Podcast Description

The Friendly Outsider is Jay Friendly, a Canadian who left his homeland in the year 2000, and has just returned home after twenty years living in Asia and Australia, and traveling around the world. This podcast will explore his thoughts on returning to his homeland after such a journey, and his perspective on the world, Canada, and otherwise, as someone who is coming at it from a different perspective, the perspective of an outsider, and now an insider as well.

Having spent 17 years in Japan, first working in Japanese companies, then starting his own IT company, Jay learned both the language and the culture, and how to adapt to living and life in Japan. This has led to an interesting perspective, and a different way of seeing things.

Join Jay on his journey back to his homeland, and his re-integration into Canadian society, and take a trip through life in his eyes, and those of the people he meets. This is the Friendly Outsider. Welcome Inside!

Recent Episodes

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June 3, 2020
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Note - I've been holding off on doing a podcast during this time of uncertainty with covid, until and unless I had something I felt was relevant to say. I've recorded a few different casts, but have held off on releasing them for now.

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February 4, 2020
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Technical level: layman

In this first of his Tek Tok series, Jay talks about podcast technology. What is it? How does it work? How is it going to change the world as we know it? Jay talks about these issues and more, opening up the world of tech a little more to the rest of you.

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February 2, 2020
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In this episode, Jay talks about what The Friendly Outsider is all about. Jay discusses the ideas that this podcast will discuss - identity, nationality, internationality, growth, and tech.

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January 12, 2020
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Who am I? How did I get here? Why am I here? Why should you care?

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January 12, 2020
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A pre-episode of The Friendly Outsider. After a few days into his journey into returning to Canada, Jay gives his thoughts on being Canadian.

Welcome inside, to The Friendly Outsider.