64 episodes

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

The Germany Experience Shaun Behrens

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

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

    An update on my hospital visit, and audio logs from my hospital room

    An update on my hospital visit, and audio logs from my hospital room

    An update on my recent stay in a German hospital

    • 13 min
    German culture: The top 10 selling musical artists in Germany (Craig from Scotland)

    German culture: The top 10 selling musical artists in Germany (Craig from Scotland)

    What artists have sold the most albums in Germany? A Scottish music fan joins me to find out.

    • 47 min
    African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

    African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

    Staying true to your roots, giving back to Africa, and adjusting to the German culture.

    • 46 min
    Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

    Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

    How difficult it is to make meaningful connections with Germans, and what it's like when you make a conscious decision to stay in Germany.

    • 42 min
    Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

    Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

    Life as the spouse of a diplomat, the importance of groups for integration, and adapting to constant change.

    • 47 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Judycliff ,

50 Years Later

I love hearing these interviews, and comparing the experiences of modern-day expats with mine from the year I spent in Germany in the late 1960’s. Shaun and his guests approach the subject of adapting to life in Germany with humor, exceptional insight, and a display of sentiment. Thanks to all of them for sharing with Shaun’s listeners!!

bethegg ,

Excellent podcast!

Each episode has something that speaks to me... I love it! I found the Fasching episode interesting because not all of us are big fans of it. There are pros and cons to wherever you live. Dankeschön 😊

_Iceboy_ ,

Great Perspective on Germany

I’ve been a fan of this podcast for a few months now, and it’s only getting better as Shaun settles into a unique style and direction. He’s got a great radio voice, and takes the time plan out his interviews and topics well, with impressive editing.
I’m excited to see what he’s got in store for 2020. I’d love to hear more funny topics, more controversial topics, and of course more advice about German bureaucracy and how to navigate it all. Maybe an interview with an Ausländerbehörde Beamter? Keep up the great work!

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