Sprechen Sie Small Talk? Why Some Countries Would Rather Not

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By Dan Harris and Claudia Koestler, Dan Harris, and Claudia Koestler. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Small talk is hard for some people. But what happens when a country's citizens find it difficult or don't engage in small talk culturally with their fellow citizens or foreigners? Is small talk an essential key factor for a functioning society or is it just superficial blah? And why are some countries better at it than others? Does it give them an advantage in international relations? Is it a key success factor in gaining friends or winning in business? So many questions. Let's find out.

We engage in this upcoming episode with some of the best small talkers in the business. Ready to shoot the breeze with host Dan Harris are fellow podcaster partner and Senior Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Claudia Koestler, BBC Radio and commercial radio host Warren Moore, British/American Psychotherapist Margaret Cavanagh and Japanese cultural ambassador Yuka Ogura.

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