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Many Canadians leave their home country to experience other places. This show examines why those people leave, what their experience are like, what they miss most about home, and how other countries perceive Canadians. There's also a lot of talk about bacon. Seriously.
||CleanEpisode 57: One last time, a Canadian Expat in Dublin||Cadence Konopaki fell in love with Ireland when she lived there back in 2000. Fifteen years later, it called her name again. In this final episode of the Expats, we talk about Cadence’s Ireland experience, and we also try to determine if Canadians are||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56: An Expats Clip Show||Before the Expats goes off the air, host Adam Rozenhart looks back at some of his favourite interview moments. Sure, it’s another one of those annoying clip shows, but when it’s clips about travelling, you know you’ll love it. Thanks to Jaimee Bel||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55: A Canadian Expat in Yemen||Carl Conradi fell in love with Sada’a almost the moment he saw it. He knew after a brief stay in the Yemeni capital that he’s wind up staying longer. He recounts his experiences there, learning about the Arab Spring from the Yemeni people.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54: A Canadian Expat in East Africa||Melissa MacKay earned her law degree and got a job as a human rights lawyer. This provided her the opportunity to visit Africa, and spend time in a few different countries there — some for work, and some for vacation.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53: A Canadian Expat in Denmark||Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen agreed to move to Denmark with her husband, thinking she’d have a few months to get used to the idea. Her husband found a job in Copenhagen inside of a month. Months later, Stephanie joined him. This episode,||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52: Another Canadian Expat in London||Emma originally moved to London for work. She started out at an HMV, when those existed. Then she got a job in publishing, met her husband, and they’ve firmly established themselves in the world city, living there with their two children.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51: A Canadian Expat in Finland||Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana was lured to Helsinki by a startup called Supermetrics. And while Helsinki’s climate might not be much different from Dups’ home of Edmonton, there are definitely certain things he’s needed to adjust to.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: A Canadian Expat in Oman||When the economy started to crater, Catherine and her husband, who had been living in Calgary, took it as a sign to try out an expat adventure. Their search for a new experience led them to Sur, Oman, where the couple currently resides with their insta.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49: A Canadian Expat in Lincoln, UK||A French-Canadian women met her love on the internet, and wouldn’t allow an ocean to separate them. Now she’s in Lincoln, in the process of renewing her Visa, and living through the bureaucracy of Brexit, while she misses her beloved maple syrup, an||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48: A Canadian Expat in Chile (through China)||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.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47: A Canadian Expat in 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.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: A Canadian Expat in London||When a Montreal woman decided she wanted to feel what it was like to truly live as a foreigner, she heard London calling. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: A Canadian Expat Family crisscrosses the globe||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.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44: A Canadian Expat Family in Central and South America [Part 2]||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,||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: A Canadian Expat Family in Central and South America [Part 1]||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,||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Hiatus: The Expats on Summer Break||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 email@example.com or send an email yourself.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42: A Canadian Expat in Berlin||Berlin 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,||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: The Expats at Northwest Fest||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,||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: A Canadian Expat in 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 Ir||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBROADCAST: A Canadian Expat in Dubai||It took me a long time to go from the idea of this podcast to the first episode. I’m glad that when I finally did decide to pull the trigger on the Expats, I had a good friend (and fellow podcaster) living in a very interesting part of the world.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: A Canadian Expat in Spain||Jane Morrison’s seen many parts of the world. But in pursuit of her PhD, and partly because her partner was pursuing his education in Barcelona, Spain, she decided to do the same. Learn about her adventures so far,||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: A Canadian Expat in South Korea||Arlo Matisz made a quick decision: he planned to live abroad. Not a week later, he was on a plane to South Korea. When he arrived, he made his way to the nearest bar, bought a round of drinks, and made friends with another friendly Canadian,||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: A Canadian Expat in Turkey||Chris Mitchell is no stranger to the expat lifestyle. He’s an experienced traveler, and lately he’s hanging his hat in Istanbul, Turkey. In this episode, Chris shared his experiences around culture, food and the amazing travel opportunities within T||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: A Canadian Expat Couple in Kenya||Pierre and Deborah Boileau were bit by the travel bug early on. From casual adventure travel, to now living the expat life in Africa, they’ve seen and experienced quite a bit. And they’ve been able to have successful careers and raise a family in th||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: A Canadian Expat in Egypt||Owen Murray is a world-travelling photographer who’s spent a lot of his adult life travelling. We caught up with him in Luxor, Egypt and spoke to him about the value of travel, what it means to be Canadian,||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: A Canadian Expat in Belgium||Sometimes, you’re messing around on the internet, and you start chatting with a random stranger. Before you know it, you’ve fallen in love. That’s more or less what happened to Jaimee Bell. And when the long distance was deflating her spirit and||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBROADCAST: A Canadian Expat Turning Japanese||Ana Alcantara was my second ever guest, and she was very generous with her time, and the stories she shared about her life in Japan. I know there are quite a few new listeners out there, so this is a little throwback for the Christmas break — find o||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: A Canadian Expat in the Congo||Lisa Stadnyk-Webb left Canada as a trailing spouse, giving up a job she enjoyed to begin an expat adventure in France. It’s taken her to many interesting places — most recently The Congo. Find out about her experiences living abroad with two young k||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: A Canadian Expat in Qatar||Ali Ahmad’s parents immigrated to Canada from Pakistan. He was born and raised in Canada, and after finishing his education at home, Ali’s now living the Expat life with his wife and their children in Doha, Qatar.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: A Canadian Expat in Beijing||Maria Tran’s been living the Expat life for almost her whole career. As the principal at an international school in Beijing — which the former Edmontonian arrived at by way of New Brunswick, of all places — she sees a few different sides of life i||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: An American Expat in Toronto||Kevin Bracken, the creator of What’s Different in Canada, knows quite a bit about the differences between the Great White North and the Home of the Brave. He’s been a passionate student of Canada, and as a young progressive coming of age in the era||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: A Canadian Expat in the Maldives||Imagine living on an island the foundations of which are millions of living and dead organisms. That’s a little hint of what it’s like to live in the Maldives. Learn about Lara Hill’s experiences on the atolls and getting stranded alone on New Yea||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: A Canadian Expat in Bavaria||They say to really know someone you should walk a mile in their shoes. But Scott Kosman says you should walk a kilometer in their Adidas. I mean, he doesn’t say that, but he should. Listen to this episode about Scott’s expat life in Erlangen, German||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: A Canadian Expat in Norway||Norway conjures romantic visions of winter, at least for me. Fjords, dramatic coastlines and winter. And a hearty people. All those things and more as we connect with Hahn Vincent, spending her summer back in Canada, off from school.||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: A Canadian Expat in Morocco||Until I met Emily Mattingsley, I never thought of Morocco as a surf destination. But that’s one of the things that lured this Canadian teacher to the North African Country. Emily tells me about her experiences in Morocco which includes warm people,||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: A Canadian Expat in the UK explains Brexit||Last week, citizens of the UK voted to get the eff out of the European Union. Many Canadians looked on with great interest and horror as the results poured in. Leah Trueblood was one of those Canadians. But rather than observe from afar,||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: A Canadian Expat in Provence||Ashley Tinker, an anglophone Montrealer, found love in Western Europe. But though she met her partner in Italy, the region of Provence would be where they settled down together. Find out about the differences between life in Paris,||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: A Canadian Expat in Scotland||Leah Cavanaugh’s academic pursuits took her to a place you’ve likely seen depicted and sometimes exaggerated on film and television. Home to warrior poets and engineering feats: Scotland. Leah’s studying at the University of Edinburgh.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: A Canadian Expat on Broadway||Ben Wheelwright’s journey to the stage on Broadway moved in a path eastward, beyond the atlantic, and back to New York City. We spoke with Ben about his experiences as an expat Broadway actor. You can see Ben before in the Curious Incident of the Dog||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: A Canadian Expat in Switzerland||Sometimes, you have a shitty day at work, so you sell all your belongings and move to Switzerland. That’s a somewhat accurate description of Tatiana Warkentin’s expat experience… sort of. Tatiana shares her four and a half year-long experience l||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: A Canadian Expat in Athens Georgia||Doug Hoyer is a Canadian musician from Alberta. When his wife found an opportunity to continue her studies in urban wildlife, they pulled up the stakes and made their way south, to the great state of Georgia.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: A Canadian Expat in Paris||Lillian Small and her husband are committed to the expat life. They knew at some point, her husband’s work would take them away from Canada. So for the past few years, they’ve called Paris home. You can read about the Smalls’ adventures on Lilli||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: A Canadian Expat in New Zealand||Jana Makar and her husband decided to leave their lives in Calgary, Alberta to experience life as Expats. They landed in New Zealand, and after a bit of a bumpy start got settled. It’s been three years in Auckland for the couple,||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: A Canadian Expat in Milan||Milan is the global centre of fashion. You don’t walk into a grocery store in Milan wearing sweatpants, unless you want to invite dirty looks. Marissa Janzen learned some of those lessons the hard way. She and her husband lived in Milan for two yea||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: A Canadian Expat in Los Angeles||Los Angeles IS what’s happening. At least, that’s what I’d assume. In speaking with former Calgarian Levi MacDougall this week, it’s clear that LA has its pros and its cons. Join me as I chat with this comedy writer from Canada about his exper||12/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: A Canadian Expat in Sweden||Umeå, Sweden is a university city in the country’s north. For eight months, it’s been home to Canadian expat Morgan Fawcett, who moved there to live with her partner. I spoke with Morgan a few weeks ago about her experiences living in Sweden,||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: A Canadian Expat in Taiwan||Taiwan is tiny, but its population is huge, for its size — certainly from a Canadian’s perspective. And given its population, maybe it shouldn’t be so surprising that it’s home to the greatest density of 7-11s anywhere on the planet.||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: A Canadian Expat in Brazil||When Sarah Parsons was given the choice to relocate to Calgary for her job or to try out an expat assignment, she chose the latter. No offense to Calgary, of course, but it just isn’t the same as Curitiba, Brazil.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: A Canadian Expat in Hong Kong||Hong Kong sounds like an amazing place to visit and live. The best of both worlds — a mix of capitalism held over from British rule, and the influence of mainland China, both the positives and in some cases the negatives.||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: A Canadian Expat in Portugal||Gail Aguiar is one of the more seasoned travellers I’ve ever spoken to on the show. So where in other shows, we tend to talk a lot about place and people, It was very interesting to speak with Gail about what it means to be a Canadian,||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Expats and the right to vote||In many of my conversations with expats since the summer, the question of voting rights has come up frequently. So I decided to enlist the help of my colleague and journalist Samantha Power to explore the issue. In this episode,||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: A Canadian Expat Couple in The Netherlands||Erica and Brian Shuchuk gave it all up to move to Haarlem in North Holland. They put their stuff in storage, filled out the endless paperwork to bring their cat Nougat with them, and landed there about six months ago. Bicycles, Indonesian food,||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Canadian Expat in Ecuador||Graeme Smith’s schooling took him to South America. His family and the opportunities that were available to him in Ecuador have kept him there. Now, with a wife and three children, and a successful business,||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: A Canadian Expat in Mexico City||Two months or so ago, when his work world shifted dramatically, Graeme Kishiuchi and his family found themselves with some decisions to make: continue on in Canada, or make a go of it down Mexico Way. Since this show’s all about expatriates,||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: A Canadian Expat in South Africa||There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. — Nelson Mandela In this episode, I speak with Anna Grimsrud, a Canadian expat living in South Africa.||8/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: A Canadian Expat in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg||Rob Taillefer has seen quite a bit of Europe. And Canada for that matter. He spent time living in both Edmonton and Ottawa before jumping across the pond to go to school in the Netherlands. While in Europe, Rob met his wife (who’s from Estonia),||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: A Canadian Expat in Northern Ireland||Colm Heaney spent much of his childhood bouncing between Canada and Northern Ireland — where his father is from. When it came to making the leap to living in Belfast some 14 years ago, a plethora of cousins and family made for a relatively soft landi||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: A Canadian Expat Couple Down Under||Australia — a Commonwealth like Canada… in that it’s a Commonwealth Nation. This episode, I spoke with Phil Paschke and Wade Kelly about their experience since moving to Wagga Wagga NSW in Fall 2014 (Canada’s Fall — Australia’s Spring).||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: A Canadian Expat Turning Japanese||After a one-year exchange in Japan during university, Ana Alcantara knew she’d be moving back there to live permanently. She now lives in a place just a few hours’ train ride from Tokyo. Find out more about Ana’s life in Japan and how her journey||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: A Canadian Expat in Dubai||In late 2012, Iris Dias decided to pick up her life from Vancouver, BC and relocate to Dubai. In January 2013, she got on a plane and left Canada. Find out more about Iris’ journey and what she loves about living in what some people refer to as the||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the Expats||I’ve had this idea for awhile, and I’m excited that it’s finally taking shape. Find out what I’m up to by listening to the [very short] first episode.||6/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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I absolutely adore each episode of this podcast. I wish it was back on so I could hear more stories and get more inspired to take my Canadian-ness and skills abroad.
I'd be very interested to know how Adam manages to find so many great guests. They're all so personalable and open. My favourite episodes are with guests how are blunt about the pros and cons of living away from Canada. Great show!
The Chile episode!
That episode on Chile really made me miss my home country. It almost made me cry. Good work Adam!
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