Global Exposure

Join American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groenweg – living in the US and Singapore – as they take you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through politics, economics, current events, and cultural movements of the day, all from a global perspective.

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Making Biden quotable • Compromised Catholics • Real causes of vaccine reluctance • Don‘t worry about the armed robot dogs Foreign Influence

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 international events. This time:  • We struggle to make Biden quotable, but you can't say we didn't try. • A report out of France details decades of abuse of children by the French Catholic church. • Starting to learn to live with covid and the real causes of covid vaccine reluctance. • Keep your eyes on Taiwan as a tripwire to US-China conflict. • And jeez, after such a depressing list, don't worry – we're arming robot dogs. We'll all be safe now! 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 hello@foreigninfluencepodcast.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. Remember, if you like what you hear, please help spread the word. 🙏 Bill & Nikolaj
  1. Making Biden quotable • Compromised Catholics • Real causes of vaccine reluctance • Don‘t worry about the armed robot dogs
  2. Can we call it a Cold War yet? • There‘s no way to do Facebook right • We came *this* close to not talking about covid
  3. Looking for positive covid news • Doom and gloom around Taiwan and East Asia • The endless search for good news
  4. And we're back! • Has anyone heard of this covid thing? • Afghanistan and accountability • Don't worry the robots will be nice
  5. Singapore no more! • Bill and Nikolaj reflect on their time in SG and Asia now that they have both left