The Expat Cast
The ExpatCast is the podcast where expats share their stories about fitting in, standing out, and every mishap on the journey to finding "home" abroad. Listen along for up-to-date tips & resources as well as honest takes on the best and worse of expat life.

Recent Episodes

Your Stories: Times German Authority Figures Made Us Cry

June 24, 2021

This season finale, we're marking the occasion by diving into a touchy topic: I collected your stories of times German people of authority have made you cry.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

The Grass Is Greenest Where You Water It with Steph

June 17, 2021

Steph moved from Bavaria, Germany to the UK to California, USA, and now Texas, USA, picking up plenty of life lessons along the way. One thing she learned from a cheesy embroidered pillow has proven to be true. The grass is …

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

Life in a Small Bavarian Town with Steffi

June 10, 2021

Steffi talks about why she loves her small town in Bavaria so much, despite career challenges, homesickness, and of course the Corona pandemic getting in the way of spending her well-earned Euros!

Recent Blog Posts

Upcoming Event: Financial Planning for US Americans in Ger…

Attention all US Americans living in Germany! Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 19:00 CET. To celebrate Independence Day, I'm partnering …

Meet the Sponsor: Lingoda, ft. their August 2021 Sprint

I'm so excited to have this week's episode sponsored by Lingoda! Lingoda is an online language school with classes in English, business English, German,…

visit bamberg, travel bamberg, unesco world heritage

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. With their insider tips and s…

About the Host

Nicole Palazzo

The Expat Cast is hosted by Nicole, an American living in Freiburg, Germany. Nicole decided to start the podcast in order to create a community for herself and others feeling similarly stressed but blessed in their life abroad.

Since moving abroad in 2017, Nicole has leaned in to many aspects of German life. She visits multiple bakeries per week, can open a beer bottle with a lighter, and regularly repeats the phrase, "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing" as she bikes to work through sun, rain, or snow.

She's a librarian by day and a podcaster by night. Her favorite activities include asking strangers slightly invasive questions about their personal lives and frolicking about in nature, be that via hiking, running, traveling, or taking a scenic nap.