Resource :: Absolutely Intercultural Podcasts

by :: Cate

Here’s a valuable resource in podcast form: Absolutely Intercultural. These podcasts explore intercultural aspects of human intercultural communication. The show’s hosts, Anne Fox and Dr. Laurent Borgmann, are from Denmark and Germany, respectively. anne-laurence

They post a new podcast every second Friday. Anne and Laurent’s goal with these podcasts isn’t so much to disseminate information, but rather to start an intercultural dialogue between them, the hosts, the contributors, and the listeners.

Here’s a bit about the current show:

Today our focus will be on a re-entry shock or reverse culture shock. When people stay abroad for a long period of time they often experience a kind of shock or depression after they come back to their home countries. For our first category “absolutely integrated”, I had Kyle Hickman in the studio. You may remember him from shows 87 and 91. This time he told me how difficult it can be to adjust to the German culture even if your whole family has a German background. Read more

They have archived podcasts going all the way back to 2006, so there’s plenty to choose from. You can listen to the podcasts straight from their blog or download them to an mp3 player. Enjoy!

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About the Author: Cate Brubaker

Dr. Cate Brubaker is a re-entry/repatriation coach, consultant, and author of the Re-Entry Roadmap creative workbook and the Study Abroad Re-entry Toolkit. Cate has lived in Germany, worked and traveled in 36 countries on four continents, and has helped all kinds of globetrotters successfully navigate global transitions for over 20 years.

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