Welcome to the Audio Gaijin Podcast Archive. Audio Gaijin is a podcast about my family’s experiences living in Japan in the 70’s and 80’s. I recorded Audio Gaijin with my father in 2006 – 2007, with one follow-up episode in 2015. Living in Japan means great food, interesting people, natural disasters galore, living next to active Read More …
Episode 14 was recorded in 2007. Episode 15 was recorded in 2014. It’s not every podcast you’ll wait seven years for another episode for, and this probably isn’t such a podcast. Nevertheless, here’s another episode a decade later! Scott and Jack, former hosts of Audio Gaijin, and friend and fellow gaijin Scott Howder go back Read More …
There’s nothing better than Japanese food, so it’s an appropriate topic to end this podcast on. Get your chopsticks and dig in!
Lucky number 13 is all about natural disasters. Of course everyone knows about the earthquake of 2011 in Fukushima, but Japan has a history of earthquakes, typhoons, and volcanic activity.
We are joined in episode 12 by special guest co-gaijin, Scott Howder, who we knew and spent lots of time with in Japan.
This episode is all about the Japanese language – what makes it unique, what it shares in common with Chinese, and what challenges face those wishing to learn Japanese. Since this podcast was recorded, the number of resources available to those wanting to learn Japanese has just exploded. The advent of smartphones, tablets, and apps Read More …
Japanese culture has its downsides as well as the fun stuff, and this episode is about those.
Listener Matt sent us a bunch of current (at the time of the podcast) pictures of Kagoshima, and we decided to go through them and talk about them for this episode.
Japanese culture has had an impact on the world, but it’s also true that western culture has had an impact on Japan. This episode is about things we noticed along those lines in Japan.
Since I was a kid, I got off easy, but dad had to fill out mountains of paperwork to go to Japan, be in Japan, and stay in Japan. We talk about the legalities of being a Gaijin in Japan.