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

February 22nd, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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