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.

Listen on your favorite podcasting app, or give it a try below.

Find us on social media or message us at hello(at)foreigninfluencepodcast.com.

Thanks for listening!

On the way to vaccination • Pay attention to the South China Sea • Academic papers made easy Foreign Influence

It's the Foreign Influence Podcast. In fact, it is the 50th episode of the Foreign Influence Podcast! As always, join American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg as they take you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international events. This time: • Bill has had his first dose of vaccination, and he feels fine. But the battle ain't over people. Hold it together. • If ongoing pandemic isn't enough to get your blood going, how about war in Asia? It doesn't get a lot of coverage in the west, but China and the US continue to escalate tensions in the South China Sea. Not good. Repeat, not good. But hey, we can still laugh, can't we? • Nikolaj has started processing academic papers for the small-brained, like Bill. Find the explanations on LinkedIn and YouTube. This time – how to tackle bias by building better algorithms. 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. On the way to vaccination • Pay attention to the South China Sea • Academic papers made easy
  2. The US and China get pissy with one another • Anti-Asian attacks in the US • When stairs strike back
  3. America is back • Yay? • Principle or propaganda • China Time
  4. De-platforming • Maybe insurrection is the limit? • US vs Europe free speech • Whence truth?
  5. Insurrection • Awesome "beacon of democracy" • Enlightenment values on the line • Accountability