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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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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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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 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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May 30, 2020

One year anniversary live stream - recorded 29th May 2020

Bonus episode - recorded from the Facebook live stream.

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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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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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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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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

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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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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April 6, 2020 German Language

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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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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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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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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