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April 6, 2020

Some German idioms (Steph Fuccio from USA)

Steph Fuccio, host of the Geopats podcast, is new to Germany and to the German language. So as a new learner, I thought it would …

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March 30, 2020

Dealing with depression in Germany (Deenara from Russia)

How do you recognize that you are depressed? How do you seek out therapy and other help for depression in Germany? And what if yo…

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March 23, 2020

Being a TV anchor, online weirdos, and stereotypes about Russian wome…

Daria, originally from Moscow, Russia, is working as a freelance journalist in Germany. She helped me put an upcoming episode abo…

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March 16, 2020

Coronavirus and COVID-19 in Germany (with Nicole from The Expat Cast …

Since COVID-19 in Germany got "real" on Friday 13th March, I felt I had to discuss it. And who better than to discuss it with tha…

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March 9, 2020

Leaving Germany after a decade (Natalie from the UK)

What is it that makes someone who has lived in Germany for over a decade decide that it's time to go back "home"? Natalie is orig…

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March 2, 2020

Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph f…

How being bilingual can influence your personality in different languages.

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Feb. 22, 2020

Moving after 40, sensationalist media, and loneliness in Germany (Kla…

Klaus was born in Brazil before spending the first 12 years of his life in Germany. After returning to Brazil, he remained in tou…

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Feb. 20, 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…

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Feb. 16, 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 i…

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Feb. 9, 2020

A serial expat in Germany (Amy from Canada)

Amy is the host of The Expat Experience podcast. She has landed up in Germany after spending time in Vietnam and China, and in ou…

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Feb. 2, 2020

Motivated to adapt by painful social moments (Sindy from Hong Kong)

(This is the podcast previously known as Expat Life Germany.In the first few years in Germany, things weren't always easy for Sin…

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Jan. 27, 2020

Announcement: Renaming the show to The Germany Experience from 1 Febr…

The podcast will have a new name from 1 February 2020! Not much is going to change other than the name, so it'll still be the sam…

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Jan. 20, 2020

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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Jan. 12, 2020

SOFA status, growing a thicker skin, and tracking a stolen phone with…

Audrey and Zach met while in the USA. When Zach, a cartographer, moved to Germany on a SOFA status (Status of Forces Agreement), …

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Jan. 4, 2020

Making German candy, learning German history, and growing up as a thi…

Travis J. Dow is a host of the History of Germany podcast (and several other podcasts, too). Originally from Oregon, USA, he spen…

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Jan. 3, 2020

FEGEPADFO Charity Challenge - Final Wrap-Up

Nicole from The Expat Cast and I went head-to-head in December 2019 to see who could raise the most donations for our chosen char…

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Dec. 23, 2019

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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Dec. 15, 2019

Unhappy in Germany (S from India)

Donate to my cause in the expat podcasters charity challenge (aka #FEGEPADFO): Donate to Lebenshilfe Bad WindsheimGermany offers …

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