If you’re looking for a good way to get a feel for what it’s like to live in Japan, I’ve got a great podcast for you. When my Emmy-award winning podcast, Planet Japan, was finally put out to pasture a couple years ago, I appointed the guys at the Bad Communication podcast to be my worthy successors.
Hiroki Matsuuchi and Andrew Hawkins are a couple of Americans who, since 2010, have been communicating badly from their perches in Tokushima and Osaka, respectively. Their podcast is available both on video and audio, and can even be viewed live on UStream.
The topics of conversation on Bad Communication run the gamut from the latest cool Japanese tech stuff to some of the more exotic happenings in the news. And it’s all delivered with such wit, grace and charm that you’d never know that they’re both on the run from the law. (Just kidding. Or am I?)