German culture Episodes

Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting d…

Ricardo from Brazil and Ivan from Bulgaria are the people behind the Can You German? Instagram account. They met by chance in Ger…

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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 Germ…

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Sept. 20, 2020 German Culture

Germany and climate change (Patrick Niedermayer from Germany)

How Germany is dealing with climate change, and what foreigners in Germany can do.

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Aug. 24, 2020 German Culture

RERUN: Discussing German stereotypes with Nicole from The Expat Cast

Originally released on October 20th, 2019 (episode #20).Are Germans really efficient? Do they like order? Are they as punctual as…

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Aug. 3, 2020 German Culture

German culture: The top 10 selling musical artists in Germany (Craig …

In order to better understand the music tastes of Germans, Craig from Scotland joins me to look at the top 10 selling musical art…

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Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry…

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

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June 9, 2020 German Culture

Broken systems, turning points, and racism in Germany (Jessica from G…

Jessica is a German African American who has lived in Germany since she was in kindergarten. She joins me for this episode to dis…

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April 28, 2020 German Culture

German culture: The top 10 grossing German movies (Dominik from the A…

Soft porn, comedies, parodies, and Westerns…here are the movies that Germans love.

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Feb. 16, 2020 German Culture

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 i…

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Jan. 20, 2020 German Culture

Classic German movies: Loriot's Pappa Ante Portas

You can learn a lot about a culture by watching its movies, which is why I've decided to start watching some classic German movie…

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Missing holiday traditions from home, making new traditions, and fire…

For foreigners living in Germany, the holidays are a time that we recreate traditions from our home countries, adopt German tradi…

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How Germany changed us (Jibran from Pakistan)

Jibran runs the Desi in Wonderland YouTube channel. He's originally from Pakistan and has been living in Germany for 5 years, so …

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Oct. 20, 2019 German Culture

Discussing German stereotypes with Nicole from The Expat Cast

How true are German stereotypes? Nicole of the Expat Cast joins me on Expat Life Germany to dissect German culture and make sweep…

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Sept. 29, 2019 German Culture

Article 116 (Michael from USA)

Michael Silberman lives in the USA, but Germany is certainly intertwined with his life over there. His parents left Nazi Germany …

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Sept. 15, 2019 German Culture

Defining "Expat"

What exactly is an "expat"? Turns out this question is not as straight forward as Shaun used to think. He goes into some of the p…

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