LPLE #54: What is a "housewarming party?" and the sensitive cultural matter of announcing a pregnancy

Jesse and Jane explain the American custom of a 'housewarming party.' Jesse talks about the reasons he and his wife decided NOT to publicly announce their pregnancy, which revolves around the differences between modern American custom and traditional Vietnamese customs.

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LPLE #52: Politics at all levels

Jesse and Jane talk about current politics at a local, national, and international level. Jesse explains the current mayoral race in Seattle, and Jane expresses her relief at the outcome of the recent French presidential election.

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LPLE #51: I'm a new dad :D

Jesse talks about the recent birth of his first child and what it was like to witness the baby delivery in person. Jesse and Jane discuss how watching a woman deliver a baby can be a very emotional experience, how it demonstrates just how physically, emotionally, and mental strong women are, and why it's a shame that women still aren't treated with the respect and equality that they rightfully deserve.

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LPLE #49: The power and effectiveness of protesting in the US

Jesse and Jane talk about protesting in America. There has been a lot of protesting in America because of various concerns and problems with the new president and between certain police officers and members of the African American community. Jesse wonders if modern-day protesting is as effective as protests back in the 1950s and 60s. Jane acknowledges that these protests create hope and more support for the people affected.

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LPLE #48: Becoming a father, thinking about fatherhood

Jesse and Jane talk about children and parenthood. Jane shares a story about her friends and their very unique two-year-old son. Jesse talks about his upcoming first son, who will be born in several weeks, and how he is planning on raising him to be a curious person.

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LPLE #47: Daylight Saving Time...is useless

Jesse and Jane talk about the semiannual custom of Daylight Saving Time, when a majority of Americans adjust their clocks by an hour. Following the phrase "spring forward, fall back," Americans have to adjust their clocks forward by an hour, making everyone lose sleep. Jesse complains about just how useless this custom is in modern day society. Jane talks about the similar Daylight Saving customs in Europe.

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LPLE #46: Happy Women's Day!

Jesse and Jane talk about International Women's Day and how it relates to American society and American women. Jesse talks about his experience observing International Women's Day abroad, and Jane thinks about the reasons International Women's Day hasn't been celebrated much in American up until recently.

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LPLE #45: Vacation and helicopters

Jesse talks about his recent vacation to Hawaii, and Jane shares her vacation plans to France and Spain for a special pilgrimage. Jane also shares her story of growing up in a family that went camping a lot, and how she was able to ride helicopters and horses as a child.

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