LPLE #60: Out Reaction to the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Jesse and Jane react to the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. They share their feelings and opinions about this mass shootings and how this tragedy might define America.

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LPLE #58: Lack of Diversity in American Entertainment

Jesse talks about a recent event he attended--The event talked about the lack of diversity in American entertainment. Jesse then explains how he believes that this lack of diversity in American entertainment has shaped what Japanese (and people of other countries) think American's look like.

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LPLE #57: Jesse's 3-week Vacation in Japan (with a special guest!)

Jesse shares a few stories from his family's three-week vacation across Japan. He talks about his visits to 10 different cities within 21 days, his visit to Rabbit Island, his favorite experience, and what it was like traveling with his new baby.

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LPLE #55: Looking forward to our vacations in France, Japan, and Vietnam

Jesse and Jane talk excitedly about their respective upcoming vacations. Jane explains what she will do in France, and Jesse explains what he will do in Japan and Vietnam, as well as what it means for them to travel with their new baby.

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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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