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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.

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.
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Canada

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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.

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English

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780-953-1865


Episodes

Episode 57: One last time, a Canadian Expat in Dublin

4/23/2018
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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 good ambassadors for Canada when they go out into the world. Thanks to everyone who’s listened over the last three years. Stay subscribed to the Expats feed to find out in a few months what I’ll be doing next! The Expats has been a proud member...

Duration:01:02:29

Episode 56: An Expats Clip Show

4/9/2018
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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 Bell, Jane Morrison, Ana Alacantara, Stephanie Simonsen, and ALL the Expats we’ve interviewed over the last three years. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 55: A Canadian Expat in Yemen

3/12/2018
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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. Here’s some information on the war in Yemen: Backgrounder on what it’s all about from the BBC More Yemen coverage from the Atlantic The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. The Expats will conclude in April with a...

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 54: A Canadian Expat in East Africa

2/26/2018
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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. This episode she shares her experiences there on food, the beautiful landscape and the welcoming people she met. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. The Expats will conclude in April with a two-part series finale.

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 53: A Canadian Expat in Denmark

2/12/2018
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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, listen to a Canadian Expat in Copenhagen talk about how foreigners are regarded, Danish cuisine, and advice on whether or not shopping for clothes in Denmark is good for your body image. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by...

Duration:00:30:21

Episode 52: Another Canadian Expat in London

1/29/2018
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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. What does Emma miss about Canada? And how is she teaching kids about her home? Find out in our latest episode! The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:23:41

Episode 51: A Canadian Expat in Finland

1/15/2018
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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. Find out how that adjustment is going for Dups (and check out more on his blog). Our show sponsor, Edmonton Community Foundation is hosting a great event in Edmonton with Anita Sarkeesian. Get your tickets here:...

Duration:00:34:26

Episode 50: A Canadian Expat in Oman

12/18/2017
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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 instagrammable dog. Find out about life for these two Canadians on the coast of the Arabian sea in our last episode before we break for the Holidays. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:25:46

Episode 49: A Canadian Expat in Lincoln, UK

12/4/2017
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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, and, of course, her family. Listen in on the life of a French translator as she learns the ways of the English! The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:25:25

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

11/20/2017
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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. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:29:50

Episode 47: A Canadian Expat in Osaka

11/6/2017
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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. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Duration:00:36:13

Episode 46: A Canadian Expat in London

10/23/2017
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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.

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 45: A Canadian Expat Family crisscrosses the globe

10/10/2017
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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. The Expats is a proud member of...

Duration:00:35:03

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

9/25/2017
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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. If you...

Duration:00:41:17

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

9/11/2017
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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...

Duration:00:23:53

A Hiatus: The Expats on Summer Break

6/28/2017
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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!

Duration:00:02:22

Episode 42: A Canadian Expat in Berlin

6/12/2017
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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, 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.

Duration:00:23:00

Episode 41: The Expats at Northwest Fest

5/28/2017
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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!

Duration:00:49:51

Episode 40: A Canadian Expat in Bath

4/23/2017
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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...

Duration:00:25:02

REBROADCAST: A Canadian Expat in Dubai

4/9/2017
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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. I hope you enjoy this encore presentation of Expats Episode One. Iris Dias had the opportunity to leave Canada in 2013 to pursue her career in Dubai. It seems like something that would be very difficult to say no to. So Iris took the easy way out:...

Duration:00:22:23