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Adapting To Life In Germany

Everything changes all the time: finding your place in Germany (Shaked from Israel)

Sept. 6, 2020

Shaked moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Germany to take the next step in her dance career: a move to dance management or production. But does she want to leave the actual dancing aspect behind? And how can she adapt when the German city she lives in doesn't necessarily give her the career opportunit…

Adapting To Life In Germany Learning German

RERUN: Living abroad teaches us the power of connections (Anna from Canada)

Aug. 31, 2020

Originally released on September 4th, 2019 (episode #14). Anna Noakes Schulze from Canada presented a TEDx talk called “ Living Abroad Teaches Us the Power of Connections ”, and in it she tells her own expat story to demonstrate how those that we make connections with shape our lives and who we are…

German Culture

RERUN: Discussing German stereotypes with Nicole from The Expat Cast

Aug. 24, 2020

Originally released on October 20th, 2019 (episode #20). Are Germans really efficient? Do they like order? Are they as punctual as everyone says they are? Nicole, a US expat living in Germany and the host of The Expat Cast , helps me confirm or bust common stereotypes and cliches about Germans. Fin…

German Language Parenting In Germany Working In Germany

RERUN: Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany (Lori from USA)

Aug. 17, 2020

Originally released on July 2nd, 2019 (episode #6). Lori from USA has been teaching English in Germany for almost 40 years, so it’s not surprising that she has a thing or two to say about learning new languages. In fact, her language pedigree goes back to even before she moved to Germany, when she …

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

Aug. 12, 2020

I spent two nights in hospital recently, and during my stay, I recorded several audio logs about my experience. You can hear them in this bonus episode. Since I won't be able to edit the podcast while I recover, I will be putting out some 2019 episodes over the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone…

German Culture

German culture: The top 10 selling musical artists in Germany (Craig from Scotland)

Aug. 3, 2020

In order to better understand the music tastes of Germans, Craig from Scotland joins me to look at the top 10 selling musical artists in Germany. This includes German and international acts who have sold the most albums since the BVMI started certifying albums back in 1975. You can find the list on…

Adapting To Life In Germany Making Friends In Germany

African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

July 26, 2020

Tania was born in Kenya and has lived in five different African countries. After a short time in Thailand, she’s landed up in Germany, and she feels like this is somewhere she can stay for a longer time.

Adapting To Life In Germany Making Friends In Germany

Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

July 20, 2020

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

Adapting To Life In Germany Working In Germany

Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

July 13, 2020

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

Adapting To Life In Germany German Culture

Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry (Sarah Jane Scott from the USA)

July 6, 2020

Sarah Jane Scott talks about her schlager success, what it’s like to be a schlager singer, and systemic misogyny and exploitation in the music industry.

Adapting To Life In Germany

A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual German racism (Christy from the USA)

June 29, 2020

Running a coffee shop in Germany, why Germany isn’t the best for children with special needs, and casual racism in Germany.

German Language Learning German

Trilingualism, switching between languages, and Italian words adopted by German (Carmen from Italy)

June 21, 2020

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

Adapting To Life In Germany

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

June 15, 2020

Getting over culture shock, finding a fulfilling job in Germany, and dealing with finding a new identity when moving away from your old one.

German Culture

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

June 9, 2020

Jessica is a German African American who has lived in Germany since she was in kindergarten. She joins me for this episode to discuss the recent events that started with George Floyd, and the racism that she deals with on a regular basis here in Germany. Follow Jessica on Instagram . The Trevor Noa…

One year anniversary live stream - recorded 29th May 2020

May 30, 2020

Bonus episode - recorded from the Facebook live stream.

German Language Learning German

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

May 24, 2020

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

Guest: Dana Newman
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Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter from the USA)

May 17, 2020

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

Adapting To Life In Germany Learning German

Learning German with apps, and working in the video games industry (Thomas from the UK)

May 10, 2020

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