59 episodes

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders (previously called "Expat Life Germany").

The Germany Experience Shaun Behrens

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders (previously called "Expat Life Germany").

    Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry (Sarah Jane Scott from the USA)

    Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry (Sarah Jane Scott from the USA)

    Schlager music, becoming a schlager singer, and systemic misogyny in the music industry.

    • 52 min
    A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual German racism (Christy from the USA)

    A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual German racism (Christy from the USA)

    Germany and special needs kids, not going home to the States for a decade, casual racism in Germany, and running a coffee shop.

    • 42 min
    Trilingualism, switching between languages, and Italian words adopted by German (Carmen from Italy)

    Trilingualism, switching between languages, and Italian words adopted by German (Carmen from Italy)

    A trilingual Italian living in Munich discusses becoming trilingual, maintaining her native language, and switching between languages.

    • 52 min
    The 5 phases of culture shock (Beth from the USA)

    The 5 phases of culture shock (Beth from the USA)

    The stages of culture shock, finding a fulfilling job in Germany, and dealing with integration frustration.

    • 43 min
    Broken systems, turning points, and racism in Germany (Jessica from Germany)

    Broken systems, turning points, and racism in Germany (Jessica from Germany)

    Dealing with regular racism in Germany, the George Floyd effect, and how to keep the discussions going.

    • 33 min
    One year anniversary live stream - recorded 29th May 2020

    One year anniversary live stream - recorded 29th May 2020

    I answer listener questions, talk about my highlights, and talk to previous guests.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Hoppersgirl ,

A wealth of knowledge and humour

I came across this podcast when I was part of the parkrun group interviewed for one of the earlier podcasts. I have become a regular listener (having never really been a podcast listener before). I have lived in Germany for 7 years and to listen to other people’s experiences and realize that I am not alone or crazy, has been wonderful. I love the humour in these podcasts, I love the sincerity, I love the sympathy and I love the honesty. Anyone who has moved to Germany or thinking of moving to Germany should have a listen.

Timothep ,

Lots of practical advices

Very lively podcast with a whole bunch of stories and practical advices. Way to go Shaun!

Mariluzb ,

Story-sharing in a fun way!

So many different stories of people with diverse backgrounds end up discovering the joys (and sometimes woes) of living in Germany.

Thanks to Shaun we get to hear and learn from them!

Hope to enjoy many more new episodes... :)

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