Many of the stories told in the Gravy podcast are the stories you don’t expect to hear out of a show focused on southern foodways: immigrant stories, and the food that they’ve brought to the South.
For one U.S. Navy lieutenant, Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17) is more than just a chance to exchange information. It is a way of connecting with her heritage, and a way to change the lives of people like her.
In this video, an Arabian Peninsula expert discusses greetings and gestures common to the Arabian Peninsula.
In this video, a retired Army major discusses the importance of learning the local language and explains a few key Arabic phrases.
In this video, an Army major discusses speaking English in Saudi Arabia.
In this video, a Saudi Arabia expert discusses hand gestures and tone of voice in Saudi conversations.
A service member discusses basic phrases in Bengali.
A service member discusses the importance of learning the local language.
In this video, an Algerian national discusses appropriate and inappropriate conversational topics in Algeria.
In this video, a cultural expert discusses telling time in Swahili.