In this episode, we reflect on living in Japan for a year. Dru listens to a time capsule that was recorded more than a year ago, as he was boarding his plane to leave for Japan. We discuss:
Terrace House as a metaphor for what we learned about living abroad
Discounting the fear of moving abroad and being more risk-seeking
“Distinctly” vs. “typically” Japanese
Our time in Japan as a “time of chaotic growth”
Storytelling and whether or not to care about having impact on others
The difficulty of learning Japanese and our current language ability after one year
What we think will change once we get back to the US
Venetian Blinds by Ping Pong Club
Take It Easy by Bad Snacks
Trying by Eleventyseven
…Ready For It? by Taylor Swift
Smile by Jeremy Blake
Delightful Life by Jekk
This is our longest episode yet! Keep a look out for an upcoming bonus episode with outtakes and discussion topics that couldn’t make it into this episode.
The style of the intro and autro commentary inspired by the great host of the Imaginary Worlds podcast, Eric Molinksy.