The Podcast that explores expat life in Japan through the experiences of two Canadian longtime friends, who own businesses in Japan.
A Japanadian Down Undah - Sensei and The Geek Reunite30/01/2018 Duração: 01h11min
Sensei and The Geek Reunite! After a long hiatus, the two long-term friends are back with a new podcast. In this cast we discuss what we've been up to, current events in Japan, perspectives on Australia, and some facts about the relationship between the two countries.
Shouldn't we be Watching American Gods? - With Alisa Norila14/06/2017 Duração: 01h30min
In this podcast our guest is Alisa Norila, a long-term resident of Japan who has been living in Japan since 2000. Alisa gives her perspective on being a foreign female in Japan, traveling around Asia, and various literature. And we talk about American Gods, and just how cool it is!
Is there an Eco in here? - with David Heyman30/05/2017 Duração: 01h59min
In this weeks podcast we talk with David Heyman, a current Japan resident, contributor to the three parrots podcast, and environmental science engineering student. We discuss renewable energy, nuclear power, climate change, and communal recycling projects. We even break our No-politics rule momentarily to learn about the difficulty of trying to vote from Japan. Long distance learning also makes an appearance, so join us and hopefully you too will learn something new about emerging technologies and the truth of your individual carbon footprint.
The Usual Suspects - with Kris "Hank" Kent23/05/2017 Duração: 01h48min
This week we bring back our recurring guest, Kris Kent. The three of us discuss and share stories about our run-ins with Japanese law enforcement and our take on policing in Japan, give our thoughts on traveling in Japan, and weigh in on the places we think are best to visit.
Home is Where the Work Is13/05/2017 Duração: 01h26min
The decision to uproot everything you've ever known and move to another country is never the easy choice. But is it the right one? Having the advantage of already doing it once before when moving to Japan, The Geek shares his insight on making the transition to Australia to capitalize on his Drupal programming expertise. Is this the end of Sensei and the Geek as we know it!? Tune in to find out. Sponsor: Ito Photo Studio (Instagram)
A Podcast is Worth a Thousand Pictures - With Shigeki Ito06/05/2017 Duração: 01h11min
In this podcast, our guest is Shigeki Ito, owner of Ito Photo Studio in Fuji city Japan. Ito Photo Studio was started by Shigeki's father, and has been in business for fifty years. Shigeki has Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Photography, that he earned studying in New York. He talks with us about his time studying in New York, the changes in both the photography industry over the years, as well as the technology, and some interesting ideas about art. This was our first ever podcast that we put live on Facebook, which can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/senseiandthegeek/videos/460028711004108/. You can also check out the Ito Photo Studio's website at http://www.ito-photo.jp/ and see some really cool pictures that show just how amazing a photographer Shigeki is. And finally, check out his Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/itophotostudio/
Going Deep for Golden Week - with The Sensei and The Geek01/05/2017 Duração: 02h08min
In this episode, Sensei and The Geek forgo a guest, and get into a deep talk about the history of science, whether or not race is a social construct, how language determines culture and culture determines language, binary thinking, and how the internet brings us together as a species. Oh, and we also talk about BBQs and Golden Week.
Sneaker Cars Under the Ethiopian Stars - Tales of a Digital Nomad - with Scott Brills22/04/2017 Duração: 01h55min
In this episode, we interview Scott Brills. Scott is a digital nomad who has traveled to over 90 countries, running rallies, rickshaws, and roadblocks. He talks about what it's like to life your life on the road, spending only two or so months a year at home, his love of Japan, and how people all over the world are just people, and generally pretty cool. In our language section, we talk about the different types of keigo (polite talk), and specifically two words used in business: 御社 (your company) and 弊社 (my company). In our tech section, we talk about how to choose a web designer and/or developer, and what the difference between them are. For more information on Scott's Tanzanian tours, check out http://www.pamojasafaris.com/ His design agency can be found at https://brothersdesign.com/ And you can find out more about Scott at http://scottbrills.com/ Happy listening!
Who goes to Vegas, stays in Vegas - making Mike American again16/04/2017 Duração: 02h34min
In this podcast we talk with Mike Michaud, a former long-term resident of Japan who made the transition from living in Osaka to a life in Las Vegas! Join us as we explore the thought process one goes through when their time in Japan ends and the the next stage of life begins, and how the experience of living in Japan for an extended period of time affects one's life forever. Topics include reintegration back into Western Society, reverse culture shock, and working as a bi-lingual butler in one of the most visited cities in the world. The word of the day is お任せ (o-makase) which comes from the verb 任す (makasu), and means 'to defer to'. In our tech talk we talk about getting stats from websites, stats for podcast listens, and how search engines track you from site to site.
Dreadlock Holiday - With Kirby Gill11/04/2017 Duração: 01h06min
In this episode we introduce a new format we call 'Get to know a Gaijin". In the interview we were privileged to talk with Kirby Gill, a high school English teacher in Fujinomiya City hailing from the Caribbean paradise known as Trinidad and Tobago. Here we explore his life in Japan from his unique perspective and learn about the fascinating country from which he came. With so many interesting people from around the world that we have the pleasure of meeting, we hope that this interview will give you a window into that part of our lives that makes Japan so intriguing.