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Ep 63: Sowmya: Data Scientist & Computational Linguist

October 7th, 2018

Sowmya Vajjala is a Data Scientist, a Computational Linguist and one of the most intelligent and down to earth people you will ever meet. She is from India, lived in Germany for her PhD program and then taught at Iowa State University in the U.S., which is where I met her. She has since moved to Toronto, Canada, where she was during this conversation. Personally, she has impacted my life in ways I am only beginning to understand. But that is all explained in the podcast itself. Her perspective on if living in different countries impacts people’s online experiences is very different than what we have heard so far in this podcast. This honest, matter of fact approach to the messiness of online life as it currently exists is, frankly, refreshing. I think you are going to appreciate this very different point of view on social media, geographical movement and why we do what we do online.

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September 30th, 2018

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Ep 62: Virtual Expat: Ronald, Creativity Roots Podcast

September 4th, 2018

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Have you ever been inspired by someone online, contacted them, met them in person and was even more impressed? Yup, that's the story of how Ronald and I met and it happened in just a few hours. I was listening to his Creativity Roots Podcast and loving it. The rest of the story is in the intro, so I don't want to spoil that part. What I will say is that we met at just the right time. I struggle greatly with accepting my creativity and he wears his like a favorite tshirt. He also has a heavy online presence, for both personal and professional reasons. And with that presence came opportunity, responsibility and love (oh wait until you hear his jokes!) Thank you Ronald for reminding me how freeing it can be to embrace who we are without judgement both on and offline.

Ronald's Creativity Roots Podcast Website:  https://creativityroots.com/

54:00 Macklemore kid video: https://youtu.be/17WC8H_Ugm4

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Song "I Hope You Figured It Out" on the "Mess of Me" album.

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Ep 61: Virtual Expat: Jo, Life in Breaths

September 2nd, 2018

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Virtual Expat Podcast's new and improved season 2 begins with Jo, a British expat living in Shanghai, China. Her wisdom, insight, humour and down to earth advice to other expats about how their online and geographical selves can, should, may and might influence each other is the best way I can think to start this new online focused season. Thank you Jo and thank you to our listeners, who have been patient while this revamp was under production. 

Jos's website: Life in Breaths, http://lifeinbreaths.com/

7:42 Migratory Patterns Podcast, https://anchor.fm/migratory-patterns

43:44 The Science of Well-Being, https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

and

The Science of Happiness, https://www.edx.org/course/the-science-of-happiness

1:00:07 Eva Chan Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/evachen212/

1:45:29 Conversations with People Who Hate Me

http://www.dylanmarron.com/podcast/

1:56:11 Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic Book, chapter 5 is amazing!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24453082-big-magic

and

TEDTalk on creativity

https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius?language=en

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo, https://www.damoncastillo.com/

Song "I Hope You Figured It Out" on the "Mess of Me" album.

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60.5: From general expatness to specific Virtual Expat

September 1st, 2018

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Ep 60: Over There Podcast (published Feb 4, 2018)

August 2nd, 2018

Racism is touched on in this episode via The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah’s geopat lens AND English teachers in Taiwan experience circa 2004. We also cover slow fast food, inspiringly fluent Chinese language speakers, Chinese New Years boyfriends for hire and more expat and geopat goodness for everyone.

1:02   Announcements: podcast email list AND Shanghai moving over

Podcast Brunch Club

10:18 Language segment (NEW)

Lena’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChSQkHuHoI0

29:03 Taiwan blog reading, "Me in Taiwan", June 9, 2004

&

38:30 Current day Shanghai, China geopat reaction to blog reading

Needing different before deciding if I liked the present location

48:09 China segment: an ode to Chinese New Year / Spring Festival

https://chinesenewyear2018.com/21-things-you-didnt-know-about-chinese-ne

w-year/

Al Jazeera fake boyfriend video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqRt5boELkQ

1:20:45  OVER THEREness SEGMENT: Trevor Noah; A Geopat in his own land?

The Daily Show

Born a Crime book

Grey’s Anatomy “the talk” segment

Stand up shows:

In the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3XCxV_pSBA&t=796s

In South Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFJHRUgPUeE

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Ep 59:Over There Podcast (published Jan 23, 2018)

August 2nd, 2018

We are addressing leaving on a few levels in this episode starting with friend leaving fatigue in the expat/geopat community. The Chinese telecom giant Huawei and its ability to leave the Chinese market and enter the U.S. one is debated. And finally we visit many ancient Japanese tombs via the soon to be expat/geopat Jay’s Japan Kofun YouTube channel.

1:28   Announcements: Welcome Spotify and Stitcher folks!

5:50 My Shanghai Geopat Update

Media Bistro’s Podcasting Class

Overcast FM

23andme Genetic Testing

Rhonda Patrick’s Found My Fitness 23andme interpretation service

18:13 Taiwan blog reading, "Me in Taiwan", June 8, 2004

&

25:48 Current day Shanghai, China geopat reaction to blog reading

Giving up, friend leaving fatigue, advice on teaching English overseas

48:09 China segment

Slate Money Podcast, The Down the IGWEL Edition

Huawei Company website

Song by  刘佳   Liu Jia ; from JoannieChinese Instagram feed

Cute version of video (described in podcast)

Lyrics with Chinese language (hanzi characters only)

Lyrics with pinyin (romanization of Chinese language & English translation)

1:07:00 OVER THEREness SEGMENT: Jay’s  “Japan Kofun” YouTube channel

Jay’s music reviews:

Example 1: uMaNg :: The Revisited :: Bandcamp

Example 2: effect & dang :: You Don't Love Me And I Don't Care :: Los Wunder Twins Del Record Label/Bandcamp

VIDEO 1A:  

Atagojinjaura Kofun - 愛宕神社裏古墳 - Japanese Ancient Tomb

 Video 1B:Music + history connection:

Fun music here;1st part of video music is fun- is this Japanese or Italian?

Kinkanzuka Kofun - 金冠塚古墳 - Japanese Ancient Tomb

VIDEO 2: Subtitles to this one are funny/humorous:

(Sōja) Futagoyama kofun - (総社)二子山古墳 - Japanese Ancient Tomb

VIDEO 3: Small spaces

(Sōja) Futagoyama kofun - (総社)二子山古墳 - Japanese Ancient Tomb

 Video 4: About 3 minutes in....just wow!

Hodota Hachimanzuka Kofun - 保渡田八幡塚古墳 - Japanese Ancient Tomb

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Ep 58: Over There Podcast (published Dec 28, 2017)

August 2nd, 2018

In this episode we are looking through two different American lenses of Taiwan, Carl from the Black Expat and myself. We also giggle over the rumor of China banning Christmas, discuss social expectations when living in a host country, dating overseas and nearly burning my apartment down.

1:28   What is a geopat?

6:30 My personal Shanghai geopat update

Changing Scripts Chinese language test, HSK 1, vlogs

10 second Chinese language in the wild Instagram videos

20:56 Taiwan blog reading, "Me in Taiwan", June 6, 2004 and June 7, 2004

&

31:28 Current day Shanghai, China geopat reaction to blog reading

Transparency index

Lenaround’s YouTube AMWF (Asian man, Western female) dating channel

48:09 China news

Christmas soldier with rifle

Where’s Poppy YouTube video about Christmas banning

University’s Victoria Secrets Fashion Show article

Baopal’s knitted wool hat

New multi-city metro card coming to China in 2018

1:00:05 OVER THEREness SEGMENT: Carl’s “The Black Expat” podcast  

The Black Expat podcast

Carl’s Instagram feed

CP Travels

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Ep 57: Over There Podcast (published Dec 24, 2017)

August 2nd, 2018

:00   Intro

6:05 Shanghai Geopat update:

Traveling Mailbox, Express VPN, Headspace Meditation App

11:14 Flashback : Taiwan blog reading, "Me in Taiwan": June 2 & June 5, 2004

19:45   Shanghai, China geopat reaction to blog reading

28:00 Mainland China news

Countries that ban Christmas article:

http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/25/8-countries-that-banned-christmas-5583777/

China banning Christmas:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/15/china-university-bans-christmas-resist-corrosion-western-culture/

China Social Score:

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/chinese-government-social-credit-score-privacy-inva

sion

44:00 OVER THEREness SEGMENT: “Little Soldiers” book by Lenora Chu   

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33640229-little-soldiers

Audible version of Little Soldiers book

https://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/554157393/little-soldiers-examines-the-effects-of-c

hina-s-military-like-education-system?from=groupmessage

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Ep 56: Over There Podcast (published Dec 23, 2017)

August 2nd, 2018

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