Life Talks Episodes

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

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.

Finding Home Abroad Family Relations Life Talks

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.

Mental Health Life Talks

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.

Life Talks

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.

Life Talks

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 Nico…

Life Talks

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.

Life Talks

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.

Life Talks

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.

Career Abroad Life Talks

American Football in Germany with Nick from NALF

March 26, 2020

Did you know that American football is played in Germany? I didn't, and neither did today's guest, Nick Alfieri, until he got recruited by the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Whatcha Up To?

Jan. 30, 2020

To celebrate the season wrapping up, guests from the last 3 seasons give us an update on where they are now, how things have changed since they last were on the podcast, and more.

Expat Resources Life Talks

Getting Married in Germany with Natalie

Jan. 23, 2020

Natalie had plenty of big dreams for how she wanted her wedding. But quickly, it became apparent that putting on her dream English wedding in Germany wasn't going to so easy.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

American Pride with Zoe

Jan. 9, 2020

After her second year abroad in France, Zoe decided to move back to the US permanently. She comes on the show to explain how confronting opinions about American culture around the globe made her more proud to be an American.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

American Shame with Gabe

Jan. 2, 2020

Season 3, Episode 21. There are an estimated 9 million Americans living abroad. If you asked each one of them how they feel about being American, you'd probably get 9 million unique answers. While we can't ask every single p…