Episodes

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Karlsruhe with Santhiya

Jan. 20, 2022

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Karlsruhe!

All Thinking Is Comparison with Samar

Jan. 13, 2022

Two friends on a train trip to Nuremberg passed a bit of graffiti that would haunt then for years to come. Nicole & Samar have been quoting that graffiti since 2020, and now they're here to share all their thoughts about it …

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…

Giving Back Mental Health

Expat Grief with Katie

Dec. 16, 2021

Grief isn't something reserved for tragedy and death. Grief has a much wider spectrum, and people living abroad have some unique challenges with some of its forms.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Wiesbaden with Christie from A Sausage Has Two

Dec. 9, 2021

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Wiesbaden!

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.

Finding Home Abroad

The German Media Landscape with Nic and Simon

Nov. 25, 2021

Nic and Simon, both from the UK and living in Bavaria, come by to talk about the media landscape in Germany.

Expat Resources Mental Health

Finding Therapy in Germany with Julian

Nov. 18, 2021

Most German public health insurances cover mental health therapy. It's a wonderful thing, but like all things in Germany, there is a lot of paperwork and bureaucracy required to find a therapist, get the therapy approved, an…

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.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Living Right on Time with Julie

Nov. 4, 2021

In her early 40s, Julie moved to Munich for love and had her first kid at 43. Now, nearing 50, she's planning her wedding and living a life full of happiness, including a thriving community and her own business.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Expat Resilience & a Munich Love Story with Meghan from Balancing Cultures

Oct. 28, 2021

On a solo backpacking trip in her early 20s, Meghan fell in love with Munich. Now, she and Munich are celebrating 14 delightful years together. She tells us all about the resilience it's taken to stick it out with her one tr…

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Kiel with Jordan

Oct. 21, 2021

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Kiel with Jordan Wagner!

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…

Expat Resources Career Abroad

Wandering but Not Lost: Financial Freedom as an Expat & Traveler with Vanessa from Wander Onwards

Sept. 30, 2021

From a brief stint as an undocumented person in China to meeting her husband at a beer pong tournament, Vanessa's got some stories to share. She also explains how she paid off her over $100,000 in debt - including personal f…

Mental Health

Your Stories: Times German Authority Figures Made Us Cry

June 24, 2021

This season finale, we're marking the occasion by diving into a touchy topic: I collected your stories of times German people of authority have made you cry.

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!

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

Covid Fatigue, Toxic Positivity, & Reentry for Expats with Gabriela

June 3, 2021

Psychologist Gabriela Encina talks about the unique effects life in Coronavirus Pandemic era has had on expats, like family separation, social isolation, and a harsh interruption to their integration process.

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.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Bamberg with Ana

May 20, 2021

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Bremen!

Expat Resources Career Abroad

Resumes, Interviews, & Contract Negotiations in Germany with Jana from Meetra

May 13, 2021

Jana talks us through some of the most culture-clashy aspects of the job hunt: resume writing, interviewing, and contract negotiations. She gives concrete tips on how to navigate the process and how to prepare for unexpected…

Finding Home Abroad Family Relations

A Mother-Daughter Reverse Expat Journey with Gabi & Elana

May 6, 2021

In honor of Mother's Day, the mother-daughter duo is here to share how their reverse expat experiences have bonded them, and what intergenerational immigration means for their family.