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Are Germans really efficient? Do they like order? Are they as punctual as everyone says they are? Nicole Palazzo, a US expat living in Germany and the host of The Expat Cast, helps me confirm or bust common stereotypes and cliches about Germans.Discuss your opinions on these stereotypes in the Expat Life Germany Facebook group! And also: let us know of any we missed, or ones that might be common in your area of Germany.The cult British show that Germans watch every year on New Year's Eve: Dinner for OneFind Nicole:The Expat Cast podcastThe Expat Cast on InstagramMail Nicole: theexpatcast@gmail.comExpat Life Germany:Facebook page Facebook groupWebsiteInstagramTwitter
Tim Bourguignon is a French citizen who moved to Germany to be with his wife. He describes himself as coming in four flavors: Agile Coach, Chief Learning Officer, Mentoring Advocate, and Public Speaker. He also hosts a podcast called Software Developer’s Journey. After bad experiences learning German in school, Tim picked up German again years later when he actually moved to the country. In our interview, we discuss how his learning was aided by his colleagues, the Volkshochschule (adult education centers in Germany), and...the Wise Guys. We also cover how he handles three languages at home, some advice for making friends (care of the Holstee manifesto), and keeping in touch with friends and family back home.Tim's Website: https://www.timbourguignon.fr/Tim's Podcast (Software Developer's Journey): http://podcast.devjourney.info/
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 in Germany, and, of course, her YouTube channel. Antoinette's YouTube channel: Antoinette EmilyAntoinette on Instagram: @antoinette_nzGERMAN UNCOVERED COURSE - BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT!The German Uncovered language course, plus bonsues, is discounted by $200 until 30th November 2020! You get the story-based language course, PLUS access to the German Grammar for Beginners and the German Accent and Pronunciation Masterclass courses. The discount code is BLKCM2020 . Use this link:German Uncovered Course - Black Friday Discount(I am an affiliate partner of Fluent Language, so if you sign up for that course using my link, you will be helping the show!)JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
Sneha from India moved to Germany in 2011, when her ex-husband got a job in Munich. A professional Indian classical dancer, Sneha was expecting something similar to New York, where people knew about the artform of Indian classical dance. Instead, she found herself constantly having to explain to Germans that it wasn't Bollywood dancing that she does...Sneha explains how she quickly started establishing herself in her artform in Germany by putting on shows, and then later teaching young girls the art of Bharatanatyam. She also takes us through the story of how, when her personal life began falling apart, Munich showed her love and gave her life. And, we discuss the uncertainty that artists face when they choose to dedicate their life to their passion.Sneha on Instagram:  snetanzSneha's dance institute: abhinayaindischertanzGERMAN UNCOVERED COURSE - BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT!The German Uncovered language course, plus bonsues, is discounted by $200 until 30th November 2020! You get the story-based language course, PLUS access to the German Grammar for Beginners and the German Accent and Pronunciation Masterclass courses. The discount code is BLKCM2020 . Use this link: German Uncovered Course - Black Friday Discount(I am an affiliate partner of Fluent Language, so if you sign up for that course using my link, you will be helping the show!)OTHER NOTESMy guest appearances on Geopats NaPodPoMo:43: Podcast Rebranding & Community with Shaun of The Germany Experience Podcast44: Beginning Podcast Challenges with Shaun of The Germany Experience PodcastMy YouTube channel: The Germany Experience on YouTube JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
Back in May 2020, I had Linda of the Travelteening blog on the podcast to talk about moving to Germany and traveling around with teenagers. Now, I have the teenagers on! Anna and Alex talk about their move to Germany, their lives here, and about traveling with family. OTHER SHOW NOTESLockdown ignored: Munich police shut down child's birthday party with 100+ guestsMy "Warteschlangenungeduldigkeit" post on Instagram Bavarian Infection Protocol Ordinance in German: Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung GERMAN UNCOVERED STORY-BASED LANGUAGE COURSEGerman Uncovered is a comprehensive German course for beginners, where you learn German through an exciting story. After each chapter, you learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation based on what you read in the story. Disclaimer: I am an affiliate partner of German Uncovered, and I will earn a commission if you sign up using the links below).Try out the course for free: Experience Story-Based German Learning for FreeAnd sign up for German Uncovered: German UncoveredJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
You sent in your questions, and I put them to Germans to get the answers. It's Ask A German time!The three German guests are the always funny and entertaining hosts of the German podcast, Ach! They answer the questions that listeners sent in over the past few months, and in the process shed some light on some issues foreigners in Germany know all too well. We even come up with a new crime in Germany: Warteschlangeungeduldigkeit (waiting line impatience). Their website: das-a.chFollow Ach! on Twitter: das_achThe questions that we covered:Are Germans obsessed with fruit?What's up with German pillows?What are the best onomatopoeic German words?What things would they change about Germany?Why are credit cards still not the preferred payment method in Germany?What should foreigners in Germany do less of?Why do some German toilets have a shelf or platform?Some things we mentioned:Dominik's previous The Germany Experience guest appearance: The top 10 grossing movies in GermanyThe Ach! episode mentioned as an example: MAURICE G. FLITCROFT: PROFI-GOLFER, KRANFÜHRER, LEGENDEThe pillow question comes from Steph Fuccio of the Geopats podcast.The episode where I interview the writers of "From the Burgeramt to the Bedroom": The essential book for new expats in GermanyDominik's dream pillow that he didn't want to "promote": https://www.bett1.de/produkte/bodyguard-stutzkissen-plusThe Schtzngrmm onomatopoeic poem: https://www.lyrikline.org/de/gedichte/schtzngrmm-1230The episode with Amy: Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in GermanyThe Asterix & Obelix episode that demonstrates German bureaucracy: Permit #A38 (Passierschein A38)A note of correction: I mentioned I spoke to a Brazilian and a "Belgian" in a recent episode about German idioms...of course, Ivan is from Bulgaria. In the heat of conversation, my brain substituted "Belgian" in. Thanks a lot, brain (and apologies to Ivan).JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
Fiona and her husband are opera singers from the UK who moved to Germany for work. I first met her when she appeared on the episode about Parkrun in Germany, and I wanted to find out more about her path to journey and experiences here...so I invited her back on the show. In our chat, she talks about how she learnt about the "Mittagsruhe" rule in Germany, what a "Kinderladen" is and why it's a help for integrating, the effects or Brexit on her life, and "Geisterfahrers" (wrong-way drivers). Fiona on Instagram: @volbeat_floFiona on Twitter: hoppersgirlYou can watch videos of her singing opera here and here.SHOW NOTES:In the episode I referred to the Spiegel report, but here is a full article on the coronavirus survey: Umfrage: Fast ein Drittel für härtere Corona-MaßnahmenThe Danish band Fiona loves: VolbeatNumber of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit voteJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
Ricardo from Brazil and Ivan from Bulgaria are the people behind the Can You German? Instagram account. They met by chance in Germany, where they became friends. Later, when Ivan was stuck in Brazil due to COVID-19, they spent a lot of time together, and it was during this time that Can You German? was born. We discuss their Instagram page, why German is obsessed with idioms that have to do with sausage, ass, and pigs, and the culture shock for men when they learn that sitting down to pee in German is the norm. Follow Can You German? on Instagram: @canyougerman OTHER SHOW NOTES:The Langenscheidt youth word of 2020 is "Lost"The Germany Experience was featured in Almonds + Sunset's 7 Inspiring Expat Podcasts to Listen to Right Now listGerman signs for sitting down to peeThe Dark series website: https://dark.netflix.io/ ASK A GERMAN: SEND ME YOUR QUESTIONSI have lined up three "qualified" Germans (i.e. they're German) to answer your questions! So if you have a question (or questions) that you have been wanting to ask Germans but never have, now's the time! Get in touch and send me your questions in one of the following ways:Go to thegermanyexperience.de/contact and send me your questionMail me: info@thegermanyexperience.deYou can also leave me a voicemail on my website by clicking on the little microphone icon on the bottom right of your screen.JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.deGERMAN UNCOVERED STORY-BASED LANGUAGE COURSEGerman Uncovered is a comprehensive German course for beginners, where you learn German through an exciting story. After each chapter, you learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation based on what you read in the story. Disclaimer: I am an affiliate partner of German Uncovered, and I will earn a commission if you sign up using the links below).Try out the course for free: Experience Story-Based German Learning for FreeAnd sign up for German Uncovered: German Uncovered
Elysse is the host of Elysse Speaks, a YouTube channel about her experiences learning multiple languages (including sign language). One of the languages she speaks is German, and I invited her on the podcast to talk about German, what would have been good to know before learning German, and why learning German is like being in a complicated but cool relationship. Elysse's video that we base our discussion on: What I wish I knew BEFORE learning GermanSubscribe to Elysse's YouTube channel: Elysse SpeaksFollow her on Instagram: @elyssespeaksElysse's German learning resources:The Easy German podcastitalki: Learn a language onlineGerman Grammar Drills by Ed SwickLearn German on LingoliaASK A GERMAN: SEND ME YOUR QUESTIONSI have lined up three "qualified" Germans (i.e. they're German) to answer your questions! So if you have a question (or questions) that you have been wanting to ask Germans but never have, now's the time! Get in touch and send me your questions in one of the following ways:Go to thegermanyexperience.de/contact and send me your questionMail me: info@thegermanyexperience.deYou can also leave me a voicemail on my website by clicking on the little microphone icon on the bottom right of your screen.JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de GERMAN UNCOVERED STORY-BASED LANGUAGE COURSEGerman Uncovered is a comprehensive German course for beginners, where you learn German through an exciting story. After each chapter, you learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation based on what you read in the story. Disclaimer: I am an affiliate partner of German Uncovered, and I will earn a commission if you sign up using the links below). Try out the course for free: Experience Story-Based German Learning for FreeAnd sign up for German Uncovered: German Uncovered
Sarah from Canada came to Munich 4 years ago to get her Masters degree. At first the plan was to stay two years (which at the time she felt was too long). But soon she fell in love with Munich and found many reasons to stay. Sarah discusses those reasons with me, as well as how she went about learning German, the magic of the word, "Doch", and her observations of environmentalism in Germany.Sarah also hosts a podcast about international life with a focus on relationships called Falling Hard, and she has a blog about environmentalism and the economy called Circular Not Infinite. Her Instagram is @Sar.Cotter. You should also follow her podcast on Instagram: @fallinghardpodcastLater in the episode, I also talk to Kerstin, creator of the German Uncovered story-based language course. Try out the course for free: Experience Story-Based German Learning for FreeAnd sign up for German Uncovered: German Uncovered Note: I am an affiliate partner with Fluent Language (because I like the concept of the course), so if you sign up for the course using those links, you'll also be helping The Germany Experience podcast. OTHER NOTESMy guest appearance on the Americans Drinking Whiskey in Germany podcast: Making Friends with GermansMy guest appearances on Ach! bonus episodes: Bonus 152 and Bonus 153JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de 
Every year, the Langenscheidt publishing house searches for the youth word of that year. It's happening again, and Nina from Germany (who previously appeared in the Fasching episode back in February) helps me explain the words and the memes behind them. We also try and figure out if the youth actually uses these words...The words we discuss: Schabernack, Mittwoch, Sauftrag, Wild, Lost, Köftespiess, Digga, Cringe, and Mashallah Some links to things we mention in the discussion: Langenscheidt's search for 2020's youth wordRezo's "Der Zerstörung der CDU" videoPhillip Amthor's reply to RezoIt's Wednesday my dudes viral memeXatar only wants a Köftespiess when he's out of prisonLil Lightzkins - KöftespiessCan You German? Instagram accountAlman Memes Instagram accountFollow Nina on Instragram.JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de Learn German with German Uncovered A comprehensive German course for beginners, where you learn German through an exciting story.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
For foreigners living in Germany, you might be thinking that you live in a country that is doing a lot to combat global warming. After all, Germany signed the Paris Agreement, and it put together the Klimapaket (climate package). But according to my guest this week, Patrick Niedermayer, Germany isn't doing enough.This episode is a deep dive into what climate change is, what Germany has done (and why it isn't sufficient), and what foreigners living in Germany can do about the situation.Patrick’s blog (German): https://patrick-niedermayer.de/blogPatrick on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrickndmr/Get involved on 25th September 2020 and join a Fridays for Future demonstration near you! Key take-aways from my discussion with Patrick:The CO2 in our atmosphere has increased exponentially since the industrial revolution: the increase in the last 100 years is the same as the increase in the previous 10.000 years.It’s not too late to limit the increase in average temperatures (although we can’t reverse it anymore)The Paris Agreement was good, but Germany (and other countries) are not adhering to itFor Patrick, there are two aspects to climate justice: firstly, the industrialized countries expecting developing countries not to use coal and other fossil fuels to build wealth, and secondly, the people in power are the ones who have caused our current situation (albeit not intentionally), while the ones demanding change are the ones who have to live with the consequences of inaction.Germany is doing something to combat climate change, but not enough; they’ve cut funding for projects like solar power, they have not acted on the Paris Agreement, and the Klimapaket is disappointing.Foreigners can’t vote, but being political isn’t only about voting: you can still go and protest and make your voice heard.What foreigners living in Germany can do:When looking at changes you can make, look for the things with the least amount of effort on your part, but which have a big impact on reducing your carbon footprintSwitch to green energy (ökostrom) for your apartment or house.Try to switch to electric cars or scooters if it’s possibleZero wasteReduce meat consumptionEducate yourselfLinks and information:Fridays For FutureTipping points in climate changeThe Ice AlbedoThe Paris AgreementCO2 calculators:WWF CO2 footprint calculator (English, but UK-focused) Umweltbundesamt rechner (German)JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de 
In this outtake from my interview with Emma from the USA, we discuss recent German history, and how to win freedom by pretending to be a swan.Follow Emma on InstagramJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de  
Emma is a dancer who moved from New York City to Berlin. Even though Berlin is a big city, she still has to adjust to the slower pace of life here. She also discusses why there is more freedom to be adventurous with your career in Germany, why Germany is attractive to performing artists, the Visa that allows her to be here, and what you gain when you open yourself up to learning a new language. Follow Emma on Instagram.The 639 year organ musical composition: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/05/slowly-does-it-chord-changes-in-639-year-long-organ-pieceJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de Learn German with German Uncovered A comprehensive German course for beginners, where you learn German through an exciting story.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
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 opportunities she is looking for? Shaked talks us through the crossroads that she finds herself at now. We also discuss having a German partner as a portal into German culture, and how the Israeli culture might be even more direct than the German culture...Find Shaked on Facebook Read about the dance concept Shaked mentioned: GagaWebsite for the classes Shaked gives in Karlsruhe: https://www.gimor.net/The article on English Post about me: Life Out LoudJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience websiteContact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de 
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, even if we don't live near them. This will resonate with many expats, and so I invited her to come on the show.In this interview, she expands on the TEDx talk to reveal her wisdom and insights that describe the expat experience. She discusses the question of identity, learning German too fast, raising special needs children in Germany, and of course, the talk itself.Anna’s Website: https://www.sunflowerux.com/Anna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annanoakesschulze/JOIN THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience website.Mail me: info(at)thegermanyexperience.deContact me on my website: https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/contact/
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.Find Nicole:The Expat Cast podcastThe Expat Cast on InstagramMail Nicole: theexpatcast@gmail.comJOIN THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience website.Mail me: info(at)thegermanyexperience.deContact me on my website: https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/contact/https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/contact/
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 was a German high school teacher in the States. In this interview, Lori’s wisdom and wit shine through as she discusses how she got started teaching in Germany at a Volkshochschule, how speaking a language doesn’t necessarily mean you understand the culture, the importance of good pronunciation when learning a second language, and raising children in a bilingual household. JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience website.Mail me: info(at)thegermanyexperience.de Contact me on my website: https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/contact/
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 who has messaged me well-wishes!JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience website.
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 Wikipedia. To better get to know the German acts on this list, I put together a YouTube and Spotify playlist: Top German acts playlist on YouTubeTop German acts playlist on SpotifyThe bands and artists we discuss: Helene FischerMarius Müller-WesternhagenMadonnaQueenDie Toten HosenRolf ZuckowskiPhil CollinsPeter MaffayHerbert GrönemeyerWe also discuss Craig's path to Germany, and he gives us some of his own recommendations of German bands you should check out: Raindance KidJonas KünnerChildren of BoredomM and the CongregationSubscribe to Craig's podcast:On AppleOn SpotifyFollow Craig on Instagram and Facebook. JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUPVisit the official The Germany Experience website.
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. Some of the reasons for this include feeling safer in Germany than in Kenya, and having the safety net of social help that is available in Germany. And yet, despite her contentment in Germany, her heart still belongs to Kenya. Talking with Tania, it’s clear that Kenya is still very much a part of her identity. She explains how, in her early times in Germany, she realized that she was in danger of losing her own identity as she integrated into the culture, and that she looked for ways to stay true to her roots. One way she does this on a daily basis is by giving back to Africa as much as possible.She does it through several projects: Swahili Secrets is a travel service where you can book tours and safaris in Kenya. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has just about stopped tourism, and so Tania now sells African-inspired accessories on the site — and gives 20% of the sales back to the community in Kenya. Bantu Sisters does eclectic interior decor, and they give back to artisans. And finally, The Kenyan Kind unites everyone with a connection to Kenya, with the goal of inspiring, connecting, and giving back. Tania talks to me about why she loves Germany, how the German directness is completely opposite to the Kenyan culture, how Germany is stress-free in many ways, and the differences between German and Kenyan people. Links to Tania African Abroad BlogSwahili Secrets Bantu SistersThe Kenyan KindLISTENER SURVEYHelp me make the podcast better by telling me what you like, what you don't like, and ideas or feedback you might have. You can stay completely anonymous - no names, no e-mail addresses. And it will take you less than 5 minutes (unless you have a LOT to say)!Take the listener surveyCITY STARLINGS' 10 PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE  LISTENING TO IF YOU'RE AN EXPAT IN GERMANYCity Starlings put together a great list of podcasts for expats living in Germany — and The Germany Experience was featured on it! Rate the podcast: https://thegermanyexperience.de/rateLinks to more The Germany Experience episodes, my newsletter, and my social media: https://thegermanyexperience.de/JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP
Amy always had a dream of living in Germany, and even happened to marry someone who felt the same way. So living here has kind of been a dream come true. And generally, Amy is really happy here -- she admits that she was "right" about wanting to live here. But making friends with Germans is one aspect that has been a challenge. Amy is sociable and outgoing, and has done everything you're supposed to do to integrate yourself: take part in local events, be open, and seek out social situations. Add to this the fact the American friends she meets here always end up leaving, and it's easy to see why she feels that building a community is difficult. We discuss these difficulties with making real connections with Germans. Amy also talks about how she sometimes feels a bit "selfish" having made the decision to stay in Germany, and we cover her very controversial views on sandals and socks. Amy's blog post about things she prefers in Germany: The Ways: Part Zwei Follow Amy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyholt11/Rate the podcast: https://thegermanyexperience.de/rateLinks to more The Germany Experience episodes, my newsletter, and my social media: https://thegermanyexperience.de/JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP
Being the spouse of a diplomat comes with a very specific lifestyle: you move around a lot, you don't stay in a country for long, and you never know where you'll be moved to next.Alexandra Paucescu is a Romanian married to a diplomat, and she has been based in Germany for several years. We discuss what a day in her life is like, whether or not she regrets giving up a management career for her current role, how she suffered from mild depression in her early time in Germany, and also gives some advice that doesn't just apply to diplomats, but to any foreigner moving from country to country. We also discuss her self-published book, "Just a Diplomatic Spouse", that is, in her words, "a diary, a book on diplomatic etiquette, lifestyle and travel blog, ALL IN ONE".Purchase the book from Amazon: Just a Diplomatic Spouse Find Alexandra on social media:InstagramFacebookLinks to more The Germany Experience episodes, my newsletter, and my social media: https://thegermanyexperience.de/JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP
Sarah Jane Scott is an American who has had success as a Schlager singer in Germany. But how does an English-speaking "Ausländer" become a Schlager star?Sarah Jane explains her path to Germany and her Schlager success, talks about what it’s like to be a Schlager singer, and about how she is currently evaluating her next steps. We go into the unhealthy record label/artist relationship, and talk about systemic misogyny and exploitation in the music industry.Sarah Jane Scott's Instagram: Sarah Jane ScottSarah Jane Scott's Wikipedia page (German): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Jane_ScottSome Sarah Jane Scott songs we mentioned in the interview:Sarah Jane Scott - I Love You (I'll Tell You In a Song)Sarah Jane Scott - Was War Los Gestern Nacht?Heino, Sarah Jane Scott - Rockin' Around the Christmas TreeSarah Jane Scott's YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgDkhwCUwy2Qiz2Dwbj4QgHeino: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeinoSome big Schlager artists:Helene Fischer - Atemlos Durch Die NachtAndrea Berg - MosaikHoward Carpendale - Hello AgainRoland Kaiser - Kein ProblemUdo Jürgens - Griechischen WeinPeggy March: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_MarchConnie Francis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_FrancisUpskirting is only now illegal in Germany: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-makes-upskirting-a-punishable-crime/a-54037371The war on upskirting started last year: https://www.dw.com/en/the-war-on-upskirting-in-germany/a-50173870Links to more The Germany Experience episodes, my newsletter, and my social media: https://thegermanyexperience.de/subscribeJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP
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 going back to the States for 10 years, and how Germans are racist in a “I didn’t mean anything by it” kind of way. We also talk about her coffee shop. Find Christy on Instagram: ChristyTheExpat and ChristysCoffee.deDurian fruit causes evacuation of a post office: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/23/smelly-durian-fruit-evacuation-bavarian-post-officeLinks to more The Germany Experience episodes, my newsletter, and my social media: https://thegermanyexperience.de/subscribeJOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP
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Created by
Shaun Behrens
Podcast Status
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Started
May 19th, 2019
Latest Episode
Nov 22nd, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
81
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
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Yes
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Language
English

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