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Wanting to live abroad but not sure how to make it a reality? Searching for your next international destination? The Expat Empire Podcast is the podcast for you! Listen to interviews with current and past expats, digital nomads, and travelers to gain the knowledge and confidence to go abroad for your first or your tenth time. Learn more at expatempire.com!
 
We are Geoff and Alex - two Americans living abroad in Berlin, Germany. We will discuss our years of experience living in Europe as expats, give advice to those who are hoping to make a move abroad and share plenty of funny stories that will help give insights into life here in the land of beer and sausage. Along the way, we will test a new bottle of whiskey in each episode because…whiskey.
 
That High School Life is a podcast about, you guessed it, high school. It's hosted by Joe Ticar, a high school teacher at an international school in Germany. Guests on this podcast include a variety of interesting characters: Students, professionals, teachers, professional students, student teachers. Each episode takes a look at different topics surrounding the adventure that is high school: Life abroad as an expat teacher, learning in the International Baccalaureate curriculum, interesting ...
 
Listen in as two expat Americans, Sarah Taylor and Kevin McCarthy, take on the task of telling American audiences what life in Tübingen, Germany is all about. They interview members of the community, discuss local issues, and reflect candidly on life in Germany with its many cultural differences and similarities, realizing that there's so much more they have to learn about this cycling, studying, stocherkahning municipality of the Swabian South that they've called home for the past several y ...
 
In November 2003 I moved abroad for the first time to teach English in Taiwan. The culture was so different that I wrote a blog called Me In Taiwan to process what I was seeing and experiencing. Since then I have spent the majority of my time living and working overseas in many countries in Asia but also some in Latin America too. But nothing has had the impact on me like this first expat year in Taiwan. So in 2017 I started podcasting by reading and reflecting on these blog entries, one ent ...
 
Ever wanted to make travel a lifestyle with your significant other? Travelling the world while earning money has never been more accessible. On the Travel Couple Podcast, we interview a couple every Wednesday that is doing just that. We talk travel, relationships, and how they earn money while on the road. Learn how you can do the same through becoming a digital nomad, finding remote work, becoming location independent, blog, vlog, photograph, and so much more!
 
ABOUT: With over 13 years in Bangkok Thailand, Emanuel Skinner has become a household name and a house music icon locally and abroad. Originally from San Francisco and now a Phuket local sharing his vision and sound all across South East Asia . With over 20 years experience filling the best and biggest venues from Jakarta, Singapore, China, India, to South Korea, Bangladesh to Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and all over Thailand (Chang Mai, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Phuket, Pat ...
 
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Amaia, originally from Spain but now living in Düsseldorf, Germany, started the Expats and Spouses Monitor with Dr. Carlos Morales. Their goal: it is a research project that aims to understand the living and working conditions of expatriates and their spouses or partners living in Germany. With this data, they hope to help stakeholders, such as Ger…
 
Do you listen to hundreds of podcasts? Kavein does and that's what makes this conversation with him so fascinating. He has a thirst for knowledge and stories that is insatiable. Last week we published the first part of this conversation about his language learning and usage as a blind person over on Geopats Language and this week we are focused 100…
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Pauline Mura. Pauline is a french Third Culture Kid who grew up in Ireland and South Africa before moving to Japan and the US for short periods of time. After 4 years spent again in Ireland for work she founded the podcast Meet The Expats once back in France, interviewing traveler…
 
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 …
 
When a person moves abroad for a long period of time, they sometimes begin to question their identity. There's a duality that comes with considering two different countries your home. What is the answer to, “where are you from?”. How has your adopted country changed your personality, who you are and what you believe? During this week’s episode we d…
 
When you move to Germany, like with other countries, you might find yourself needing to re-invent yourself due to the language and the culture. For example: if you were funny and outgoing in your home country, you might suddenly feel like you're introverted and "boring" in social situations in Germany. And how do you deal with feeling that you can'…
 
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…
 
The “German Shuffle” is making another glorious appearance on the podcast! Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. For the uninitiated, these are episodes in which we focus not on one topic, but several unrelated topics. Some go by quickly and some have much more “meat on the bone.” This week’s episode will cover: the maze of courtyards in German ap…
 
What are common misconceptions that foreigners have about the job application process in Germany? What makes a good CV? What are assessment centers? We try to answer some of these questions in this episode. To do it, I'm joined by Ivan from Bulgaria (and previous guest on the show), who has extensive experience working as an HR consultant in German…
 
About 6 months into podcasting many Podcasters hit a wall. What am I doing? Why am I doing this? And other large, podcastery questions start haunting them. The inevitable episode of doubt happens and then there is either podfade or a shift in content. This is exactly the type of episode that I heard Dakota do on his Language Learning Lounge podcast…
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Louise Wiles. Louise moved with her family to Spain, Portugal, Madeira, and back to the UK over the last 25 years through her husband’s career. She’s navigated building an international education and career as a trailing expat spouse as well as raising a family across many countri…
 
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, a…
 
It’s finally here, a good ol’ fashioned Q & A! You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. For this week’s episode we asked all of you to send in your questions about moving to Germany, living in Germany, and…basically everything related to being an expat in Germany. Can you secure an apartment before you arrive in Germany? How easy is it to find a…
 
To uncover the myth of "early love" ("Zao Lian") in Chinese, we dived into our adolescent experience to heal, improve and redefine our self-esteem and social identity. Topics covered: sex education, love as a taboo, self-image, "PUA" (gaslighting), etc. --- Contact us through these channels: Instagram: @wdwdnpod Twitter: @wdwdnpod Facebook You can …
 
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 Dessa…
 
In 2020, the world changed. We'd loved to say for the better, but it was entirely for the worse. The Covid-19 pandemic hit us all and changed life as we know it forever. How did daily life in Germany change during 2020, with all of the lockdowns, lack of social contact, closure of all entertainment venues, and the requirement of wearing masks in pu…
 
What are the standard costs of living you can expect in Germany? Do you really need so much insurance in Germany? And why pay the Rundfunkbeitrag if you don't watch German TV? Jen is from Guatemala and is the co-founder of Simple Germany. She joins me to discuss her story, and the cost of living in Germany. As a basis for our discussion, we use her…
 
This episode is brought to you by Obsessed with ABGs. Read more about it at the bottom of these show notes. Show notes: Nothing's set in stone kids—sometimes the final destination that you have in mind in high school is only a pit stop on the way to another destination. High school is a time to figure out what you're passionate about, but this is a…
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Amy Jazienicki. Originally from Canada, Amy has moved to Vietnam, China, and Germany through her career in English teaching and learning experience design. She has had a great journey around the world and back home to Canada again, so stay tuned for some awesome insights and advic…
 
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 bac…
 
In the mood for some romance? This week we’re going to discuss what it’s like to date in Germany. What’s it like as a foreigner to have a relationship with someone from a different culture? Will the language barrier make it difficult to forge a relationship with your partner’s family? As someone from abroad, dating in Germany is at the same time en…
 
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…
 
Ever had a strange roommate? This week we’re focusing on “WG” life in Germany. 'WG" is short for Wohngemeinschaft, which means a shared apartment. A great way to grow your social circle after moving to Germany is to live with some locals, but how do you begin? During this episode we’ll discuss the process of finding a room in a German apartment, th…
 
If you've ever wondered what it's like to live, work and podcast in Kathmandu, Nepal, this episode is for you! Big & White, their podcasting nicknames, are two American Linguists who, until very recently were living in Nepal and creating a rather hilarious audio account of their daily lives. Their episodes covered much of what expat podcasts cover …
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Patrik Wilkens. Originally from Germany, Patrik followed his brother to China at the young age of 20 and stayed for eight years. After returning to Germany for another six years, he moved with his family to the Netherlands to further develop his career. With stints working in mult…
 
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 s…
 
These things actually exist? This week we’re talking about strange, cool, surprising things that we did not know existed until we moved to Germany. One of the beautiful things about living abroad is being constantly surprised. We’ve come across machines, food and items that we had no idea there was a need for. Some are very useful and we wish they …
 
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 year…
 
The AGDW podcast is back and we think the best way to start 2021 is with a classic “German Shuffle.” This is a series of episodes in which we focus not on one topic for an episode, but a wide variety of unrelated topics. It feels like a good ol’ fashioned variety show! This week’s episode will cover: the phenomenon of well trained German dogs, U.S.…
 
The SEGEPADFO charity challenge, where I went up against Nicole of The Expat Cast to see who could raise the most money for a project by Über den Tellerrand, is over. Who won the challenge, and how much we raised, is all in this update episode. Plus: I'll tell you when I'll be back with new episodes. Thank you to everyone who donated! See our video…
 
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…
 
This episode is really special for me. Last month for NaPodPoMo I had the extreme pleasure of chatting with Damon Castillo for this episode. Yes, THE Damon Castillo of the Mess of Me album that we've been using for the past 2 years in all of the Geopats Podcast Network shows. We talk about the longevity of the Damon Castillo Band, his geopatness, m…
 
What do you get when 3 Podcasters compare their experiences about publishing a podcast a day for 22 days (of the 30 day challenge of NaPodPoMo, National Podcast Posting Month)? An honest chat about our challenges, successes and inevitably, editing discoveries during this experience thus far. Would love to hear from you! Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn…
 
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 …
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Chapin Kreuter. Growing up in Southern California, Chapin developed an intense passion for surfing. He took the opportunity to move to Nicaragua to start a surf camp with his friend in 2005 and eventually transitioned into being a digital nomad in 2015 with his business Surf Progr…
 
Social media can be fun and frustrating for anyone but for Podcasters, this dichotomy takes on a whole new level of the rollercoaster. Shaun of the Germany Experience takes time to reflect on his episode with us last year, when he was just a few episodes into his podcasting adventure. Would love to hear from you! Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & you …
 
During this week’s episode we both look back at our move to Germany and the many years we’ve spent living in Berlin. Our goal is to find what we did wrong, what regrets we have, and how we might have done things differently, knowing what we know now. We hope our honest reflection and advice might help anyone who’s considering a move to Germany or h…
 
"Can you hear me now? I'm standing as close as I can to the router." Welcome back for Season 3 of That High School Life! Surprisingly (or not surprisingly), we've found ourselves back at online learning after four months of in-person classes. For Grade 12 students around the world, and the ones at IS Ruhr, some things remain the same: Getting up, d…
 
Jenna is from Canada who is living in Düsseldorf. She is the creator of Life in Duesseldorf, has just started the Life in Germany YouTube channel. We discuss why she moved to Germany, her recent bout of COVID-19, and why she loves German barbecue culture. Jenna on Instagram: @lifeindus SEGEPADFO UPDATE: Nicole of The Expat Cast and I are going head…
 
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 t…
 
The title says it all! During this episode we will present to you our list of the most frustrating things about living in Germany, also known as “pet peeves.” Obviously, we enjoy living in Germany or we wouldn’t have stayed all these years. However, Germany is not perfect (who is?), and during our daily experiences we’ve come across a few things th…
 
Cassie from Australia wanted to continue her music studies in Germany, and her plans were already underway when the pandemic struck. It put her plans on hold, but Cassie was still able to push through and move to Weimar. I discuss with her what it was like to move to Germany during a pandemic, and what her first impressions of Germany are. Cassie o…
 
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…
 
In this episode of the Expat Empire Podcast, we will be hearing from Melanie Wartenberg. Melanie spent the last 25 years living in the Bay Area with her family but started getting an itch to uproot her life and make the move north to Vancouver Island, Canada. She moved with her husband, teenage son, and pets across the border on July 1, 2020, as so…
 
It’s December and the holiday season is upon us! Celebrating Christmas in Germany can be a magical experience. This week’s episode will explore the German Christmas traditions that make the holiday different than what you may have experienced in the USA or elsewhere. Did you know that the act of bringing a tree indoors to celebrate Christmas was a …
 
Alicia is a soul and blues singer currently living in Germany. She moved from Texas, USA to Germany complete her studies just over a year ago. I discuss with Alicia what her mindset is after moving countries in such a turbulent year, what her feelings on Germany are, and how she was able to speak out for Black Lives Matter from Germany. Watch Alici…
 
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…
 
On this edition of the “Expat Files” we interview Prayag Thakkar, an Indian living in Berlin. We will discuss his journey from Gujarat, India all the way to Germany, which in fact was the first time he ventured out of his native land. We’ll begin with a cultural misunderstanding with a German exchange student in India and then lead into his experie…
 
You probably know Antoinette Emily from her YouTube channel. Originally from New Zealand, she moved to Germany to be with her then-boyfriend (now-husband) over 10 years ago. We discuss the story of how she came to Germany, the importance of having international friends in Germany, raising bilingual children, why you probably shouldn't build a house…
 
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