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ShEvo vs. The First World | A Skeptical Look at Western Culture

151 EpisodesProduced by Sheila Dee & Evo Terra - Third World SurvivorsWebsite

A critical look at the first world, inspired by the reverse culture shock your hosts, Sheila Dee & Evo Terra, experience every day as American citizens returning to Western civilization after three and a half years living and working in developing nations. Expert guests from the fields of science, s… read more


Hapless In Hanoi & Crashing A Polish Wedding [Season 2, Episode 25]

Bangkok’s much lauded Dinosaur Planet theme park caught on fire today. And if that’s not strange enough, it was the ferris wheel that burst into flames. That’s right. Ferris, as in iron. Iron burns in this country. What the hell are we doing here?

On today’s show, we have two travel stories to share, one from Vietnam and one from Poland:

1. Hapless In Hanoi

Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod

Look, no one ever said Evo was a genius. Brilliant, sure. But genius? That’s stretching things. Especially since he can’t even manage to leave the country for a quick border hop without leaving almost everything he needed behind. Luckily he had his passport and credit card. The rest? Not so much.

2. Crashing A Polish Wedding

Music credit: Suave Standpipe by Kevin MacLeod

Getting into a serious car accident on the way to a wedding is everyone’s nightmare. Having it happen in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language is a special nightmare for world travelers. Somehow winding up back in time to pre-Solidarity Poland is a special hell only Gabor from Tapewrite has had to endure.

And that’s the show!

Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod of for the songs used in this episode.

Funding for this podcast and all the great content we produce is made possible by listeners just like you. Visit to pledge your support, and get a hand written postcard each month as we travel abroad.

Additional funding provided by TravelSmith. Inspiring people to go places they've never been, and keeping us looking smart and well-outfitted on our journey.

And if you want to travel the world… it’s cheaper than you think! Visit ShEvo.wtffor more details, and click on the Housesitting link to find out exactly how we afford to travel the world in style.

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