Ep. 15: From Mampi to Pompi, with Wankumbu Mukumano

Wankumbu (Kumbu) chats with me about having parents from different Zambian tribes and her move to Kentucky for college. She tells me about the cost and effort that goes into her hair (which always looks amazing, BTW) and the importance of looking put-together in Zambian culture. We discuss how Zambia and Papua New Guinea are actually quite similar, and Kumbu explains what a Kuomboka ceremony is (there are clips on YouTube, so get on that).

Pop culture recommendations:
Kumbu: Zambian author Dambisa Moyo, including her TED Talks and book "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa;" musician Pompi
Becca: "Americanah" and "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and "Anne with an E" on Netflix

Housekeeping:
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Follow the show: @pop_cartography
Email me: popcartography@gmail.com
Theme song: "How it Goes" by Lauren Mann
Podcast artwork by Molly Hoy

Ep. 10: Enter Mothman, with Katie Garden

One of my college roommates, Katie Garden, describes her childhood in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. She tells me about what her dad accomplished while he was mayor of Point Pleasant, "We Are Marshall," her local church where children roam freely down the aisles, and, of course, the Mothman. If you need to know three things about Katie, they are as follows: Katie loves people, her pomeranian and sales at Kroger.

Pop culture recommendations:

Katie: "Criminal Minds," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson
Becca: "My Brother, My Brother, and Me" (again) and "The Hike" by Drew Magary (I pronounced his name wrong in the ep.sorry, listeners!)

Housekeeping:

Follow me: @BeccaPattonSays
Follow the show: @pop_cartography
Email me: popcartography@gmail.com
Theme song: "How it Goes" by Lauren Mann
Podcast artwork by Molly Hoy

Ep. 5: ¡Viva Argentina! with Isaac Archer

College bud Isaac Archer and I talk about his growing up years in Argentina. Topics of discussion include our emotional weddings, Argentine boy bands (there is only one, according to Google), the FIFA scandal, Rammstein (DU HAST! DU HAST!), mate vs. matcha tea, Archer's sweet new tat and more. Also, listen in to hear his cat, Crumb, wreak some cute havoc in the background.

Ep. 4: Hong Kong Calling, with Joyce Chu

Joyce Chu talks with me about growing up in Hong Kong, then moving to the U.S. as an exchange student. We discuss tea restaurants, Hong Kong-style macaroni breakfasts, karaoke, C-Pop, Korean beauty products and the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese. Joyce also tells me about watching "She's the Man" and "Mean Girls" to learn English, her Chinese name and how she started liking avocados. Also, you know that feeling where you walk into someone's messy dorm, and you're like, "Oh no"? Joyce can relate because that was my room freshman year. But don't worry — she powered through and found a place to sit. And the rest, as they say, is HERstory.

Ep. 3: Uruguayan to Love This, with Natalie Hamilton

My college friend Natalie Hamilton (a.k.a., Natalie Portman) and I talk about her childhood in South America and her summers in the States, where she thought life was a constant pool party. Learn how to pronounce Uber in Spanish, and find out whether or not Uruguay is in Africa (or is it Russia?). We also discuss our weird musical tastes as children, including that time in college when Natalie discovered Christina Aguilera sang in English. Also, spoiler alert: Natalie is weirdly good at remembering all of Brangelina's children and also their birth countries??