Life Talks Episodes

November 11, 2021

Visiting Home After Years Away with Casey

Casey and Nicole compare stories and experiences from their first trips back to the US since the arrival of the pandemic.

Life Talks Family Relations

October 14, 2021

A South African, a Filipino,& an American Walk into a Bakery... with Shaun & Lawin

Shaun from South Africa moved to Germany 14 years ago. Lawin from the Philippines moved to Germany 2 years ago. And your host Nicole moved to Germany 4 years ago. All now hosts podcasts about Germany and they share their personal impressions about the country they now call home.

Life Talks

October 07, 2021

Cultivating Independence Abroad with Hannah from Travels with Teslin

When Hannah moved abroad in college, it was to study abroad in Cologne - but really, she was studying there to be near a guy. Now, years later, the relationship is over, but Hannah is absolutely thriving. She shares the story of how she rediscovered not only Hamburg and Germany but herself, becoming the happy, independent lady she is today.

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

June 17, 2021

The Grass Is Greenest Where You Water It with Steph

Steph moved from Bavaria, Germany to the UK to California, USA, and now Texas, USA, picking up plenty of life lessons along the way. One thing she learned from a cheesy embroidered pillow has proven to be true. The grass is greenest where you water it.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

June 10, 2021

Life in a Small Bavarian Town with Steffi

Steffi talks about why she loves her small town in Bavaria so much, despite career challenges, homesickness, and of course the Corona pandemic getting in the way of spending her well-earned Euros!

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

May 27, 2021

Times German Authority Figures Have Made Us Cry with Martina

Just about every expat in Germany can tell you a story of a time an interaction with a person of authority made them cry. We discuss experiences like this and what we can do to improve those interactions.

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April 22, 2021

Bad Days Abroad and the Big Question: To Stay or To Go?

Last year, Katherine found herself questioning whether she should stay in Denmark longer or move away, and if so, where. She listened to her inner voice, and it led her back to her passport country of Estonia.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

February 18, 2021

Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

Kate moved back to Germany in March of 2020, on one of the last flights from the USA to Germany before travel shut down due to Coronavirus. We hear what it was like saying goodbye to Chicago and how it's been readjusting to their home country under these limited circumstances.

Family Relations Life Talks

January 28, 2021

Am I Integrating or Am I Aging? with Rachel from Meet the Germans

Rachel hosts the Meet the Germans series with Deutsche Welle, where she shares videos about current events and German culture in English through her perspective as a foreigner in Germany.

Life Talks

January 14, 2021

Coping with Unrest Back Home with Tara

An American in Germany struggling to process current events from afar sits down with Tara, an Iranian in Germany who has had a couple years' head start on processing unrest back home from far away.

Mental Health Life Talks

September 17, 2020

Season 4 Finale: Expat Role Models

To wrap up the season, we hear from a variety of former guests, listeners, and expat friends from around Freiburg about who their expat/immigrant/nomad role model is.

Life Talks Family Relations

September 10, 2020

Dating as a Foreigner in Germany with Justin

Nicole and Justin are two single Americans who have both been in Germany for about three years, and they're here to exchange their stories and perspectives on dating.

Life Talks

August 27, 2020

The Downside of a Nomadic Life with Mahdia

Mahdia left her hometown of Dhaka, Bangladesh when she was 19. She's since lived in Wollongong, Australia, Berlin, Germany, Argentina, and Thailand. Now back in Berlin, Mahdia is exhausted from the nomadic life.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

July 30, 2020

Being Queer in Germany with Meg

Meg is a love expat - she moved to Freiburg, Germany from South Carolina, USA to be with her German then-girlfriend, now-wife. From the southern US to southern Germany, she shares what it's been like for her being queer.

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad Family Relations

July 23, 2020

Getting Cancer in Germany with Natalie

Germany was supposed to be a temporary stop on a longer journey of living abroad for Natalie, from the UK, and her husband Conrad, from Germany. Then, months before their wedding, Natalie got diagnosed with cancer.

Life Talks Mental Health