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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

159 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Voices of Exchange-Episode 1: More Alike Than Different

March 31st, 2021


Voices of Exchange delivers unforgettable first-person stories from people transformed by international exchange.

For our first ever episode of Voices …

Series Finale

March 12th, 2021


Welcome to the final episode of 22.33. In this special goodbye episode, we shifted our focus to interview Christopher Wurst, 22.33 mastermind and …

Finding Resilience and Coconuts - Mary Nagel

December 18th, 2020


Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil

Dreams of America, Hopes for Yemen - Ahmed Alfotihi

December 4th, 2020


English Access Microscholarship Program & MEPI from Yemen

The Food We Eat, Part 15

November 27th, 2020


Our bonus collection of food anecdotes from all over the globe. This month's featured story is from our English Language Programs colleague Joe …

A Requiem for Nursultan - Peter Oster

October 16th, 2020


Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Kazakhstan

Trekking in India - Kiley Adams

September 18th, 2020


Imagine, you've left your comfort zone. You moved to a foreign country that's 12 time zones away, most people speak a different language, and the …

American Sister, American Sister - Abena Amoakuh

September 11th, 2020


This week a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program participant from Atlanta, GA describes her experience while living in China and studying …

Don't Worry Mom, It's Just the Arab Spring - Kristen Erthum

September 4th, 2020


In this week's episode, we interview a Fulbrighter who went to Egypt for the English Teaching Assistant program. This program places American …

The Tricked Out Rickshaw - Patty Esch

August 28th, 2020


This week, hear about the sweetest rickshaw ride in Mumbai, the funniest man in India, and what it's liked to be dragged onto a Bollywood dance …

Everyone Can be Good at Math - Allie Surina

August 21st, 2020


In this week's episode, a Fulbrighter from Western Kentucky University travels all the way to Shiyan, China to study math teacher education and …

A Study in Courage - Claire Ouedraogo

August 14th, 2020


Claire Ouedraogo is the winner of the International Women of Courage Award and the President of the Songmanegre Association for Women’s Development (Association féminine songmanegre pour le développement), an …

Une Histoire de Courage - Claire Ouedraogo

August 14th, 2020


Note: This is the original French-language recording. The English translation is also available in the next episode (S02E46).

Claire Ouedraogo is the winner of the International Women of Courage Award and the President …

By the Grace of School Children - Lauren Garza

August 7th, 2020


Moving from the United States to South Korea means leaving what you know and surrounding yourself with things that are unknown and mysterious. In this week's episode, we hear from Lauren Garza about how her …

Big Foot Meets Mary Poppins - Graeme Gross

July 31st, 2020


This week, Bigfoot meets Mary Poppins, disco meets polka, and what happens when you turn the handle the wrong way? Join us on our journey from …

Showing Your Metal - John Register

July 24th, 2020


Lives Without Limits!

John Register, a Sports Diplomacy program partner, and two-time Paralympic athlete from the United States tells us what living without limits means to him. #WithoutLimits

And in recognition of …

24 Hours in an Irish Bog (For Peat's Sake) - Emily Toner

July 17th, 2020


Oh, for peat's sake! Join us this week on a journey deep into the heart of Ireland's magical bogs, places of lore, and as we learn from Fulbright …

Life Between Worlds - Michael Littig

July 10th, 2020


Stories that have to be heard to be believed.  Living and studying with shaman in Mongolia.  This week, entrepreneur, investor, theater artist, and …

Random Identity - Christiana Botic

July 3rd, 2020


On a fellowship in the Balkans to research the concept of identity, Christiana Botic discovers her family background is much more complicated than she thought, leading to a journey over many borders and an inescapable …

Rice + Bunny = Me Too! - Sophia Huang

June 26th, 2020


Meet the remarkable 'Sophia' Huang, the fearless driver of the #MeToo movement in China.  However, due to the censorship of that specific phrase, the cause Sophia champions instead features two emojis: Rice ("mi") and …

An Accidental Activist - Susanna Liew Koh

June 19th, 2020


This is the incredible story of Susanna Liew Koh, a 2020 recipient of the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award. Following the …

Finding Perspective on Robben Island - David Rader

June 12th, 2020


As a Gilman Scholar, David Rader thought that going from the United States to South Africa would be a radical change, but it turned out to be nothing …

Technology as a Force for Good - Will Tyner

June 5th, 2020


This week, Will Tyner, a coder from Silicon Valley, travels to Romania on his Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, to see …

Now There's a Word for It - Meaza Ashenhafi

May 29th, 2020


A very special episode, featuring the story of Meaza Ashenhafi, Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. Her story is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere.

With over 225,000 International Visitor …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 9

May 22nd, 2020


This week is all about gratitude--for the essential workers keeping us safe and for those we are closest to.  From 91-year-old "Granny" in an …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 8

May 15th, 2020


This episode is all about the power of music--to connect people, to break down barriers, to inspire, and to evoke powerful emotions.  This week: …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 7

May 8th, 2020


This week it's all about human connection--valuing it, missing it, and finding creative ways to get it.  Stories about discovering a newfound …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 6

May 1st, 2020


This week: Getting to know a musician playing backyard quarantine concerts in his Washington, DC neighborhood.  An exclusive new song from Seth Glier.  A massive recommended reading list from all around the globe.  And …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 5

April 24th, 2020


Somehow it’s already our fifth installment of Connecting Through Isolation.  How did that happen?  This week: Inspirational and dramatic poems, …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 4

April 17th, 2020


With a bit of stir-craziness setting in, this week's stories remind us of the power of art to connect us and transport us, and the surprising power …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 3

April 10th, 2020


Our third edition of a global conversation that shows how we are all in this together, so we're never alone. Stories this week about balancing the …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 2

April 3rd, 2020


The second edition of our new global conversation. We’re all alone, but we’re all alone together. As we navigate our collective new reality, stories …

Connecting Through Isolation, Part 1

March 27th, 2020


The first of 22.33's special new series "Connecting Through Isolation," featuring self-recorded clips from 22.33 alumni from around the world who, …

The Coronavirus Episode - Sabrine Chengane

March 23rd, 2020


This week's special bonus episode follows Sabrine Chengane, a Fulbright Scholar from Algeria, who, in the course of an exchange to the University of …

Silence is No Longer an Option - Nighat Dad

March 20th, 2020


Nighat Dad's trip from Pakistan to the United States was also your first time on an airplane. This led to some, well, awkward situations.  But ss a lawyer and digital rights activist, she paved the way for thousands of …

Read and Understand the Word Love - Benjamin Simington

March 16th, 2020


What happens when you leave your comfort zone to move to another country and are forced to interact with a different culture, a new language, and …

Growing Beyond Exponential - Lebang Nong

March 13th, 2020


"Going to school in Soweto township meant that you had a lot of challenges. However, no challenge was greater than the day your math teacher stopped …

Shining Light Against the Dark - Chantal Suissa-Runne

March 6th, 2020


This week our guest is Chantal Suissa-Runne, editor of Nieuwwij, the largest multimedia platform on diversity and interfaith matters in the …

Saying Adios to the Tamale Guy - Susie Meyer

March 2nd, 2020


In this week's episode, we bring you an interview with Susie Meyer, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) from Philadelphia who shares her …

Women Heroes of Peace and Security, Part 2 (Recorded Live)

February 28th, 2020


This week, 22.33 brings you a special two-part collaboration with ECA's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Listen to a live recording …

The Food We Eat, Part 14

February 24th, 2020


Another tasty selection of crazy food stories from ECA alumni while on their international exchange programs. Enjoy!

The Arc of the Moral Universe - Savon Jackson

February 21st, 2020


This week's episode features Savon Jackson who grew up in the borough of Queens in New York City. Savon traveled to New Delhi and Kolkata, India as …

Falling in with the Gauchos - Lindsey Liles

February 17th, 2020


In this week's episode, we interview a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant from Little Rock, Arkansas who traveled to Brazil and soon found herself …

You're My Reason (Valentine's Day Special)

February 14th, 2020


Today we bring you a very special episode in celebration of Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

The First 100 Episodes - A Bonus Supercut

February 10th, 2020


Today we celebrate our 100th episode of life-changing international exchange stories!

The Prosecutors - Leslie Thomas

February 7th, 2020


The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences …

Disinformation Across Borders - Nina Jankowicz

February 3rd, 2020


On this week's episode, we interview a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow working in Ukraine

A Cup of Kindness Can Lift Your Spirits Up - Humming House

January 31st, 2020


The American Music Abroad band tours in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

The Food We Eat, Part 13

January 27th, 2020


Another installment of crazy food stories features stories from around the world.

Life in an Open Fridge - Hodabalou Anate

January 24th, 2020


In this week's episode, we interview a Fulbright Scholar from Togo who is at the University of Michigan, Flint conducting research on deconstructing …

Homemade Wine & Hockey Pads - Annie Erling Gofus

January 20th, 2020


Life in Slovakia as a Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistant was often similar to what she was used to in the United States... but always just …

I Was the Foreigner - Gretchen Sanders & Cash on Delivery - Bob Kochersberger

January 17th, 2020


The main story follows Gretchen Sanders from small-town Georgia to India and traces how her new life in a completely foreign culture helped her see …

Finding Help Far From Home - Shahbaz Ahmad

January 13th, 2020


All your life was spent moving further and further from home, from a village to a bigger village, to a city, and finally abroad, in your quest for a better education. But, now, living half a world away in Michigan, you …

22.33 Live - FLTA Party in the USA

January 10th, 2020


Recorded live at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Conference in Washington D.C.

American Music Abroad - Freedom's Boombox

January 3rd, 2020


As a vocal trio, working without instruments and often singing in a language foreign to your audience, you're worried about how deeply you could …

New Year's Wishes from ECA

January 1st, 2020


Happy New Year! -From everyone at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

The Food We Eat, Part 12 (Bonus)

December 31st, 2019


Our 12th bonus episode of crazy food stories from around the world.  It's been an amazing first season of 22.33 and we thank all our fans and loyal subscribers for supporting us!  Happy New Year and see you in 2020.

Crying Out for Kindness (with the Tony Memmel Band)

December 27th, 2019


Tony Memmel has never let anyone impose limits on his dreams and he followed his passion to become a successful guitarist, despite the fact that he …

The Same Earth Everywhere (with Munif Khan)

December 20th, 2019


When Munif Khan touched the soil in rural Iowa, it didn't seem much different than the soil in his hometown of Bangladesh. Yet, the fact that there were nearly 157 million fewer people on the same size piece of land …

Beautiful Sounds in the Sky (with Edward Nassor)

December 16th, 2019


What started as a curiosity about a unique sounding instrument ultimately led Edward Nassor to the top of the United State's capital city, Washington …

And Justice For All (with Amy Avellano)

December 13th, 2019


Every step of Amy Avello's journey, from student activist to family court judge in the Philippines, she has had to confront and overcome stereotypes and obstacles. It wasn't easy but she did so gladly and with …

Keeping the Lights On (Bonus)

December 9th, 2019


A hospitalization abroad leads to an insight that changes the course of a participant's life and work--and all this while living overseas with a disability.

Dos Pies En La Tierra (con Kathy Pico)

December 6th, 2019


Muchas personas sueñan con terminar un maratón, pero pocas lo hacen. Increíblemente, Kathy Pico decidió competir en maratones el día en que le amputaron la pierna. (Este es un episodio especial de 22.33 en que les …

Two Feet on the Ground (with Kathy Pico)

December 6th, 2019


Many people dream of finishing a marathon, but few actually do it. Incredibly, Kathy Pico's decision to start racing began on the day that her leg was amputated. On this special episode of 22.33, we are also releasing …

Getting the Picture, Part 2 (Revenge of the Dung Beetles)

December 2nd, 2019


Ever wonder how an iconic image comes to be? In this bonus episode, Jen Guyton explains how she got her favorite picture, taken in Mozambique during …

Living on the Set of the Lion King (with Jen Guyton)

November 29th, 2019


Jen, a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, is a photographer and ecologist with a passion for wildlife conservation and …

The Food We Eat, Part 11 (Thanksgiving)

November 28th, 2019


A special Thanksgiving Day installment of crazy food stories features stories from Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, Morocco, and the Philippines.

Tea in Taxis with Tajiks (with Chane Corp)

November 25th, 2019


From learning to teach on the fly, to learning absolute obedience to Tajik grandmothers, to learning to adapt to ten-hour taxi rides, Chane Corp kept …

It's a Great Day to be Alive (with Ahmad Shaju Jamal)

November 22nd, 2019


Ahmad talks about his family and life in Afghanistan, and cultural experiences he noticed as an exchange student in Kentucky.

Berlin Ghosts (Bonus)

November 18th, 2019


Life as a student in Cold War Berlin

Julia Roberts and German Culture (with Julia Follick)

November 15th, 2019


From Oakland, California to Rostock, Germany, Julia Follick remembers her pleasant and also intense conversations with her German students. She also …

Paying it Forward (with Aleksandra Gren)

November 8th, 2019


Aleksandra Gren teaches us the importance of mentorship. Chosen among women from women around the world for the elite Fortune Women's Program, she …

Scenes From the Umbrella Revolution (Bonus)

November 4th, 2019


As a Critical Languages Scholar in Hong Kong, your lessons included not only how to speak Chinese, but how the society worked from the ground up and …

The Needs of the Living (with Katie Thornton)

November 1st, 2019


Katie Thornton’s quest to look at cemeteries and death rituals has given her a greater appreciation of the kindness and needs of the living.  A special All Saints Day episode to listen to in your favorite cemetery.

The Food We Eat, Part 10 (Bonus)

October 28th, 2019


In this installment of food stories, we bring you tales from the United States, India, Portugal, El Salvador, China, and Egypt.

Prison Prayers (with Yasin Dwyer)

October 24th, 2019


Yasin Dwyer visited the United States as part of a group of international leaders learning about American programs that work to support the developmental aspirations of youth. He talks about his time with IVLP, meeting …

The Art of Life (Bonus)

October 21st, 2019


From a high school exchange student into a museum expert creating her own high-level exchange, Jane Milosch recounts the path that led to her love of …

Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (with Andrew Hevia)

October 18th, 2019


Recorded at SXSW the day of his film’s premiere, Oscar-winning film producer and director Andrew Hevia recounts his Fulbright grant in Hong Kong—and …

Bringing Smiles, One Raindrop at a Time (with Biplab Paul)

October 11th, 2019


Coming from an arid part of India, Biplab Paul vividly understood the importance of water.  His simple idea about collecting and preserving …

Full Circle at the L.A. Film Festival (Bonus)

October 7th, 2019


A Lebanese student at Loyola Marymont University, Lucien Bourjeily used the experiences that he learned in Los Angeles to create a film that tackles …

[World Space Week Special] Spaceship Earth: The Ultimate Exchange (with Cady Coleman)

October 4th, 2019


A veteran of three space missions, including a six-month stay on the International Space Station, astronaut Cady Coleman talks about life in space, …

The Food We Eat, Part 9 (Bonus)

September 30th, 2019


Our ninth installment of crazy food stories features stories from the United States, Syria, the Dominican Republic, Lithuania, India, Colombia, and …

Gems of Wisdom (with Wordsmith)

September 27th, 2019


One of hip hop’s great forces for good, Baltimore native Wordsmith has traveled around the world showing that music inspires in every culture and …

Something Good to Think About (with Elsa Nicolovius)

September 20th, 2019


What started as an effort to teach students in her new country (the United States) about life and culture in her old country (Germany) in the 1970’s …

An Ode to Rick Ruth (Bonus)

September 16th, 2019


A bonus episode glimpse into the career of Rick Ruth, Senior Advisor to ECA for many years, and longtime public diplomacy visionary within the U.S. Department of State.

Life Hacks and Ultimate Frisbee (with Kayla Huemer)

September 13th, 2019


When Kayla Huemer traveled to India as a biomedical researcher, she worried about finding a community in the land of contrasts. However, it didn't …

Lots of Big Talk (Bonus)

September 9th, 2019


On this bonus episode of 22.33, we ask Kalina Silverman, founder of Big Talk, to answer questions from her very own Big Talk card game, designed to help facilitate in-depth conversations with friends, family, coworkers, …

No More Small Talk (with Kalina Silverman)

September 6th, 2019


When Kalina Silverman went to study  journalism at Northwestern University, she was meeting new people each day, yet still felt a sense of loneliness …

Learning by Unlearning (with Bilal Khan)

August 30th, 2019


How do you mix heartbreaking and hilarious? Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program participant Bilal Khan, from Karachi, Pakistan, tells about his life before, during, and after YES, and the inescapable conclusion is …

The Food We Eat, Part 8 (Bonus)

August 26th, 2019


On this bonus episode we bring you even more hilarious food stories from around the world.

Medicine & Poetry (with Irene Mathieu)

August 23rd, 2019


This week, understanding systems to help individual people; learning to expand your limits of trust; and using words to understand emotions. Join us on a journey from Virginia to the Dominican Republic, and …

Beware of Taxis with Disco Balls (Bonus)

August 19th, 2019


What happens when you leave your comfort zone, travel to another country, interact with a different culture, a new language, and unique ways of life? …

Learning From One's Mistakes (with Nejra Rizvanovic)

August 16th, 2019


As a child, when you thought of America, you thought of the Texas plains and cowboys but, as a teenager, when you first traveled to America, your destination was Alaska. Instead of life in the Wild West, you found …

Start from the Outside (with Steve Coleman)

August 9th, 2019


The thriving, multicultural neighborhood that you so love wasn't always that way. When you first arrived, it was a place of fear and violence, and …

50th Episode Special: The Songs of 22.33 (Bonus)

August 5th, 2019


A medley of “Little Nook” concerts and original music heard exclusively over the course of 22.33’s first 49 episodes. Featuring Seth Glier, Carla Canales, Francis Tongpalad, Est Est Est, Begish, Derik Nelson & …

The Bottlebots are Coming! (with Melissa Stange)

August 2nd, 2019


What started as a great experiment—a virtual exchange between schools in rural Virginia and Amman, Jordan—ended in a heartwarming face-to-face …

The Food We Eat, Part 7 (Bonus)

July 29th, 2019


Stories this month with flavors from Malaysia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia and other Balkan countries, India, and the United States.

Who Says You Can't Be A Boy Band? (with Cheyenne Boyce)

July 26th, 2019


Over the course of programs in Malaysia and Indonesia, Cheyenne finds out how a city girl copes in the jungle, finds herself unexpectedly managing several boy bands, and discovers the grandparents she didn't know she …

The Ambassador's First Job (with Daniel Mulhall)

July 19th, 2019


As Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall lives and breathes an international lifestyle within an elite group.  But it wasn’t …

Doing What Needs to be Done (Bonus)

July 15th, 2019


This is a study in contrasts:  A high school student from tropical Ghana sent to the freezing plains of southern Minnesota, the adjustment from a …

Picturing Coffee Farmers and Refugees (with Tim McDonnell)

July 12th, 2019


How better to document local environmental changes than by handing out cameras to local coffee farmers in Uganda?  Photographer Tim McDonnell ended …

The Barefoot Route of Rūta (with Rūta Beinoriūtė)

July 5th, 2019


Lithuanian Rūta Beinoriūtė threw herself into her expat experience in the United States, both professionally and socially, leaving a positive mark on those whose paths she crossed.  A dream come true, you say?  For …

The Romanian Stairmaster (Bonus)

July 1st, 2019


When Stephen Guice took a teaching assignment and moved his large young family to communist Romania he was sure that it would be difficult—especially …

On a Quest for Duende (with Carla Canales)

June 28th, 2019


This classically-trained opera soprano is used to performing on the world’s largest stages. But as she travels the world sharing her music as an Arts …

The Food We Eat, Part 6 (Bonus)

June 24th, 2019


Listen to these entertaining food stories from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, India, South Africa, and the United States.

Knitting as Coding (with Lindiwe Matlali)

June 21st, 2019


As an orphan raised by her grandfather in rural South Africa, but pushed by her brilliant older brother, Lindiwe Matlali beat the odds and went to …

Father-Daughter Exchange (Bonus)

June 16th, 2019


A special bonus episode for Father’s Day.  15-year-old Meenu Bhooshanan describes her life-changing experience, learning Arabic in Jordan, halfway …

Between Us, Bread and Salt (with Tony Tahhan)

June 14th, 2019


Meeting across a table to share a meal brings people together like nothing else.  In this episode, an American traces his family’s history on a historical food tour through Syria, and in the process discovers a lot …

If They Could See Me Now (Bonus)

June 10th, 2019


We asked high school exchange students from around the world only one question: “Tell us about a time when you said to yourself, ‘I wish my friends …

Blind Stories (with Marcos Lima)

June 7th, 2019


A blind soccer player and snow skier talks about living life without limits.

You Can Always Count on Music (with Harpeth Rising)

May 31st, 2019


Coming from different musical traditions, playing instruments unknown to each other, this American music trio and audiences in Cambodia and Singapore came together over the love of the sounds created by strings.  And …

The Food We Eat, Part 5 (Bonus)

May 27th, 2019


Our monthly food episode will have you laughing and drooling.

What Would Princess Diana Do? (with Janet Steele)

May 24th, 2019


Sometimes opportunities present themselves in mysterious ways.  When many expats evacuated during a time of political turmoil in Indonesia, this …

View From the Treetops (with Kevin McLean)

May 17th, 2019


Looking up from the foot of a rainforest is overwhelming.  Imagine what the world looks like from way up there.  Our storyteller today doesn’t have to.  He spends his time in the rainforest canopy, researching and …

Bring Your Own Guinea Pig (Bonus)

May 13th, 2019


Too cute to eat? Plus, the relationships created and the ethical issues that arise during an excavation at an ancient historical site in Peru.

Strength Through Vulnerability (with Robin Hauser)

May 10th, 2019


This U.S. filmmaker wasn't sure how her topical documentaries--one about unconscious bias, another about the gender gap in the tech industry--would …

Observing Ramadan (Bonus)

May 5th, 2019


What’s it like for Americans living abroad during Ramadan, or international exchange participants in the U.S. during Ramadan? Listen to ECA exchange alumni share their experiences in this bonus episode.

The Answer is Yes (with Ali Makahleh)

May 3rd, 2019


From the deserts of Jordan to the pine forests of Washington State, everything in America should have seemed radically different to this one high …

The Food We Eat, Part 4 (Bonus)

April 29th, 2019


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

Three Deep Breaths (with Derik Nelson & Family)

April 26th, 2019


The talented sibling trio recount their amazement at hearing their own musical compositions performed for them halfway across the world, while on an ambitious tour that constantly underscored how music can bring people …

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

April 19th, 2019


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 16th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 14th, 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 26th, 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 26th, 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 26th, 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.

December 1st, 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 6th, 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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