Episodes

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…

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

Cultivating Independence Abroad with Hannah from Travels with Teslin

Oct. 7, 2021

When Hannah studied 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 story of how she rediscovered not onl…

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 …

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

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!

Mental Health Expat Resources Family Relations

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.

Visa Talk Language Learning Expat Resources 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!

Career Abroad Expat Resources

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

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…

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

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.

Family Relations Mental Health Finding Home Abroad

TCKs, CCKs,and Preparing to Move Abroad as a Family with Anna

April 29, 2021

Anna works as an expat coach specializing in TCKs and CCKs. She gives us a crash course on what they are, followed by a deep discussion of how to best prepare for a move abroad as a family.

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.

Travel Germany Finding Home Abroad

Travel Germany: Berlin, Friedenau & Karlshorst with Marguerite

April 15, 2021

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about two Berlin neighborhoods: Friedenau and Karlshorst!

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

April 8, 2021

It's not easy being a mom. It's not easy living abroad. When you combine both things, things can get really, really tricky.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Turning the Tables: The Germany Experience Takes Over

April 1, 2021

The Germany Experience is here to take over The Expat Cast for one episode. Shaun uses his prize to ask Nicole about her experience as a podcast host and her time as a Bufdi in the Bundesfreiwilligendienst.