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The ExpatCast is the podcast where expats share stories about fitting in, standing out, and every mishap on their journey to feeling at home abroad.

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Season 5, Episode 9. She's lived in Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, the UK, South Africa, Thailand, Zanzibar, Austria, and now, Germany. Tania gets lost keeping track of everywhere she's lived! She craves stability, yet at the same time, she can't imagine not moving again soon. Tania's expat history has made her very resourceful, creative, and flexible - all traits that make her a great entrepreneur. She consults on travel to Kenya, sews and sells African fabrics, has a blog, and more. Yet still, she struggles to confidently identify as an entrepreneur. We explore why that is, how her expat life has helped and hurt her business life, and whether Germany is a good place to start a company.   Participate in the Expat and Spouses Monitor survey for expats and expat spouses in Germany.   FIND TANIA swahilisecrets.com On Instagram @swahilisecrets.shop On Instagram @swahilisecrets.travel On Instagram @African.Abroad.Blog   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast    This episode is sponsored by Comfort Eats. Read more about them on the blog.
Season 5, Episode 8. Whether he's living in Belgium, the Netherlands, China, or Germany, Claudio manages to find Italy everywhere he goes. He's from a tiny village in northern Italy that's got more sheep and cows than people, and although he hasn't lived there in decades, it is his heritage. It is his home. Claudio shares why and how he honors his Italian heritage, be it through food or people or something else entirely. Now based in Nuremberg, Germany for two years, it's important to him to bring his culture to his community there as well as learn about and experience the cultures of his friends.   FIND CLAUDIO On Instagram @itsclaudiocorti His new project @zerowastestoriesofficial   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast    This episode is sponsored by Comfort Eats. Read more about them on the blog.
Season 5, Episode 7. Kate is from southwestern Germany and moved to Chicago, around the same time that Nicole moved from Chicago to southwestern Germany. The two connect on Instagram years back, and Kate was one of Nicole's first guests back in season one. Now, Kate's back to share how her career, life, and family has grown since then. Kate's now a mom, and she and her husband ended up moving back to Germany with their baby in March of 2020, on one of the last flights from the USA to Germany before travel shut down due to Coronavirus. We hear what it was like saying goodbye to Chicago in this crazy moment, and how it's been readjusting to their home country of Germany under these limited circumstances.   FIND KATE On her website On Instagram @sharethelove.blog   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast    This episode is sponsored by EUHabitat. Read more about them on the blog.
Season 5, Episode 6. So many of us move abroad without knowing anyone else who's done a big move like that. We struggle to find expat role models at the beginning, and usually end up with authors, characters, or friends as role models. Reina was the first female in her tight-knit family to move abroad. It was hard to break the news to her family, and when she was adjusting to life in her new home in New Zealand, she faced serious withdrawal, going from constant family time to being a 26-hour flight away. But in moving abroad to pursue her dream job in motion pictures, Reina became the role model she didn't have. She inspired others in her family to dream big, just like she had.   FIND REINA At ComfortEats   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 5, Episode 5. In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there.  Today, we learn about Dessau! Inna Koblents is from the Ukraine and lived in Italy before relocating to Dessau on a special visa for Jewish immigrants from former Soviet countries. She'd never heard of Dessau before the opportunity came up, but in her two years there, she's found herself feeling quite at home in this former East Germany town. She's put together a great list of things to do and day trips to or from Dessau, which you can find here.   Read the New Yorker article that had me giggling all week here.   FIND INNA Her podcast Live and Learn On Twitter @LivenadLearnPod On Instagram @LiveandLearn_Podcast On Facebook @LiveandLearnPodcast   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 5, Episode 4. Rachel hosts the Meet the Germans series with Deutsche Welle, where she shares videos about current events and German culture in English through her perspective as a foreigner in Germany.  Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in her 20s, and now that she's in her early 30s, she's in a much different place in life than she was back when she moved. The German culture encourages things like organization, punctuality, board game nights in with small groups of friends, time in nature, and casual clothing. So did Rachel start to like these things because she's maturing into them, or is it because she's getting more German?   FIND RACHEL On Meet the Germans Watch her videos On Instagram @dw_meetthegermans Check out the video featuring the "Fish & Chips or Currywurst" rap   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 5, Episode 3. Ever since Nicole arrived in Germany, she kept seeing a book series with cool hipster graphics and titles like "How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps" everywhere in her expat life. They were funny observations about Germans from the views of a British immigrant. As if a cool cover and relatable content wasn't enough, the books were BILINGUAL! Meaning they were also good for practicing your German! And now, the author himself is here to talk! Adam Fletcher was bored in his UK hometown when a job opportunity popped up in Leipzig, Germany. He said, "Sure, why not?" When his blog article about Germans went viral, publishers called him up, asking if he'd like to write a book. He said, "Sure, why not?" He got the chance to become a German citizen. He said, "Sure, why not?" The King of Happy Happenstance is here to share his story of how he went from bored college graduate to bestselling author to certified German and Berliner, with plenty of detours along the way. Read the blog post about this episode here.   FIND ADAM On his website Read his books   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 5, Episode 2. Since the start of 2020, the United States has provided a seemingly endless onslaught of scary and sad news that's continued and gotten even worse in 2021. From Coronavirus killing hundreds of thousands, to Black Live Matters protests that were met by police violence, to the 2020 presidential election, and now a terrorist mob staging an insurrection in the capital, it has been a lot to cope with. Nicole, an American in Germany struggling to process the news from afar, sits down with Tara, an Iranian in Germany who has had a couple years' head start on Nicole in terms of processing unrest back home from far away. Tara shares how her view on her home country has evolved over her years away and how she copes with moments of unrest.   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 5, Episode 1. It's the season 5 premier! After a couple months off to recoup, The Expat Cast is back with a new website and a fantastic guest to kick things off: Hannah from Travels by Teslin. The two talked in mid-December 2020 while Hannah was quarantining in her home country of Canada. Hannah has been living in Hamburg, Germany for 7 years now. Her move was inspired by love, but even when that relationship ended, she had plenty of reasons to stay. She has a thriving career, manages a ton of social meet-up groups, runs fantastic Instagram and TikTok accounts, and even went viral with her Glühwein map of Hamburg! For more, head on over to the blog.   FIND TESLIN On her website On Instagram @travelsbyteslin Her TikTok about Culture Shocks   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
SEGEPADFO. Happy Christmas! We're celebrating with the launch of SEGEPADFO: the Second Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Donation Face-Off. This year, Shaun and I are fundraising for Über den Tellerrand. We are thrilled to say that we collectively raised 410€, which was enough to enable Über den Tellerrand to finance the build of their portable kitchen! Which podcast raised the most money? Who raised the least, and what consequences will they have to face? Listen to find out.   MORE INFORMATION thegermanyexperience.de/charity2020 Donate to the project here (Write in "The Expat Cast" in the "Dein öffentlicher Kommentar" field!) Learn about Über den Tellerrand   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
SEGEPADFO. Happy fourth Advent Sunday! We're celebrating with SEGEPADFO: the Second Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Donation Face-Off. This year, Shaun and I are fundraising for Über den Tellerrand. In this episode, I give an update on who is in the lead and interview Philippa, a student in Freiburg who started joining the organization's events as a way to get to know new people in town.   MORE INFORMATION thegermanyexperience.de/charity2020 Donate to the project here (Write in "The Expat Cast" in the "Dein öffentlicher Kommentar" field!) Learn about Über den Tellerrand   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
SEGEPADFO. Happy third Advent Sunday! We're celebrating with SEGEPADFO: the Second Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Donation Face-Off. This year, Shaun and I are fundraising for Über den Tellerrand. In this episode, I give an update on who is in the lead, release the brand new SEGEPADFO jingle, written by Shaun and featuring backup vocals from yours truly, and attempt to trash talk using quotes from Conor McGregor.   MORE INFORMATION thegermanyexperience.de/charity2020 Donate to the project here (Write in "The Expat Cast" in the "Dein öffentlicher Kommentar" field!) Learn about Über den Tellerrand   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
SEGEPADFO. Happy second Advent Sunday! We're celebrating with SEGEPADFO: the Second Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Donation Face-Off. This year, Shaun and I are fundraising for Über den Tellerrand. In this episode, I interview the head of Über den Tellerrand Freiburg to learn more about the group.   MORE INFORMATION thegermanyexperience.de/charity2020 Donate to the project here (Write in "The Expat Cast" in the "Dein öffentlicher Kommentar" field!) Learn about Über den Tellerrand   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
SEGEPADFO. Happy first Advent Sunday! We're celebrating with the launch of SEGEPADFO: the Second Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Donation Face-Off. This year, Shaun and I are fundraising for Über den Tellerrand. In this announcement episode, we explain what the organization does, what project we're raising donations for, and how you can contribute to the cause.   MORE INFORMATION thegermanyexperience.de/charity2020 Donate to the project here (Write in "The Expat Cast" in the "Dein öffentlicher Kommentar" field!) Learn about Über den Tellerrand   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 4, Episode 25. It's episode 100! The end of season 4! So many reasons to celebrate! To wrap up a season that ended up being released starting at the onset of a pandemic and seeing us all the way through to September, we hear from a variety of former guests, listeners, and expat friends from around Freiburg about who their expat/immigrant/nomad role model is. Be it the people mentioned in this episode or the people who came on the show to mention them, there are examples you can aspire to - and who knows, maybe you're someone else's role model.   IN THIS EPISODE Guests include Mari from Adventures of La Mari, Steph from Geopats, Gabriela from Gabriela Encina, Expat Coach, Casey from @CaseyfromCologne, and Linda from TravelTeening Role Models include author Pico Iyer, YouTuber Sarah Nourse, writer Marjane Satrapi   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 4, Episode 24. Nicole and Justin are two single Americans who have both been in Germany for about three years, and they're here to exchange their stories and perspectives on dating. Is it more effective to date in German or in English? Is it easier to date Germans or fellow internationals? What dating apps are common in Germany, and what is it like to use them? Are the gender roles different in Germany versus the US, and if so, how does that affect dating? Plus, both share the story of their most embarrassing date.   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 4, Episode 23. If you are a US citizen, even if you live abroad, you ARE eligible to vote. And you SHOULD vote. Candice works with Democrats Abroad Germany and Vote from Abroad. She's here to tell us how to vote from abroad, why to vote from abroad, and what deadlines to keep in mind. The important information she shares in the episode can be found here.   FIND DEMOCRATS ABROAD On their website On Instagram @demsabroadgermany On Twitter @DemsAbroadDE Facebook @DAGermany On Email info-germany@democratsabroad.org   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 4, Episode 22. Mahdia left her hometown of Dhaka, Bangladesh when she was 19. Within a year, she'd settled into adulthood and expat life simultaneously in her new home of Wollongong, Australia. She loved her life, her friends, and most importantly, the person she'd become. When she moved back to Dhaka three years later, Mahdia quickly realized her new identity didn't quite fit in. As she'd wanted to get her master's degree in Germany, anyway, she sent off applications and within a year was back off to life as an expat. This time, she was living more of a nomadic existence. Her master's program took her to Germany, Argentina, and Thailand. Now back in Berlin, Mahdia is exhausted from the nomadic life. She shares why she's decided to settle in to life in Berlin, what she's gained from all of her relocations, and what she's lost.   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Minisode. My summer vacation ended up consisting of me visiting friends in Cologne, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Because I was outside of German borders, I qualified for a free Coronavirus test upon my return. I share what my experience was like.   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
Season 4, Episode 21. In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there.  Today, we learn about Nuremberg! Shannon and her family have lived in Nuremberg twice now, and they have fallen in love with the city's charm. Through the years, she's gathered a slew of great travel tips, which you can find here.   CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast  Twitter @theexpatcast 
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Love Ogatis

Awesome podcast😍

Jan 26th
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Gordon Eisenach

Such great insights into what it means to be an expat. I recommend this to anyone thinking about moving abroad!

Jan 9th
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Panos Mexili

This podcast is a great discovery.

Dec 19th
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Love Ogatis

thank you for this

Oct 10th
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