Category: Episodes

Episode 48: A Canadian Expat in Chile (through China)

Santiago de Chile at night

Heather Morrow lost her job in oil & gas when Alberta’s economy tanked. But she didn’t take it lying down: she decided it was exactly what she needed to begin an expat adventure that’s taken her through China all the way to Santiago, Chile.

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Episode 47: A Canadian Expat in Osaka

Osaka

Jevon Larocque hadn’t intended to spend more than one year teaching in Japan. He’s now been there for over 14 years. Though he still considers Canada to be home, he knows that Osaka is where he’ll likely live the rest of his life. And in his own words, it’s exactly where he’s supposed to be.

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Episode 45: A Canadian Expat Family crisscrosses the globe

Athens

I so enjoyed talking with one Canadian couple about the “gap” six months they took off with their two children, that I was eager to talk to Ted Buracas about the year he, his wife, and their daughter took off to crisscross the globe. It’s a charmed life they lead, and I wanted all the details. Teddy was fun to chat with, and shared a lot of insights and wisdom as well.

Make sure you check out Teddy’s blog, and make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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Episode 44: A Canadian Expat Family in Central and South America [Part 2]

Flamingos

In the last episode, Jocelyn and Mike talked about all the planning that went into the 6-month sojourn in Central and South America. This episode, we get into some of the nitty-gritty of their travels: where they stayed, what countries they visited, the people they met — and perhaps more importantly — what kind of wildlife they saw.

The family is back in Canada now adjusting to their lives at home. But they (well, at least one of them) are already contemplating their next journey.

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Episode 43: A Canadian Expat Family in Central and South America [Part 1]

travel luggage

Welcome to a new season of the Expats! This is Part One of Two in my conversation with Canadians Mike and Jocelyn. At the start of 2017, they rented out their house, enrolled their two children in online school, and took off six months from their lives to explore Central and South America. While this isn’t exactly a “traditional” expat experience like the ones we’ve typically examined, it was still a story we really wanted to hear.

This first episode takes us through all the things this Canadian family of four needed to do to get ready for their trip. What to do with their apiary? Who to leave their dog with? How to pack strategically? And exactly how much LEGO to bring? We discuss all of it!

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A Hiatus: The Expats on Summer Break

Gone fishing

You heard it here first: the Expats is taking the next few months off to enjoy the summer, and bank some more interviews. If you know any expats we should be speaking with, have them email info@expatspodcast.ca or send an email yourself.

See you in September!

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Episode 42: A Canadian Expat in Berlin

BerlinBerlin is one of the world’s great capitals, with a storied history — not all of it good. And it’s there that Canadian expat Andrea Babic is writing her own story: one of cross-continental love. She’s moved to Berlin to live with her partner, himself a German native. But, as Andrea reveals, it’s not always easy to pull up the stakes of your life for someone you love.

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Episode 41: The Expats at Northwest Fest

Recording...

A few weeks ago, host Adam Rozenhart led a panel discussion about technology in podcasting. We were given the audio recording of that session, which also included Samantha Power and Lauren Albrecht.

The panel talked about the podcast length, what makes a good podcast and also share some of the things they’re working on. We hope you enjoy!

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Episode 40: A Canadian Expat in Bath

The Baths - Bath

Around 60 AD, the Romans built Bath in what is now the United Kingdom. Ancient Bath was a Roman spa. Now it’s a small town of about 80,000 living just west of London.

It’s also the site of Solsbury Hill, a small flat hill that was once home to an Iron Age fort and a Peter Gabriel song. In fact, Bath is also home to Peter Gabriel!

And a Canadian named Emma Hooper, who’s been there for 12 years since she moved to do her Masters. With no plans to leave Bath anytime soon, Emma talks about her fondness for the city and its residents. And she notes one particular breakfast item she misses that she can only get in Canada — and has said item shipped to her at great expense.

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