The Expat Lady Experience
A bunch of sassy everyday expat women dishing the dirt on life abroad, what it`s like to make a big life change and also keep your sanity. Prepare yourself for wisdom, rubbish, joy, horror and tears.
info_outline Ep. 41 My first ever love letter 10/23/2020
Ep. 41 My first ever love letter After a long hiatus Mari is back in the pod tent to tell you why she loves you. And how she's spent the last few months. There's a lot of talk about mental health, the Soviet Union, why patriarchy really sucks and how our brains are as full of old junk as our wardrobes are full of crap from 2005.
info_outline Episode 18 Alexandra - Not just a diplomatic spouse 07/24/2020
Episode 18 Alexandra - Not just a diplomatic spouse This week on The Expat Lady Experience is a treat - Mari sits down to talk to Alexandra, the author of “Just a Diplomatic Spouse” - a book about her experiences as a trailing spouse to a career diplomat.
info_outline Episode 15 Marinella the French-speaking Cali Girl 07/03/2020
Episode 15 Marinella the French-speaking Cali Girl Hey Expat Lady Experiencers! So happy you’re here for another episode on the pod!
info_outline Episode 14 Carla the Goddess of Sexual Healing 06/26/2020
Episode 14 Carla the Goddess of Sexual Healing This week's episode of The Expat Lady Experience is just amazing and so informative! Mari is joined by Carla Carreira, who is currently working on her PhD in psychology and a Masters in Sexology in Spain.
info_outline Episode 13 Sabrina the Millenial BS Wiz 06/19/2020
Episode 13 Sabrina the Millenial BS Wiz In this socially distant online chat Mari and Sabrina talk about pumpkin pie recipes, Christmas traditions in June, how travelling works, what it's like to be multi-lingual and a bunch of other really important expat life stuff. Like the proper millenials they both are.
info_outline Episode 12 The Big Body Image Issue II 05/28/2020
Episode 12 The Big Body Image Issue II The Expat Lady Experience body image issue is back with another feature episode. Join Mari as she rants about how making jokes about fat people is not ok (whilst creating a new Disney classic out of the blue), how lockdown has turned fatphobia up another notch, the joy she feels of more people - both plus and straight sized - lending their voices to these conversations and how these times really are challenging for everybody in their own different way. TW: body image, eating disorders, bullying
info_outline Episode 10 Let`s catch up ft. Gloria 04/23/2020
Episode 10 Let`s catch up ft. Gloria With life opening up more every day Mari took a good friend for a walk and made her participate in the first ever Expat Lady Experience Fresh Air Catch-Up Sesh. (That is not actually a thing, just sounds cool).
info_outline Episode 9 How to not talk about the c-word all of the time 04/04/2020
Episode 9 How to not talk about the c-word all of the time In this episode Mari shares some researched, tried and trusted ways to have pandemic-era conversations about non-pandemic things.
info_outline Episode 8 First thoughts from social exile 03/20/2020
Episode 8 First thoughts from social exile Even with a ton of pandemic corona-content already on the Internet, there still seems to be some things lacking from it. Which is why Mari entered the pod tent this week with the sole intention to fix that.
info_outline Episode 6 Anna and the Magnificent Ode to Sustainable Coffee Cups 03/06/2020
Episode 6 Anna and the Magnificent Ode to Sustainable Coffee Cups Anna and Mari crawl into the snug as a bug pod tent to talk about Australian bush fires, politics, fresh water supplies, farming and koalas.
info_outline Episode 3 - Let`s Talk About Sex, Baby 02/14/2020
Episode 3 - Let`s Talk About Sex, Baby In episode 3 of the Val/Galentines relationships mini-series Mari asks her expat lady guests Gloria, Casey, Lauren, Farnaz and Dani some not so discreet questions about sex, intimacy and the physical side of relationships.
info_outline The Expat Ladies´Relationship Extravaganza 02/07/2020
The Expat Ladies´Relationship Extravaganza Today is big announcement day - The Expat Lady Experience is taking a close-up of relationships in order to peek inside each others´ brains this Valentine`s "season". In a form of podcast mini-series.
info_outline Episode 4 Hannah and The Big Brain Theory 01/31/2020
Episode 4 Hannah and The Big Brain Theory A singer and a neuroscientist walk into a bar... Sounds like a pretty good start to an anecdote. Unelss they actually sit at a table in the neuroscientists living room, drink tea and podcast instead.
info_outline Episode 3 Casey and the Curious Case of Integration 01/24/2020
Episode 3 Casey and the Curious Case of Integration Today we dive into all things German vs. American with Casey, who took a leap of faith over the pond for a cute guy she met at a bar in Rome.
info_outline Episode 2 Farnaz the Persistent Persian 01/17/2020
Episode 2 Farnaz the Persistent Persian Farnaz is here this week to say hi and talk about life in Iran, her migration story, what German stereotypes Persians grow up with, what`s it like to start a thriving online community of supportive, empowered women, what Iranians think of the USA and what news she hears these days from back home.
info_outline Episode 1 My Big Body Image Issue 01/09/2020
Episode 1 My Big Body Image Issue In the first episode of 2020 and season 2 Mari bares about her pesonal issues with body image, her biggest powerhouse crushes and why they have helped her overcome some of her worst opinions about herself, why she loathes new year resolutions and why punshing yourself mentally is never a good thing to do. Trigger warning - extreme honesty about body image issues.