Episode 3

Learned League - Shayne

Imagine that someone comes up to you at a party and asks the usual small talk question "What do you do for a living?" If you're today's guest, Shayne Bushfield, the answer is something along the lines of "I created and run an online competitive trivia league with tens of thousands of members." Definitely not your typical job, but thanks to Shayne, the members of Learned League can test their knowledge of trivial things and compete head to head against other knowledgeable folks across a wide variety of topics. Just don't ask him for an invite to the exclusive club!

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My Dilettante Life
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Hana Binder

When Hana moved to Germany in March 2019 to live with her partner she had three goals: learn German, get better at cooking, and start a podcast. One year later, her language skills were pretty top-notch, her cooking skills less so, and her answer to friends' questions about the podcast was still "I'm working on it," which was code for "I'm not working on it." With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hana discovered the secret to better cooking - meal delivery kits - and finally started thinking seriously about what kind of podcast she wanted to host. During her video chats with college best friend Ana, an idea started to take shape that would eventually become their show "The Pen Is...," followed eventually by her solo endeavor, "My Dilettante Life."
When she's not waiting tables at Regensburg's finest café or developing new pieces for her podcasts, Hana can be found tidying the world's smallest kitchen or walking her dog among the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside.