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This week we continued our Corona convo, not sure that’s going away as an expat issue for a little while yet. The four fat questions this week dipped into that topic too: If your partner comes home from a business trip in the time of Corona, how does that look?How do you take care of your mental and physical health and wellbeing while expat?Would you suggest an expat prenup?If you were doing in home quarantine for 14 days what would you do to pass the time? The previous podcast from Season 3 discussed during the expat prenup question – My Expat Life Meant Losing My Child The International Women’s Day choir Kirsty mentioned on the podcast. I am Woman hear me roar. Things we’re loving this week: The Melbourne Fatterati lunch Peruvian food Judy Newscast The Dublin Murders I am not OK with this (Netflix)
It’s the biggest thing in world news this week and expats globally may be watching it a bit more closely than the average person or traveller. This episode starts with Erica in Beijing sending her family and friends an audio letter home, in it she shares how she and her family are feeling and dealing with the Corona based restrictions. Then Kirsty speaks with Susan, a member of the Fatterati based in Ningbo, twice, over two days, based on updated information and changing situations that she and her family are dealing with. Next week we will check in with Susan again and then have another interview with a pediatrician based in China on how they are living and dealing with the Corona situation. There was also some favourite things Little Women Brittany Runs a Marathon Australian Survivor All Stars and villas in Crete for summer!
Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats. Thank you to everyone who tunes in each week and for all your lovely reviews of the show. This episode is all about what you’ve learnt as an expat. For many expat women, they’ve had to leave behind a career at home and have had to learn to carve out a new career for themselves in their adopted home. It may not even be a change of career, for some, expat life has given them the opportunity to learn how to run, to sew, to cook or to play Mahjong. Being an expat really does give you an opportunity to reinvent yourself, to find your passion and to try something new. We spoke to four expat women this week on what they’ve learnt while being away. A big thank you to Inge, Michelle, Sarah and Felicity for sharing your stories. Articles Expat Life Lessons in the UK Telegraph. Finding Your Identity as an Expat Spouse in the Matador Network. Sarah’s Social Media Picks Lore Podcast  Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about true life scary stories. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth behind it. Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. You can download the podcast here.  Stitcher You can now listen to the Two Fat Expats and all your other favourite podcasts on Stitcher. It’s an app for both Apple and Android users. I particularly love it as an Android user and find it easier to navigate than some of the other podcast apps out there. You can head on over to Stitcher and leave us a review and a rating. Check out Stitcher by clicking on this link. Kirsty’s Social Media Picks I think copywriting can be a great career for expat women, and because of that I wanted to suggest Hot Copy a copywriting podcast for copywriters which can you can download here. Kate Toon and Belinda Weaver are both copywriters who give fantastic tips on how to be a copywriter, and the best copywriting tools and tricks. They give really good podcast. The Moth podcast. The Moth is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It’s a storytelling podcast, with tales from people who have lived through something extraordinary and yearn to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it. True stories told live. You can download the podcast here.  So that’s us for another week. Feel free to head on over to iTunes or Stitcher and leave us a review. We love to hear from you on our Facebook page so pop on over and say hi.
Do you know a British person living in Europe pre-Brexit? This week we spoke to Judith, who is Welsh and living in Germany, about Brexit and how it impacts her family. How does Brexit impact you? How are you feeling about it? Send us a message to let us know. Kirsty spoke to Mr X about budgets and buckets, do you have unexpected or overlooked items in (not in) your budget? In location, location, location we spoke to Sarah in Vanuatu. Join us on the socials with the #’s #twofatexpats and #whereIlistentotwofatexpats Write us a review on your favourite podcast app or send us a message from our website. Reading, Movies, Telly, Podcasts and Food Kirsty Reading – What I gave my kid instead of a smart phone Listening – The Parenting Spectrum Watching – Afterlife, Nikki Reading – Ten Things Autism Isn’t Watching – Shrill, Hang Ups
Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats, where we believe you should live a fat expat life. How do you source good food as an expat? For many of us living away from the comfort food of home we need to adapt and source food that we may never have even eaten before. As expats we substitute ingredients, cook from scratch and buy weird and wonderful fruits and vegetables just to put a meal on the table for our families. We hear from many of our listeners on how they source food and what it’s truly like for expats living in foreign cities. A big thank you to the lovely Sarah and Cate for sharing their stories on life in Africa and how they have had to adapt their way of cooking and sourcing food. We also spoke to Chef Ryan, the Executive Chef at the Shangri-La Hotel Doha on his most fondest food memories and how the Middle East inspires his recipes. Articles A Cook’s Thesaurus – a great tool for any home cook! 10 American Substitutes for British grocery staples Kirsty’s Social Media The BAFTAs celebrates Downton Abbey. A great watch for lovers for Downton with interview and celebrations of the writers and cast. Sarah’s Social Media London photographer Brock Elbank is back with a new exhibition about freckles. You can read more about it here in the Huffington Post. If you need a giggle and you like watching people get scared, then you’ll like this video:
We’re already up to the fifth episode in our ‘New Format’, do you like it, or not? If you have thoughts and opinions on it, we’d love to hear them. Kathy has just bought a house in Paris and is looking for renovation advice so we spoke to Danielle who has bought and renovated in France about her experience. The outcome of her renovation is La Pommetier.  We heard our first snippet of Kirsty and G’s expat budget conversation about not blowing their dough. For Location Location Location we asked Claire the Fat Five questions about (C is for) Copenhagen. Books, Movies, Telly, Podcasts and Food Bec in Abu Dhabi has been bingeing on Conversations with Richard Fidler and recommends the episode The Mission of a Flying Midwife Kirsty Podcast –ICYMI , Goop – Oprah (not so much) Telly – Season 2 The Good Place, This is Us Nikki Telly – Rise Podcast – Making Obama, Armchair Expert – Dax Shepard, Radio National (Australia) RN Drive and RN Morning Plus, remember all your favourite radio shows in your favourite countries are probably also available on podcast Thanks for listening to this episode. If you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, please leave us a rating/review or to hit SUBSCRIBE.  Join the conversation in our Facebook Group or SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE from the microphone button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats, Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!  
Can you believe it, we’re actually back on the air. Summer was long and hot for Kirsty, with a new house and splitting her kids between countries but now she’s back on the ground in Qatar. Nikki went to Bali for a couple of weeks and for now  Hamburg is turning on the sunshine in a surprising February. The break gave us some time to re-think the podcast format and we explain it all to you in this episode so listen on. From Kirsty’s post in the Two Fat Expat Facebook group I’ve been away for over 10 weeks from my Doha expat life and it’s the weirdest feeling settling back in the home base. Nikki and I are due to record the podcast tomorrow (really truly this time) but I’ve of course left my microphone and headset in Australia. It’s the small things that throw you when you get back, the temperature is different – what do I wear here? What’s my pin number again? How do I start this car? How do I fill this coffee machine. Anyone else feel this way after a long time away? Books, Movies, Telly, Podcasts and Food Kirsty Food – The Community Cookbook – Chargrilled broccoli and chick pea salad Podcasts – Conversations with Richard Fidler – Reinventing Susan: a study of survival Telly – The Good Place, Everything Sucks, The Crown Season 2 Movies – Victoria and Abdul, Battle of The Sexes Books – I am Malala Nikki Podcasts – Global Pillage Watching – The Sinner, Imposters Reading – The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro Thanks for listening to this episode. If you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, please leave us a rating/review or to hit SUBSCRIBE.  Join the conversation in our Facebook Group or SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE from the microphone button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats, Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!
Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 17 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This is the podcast that will fill you up with fat ideas on how to live your biggest and best expat life. This week we are sharing stories, ideas and tips on surviving and thriving with homeschooling, when you didn’t see it coming, when it was the plan and when it was the back up. Thank you so much to the lovely Jane in Hong Kong and the fabulous Margaret in Doha for sharing their homeschooling experiences with us. We are still planning our live podcasting Big Fat Expat Meet Ups for Dubai for April and Shanghai for May. More details on these to follow shortly, stay tuned, we’d love to see as many people as possible IRL (that’s In Real Life)! Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts – Smart Passive Income Watching – This is Us Social Media – #myreality #4K20S #TwoFatExpats Nikki’s social media Podcasts – Richard Simmons, The Daily Watching – Divorce, Big Little Lies The ex-Homeschool American family living in the Ukraine is @wideawakefamily on Instagram Thanks for listening to this episode. As always if you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, a rating / review or to hit subscribe, please do so ASAP. Sharing is caring, share the podcast with a friend. You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats,Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!
Hello and welcome to episode 25. Today it’s all about how to fly like a boss. We are sharing tips and tricks from our listeners on how to fly smarter either on your own or with kids. Sarah tells her story about the time she may have given her daughter a little too much Phenergen on a flight from Sydney to Doha and Kirsty shares a horror story about flying with 4 young children. One word to sum it all up…poonami. Times have changed when it comes to flying with children. 15 years ago there seemed to be more attention paid to those who were pregnant or flying with small children – whereas now you can’t be guaranteed a bassinet or expect the kind eye of a staff member when it comes to getting a spare seat. These days you have to ask. If you want to find out the best travel stroller, the best toys to take on board and general flying tips then this is the episode for you. Some articles we found on how to fly better: 15 Ways to Get Bumped to Business How to Fly with Kids – A British Expat Guide My top 10 tips for flying with a baby – 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle Sarah’s TV/You Tube Pick: I am a big fan of John Oliver from This Week Tonight and John’s latest story on Internet harassment is a must watch. Sarah’s Book Pick: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk. Without doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read. Set in Charleston it tells the story of slavery in America and also the struggle for women’s rights. Thank you once again to everyone that tunes in each week to listen. Please feel free to head on over to iTunes and leave a review and give us a rating. See you next week.
Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats. This week we spoke to Taisha and Kelly about what it’s like to be an expat family traveling with a child with special needs. Both women had such a wonderful approach to life and we are sure will provide inspiration to any parents in the same situation. Articles Living Abroad with a Special Needs Child  Moving to Italy with a Special Needs Child Sarah’s Social Media Adele is back and she’s better than ever with her new song “Hello”. Her last album was about breaking up, the new album is about making up…with herself. And here’s a funny spoof featuring Ellen, Drake & Lionel! Kirsty’s Social Media What not to listen to: Sleep with Me – a sleep inducing podcast (it didn’t work for Kirsty, but if you’ve got one you can suggest please let us know in the comments) Shazam -Top 20 Podcasts – Can we hear the song now??? Facebook: How to save a post to read later. Here’s how you can do that. Step 1: Once you have your eyes set on a post you want to save for later, simply click the drop down menu icon on the top right corner of the post. Step 2: You should now see an option called, “Save (title of content)”. Click that to save the post. Thank you again for tuning in. You can get more fat expat goodies by heading on over to our Facebook page.
It’s 2017! Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 11 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we have a look back at 2016, our lives and our favourite Two Fat Expat episodes and talk about 2017. It was so hard to narrow it down but Kirsty’s favourite episodes for 2016 were Season 2 Episode 6 – Expat Adoption and Season 2 – Episode 17 – Expat Money. Nikki’s faves were Season 2-  Episode 18 – Expat Passions and Season 3 – Episode 6 – The Big Fat Expat Meet Up. Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts –The Documentary, a BBC production. Favourite episodes Treating the Sex Offender, Jobs for the Girls, Gaddafi and the man with the Golden Gun. Reading – Family jigsaw and word search thingy – Targetmaster Watching – West Wing on Netflix, No Activity on Stan, Catastrophe on iTunes / Amazon Prime, Bridget Jones Movie and Sully. Nikki’s social media Watching – Suits on Netflix Podcast – My Dad Wrote a Porno, West Wing Weekly Reading – Born a Crime, Trevor Noah Thanks for listening to this episode, we’re excited about 2017 and what’s coming up. As always we’d beg and plead for you to please head on over to iTunes and give us a rating, we’d love you forever. You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats,Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!
We’ve already talked this season about the difficulty of finding a job when you repatriate and heard from some of our community about how that went down in the episode Is your expat experience working against you? This week we spoke to a HR expert Mark Daniel about how to be ready to look and the best way to go about that. Nikki forgot to give the full picture on living her best expat life last week and added in a quick discussion about some teenage meditation / mindfulness that she has set up with her daughter every night. Thank you to our listeners for messages and reviews this week – we love to hear from you so keep it up! Join us on the socials @TwoFatExpats #twofatexpats #TFEjobs Our Favourite Things Kirsty – More chat about Dolly Parton’s America Amazing Race Australia Your son growing up will be like the slowest break up you’ve ever known – article Nikki – Madam Secretary Season 6 Hunting Warhead podcast
This week we talk to a Kirsty vetted and approved expert on Expat Anxiety. Ryan explains to Kirsty what anxiety is and talks about how and why expats experience anxiety and offers some suggestions on how to deal with it. We think you will love what Ryan has to say and if you are like Nikki and Kirsty you may have some more questions for him. If that is the case please shoot us a message with a question for Ryan, either using the Speakpipe link on our website or via email twofatexpats@gmail.com and we will ensure your message gets asked. The Wim Hof video suggested for breathing technique Join us on the socials @TwoFatExpats #twofatexpats #TFEanxiety Our Favourite Things Kirsty – Years and Years Hulu, SBS, Amazon Prime, HBO. Jack Irish Netflix Nikki – Why Women Kill CBS, Netflix and of course Modern Love and the Dolly podcast as recommended by Kirsty previously.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 – Episode 25 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. We did a bait and switch for this week’s episode, while we had planned an epic episode about your favourite holiday destinations, real life got the front seat and we swerved around holidays, to land on the current situation in the Middle East (no we’re not a political podcast now) and what the reactions are of expats when their immediate circumstances change in ways over which they have no control. Kirsty is of course in Qatar, which for the last week has been cut off from it’s Middle Eastern neighbours in a diplomatic situation that as of yet has no immediate solution. For this week’s podcast we spoke to Bec in Abu Dhabi, who was a brand new expat living in a hotel in Bangkok when the most recent coup occurred. We also had many fascinating responses from the post on 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle that we share with our listeners. Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts – Garry, Tim and Hamish a Melbourne Sports podcast Social Media – Ed Sheeran carpool karaoke , The Atlantic video about Church Militant , Wall Street Journal – What Teens Need Most from their Parents  Watching – House of Cards new season Nikki’s social media Watching – Unreal Season 2 Podcasts – The Guilty Feminist Thanks for listening to this episode. If you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, a rating / review or to hit subscribe.  You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats,Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!
Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats where we believe you should live your expat life to the absolute fullest, a fat expat life. Today we talk to three amazing women about their journey through the adoption process as expats. Three very different stories that we felt needed to be told. This episode is not about how to adopt, we are not an authority on the matter but as with most expat stories, things are always a little different when you’re living overseas and this is what we want to share with you. You’ll hear about an American family who adopted a baby in Russia and ended up moving to Russia as expats. The Australian family who adopted their little girl in Singapore and finally the Welsh family who were never able to fulfil their dreams to adopt due to the sometimes haphazard ways of  expat life. Articles Adopting Overseas as an American Expat Sarah’s Social Media: House Hunters International on the Travel Channel. Follow expats as they move to a new country, to begin a new expat life and search for their dream home in their new location. Kirsty’s Social Media: Lena Dunham has a new podcast! Women of the hour begins on itunes November 5. Dunham announced “Women of the Hour” on Twitter and Instagram, describing it as a “modern variety show about gender, sexuality and feminisim.” Guests will include Emma Stone, June Squibb, Mara Brock Akil, Amy Sedaris and more. “Please subscribe if you like bad-asses, deep questions, giggling, sexual healing, Gaia life force, style, summer-camp, cute kids, the Internet and feminine power,” Dunham wrote. A new record breaking stroller, folds into a backpack. You can check out the GB Pockit here.         
Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 12 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we examine the process of toting teens globally. Lots of tips and feedback from our question on Facebook and Two Fat Expat listener Amanda shares her experience of moving her four teenage girls from Australia to Sri Lanka and back again. We also speak to Dr Sarah Whyte who has a doctorate in Emotional Intelligence in Third Culture Kids. Sarah has developed a series of cards with questions designed to assist in moving children globally. Both interviews are insightful and full of tips for expats on the move with teens. Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts – Homecoming Watching – IMomSoHard , The Americans on Netflix Nikki’s social media Watching – The OA on Netflix Podcasts – The Documentary. Favourite episodes The President and the Press and Sex Mountain and Slow German Reading – Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance Thanks for listening to this episode. As mentioned if you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, a rating / review or to hit subscribe, please do so ASAP. Sharing is caring is the bottom line. You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats,Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!  
Here it is, the bonus episode that we played a snippet of in Build buy or renovate overseas, don’t blow your dough and C is for Copenhagen. An open (and recorded) conversation between Kirsty and her husband G about the state of their dough.  Listen in as they talk about what bank accounts they have, even the ones Kirsty doesn’t know about, yet. The first in a proposed series of conversations and bonus podcasts about not blowing your expat dough.  
Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats. Moving to a different city can be daunting, but once the dust has settled and you’ve slotted into your daily routine, you’ll often stumble across a hidden gem in your city. Is it that great tailor who can whip up a ball gown in no time? Is it the best place for Dim Sum? Or that perfect children’s park hidden in the back streets of a suburb? Often that hidden gem is a place you miss and long for when you leave. We spoke to Ann-Maree and Kelly on the hidden gems of Jakarta and Singapore…DinTai Fung anyone! Thank you to all our listeners and readers who commented on both Facebook pages. You can click on the links below to find out more about their hidden gems: Okay, lets try this again. And this time I’m going to get more specific. Where is your favourite place to go where you’… Posted by 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle on Friday, 5 February 2016   Our next episode is all about your city’s hidden gem. It may be a great tailor you’ve found, or the best place for… Posted by Two Fat Expats on Tuesday, 2 February 2016 5 apps that help you find your city’s hidden gem Hidden gems in Edinburgh  Secret Madrid Sarah’s Social Media Mortified Podcast Imagine finding old diary entries you wrote as a teenager, love letters you wrote to your high school crush, songs you wrote about your life. Well this is what the Mortified Podcast is all about – people get up in front of a group of strangers and real aloud their letters, diary entries, poems and songs from their teenage years. Mortifying, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining. Kirsty’s Social Media The Beautiful Lie Available on iTunes (Australia). Anna Karenina is the greatest ever relationship drama. The Beautiful Lie is an Australian reimagining of this story set in contemporary middle class life, exploring love and all that goes with it; family and fidelity, seduction, commitment, jealousy, envy, obligation and mad passion. Love that saves and love that destroys. Walking Doha – Facebook Page The Renmark Extreme Dinghy Racing 
Time marches on, lockdown or not. The stunning spring weather continues in Hamburg and it sounds not too bad at the beach in South Australia either. This week we did a Facebook live and recorded this podcast the next day. So much talking to each other, such a treat! This week’s 4 Fat Questions What was your expat sweet spot?What’s your biggest regret about your expat life so far / or a mistake you wouldn’t make again?Quarantine pantry essential? You’re 30 years old and you’ve just been offered your first expat gig. What’s the first thing you do? Things we’re loving this week Bin Isolation Outings (Facebook )Unorthodox (Netflix)BS – the card game Yes I’m hot in this (Facebook)West Wing (Seasons 1-7) (Netflix)
Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 23 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we are talking expat kids and boarding school and have a very special guest on the podcast. Kirsty’s oldest daughter Lizzie joins for a cracking mother and daughter interview well worth the listen. We then wax lyrical about 13 Reasons Why, because, what else is anyone talking about? Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts – Bang On  again and Hot Copy  Nikki’s social media Watching – 13 Reasons Why Podcasts – Crime Writers On – also again Social Media – This article about The Skimm and The Squiz and The Heineken ad Thanks for listening to this episode. As mentioned if you have feedback for this episode or ideas for new episodes you can email us at twofatexpats@gmail.com. For iTunes, a rating / review or to hit subscribe.  You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We also are on Instagram @TwoFatExpats,Twitter @TwoFatExpats and of course Snapchat TwoFatExpats. We love to hear from our listeners!
Welcome back to Season 3 Episode 9 of Two Fat Expats where we are discussing When Holidays Fall Into the Too Hard Basket. With Kirsty about to head off to Australia for Christmas and so many expats globally about to start the Holiday season, here, there or everywhere we wanted to find out what expats do over this time of year when it can be all a bit tricky. Kirsty will be speaking to the author of  The Disobedient Wife, Annika Milisic-Stanley early next week. So if you haven’t yet, finish the book, and send us any questions you would like to ask her. Here’s the links to the social media discussed in this episode: Kirsty’s social media Podcasts – Making Oprah (3 part series) Reading – The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel, a collection of short stories Watching – The Crown on Netflix Nikki’s social media Watching – West Wing on Netflix Podcast – Making Oprah and Off Shore (10 part series) Reading – The Disobedient Wife Articles discussing the veracity of the stories told in The Crown can be found here, here, here and here. Enjoy! Thanks for listening to this episode. As always we’d beg and plead for you to please head on over to iTunes and give us a rating, we’d love you forever. We got a new rating this week and it put us straight into the Top 10 in iTunes for Travel and Leisure. You can also come and say hi on our Facebook page or send us a voice message from the button on the web page. We love to hear from our listeners!
This episode contains an update on Helen’s baby shower, spoiler, it was great, Nikki goes to see U2 in Germany, spoiler, it was a bit strange. In Expat relationships we talk about the complexities of caring for ageing parents remotely and tips on how to talk to your family members about the situation.  Expat tech exposed Nikki and Kirsty’s different use of the tab feature and while Nikki advocated for Onetab, Kirsty did not. They did both agreed on how cool Radio Garden was, so there’s always that. Expat Money talked about wills and international things about wills, it’s all very complicated and Two Fat Expats will continue to investigate and bring you the best information it can, so stay tuned for that. In location, location, location Nikki spoke to Jessica in K is for Kigali. Jessica’s documentary recommendation – Leave it to Beavers Join us on the socials with the #’s #twofatexpats and #whereIlistentotwofatexpats Write us a review on your favourite podcast app or send us a message from our website Reading, Movies, Telly, Podcasts and Food Kirsty Reading – An article about Steve Job’s eldest child, Lisa Brennan Jobs (that first appeared in the New York Times) Podcast – ZigZag Nikki Telly –  The Bachelor, Australia (Finale)    
Episode 98, Two Fat Expats is nearly 100 episodes old! We do some party planning in this episode, see our list of #’s below and send us a message using the little microphone ‘Hi, my name is Nikki, I listen to Two Fat Expats from Hamburg, Germany.‘ As always we’d love to hear from you .Kirsty’s husband G jetted in secret spy fashion to Adelaide and pulled off a fabulous surprise for their eldest daughter’s 18th birthday.  Nikki spoke to Vanessa in Geneva who signed her expat contract then found out she was pregnant. We also introduce the GET – great expat tip, this week it’s about suitcases. We’re starting some #’s to follow on instagram. When you follow a #, photos from that # appear in your regular stream, so you only have to sign up once. #twofatexpats #whereilistentotwofatexpats and for our 100th episode we will also add #100twofatexpats Write us a review on your favourite podcast app or send us a message from our website about our 100th episode. GET (Great Expat Tip) – If traveling for summer, pack your suitcase inside another so you have an extra suitcase at the end of the summer. Books, Movies, Telly, Podcasts and Food Kirsty Movies –Absolutely Champers, Golden Exit, Breathe  Don’t watch – Brothers (see I didn’t even link to it) Other media – Donald Glover music video and the NPR explanation Nikki Books – The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen Telly – The Let Down, 13 Reasons Why Season 2  13 Reasons Why webpage with teen mental health support info Podcasts –Out of the Loop, The Full Catastrophe Emma Alberici
In this episode Kirsty and Sarah discuss the expat empty nest. What happens when your children go off to boarding school or university. Kirsty shared her personal story of getting ready to send her eldest daughter to boarding school in Australia. You can read more of Kirsty’s story on her blog. A lot of the discussion centered around other people’s reactions and perhaps the best way to deal with negative comments, often from those closest to you. Kirsty shared this article from Brain Child Magazine on what not to say to the parents of boarding school kids. College or University life can often be harder for young expat or third culture kids and this great article is a great read for any parent or child getting ready to leave the expat world for college life. Sarah’s Instagram Pick: @NewYorkCity – Liz Eswein has one of the most popular non-celebrity IG accounts. A recent graduate of NYU, Liz takes amazing photos of NYC and its inhabitants. Because her account is so popular she was able to go on and create her own company The Mobile Media Lab which is basically a marketing agency for Instagram. Sarah’s Podcast Pick: Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed – picking up where Serial left off. The show will be hosted by Adnan’s family friend Rabia Chaudry and also lawyers Susan Simpson and Colin Miller. Kirsty’s Podcast Pick: The Longest Shortest Time. – hosted by Hilary Frank and Joanna Solotaroff ex This American Life – It’s moving and it’s real. Interviews with people in real life situations asking tough questions about parenthood. Sarah’s Hashtag: Did you know one of the most popular # this year is #iphonesia – do you know what it means? I couldn’t work it out so I googled it – it’s for people living or visiting Indonesia and South East Asia. When you click on the # on IG you can see over 57 million photos! Kirsty’s Hashtage: #putyourdressout Australian women are posting images of their wedding dresses on social media to pay tribute to Stephanie Scott. We’d like to give a big thank you to everyone who tunes in each week to listen to the podcast. If you love what you hear then why not head on over to iTunes and give us a review and rating. We’ve have some exciting things on the way with the show so stay tuned!
It’s sparkling online learning exam week in Hamburg and an exciting new resident has arrived in Port Wilunga. This week’s 4 Fat Questions What do you look for in a cost of living comparison website?Repatriation this year, what will look different?Send my bag or Parcels to go?Significant birthdays during Covid? The book website – From a Birdie, the aggregator sending parcels / packages website – Easyship.com, Cost of living websites numbeo.com and expatistan.com Things we’re loving this week Buddy!!!Footy is back!!!!Space Force – (Netflix)10 Things you should know about slavery Between The World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Book)
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Started
Feb 3rd, 2015
Latest Episode
Jul 3rd, 2020
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Weekly
No. of Episodes
148
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About 1 hour
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