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26 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Episode 10: A Country’s Travelers
People travel for many reasons: culture immersion, research, charity, or just for fun. For the season finale, I wish to share travel trips tailored to each of these types of travelers, so that you too...
22 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Episode 9: A Country’s Economy
What does the Hansa, a confederation of trade guilds in the Middle Ages, teach us about the modern middle class? How did the modern state evolve to take on so many roles in a country’s...
25 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Episode 8: A Country’s Privacy
In Rwanda, people have invented ways to order things online without revealing their addresses. Encryption was a household name in Germany long before it arrived on American shores. Shopping bags in Japan don’t have any...
26 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Episode 7: A Country’s Children
Children in many countries learn how to use public transportation on their own from a very young age. Children in Sweden have many of their classes outside of school. Children in Japan clean their own...
25 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
Episode 6: A Country’s Design
This episode is a little different from the others and touches on several design choices I observed while traveling. The first half of the episode describes the Oodi library in Finland, and the second half...
22 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
Episode 5: A Country’s Culture
Culture is more than just food, clothing, or way of life. It is the collective equivalent of an ego, and as nations change, their cultural narrative changes with it. In this episode, I explore how...
25 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Episode 4: A Country’s Ideology
Ideology play an important role in a nation’s politics, but too often conversations regarding ideology discuss the ideology themselves and not the people who embrace them. In this episode, I will explore the history and...
22 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
Episode 3: A Country’s History
Continuing from the previous episode, I go into more detail about the conversation I had with my Japanese host at Mt. Fuji about the Meiji restoration. This experience forced me to re-imagine not only Japanese...
22 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Episode 2: A Country’s Religion
Continuing from the previous episode, I go into more detail about the conversation I had with the Catholic deacon in Switzerland. I also describe my encounters with religions in India and Japan, and I discuss...
25 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Episode 1: A Country’s Accommodation
Welcome to the first episode of Baggage Allowance. This podcast is about my travels abroad, specifically focusing on events or experiences that led to personal growth. In this episode, I retell a reckless adventure I...
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