Society & Culture
Relief with a Biden/Harris victory • Will underlying problems get addressed? • The joys of a botched presser
It's the Foreign Influence Podcast, with American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg, taking you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international events! Another episode with a focus on the US, because, you know:
• The presidential race has been called for Biden/Harris, and we're breathing a sigh of relief. But it still feels tenuous until Trump concedes.
• The sheer joy that was the “press conference” at the “Four Seasons” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
• We’re concerned that the underlying problems will not be addressed, especially issues of inequality and especially by the Democrats. And Andrew Yang backs us up.
• Given the closeness of the race - and in the interests of domestic peace - Americans need to try to understand one another. But man, some Trump supporters make it hard, especially the conspiracy theorists.
• And just in case it bears repeating, the good news is the Biden/Harris win.
Thanks for listening!
Make sure to sign up for our newsletter - the Foreign Influence Dispatch - for links from today's show and more info and commentary from us.
Reach out to us at email@example.com or through social media. You'll find us individually on Twitter, but also check out our FI Facebook page, where we can continue the conversation.
Please remember that, if you like what you hear or read, sharing is caring. 🙏
Stay safe, and be nice to one another!
Bill & Nikolaj
Looking for positive covid news • Doom and gloom around Taiwan and East Asia • The endless search for good news
And we're back! • Has anyone heard of this covid thing? • Afghanistan and accountability • Don't worry the robots will be nice
Singapore no more! • Bill and Nikolaj reflect on their time in SG and Asia now that they have both left
Covid catch-up - who's fault is it now? • The western democracies make up • Changes afoot
Covid optimism • Hong Kong crackdown continues • Facebook "censorship" • Universalism is the answer to racism • Israel/Palestine • UFOs are real! But are aliens?
Happy Mother's Day! • Chinese spaceship apocalypse • Covid • Gas attack! • Channel (fish) wars • Cheerio Scotland?
India covid crisis, but the vaccines are holding up • US policing - a good Floyd verdict, but the robot dogs are coming • Too much good news
On the way to vaccination • Pay attention to the South China Sea • Academic papers made easy
The US and China get pissy with one another • Anti-Asian attacks in the US • When stairs strike back
America is back • Yay? • Principle or propaganda • China Time
De-platforming • Maybe insurrection is the limit? • US vs Europe free speech • Whence truth?
Insurrection • Awesome "beacon of democracy" • Enlightenment values on the line • Accountability
Happy New Year! • 2020 reflections, 2021 predictions • And about as much happiness as we can muster
The US makes being a Third World country cool again • Nikolaj has just had it • Bring on the vaccines, baby!
We pioneer re-truthing • War on Christmas won • Wounding democracy is highly profitable • Covid is exhausting
The Eastern Hemisphere moves on while the West is a basket case • Democratic institutions undermined
Count all the votes! • No repudiation of Trump • Macron sticks up for western values
Long voting lines • Do we like politicians to lie to us? • New missiles = big trouble
Paris Is Under Attack - Again • Covid Lockdowns in Europe • Asia's Got It Together
Copyright © 2006-2021 Podbean.com