In which your host shares his darkest moment abroad.
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).
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.
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).
In which your host revives his Google Voice phone number for an ultra-intimate call-in session. Questions about anthropology? Questions about your life, or love life? Questions about Georgia: The Country? Questions about Georgia: The State. NO. Nobody understands or can pretend to understand the State of Georgia.
In which your host interviews an actual human — a college freshman studying in Bandung, Indonesia — and learns a shit ton about the largest archipelago in the world.
In which your host holds forth on his afternoon on the campus of the alma mater he hasn't visited in twelve years, and the ways in which academics are being swiftly undermined by corporate interests, and nobody seems to notice or care as long as the basketball team keeps winning.
In which your host narrates his abrupt rise and unanticipated fall within the warehousing industry.
Intro Music: Lost in the Supermarket - The Clash
Outro Music: Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin