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Everyone Is Moving To Berlin

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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.

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.

Location:

Germany

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Berlin Housing Scams & How to Get a Visa Teaching English

11/26/2022
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. Show Notes Hunderte Betroffene klagen über Abzocke auf WohnungsplattformWhat is a Mietkautionskonto?How to move to Germany and become a freelancerHow to find an English-speaking job in Berlin Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:12:57

Berlin vs. The Rest of Germany

11/18/2022
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 cities. Show Notes Klaas bringt DICH in den exklusivsten Club der Welt (Late Night Berlin) Map of all German States German federalism: How does it work?Easy German Podcast episodes about all...

Duration:00:49:31

Being An Artist in Berlin

11/12/2022
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 types of art one can engage with in Berlin. In addition, he discusses Berlin's famous street art scene and a few of his favourite graffiti artists. Show Notes Berlin Music Video Awards Night Art...

Duration:00:20:38

Berlin Changes You

11/5/2022
How does Berlin change you? We touch upon intercultural competence, Berlin's roughness, privilige, party life, safe spaces and boundaries while tackling this question. Show Notes Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:32:54

After the Move: Anmeldung, Electricity, Gas & Internet

10/29/2022
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. Show Notes Urban Sports Club How to move into an apartment in Germany (All About Berlin) How do electric bills work in Germany? (All About Berlin) Verivox Check24 Fiber internet via PYUR Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:33:16

Winter Is Coming

10/22/2022
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. Show Notes How to pay (or avoid paying) a BVG fine29-Euro-Abo-Aktion9-Euro-FondsManuels Sunlamp (Tageslichtlampe)WärmflascheWichteln Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:39:50

Mental Health Update

10/15/2022
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. Show Notes Mental Health Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:28:37

How to Marry a German

10/8/2022
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 Fashion, rules at social gatherings, verbal formality and the words "expat" and "immigrant". Show Notes Du vs. Sie - How to address someone in GermanDu oder Sie?Exberliner90 Day Fiancé...

Duration:00:47:43

Rushing at the Checkout: Grocery Shopping in Germany

9/24/2022
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. Show Notes Jae Creates A Vice RadioLail Arad - Everyone is Moving to Berlin"fortnightly"Stiftung WarentestPOV: du gehst bei Dm einkaufenRestaurant PassTicket RestaurantYou Need A BudgetBerliner Tafel e.V. Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:41:25

Loneliness, Migratory Grief & Finding Friends in Berlin

9/10/2022
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. Show Notes Words And Not Much Esle@asthaprakashMeetup.comGirls Gone International 10 Types of Odd Friendships You’re Probably Part OfBumble BFF Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:52:56

Being Gay in Berlin

8/27/2022
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. Do you know about an apartment or room in Berlin? If so, please let Jae know at everyone.berlin/contact Show Notes Siegessäule - Queer BerlinMann-O-Meter e.V. - Berlins schwuler CheckpointDoctor Goldsteinman*Check BerlinPraxis Kulturbrauerei Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:55:21

How to Find a Job in Berlin

8/18/2022
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. Show Notes Business Immigration Service (BIS) The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumphbrutto-netto-rechner.infoGoinGlobalWoLoHo NewsletterLinkedIn Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:50:24

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

7/30/2022
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. Show Notes Easy GermanDeliberate SpanishSeedlangDuolingoTandem German Courses for Adults Learning German Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:49:03

Mental Health

7/12/2022
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. Show Notes Psychosoziale Nothilfenummern in BerlinBerliner KrisendienstPsych-Info — die Therapeutensuchmaschine Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:33:56

How Much Money Do You Need to Survive in Berlin?

6/4/2022
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. Show Notes Cost of living in Berlin, and GermanyCost of Living in BerlinLeipzigVerivoxCheck24brutto-netto-rechner.infoChurch tax in Germany BVG monthly ticketBoltWeShareBahnFlixtrainVinted AppYou Need A Budget Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:52:28

How (Not) To Be a Tourist

5/21/2022
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. Show Notes Jae Creates a Vibe RadioGLS BankCouchsurfingVagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:42:38

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

5/8/2022
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, seasonal depression and Jack's nails. Show Notes N26DKBGirocardWiseSchufaSCHUFA-BonitätsAuskunft SCHUFA-"Datenkopie"congstarALDI TalkJohn ReedSuperfitMcFitFIT XHolmes PlaceUrban SportsLibanon...

Duration:00:21:50

Culture Shock

4/26/2022
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, crashed said bike, and experienced some serious culture shock. Show Notes How to sort your trash and recycle in Germany (All About Berlin) Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:45:22

Cycling in Berlin (Without Breaking Your Collarbone)

4/9/2022
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. Show Notes Jack's InstagramFahrräder auf eBay KleinanzeigenKomoot AppLimeDonkey RepublicnextbikeCall a BikeTierJelbiemmyfelyx Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:48:38

Berlin's Neighborhoods

3/26/2022
Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, Tempelhof, Schöneberg, Mitte, Wedding, Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow, Tiergarten & Charlottenburg — an overview of Berlin's most important districts. Show Notes der KiezVerwaltungsgliederung Berlins Die zwölf Berliner Bezirke mit ihren 97 OrtsteilenSO36Flughafen Berlin-TempelhofGoltzstraßeFlorastraßeKurfürstendammBikini BarMonkey BarGrunewaldsee Contribute: everyone.berlin/contribute

Duration:00:44:33