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Announcement: 2019 Schedule & End of Season 2

January 13th, 2019

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Hi everyone. Below is a brief summary of what we are planning for Expat Rewind Podcast for this year. Also, we would really appreciate it if you would take this quick 2 minute Listener Survey.

Tentative 2019 Schedule: 

Jan -MayThe Expat Rewind PodTube 

The PodTube transformation of this entire project. 

The podcast and YouTube channel called Expat Rewind will transform into a PodTube. What's a PodTube? It's a project that has a podcast and a YouTube channel with a common theme but slightly different content. In this case, my own 1st year blog reading and reflections will be on the YouTube channel AND the expat interviews I am doing with other expats about their first year in a new country will continue to be on this podcast. PODcast + YouTUBE = PodTube. For the Expat Rewind YouTube channel, after the prerecorded episodes from 2017/2018 are edited and up, I will start doing the blog readings LIVE on YouTube biweekly (and most likely Instagram). I estimate this happening by about May 2019. Fingers crossed. 

June : 4 episode guest interview season on Expat Rewind Podcast  

July/Aug: biweekly Expat Rewing YouTube channel blog readings

Fall: 4 episode guest interview season on Expat Rewind Podcast  

Winter: biweekly Expat Rewing YouTube channel blog readings

Would love to hear from you! Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube  & Speakpipe (to leave a voice message)

Where to find Expat Rewind Podcast: Subscribe to Expat Rewind Podcast on : iOS , Android devices, RSS  & YouTube OR join our email list: for weekly podcasting updates

Support the podcast: Expat Rewind’s Affiliate Link: Use these links to support the podcast: Amazon  & Traveling Mailbox

Be a guest on Expat Rewind Podcast (blog, twitter feed, Instagram feed, or any artifact from your 1st year in a country). Details here:

More about Expat Rewind and its' creator: http://expatrewind.podbean.com/p/about-1526533799/

All of my projects: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo, https://www.damoncastillo.com/

Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album

Ep 12: Guest Expat Miicher Elmore of The China Chronicles-From Miami to Shanghai  

December 18th, 2018

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This week we expat chat with first time expat, Miicher, a Florida, US native who decided it was time for a change. Miicher is a teacher, an actor, a mom and a natural storyteller, which explains why her Facebook China Chronicles , where she has been sharing her experiences in Shanghai, China, have become such a hit. Usually in Expat Rewind we chat with expats after their first year but we thought it would be fun to do a preview episode with Miicher during her first year and then reflect back on this episode after she reaches that milestone. She arrived in Shanghai in August 2018 so look out for the second part of this interview in August 2019.

Show links:

-Baopals, the English language website/app for Taobao (China’s Amazon but honestly, it’s so much bigger than Amazon)

-Chinese bags, often seen on the metro, especially during Spring Festival (called Chinese New Year in other parts of the world)

-Replica towns in China

-Meetup.com

Where to find Expat Rewind Podcast:Subscribe on : iOS , Android devices, RSS OR join our email list: for weekly podcasting updates

Would love to hear from you! Socials: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube & Speakpipe (leave a voice message)

Support the podcast: Amazon Affiliate Link and Traveling Mailbox Affiliate Link

Be a guest: Share your blog, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook feed, or any other artifact from your 1st year in a new country

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo, Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album

Check out all of our projects here: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Ep 11: Guest Expat Hannah Lund: From the US to Hangzhou, China

November 26th, 2018

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This week we expat chat with Hannah Lund, who is magnetic, funny and thinky. Her geographic trajectory includes her home state of Minnesota and a quiet town in Iowa in the U.S., Paris, France and Hangzhou, China. In 2012 it was a mystical story involving a character called Madame White Snake, set in Hangzhou, which was the inspiration for this move to China but Hannah soon found out there were so many more unexpected surprises that would come from this experience. After 6 years in Hangzhou she moved up to Shanghai, which seemed like an apt time to look back at that first year in China in this podcast episode. She uses her short story, “In Search of White Snake”, from the May 2018 edition of Concrete, The Shanghai Literary Review’s revered publication.

After Hannah’s animated reading of this piece we chat about many of the expat issues that it brings to the surface (every pun intended), such as her “sense of urgency” to make things happen, facing the differences between the China in her mind and the one in front of her, and a general fascination with ghost stories (how is that expat related? You will need to listen to find out!) We are so pleased to have Hannah in Shanghai now and I am sure you will be thrilled to have her story and wisdom in your ears for this episode.

Where to find Expat Rewind Podcast:

Subscribe on : iOS , Android devices, RSS , YouTube channel and you can join our email list: for weekly podcasting updates

Support the podcast: Amazon Affiliate Link and Traveling Mailbox Affiliate Link

Show Links: (available here: https://expatrewind.podbean.com/e/ep-51-guest-hannah-lund-from-the-us-to-hangzhou-china/)

-Shanghai Literary Review and Concrete Magazine (one of their publications), where Hannah’s story was published earlier this year

-Hannah’s article on Chinese ghost stories in Sixth Tone

-An interview with another lovely Sixth Tone person, Lucy, on my Changing Scripts Podcast, episode 7

-Xing’s Expat Rewind Podcast, episode 27, the 1st interview for this podcast AND Xing’s writing website

-Atlas Obscura : THE website for quirky travel locations (Hannah wrote some China articles for them)

-Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by Songling Pu (especially The Painted Skin story)

-Elizabeth Gilbert’s TEDTalk, “Your Elusive Creative Genius”

-Japanese spirits, Yokai. Here is the book I used with my students, “Yokai Attack

Be a guest: Share your blog, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook feed, or any other artifact from your 1st year in a new country

Would love to hear from you!

Socials: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube & Speakpipe (leave a voice message)

Check out all of our projects here: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo, Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album

Ep 10: Guest Expat: Karl: From the UK to Denmark

November 12th, 2018

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Originally from the UK, Karl discusses how he found himself in Denmark, the experiences of his first year and how music helped him to feel at home in his adopted country. He chose The National’s “Trouble Will Find Me” album from 2013 as a jumping off point to discuss the ups and downs of his transition into expat life in Denmark. In the interview Karl briefly mentions his current studies and internship at Sleeknote,which “helps small e-commerce shops and big online retails engage website visitors—without hurting the user experience” and he wanted to share this Sleeknote scholarship with all of you. Thank you for spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity.

Support the podcast: Amazon Affiliate Link and Traveling Mailbox Affiliate Link

Links to lovely items mentioned in this episode:

-The National website, https://americanmary.com/

-"Trouble Will Find Me" album cover

-Two music podcasts: New York Times Popcast and Slate’s Hit Parade

-Cueing culture: UK

-Janteloven, Danish societal concept of everyone being equal

-Kim Larsen, deceased iconic Danish rock star

-The National’s kind of tour documentary, with a brotherly tilt: "Mistaken for Strangers"

-Expat Cast Podcast, Nicole has an entire episode recently on the documents needed to work legally in Germany as an expat

-Blind Boy Podcast

-Tangentially Speaking Podcast

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Be a guestShare your blog, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook feed, or any other artifact from your 1st year in a new country

Would love to hear from you!

Socials: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube & Speakpipe (leave a voice message)

Check out all of our projects here: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Where to find Expat Rewind Podcast:

Subscribe on : iOS , Android devices, RSS OR j oin our email list: for weekly podcasting updates

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo,

Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album

Ep 9: Guest: Pia: From Finland to China

October 29th, 2018

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Expat Rewind Podcast’s  website & YouTube Channel

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Be a guest share your blog, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook feed, or any other artifact from your  1st year in a new country. 

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Pia and her family just recently left Shanghai, China after living here for two years. I have met some active expats in my life but Pia takes the cake on really living life the fullest. She explored China, worked and volunteered locally, all while raising two intelligent and worldly daughters. How did moving to the U.S. a few years ago help her to make this transition to living in China? Come have a listen to the answer to that question and more as we explore a blog of hers from this time period.  

In this episode:

-Blo Pia’s blog entry in Finnish

-Finnish to English translation questions

-Blog in English

-Reflection via Interview format

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Subscribe to Changing Scripts Podcast on : iOS , Android devices, RSS

Join our email list: for weekly podcasting updates

Socials:Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube & Speakpipe (leave a voice message)

Check out all of our projects here: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Music courtesy of Damon Castillo,

Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album

Ep 8: Guest: Jennifer: From America to China

October 15th, 2018

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Expat Rewind’s Affiliate Links: shop normally with these sites and you will be supporting the podcast at the same time! Amazon & Traveling Mailbox 

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Many of us are promised things growing up in a certain culture and often those promises are never actualized. Jennifer is an American who had been to over 70 countries before moving to China to teach at an international school but that did not stop this home country disappointment from kicking in. In this episode she reads a poem that she wrote a bit after her first year in China to her father about these cultural promises. And as we often do in Expat Rewind, we spend quite a while unpacking what this poem and the frustration in it means to her now, what has changed since she wrote it and so much more.

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Music courtesy of Damon Castillo,

Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album.

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Be a guest (blog, twitter feed, Instagram feed, or any other online project)  on this podcast.

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Would love to hear from you!

Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube & Speakpipe (leave a voice message

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Check out all of our projects here: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

International Podcast Day LIVE events today!

September 30th, 2018

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My projects: https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/

Ep 7: Guest: Alison Maciejewski: Thailand 2013

September 25th, 2018

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Ex-chef and perpetual expat Alison takes us through her Instagram feed from her first year in Thailand: freedom, an explosion of her senses and moments of cultural pause.

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Alison’s Instagram  and personal blog.

Expat Rewind’s Amazon & Traveling Mailboxes affiliate links (bottom of page)

WeAreXats rocur Twitter account

12:00 view of rooftop pool at condo in Thonglor pool photo

16:30 Sukhumvit Road yellow-shirt protesters in front of her condo  protest

24:35  visa run to Phoi Phet on the Cambodian border

28:00  her first Songkran outside of Tacos & Salsa restaurant with girlfriend Stacy and friends Bo & Lisathai

32:44  little girl working with a parent outside of Don Meuang airport in Jang Wattana

36:58 Sai Krok Issan Street stall Northeastern sausages in Nakhon Phanom about 2.8 cents per ball

41:00 cucumber kimchi recipe : http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250130/quick-cucumber-kimchi/

43:00  driving a motorbike onto the Lam Prathab beach near Khanom

46:00 Long Way Round & Long Way Down Documentaries: https://www.longwayround.com/

1:19:00 America The Ex-Boyfriend article (correction: it is country, not city)

Music courtesy of Damon CastilloSong "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album.

Be a guest (blog, twitter feed, Instagram feed, or any other online project)  on this podcast.

More about Stephanie and all her projects

Ep 6: Guest: Photographer Thomas Sandfield: Hong Kong 2012

September 11th, 2018

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Expat Rewind Website:
https://expatrewind.podbean.com/
 
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It is with extreme delight that we welcome Thomas Sandfield to the podcast in this episode. I can not think of a more perfect person to start off our multi-media experiment with Expat Rewind. In season 1 we focused primarily on the written word but in season 2 and beyond we will expand out to many more mediums-including photography, which is what Thomas does all so well. Thomas is from Norway and has lived in Hong Kong since 2012. In fact, it is now where he calls home. Have a listen to how his photography from his first year in Hong Kong tells us about his expat experience there: the joys, the heartbreak and the cultural shifts. 
 
Thomas's website:https://www.thomassandfield.com/
 
Photos mentioned in the conversation: 
17:15 Dreamer: https://www.instagram.com/p/eKLGtVA7dQ/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
20:10-dancer: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnlaDO3gj7-/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i2m7j2tfmbhf
 
23:41 Man and woman: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnWFbd6Bm5P/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
28:25 Trash man: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnlaDO3gj7-/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i2m7j2tfmbhf
 
36:28 Rock paper scissors https://www.instagram.com/p/BnlaDO3gj7-/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i2m7j2tfmbhf
 
36:51  Bearded man:https://www.instagram.com/p/BnJA2_ShtQW/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
40:24 Man gang:https://www.instagram.com/p/BnOXdu6BXxf/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
44:14 T-rex:
https://www.instagram.com/p/uUZMtAg7f8/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
48:44; Dear god: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnO-A_Ph4zc/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
43:44; You have it, you don't have it: https://www.instagram.com/p/uPlk7zA7d_/?taken-by=thomassandfield
 
1:12:56; Metal man:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4TY4yhXOc/?taken-by=thomassandfield

 
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Music courtesty of Damon Castillo, https://www.damoncastillo.com/

Song "Rocket of Love" on the "Mess of Me" album.

Be a guest (blog, twitter feed, Instagram feed, or any other online project)  on this podcast. Details here: https://youtu.be/pzDXICqJZMY

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Ep 5B: Guest Expat: Shannon: Part 2 of 2 ; Two Who Travel (blog): 2012

June 23rd, 2018

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This is the 2nd part of a 2 part interview with Shannon, an American expat who has lived in Shanghai, China for 6 years already, as a guest on the Expat Rewind Podcast. In these two episodes she is comparing her experience from Shanghai in 2012 when she first came to China to her experiences now in Shanghai China in 2018. In these interviews we talk about many nuances of daily life like winning at bargaining for goods, banking, laundry, how quickly the odd things become your norm, accumulation of stuff and so much more.  

Shannon's blog: Two Who Travel blog:
 
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