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

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

April 8, 2021

It's not easy being a mom. It's not easy living abroad. When you combine both things, things can ge…

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Turning the Tables: The Germany Experience Takes Over

April 1, 2021

The Germany Experience is here to take over The Expat Cast for one episode. Shaun uses his prize to…

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Aachen with Lawin

March 25, 2021

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expat…

Recent Blog Posts

Travel Germany: Aachen

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

I'm so excited to have this week's episode sponsored by Lingoda! Lingoda is a Germany-based online language school. They offer classes in English, busin…

How One California Girl Got a Driver's License in Germany

California is basically the world capital of road trips. It's famous for being a car-focused culture, from long road trips up the coast to sitting in not…

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.