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Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every second Wednesday. 

The Germany Experience Shaun Behrens

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur
    • 4,8 • 36 Bewertungen

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every second Wednesday. 

    Dating, toxic relationships, and making friends in Germany (Lulu from Ireland)

    Dating, toxic relationships, and making friends in Germany (Lulu from Ireland)

    Dating can be a minefield at the best of times. But what happens when you move to a city like Berlin? Lulu Johnson discovered just this when she moved from Ireland to Berlin - and then wrote a book about it! It's called Dating in Berlin and covers her hilarious - and some not so hilarious - misadventures as a foreigner in the German dating scene.  Lulu to discusses dating in Berlin, toxic relationships, making friends, and learning the German language.

    Get the book here: Dating in Berlin: Tales of Modern Love and Relationships

    Subscribe to my other podcast: Everyday Germany


    Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 35 Min.
    The diversity trend, Misfit Models, and German bureaucracy when starting a company (Del from the UK)

    The diversity trend, Misfit Models, and German bureaucracy when starting a company (Del from the UK)

    Just do a Google search for Del Keens, and you will see that he's someone with a unique story. After moving to Germany, he started a character modeling agency called Misfit Models. He joins me as a guest in this episode to discuss why he came to Germany, how he faced German bureaucracy when he started Misfit Models, how he feels that the current diversity focus is a trend, and he talks about the impact Brexit has had on his life. 

    Find Del online:
    Misfit Models official websiteInstagramTwitterTikTokLinkedInFacebookDel Keens Bio:
    When Del moved from London to Berlin in 2006, he was already well-booked model. Del Keens had been in front of the lens for Diesel Jeans, Levi's and Calvin Klein. Without a washboard stomach, but as a face full of character.

    In Germany, however, he realised that there was no use for character models like himself on the local market. Instead of real personalities, advertising relied and still relies on the same perfect faces and flawless bodies. Identification potential equals zero.

    That's why Del founded Misfit Models in 2012 - the modelling agency for character faces like himself.

    Goggle Del Keens for more information.

    IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
    You can support the show in various ways: 
    BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going.  And it will make my heart happy!SPREAD THE WORD – share your favorite episode in an expats in Germany Facebook group, on Twitter, or any of the other social channels. Or if you know someone who might need this podcast in their life, tell them about it!WRITE A REVIEW – write a review about The Germany Experience on my site, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify (or anywhere else you can think of). Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 37 Min.
    Financing property in Germany (with Kerstin Brunner)

    Financing property in Germany (with Kerstin Brunner)

    Kerstin Brunner is a finance coach, and she comes on the podcast to discuss what goes into buying property in Germany. First we look at how to decide if purchasing a property is right for you. Then we consider the additional costs (notary fee, agent fee, etc.). And she walks us through all the steps, from deciding you want to buy through to getting the keys.

    If you have questions for Kerstin, you can find her on LinkedIn. 

    IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
    You can support the show in various ways: 
    BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going.  And it will make my heart happy!SPREAD THE WORD – share your favorite episode in an expats in Germany Facebook group, on Twitter, or any of the other social channels. Or if you know someone who might need this podcast in their life, tell them about it!WRITE A REVIEW – write a review about The Germany Experience on my site, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify (or anywhere else you can think of). Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 55 Min.
    Life in Germany as a gay woman (Kim from the UK)

    Life in Germany as a gay woman (Kim from the UK)

    Kim from the UK explains what life is like in Germany for her as a gay woman. She also discusses the difficulties of finding a community in smaller cities and towns. Plus: Kim gives some advice!

    Kim has created a self-paced online course called Thrive In Germany - get a discount on it by using the code 'GermanyXP' at checkout: Thrive in Germany Course

    Kim and Suzanne have started a podcast! Subscribe to it: 
    Thriving in Germany podcast websiteThriving in Germany podcast on SpotifyConnect with Kim: 
    InstagramFacebook GroupLinkedIn
    IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
    You can support the show in various ways: 
    BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going.  And it will make my heart happy!SPREAD THE WORD – share your favorite episode in an expats in Germany Facebook group, on Twitter, or any of the other social channels. Or if you know someone who might need this podcast in their life, tell them about it!WRITE A REVIEW – write a review about The Germany Experience on my site, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify (or anywhere else you can think of). Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 43 Min.
    How German are you? (Nina from Germany)

    How German are you? (Nina from Germany)

    The Germany Experience is back with a repost from Shaun's other podcast, Everyday Germany. Nina joins Shaun to see which one of them is more German.

    Subscribe to Everyday Germany where Shaun and Nina discuss their observations of German life, culture and language: EVERYDAY GERMANY

    The book we used as a basis for this episode:  Ze Germans: An expat's guide to living in Germany by Fadi Gaziri

    The Germany Experience podcast episodes featuring Fadi: Apologizing in Germany, sauna surprises, and making friends and Writing a Eurovision song, and traveling to the Arctic and Antarctic

    IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
    You can support the show in various ways: 
    BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going.  And it will make my heart happy!SPREAD THE WORD – share your favorite episode in an expats in Germany Facebook group, on Twitter, or any of the other social channels. Or if you know someone who might need this podcast in their life, tell them about it!WRITE A REVIEW – write a review about The Germany Experience on my site, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify (or anywhere else you can think of). Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 50 Min.
    4GEPADFO charity drive update, and when The Germany Experience will be back

    4GEPADFO charity drive update, and when The Germany Experience will be back

    Shaun gives an update on 4GEPADFO (spoiler: we made our 500€ goal!). But you can still donate to this great cause (a hotline providing psychosocial support for Ukrainian children and youths:

    Donate to krisenchat

    Listen to Shaun's new English podcast with Nina about life in Germany:

    EVERYDAY GERMANY



    Support the showInstagram: the.germany.experience
    Official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.de
    YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperience
    Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de

    Podcast Intro Music by: Adrian Bran

    • 4 Min.

Kundenrezensionen

4,8 von 5
36 Bewertungen

36 Bewertungen

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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