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Podcast: Metropolis On Air 4

In this episode we’re joined by Krzysztof Gonciarz of The Uwaga Pies, a daily vlog about life in Tokyo, and by Traci Consoli, owner of The Pink Cow restaurant and art space in Roppongi.

Plus, we head outside to bring you some recommendations for vegetarian- and Vegan-friendly dining around the city. In audio Lingoist we show you how to ask for directions to that restaurant you’re looking for. Plus, we once again make a few trips to Classifieds Corner.

This week’s segments were recorded at various locations around Roppongi Hills and at The Pink Cow in Roppongi.

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Metropolis On Air, episode 3

In this episode of our weekly podcast, we’re joined Baye McNeil, also known as Locohama, author of two books about life in Japan—“Hi! My name is Loco and I am a Racist,” and “Loco in Yokohama”— and a writer for The Japan Times. We also sit down with Koichi Nishigaki of Crest Cafe to discuss his upcoming charity walkathon to support the children who are feeling ongoing effects of the Tokohoku disaster in conjunction with the NPO Apricot.

In addition to our two feature interviews, we have an Editors’ Summit in which we explore the many unusual flavors of Pepsi—and other drinks—that descend upon Japan. In audio Lingoist we show you how to make reservations, and we also make a few trips to Classifieds Corner.

This week’s segments were recorded at under the atrium at Tokyo Midtown and beside the pond at Hinokicho Park.

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Metropolis On Air 2

In this episode of our weekly podcast, we’re joined by FOX Executive Producer Dan Smith to chat about the end of Backstage Pass, the launch of J Club TV, and more of his plans for the future. Dan also tells us how he first got his producing gig in Japan—a fascinating story that proves that persistence does pay off. We also sit down with Mississippi-native LaTonya Whitaker, whose A Taste of Love catering and cooking classes bring authentic Creole, Cajun, and Southern soul food to Tokyo.

In addition to our two feature interviews, we have an Editors’ Summit in which we attempt to unravel the mystery of the tearful Afternoon Tea ads, an audio Lingoist that will help you avoid freezing in the office this summer, and a few trips to Classifieds Corner.

This week’s segments were recorded at the Tokyo American Club, under the atrium at Tokyo Midtown, and beside the pond at Hinokicho Park.

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Metropolis On Air 1

In the inaugural episode of Metropolis Magazine’s new podcast, Metropolis On Air, host C Bryan Jones sits down with Def Tech’s Shenan Brown to talk about the group’s creative process, Hawaiian spirit, the music industry, and more. We’re also joined by Tetsuo Nakahara of Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp, and we hit the streets in search of Tokyo’s best second-hand record shops. Plus, Japanese language tips in Lingoist, and more!

Be sure to check out the full-length interview with Shenan, which runs almost an hour and is available separately in our podcast feed. There’s also a longer version of our interview with Tetsuo in the feed as well.

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