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FROM HOLLYWOOD Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant present an entertaining and informative weekly podcast, with a focus on interesting Brits in Hollywood – and Hollywood viewed THROUGH the eyes of interesting Brits. Join us each week for a fresh perspective on what it’s like to be a complete fish out of water – a Brit…in the Wood (Hollywood, that is) as we greet fellow Brits and Anglophile Americans who have something to say on LA! www.BritsInTheWood.com
 
John Craig, (a.k.a. Echan deravy) born in Scotland, has lived multiple lives as an expat in Japan. He has been an entrepreneur in the West and the East, has written and translated over 40 books on new paradigm science, spirituality, travel and ancient civilization as well as translated works on consciousness, health and ecology. As a documentary film maker he has recently produced 'Why on Earth' about a barefoot walk across Iceland as well as 'Earth Pilgrims' filmed in six different countrie ...
 
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Our listener Susan recently got in touch and asked if we could do an episode on deafness and hearing loss, and the challenges these conditions can present when you’re abroad. So Liam O'Dell, deaf freelance journalist and campaigner, is joining us today to speak about the subject and his own experiences.…
 
This week, we're putting the Focus on the French government's Covid-19 vaccination strategy, as it comes under criticism for a sluggish rollout. We're at an arts centre that has been converted into the largest of the 24 inoculation hubs in Paris. Every day, up to 1,000 people can be vaccinated at the centre, free of charge – as long as enough doses…
 
This week, you find us outside Paris's military museum, the Invalides. It is the final resting place of one of France's most famous and most controversial figures, Napoleon Bonaparte. As 2021 marks the bicentenary of the emperor's death, his military, social and political legacy have sparked a heated debate, both here and abroad… proving a pickle f…
 
While France is still Europe's agricultural powerhouse, the number of farmers is steadily falling, by almost 2 percent every year. Worse, an ageing workforce and a lack of new blood mean that around 15 percent of the current contingent is set to retire within the next five years, leaving many a homestead with no one to take over. But training schoo…
 
This week we're putting the focus on a delicate issue: euthanasia. The right to die has yet to be legalised here in France, despite a majority of citizens supporting the move. But a year away from the next presidential poll, MPs are now piling the pressure on Emmanuel Macron to bring about a breakthrough via new legislation. We take a closer look a…
 
This week we're up on the hill of Montmartre, as we put the focus on a little-known, yet defining chapter of French history: the Paris Commune. Walking around the picturesque area today, there’s little trace of the chaotic and deadly scenes that played out here just 150 years ago: a brutal civil war that came hot on the heels of a deadly Prussian s…
 
Tax expert Oliver Heslop from Global Expatriate Tax Services is back today, and he’s going to give us an update on UK and EU pension rights after Brexit. It’s very good news for the million plus Brits living in EU countries and the more than 3 million EU citizens who call the UK home. Oliver is also going to touch on what you should keep in mind th…
 
With an annual budget of several billion euros, child protection is a leading social issue here, second only to education. And yet the sum doesn’t amount to much for these fragile youths, who struggle with the double trauma of losing their family before being propelled into the country’s placement scheme, resulting in a life of instability at best,…
 
Today's guest is Rebecca Grappo, the founder of RNG International Educational Consultants. Rebecca has been working with expat families for decades, and I wanted to get her perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic, how it has affected international students – in particular, over the past 12 months – and what expat families can do to continue to help an…
 
This week, we're focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of France's influencers. On YouTube, TikTok, blogs and Instagram, they count their followers in the millions. However, France's "content creators" are still in the process of exploring all the potential of their virtual sway. In this show we see how brands and marketing teams are actively ha…
 
Amid fear, anxiety, sleep deprivation, anger and isolation, it's certainly no surprise that cases of depression have more than doubled in France during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. With authorities warning of a "third, mental health wave" of the pandemic, the country's psychiatric services are left to pick up the pieces. But historic underfunding a…
 
This week, we're putting the Focus on France's expat community. For French citizens living abroad, the pandemic has played out in a very different way than for their compatriots back home: from political responses to financial and professional consequences, not forgetting travel bans, each adoptive nation has had its own way of handling the crisis.…
 
This week, we're putting the focus on France's booming animation sector. While Hollywood rules supreme in the world of moviemaking, it's France that has become the global benchmark for animated films. That's perhaps not surprising, given that its origins here date back to the late 19th century. And while the pandemic may sadly have shut down movie …
 
Deciding to pack up your life abroad and head back to your home country can be difficult enough, but doing it during the Covid-19 pandemic brings all kinds of extra challenges. Australian journalist, Denee Savoia, recently returned home after four years living and working in Turkey. However, getting herself home certainly hasn’t been straightforwar…
 
This week, we're focusing on France's transgender community. Around 80 percent of people who identify as transgender in France report having been the target of discrimination and/or violence. This worrying figure is only the tip of the iceberg for these men and women, who are caught in a double bind of administrative, medical and social challenges …
 
The French public's historically strained rapport with law enforcement has reached an all-time low in recent months. This comes after a spate of serious incidents of police brutality and racism, some of which were caught on camera. Simultaneously, the French opposition, media, human rights groups and even the UN cried foul over the government's bot…
 
This week, we're putting the focus on French gastronomy as we spare a thought for France's restaurant owners, staff and caterers, who are struggling through the Covid-19 crisis. We take a look back at the history of haute cuisine, from the first known recipe to the publication of the Michelin Guide. We also take you around the Château de Valençay, …
 
As the French government rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination campaign, we’re putting the focus on the country's response. While many pandemic-weary nations view this fast-tracked medical breakthrough as light at the end of a year-long tunnel, France remains the most vaccine-averse country in the world. According to opinion polls, some 58 percent of …
 
Recent updates and changes to the United Arab Emirates’ legal system are set to benefit the millions of expats that call the country home. Law reforms announced in November cover divorce, wills, and local rules around the consumption of alcohol and unmarried couples living together. Alexandra Tribe, lawyer and owner of Expatriate Law, joins me in t…
 
This week, we're putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus's seminal work "The Plague" was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sale…
 
The end of 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period, and one of the big changes for UK nationals is how long they can spend at second homes in the EU. Up until now, British nationals have been able to spend up to six months a year at another property on mainland Europe without running into any issues around residency. But that all changes…
 
In France, patients over the age of 65 account for at least 92 percent of all Covid-19 deaths across the country, and contagion is especially high among senior citizens. But in the face of a second lockdown, it’s been a hard balance to strike for authorities, families and pensioners themselves, caught between the fear of infection and the misery of…
 
In this edition we see how France's sports world is handling the Covid-19 curveball. With social distancing rules and two lockdowns upending many competitions and closing down most training facilities, it's been a rough year for athletes, clubs and fans alike. Faced with the dire consequences of this forced time-out, President Emmanuel Macron has m…
 
The dreaded C-word has really dominated the year, but now we’re reaching the end of 2020, and it’s the B-word that a lot of British expats in particular are worried about, as they rush to secure a base in mainland Europe. Oliver Heslop from GETS – Global Expatriate Tax Services – is back on the show today to talk through where things stand when it …
 
This week, we're exploring the life and legacy of Charles de Gaulle, who died 50 years ago this week. To many, he's the undisputed French hero: a wartime leader who led the Resistance to the Nazis in World War II before years later becoming the first president of the Fifth Republic. For much of his life, de Gaulle lived in the village of Colombey-l…
 
This week, we're looking at the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus in France. As many as one million people could be plunged into poverty by the pandemic. Charities have also been impacted. One reason is that older people often volunteer, but many are now avoiding social situations since they are most at risk. The French government has anno…
 
How much do you keep up with the news and issues back in your ‘home’ country? Where do you go for updates on subjects that affect you, like new law proposals and policy changes? American Citizens Abroad is an apolitical organisation, on a mission to educate and advocate for US citizens living and working overseas, from expat voting rights to citize…
 
In this week's show, we're taking a closer look at France's version of the welfare state: social security. One of the pillars of the French state, "la sécurité sociale" is essentially a massive safety net, to catch anyone who falls ill, loses their job or decides to retire. To get an insight into how the system works, we explore its 75-year history…
 
This week, as France grapples with a second wave of the coronavirus, what is the state of French medical research? Is the industry short on funds? And where is France in the race to develop a vaccine and potential treatments? We look at what work has been done so far in France to develop a safe, effective vaccine against Covid-19.…
 
This week, we're looking at France's war on drugs. Reports suggest that more illegal drugs are consumed in the country than anywhere else in Europe. The government, though, is taking action, introducing on-the-spot fines of €200 for anyone caught consuming drugs. The new law has now been in place for about a month. We examine whether it's working o…
 
This week, we take stock of how the Covid-19 crisis has affected higher education in France. Whether embarking on their studies, hoping to get crucial internships or graduating amid a historic recession, French students are facing a whole new learning curve. And while authorities have been calling on students to curb their enthusiasm in the name of…
 
Today we’re exploring some of the need-to-knows if you’re planning a move to Vietnam. My guest is Creighton Wong, an American who owns a digital marketing agency. In more normal times, he would be based not just in Vietnam but in other parts of the world too, as a digital nomad. Creighton’s going to share his opinion and experiences with visas, Vie…
 
The current pandemic has left a lot of people around the world in limbo, and Christina Sinn is one of them. A German expat, Christina ‘should’ be in Australia right now, where she’s been based for the past few years, after living in China and the UK. But she and her partner happened to be visiting Germany when COVID-19 hit its first peak and intern…
 
Australia is known for its incredible natural beauty, great quality of life and multicultural society. If you’re planning a move ‘down under’ (for sometime after the pandemic, when borders are open again), blogger and teacher Courtney Alkek has some excellent advice to share. She and her husband moved to Australia from the USA. They’ve had two kids…
 
This week, we look at the reality many businesses around the world were forced to confront when lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19 were instituted. Working from home was a concept some companies in France had toyed with in the past, but now they had little choice. Some 40 percent of employees worked from home at the height of the pandemic. W…
 
There’s been a bit of debate online about whether we’ll see a baby boom from the coronavirus lockdown. Is all this forced time at home the perfect opportunity to get pregnant, or, is a pandemic pregnancy the last thing on your mind? If you are planning to start - or add to - your family, you might want to give some thought to teaching your child a …
 
Poland has been rising up the rankings as one of the best countries for expats to live and work in, and we’re going to chat to one such expat today. Blogger Anda Alexandra relocated from Romania to Poland, for work. And, almost a decade later she’s still there, married with a child and she’s going to talk through some moving essentials: from findin…
 
There’s not a huge amount of moving about the world going on at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t research and plan. And if you’ve got a move to Malaysia on your mind, we have the perfect guest to give you some insider knowledge. Writer Kirsten Raccuia and her husband Mark moved from the USA to Penang seven years ago. In this episode, she…
 
When you’re planning a move to a new country, there’s a lot to get your head around, and understanding how things work locally is key to quickly landing on your feet. Today’s guest is Emma Pearson, Editor of The Local France, a website covering French news, culture and practical tips on everyday life in the country. Emma’s going to walk us through …
 
Just as the world was coming to grips with the seriousness of COVID-19 and countries were locking down, parts of China were getting over the worst of the pandemic and life was beginning to return to normal. This was the case when we recorded this interview with Mauricio ‘Momo’ Estrella, an Ecuadorian digital designer based in Shanghai with his wife…
 
Where are you spending your coronavirus lockdown? Are you in a densely populated city? A smaller town, where social distancing is made that bit easier? Are you spending this time away from where you’d normally call home? Maybe you’re on your own property in the countryside, with not a soul in sight… Danish expat Christian Graugart and his young fam…
 
The property market - like so many sectors right now - has slowed down as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants, landlords and homeowners are all feeling the pressure. Governments are being looked to for bailout packages, while people in the process of buying or selling are now working to completely unknown timelines. We arranged t…
 
Government-mandated isolation has become the new normal for so many of us, as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m in lockdown here in France where only essential shops remain open, and we need to carry a permission form when we leave the house which can only be for specific reasons like, going to the supermarket, the pharmacy or doing some …
 
You might be feeling a bit paralysed by the news at the moment as the Coronavirus pandemic worsens across the world, and governments update their guidance every day. But amid the chaos, are people trying to do some good. Volunteers in many countries are sewing masks for local hospital staff facing shortages. GoFundMe pages have been set up so we ca…
 
Today we’re exploring the foreigner’s experience of working in Asia, with a man who has written a book on the subject; Steve McGinnes. Originally from England, Steve has lived and worked across the Asian continent for fifteen years, and his book combines practical advice with first-hand stories and experiences of professionals, covering topics incl…
 
The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing cities across the world into lockdown, and in Italy, American business owners Linda and Steve have had to close their Rome hostel, The Beehive, for the first time in 21 years. In this episode, the couple share what the past few weeks have been like as the impact of COVID-19 set in, what support Italy is providing…
 
Mario Cacciottolo's move from the UK to Malta was very much a homecoming. He spent the first 12 years of his life in the country, and its booming economy, 300 days of sunshine a year and a desire to close some local ‘knowledge gaps’ were big motivators for him to return. In this chat, he’s going to shed some light on what it’s like to live on this …
 
A fellow podcaster is our guest on this episode, to give you the lowdown on what it takes to set up and run your business from anywhere in the world. Sundae Bean is an American by birth and the host of the ‘Expat Happy Hour’ podcast. Sundae is an intercultural strategist who left her corporate job in Switzerland to set up her own coaching business,…
 
Caitlin Taylor is a style coach, fashion blogger and podcaster who describes her expat life in New Zealand as “same-same but different.” In this chat, you’ll find out about the Kiwi fashion scene; how Caitlin’s business has evolved over a decade; and how she found her business ‘tribe’ in her new home.…
 
It’s a major “achievement unlocked” as an expat when you start to understand how the locals tick - and how long that takes is different for everyone. American, Chelsea, lives with her Norwegian husband in the town of Henningsvær in Norway. They’ve been together for five years and in that time, she’s learnt a thing or two about the Norwegian approac…
 
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