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"The Expat Chit Chat Show" consists of interviews with people who work outside of their home countries. The guests can include digital nomads, migrant workers, military members, the retired, and many more. Some episodes will be light and humorous, while others will be of a more serious nature. Therefore we take responsibility for your laughs and your tears.

"The Expat Chit Chat Show" consists of interviews with people who work outside of their home countries. The guests can include digital nomads, migrant workers, military members, the retired, and many more. Some episodes will be light and humorous, while others will be of a more serious nature. Therefore we take responsibility for your laughs and your tears.
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"The Expat Chit Chat Show" consists of interviews with people who work outside of their home countries. The guests can include digital nomads, migrant workers, military members, the retired, and many more. Some episodes will be light and humorous, while others will be of a more serious nature. Therefore we take responsibility for your laughs and your tears.

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English


Episodes

Patty Hogan: USA to Taipei

5/18/2019
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Patty Hogan is an internationally acclaimed artist and owner of the brand fatty romance. Born in Iowa and having spent many formative years in Seoul as well as Taipei it is no wonder why food plays such a large part in her art. Having been described as hilariously grotesque body image, food, overindulgence, and beauty in the mundane are all themes explored within her art.

Duration:00:49:10

Story: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

5/15/2019
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A story told to Zach after heartbreak from another expat in China.

Duration:00:06:00

Summer Rylander: USA to Germany

5/11/2019
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Summer Rylander is a writer and a cooking enthusiast with a penchant for Swedish cheeses. She is currently living in Nuremberg, Germany with her husband.

Duration:00:53:13

Story: The Wall

5/8/2019
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Have you been to The Great Wall of China? Many people consider it a once in a lifetime experience. For Zach, it was something to do on a Wednesday afternoon with no other plans. In this story, let Zach tell you a little bit of history about The Great Wall of China, how to get to the best part of the wall, and some other tips and tricks to make your experience better than expected.

Duration:00:08:14

Marie Carter: Scotland to NYC

5/4/2019
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Marie Carter is a Scottish writer, editor, and tour guide who now resides in New York City. She is the author of the historical fiction novel set in the future, Holly's Hurricane and The Trapeze Diaries, which is based on her experiences learning static trapeze. She is also a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a walking tour company that specializes in macabre, strange, forgotten and ghostly histories in New York City. Marie teaches memoir and creative writing with Gotham Writers'...

Duration:00:34:48

Story: Pranks Among Actors

5/1/2019
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It was the summer of 2013 when I was cast in my first sitcom in China. It was a crew of over 200, and a cast of at least 40. Having originally auditioned for the lead, I discovered quickly during the interview that I was not the fit for this role. they were looking for someone to play a war hardened soldier. At the time I was 187 cm (6'2) and only 70kg (155lbs). Statue esq I was not. But delighted was I when I received a call about a week later asking for permission to right a character into...

Duration:00:10:37

Tom Mullaly: USA to Bali

4/27/2019
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Tom Mullaly describes himself as a pre-digital nomad, a pretentious way of saying he was a guy with a backpack who only went back to the US to earn enough to leave again (doing contract engineering jobs in the aircraft industry--Boeing, Northrop, etc. for 6-12 months). The Internet--as they say--changed everything. At some point it was clear that he could probably dream something up so that he could earn enough to live without having to go back to the cubicle. It turned out that he could....

Duration:00:36:35

Story: Homesick

4/24/2019
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A submitted short story by an expat from America currently somewhere in Central Europe who experiences something most expats do: homesickness.

Duration:00:04:51

Vlad Sherman: Russia to China

4/20/2019
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Vlad Sherman is an actor, television personality, and a host of his own podcast. Born in the USSR, he has been living in China for the last 8 years getting bigger as an actor. In this episode we talk about his story, the impetus to move from Russia to China, what is it like to be an actor, and can it pay the bills. We also discuss his views as an expat and what being a citizen of the world means to him.

Duration:00:47:57

Story: Standing in the Footprints of the Gods

4/17/2019
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On a spontaneous trip to Cairo to meed a good friend, Zach learns a little about Egypt, and a little more about a good friend.

Duration:00:08:11

Tibor Baranski Jr.: Buffalo to Beijing

4/13/2019
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An interview with Tibor Baranski Jr. who has been an expat for nearly 40 years. Currently split between Tokyo and Beijing, Tibor is counsel at JunHe Law Firm specializing in Sino-Japan business relations. Tibor considers himself a realist, and has an interesting take on the world of today. In this episode we discuss what it is like being a lawyer in China, and a resident of Japan, as well as his education in America that began his desire to go abroad. We also talk a bit about his father,...

Duration:00:22:42

Story: The Road To Hana

4/10/2019
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A short story about a chance meeting between an American and a Brit in Hawaii. Two world travelers on the road to Hana discuss life, experiences, and their future for just a short while. This story was written and submitted by Brad Fink, narrated by Zach Ireland.

Duration:00:09:08

Bradley Fink: Miami to Corfu

4/6/2019
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An interview with Bradley Fink, who is currently living in Corfu, Greece. Originally from Florida, Brad has been an expat for over 15 years living in South America, Asia, and Europe. He considers himself homeless, living out of various AirBnBs, and is a cryptocurrency enthusiast. Brad discusses his views on the world economy, and the changes he thinks will occur in the near future. I learned that Blockchain is different than Bitcoin, and that it isn't as nefarious as I was led to believe.

Duration:00:52:36

Story: Auntie Guo

4/3/2019
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In this week's short story, Zach tells of a time he spent in GuiZhou, and his meeting with Auntie Guo. Being an actor, Zach is on the road quite a bit, and thus meets, and leaves many people from all over the world. This is a relatable story not just for actors, but for expats in general. You never know if that one year will come along when you decide it is time to up and leave, to either go back to your home country, or onto the next journey.

Duration:00:07:45

Jaclynn Joyce: Hawaii to Taipei

3/30/2019
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Jaclynn Joyce is a self described Jackie of all trades. International model, teacher, actress, and animal rights activist she certainly lives up to the title. With a masters in International relations and feminist theory she brings a unique perspective of being a world traveler, and expat to our show we haven’t heard before. In this show, we talk about what it was like growing up in Hawai'i, being a teacher in Taipei, current social issues, as well as some of the problems that come with...

Duration:00:43:42

Story: The Yunnan Rice Terraces

3/27/2019
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In this vignette, your host (Zach Ireland) talks about an adventure he had with two of his expat friends to the magical southern region of China, Yunnan. What started as pure spontaneity turned into a memory never to be forgotten. Zach takes you off the beaten path, to an auditory experience few expats get to experience. From having a conversation with someone from the Yi ethnic group of China, to being climbed on by children riding on a bus from school, let Zach bring you to Yunnan, just...

Duration:00:05:41

Brian O'Shea: Argentina to China

3/23/2019
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In this interview, I talk to Brian O'Shea from a hotel room in Egypt on the Red Sea. An actor, TV personality, digital nomad, and social media influencer, Brian has over 6 million followers across various platforms. He is best known in China for being the "dumpling man" You can interact with Brian on: Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/u/6597965349?is_hot=1 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0BXDhou4tbzJtEiX3WIglg Instagram: @tastebuds88

Duration:00:54:06

Todd Williams: USA to Taipei

3/16/2019
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Associated Press award winner Todd Allen Williams is a man who wears many hats. At 34 years old he has experience as a journalist, author, poet, host of a culinary travel show among many others. Having lived in California, Ireland, Seoul, and Taiwan it's easy to say life is anything but boring for this man. Todd is currently working as an editor, and journalist based out of Taipei. Todd has been recognized in 2013 by the Associated Press with the Best Mixed-Media Presentation Award. He has...

Duration:00:39:01