World to the Wise
About This Show
Host David Durham invites you to engage your world through compelling stories from fascinating people on crossing cultural bridges. Intended for the culturally curious, this weekly podcast will stretch the borders of your thinking, broaden your cultural perspective, and provide new insight on important issues of our day. Throw in some additional tips on foreign language learning, David’s own musings on culture, both home and abroad, and occasional highlights of travel destinations, and you have a table set to cultivate cultural intelligence.
Musical contributions from Concerning Lions and Rob Higginbotham. Artwork by Hilary Griffith and Michael Durham. Tech support by Isaac Darnall.
Most Recent Episode
Two Brits in Yankeeland
5 days ago
241 years ago, this new country called the United States of America was regarded by many in Great Britain as nothing more than an ungrateful child. Today the relationship between the two nations is arguably the closest relationship the US has. But just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean the two cultures are identical, by any means.
I sat down this week on Skype with Dan and Rachel Wheeler, who have just recently made a big move from the county of Sussex in southern England to Nashville, Tennessee. We had a light-hearted conversation about their adjustment process, any surprises that awaited them despite the fact they had traveled to the States many times, how Brits view the British monarchy on this the Queen’s birthday, the Downton Abbey phenomenon… and we also had a few chuckles about the endlessly entertaining differences between British and American vocabulary.
I hope you enjoy meeting Dan and Rachel Wheeler.
You’ll hear Rachel mention the recent book by Queen Elizabeth, entitled The Servant Queen and the King She Serves. You can find that book right here:
We’re nearing the end (already) of Season 2 of this podcast, but have some great interviews lined up before we take a break, so stay tuned. Thanks as always for listening … and please consider becoming a Patron of this podcast so we can continue to bring you great content!