The Germany Experience

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 Wednesday.

https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 40m. Bisher sind 158 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 5 hours 37 minutes

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RERUN: Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting down to pee in Germany (Ricardo from Brazil & Ivan from Bulgaria)


Originally released on October 19th, 2020.

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 2022-08-24  52m
 
 

RERUN: Q&A - Making long-term German friends, reverse parking, and origins of German idioms


Originally released March 8th, 2021

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IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
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  • 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...


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 2022-08-17  29m
 
 

RERUN: Antoinette Emily from New Zealand


Originally released November 23rd, 2020.

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Antoinette's YouTube channel: Antoinette Emily

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 2022-08-10  40m
 
 

RERUN: Ask a German - Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit


Original release: November 2nd, 2020

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Featuring the hosts of the Ach podcast.

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 2022-08-03  56m
 
 

RERUN: Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience


Original release: June 2, 2021

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 2022-07-27  33m
 
 

episode 117: The Berlin episode (recorded live @ PodFest Berlin 2022)


I've always felt a special connection to Berlin. But what is it like to live there? I am joined by three foreigners living in Berlin who discuss their stories, what they love about living in Berlin, and various other aspects of life in the city...


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 2022-07-20  1h8m
 
 

episode 116: Q&A: Self-learning B2, dealing with language barrier frustrations, and is there foolproof advice for making friends in Germany?


You sent in some questions about life in Germany, and I try and answer them in this episode.

THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE AT PODFEST BERLIN
I will be recording a live episode at Podfest Berlin on Saturday July 16th @ 16:15. It will be a Berlin-focused episode, and I will have a panel of four guests who all live in the city. Come and join and be part of the live recording!

The venue: 

Noisy Rooms @ House of Music,
Revaler Str...


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 2022-07-06  20m
 
 

episode 115: Probezeit: The first six months in a German job (Lisa Janz, Job Coach Germany)


The first six months in a new job is important. In Germany, it is usually a trial period - or "Probezeit" - and it is a chance for you to get to know your team, company, and more. Lisa Janz, who runs Job Coach Germany, joins me to discuss what you should look out for, what you should be asking yourself and your employer, and other advice about the Probezeit...


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 2022-06-29  41m
 
 

episode 114: Lessons from changing jobs in Germany (Alexandrea from the USA)


Alexandrea from the USA (and former guest on the podcast) left her job in Hamburg for one in Frankfurt. However, she realized almost immediately that the new job was not a good fit. She left during her trial period and found her way to her current job in Berlin. After moving cities and jobs several times, Alex has learnt a few valuable lessons, and she joins me to share them...


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 2022-06-22  50m
 
 

episode 113: Helping families to meet like-minded families (Dzhangar from MatchFamilies)


During Dzhangar's first years in Germany, he noticed what many foreigners notice: how difficult it was for his family to meet other like-minded families. And making friends is crucial. It helps to make you feel more at home, and it gives you a support system for when you need help.

So Dzhangar quit his job and started working on an app that would help families connect with each other. That app is MatchFamilies...


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 2022-06-15  35m