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May 13, 2024

In a world that is becoming ever more homogenized, what sets places apart? What are the blaring indicators that communicate we are in a place vastly different from anywhere we've ever been before?

After a magical and sometimes maddening week in Bali, Katy lays out the ways the island delighted and surprised her, the...


May 6, 2024

What's it like to be a sociopath?

This week's guest tells us. On this episode, Katy sits down with author and self-described sociopath Patric Gagne for a LIVE interview with audience at Seattle's Town Hall venue, whose recent book Sociopath has been acclaimed as a "fascinating, revelatory memoir revealing the author’s...


Apr 29, 2024

What happens when you go back to a city you used to live in after not stepping foot there for twenty years?

Tiffany finds out on this episode.

After spending some of the most formative years of her life, her univeristy and post-univeristy years, in Boston, she moved to Rome and never went back. Earlier this month, she...


Apr 22, 2024

Who knew that "going native" was a topic that would resonate so strongly with our listeners?

We got so much feedback on this subject—both social media comments as well as voice messages—that we just had to share them with you, and of course, open the discussion back up! So many new ideas came up hearing your...


Apr 15, 2024

What happens when an expat "goes native"? How long does it take, and is it inevitable? Is it a conscious choice or does it just happen?

Today we chat about this idea, and Tiffany lays out the ways she has gone native—eschewing American culture and habits entirely in favor of Italian ones—as well as the aspects of...