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In our podcast “Understanding Train Station”, we (Josh and Feli) explore the intricacies and pitfalls of living between cultures. The title is derived from the German idiom “Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof” which literally translates to “I only understand train station”. Similar to the English saying “It’s Greek to me”, it is used to express a lack of understanding which is an all too common feeling when dealing with another culture and living abroad. Feli (aka “German Girl in America” on YouTube) is a German living in the U.S. and Josh is probably the most “Germanized” American you’ll ever meet. We share our personal experiences, opinions, and tips about living abroad and want to help our listeners grow from only “understanding train station” to becoming comfortable with and excited about different cultures and living in a foreign country. While the main focus is on cultural differences between Germany and the United States, we frequently have guests from all over the world to broaden the conversation and share their experiences to see where there are similarities and interesting differences. Welcome aboard, we’re glad you’ve decided to join us! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support

Understanding Train Statio‪n‬ Josh and Feli

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In our podcast “Understanding Train Station”, we (Josh and Feli) explore the intricacies and pitfalls of living between cultures. The title is derived from the German idiom “Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof” which literally translates to “I only understand train station”. Similar to the English saying “It’s Greek to me”, it is used to express a lack of understanding which is an all too common feeling when dealing with another culture and living abroad. Feli (aka “German Girl in America” on YouTube) is a German living in the U.S. and Josh is probably the most “Germanized” American you’ll ever meet. We share our personal experiences, opinions, and tips about living abroad and want to help our listeners grow from only “understanding train station” to becoming comfortable with and excited about different cultures and living in a foreign country. While the main focus is on cultural differences between Germany and the United States, we frequently have guests from all over the world to broaden the conversation and share their experiences to see where there are similarities and interesting differences. Welcome aboard, we’re glad you’ve decided to join us! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support

    EP16: Adventures of a German Hotel Manager Around the World feat. Marco Foelske

    EP16: Adventures of a German Hotel Manager Around the World feat. Marco Foelske

    What's it like to work where other people go on vacation? Marco Foelske knows the answer because he's been working in the hospitality business his whole life. Born and raised in Bremen, Germany he has worked and lived in many countries around the world, including England, Switzerland, Poland, and different states within the U.S. We're glad he was able to join us in this week's episode from his current home in Atlanta, Georgia to tell us about the reasons he dreamed about going to the US as a young professional, the challenges he and his family faced when moving from country to country, his biggest culture shocks, and about meeting big celebrities through his job.

    Check out the "Muttersprache" Podcast that Marco co-hosted for a few months ▸https://www.muttersprachepodcast.com/ and check out the interview with Feli here ▸ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU6NHIlKGvs

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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    EP15: Do we speak the same language? Dialects & accents in the US and Germany

    EP15: Do we speak the same language? Dialects & accents in the US and Germany

    In this week's episode, we take a trip through the crazy and confusing world of accents and dialects in both the U.S. and Germany. What is the difference between an accent and a dialect? Is double negation actually incorrect? What's the proper way to refer to a "carbonated beverage" in the US? And what do you call the last piece of bread in a loaf? These are just some of the questions and topics that we discuss in our first full episode recorded from two different continents. Also, make sure to listen until the end to get the details on how you could be included in an upcoming episode!

    Send us your voice message here▸https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation
    Link to American Dialects Video▸https://youtu.be/H1KP4ztKK0A

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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    EP14: A German with the American Dream - Football and College Life feat. Daniel

    EP14: A German with the American Dream - Football and College Life feat. Daniel

    A Munich native who lives in Cincinnati? Nope, we're not talking about Feli and even though our guest ended up in the same city as her, he has a very different story! Daniel played American football in the German Football League in Ingolstadt, did an exchange year in the US during high school, and worked his ass off to get a scholarship to play college football in Chicago. Why he quit his football career and moved to Cincinnati instead to study business is just one of the many stories he told us in today's episode. We talked about his love for the US, the sports culture in both countries, financial struggles, the American school spirit, and much more!

    Check out Daniel's initiative "Neo Consulting" ▸https://www.neocincy.com

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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    • 1 時間29分
    EP13: Josh in Germany - Moving During a Pandemic

    EP13: Josh in Germany - Moving During a Pandemic

    Josh is in Munich! :) In this week’s episode, we talk about Josh’s move to Germany, what that process looked like, some of the challenges that COVID posed, and some of our tips for people looking to move internationally. In addition to the main topic, we go on our usual few tangents about the descriptiveness of the German language and how living abroad changes the way you view the world.

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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    • 1 時間24分
    EP12: Tequila, Friendships, Safety - Life between Mexico, Germany, and the US feat. Seymer

    EP12: Tequila, Friendships, Safety - Life between Mexico, Germany, and the US feat. Seymer

    Today's guest Seymer is originally from Mexico but lived in Germany for a couple of years for college and work and then moved to the US. We wanted to know which of the three countries has the best work culture, how friendships are different, how safe he's felt in each of the countries, and how he deals with speaking three languages on a daily basis. He also brought us some high-quality tequila and told us how confused he was when he first ordered Tequila in Germany! **German part from about 01:04:00 to 01:09:00**

    Check out the Link EUS online language classes here ▸https://www.link-eus.com/language and use the code TRAINSTATION60 for a $60 discount!

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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    EP11: "That's not the yellow from the egg!" Our Favorite German and American Colloquialisms

    EP11: "That's not the yellow from the egg!" Our Favorite German and American Colloquialisms

    What's up with Germans talking about the yellow from the egg and leaving the church in the village? And what does it mean when Americans talk about cakes that you can't have and eat, too? Or beating dead horses?! Today's episode is all about German and American idioms, slang, and other colloquialisms. What do you think, how many German idioms does Josh know and how familiar is Feli with American colloquialisms? We had a lot of fun guessing the meaning of some of these sayings and also learned a lot about their backgrounds!

    You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio!

    Follow us on Instagram▸instagram.com/understandingtrainstation • Support us on Patreon▸patreon.com/understandingtrainstation • Buy us a coffee▸buymeacoffee.com/utspodcast • Email us▸understandingtrainstation@gmail.com • Website▸understandingtrainstation.com

    Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "German Girl in America" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed


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