The Germany Experience

Shaun Behrens

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.
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Anatomy of a German job interview (Lisa Janz from Job Coach Germany)
Vor 4 Tagen
47 Min.
Health insurance in Germany Q&A, with Techniker Krankenkasse"Was guckst du?": A 20 year love/hate relationship with Germany (Elizabeth from the USA)The Expat Spouses Report - the results are in (Amaia from Expats & Spouses Monitor)
23 Min.
Shopping habits, my German nemesis, problems with dialects, and more: Q&A episodeWorking in tech in Germany (Yotzín from Mexico)German culture: Der Struwwelpeter and other horrifying children's stories (Nina from Germany)Foreigner friendships, moving back home, and “F**k it” moments (Beth & Amy from the USA)RERUN: Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter from the USA)RERUN: You go me on the cookie! (Dana Newman from Wanted Adventure)RERUN: Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)
39 Min.
RERUN: Germany chose me (Sneha from India)The German dream, mental health as a content creator, and toxic positivity (Aspen from the USA)From a big city to a small German town, and freelancing in Germany (Lara from Slovenia)From long distance relationship to locked down together (Kaleena from the USA and Jan from Germany)Coping with depression in Germany, seeking help, and online therapy (Steffi from the UK)Apologizing in Germany, sauna surprises, and making friends: an expat's guide to living in Germany (Fadi Gaziri from the UK)Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany ExperienceThree amazing women from German history (Jasmin from HerStory)
Jasmin is the host of a podcast called Herstory, which tells the stories of strong women from history. Her podcast inspired this week's episode: a look back at incredible (and underappreciated) women from Germany's history. And to tell these stories, I'm joined by Jasmin herself. The women we'll focus on all faced adversity of some kind, but went on to do monumental things that still impact Germany and the world today:Elisabeth Selbert (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Selbert), who was responsible for Article 3 in the German Grundgesetz: "Männer und Frauen sind gleichberechtigt" ("Men and women are equal"). She is called one of the "mothers of the Grundgesetz". Margarete Steiff (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarete_Steiff), who founded the Steiff toy company. It is famous for its toys and the teddy bear, and still exists to this day.Gerda Taro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerda_Taro), who was the first female war photographer. She photographed the Spanish Civil War and died on the front. Her legacy was later eclipsed by her romantic and professional partner, Robert Capa.  We also get two "honorable mentions" from Jasmin: Anita Augspurg, a German suffragette who fought for women’s rights, and Beate Uhse, a German pilot, entrepreneur, and sex pioneer. Jasmin's podcast, Herstory: https://herstorypod.de/Jasmin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Herstory_podJasmin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herstory_pod/The German podcast Jasmin mentioned: Frauen von Damals (https://biancawalther.de/podcast/)JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/theGermanyExperience Visit the official podcast website: https://thegermanyexperience.deSubscribe to the YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/thegermanyexperienceReview the podcast: https://thegermanyexperience.de/rate Contact me: info@thegermanyexperience.de
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Beer, digitization, security, and education: our preconceived notions of Europe (Lawin from the Philippines)