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Learning about "Mittagsruhe", integrating through a "Kinderladen", an…

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 episo…

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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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Things to know before learning German (Elysse from Elysse Speaks)

Elysse is the host of Elysse Speaks, a YouTube channel about her experiences learning multiple languages (including sign language…

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The attraction of Munich, the versatility of “Doch!”, and environment…

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 tim…

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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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Sept. 17, 2020

BONUS: Recent German history, and escaping East Berlin by pretending …

In this outtake from my interview with Emma from the USA, we discuss recent German history, and how to win freedom by pretending …

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Emma dances here (Emma from the USA)

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 …

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Everything changes all the time: finding your place in Germany (Shake…

Shaked moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Germany to take the next step in her dance career: a move to dance management or productio…

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RERUN: Living abroad teaches us the power of connections (Anna from C…

Originally released on September 4th, 2019 (episode #14).Anna Noakes Schulze from Canada presented a TEDx talk called “Living Abr…

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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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RERUN: Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Ch…

Originally released on July 2nd, 2019 (episode #6).Lori from USA has been teaching English in Germany for almost 40 years, so it’…

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Aug. 12, 2020

An update on my hospital visit, and audio logs from my hospital room

I spent two nights in hospital recently, and during my stay, I recorded several audio logs about my experience. You can hear them…

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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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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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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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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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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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