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The Ocean's Bottom: Tales from a Third Culture Kid
44 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Goodbye Only For Now
Alas, we have reached the end of the journey for this season. For this final episode Tiffany and Heid recap some of their favorite episodes and moments, and they also talk about grief and goodbyes, both of which tend to be a heavy subject. Grief and goodbyes can be particularly heart-retching for TCKs who seem to experience those things more frequently than others, and Tiff and Heidi discuss the unnamable qualities of it along with some tips that they have found helpful in processing that heaviness. Since we are not sure of this podcast's future at this time, we say goodbye, only for now.
42 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Being A Missionary's Kid
There are may subcategories of third culture kids. Whether you are a military kid, an expat's kid, or a missionary kid we all have commonalities, but also have drastic differences. Join Tiffany and Heidi while they talk about their specific experiences as a missionary's kid. The highs and lows and "wish is could have been different"s.
69 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
Cultural Inception with Daniel Kennedy
Tiffany and Heidi called up their close friend Daniel Kennedy who has an uniquely different perspective on being a third cultured kid. He is a full blooded Japanese adopted by American parents and raised in Okinawa Japan. Kind of a hidden TCK if you will. Listen in on their conversation about Daniel's life and experiences.
43 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Belonging: Why Such A Big Deal?
Belong is a feeling that most people are very familiar with, whether it be the abundance or lack thereof. Tiffany and Heidi discuss what belonging means, and why it's so important to the lives of TCKs.
49 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Following Up On Transitioning
Tiffany and Heidi sit down to discuss some of their favorite points on the previous episode with Tim Brown about transitioning, and relay some of their own experiences on the topic of transitioning.
50 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Transitioning with Tim Brown
Tiffany sits down with our cousin, Tim Brown, to talk about transitioning from place to place, and also how he is trying to raise his kids who are in the midst of experiencing a highly transitional life style.
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
No Common Thread: Culture Shock, Flirtation and Other Topics
No Common Thread - A new occasional episode series where discussions jump from one topic to another about the little things we experience as TCKs. Not everything about processing the TCK experience has to be heavy and hard. There are some topics that may seem trivial, like picking a sport team or learning to flirt in different cultures.Listen in to Tiffany and Heidi discuss how they came to pick their NFL teams and learned how different flirting in the States could be, among other topics.
56 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
From First to Second Generation with Christine Burkard
Christine, a missionary third culture kid, raised third culture kids of her own. Defining home and having to adjust to parenthood in a foreign nation had its challenges and blessings. Listen in to hear Christine and Tiffany chat about what it was all like.
58 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Be An Airplant: Rootlessness and Restlessness with Jeremy Burkard
Sometimes we have questions we don't have answers to, and that's okay. Listen in as Tiffany, Heidi and their brother Jeremy discuss the effects of feeling like not having roots in a single place, and how it doesn't have to be a bad thing.
64 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Depression and Redemption with Sean Coble
Tiffany called an old friend to talk about some of the harder things we've faced through being a TCK. It isn't always easy living a life we didn't ask for, and in a place we may not necessarily fit in. Sean Coble talks through some of his deep struggles from a young age in hopes that someone else will benefit from his story. Book mentioned"I Never Asked to be a Pastor's Kid: from obligation to passion." By Lawrence MatsuwakiISBN 9789810821999
50 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Big Homes and Little Homes
Tiffany and Heidi are joined by their older sister Stephanie for a conversation about home and homesickness. Home can be a place or a memory, home can be more than one place, and home will always be missed. Listen in on their discussion about where home is and how they deal with homesickness to this day.
57 minutes | May 31, 2020
Zach Bezner Pt.2
Heidi and Zach continue their conversation from where they left off about knowing they were different than their peers when they were young. Among other things in this discussion they also talk about developing friendships, work place ethics, and relationships with extended family.
45 minutes | May 24, 2020
The dreaded "Where are you from?"
Ever struggle with how to answer the question "where are you from?" You aren't alone in having a more complicated answer than most. Heidi and Tiffany talk about their experiences when asked the question and how they have learned to go about answering it. The distaste for the question is common among many TCKs, whether it's because the answer takes more time or involves more unwanted follow up questions.
51 minutes | May 17, 2020
Zach Bezner Pt.1
Heidi sits down with her friend Zach Bezner, who was a classmate or hers in secondary school, to talk about what it has been like as a TCK since graduating high school. The first of a two-part interview, together they discuss what they have observed as they have transitioned to living in their passport country, and their experiences as chameleons in their current society and culture.
47 minutes | May 10, 2020
Family and Community
In the spirit of celebrating Mother's day, Tiffany and Heidi discuss the value of family and finding community.
64 minutes | May 5, 2020
Heidi sits down with our dad, Tom Burkard, to talk about his life from growing up in Japan to how he ended up back in Japan as a missionary with a wife in tow. 32 years later Japan is still home.Dad's biggest take away from being a TCK... Marry a TCK.Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken
51 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Hence We Existed
Once upon a time, we came into existence. Simple as that. However, things haven't been so simple since then, and we thought it best to give you an idea of where we came from and how we grew up. We hope this will give you more insight about our story. The End.
36 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Gaikotsujin (Skeleton Person) and Other Friends
Did you ever have an experience where realize you were different from your peers? In this episode Tiffany and Heidi talk with their older sister, Stephanie Taylor, about their different experiences of when they realized they were different from their peers. They touch on the heart and hope for this podcast, among other things. "Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds" by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Rekenhttps://www.amazon.com/Third-Culture-Kids-Growing-Revised/dp/1857885252Follow us on Instagram @theoceansbottomConnect with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Let us introduce ourselves, and our podcast. We talk about what it means to be a third culture kid, and how it has shaped our lives. Here's a sneakpeak of what to expect from us, comments, opinions, laughs and all. We're no professionals, but we're entertaining, at least we think so. Our hope is that we can shed some insight into the third culture kids (TCK) life, and share stories of other TCKs. - The end.
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