In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how one’s cultural identity impacts personal identity, and vice-versa. They talk about being an expat, where persona identity is affected by both the culture of your mother country and your host country. Katie discusses identity in context of being an art teacher, and how both artists and teachers are view by various group. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow Social Identity Theory https://www.simplypsychology.org/social-identity-theory.html Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk discuss how they pick topics for this podcast. They discuss things they shy away from and why, things they’re passionate about, and the demographics of their audience. You (yes, you) can leave comments suggesting future topics. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about The Venture Bros., Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the cultural context required to understand referential humor. They discuss generational differences in cultural context, and how it can hinder communication. Official MST3K YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mst3kofficial Official The Venture Bros Marathon Stream http://www.adultswim.com/streams/the-venture-bros Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about Easter. They discuss surprise eggs, mämmi, and having to work on holidays. Berin also discussed being burned out, and how hard it is for a workaholic to take a 4-day weekend.   Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about American ethnocentrism. They discuss why Americans (and some others) think that the definition of success means making it big in the United States. They also cover the notion that money and fame are considered the definition of success, not happiness, contentment, or job satisfaction. This is the first of TWO episodes this week! In the second episode, available only to Coffee-Level Patreon backers, we talk about Donald Trump, and what his presidency says about American culture, creativity and critical thinking. The Beastlies: https://www.instagram.com/leslielevingsart/ Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing[…]