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

How To Build a Healthy Intercultural Relationship

Dec. 1, 2022

Season 7, Episode 9. This one's for the love expats! The people - mostly women - who moved abroad to close the distance on a long-distance relationship, or to keep their relationship unit together after a geographical change…

An American in Austria with Jo

Nov. 24, 2022

Season 7, Episode 8. Jo and her husband moved from the western US to Vienna, Austria about a year and a half ago. They've really made the most of their time in Europe by traveling several weekends per month, and Jo creates b…

Preparing to Move Away from Germany with Jaedyn

Nov. 17, 2022

Season 7, Episode 7. We caught Jaedyn in a weird time: between deciding to move and actually doing the moving. Jaedyn is from Canada and has been living in Stuttgart, Germany for 4.5 years. Just when she found peace with the…

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.