Everyone Is Moving To Berlin

Everyone Is Moving To Berlin

If you’re looking to move to Berlin (or just moved here), then this podcast is for you. We're here to provide personal insight on everything you need to know in order to move to Germany's pulsating capital. Through each episode, we tackle topics that will help you make your journey to Berlin easy and enjoyable. Already living in Berlin? Then you might appreciate hearing the tips, advice and personal stories of others who've decided to call Berlin their new home. Listen for free in your podcast app of choice!

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December 03, 2022
23
42:3429.94 MB

Raising a Family as an Expat in Berlin & How the City Has Changed

Rachel Stern from The Local joins us to talk about having kids and raising a family in Berlin, Germany's working culture, life as a journalist, cash vs. cards, learning German, and the best and worst aspects of being an expat.

November 26, 2022
22
12:599.61 MB

Berlin Housing Scams & How to Get a Visa Teaching English

In this short solo episode, Manuel shares how to avoid getting scammed when looking for an apartment in Berlin, and explains how teaching English can be a way to legally stay and work in the city.

November 18, 2022
21
49:3336.62 MB

Berlin vs. The Rest of Germany

Jae talks about his first trips in Germany outside of Berlin (they didn't go as smoothly as planned). We then methodically go through some of the other major cities and "Bundesländer" (federal states) and compare them to Berlin — while Jae can't help but draw comparisons to certain US states and cit...

November 12, 2022
20
20:4014.89 MB

Being An Artist in Berlin

Berlin is a special place, especially for artists. In this episode, Jae explains how Berlin's art scene was a big inspiration for him to come here and how the art scene might compare to some other cities he's previously lived in. He provides personal insight and recommendations for the different typ...

November 05, 2022
19
32:5423.3 MB

Berlin Changes You

How does Berlin change you? We touch upon intercultural competence, Berlin's roughness, privilige, party life, safe spaces and boundaries while tackling this question.

October 29, 2022
18
33:1623.55 MB

After the Move: Anmeldung, Electricity, Gas & Internet

In this solo-episode, Manuel explains how to register after you move into an apartment in Berlin and how to sign up for electricity, gas and internet contracts. Also: Reflections on the first 8 months of this show and some fun listener emails.

October 22, 2022
17
39:5028.06 MB

Winter Is Coming

Sunlamps, thick clothes & hot water bags: How we prepare for the infamous Berlin winter — and how the general energy in the city changes during the dark months. Also: Our stances on Christmas and gifts.

October 15, 2022
16
28:3720.35 MB

Mental Health Update

In this solo episode, Jae provides an update on his mental health and how he has been managing since he’s been living here. He discusses the effects of burnout and a few strategies on how to compassionately encourage yourself as you go through some of your challenges.

October 08, 2022
15
47:4333.47 MB

How to Marry a German

Manuel is joined by Chris and Stephanie, both from the United States, each married to a German spouse. They share how easy/difficult it was for them to get their Aufenthaltsgenehmigung in Germany and how the visa application process compares to getting a Greecard in the U.S. We also discuss Berlin F...

September 24, 2022
14
41:2629.16 MB

Rushing at the Checkout: Grocery Shopping in Germany

Why grocery shopping in Germany is "like the Hunger Games" (Jae), which supermarkets you should know about, how much groceries will cost you each month, and how to order them online.

September 10, 2022
13
52:5837.08 MB

Loneliness, Migratory Grief & Finding Friends in Berlin

Astha moved to Berlin from India without ever having visited the city. After a few exciting first weeks, she was struck by migratory grief. In this episode, we talk with her about how to deal with loneliness and how to find friends in a new place.

August 27, 2022
12
55:2338.73 MB

Being Gay in Berlin

Jack and Jae discuss what it's like being gay in Berlin. Topics include Berlin's party scene and sex culture, finding a gay doctor, dating, queer events and activities, and how to find other gay friends

August 18, 2022
11
50:2635.34 MB

How to Find a Job in Berlin

Jae finally got his working visa — and work is what this episode is about. Whether you'll be working in the "gig economy", as a freelancer, or as a regular employee, here are some ways you could try to make money in Berlin.

July 30, 2022
10
49:0534.41 MB

The Best Way to Learn German & How to Deal With Rude Berliners

Cari from Easy German joins us to describe the infamous Berlin mentality and ponder why Berliners often come across as cold or rude. We then try to establish the best method for learning German and share our favorite language learning tricks and resources.

July 12, 2022
9
33:5824.02 MB

Mental Health

We're back after a short hiatus to talk about one of the reasons we took a break: Mental health. Jae talks about a mental breakdown he experienced recently and we both share mental health resources available in Berlin and Germany.

June 04, 2022
8
52:3036.75 MB

How Much Money Do You Need to Survive in Berlin?

Berlin is not as cheap as it used to be — but it's still one of the more affordable capital cities in Europe. In this episode, we go through all of the monthly expenses you should budget for if you plan to live in Berlin.

May 21, 2022
7
42:4030.46 MB

How (Not) To Be a Tourist

Most people's first contact with Berlin is through travel. In this episode we discuss how to experience the city like a local. We also share Couchsurfing stories, explain how to spot a tourist and encourage you to go out and meet strangers.

May 08, 2022
6
45:4532.12 MB

Bank Accounts, Phone Plans, Schufa, Gyms and Cheap Meals

Jack is back on the show and joins us for lively (!) discussion on the best German bank account, which phone plan to choose and how to pick a "Fitnessstudio" (gym) in Berlin. We also cover the infamous Schufa, cheap meals in Berlin, burger places, milkshakes, bubble tea, prices for alcoholic drinks,...

April 26, 2022
5
45:2531.89 MB

Culture Shock

Jae has arrived in Berlin! While his trip couldn't have gone any smoother, his first week in the city was quite a roller coaster ride: He found his apartment on day one, marvelled at German doors and the local recycling system, discovered Apfelschorle (and the price of tap water), bought a bike, cra...

April 09, 2022
4
48:4035.06 MB

Cycling in Berlin (Without Breaking Your Collarbone)

Manuel's friend Jack has been cycling around Berlin every day since 2012 and joins us to explain everything you need to know about the topic: Why Berlin is best discovered by bike, how to buy a bike in the first place, which type of bicycle to get and why electric bikes are a little bit like horses.

March 26, 2022
3
44:3434.54 MB

Berlin's Neighborhoods

Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, Tempelhof, Schöneberg, Mitte, Wedding, Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow, Tiergarten & Charlottenburg — an overview of Berlin's most important districts.

March 12, 2022
2
57:2740.15 MB

Finding a Place to Live in Berlin

Finding a place in Berlin will require a great deal of organization, optimism and endurance. We have some tips for you.

February 26, 2022
1
53:0249.25 MB

Berlin Has Just Always Called My Name

Why move to Berlin, which types of visas can get you here, what you should prepare before the move and how to get an appointment for the notorious Anmeldung.

February 09, 202203:163.69 MB

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