Adapting to life in Germany Episodes

Adapting To Life In Germany

Singing soul in Germany, and BLM from a distance (Alicia from the USA)

Nov. 29, 2020

Alicia is a soul and blues singer currently living in Germany. She moved from Texas, USA to Germany complete her studies just over a year ago. I discuss with Alicia what her mindset is after moving countries in such a turbulent year, what her feelings on Germany are, and how she was able to speak o…

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Teenagers' perspective: Life in Germany & traveling with family (Anna & Alex from the USA)

Nov. 8, 2020

Back in May 2020, I had Linda of the Travelteening blog on the podcast to talk about moving to Germany and traveling around with teenagers. Now, I have the teenagers on! Anna and Alex talk about their move to Germany, their lives here, and about traveling with family. OTHER SHOW NOTES

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Ask a German: Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit (Dominik, Jürgen & Philipp from Ach?)

Nov. 1, 2020

You sent in your questions, and I put them to Germans to get the answers. It's Ask A German time!The three German guests are the always funny and entertaining hosts of the German podcast, Ach! They answer the questions that listeners sent in over the past few months, and in the process shed some li…

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Learning about "Mittagsruhe", integrating through a "Kinderladen", and the impact of Brexit

Oct. 25, 2020

Fiona and her husband are opera singers from the UK who moved to Germany for work. I first met her when she appeared on the episode about Parkrun in Germany, and I wanted to find out more about her path to journey and experiences here...so I invited her back on the show. In our chat, she talks abou…

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The attraction of Munich, the versatility of “Doch!”, and environmentalism in Germany (Sarah from Canada)

Oct. 4, 2020

Sarah from Canada came to Munich 4 years ago to get her Masters degree. At first the plan was to stay two years (which at the time she felt was too long). But soon she fell in love with Munich and found many reasons to stay. Sarah discusses those reasons with me, as well as how she went about learn…

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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 still has to adjust to the slower pace of life here. She also discusses why there is more freedom to be adventurous with your career in Germany, why Germany is attractive to performing artists, the Visa t…

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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 dance management or production. But does she want to leave the actual dancing aspect behind? And how can she adapt when the German city she lives in doesn't necessarily give her the career opportunit…

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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 a TEDx talk called “Living Abroad Teaches Us the Power of Connections”, and in it she tells her own expat story to demonstrate how those that we make connections with shape our lives and who we are, e…

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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 Thailand, she’s landed up in Germany, and she feels like this is somewhere she can stay for a longer time. 

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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 conscious decision to stay in Germany.

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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 constant change.

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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 systemic misogyny and exploitation in the music industry.

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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 casual racism in Germany.

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The 5 phases of culture shock (Beth from the USA)

June 15, 2020

Getting over culture shock, finding a fulfilling job in Germany, and dealing with finding a new identity when moving away from your old one.

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Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter from the USA)

May 17, 2020

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, her time in Germany, returning home due to the coronavirus crisis, and the ways that Germany changed her.