic of Desire” https://geopats.podbean.com/e/hao-wu/
-Shannon’s interview on the Expat Rewind Show, part 1:
-Shannon’s interview on the Expat Rewind Show, part 2:
Paul Csomo of Checking In With Csomo & the Varmints Podcast doesn't even know he's going to be in another episode of Geopats, lol. Hi Paul! But as I was organizing my notes for the 30+ episodes I did for NaPodPoMo, I remembered that I saved this part of the conversation as a possible mini episode for the podcasting show on Geopats. So, here we go with an origin story and some video tutorial griping and, of course, lots of laughs.
There are 3 other parts of this conversation with Paul Csomo for NaPodPoMo (National Podcast Posting Month) in November 2019.
Part 1: The we are old part on Checking In With Csomo, https://anchor.fm/paul-csomo
Part 2: The we are pod tired part on Geopats: https://geopats.podbean.com/e/checking-in-with-csomo-about-napodpomo/
Part 3: The we are language fascinated part on Geopats :https://geopats.podbean.com/e/napodpomo-check-in-with-paul-csomo-language-napodpomo-28b/
Part 4: The we are digging into Geopats Podcast origin story and how hard it is to find quick tech videos for podcasting (this episode)