Todd: OK. I'm back here with Kanade.
Todd: So, Kanade, why don't you talk about where you're from!
Kanade: OK. I'm from Akita, which is Northern Japan. And there is a lot of mountains and you can see changing color in the fall and in my home Yashima town, there are only six thousand people in there and there is a waterfall called "Hotonedake", which is the best one hundred fall in Japan.
Todd: Wow! That's cool.
Kanade: Yeah, Cool!
Todd: So you've seen it.
Todd: So how high is this amazing waterfall?
Kanade: Uh, I don't really know. It's really big.
Todd: Really. So is it famous because it's really tall or cause it's really wide?
Kanade: Could be both.
Todd: Oh, really, that's a big waterfall. OK. When is the last time you went home?
Kanade: Last week.
Todd: Uh-huh. Really! Both you're parents still live there?
Todd: OK. And were your parents born there?
Kanade: Yes, but different town. My father is from Yashima, same hometown, same home as my home, but my mom is from Nigaho, next town from Yashima.
Todd: Oh, OK. Do you have a lot of childhood memories.
Kanade: Yes, uh, actually but my dad was really busy, so my mom took me, took me many, many places…as a child.
Todd: Oh, that's sweet. Well, you're a good daughter.
Kanade: I think, I think so. Yeah!
Todd: OK. Thanks a lot.
Todd: OK, Victor, tomorrow you're flying home.
Victor: Yes, that's correct.
Todd: OK. So, are you afraid of flying?
Victor: No, flying's fine.
Todd: Really. Back home, for your job, do you fly?
Victor: No, I drive to work and to different assignments.
Todd: OK, you never have to fly to go to conventions or other cities or stuff like that.
Victor: Once or twice each year I do fly to go to conventions connected with my work.
Todd: OK. Um, tomorrow you have a really long flight.
Victor: That's correct.
Todd: It's probably what about 15 hours
Victor: From Narita to Washington DC is 12 hours in the air.
Todd: So how do you pass the time on the plane?
Victor: On the plane I like to sleep as much as possible.
Todd: OK. Do you take medication or just have a beer or..?
Victor: No, no. I don't take any medication. I just, I tend to stay up late the day before so that I'm so tired I'll want to sleep on the plane.
Todd: Well, good strategy and I hope you have a good flight.
Todd: OK. Kevin, we're back here in the forest. Um, we're gonna talk about sports.
Kevin: OK. Great. I love sports.
Todd: What sports do you like?
Kevin: Well, my favorite sport is baseball, obviously I grew up and my father was a baseball player, so I was always around baseball.
Kevin: My whole life.
Todd: You mean your father was a player in the Major Leagues.
Kevin: Yeah, exactly, and not only was he a player in the Major Leagues, he was fortunate enough to play in the World Series twice with the New York Mets.
Todd: Wow. That's amazing.
Kevin: Yeah, The Amazing Met's. 1969.
Todd: Wow, that's great. Did you play baseball yourself?
Kevin: Yeah, I played baseball pretty much my whole life up through college and university.
Todd: OK. Why did you stop?
Kevin: Well, it wasn't exactly by choice. I wasn't drafted high enough in professional baseball to, in order for me to sign, so I ended up retiring from baseball and persuing other things.
Todd: OK. Great. Do you like any others sports?
Kevin: Yeah. I actually, I enjoy all competition. You know I enjoy the, the other typical American sports of basketball and American football and so on, but I also try to learn about and enjoy the, the national sport of the countries that I'm in. For example now I'm in Japan and I've actually gotten quite into Sumo wrestling.
Todd: Oh, really.
Todd: Nice. Have you ever seen a sumo match live?
Kevin: Yes, I have. I've been to two sumo, uh, bashos as they call them, or matches in Tokyo.
Todd: Nice. Yeah, I wanna go, I wanna go myself.
Kevin: Yeah! Let's go sometime.
Todd: OK. Let's do it.
David: Hello, Seattle!
Todd: Hello, Seattle! OK, well, how about could you introduce yourself to the listener?
David: Oh, hi, I'm David. I'm from Tennessee. The home of Jack Daniel's whiskey and Elvis Presley.
Todd: Do you like Elvis?
David: He's OK.
Todd: Yeah! Cool!
David: Never met the guy, but.
Todd: Your name is David.
David: Yes, that is correct.
Todd: But what does everyone call you here?
Todd: OK. Why does everyone call you Tennessee?
David: Two reasons. One, I'm from Tennessee, the most obvious reason and the third is because usually there is two to three, one time there was four
Todd: Oh, I see.
David: And to keep us from getting confused they just started calling me Tennessee.
Todd: Oh, nice. Great. Well it was nice to meet you, David.
David: Nice to meet you too, Todd.
Todd: Hey Leath! Do you want to go ahead and talk about the story you we're going to say?
Leath: OK, um, yeah, this was about, I'd say a year and a half ago and it was in Harare, the capital, where my mom lives. I was on holiday back home seeing my mom and anyway it's a Sunday morning and I was in the shower, got up pretty late, it must have been about half ten, and all of a sudden my mom burst into the shower and said," Leath, Leath, there's a snake, there's a snake in the kitchen." And so I thought, "Ah, what kind of snake would this be" cause we live in the capital, residential area, almost high-rise. Well, not high rise, but residential area. And so I put a towel around my waist and walked bad-temperedly throught to the kitchen. Um, attached to the kitchen we've got this littlecourtyard, where we set out to have morning coffee and breakfast. It's tiled and leads onto a small garden. And so I walked out onto the courtyard and there was a seven foot Egyptian cobra! Wow. I was really, really blow away because I know a bit about snakes and I know that a bite from an Egyptian cobra in a country where antidote isn't readily available is almost certainly fatal. And, there we were, mom and I, with a seven foot Egyptian cobra slithering between the courtyard and our kitchen. And, eventually, we trapped it in the courtyard and I went to fetch guys who work for national parks. National parks are the guys who kind of look after animal problems within the city, and, uh, brought them around, and we were hoping that they were going to catch it because Zimbabwe isn't so rich at the moment and stuff like that. They don't have the facilities to keep caught animals so unless it's endangered they just shoot it, so the guy shot our seven foot cobra.
Todd: Oh, they shot it, uh!
Leath: Yeah, and we had to bury it out back.
Todd: Really, well, still I'm glad, you just didn't want to be bitten or anything.
Leath: No, no. No way.
Todd: What a story!