"Dirty dirty Irish"
In this episode, the second episode of That Could Have Gone Better, Andrew talks to Jesper Sandberg, Sandra Olivera and Mackenzie Martin. Andrew is an Irishman living in The Netherlands; Jesper is Danish, but he lives in England; Sandra is Mexican but lives in Irelnad; and Mackenzie is an American living in France.
As well as sharing a few embarrassing stories, we talk about nationalism, living abroad, finding a new home and coming to terms with being away from family. The episode title, “Dirty dirty Irish” will make more sense after you’ve listened to the podcast.
In a world where everyone is trying to present the best possible version of themselves, professionally/privately, perhaps airing some of our less polished experiences will be somewhat cathartic and beneficial to all? Well, that’s my theory anyway. I once tried to make a wheel for a go-cart with cereal boxes, cello-tape and stones… so what do I know?!
TCHG Better is a Ludejo Studios production which takes a serious look at embarrassment in the world of international business, and throws a little light on the more humanising stories of the people who work in Localization.
Massive thank you to everyone who shared their stories:
Jesper Sandberg STP
Sandra Oliviera Nimdzi
Mackenzie Martin Fizz-Up
And of course to my co-host, Carol Hickson!