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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

Bradley Fink: Miami to London

7/20/2019
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Bradley Fink is our first return guest in our 25th episode. Last time we talked with Brad he was residing in Corfu, Greece, but due to some island fever he decided to move to London, England. Tune into hear his take on living in London, the Economy, Cryptocurrency, and staying busy when you retire young.

Duration:00:36:40

Jenny Watzka: Germany to Everywhere

7/13/2019
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Jenny Watzka worked at the consulting company KPMG for three years before ditching her 9 to 5 (or in her case 9 am to 10 pm) after the sudden death of her father. She immediately started her own consulting firm and ow focuses on helping business owners internationally ditch the daily overwhelm and grow their companies through automated workflows, internal system development, effective leadership & communication training. Jenny is originally from Germany, but after spending 5 years abroad...

Duration:00:57:34

Alistair Bayley: Australia to China

7/1/2019
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An interview with Aiistair Bayley, interviewer of the stars. Alistair moved to China from Australia where he works with media companies in the West and in China to run media campaigns for celebrities. He has interviews Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds, and more! In the interview, Zach and Alistair discuss media in China, working across cultures, as well as how body image and perception play a major role in people's lives.

Duration:00:46:19

Richard McGirr: USA to Hong Kong

6/22/2019
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An interview with American expat to Hong Kong, Richard McGirr. Richard McGirr has been living in Hong Kong for a little over 5 years after selling his business to a Hong Kong Venture Capital firm. Richard currently owns Visichain, a software development firm specializing in large scale enterprise supplychain digital transformation projects. His company in Headquartered in Hong Kong and has a development center in Belarus, he spends most of his time between those two places.

Duration:01:22:33

Andrew Cotto

6/16/2019
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Zach interviews Italian-American author Andrew Cotto in New York City. Ok, maybe not a traditional expat, however he was an expat in Florence, Italy and just wrote a phenomenal book called Cucina Tipica about life in Italy (and the food!). Tune in to hear his unique takes on immigration, travel, what it means being an expat, and some of his favorite parts of New York and Italy.

Duration:01:07:57

Kwadwo [QUĀY.jo] Sampany-Kessie: Tacoma to Tianjin

6/8/2019
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An interview with American expat in Tianjin, China, Kwadwo (pronounced [QUĀY.jo]) Sampany-Kessie about life, raising kids, starting his company Elementary Chinese, and socio-cultural observations from his 12 years living in China. Kwadwo discusses what caused him to move to China, and what led him to start his company teaching other foreigners the basic Chinese they need to get around China. The episode also goes into a more serious tone about race relations, racism, and cultural...

Duration:00:46:18

Story-Marseille

6/5/2019
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Zach goes to Marseille, France to work on a TV show and realizes the random shirt he decided to wear led him to a truly unique experience.

Duration:00:07:09

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