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5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

Episode Summary:

As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have an easier, more enjoyable expat journey.

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The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

Episode Summary:

What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what’s made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest. 

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What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | TIS Ep. 40

What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | TIS Ep. 40

Episode Summary:

“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the hope that some behavioral mirroring will show extroverts just how messed up, judgmental, unhelpful, and unnecessary these kinds of words can be.

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A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

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On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here.

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“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | TIS Ep. 39

“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | TIS Ep. 39

Episode Summary:

**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode.

The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episode 2 on Netflix, and then join Sharon and Lisa as they react to it. (For their reaction to the first episode of the series, listen to Episode 32!)

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Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | TIS Ep. 38

Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | TIS Ep. 38

Clap with us and for us as we mark this major milestone.

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We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show.

Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other podcasting platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2!

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