22.33

26 EpisodesProduced by ECA Collaboratory

Q: What happens when people leave their regular routine and comfort zone and find themselves far from home, in foreign places and cultures unknown to them?A: Life. Changing. Stories.Each week, 22.33 delivers stories of people finding their way in new surroundings. With a combination of travel tales,… read more

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Who You Are, Not What You Do (with Carlin Daharsh)

April 19th, 2019

25:47

She was a perfectionist, successful and with her future mapped out. But traveling alone in Ecuador proved full of unexpected challenges—not least of …

Onstage with the Entire Globe (Bonus)

April 15th, 2019

17:54

Please enjoy our 6th bonus episode of the year: an interview with Dr. Bernadett Szél, a Hungarian economist, politician, and member of the National …

Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane (with Salma Oubkkou)

April 12th, 2019

24:32

Based in South Carolina to teach Arabic to American university students, Salma Oubkkou found herself in the path of a major hurricane—and completely …

Bollywood Without Subtitles (with Luke Tyson)

April 5th, 2019

21:10

Wise beyond his years, high school junior Luke Tyson took advantage of a year abroad in India not only to learn Hindi, but to dive deeply into …

Seasoned by an American (with Lenny Russo)

March 29th, 2019

36:33

The concept was simple, Award-winning American chef Lenny Russo would go to a small country he knew little about, meet farmers and food producers and …

The Food We Eat, Part 3 (Bonus)

March 25th, 2019

15:19

22.33’s monthly mash-up of unique, scary, strange, and sometimes delicious food stories from around the world.

Trash Truck Tunes & Hip Hop Grooves (with Lillygol Sedaghat)

March 22nd, 2019

35:57

A life-long love of milk tea, lead Lillygol to consider her environmental footprint, leading to a fellowship in Taiwan to study waste management, all …

Seeing It, Striving to Be It

March 15th, 2019

22:17

As more opportunities for women open up in Saudi Arabia, previously unattainable pursuits become not only possible but essential.  This week: Three groundbreaking Saudi women soccer coaches and players, whose love for …

Getting the Picture (Bonus)

March 11th, 2019

11:23

Ever wonder how an iconic image comes to be?  In this bonus episode, American cowboy, writer, photographer Ryan Bell talks about the challenge of …

Born Again Cowboy on the Steppe (with Ryan T. Bell)

March 8th, 2019

46:47

American cowboy Ryan Bell never imagined that he would find himself riding on the steppe, teaching Russians the art of cattle-wrangling, but once he …

Crusader in a Conflict Zone (with Fatima Askira)

March 1st, 2019

33:06

Tired of watching women and girls targeted, kidnapped, and killed in a region of Nigeria controlled by Boko Haram terrorists, Fatima Askira has …

The Food We Eat, Part 2 (Bonus)

February 25th, 2019

16:05

22.33’s second mash-up of unique, scary, strange, and sometimes delicious food stories from around the world.

Following in My Father’s Footsteps (with Alaa Mahmooud)

February 22nd, 2019

17:06

When Alaa Mahmooud was 8 years old he saw a picture of his father in front of the U.S. Capital building. He didn’t know what it was at the time, but …

Pop Stars and Marriage Proposals (with Amanda Trabulsi)

February 15th, 2019

20:39

Though she grew up in New York City, Amanda Trabulsi never actually felt like she fit in until she landed in Kyrgyzstan, a faraway place that she …

Learning to Say Love in Bengali (Bonus)

February 13th, 2019

13:49

A Valentine's Day bonus: When Collin Walsh went to Bangladesh to learn the Bengali language, he had several goals in mind, including securing his …

It Starts When It Ends (with Seth Glier)

February 8th, 2019

38:24

Musician Seth Glier traveled to Mongolia, China & Ukraine, connecting with foreign artists and audiences, learning to appreciate new cultural …

Call Me Teacher (with Will Langford)

February 1st, 2019

26:39

Will Langford knew that Kenya would be very different than Detroit, but as an African American he never expected to be called a “white man” simply …

The Food We Eat (Bonus)

January 30th, 2019

14:39

22.33’s first monthly mash-up of unique, scary, strange, and sometimes delicious food stories from around the world.

Hope in You, Hope in Me (with Eaint Thiri Thu)

January 28th, 2019

37:03

Eaint Thiri Thu never set out to be a human rights activist.  She did not like what was happening to minority populations in her country, but it was …

Practice, Practice, Practice (with Grace Benton)

January 28th, 2019

25:06

Because she was required to do a project during her exchange program in Jordan, Grace Benton volunteered to teach English to Sudanese refugees.  What …

The ABC Song in St. Petersburg (with Eric Swinn)

January 28th, 2019

13:43

Eric Swinn found himself in St. Petersburg, Russia, tasked with teaching English to marginalized students who sometimes didn’t even speak Russian. …

Dignity for the Disabled (with Xatyswa Maqashalala)

January 25th, 2019

15:12

Xatyswa Maqashalala tells her life story, how a tragic misdiagnosis in her youth, combined with poor health care, led to her permanent disability—and …

Captain Courageous (with Husham Al-Thahabi)

January 25th, 2019

20:39

Husham Al-Thahabi never set out to be a hero. As he saw more and more orphans and homeless people in his community, he took it upon himself to create …

Don’t Stop, Keep Moving (with Joanna Lohman)

January 25th, 2019

16:11

American professional soccer player Joanne Lohman recounts a trip to sub-Saharan Africa as a sports envoy only to learn that her team didn’t own shoes, despite the fact that turf was burning hot.  With stories about …

Sneak preview of the first four episodes of 22.33.

November 30th, 2018

3:56

Four life-changing stories from around the world about challenges, commitment, isolation, vulnerability, perseverance, and triumphs.

Presenting 22.33, a new podcast coming January 2019.

November 5th, 2018

3:16

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver …

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