What is Backyard Global?

Backyard Global is a site dedicated to showing you how to explore the world from your hometown. Traveling can be expensive, but by using the services you already have, you can watch Irish movies, listen to Swiss music, eat Egyptian food, read Czech books, play Japanese video games and more!

 
 

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Main Contributors:

Ian Magnuson is the founder and operator of Backyard Global. He studied German and Global and International Studies at Western Michigan University, taught English in Germany and currently studies public policy at Michigan State University. Find Ian on Instagram @Magna_Sun.

Brian Magnuson is one of the main film and series reviewers at Backyard Global. He has been an educator for 20 years and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Through his service he was able to travel to East Asia, Western Africa, and all over the United States.

Brian Magnuson is one of the main film and series reviewers at Backyard Global. He has been an educator for 20 years and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Through his service he was able to travel to East Asia, Western Africa, and all over the United States.

Varun Badarinath is one of the main music contributors at Backyard Global. He studied History at Albion College and is currently working between Michigan, Ohio, and California. An avid guitarist and fan of all music, follow Varun’s playlists on Spotify.

Varun Badarinath is one of the main music contributors at Backyard Global. He studied History at Albion College and is currently working between Michigan, Ohio, and California. An avid guitarist and fan of all music, follow Varun’s playlists on Spotify.

Guest Contributors:

Backyard Global has been lucky to have had a few guest contributors from both the United States and the United Kingdom. Their information is provided in the articles that they wrote!


Disclaimers

Content Availability:

Content available on the providers (Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, etc.) is completely at that control of those services which means occasionally some things that were available will become unavailable as time goes on. Most things are on multiple platforms and should remain available but if you notice something is no longer available, please contact us.

Legal Stuff:

All logos from all service providers (Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Pandora, iTunes), are the sole property of those companies and Backyard Global maintains no rights thereto.

Emoji flags used to denote content nationality come from the open source project Emoji One, for more information, please visit their website.

All content recommended on Backyard Global belongs solely to the artists, content providers, labels, and all distribution companies. Backyard Global holds no rights to any artistic works presented and strives to use only official photography and content providers. If an illegal posting has been made (such as misattributed photos or copyrighted artist videos), please contact us immediately.

Our logo was designed and is used at the permission of Sean Walker, for contact information, please email us.