PODCAST

Understanding Train Station

Josh and Feli

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 “Feli from Germany” on YouTube) is a German living in the U.S. and Josh is probably the most “Germanized” American you’ll ever meet. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support

EP49: The Mystery of Eurovision & German vs. American Restaurant Culture
vor 1 Woche
1 Std. 6 Min.
EP48: Let's Speak Some German!
Go to https://try.lingoda.com/UnderstandingTrainStation and use our code UTSMAY to get 20€ ($25) off your deposit when signing up for the Lingoda Sprint! #sprint202205 You guys asked for it and we made it happen! No more short segments where we say a few sentences in German. This week's episode is full on Deutsch! We asked you guys to send in your questions for us and we did our best to give you honest answers. It was weird speaking German in front of the camera instead of English but this way you get a glimpse into how we normally communicate with each other. Do you guys notice a difference? We hope you all enjoy and those of you who don't speak German don't get too upset! ++German segment starts at 00:07:38 - subtitles available on YouTube++ Check out Josh's "gas station story" here: AMERICAN FLUENT IN GERMAN! ▸ https://youtu.be/gr313Rac0Z8 Timestamps: 0:00 Intro (English)  - 2:37 Improve your German with Lingoda - 7:38 Start of Q&A in German - 8:17 Question 1 - 12:41 Question 2 - 19:01 Question 3 - 22:26 Question 4 - 23:53 Question 5 - 29:17 Question 6 - 38:15 Question 7 - 45:37 Question 8+9 - 55:18 Question 10 - 56:33 Question 11 - 01:01:00 Outro You can also watch this podcast on YouTube or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
06-05-2022
1 Std. 4 Min.
EP47: On The Road! Driving in Germany vs. USAEP46: Y'all talk funny! Guessing YOUR accents & dialects - Pt. 5
You guys know the drill! It's mandatory for us to record at least one dialect guessing episode every time we get to record together in person - even though we ran into a few technical issues with our audio setup this time (sorry about that!). We LOVE including you guys in the podcast by listening to your recordings and, of course, it's a lot of fun for us to try and figure out where your accents and dialects are from. To send us your recording, just head over to anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation and then click on the “+ Message” button (note that there is a 1-minute time limit per message), and maybe you'll be part of the next episode in this series! :) [And yes, this is actually the fifth part of the series, not the fourth like we said in the episode. Do your research next time, Josh & Feli!] You can also watch this podcast on YouTube or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
07-04-2022
42 Min.
EP45: 100k Dollars Debt After College?! Money & Finances in Germany vs. USA
Josh was back in Cincinnati for two weeks, so we got to record a couple of episodes in person 🥳 And we finally got to talk about a topic that we've been wanting to cover for a while now: Money and finances in Germany and the US. While many Americans are probably shocked by the fact that a lot of places in Germany still don't accept card payments, many Germans are baffled by how many people in the US are in debt. From student loans and mortgages to car loans and credit card debt, for many Americans, borrowing money is a normal part of life. So let's talk about the different mindsets and approaches to finances and consumption as well as our personal experiences with credit scores (and the German Schufa)! Download the CHATTERBUG app and learn languages for free with their live streams and shorts! Click here if you're on your phone or here if you're on a desktop Mentioned videos and statistics: EP15: Do we speak the same language? Dialects & accents in the US and Germany ▸https://youtu.be/cdAMyjaBGPo EP2: Adulting 2.0 - Life Outside of the Classroom ▸https://youtu.be/cAR6nDM2wUo EP29: Where It All Began - An Interview with Josh's High School German Teacher ▸https://youtu.be/m0V3CT0vuTA Warum Amerikaner immer verschuldet sind by  @lebenUSA  ▸https://youtu.be/kZDuOvtz8Cw https://shiftprocessing.com/american-debt/ https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/257536/umfrage/anteil-der-deutschen-mit-kredit-nach-altersgruppen/#:~:text=%C3%9Cber%20alle%20Altersgruppen%20hinweg%20verf%C3%BCgten,10%2C1%20Prozent. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/20/heres-why-so-many-americans-cant-handle-a-400-unexpected-expense.html You can also watch this podcast on YouTube or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
24-03-2022
1 Std. 1 Min.
EP44: Friday Night Lights in a Quaint German Town feat. NALF
Moving to Germany to play American Football? Might sound crazy but our guest NALF did exactly that! Originally from Portland, Oregon, he now lives in the small (and beautiful!) German town of Schwäbisch Hall, plays football for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, and documents his life and everyday experiences on his YouTube channel. We were excited to finally have him on our podcast and talk to him about what it's like playing College Football in the US compared to the semi-professional league in Germany, what has kept him in Germany for over 6 years, and why he has an Italian passport! Check out NALF's YouTube channel here▸https://www.youtube.com/c/NALFVLOGS Mentioned episodes & videos: EP42: The Super Bowl & American Sports Culture ▸https://youtu.be/1V3l4_AC4Tw EP14: A German with the American Dream - Football and College Life feat. Daniel ▸https://youtu.be/lWmHKWBROdA DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO EXIT THE GARAGE! Life as an expat w/ NALF (Part 1) ▸https://youtu.be/ocHDhelwWPA You can also watch this podcast on YouTube or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 Check out all the videos with Josh and Feli on the "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
10-03-2022
1 Std. 9 Min.
EP43: From Sunny Australia to Running in Shorts in Munich feat. LachlanEP42: The Super Bowl & American Sports Culture
For the first time in over 30 years, the Cincinnati Bengals made it to the Super Bowl and are going to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, February 13th! The city of Cincinnati is going crazy over this and even we, two people who don't usually follow sports, are super excited which is why today's episode is all about the Super Bowl, American sports culture, and how it compares to sports culture in Germany. Go Bengals! P.S. Send us photos of your Super Bowl watch parties on Instagram @understandingtrainstation or via email at understandingtrainstation@gmail.com!   Mentioned episodes & videos: EP14: A German with the American Dream - Football and College Life feat. Daniel ▸https://youtu.be/lWmHKWBROdA Buying “AMERICAN” GROCERIES in Germany ▸https://youtu.be/bAuwlBMs3iU SPORTS in the US vs. Germany ▸https://youtu.be/EhwAaxudVKY You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
10-02-2022
1 Std. 8 Min.
EP41: Y'all talk funny! We react to YOUR dialects - Pt. 4
It’s dialect guessing time! You guys sent us a voice recording of YOUR German or English accent/dialect and we're going to guess what you’re saying and where you’re from. And of course, you can guess along! 😊 This is the fourth episode in this little series but don’t worry, there will be more! If you want to be part of the next one, just send us a voice recording at anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation and click on the “+ Message” button. Check out the other episodes: EP21: Y’all speak funny! We react to YOUR dialects ▸https://youtu.be/d9Z46vD2ezA EP30: Y'all talk funny! We're listening to YOUR dialects ▸https://youtu.be/q7YfWFfceow EP33: Y'all talk funny! We're guessing YOUR dialects - Pt. 3 ▸https://youtu.be/mz9QlYkwMkM You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
27-01-2022
45 Min.
EP40: Josh in Germany - One Year Later
13-01-2022
50 Min.
EP39: Return of a Legend - Interview and Life Update from Niklas
Try Lingoda with an exclusive discount of up to 40% off with our link: https://try.lingoda.com/Dec_UTS #lingoda202112 All good things must come to an end… but don’t worry, we’re not talking about this podcast! In this week's episode, one of our most requested guests, Niklas, returns to answer your questions, discuss differences between northern and southern Germany, and update us on some exciting things going on in his life. We hope you guys enjoy catching up with Niklas as much as we did and we wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!  Check out our last episode with Niklas ▸https://youtu.be/ireY7viwbBk Fettes Brot - Nordisch by Nature ▸https://youtu.be/KfWyo2mqXnw How GERMAN is CHICAGO? Discovering America's German Roots ▸https://youtu.be/JpJW7ywUpas You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
24-12-2021
1 Std. 47 Min.
EP38: Q&A - German Dating Services, the Lottery, Visas, and More!
+++Subtitles available for German part at 39:17-41:16+++ Try Lingoda with an exclusive discount of up to 40% off with our link: https://try.lingoda.com/Dec_UTS #lingoda202112 Christmas time is here so we went through YOUR wish list aka questions for us and tried to answer them! We talk about German dating services, the German lottery, how to order at an American restaurant, how to find a job in the US as a German, and more. We hope you enjoy it! Mentioned episodes: Josh in Germany ▸https://youtu.be/KpFrtKhfy6Q Dialect episode▸https://youtu.be/mz9QlYkwMkM\ Episode with Leati▸https://youtu.be/aPxNaFGjcV8 Episode with Seymer▸https://youtu.be/akStgNGsDuQ Episode with Niklas ▸https://youtu.be/ireY7viwbBk Episode with Sheffi▸https://youtu.be/7NtB0gVE_iQ You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
09-12-2021
1 Std. 9 Min.
EP37: When Kiwi Culture Meets Germany feat. Antoinette Emily
Try Lingoda with an exclusive discount of up to 40% off with our link: https://try.lingoda.com/Nov_UTS #lingoda202111 A German and a Kiwi meet in a bar in New Zealand. Numbers are exchanged and 11 years later they’re still together with three kids and are living in Germany. Although it may sound like the beginning of a joke, this is the story of this week’s interview guest Antoinette from the YouTube channel “Antoinette Emily”. We were so happy to be able to collaborate with her, learn more about her story and compare our experiences with moving abroad. Since Antoinette has children, she brings an interesting perspective that we haven’t had on the podcast yet. We hope you all enjoy our conversation as much as we did. And a Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Check out Antoinette's channel: ▸https://www.youtube.com/c/MamasStudio Follow Antoinette on Instagram: @antoinette_nz ▸https://www.instagram.com/antoinette_nz You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
25-11-2021
1 Std. 41 Min.
EP36: No Humor vs. Fast Food? We react to the biggest clichés about Germany and the US
Go to https://try.lingoda.com/Nov-UTS and use our code UTS30 to get 30% off the Lingoda Marathon course or the first months of your monthly subscription! #lingoda202111 Americans are loud and eat nothing but fast food? 🇺🇸 And Germans have no sense of humor and are overly punctual? 🇩🇪 We asked you guys which clichés come to your mind when thinking about the two countries and you delivered! So for today's episode, we sat down and went through the list of clichés and shared our personal opinions on them both from the perspective of someone who grew up in that country and someone who just recently moved there. Let's find out how many of these statements we actually found to be true and how many were just straight-up bullshit! 😁 You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
11-11-2021
1 Std. 40 Min.
EP35: Halloween
Go to https://bit.ly/UTS-Lingoda-Oct and use our code UTS30 to get 30% off the Lingoda Marathon course or the first months of your monthly subscription! ++German parts at 14:29 -17:41 and  01:06:41-01:08:27++ Americanization of existing culture or a childhood tradition? No matter how you view Halloween, we are both psyched that it’s right around the corner! In this week’s episode, we discuss how we celebrated Halloween and fall traditions growing up and how we now view it in our adoptive countries. Bobbing for apples, trick or treating, or dealing with grumpy neighbors, we share some of our favorite aspects of Halloween and look forward to hearing yours! Feli's video on "Halloween USA vs. Germany" ▸https://youtu.be/UAXyHE5L3DQ You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
29-10-2021
1 Std. 12 Min.
EP34: La vie avec les boches - From France to Munich feat. Laetitia & Chloé
Sign up for the Lingoda Sprint here by October 15 ▸ https://bit.ly/Sprint-UTS and use the code CHAMP21 to save 20€/25USD on the deposit! (Terms and conditions apply. Make sure to read the rules of the Sprint.) #sprint202109 In this week‘s episode we head west from Germany (at least mentally if not physically) and had the opportunity to interview two of Josh’s French friends - Chloé and Laetitia. Both of them moved to Munich for work and have decided to stay for the foreseeable future. We had a great time learning about their stories, some of the cultural differences between Germany and France and what life is like for a French person living in Munich! We hope you all enjoy listening to our conversation and learning a little more about the relationship between these two neighboring countries! You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
14-10-2021
1 Std. 15 Min.
EP33: Y'all talk funny! We're guessing YOUR dialects - Pt. 3
Sign up for the Lingoda Sprint here by October 15 ▸ https://bit.ly/Sprint-UTS and use the code CHAMP21 to save 20€/25USD on the deposit! (Terms and conditions apply. Make sure to read the rules of the Sprint.) #sprint202109 We're back at it! You guys sent me voice recordings of YOUR English or German dialect/accent and we tried to understand what you were saying and locate where you might be from. This was already part 3 of this series that we enjoy a lot! We're going to record another episode for this, next time we're together in person, so feel free to send us your voice recordings at https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation (click on the "+ message" button). We can't wait to listen to your messages! :) Mentioned videos: EP29: Where It All Began - An Interview with Josh's High School German Teacher https://youtu.be/m0V3CT0vuTA  EP14: A German with the American Dream - Football and College Life feat. Daniel https://youtu.be/lWmHKWBROdA EP13: Josh in Germany - Moving During a Pandemic https://youtu.be/KpFrtKhfy6Q EP15: Do we speak the same language? Dialects & accents in the US and Germany https://youtu.be/cdAMyjaBGPo EP21: Y’all speak funny! We react to YOUR dialects https://youtu.be/d9Z46vD2ezA EP30: Y'all talk funny! We're listening to YOUR dialects https://youtu.be/q7YfWFfceow You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
30-09-2021
57 Min.
EP32: The Name of the Game - How German Federal Elections Work
Sign up for the Lingoda Sprint here by October 15 ▸ https://bit.ly/Sprint-UTS and use the code CHAMP21 to save 20€/25USD on the deposit! (Terms and conditions apply. Make sure to read the rules of the Sprint.) #sprint202109 September 26th is going to be a big day for Germany! The German people are electing a new Bundestag (federal parliament) and after 16 years of being in office, Angela Merkel decided not to run anymore and Germany will be getting a new chancellor. But how do elections even work in Germany? What's up with all that talk about an Erststimme (first vote) and a Zweitstimme (second vote)? And how is the chancellor elected if people don't vote for them on the ballot? In today's episode, we tried to answer all of these questions and give you guys a comprehensible overview of the German election process and the different parties. For more detailed insights, we linked some articles below. Also, please feel free to add information and talk about the elections in the comments on YouTube! Find more English speaking resources here: https://www.dw.com/en/german-election-process/a-37805756 https://www.deutschland.de/en/2021-bundestag-elections https://www.dw.com/en/cdu-csu-spd-afd-fdp-left-greens/a-38085900 Mentioned chart of the political spectrum chart Germany vs. USA: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/six-charts-to-help-americans-understand-the-upcoming-german-election/ You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
16-09-2021
1 Std. 8 Min.
EP31: Q&A - German patriotism, living expenses, how our parents reacted to us moving abroad & more!
+++German-speaking sections: 00:35:32 - 00:42:26 and 00:50:15 - 00:54:08. English subtitles available on YouTube for that part! Just activate them on YouTube.+++ Do we think that Germans should be more patriotic? Was it difficult to have our university degrees recognized in the other country? What did our parents say when we told them we were going to move abroad? It's time for a Q&A episode, so we asked you guys on our Instagram page (@understandingtrainstation) to ask us questions and we went through them and tried to answer them as best as we could.  P.S. When Josh talked about having his university degree recognized in Germany, he's referring to this government agency: https://www.kmk.org/zab/zentralstelle-fuer-auslaendisches-bildungswesen.html Mentioned videos: EP29: Where It All Began - An Interview with Josh's High School German Teacher▸https://youtu.be/m0V3CT0vuTA EP13: Josh in Germany - Moving During a Pandemic ▸https://youtu.be/KpFrtKhfy6Q You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
02-09-2021
1 Std. 12 Min.
EP30: Y'all talk funny! We're listening to YOUR dialects
A while back we asked you all to send us voice messages of you speaking your dialect/regional accents! We were overwhelmed with the number of messages we received and were only able to feature a few of them back in Episode 21. For that reason we decided to keep the series going and continue with the messages we didn’t get to last time! These are some of our favorite episodes to record so make sure to send us your dialect if we haven’t gotten to it yet and we will keep the series going. Sit back, relax and have fun guessing along with us! Start learning languages with Busuu here:  💻  Web: https://bit.ly/understandingtrainstation_busuu 📱 Mobile: https://bit.ly/understandingtrainstation_busuu_app Mentioned videos: EP21: Y’all speak funny! We react to YOUR dialects▸https://youtu.be/d9Z46vD2ezA EP15: Do we speak the same language? Dialects & accents in the US and Germany▸https://youtu.be/cdAMyjaBGPo You can listen to this podcast/watch it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio! Buy our merch ▸https://felifromgermany.com/collections/understanding-train-station • 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 "Feli from Germany" YouTube channel▸https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvcmNAGhcEEMm1zpbbFcz41YALTd2eAed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/understandingtrainstation/support
19-08-2021
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