The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Recent Episodes

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 recap, the importance of community, and redefining your identity (Beth from the USA)

May 17, 2022

Beth comes back on the podcast to discuss how she recently found herself post-pandemic in a world that had shrunk to just her job and her family. While this isn't a bad thing, Beth was lacking a feeling of community. She als…

Using your own culture to integrate in Germany (Saehee from the USA)

May 12, 2022

When Saehee, a Korean American, first moved from the States to Germany, she struggled to adjust for many different reasons. This led to her feeling depressed and lonely. But that would all change once she started getting ba…

States of Liberation: gay rights and discrimination in Cold War Germany (Samuel Clowes Huneke)

April 20, 2022

It's conventional knowledge that West Germany was more liberal and progressive than East Germany. Then it stands to reason that West Germany was more accepting of gay rights. But was this really the case? Of course, these th…

Language barrier problems, and overcoming the challenges involved with reporting sexual assault (Mei Chi from Hong Kong)

April 6, 2022

When Mei Chi arrived in Germany, she faced several challenges caused by the language and cultural barrier. Not understanding German can result in some minor inconveniences that make funny stories later on, but other misunder…

Where has The Germany Experience been?

April 1, 2022

Here's a short update on why there have been no new epsidoes in the last month, and when you can expect the next episodes.

Writing a Eurovision song, and traveling to the Arctic and Antarctic (Fadi from the UK)

March 2, 2022

Fadi Gaziri returns to the show to talk about writing a song for the Eurovision song contest. We talk about why we love the Eurovision song contest so much, what makes a good Eurovision song, and how countries select their e…

Recent Blog Posts

4 Reasons why 2022 is a good time to find a job in Germany

Despite the ongoing pandemic, now is actually a really good time to look for a job in Germany. Lisa Janz of Job Coach Germany gives us 4 reasons why you …

Adventures learning German with Dana Newman’s “You go me o…

I interviewed writer and YouTuber Dana Newman for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. Listen to the full interview here. Dana Newman, an Ameri…

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, and how Germany chang…

I interviewed YouTuber Montana Showalter for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. To hear the full interview, subscribe to the podcast or go her…

About the Host

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Shaun Behrens

Originally a South African, Shaun has been living in Germany long enough to know a thing or two about integrating, but will also never truly feel like he fits in in Germany. 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.