The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders.

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German culture: The top 10 selling musical artists in Germany (Craig from Scotland)

Aug. 3, 2020

In order to better understand the music tastes of Germans, Craig from Scotland joins me to look at …

African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

July 26, 2020

Tania was born in Kenya and has lived in five different African countries. After a short time in Th…

Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

July 20, 2020

How difficult it is to make meaningful connections with Germans, and what it's like when you make a…

Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

July 13, 2020

Life as the spouse of a diplomat, the importance of groups for integration, and adapting to constan…

Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry (Sarah Jane Scott from the USA)

July 6, 2020

Sarah Jane Scott talks about her schlager success, what it’s like to be a schlager singer, and syst…

A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual German racism (Christy from the USA)

June 29, 2020

Running a coffee shop in Germany, why Germany isn’t the best for children with special needs, and c…

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.


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