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Aug. 3, 2020

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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July 26, 2020

African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

Tania was born in Kenya and has lived in five different African countries. After a short time in Thailand, she’s landed up in Ger…

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July 20, 2020

Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" stayi…

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

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July 13, 2020

Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

Life as the spouse of a diplomat, the importance of groups for integration, and adapting to constant change.

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July 6, 2020

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 29, 2020

A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual Germ…

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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June 21, 2020

Trilingualism, switching between languages, and Italian words adopted…

Being trilingual, maintaining your native language abilities, and some words that German has adopted from Italian.

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June 15, 2020

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

Getting over culture shock, finding a fulfilling job in Germany, and dealing with finding a new identity when moving away from yo…

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June 9, 2020

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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May 30, 2020

One year anniversary live stream - recorded 29th May 2020

Bonus episode - recorded from the Facebook live stream.

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May 24, 2020

You go me on the cookie! (Dana Newman from Wanted Adventure)

Dana Newman of Wanted Adventure discusses learning German, how German is NOT orderly, her book “You go me on the cookie!”, and he…

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May 17, 2020

Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter fro…

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

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May 10, 2020

Learning German with apps, and working in the video games industry (T…

Learning German through apps, working for a video games company, and getting angry letters from German neighbors.

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May 3, 2020

Traveling with teenagers, and interrupted travel plans (Linda from th…

Travelteening is a blog that gives travel advice for traveling with teens. The blogger behind it, Linda from the USA, joins me to…

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April 28, 2020

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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April 23, 2020

Homebrewing beer (Greg & Brigida)

The guest in the previous episode, Greg, is a homebrewing enthusiast, and he talks about his adventures and misadventures brewing…

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April 21, 2020

From USA to Germany, California style (Greg from USA and Brigida from…

When Greg and Brigida decided to move from California to Germany, they did it with just a small amount of money and two dogs. And…

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April 13, 2020

BONUS - Poetry in Berlin, feminism, and diversity (Deenara from Russi…

Deenara from Russia appeared in episode 38, about mental health in Germany. However, her original interview with Berlin-based jou…

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