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

Language Learning Life Talks

Comedy in Germany - Does It Exist?? with Chelsea from SoundingLustig

Dec. 2, 2021

Hey so uhhh... Are German people funny? We tackle the age-old question with Chelsea, a US American in Hamburg and a fellow lover of comedy.

Finding Home Abroad

The German Media Landscape with Nic and Simon

Nov. 25, 2021

Nic and Simon, both from the UK and living in Bavaria, come by to talk about the media landscape in Germany.

Mental Health Expat Resources

Finding Therapy in Germany with Julian

Nov. 18, 2021

Most German public health insurances cover mental health therapy. It's a wonderful thing, but like all things in Germany, there is a lot of paperwork and bureaucracy required to find a therapist, get the therapy approved, an…

Recent Blog Posts

Travel Germany: Kiel

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

Meet the Sponsor: Lingoda, ft. their October 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,…

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 …

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.