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

Mid-Break Life Update, July 4th Event

June 30, 2022

Nicole is popping by about halfway through a longer podcast break to update you on some news!   First, some life updates about travel, visits from home, and thoughts from abroad about the recent loss of the constitutional ri…

Life Talks Family Relations

Deciding to Have Kids or Not When Living Abroad

March 24, 2022

Do you want to have kids or not? How has your geography impacted this? We asked these questions to the listener community, and their answers range from YES to NO to MAYBE.

Expat Resources

Ask the Expat with Idan from Unmatch Me Now

March 17, 2022

Nicole and fellow podcaster Idan from Israel answer listener questions and quandaries in Ask the Expat. We give our best go at answering questions sent to us from expats all over.

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

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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.