Chicago based stand-up comedian Saku Yanagawa talks performing comedy in a country on the verge of civil war, and why some Japanese people think Trump is good for them.
Ollie recommends a cruise that we only used because it was factory installed.
Bobby hits the rivers of Hokkaido and catches fall foliage fever. It's a low-grade one that lasts for longer than three days.
Topics discussed on this episode range from:
- An important tip about how you can avoid one of the major causes of seasonal depression, brought to you by Starbucks
- The tip is brought to you by Starbucks, not the depression
- Saku and Ollie's experiences working together at the Edinburgh Fringe
- How the student has become the teacher
- What it's like performing as a Japanese comedian in the US
- Saku's work with Dave Spector
- The interesting record Saku holds for being the FIRST to do something on a Japanese morning show
- Saku's brilliant self branding, which frankly, we all could learn from (or just straight up copy)
- Saku's personal experience with corona heckling, racism, and trump supporters
- How the Japanese news portrays Trump and Trumpism, and how that portrayal has evolved
- Wild speculation about WHY Japan news media has handled Trump the way that they have
- The issues that some Japanese people feel like Trump has their back on
Topics discussed on the extras range from:
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Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
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- We record remotely using Squadcast and the podcast is hosted on Transistor.
- Bobby uses the Samson Go Mic and Ollie uses the AT2005USB mic
What is Japan By River Cruise?
Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.