Episodes

Mid-Break Life Update, July 4th Event

June 30, 2022

Nicole is popping by about halfway through a longer podcast break to update you on some news!   First, some life updates about travel, visits from home, and thoughts from abroad about the recent loss of the constitutional ri…

Life Talks Family Relations

Deciding to Have Kids or Not When Living Abroad

March 24, 2022

Do you want to have kids or not? How has your geography impacted this? We asked these questions to the listener community, and their answers range from YES to NO to MAYBE.

Expat Resources

Ask the Expat with Idan from Unmatch Me Now

March 17, 2022

Nicole and fellow podcaster Idan from Israel answer listener questions and quandaries in Ask the Expat. We give our best go at answering questions sent to us from expats all over.

Career Abroad

Libraries & Librarians Abroad with Katherine

March 10, 2022

What's it like to be a foreigner working as a librarian in Germany? We've got two international librarians here to tell you!

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Moving Abroad at Age 15 with Nyla

March 3, 2022

When she was 15, Nyla moved from the US to Germany. She had to learn the language from scratch and adjust to a new culture, all while those delightful teenage hormones are there messing with your emotions.

Family Relations

Life as a Single Mom in Germany with Tanya

Feb. 24, 2022

Tanya moved from California to Germany when her son was 2. She had been single parenting until that point, and when she moved abroad, her then-husband was able to provide support. After she and he divorced, Tanya found herse…

Expat Resources Career Abroad

Breadwinning Female Expats: A Study with Kate

Feb. 17, 2022

Kate got curious about the women who moved abroad for their jobs, sometimes with their husbands or partners as the trailing spouse. Thus launched a research project about the breadwinning female expats.

Career Abroad Life Talks

The Tale of Two (Surpringly Tall) Zacks with Zacks in the City

Feb. 10, 2022

Zac XVIII and Zack Bachelor are two guys in their 20s who met on a basketball court in Stuttgart. Now are famous around expat social media for their hilarious skits about living as a US American in Germany.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Cruising into Your Dream Life Abroad with Emily (EmilyinHamburg)

Feb. 3, 2022

After a performance career in New York City, Emily took a chance and signed a contract to perform on a cruise ship sailing around Scandinavia. Her training for the ship caused her path to cross with the big love of her life:…

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

”I’m Old but I’m Cool”: Living Abroad in Your 60s with Melanie

Jan. 27, 2022

Melanie is 61 and lives in southern Germany after many years in Cologne and several moves back to her home country of the US, then back to Germany. She shares the ins and outs of all these moves, including some seriously goo…

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…

Mental Health Giving Back

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.

Mental Health Expat Resources

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…

Life Talks Family Relations

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…