The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad

A podcast on expat life and society abroad with Yaël Ossowski and Todor Papić.... Show More

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November 11, 2019 28 min

Over the last century, there was a vibrant peace and pacifist movement that existed in the United States.

However, as wars have grown into far-off conflicts and the military has usurped part of civilian life, a standing movement for pacifism has faded from the scene in the 21st Century. Added to that, political parties have enshrined particular doctrines of war as necessary and just, and war has become bipartisan.

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August 1, 2019 42 min

Broadcasting from Vienna and Warsaw, a podcast on life and society abroad.

1. August 2019

TIME CODES

2:09 – European Heath Wave http://l.yael.at/E

4:00 – Leaving the city for the countryside, traveling with babies

5:40 – Global Warming Media

6:45 – Now using Buzzsprout on Spotify, Tunein, etc.

7:49 – Facebook data https://www.facebook.com/theinnocentsabroadpodcast/

8:20 – Early adopters

9:30 – What We're Reading

21:30 – Devolution Review

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July 19, 2019 48 min

Yaël broadcasts from the HB5 studio in Concord, North Carolina, and Todor comes in from Warsaw, Poland. 

TOPICS:

Traveling with a baby 

Exploring the south 

Cluster headaches – Clusterbusters.org

Default mode network – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Default_mode_network

Examining medical journals 

Self-medicating 

Psychedelics 

Social Justice 

On Friendship 

Black Mirror 

BOOKS:

Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America (by Noah Rothman...

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On this episode of the podcast, we interview Bill Wirtz for his take on Who and What is Europe?The Innocents Abroad sat down to talk to Bill during his recent trip in Vienna, taking advantage of a nice afternoon to catch up at a cafe.Bill Wirtz is a Luxembourgish freelance journalist based in Brussels and Prague, who is also a policy analyst at the Consumer Choice Center. You can read his articles and follow his social media via hi...

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December 7, 2018 34 min

In this episode, we discuss neo-Nazi rallies in Poland, brake dust, CO2, Christmas markets in Europe, Zweig's Europe, why Estonia is awesome, the next James Bond, 'Berlin Statin' Season 3, Ukraine, online marketing, learning Russian, and more.07. December 2018http://theinnocentsabroad.com

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November 12, 2018 53 min

A celebration of Armistice Day, Empire Disintegration Day, Ossowski Academy of Excellence, Baby news, Gonzo journalism, The Web Summit in Lison, AI, pub quizzes, oxygen bars in Colorado, drinking culture, and more.12. November 2018Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-innocents-abroad/id1129470641?mt=2Subscribe via RSS: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:236924049/sounds.rssWebsite: http:/...

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August 15, 2018 54 min

Next up on this episode of The Innocents Abroad: How We Read. How We Memorize. How We Internalize.Living in a different country means one often looks to books to keep up perspective about your home or the world outside. In this episode, we look at book recommendations, how best to read, whether Kindle is such a bad thing, which books to throw away, and how connecting the dots when reading is as important as getting the damn book in...

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June 22, 2018 33 min

Who is today's 'Beat Generation'? Looking at some of the great figures of the literary and cultural movement, we compare with today's reality. Bringing in Jack Kerouac, Allen, Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, and even some Anthony Bourdain along the way. Take a road trip with the Innocents Abroad.https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/10/01/drive-he-wrotehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgv7ur8ipghttp://theinnocen...

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May 22, 2018 37 min

This week's podcast features stories from Georgia and Hong Kong, highlighting the first edition of the Devolution Review magazine, the spirit of protests and raves, the young people making a difference in Europe, references to Stefan Zweig, postmodernism, and how to get a visa to go to a country at war. Because why not?Hosted by Yaël Ossowski and Todor PapicShownotes:https://devolutionreview.com/khachapuri-and-rave/https://devo...

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May 7, 2018 39 min
Is it important to visit a place and see it with your own eyes? On this episode, we get tales of Cuba from Yaël. The streets, the socialism, and the sad faces. What is really happening underneath? Todor fills us in on the juxtaposing beauties of the Republic of Georgia, a post-communist country that has radically evolved to be a must-visit country that is already hard to leave.7. May 2018http://theinnocentsabroad.com
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February 6, 2018 34 min
East versus West. What constitutes a western country, and what's an eastern country? Is it cultural? Reflective of how societies are organized? What about art and expression?Todor and Yaël debate the notion and recount their recent trip to Odessa, Ukraine, where they were confronted with the debate, and also put the final touches on the first printed edition of the Devolution Review magazine.http://theinnocentsabroad.comhttp://...
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December 1, 2017 33 min
What qualifies as a sport, and why do people enjoy them? Some thoughts on understanding sports and the philosophy behind them. Bonus: Yaël explains NASCAR, Todor hates on dart players, and somewhat of an agreement is reached on whether golf is an elite sport.http://theinnocentsabroad.com
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Is this whole "digital nomad millennial life" just fake? Is Elon Musk a hero or government grant gargling villain? Will his innovations last? Are the Baltics the best part of Europe? And what the hell is Baker-Miller pink? Tune in this week for another take on life and society abroad with The Innocents Abroad.23. October 2017SHOWNOTES:http://nypost.com/2017/10/21/meet-the-pretentious-millennials-who-romanticize-living-in-va...
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October 7, 2017 50 min
SHOWNOTES:Broadcast on 7. Oct 2017 from Vienna, Austria and Belgrade, Serbia.ARTICLES:We are all Catalonians now: Why the Spanish crisis matters for all nationswww.washingtonexaminer.com/we-are-all-catalonians-now-why-the-spanish-crisis-matters-for-all-nations/article/2636560Ricky and Mortyhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x62taqmBOOKS:Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contractshttp://amzn.t...
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July 16, 2017 57 min
On this episode, Todor and Yaël debate Man versus Machine. What happens when the machines take over? What about our simulated realities? Are we already taken over by algorithms? Are social networks actually expanding, or are we filtering them even more to cater to only specific interests and people? Plus, some thoughts on the dystopian nature of everything.https://www.recode.net/2017/7/15/15976744/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-...
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June 22, 2017 48 min
This episode of the podcast focuses on religion, both its impact on society, and how it can be used to shape culture. We catch up on our travels in South Korea, Greece, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and try to figure out how to speak Asian languages.Shownotes:Serifos, Greece: http://blog.yael.ca/post/161233852864/in-megalo-livadi-on-the-greek-island-of-serifosSeoul Searching: https://youtu.be/wbyMahgNJgYNorth Korea: https://www.wsj...
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May 7, 2017 46 min
On this episode of the podcast, we explore passion projects. From time to time, we're motivated to put something together out of pure enjoyment and passion. At times, others partake in that vision. We'll be talking about the launch of Devolution Review, literary circles, meetup groups, and the best way to popularize writing.Awful German languagehttps://www.cs.utah.edu/~gback/awfgrmlg.html100 ways to improve your writinghttp...
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April 8, 2017 46 min
For this episode, Todor and Yaël explore some of their top podcasts they'd recommend. Some frank breakdowns of some, and too much praise for others. Enjoy!08. April 2017The Art of Manlinesshttp://www.artofmanliness.com/podcast/No Agenda Showhttp://noagendashow.comThe Gold Newsletter Podcasthttp://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/The Fifth Columnhttp://www.wethefifth.com/Monocle 24: The Globalisthttps://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-glo...
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We broadcast live from the 2017 LibertyCon in Prague, Czech Republic. We talk about the LibertyCon, the various European stereotypes, pushing libertarianism, hearing from the expat audience members, how useful is politics, and who hates their country the most?http://theinnocentsabroad.comOriginally recorded March 18th 2017.
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A quick review of Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Washington, D.C., why clubs must die, Richard Spencer at the International Students For Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C., friendship philosopher, phone calls, Old Man Todor, free speech, Blaire White, the movie Arrival versus Denial, debating facts, interpretations of WWII, and our live recording at LibertyCon in Prague next month!Music: Arcade Fire -- Modern Man, Po...
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