50 episodes

Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffit have over twenty years of expat life experience having lived in ten countries (and given birth in six of those). Libya, Jakarta, Hong Kong, the US, Kuala Lumpur...the list goes on. They answer the curly questions on expat life and throw in the ocassional expat interview to get an insight into expat life.

Two Fat Expats Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 148 Ratings

Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffit have over twenty years of expat life experience having lived in ten countries (and given birth in six of those). Libya, Jakarta, Hong Kong, the US, Kuala Lumpur...the list goes on. They answer the curly questions on expat life and throw in the ocassional expat interview to get an insight into expat life.

    Expats – The Series

    Expats – The Series

    This week we discuss Expats the television series based in Hong Kong. The series is adapted from the novel The Expatriates written by Janice Y.K. Lee.







    Nikki is 6 months in with her repatriation and has a very honest chat about being friendless and miserable.







    Our favourite things:







    Tiny Beautiful Things







    American Fiction







    Past Lives







    Taylor Swift The Eras Tour







    One Day







    Expats

    • 59 min
    How much money will I need?

    How much money will I need?

    What is a good salary in Doha? London? Jakarta? We’ve all seen the questions based on how much money you need to make to survive, today we have a new question. What’s been the biggest cost you didn’t foresee when you moved? What did you forget to factor in?







    We also talk about the grieving expat. Going through grief when no-one understands the enormity of your loss. How do we cope with losing expat friends when we’ve moved on to a new location?







    Favourite things:







    Kirsty:







    We talk Robbie Williams, Last Stop Larrimah, and Glen Maxwell’s iconic cricket innings.







    Nikki:







    Bosch Legacy – Season 2, Hard Fork (podcast), and a little story about lost in translation







    What are you watching and listening to? How’s life where you are this week? Link in the comments.

    • 42 min
    The Trailing Spouse is Dead

    The Trailing Spouse is Dead

    The Trailing Spouse is dead – this week on the podcast we talk about why the “Accompanying Spouse” has arrived. I mean the Accompanying Spouse was always a better term wasn’t it? We all walk side by side don’t we? Sidenote – the term Trailing Spouse will no longer be used in the Two Fat Expats Facebook Group with Accompanying Spouse being the preferred term.







    We’re also talking Posh and Becks and how no matter how much money you have or how many football teams you own you’re still going to lay awake at night thinking of schools, finding a hairdresser, finding new friends and feeling like a fish out of water.







    We also discuss dealing with strong opinions on your host country from people who’ve never lived there. Has social media made it worse? 







    Kirsty’s three favourite things:







    Somewhere in Queens (Movie)







    Blackberry (Movie – Amazon Prime)







    The Morning Wars/The Morning Show – Season 3















    Nikki’s three favourite things:







    Nikki also loved Beckham







    Silo  (television – apple tv)







    Getting a giggle from the silent walking trend aka walking

    • 51 min
    Should I go home?

    Should I go home?

    This week on the podcast we answer a question from the Fatterati’s “Should I go home?” We also discuss the complications of re-acquainting yourself with old friends after repatriation.







    Kirsty’s three favourite things:







    Exposed (podcast)







    Deadloch (television)







    Travis and Taylor and everything EVERYTHING about them







    Ange Postecoglou and The Tottenham Spurs







    Nikki’s three favourite things:







    Sex Education Season Four (television)







    The Newsreader Season Two (television)







    Wilderness (television)







    What are you watching and listening to? Are Travis and Taylor the content you didn’t know you needed? What do you think of the social media trend “Taylor put Travis on the map”. How’s life where you are? Link in the comments.

    • 51 min
    Repatriation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Cry

    Repatriation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Cry

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    Nikki has repatriated and she’s yet to make a new friend BUT it’s not all bad because she’s living in paradise AND she’s discovered her new favourite drink (a gin mule).







    This week on the podcast we’re talking repatriation, the good, the bad and the ugly cry.







    Kirsty’s three favourite things:







    The Girlfriends (Podcast)







    What’s love got to do with it (film)







    Matidlas (Disney + Doco)







    And I know I said three favourite things but I had to mention Wham! (Doco) 







    Nikki’s favourite three things:







    Scamanda (Podcast)







    You (television)







    The Summer I turned Pretty (television)

    • 48 min
    When do you spill the beans that you’re moving? Long term postings or always on the move which one are you?

    When do you spill the beans that you’re moving? Long term postings or always on the move which one are you?

    This was Nikki’s very last podcast before she repatriated.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

louisaloch ,

So Friendly and real - informative and funny

Kirsty Rice keeps it real. I love that she treats all her ‘fatties’ like friends. I really don’t think there is the ‘Insta’ Kirsty and the real Kirsty- it’s her, the real her - and I like what I hear.

DesmaeG ,

An Expat Lifeline

A fellow expat friend suggested listening to these podcasts as well as joining the Facebook group, thanks Emma! Being an expat is a unique experience and one that I’m truly grateful for. It has its challenges and it’s comforting to hear Kirsty & Nikki share their insights and experiences. Thank you for taking the time to create the podcasts and for the effort that goes into running the Facebook group.

Piktureit ,

practical, real and supportive

discussion from these ladies every single episode. always makes me feel not quite so far from home after listening x

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