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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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 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:  • Thanks to a nuclear-powered sub deal between the US and Australia, we have the latest example of things slowly brewing into a low-level conflict between the US and China. Can we call it Cold War II yet? • The Wall Street Journal has a new series of articles on how Facebook either can't or won't control the bad effects it creates. Maybe it can't be controlled at all? • And we came this 🤏🏻 close to not talking about covid for once. But alas. How do you determine your personal – and the societal – level of acceptable risk? 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. 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
  2. Looking for positive covid news • Doom and gloom around Taiwan and East Asia • The endless search for good news
  3. And we're back! • Has anyone heard of this covid thing? • Afghanistan and accountability • Don't worry the robots will be nice
  4. Singapore no more! • Bill and Nikolaj reflect on their time in SG and Asia now that they have both left
  5. Covid catch-up – who's fault is it now? • The western democracies make up • Changes afoot