The Reservoirs of Tawain

February 3, 2019

This week I'm joined by another Mike, this one in Taiwan. We talk about life on that island, teaching English as a foreign language (again!), the importance of professional translations, Taiwanese politics, and - most importantly - reservoirs.


Expat Life with Mike in Switzerland

January 20, 2019

Once again I'm joined by Mike in Switzerland to discuss life overseas, the difference between an expat and an immigrant, schooling, and other things.


The Future Role of IOCs and Sexual Promiscuity

January 13, 2019

Another solo podcast in which I talk about two rather separate topics:

1. The startup of Total's Egina field in Nigeria, and what it means for the future of international oil companies.

2. Sexual promiscuity, triggered by this Twitter thread.


Teaching English in Japan and Other Stuff

January 4, 2019

My guest this week is Andy, who recently finished 2 years in Japan teaching English. We discuss this, and various other Asian countries as well.


My Problem with MSM Journalists on Twitter

December 29, 2018

A short podcast in which I moan about mainstream media journalists on Twitter.


Writing and Life in Poland with Ben Sixsmith

December 20, 2018

A pleasant chat with Ben Sixsmith, an English writer living in Poland who you can follow on Twitter here. Ben's book Kings & Comedians: A Brief History of British-Polish Relations is available on Amazon.


A discussion with Chris Mounsey from The Devil’s Kitchen

December 12, 2018

I talk with Chris Mounsey of The Devil's Kitchen blog about the state of British politics, business, religion, Brexit, the NHS, libertarianism, and a whole load of other stuff with surprisingly little swearing.


Business, Economics, Feminism, Gay Rights, and Rugby

December 2, 2018

A discussion with the blogger "William of Ockham" on all the above topics, and more.


Life and Work in Switzerland

November 25, 2018

I am joined by Mike, a legal expert of sorts who lives and works in Switzerland. We discuss a business takeover gone wrong against the backdrop of Swiss life and culture, and how it compares to other places. 


Management: A Skill Which You Must Learn Early

November 10, 2018

I talk about my experiences as a young manager in the oil industry, and how big companies don't prepare their employees for management roles.