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

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Karlsruhe with Santhiya

Jan. 20, 2022

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Karlsruhe!

All Thinking Is Comparison with Samar

Jan. 13, 2022

Two friends on a train trip to Nuremberg passed a bit of graffiti that would haunt then for years to come. Nicole & Samar have been quoting that graffiti since 2020, and now they're here to share all their thoughts about it …

Life Talks

Floods & Vegan Cheese with Sara

Jan. 6, 2022

Imagine moving to Germany having never been in Europe before. Speaking no word of German. With four kids. In the middle of a pandemic. And the house you move into gets flooded in a catastrophic regional weather disaster. Thi…

Recent Blog Posts

Meet the Sponsor: Lingoda, ft. their January 2022 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,…

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,…

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.