Culturally Speaking

Culturally Speaking

We started Culturally Speaking to indulge our curiosity about the way others live and a desire to inspire conversations about how we have far more in common than we realise. Subscribe, rate and review on your favourite podcast platform. Follow us on Instagram @culturallyspeakingpodcast. Share your stories or your show ideas with us by sending an email to theculturallyspeaking@gmail.com.

Episodes

March 13, 2024 49 mins

We couldn’t conclude a season on Asian culture without talking about a topic near and dear to our heart - food! Food is the cornerstone of Asian social interactions, everything centers around it and there isn’t an occasion from birth to death that food is not an integral part of the celebration or customs. Tune in to hear how we eat food, how Asian meals differ and the importance of freshness and variety. In previous seasons we’ve ...

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Reverence to elders in Asian culture has been ingrained in us since birth. We discuss the social and economic strains of an ageing population in conflict with the elderly’s expectations of their latter years.  Back in Season 1 we explored death in different cultures (S1 E14) and reincarnation in the Hindu faith (S1 E15). Tune in to hear whether we think death is final and our view on the afterlife.

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February 28, 2024 55 mins

A topic that was traditionally taboo within Asian culture, not openly discussed much less on display, this week we are discussing relationships, love and sex. Does life imitate art when it comes to the portrayal of relationships in media or are the conservative attitudes a smokescreen for what happens behind closed doors? We discuss the impact of gender roles, the role of love in marriage and societal expectations. With the explosi...

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February 21, 2024 44 mins

Work to live or live to work? This week we discuss how we have navigated our professional lives as Asians. Longtime listeners of the podcast will know we initially met as colleagues at work and thus the idea for Culturally Speaking was born. Following on from last week we discuss the importance of job and financial stability and the desired professions in Asian culture. Tune in to hear about the difference in working culture in Hon...

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February 14, 2024 59 mins

We discuss navigating the hormone-fuelled adolescent years and becoming an adult within our respective Asian cultures this week. From personal space at home to attitudes to sexuality, tune in to hear our experiences about coming of age in Hong Kong and London. It’s no secret that money and financial standing are a big part of Asian culture so how does this translate to financial literacy and awareness.

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February 7, 2024 38 mins

We’re taking it right back to the beginning for the first episode of Season 6 - growing up Asian. Were our school days on the playground footloose and carefree or full of extracurricular achievements to make Asian Tiger mums proud? Tune in to hear us recount how our formative childhood years shaped us, how the expectations of Asian parents have many similarities despite growing up in different cultures and countries. Family hierarc...

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To conclude this season we invite a guest and good friend to join us for Part 2 of Season 5’s finale on British culture. Jadem is Columbian man living and working in London who shares his experiences of moving and living in the UK. From Colombia's (in)famous exports to British hospitality Jadem shares the culture shock he experienced. Of course there had to an ode to the fabulous Sofia Vergara! Tune in to here Jadem’s take on ...

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This week we invite a guest and good friend to join us for Part 1 of Season 5’s finale on British culture. Adewale is a Nigerian man living and working in London who shares his experiences of living in the UK over the last decade. From British showering habits, to washing machines in the kitchen this episode had us in hysterics from start to finish! Tune in to hear Adewale’s take on what being British means to him and how his life ...

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This week we are picking up where we left off last week with Part 2 of British holidays and traditions. First up is Burns Night where haggis, bagpipes and bards rule and we continue the Scottish theme with Hogmany (check out Part 1 last week, Episode 8 to hear other New Year's traditions.) The British monarchy is an institution that has stood the test of time so it only seems fitting there is day dedicated to the man who tried...

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This week we're recording across time zones, from Hong Kong to London we are talking about British holidays and traditions. Starting with Lent in the run-up to Easter (check out Season 1, Episode 2 to hear how they celebrate around the world, Carnival in Rio anyone?) There are some iconic British summer traditions; Wimbledon with strawberries and cream, fish and chips at the seaside and Pimms while punting.
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November 9, 2022 39 mins

This week we are continuing our discussion of British entertainment. We move from the big to small screen; British soaps, iconic children's TV shows (Teletubbies anyone?) and recent British dramas that are being broadcasting around the globe. How do the British or American versions of classics like Great British Bake Off and The Office compare? London's West End theatre culture is world-renowned but we have very different...

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November 2, 2022 42 mins

This week we delve into the world of British entertainment. Our small isle has exported more than its fair share of talent, from the cinema to music we share our all time favourites. Janice threatens #girlpower by revealing she's not a Spice Girls fan?! #zigazigah. Tune in next week where we continue with Part 2 focusing on the small screen and stage.

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Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak - this week we are talking about the British fashion industry. London is one of the ‘big four’ Fashion Weeks of the year and British designers have a long history of setting the course of global fashion. Janice is surprised by how many of her favourite designers are British! Many British supermodels have ruled runways over the decades, from Twiggy to Naomi and Kate to name a...

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On this week’s episode we dive into British culinary history which only seems fitting given our love of food and cooking. From Regency breakfasts to more dubious Victorian meats, tune in to learn to get to know a negus from a broxy. The Ministry of Food was established during World War II to control the production and rationing of certain foods, like meat and dairy. This led to new products such as powdered milk and eggs, ‘national...

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Continuing our conversation Immigration in British culture, this week’s episode picks up where we left off in Part 1 with us sharing our families’ experiences of immigration. In Part 2, Janice shares her experience of the handover in Hong Kong in 1997. The Windrush scandal made headlines a few years ago in Britain which saw hundreds of Caribbean immigrants working and living in the UK wrongly targeted by immigration enforcement. Th...

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Continuing Season 5 on British culture, this week’s episode focuses on something that is intrinsic to making British society what it is today: immigration. In Part 1 we start off with the basics, what is immigration? We move on to discuss the difference between refugees and asylum seekers, the mosaic vs melting pot theory and some key stats from the last British census. Hilariously neither Janice nor Neha could pass the British cit...

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Welcome back to another season of Culturally Speaking! We’re back after a summer of travels and in Season 5 we will be focusing on British culture, something dear to our hearts as girls that love living in London.

The recording of the first episode sadly coincided with the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II. We start by discussing the period of national mourning in the UK and Neha’s experience attending the Lying in State to pay her r...

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Tina Fumo’s granddaughter was 10 days old when Child Protection took her away from her family, an ordeal Tina wrote about in her memoir, Fancy Prison. Tina describes how the system breeds confusion and perpetuates lies which resulted in a 7 month legal process to get her granddaughter back where she belonged, with her family, permanently. She details the undue process her and her daughter experienced at the hands of social workers ...

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Rebecca grew up in Oklahoma as part of a Gothardism cult, which she escaped aged 16. Rebecca shares how her family joined the cult, what life was like in the cult, homeschooling and how she planned her escape. She details the layers of control that led to physical and mental abuse of children in the cult and why she knew she needed to leave. Rebecca’s experience of purity culture led to her writing her first book, the Scarlet Virgi...

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Suzi is an Australian hair and makeup artist who has worked in film and TV for 37 years. When working as a makeup artist in Australian TV she was groped by TV personality and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris. Despite being in a studio of other men who witnessed this no one called Harris out on his behavior, which Suzi would later learn was an open secret in the industry. Her experience led to her being a key bad character witness...

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