The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of immigrants, expats, foreigners, and other outsiders.

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Recent Episodes

Germany and climate change (Patrick Niedermayer from Germany)

Sept. 20, 2020

How Germany is dealing with climate change, and what foreigners in Germany can do.

BONUS: Recent German history, and escaping East Berlin by pretending to be a swan (Emma from the USA)

Sept. 17, 2020

In this outtake from my interview with Emma from the USA, we discuss recent German history, and how…

Emma dances here (Emma from the USA)

Sept. 13, 2020

Emma is a dancer who moved from New York City to Berlin. Even though Berlin is a big city, she stil…

Everything changes all the time: finding your place in Germany (Shaked from Israel)

Sept. 6, 2020

Shaked moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Germany to take the next step in her dance career: a move to…

RERUN: Living abroad teaches us the power of connections (Anna from Canada)

Aug. 31, 2020

Originally released on September 4th, 2019 (episode #14).Anna Noakes Schulze from Canada presented …

RERUN: Discussing German stereotypes with Nicole from The Expat Cast

Aug. 24, 2020

Originally released on October 20th, 2019 (episode #20).Are Germans really efficient? Do they like …

About the Host

Shaun Behrens

Originally a South African, Shaun is now a naturalized German, but still doesn't truly feel like he fits in. He started The Germany Experience because he loves connecting with people and highlighting the stories that we all can relate to as outsiders in Germany.


A wealth of knowledge and humour

"I came across this podcast when I was part of the parkrun group interviewed for one of the earlier podcasts. I have become a regular listener (having…"

By Hoppersgirl on April 17, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

50 Years Later

"I love hearing these interviews, and comparing the experiences of modern-day expats with mine from the year I spent in Germany in the late 1960’s. Sh…"

By Judycliff on Feb. 28, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Excellent podcast!

"Each episode has something that speaks to me... I love it! I found the Fasching episode interesting because not all of us are big fans of it. There a…"

By bethegg on Feb. 26, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Great Perspective on Germany

"I’ve been a fan of this podcast for a few months now, and it’s only getting better as Shaun settles into a unique style and direction. He’s got a g…"

By _Iceboy_ on Feb. 24, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Lots of practical advices

"Very lively podcast with a whole bunch of stories and practical advices. Way to go Shaun!"

By Timothep on Aug. 7, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Story-sharing in a fun way!

"So many different stories of people with diverse backgrounds end up discovering the joys (and sometimes woes) of living in Germany. Thanks to Shaun …"

By Mariluzb on July 31, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

From a Germans perspective:

"This podcast lets me appreciate my home country more and more. Shaun does a great job as a host, has a good voice, and I like his eyes."

By swayzeTV on July 2, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Funny, relaxed and informative

"Love this podcast. Gives a good overview and tips. Shaun is a super Host and very likeable. Will be waiting and listening out for the next episod…"

By AOGGY11 on June 19, 2019 via Apple Podcasts


"Great Podcast, very entertaining and funny host! 👍"

By BeatK. on June 7, 2019 via Apple Podcasts