391. Discussing Language, Culture & Comedy with Alexander van Walsum

Here is a new episode featuring a conversation with a friend of mine who originally comes from the Netherlands but he has lived all over the world. You’re going to hear us talking about cultural differences, Dutch stereotypes, doing business in France, the UK and the USA, the different communication styles in those places, doing stand up comedy and getting Darth Vader’s signature. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it.

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Alex performing at Le Paname Art Cafe in Paris

You can see Alex performing at “WTF Paris? – Comedy Therapy for Expats” with Amber Minogue at the SoGymnase comedy club in Paris every Friday evening at 8pm. Details here www.weezevent.com/wtf-paris
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  • Wesley

    Hello Luke,
    I was reading the news on the BBC website and I came across this article on losses that people and companies took due to mispunctuation or misspellings (www.bbc.com/news/business-39300432) and it immediately reminded me of this episode. Well, it’s not exactly on the same topic you and Alexander were discussing – the potentially confusing concept that whereas in English a full stop is used to separate integers and decimals, in other European languages a comma is used instead –, but it’s fun all the same. I hope you have time to check it out.
    All the best,
    Wesley