Rochelle Kopp is back to tell the boys why the political opinions of Japanese celebrities are culturally important, and to take a much-needed analytical look at the crackpot theories about Japan's low-Covid mortality rate, most of which *SPOILER ALERT* are true.
Plus, Ollie recommends a river cruise company that is using cutting edge technology to overcome financial setbacks during the pandemic, and Bobby passes on a lengthy "THANKS/SORRY/YOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR MONEY BACK" message.
Topics discussed on this episode range from:
- What's cooler than being cool? (Other than "Ice Cold.")
- All right all right all right all right all right all right all right all right
- Why it's hard to get the most out of Skype Lessons, until you've had Skype Lessons
- A Japanese River Cruise Provider who basically went for the "keep-it-all" crowdfunding option
- How staring into two iPhones can lead to important epiphanies
- How, in the case of telework, practice doesn't necessarily make perfect
- An undeniable doppelganger for Ollie Horn (see link below)
- Ollie's mum
- How bad things have to be before Japanese celebrities feel safe saying "Things are bad"
- How having a political opinion is USUALLY bad for business
- Armchair pundits vs experts w/numbers
- Broad generalizations about Japan (classic JBRC)
- What's behind Japan/Asia's relatively low covid-19 mortality rate
- Why, in the real world, you should have "numbers" to back up your "hypotheses"
- The pros and cons of research vs spitballing
- Exactly how much of intercultural consultation consists of "badgering"
- How a REAL AMERICAN enjoys their natto
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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.