Featuring Nina Episodes

Nina is a German who regularly comes on the show to explain different aspects of German culture.

October 06, 2021

German culture: Der Struwwelpeter and other horrifying children's stories (Nina from Germany)

After watching the Calvin & Habs duo do a reenactment of a German children's story called "Paulinchen", I decided to buy the collection of stories it appears in. It's called Der Struwwelpeter, named after one of the character...

German Culture Featuring Nina

March 15, 2021

Common things Germans say and do, and what they mean (Nina from Germany)

The Germans have certain words, sayings, and gestures that they do very often, often without even thinking about it. And some of these things can be very confusing to people new in Germany. For example: you'll often hear "Oh...

German Culture Featuring Nina

September 28, 2020

German youth words of 2020 (Nina from Germany)

Every year, the Langenscheidt publishing house searches for the youth word of that year. It's happening again, and Nina from Germany (who previously appeared in the Fasching episode back in February) helps me explain the word...

German Culture German Language Featuring Nina

February 21, 2020

A German experiences the Ausländerbehörde (Nina from Germany)

While recording the episode about Carnival in Germany, Nina told a story about the time she had to deal with the same office that foreigners know all too well: the Auslanderbehörde Amt (foreigner's office). SUBSCRIBE TO THE P...

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February 17, 2020

Carnival/Fasching in Germany: "pomp and splendor" (Nina from Germany)

It's the middle of Carnival (also known as Fasching or Fastnacht, depending on where in Germany you are). I am not a big fan of it, and so I got a real live German who IS a fan of it to come on the show and explain to me why ...

German Culture Featuring Nina