Hello again, dear readers of BTSB! I'm incredibly proud to present the second episode of the Intercultural Happy Hour (With Jesper and Friends) podcast! Once again, we'll be delving into ideas about identities, interculturality, and anything else beginning with the letter "I"! OK, maybe that's not true... What is true, however, is that my guest for this second episode is none other than Esko Suoranta or, as I like to call him (from this point onward), Esko Extraordinaire! Despite not having spent much time actually living abroad, Esko has a lot of insightful things to say about identity and interculturality. I'm sure you'll agree with me after listening to our conversation. In addition, he brings with him a pop culture item that I must say was pretty unexpected and brings with it a story that kind of blew my mind. It's definitely worth listening to that segment! I do apologize for some of the slight technical difficulties with this podcast. Namely, Esko's voice is a bit quieter than mine which is unfortunate for the podcast (but great for my ego!). Not to worry though! It's still clearly audible and I promise I'll pay better attention to this in the future. You podcast, you learn!
Just a couple of housekeeping notes to add. First of all, I'd like to sincerely thank everyone that listened to the first episode of the podcast and I'd also like to thank those who took the time to give me feedback in one way or another. You all have my utmost gratitude for that! I did receive some feedback about the length and I do understand that having to be by your computer for an hour listening to this might be a bit difficult. As of this time, I don't want to actually shorten the length of the podcast. However, I do plan on looking into other ways of experiencing the podcast in the near future. Among other things, I'm dead set on getting this podcast onto iTunes so that people will be able to subscribe to it and get it directly onto their iPhones or iPods! I'll also make sure to look into other forms of subscription for those with Android phones or something else entirely. In any case, soon you'll be able to subscribe to and download the podcast making it that much easier to listen to it as you're on the move. Exciting times ahead!
Once again, thank you all so much for listening and thank you for making "podcaster" part of my identity.
Enjoy the show.
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