Diesel and Clooney Unpack the World

Chris O'Shaughnessy, Jerry Jones

A comedic (and hopefully thought-provoking) journey to unpack relevant issues from the world of expats, global nomads, and an increasingly connected society with Chris O'Shaughnessy (www.chris-o.com) and Jerry Jones (www.thecultureblend.com).

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Episode 18: Through the cunning use of mental leaps on frogger lily pads and a healthy amount of golden nuggets of wisdom strewn about, Chris and Jerry unpack how we build, demonstrate, and sometimes lack resilience.

Nov 3

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Episode 17: Skillfully weaving in snippits of songs just short enough to avoid copyright infringement, Chris and Jerry take a look at what social media has done to the way we communicate: the good, the bad, and the convenient… while also discussing Chris and Jerry’s alleged age difference.

Oct 22

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Episode 16: Jerry shares tips he’s learned from his recent cross-country move, Chris tries to create new catchphrases, and both the boys tackle technology.

Oct 6

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Episode 15: Chris and Jerry take on a melange of topics ranging from jet-lag and the weather to clothing and swear-words in this tasty little buffet of thoughts seasoned with cultural musings.

Jul 1

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Episode 14: When you find someone who is willing to have the hard conversations AND walk alongside you, you bring them on the podcast at once! Chris and Jerry are joined by the truly insighftul Dr. Laura Anderson (www.drlauraanderson.com) for a dive into some deep, timely, and relevant issues.

May 18

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Episode 13: The incredbile Amanda Bates (theblackexpat.com) joins Chris and Jerry for a winding conversational journey through forced subjegation to choral interpretation, the complexity of racial issues, defense of the Olive Garden, and so much more. It’s an eye opening, mouthwatering episode!

May 5

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Episode 12: It’s been about a year of the quarantimes at this point, and it’s fair to say we’re all dealing with some stress. Chris & Jerry unpack what this prolonged stressful experience is doing to us individually and collectively, and share some (hopefully) helpful ways to manage our stress.

Apr 8

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Episode 11: Chris and Jerry get to delve into the unknown with the marvelously talented Sundae Schneider-Bean (www.sundaebean.com) to decide whether or not planning is overrated, and explore the losses (both good and bad) as well as the gains that come with moving into the expat lifestyle – all seasoned with an occasional Scottish brogue!

Mar 25

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Episode 10: Joining Chris and Jerry in the virtual studio is the one and only Michael Pollock! Co-author of the most recend edition of “Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds,” Executive Director of Interaction Internaitonal, and an all around amazing guy, Michael purveys wisdom and heart, and we’re fortunate to capture … Continue reading Ikea, diseases as a teaching aid, and amazing TCK insights from the expert: Michael Pollock!

Mar 10

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Episode 9: We all need to eat… which makes eating a phenominally borderless tradition that highlights both variety and commonality. Join Chris and Jerry as they discuss the best, the worst, and the culturally nuanced details of food.

Feb 10

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Episode 8: Chris and Jerry are joined by Christian Phillips (a rather clever man in the realm of linguistics) to discuss the ridiculously important role languages play in how we interpet and interact with the world around us… and learn why some words became “bad”.

Jan 27

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Episode 7: How does one go about defining “home”? Chris and Jerry delve into the surprisingly complex nature of a seemingly simple concept in an ever globalizing world.

Jan 13

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Episode 6: We all know 2020 has been quite the doozy of a year… but Chris and Jerry are determined to extract some of the good that came about amidst all of the chaos.

Dec 2020

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Episode 5: Happy Holidays! Chris and Jerry unpack ways to keep the holidays… happy!

Dec 2020

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Episode 4: We’re joined by the very insightful Megan Norton (web: adultthirdculturekid.com, podcast: “A Culture Story”, Instagram: adult_third_culture_kid) to discuss the cultural impact of sports, the challenges of repatriation, and dole out more useful fashion advice.

Dec 2020

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Episode 3: Chris & Jerry blaze their way through the sometimes murky, sometimes scary, sometimes exhausting, but often necessary waters of conflict resolution.

Nov 2020

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Episode 2: Chris & Jerry share explore the subtle (and not so subtle) power of accents and how they play into our perceptions of people, situations, and what we know – and don’t know – about the world around us.

Nov 2020

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Episode 1: Chris & Jerry share their backstories, how they met, and hopes for the future in the initial launch of their podcasting ship of dreams: it can only get better from here!

Oct 2020

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