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

A German returning to Germany after a decade (Cathrin from Germany)

Sept. 13, 2022

Cathrin, originally from Germany, has been living in the States for more than 10 years, but she recently made the decision to return. She discusses the reasons for wanting to come back, how she needs to say goodbye to her ol…

RERUN: Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting down to pee in Germany (Ricardo from Brazil & Ivan from Bulgaria)

Aug. 24, 2022

Originally released on October 19th, 2020. View the original show notes here. I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associ…

RERUN: Q&A - Making long-term German friends, reverse parking, and origins of German idioms

Aug. 17, 2022

Originally released March 8th, 2021 View the original show notes here. I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated wi…

RERUN: Antoinette Emily from New Zealand

Aug. 10, 2022

Originally released November 23rd, 2020. View the original show notes here. Antoinette's YouTube channel: Antoinette Emily I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCA…

RERUN: Ask a German - Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit

Aug. 3, 2022

Original release: November 2nd, 2020 View the original show notes here. Featuring the hosts of the Ach podcast . I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFE…

RERUN: Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience

July 27, 2022

Original release: June 2, 2001 View the original show notes here. I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with ru…

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.