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Geopats Podcasting - Stephanie Fuccio EPISODE 119, 26th July 2019
55 Books: Nicole from Expat Cast Podcast: Germanfreude & A Pinch Of Bookish Herzschmerz
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55 Books: Nicole from Expat Cast Podcast: Germanfreude & A Pinch Of Bookish Herzschmerz

What do you get when you have two American Expats and one German Expat talk about a book by a former American Expat living in 1990’s Former East Germany? This culturally windy episode dripping with heaps of blasted stereotypes, linguistic gems and lots of laughter. We are delighted to have Nicole Palazzo, Host of the Expat Cast Podcast on the show today. Her interview with me in February this year on the Expat Cast is a big reason why Bookish Expats exists so danke Nicole! More on the book that we talked about below, but first, let's pay some pod bills.


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  1. Free month of podcast hosting at Podbean.https://www.podbean.com/virtualexpats
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NOTE: I do NOT charge for promo spots in the three interview podcasts: Virtual, Scripts and Bookish but am offering them for FREE (inspiration: Odd Dad Out Podcast, thanks Adam) to Content Creators that I like AND that fit into a particular episode’s content.

 Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have by Rebecca Shuman is book that Nicole selected. Former Guest of Bookish Expats, Tatjana, a German expat currently living in India, was kind enough to co-interview Nicole with me. Nicole read this book years ago, before she moved to Germany and reread it just before Tatjana and I interviewed her. Is it presumptuous to say that this reread was a bit cathartic for her? Have a listen and let me know what you think.

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Note: I am combining all 3 of my solo podcasts onto one feed/website,https://virtualexpats.podbean.com/. Bookish Expats Podcast episodes will come out the last Friday of every month but now you will see this podcast as well as Virtual Expats and Changing Scripts the other three weeks of the month in the same feed. They will be labeled clearly so you can easily know which podcast you are ear committing to before listening. Thanks for your patience while this consolidation and other podorganization is in progress.  

 Nicole’s Info:

Podcast:The Expat Cast, https://theexpatcast.podbean.com/



 Other lovely voices in this podcast: (promo spots) 

-Paul and Donna from the Varmints Podcast, https://www.blazingcariboustudios.com/shows/varmints/


-Adela from Podcast Brunch Club (ln person and remote meetings available):

Listening Lists: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/listening-lists/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastbrunchclub/


-Looking for Alaska by John Greene: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/99561.Looking_for_Alaska

-Library binding is like the image on the right hand side a bit down on this site:


-Or here under Other Library Bindings:


-Good ol' Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_binding

-An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

-Movie about life in East Berlin: Sonnenallee, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnenallee

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js9DphJ8JXU

 -PhD Comics, hilarious Academia comic strip, http://phdcomics.com/

-The Professor Is In, more on Academia, http://theprofessorisin.com/

-Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34930861-achtung-baby

-Tatjana’s episode of the Expat Cast Podcast, https://theexpatcast.podbean.com/?s=Tatjana

Upcoming episodes: 

All episodes are published Fridays @ 12pm Panda time (China time), which is where I am currently living (If you are in North America, that’s late Thursday evening)

-August 2, 2019: Virtual Expats: Danny Salay, Travel Man Dan on YouTube


Creatively Complicated 

-August 9, 2019: Changing Scripts: Thom Clairmont, ThomReads on Instagram

-August 16, 2019: Virtual Expats:Ting AND Creatively Complicated

Where to find Bookish Expats Podcast: https://virtualexpats.podbean.com/

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Be a guest: Are you or were you an expat? Did you read a book about your host country that you moved you, inspired you and/or helped you understand the culture more? Come join us on Bookish Expats.

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo, Song "Body Blues" on the "Mess of Me" album

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