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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 their home country under these limited circumstances.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Downside of a Nomadic Life with Mahdia

Aug. 27, 2020

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.

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Being Queer in Germany with Meg

July 30, 2020

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.

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Getting Cancer in Germany with Natalie

July 23, 2020

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.

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Solo Female Travel with Zoe

July 9, 2020

Nicole recently discovered solo travel, and she chats about it with Zoe, a seasoned solo traveler who has done longer trips across Europe, South America, and southeast Asia all by herself.

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America On Fire

July 4, 2020

After the George Floyd protests, the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg hosted an online panel discussion with five Americans living in Germany about the state of America and their experiences with racism. It was moderated by Nicole.

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Talking about Racism with White Expat Podcasters in Germany with Shaun

June 18, 2020

Nicole and Shaun are two white expat podcasters who live in Germany. Nicole is from the US, and Shaun is from South Africa. The two come together to talk about racism.

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Podcast Blackout

June 4, 2020

There is no new episode of The Expat Cast this week. As an American living abroad, I cannot stand beside my fellow Americans in protest of police violence and racism in the United States. But that's no excuse to do nothing.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

When Expat Life Doesn't Work Out with Brandi

May 14, 2020

Brandi decided to move on from her life in California. She sold most of her things and moved to Germany. Nine months later, Brandi was back in the States. Life in Germany had become a struggle beyond what was acceptable.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Cross-Cultural Creative Clarity with Ariane

May 7, 2020

Because the experience of living in a new country is so far outside the norm, expats have to use their creativity to forge a life that works for them. Ariane discusses how we can own that creativity to live courageously.

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The Introverted Expat with Austyn from Expat Hour

April 2, 2020

We dive into the topic of introversion with fellow introvert, fellow American living in Europe, and fellow podcaster Austyn from Expat Hour.