Homecoming - Keith Petit (South Korea/China/Georgia: The Country)

In which your host explores what is commonly referred to as “reverse culture shock,” and bursts all sorts of bubbles with regard to the myth of the Return of the Prodigal Son. He also offers a pair of cautionary notes to prospective travelers, Peace Corps volunteers, and TEFL instructors while attempting to wrap his mind around the relativistic time distortion that occurs when one leaves the country for an extended period of time and everyone else remains in the State of Nebraska.

Intro Music: I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home - Grand Funk Railroad
Outro Music: Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

Season 2, Episode 16: Karma (Bhutan/Thailand)

In which your host and his impeccably charming Bhutanese guest ruminate on climate change, Real Actual Human Al Gore, phallic graffiti, Buddhism, the dubious promise of democracy, the prospect of an enlightened monarchy, philosophy of sport, and binge-feeding ruminants (but not chickens) mass quantities of weed.

Intro Music: New Frontier - Donald Fagen
Entrance Music: Traditional Bhutanese Music with No Title Whatsoever
Outro Music: Wot’s… Uh The Deal - Pink Floyd
Charitable Recommendation #1: Renew Bhutan
Charitable Recommendation #2: Sugarfree Books
Charitable Recommendation #3: Bhutan Canada Foundation
Book Recommendation: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Ciuxin
Music Recommendation: Obscured by Clouds - Pink Floyd

The Brief Return (and Sudden Disappearance) of Stu (Nebraska/Spain/Thailand/Nebraska?)

In which your host relates the troubled history of a twenty-year literary and linguistic bromance that vanished one day, resurfaced after twelve years, only to evaporate three days later owing to Thai visa issues.

Intro Music: Desaparecido - Manu Chao
Outro Music: A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

Season 2, Episode 15: Deswood Tome (Navajo Nation) and Emily Ellison (Navajo Nation/RPCV: China)

In which your host engages in his first-ever three-way and enjoys a completely fascinating conversation about the Navajo Nation. A bonus anecdote re: The Great Flood of Dazhou is included at the very end.

Intro Music: My Old School - Steely Dan
Entrance Music: Powderfinger - Neil Young
Outro Music: In the Meantime - Spacehog

Season 2, Episode 14: Owen Skelton (Wales/Vietnam/Thailand/Australia/Canada)

In which your host and The Welshman discuss teaching abroad (albeit very briefly) and then launch into other subjects having nothing at all to do with TEFL.

Intro Music: Secret Tongues - Adam Green
Entrance Music: Day After Day - Badfinger
Pee Break Interstitial: The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (feat. Astrud Gilberto)

Season 2, Episode 13: Owen Skelton (Wales/Vietnam/Thailand/Japan/Mexico/Australia/Canada)

In which your host and his Welsh guest fly wildly off topic, leaving TEFL and teaching abroad far behind so as to add yet more kindling to their already flaming bromance.

Intro Music: Spooky - Classic IV
Entrance Music: What A Fool Believes (Live at WFUV) - Michael McDonald
Outro Music:
We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

Season 2, Episode 12: Kevin Rabefaritra (Madagascar/Chongqing, China)

In which your host and the delightful Kevin Rabefaritra assess the island of Madagascar, the stereotypes re: the island of Madagascar, and the bizarre megalopolis that is Chongqing.

Intro Music: Patience - Tame Impala
Entrance Music: Tasty Malagasy Jams of Unknown Origin - Unknown

Season 2, Episode 11: Dr. Halumiko Ghvinoshvili (Georgia: The Country/Armenia/Transcontinental Hitchhiking/Petitstan)

In which your host and Halumiko Ghvinoshvili — an old war buddy from Georgia: The Country — discuss the delirium that sets in after prolonged exposure to life in a Caucasian village, questionable tattoos acquired in distant lands, the perils of hitchhiking across the State of Nebraska, and Halumiko's oddly heartwarming encounter with la familia Petit.

Intro Music: Harvey - Her’s (RIP)
Entrance Music: Red Apples - Kurt Vile

Season 2, Episode 10: Max Nonnamaker (RPCV Madagascar: 2015-2017)

In which your host and his guest discuss the fragile majesty that is Madagascar. Anecdotes include a Speed-esque flaming bus scenario, a George Costanza moment, a traditional circumcision festival, and a rare example of endocannabalistic foreskin consumption.

Intro Music: Madagascar - Guns N’ Roses
Entrance Music: Afindrafindrao - Barinjaka
Outro Music:
Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Tremé Brass Band

Season 2, Episode 8: Ash Hauenschild (Georgia: The Country/Indonesia/Armenia/Germany/Australia)

In which your host and his long-time droog reflect on snow, Georgia: The Country, the state of modern Indonesia, and the bureaucratic perils involved with attempting to "make it" in Germany as a non-Germanic buffoon (feat. Pitbull).

Intro Music: The Trip - Still Corners
Entrance Music: Ich Gehe Jetzt - Einstürzende Neubauten

Mikheil Saakashvili (and his post-Georgian career)

Requisite Weekly Nagging Re: Forthcoming Semi-Biannual Expatriate Act Call-In Show -- (402)-979-6685

The Official Expatriate Act Call-In Show only happens once every 2.5 years. Ask any question you’d like and your beleaguered host will do his damndest to answer it. All questions will (initially) be ignored by your beleagured host, and will instead be transcribed by some super creepy Google software. You will, at no point, have to talk to an actual human being. But these questions will nevertheless be answered, in due time, by your beleaguered host.

Further beleaguere your already beleaguered host at the following toll-free number: (402)-979-6685.

Intro Music: Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
Outro Music: Call Me - Blondie

Season 2, Episode 6: J. Russell Mikkelsen (Norway/Taiwan/China/Thailand/Vietnam/Indonesia)

Fellow podcaster, fellow wanderer, fellow writer, and all-around good fellow J. Russell Mikkelsen (a/k/a "Jo") sits down with your host to talk about the collision between the wandering Western idiot, the Big Wide World, and the stories that come out of such collisions.

Give his podcast a gander at www.yeahletsgothere.com, and be on the lookout for I'm Not There Yet, his forthcoming travel memoir (though neither of us, to be clear, enjoy the words “travel memoir,” especially when used in tandem).

Intro Music: Can You Get to That - Funkadelic
Entrance Music: Devil is Fine - Zeal & Ardor