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In conversation with Danny Madzura

Danny Madzura, our guest on this episode of the Other Expats podcast, talks about getting lost in Cuba and speaking Spanish, the career advantage of being multilingual, being a black expat in a pandemic, and more.

1.20 – Ending up in Malaysia

3.25 – Getting lost in Cuba and speaking Spanish

6.53 – The language advantage in careers

8.10 – Challenges being a Black expat in Malaysia

14.42 – The Malaysian social circle

23.13 – For most companies, diversity and inclusion is just about the optics. The percentage of Black employees should not be the selling point of your organization

28.20 – The confusion over accents

30.45 – The challenge of renting an apartment as a Black expat

32.40 – Being a Black expat in pandemic

36.00 – Some good out of the hell of the pandemic

38.06 – Advice to African, Black, POCs, as well as students who want to be expats in Malaysia

44.50 – Favorite Malaysian food

46.18 – How have you changed as a result of working abroad?


This episode of the Other Expats podcast was produced by Chukwudi Barrah. The intro soundtrack is by Big Mean Sound Machine edited by Small Room Productions. Subscribe to the Other Expats podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicOvercastPocket Casts, and Anchor, and sign up for our monthly newsletters otherexpats.com/subscribe. You can also connect with us and let us know how you feel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or send us an email via hello @ otherexpats.com.

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