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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.

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Tania has been in Germany for 4 years, and talks about leaving Africa, adjusting to Germany, and staying true to your roots. Listen to the podcast:
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Amy from the USA talks about how difficult it is to make strong connections with Germans.
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Sarah Jane Scott is an American who has had success as a Schlager singer in Germany. She explains her path to Germany and her schlager success, and how she is currently evaluating her next steps. We also talk about systemic misogyny and exploitation in the music industry.

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Life as the spouse of a diplomat, the importance of groups for integration, and adapting to constant change.
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Durian fruit smells so bad that it caused hospitalizations and an evacation of a post office in Germany.

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Christy is a southern liberal who opened a coffee shop in Germany. Over a Pfälzer Weinschorle, she discusses how she tried to integrate herself the “right” way, how Germany is not the best country for special needs children, not g…

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Carmen from Italy, who lives in Germany, gives some examples of Italian words that German adopted and gave new meanings to.
Listen to the full podcast episode: https://thegermanyexperience.de/48

Carmen's own podcasts:
https://gopod.me/tuttifannulloni
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Jessica, a German African American woman, has learnt to deal with racism on a regular basis in Germany. Listen to the full podcast interview:
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The war ended in 1945, but they regularly find live WW2 bombs in the ground. Listen to The Germany Experience podcast, the podcast about life in Germany seen through the eyes of outsiders:
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Recorded live on 29th May 2020. On the first anniversary of The Germany Experience podcast, I answer some listener questions, take a look back at what the podcast has meant for me, and talk to two previous guests.
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Montana Showalter gives her advice on how to make the most of an exchange year in Germany. Listen to the full podcast interview:
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Montana's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtWlIQqmZ9uIrIgPwDRNBQ

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Montana Showalter explains how different Germany is from USA, and also how similar it is. Listen to the full podcast interview:
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Montana Showalter talks about her reasons for starting her YouTube channel, and how it blew up. Listen to the full podcast interview:
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Soft porn, comedies, parodies, and Westerns…what are the best-performing German movies? Dominik, one of the hosts of the German podcast Ach!, joins me to discuss the list, to explain how the top 4 movies are all related, and to speculate about what the top 10 reveals about German culture.
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I threw some German idioms at Steph Fuccio of the Geopats podcast to see how many she, as a new German learner, could figure out. Get show notes and listen to the full podcast episode here:
https://thegermanyexperience.de/ep-39-some-german-idioms-steph-fuccio-from-usa

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A German joins me to discuss the history of Carnival in Germany, traditions around it, kids getting hit in the face with candy, and storing döners in hedgehog costumes. Subscribe to the podcast:
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Amy is the host of The Expat Experience podcast, and she joins me to discuss her expat journey and how she landed up in Hamburg, Germany on a freelance visa. She also talks about her experiences learning German and making friends. Visit the official podcast website:
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Lori discusses her experiences teaching English as a second language in Germany. Listen to the full episode (Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany) here:
https://thegermanyexperience.de/6

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In Germany, it's common to have to take off your shoes and put on house shoes when inside a house or apartment. Listen to the full episode (Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany) here:
https://thegermanyexperience.de/6

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I've been a job seeker in Germany three times, so I've learnt one or two tips. Read the blog post:
https://thegermanyexperience.de/advice-for-finding-jobs-in-germany-from-my-own-experiences

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Abi from IamExpat.de joins me to explain how to write a German resume (or Curriculum Vitae). It's important to get your resume right when looking for a job in Germany. Listen to the full episode:
https://thegermanyexperience.de/finding-a-job-in-germany

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Oct. 1, 2019

What is an "expat"?

Taken from Episode 15 of the Expat Life Germany podcast: https://expatlifegermany.de/15

The word "expat" has many definitions, some of them loaded with bias. When I named my podcast, I only had the simplest definition in mind: people living outside their home country. I contemplate the various def…

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Expats can be vulnerable to scams. Here are some common ones, and two golden rules to minimize your risk.
Listen to the full podcast episode: https://expatlifegermany.de/5

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