Life Talks Episodes

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…

Life Talks

Cheesy Christmas Movies, German Style with Aspen

Dec. 23, 2021

Aspen and Nicole review Über Weihnachten and This Is Love. Both are German productions that try to itch the same scratch - or dare I say jingle those bells - as cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies. How do these two movies stan…

Language Learning Life Talks

Comedy in Germany - Does It Exist?? with Chelsea from SoundingLustig

Dec. 2, 2021

Hey so uhhh... Are German people funny? We tackle the age-old question with Chelsea, a US American in Hamburg and a fellow lover of comedy.

Family Relations Life Talks

Visiting Home After Years Away with Casey

Nov. 11, 2021

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

Life Talks

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

Oct. 14, 2021

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 per…

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Cultivating Independence Abroad with Hannah from Travels with Teslin

Oct. 7, 2021

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 stor…

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

The Grass Is Greenest Where You Water It with Steph

June 17, 2021

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 …

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Life in a Small Bavarian Town with Steffi

June 10, 2021

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!

Expat Resources Visa Talk Language Learning Life Talks

Times German Authority Figures Have Made Us Cry with Martina

May 27, 2021

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.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

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

April 22, 2021

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.

Family Relations Life Talks

Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

Feb. 18, 2021

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 …

Life Talks

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

Jan. 28, 2021

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.

Mental Health Life Talks

Coping with Unrest Back Home with Tara

Jan. 14, 2021

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.

Family Relations Life Talks

Season 4 Finale: Expat Role Models

Sept. 17, 2020

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

Dating as a Foreigner in Germany with Justin

Sept. 10, 2020

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.