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Four Seas One Family focuses exclusively on the overseas lifestyles of expats, immigrants and migrants. Listen to insights our host and guests bring that will assist in constructing a clear understanding of how being a global citizen can help people from different backgrounds learn more about themselves and others while at the same time appreciating that we all have a lot more in common than we think.
 
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Implosion of the Democratic World Part 2 民主世界毀滅 2 In this episode, I take a deep dive into how democratic nations are allowing themselves to blindly become subservient proxy elements of foreign governments that exploit their democratic liberties in their nation to create social and political disruption across the board that may easily lead to their…
 
@subversion @statesponsored @fakenews @4s1f This is a spotlight why democratic nations and their citizens must stay vigilant of how their rights and freedoms are being used against them by external forces that disrupt the core that holds their governments and national identities together. Please leave a comment if you have anything you would like t…
 
Social mayhem affecting black communities in the United States appears to have reached a breaking point. Many African Americans are searching for the rights and freedoms they felt they never received in the United States and began looking towards their ancestors' lands for corrections and solitude. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE! If you en…
 
#Blaxit #Blaxodus #AfricanAmerican #Saviorcomplex Part 1: Please give what I present some thought because I am sure my observations will upset a few of you. I would like to discuss if Blaxit is the only solution African Americans should embrace to solve their problems today in American and may later encounter in the future.…
 
China sought to use the name of its legendary philosopher to project the image of honesty and morality. However, let' take a look at how education has been used by the Chinese Communist Party as a dividing line to separate and control the thinking of freethinking societies. YouTube: https://youtu.be/msJlsJ7Ny7E FAIR USE NOTICE This video may contai…
 
It looks like the landlord pulled a fast one on us and now we, along with other companies and occupants on our floor, have to move and find new locations to engage with our customers and continue our businesses. Over these past few weeks we were put in situations where we had to think fast and prioritize the things we needed to do to keep our busin…
 
After the terrible event that took part in Christchurch, New Zealand, I have been getting messages from people from different parts of North America asking me questions about how safe it is to live in certain nations, particularly Taiwan. These messages are from people who are citizens in North America and who are thinking about moving abroad to pu…
 
While engaged in this interview, I found myself having to mute my “American pride” because I soon discovered how important it is to listen carefully to a guest’s interpretation of their host nation because they may bring out logical view points and fair reasoning in ways never thought of. From the UK and now living in Hong, Kong, China, Jamie Cawle…
 
It can be challenging connecting with people located in different parts of the world and in different time zones, but to me and the fine people I’ve been lucky enough and, frankly, honored to speak with it’s more important that we share stories others can relate to. Giving a personal view into the lives of others who are seeing the world from a dif…
 
This episode we welcome, Charu Pathni, an Indian expat living and working for a major car manufacturer in Germany. Charu is a very focused and energetic lady who has not only persevered, but also surpassed traditional roles held for women from her home nation. Even though she hasn’t lived in every part of the world, Charu calls herself a world citi…
 
In many ways, traveling anywhere alone can not only help a person build a clearer or more in-depth understanding of oneself, but also the world around them from a perspective that wouldn’t have been obtainable while in ones home nation. So traveling abroad with a life-long partner can offer the same elements, but on a level that has twice the impac…
 
This episode we welcome, Nicole Palazzo. Nicole is an American expat living in Europe who is also an active podcaster. Nicole points out that from her location abroad it can sometimes be strange or even stressful for her to miss things from her home nation that she normally wouldn’t pay much attention to while living in her home nation. Her comment…
 
There are many different reasons why people of all ages and personality types take the plunge to explore living abroad. Their explorations may take them to places that are not only far from their home nation and the people they love , but also lead them to unforgettable and priceless experiences that they will cherish until the day they have to lea…
 
Today we speak to a wonderful latina American binational who has extensive experience in media with particular expertise in creating content for the television market. Natalia Mejia, an American citizen born in México and a UCLA graduate, shares her story and unique perspective of not only what brought her to the United States , but also her person…
 
No one has a total grip on events in their life that will direct them to the goals they forecast and hope to later achieve. Sometimes, being at the right place at the right time can be a blind gift that points a person in directions he or she may have never dreamt of. This episode I am happy to sit down in the Taipei studio with someone who was ori…
 
While living outside of your home nation, regardless of the reason why, you may one day find yourself looking for ways to remain functional, creative and useful. Because of this fact, and to get the most out of your overseas experience, it becomes of the upmost importance to prioritize the elements that make up your overseas life. Choices have to b…
 
Before traveling or living overseas, many foreign nationals mindset carries a perception that their home nation encompasses all the best things and conveniences in life. Sometimes, however, this isn't the case. In some second and third world nations many foreign nationals quickly discover that their second or third world host nation, regardless of …
 
As an educator in Taiwan I get to interact with a lot of friends and students from different backgrounds. Many of them go abroad for business, to sightsee or continue their education. A few of them have even decided to permanently live abroad to start a new life chapter. They obtained, both positive and negative, real-time life experiences using th…
 
We are happy to sit down for a chat with a German expat world traveler who is at the time of this episode residing in the United States. Katharina Von Knobloch, who has vast experience in the corporate world as a marketing and business development manager, spends time with us from Chicago, Illinois to talk about her travels around the world both al…
 
Get ready to join us for a ride as we listen to the journey of an expat / immigrant from Melbourne, Australia who is now living in Vienna, Austria. Hear how Carly Hulls, upon being offered a dream job overseas, as well as taking a chance after “meeting an Austrian boy”, decided to pack up all her stuff in one backpack to embark on a new life chapte…
 
Feeling intrigued about life overseas can be a catalyst for some people when deciding to pick up everything in their familiar environment to move on for a life abroad. This fact, combined with the need to find something meaningful in life, can point someone in a direction that previously wouldn’t have been a topic of consideration. This episode I s…
 
This episode we welcome Jenna Davis, an incredible sustainable travel blogger and mom to be, on the show this episode. Originally from The Great White North, Toronto, Canada. Jenna has traveled to over 50 nations. She shares with us her overseas life story on an unseasonably hot summer’s day in Europe. Hear how Jenna adapted to unexpected occurrenc…
 
This episode we have someone who honestly looks at the world from not only a realistic, but also a spiritual point of view that in many ways exemplifies basic human characteristics and values. Peter Fogtdal, a humorous Danish author, writer and lecturer, shares with us his unique view of life while living as an immigrant and working in the United S…
 
No one can really ever predict with absolute accuracy the road life will take them. Desires, wishes and dreams may at first just seam to be passing thoughts with no reason to take action to see to completion. This episode we catch up with someone who had a simple desire to one day live abroad. Luckily, in this case, a decision that was made by our …
 
No matter where we are in life there will always be challenges and some of them will bring wonderful surprises along with disappointments. Expats, immigrants and migrants will face these facts regardless of where they are. The question at this point is what happens when an overseas experience isn’t going well? What occurs when a foreign national is…
 
There are many reasons why expats, immigrants and migrants choose to live a life abroad. Some have decided to look abroad to find a missing part of themselves or just to get away from situations that they felt were obstacles or factors limiting their physical, psychological, financial and, in some cases, spiritual or creative development. Many have…
 
Anyone who has lived overseas for an extended period of time has looked back at least once on their experience and wondered how they managed to overcome the cultural issues they faced while abroad. This may sound ridiculous but it never ceases to amaze how bits and peaces of cultural unawareness and bewilderment can later lead to an even deeper und…
 
There are many doors that we have to open and close to reach our life goals. Some doors are slammed in our faces and sometimes we have to slam the doors ourselves in order to preserve the little time we have. And because of this, it isn’t often that we come across people that have developed the ability to without hesitation unconditionally accept a…
 
Meg and Rob, along with their fur baby, Jack, had what many people would call a dream life. However, it wasn't bring the type of satifaction they desired, so in 2016, they decided it was time to pack it all up and leave the "rat race"of their home nation to search for a lighter and more fulfilling life abroad. They became more determined to get qua…
 
Foreign nationals explore and come from all over the world and they all bring their own personal unique branding to their overseas experience. Both foreign nationals and local citizens alike can benefit vastly by interacting with each other. By doing so, not only can stereotypes be debunked, but also deep understandings built. We are honored to hav…
 
It’s rare that we come across people who have explosive and bubbling personalities that makes us want to smile and keep smiling. We are happy,…, no ecstatic to have American expat Jacqueline Bruce as a guest. It’s hard to not be influenced by her positive energy. It’s easy to hear and feel this radiating from her voice and warm smile. Jacqueline is…
 
While overseas, a negative encounter may leave a bitter taste in the mouth of a traveler. Stories of being cheated or scammed by members of a local population can be heard from travelers of every nation. However, many of these observations, although unfortunate, are not only one-sided, but also unfair. Some travelers have reported that they had bee…
 
Welcome to a roller coaster of an episode. We have American travel writers Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman as our guests this episode. Joshua and Stephanie are travel writers with a new book coming out soon (May 2018) that centers on traveling in Taiwan. Joshua and Stephanie are a couple that always seem to have a limitless supply of unpr…
 
We are happy to have Mr. Mark Korondi as our guest this episode. He is one of the most energetic and mindful people to have been interviewed on this podcast. Mark has had his eye on his host nation for a while and was lucky to be offered a job to take him there! He explains why it is extremely important to invest time in learning about the local cu…
 
Learning a new language is often the deal breaker when deciding whether or not to go to, and more so, live in a different nation. Learning a new language may also be the ignitor that causes someone to focus on the nation where the language is commonly spoken. We sit down for a chat with UK expat and blogger, Henissi. Henissi shares her story of why…
 
It is impossible to know when or where your life will take a sudden turn. Sometimes the turns leads to a path that is not only unpredictable, but also impossible to prepare for. Our guest this episode shows that the key to finding and implementing successful adjustments is to maintain a positive attitude and the willingness to remain flexible. This…
 
The ways foreigners are described or classified have a direct link to how they are treated or accommodated in a host country. The terms used to describe foreigners have a direct impact on not only how fellow foreigners see themselves, but also how local populations interact with foreign nationals living amongst them. How should people who aren’t “n…
 
It's amazing how learning about an overseas location can excite a person's curiosity. Learning about the intricate components of a nation and its history can be the impetus for someone to want to place themselves within the environment they are learning about. In this episode we sit down for chat with McKenzie Dow. McKenzie is an American expat cur…
 
Here is a bonus episode recorded on October 1st 2017 for International Podcasts Day. I was the second remote speaker and I spoke about Podcasting in the Asian Region. I am honored to have been chosen to take part in this celebration of podcasting. Youtube: James Thomas: Podcasting in the Asian Region Youtube: International Podcast Day (Full Broadca…
 
Hello Four Seas One Family listeners. We are still here. It's been a busy few weeks and we just got back from the 2017 LA Podfest! It was great meeting other podcasters to share thoughts on the current state of podcasting. Podcasting has become a major force in getting and sharing information listeners need without barriers. We have a few things li…
 
Occasionally long-term expats get the urge to revisit places that were or remind them of their first overseas experience. This gives the expat a type of overseas homecoming which causes him or her to reflect on their overseas experience. Many expats who have had the opportunity to revisit their old "stomping grounds" reminisce about the times when …
 
It shouldn't be a surprise to find out that the education we were constantly taught during our childhoods about the world was filtered through trends, politics and, in some cases, the dominant religion of our home nation. As a result, many of us start off with a worldview that was designed to uphold the values of our home nation. In some nations, t…
 
What is the mindset that should be embraced when having to constantly relocate and adjust to life all over the world? Are there any positive pointers that can help make our overseas experiences more beneficial to not only ourselves, but also to those who we interact with during our journeys? Surely, there isn't only one solution to solve all the pr…
 
American expat, Jason Hunter, in Southern Taiwan joins us on the podcast. As a result of his observations working in his profession, Jason is able to explain how businesses are more interconnected than ever. He points out that modern-day businesses simply can't and maybe shouldn’t do everything on their own. The reason is that international coopera…
 
This is an excerpt of episode 64 of Four Seas One Family: As the host of this expat focused podcasts, I've been lucky to have had the opportunity to chat with fellow expats located in different parts of the world to share their experiences of how they overcame living in different cultures that are far different from the cultures they were born in. …
 
When living overseas as an expat you are sure to make cultural mistakes. However you have to take every mistake that you make as a learning experience to help you comprehend the culture you’re living in. To help ease and improve an expat overseas experience it is of the greatest importance to learn about the customs and habits of the host nation an…
 
Just a quick checkin to let everyone know that I am still here. Sometimes he can be quite difficult arranging interview times with expats located in different parts of the world. Over the next few episodes, because of time zone differences, I will focus on interviewing expats closer to my region. Once again thank you for listening to Four Seas One …
 
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