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Best Thirdculturekid podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Thirdculturekid podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Location independence as a family is possible for everyone! Along our travels, we have met families all around the world who have embraced this lifestyle. This podcast is all about how you too can choose to live a location independent lifestyle as a family. We cover topics such as homeschooling, roadschooling and worldschooling as well as remote working and running a location independent business. Join us as we fly, sail and RV around the world!
 
As expats, we travel but we aren't ONLY travelers. You won't hear as much about trekking through jungles as you will about trekking through traffic to the market. This is a podcast for those who are doing the daily grind in a foreign land (or for those who want to know more about life overseas). If you ARE living abroad, you know the average day is anything but ordinary. Join us every other week as we chat with expat women from around the globe who are embracing the joys AND the trials of ta ...
 
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Wherever you currently find yourself in the world, it’s no secret that all our lives have been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Our circumstances and situations might be different, but in an effort to create some solidarity between us we are starting a new mini-series titled “This Global Pandemic.” Each episode will have an interview with a new e…
 
Here at Taking Route, we desire to make you feel like you are welcomed and belong in this expat community. We want you to be able to see your story and your expat experience reflected in this space. However, we know we can do so much better at having more perspectives and voices in order to more accurately represent expat life. In this episode, we …
 
During this pandemic, we expats have fallen into one of two categories: those who stayed and those who left. Expats who made the decision to evacuate their host country have undoubtedly faced some very unique challenges in leaving and finding a new normal in their passport country. In this episode Denise interviews Alicia about her family’s decisio…
 
Jenilee Goodwin opens up with us about the stressful intense time in her life that included a tough medical diagnosis, family issues, cancer and the quick death of her mother-in-law, putting her girls in boarding school for the first time-- all of that on top of regular expat stresses, expectations, and responsibilities. These combined circumstance…
 
Should I stay or should I go? This is a question that most of us have had to wrestle with recently as country borders closed and flights were grounded. In this episode, Denise and Melissa talk about staying in their host countries during this pandemic, how they made the decision, and how they are coping with their choice. From schooling changes for…
 
A lot can change in ten years, especially when you throw being an expat in the mix. From reflections on moving abroad for the first time to a hilarious quiz on today’s lingo, Denise, Melissa, and Alicia explore a decade’s worth of fun and wisdom in this episode. Join them for a discussion about how their surroundings, families, and hearts have chan…
 
Married or single, it’s likely you have struggled at some point with finding joy and purpose in the tasks expected of you in your life abroad. In Tawnie’s experience of becoming a “trailing spouse”-the spouse who isn’t working full-time- those expectations can be challenging and isolating. In this episode, she shares vulnerably about leaving her ca…
 
Some of you might think this episode is not for you. “I’m not a creative person,” you might be saying to yourself. On the contrary, my friend. As Lauren reminds us in this episode, “there are so many ways you can be creative without owning paintbrushes.” In this episode, we talk with Lauren Hooper (podcast host of How She Creates) about how to make…
 
When we first move overseas, we don’t often think about the long-term implications. It’s hard to wrap our minds around what nearly 20 years of life abroad will look like, or if we’ll even make it to that point. Quite honestly, not many people do stay for that long. Rachel Pieh Jones, the author of the book Stronger Than Death, speaks honestly withi…
 
On the difficult days of expat life, we might be guilty of daydreaming about "going home." But then, we snap ourselves out of it and declare, "what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger!" We pick ourselves up by the bootstraps and march forward, determined to stay the course and not let anything threaten to send us packing. Over time, pride takes …
 
It's that time of year again: school uniforms are being purchased, homeschool rooms are being organized, and kids are holding signs and cheesing for mom to mark the first day of school. In this tea-time episode, we're discussing the experiences we've had in our host countries with local school and homeschooling, along with some things we've learned…
 
We’re so excited to be recording this episode of Taking Route Podcast, mainly because it’s been SO LONG since we’ve released a new one. Thanks to all the transition in each of our expat lives, finding the perfect time to record a podcast was simply not going to happen. One could even say we didn’t set realistic expectations – hey, what a great segu…
 
On today’s podcast, we have a guest who might be familiar to many: Ruth Van Reken, author of Letters Never Sent, and Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds.Growing up overseas before there was a concrete explanation of Third Culture Kids, Ruth had to navigate through the emotions, gifts, and baggage of a cross-cultural lifestyle on her own. No…
 
Time for a new segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere.” This is when our podcast team chats all about a particular topic of interest and this episode is all about expat friendships. We discuss how you can’t be too picky and how being that way can actually cause you to miss out on some amazing friendships. We chat about handling disagreements and what …
 
How do you balance cross-cultural living, motherhood, the responsibilities of being a pastors wife, and still find the time to write books? To many of us that may seem like an overwhelming amount of pressure and expectations, and today’s guest, Gloria Furman agrees that sometimes it does feel a little out of control. How are you supposed to plan wh…
 
We all know life overseas can be tough for adults, but think about how much more difficult it must be for the kids! They are going through a lot of transition, too, but aren't always able to process all the change on their own. We may wonder what they are experiencing and how we can help them through it. On this episode, we chat with Jessi Vance, w…
 
As a mother of three small children living overseas, the last thing you need is more on your plate. In the midst of transitioning between continents, Ashley McCartney received more complications than just lost baggage and a tight schedule – she received a brain tumor diagnosis. However, our God does not say he gives help if suffering comes; he says…
 
Learning the culture of your host country is just as important as learning the language. Without ever intending it, we can cause hurt feelings to abound when our culture collides with another — especially when we try to project our social rules into the relationship. This is why we’re so thankful Sarah Lanier took the time to write about these diff…
 
In this final episode of the season, our podcast team gathers together once more to discuss a relatable topic of overseas life. This time, it’s all about transition. Denise, Melissa, and Alicia each take a moment to share about how they’ve navigated through and coped with the transitions that have come their way this past year. Some of the change w…
 
Emily Thomas (Mom Struggling Well Podcast) admits that expat life was not the exciting adventure of her dreams. Maybe it was the lack of a good shower, the morning roosters, the firework plant next to your apartment or maybe, it was the fact that she was right in the middle of her journey through infertility. It can be excruciating enough dealing w…
 
There are very few careers on this earth where we group individuals by their marital status. However, when it comes to team dynamics and cultural expectations overseas, it happens a lot. Oftentimes, we gravitate towards being best friends with people who share the same marital status as us, but that doesn't have to be the case. In this episode we t…
 
Stress, transition and unrealistic expectations of a culture can all be triggers for eating disorders and negative body issues. All three of these things are prevalent in life abroad. Elizabeth Trotter, Editor of A Life Overseas, shares candidly about her personal story of battling an eating disorder and how she has seen victory in this area of her…
 
Exhaustion. Burnout. Fatigue. Somehow we don’t see it coming but we know when we’re there. That moment when we’ve come to the end of our rope, when we’ve given and poured out all that we have, all while forgetting to take care of ourselves in the process. In this interview with Danielle Wheeler, founder and creator of Velvet Ashes, we talk about be…
 
“You think your life is one thing and then you get blindsided by the reality that it’s actually something else, something you were totally unprepared for,” Julie Martinez recounts about her final weeks in Chile. Five days after Julie delivered her second child, she found out devastating news concerning actions done by her husband. The next thing sh…
 
Depending on where you live in the world, the topic of skin color might come up daily. Maybe your skin tone is noticeably different than everyone else around you and this physical feature is brought to your attention (as if you weren’t already aware of it). It then becomes the topic of discussion for the next 5 minutes. It’s a type of discussion ou…
 
One of the more intimidating things about living cross-culturally is when you decide to start inviting people into your home. Our minds tend to go into overthinking mode with all sorts of questions: “What if they don’t feel comfortable? What if they don’t like the food I prepare for them? Is this halal? Do I need to make room to sit on the floor or…
 
Christmas is upon us and Denise, Alicia and Melissa are talking ALL about it. They take the discussion way back to their childhood years and discuss the traditions they grew to love. Those traditions turned into expectations (which sometimes led to disappointments) they put on the holiday season as an adult. They discuss their first Christmases ove…
 
For 13 years, Phillippa and her husband and their 2 kids lived in a remote village in the Philippines. When it became obvious that their time there was coming to a close, Philippa found herself dreaming of a life in the West drinking coffee while her kids went to a beautiful public school. Then they received an email asking them to consider a new v…
 
Living Abroad can challenge any marriage. When married cross-culturally those challenges quadruple. Michelle Acker Perez candidly shares about life overseas and experiences of be Guatemala and the joy and difficulties of cross-cultural marriage. We covered a wide range of topics with Michelle including navigating uncomfortable situations within eac…
 
It's always good to have a plan. That's the responsible thing to do, after all. Unfortunately, there's never any guarantee things will go according to plan -- and this is when our flexibility as expats is tested. Allie Riddle, a third generation expat, shares her experience from her family's sudden evacuation from her home in South Sudan when the w…
 
https://nomadtogether.com/healthcare/ Many people wonder how families can travel long term when healthcare is "so bad" outside of the US. If you are one of them then listen this episode which is all about healthcare elsewhere with John Cote. John is an award winning author who has published three Amazon.com #1 Best Selling books. As the creator and…
 
It’s time for another segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” This time we’re talking home assignments. What does our preparation look like? How bad is the jet lag? (Spoiler alert: real bad.) What does life look like when we’re finally back to our home country? These are just a few of the things Denise, Alicia, and Melissa chat about in regards to he…
 
The longer you live overseas, the harder it is to answer the question, "which country do you like best?" While culture shock usually brings all the things you don't love about a country to the surface, longevity ends up showing you things about the culture you wish you could take with you everywhere you go. We covered a wide-range of topics with El…
 
https://nomadtogether.com/jennifer/ Are ready to be taken to a worldschooling tribe? Fasten tight as Paul invites Jennifer Sutherland-Miller, who will walk you through. Together with her husband and four children Jennifer has spent most of the last nine years adventuring full time across six continents. Worldschooling the young people, birth throug…
 
nomadtogether.com/thehollands Do you want to know more about location independent families? The you MUST listen to this episode where Paul interviews Jana and Craig Holland. At the end of 2010 The Hollands! recognized a huge disconnect in their marriage, family, spirituality, global footprint and finances. They were the typical middle class America…
 
Sometimes we don't think we "have the time" to embark on anything new. No time for exercise, no time for writing, no time to start a new hobby (or pick an old one back up). The idea seems dreamy but you're convinced your schedule is simply too packed to add anything else. Sara Beth certainly thought this same thing when considering whether or not s…
 
https://nomadtogether.com/entrepreneurship This week's episode is especially for those who want to run a business, or who are running a business. Listen carefully as Paul invited Awilda Rivera. Awilda is a trusted, results oriented Success Coach, Spiritual Advisor and Yogi who has dedicated her life to helping others succeed. Whether you are an Ent…
 
Isn’t it funny how sometimes we struggle with going the extra few steps to meet our neighbor, even though we’ve already taken thousands of steps to move overseas in the first place? We’ve already sold all our possessions, moved away from all that’s familiar, and immersed ourselves into a new culture and language. So what makes taking some of those …
 
https://nomadtogether.com/volunteer/ On today’s episode Paul invited Ricky Shetty. Ricky is the owner and operator of Daddy Blogger, where he writes about parenting from a father’s perspective with a big emphasis on family travel with young kids. Currently, Ricky and his family are on a 1 year Round-The-World Trip visiting Asia, the Middle East, Af…
 
nomadtogether.com/virtualbusiness/ This week’s episode focuses on how to earn location independent income. Paul invited Bryanna Royale from Crazy Family Adventure who was already featured in episode #30. If you are aspiring family wanting to explore the world or interested how you can earn online money, then listen to this episode! Bryanna, her hus…
 
Any high schooler would choose boarding school over homeschooling, right? Not necessarily. Robin Talley discusses how as a family they talked through educational choices and how they decided to homeschool through high school, even though they live in a remote area without traditional American opportunities. Robin talks to us about overcoming doubt …
 
What do you do when fear seems like it's paralyzing you? What if the life overseas you envisioned seems to be unraveling? Ruth Ripken touches on these questions as she opens up about sickness and loss in her own life while living abroad. She reminds us that moving forward doesn't have to be a lot of steps all at once. Sometimes it simply means taki…
 
Introducing our new episode series: "It's Tea Time Somewhere!" Every several episodes, we'll take a break from interviewing guests and the podcast team will get together to chat about different topics. This week it's all about LANGUAGE. The thought of that either made you fist pump the air with excitement or made your eye twitch a little. Denise, A…
 
https://nomadtogether.com/naturalliving On today's episode, you will hear Paul talking with Lerato Majikfaerie about midwifery and natural birthing as a modern nomad. Lerato (LE-RRATO, Magic Farie) is a home birth midwife having practised remotely around South East Asia and a mother to a 13 year old daughter who was raised Unschooling and traveling…
 
A lot of people thought Dacia wouldn't last in Uganda. Pretty clothes and heels filled her closet in Texas before she decided to sell everything, buy her first pair of flat shoes, and move abroad. She was the only overseas worker with a local boss and she knew if they were going to make this work, she was going to have to submit to the culture a li…
 
Lisa’s greatest adventure — parenting — combined with unique cultural experiences, has led to some of her most exciting discoveries about herself. When she and her husband, along with their infant son had the opportunity to move abroad, a lot changed. But the fresh start (plus adding a new family member) brought the opportunity to figure out what m…
 
nomadtogether.com/ytravelblog/ This week's episode focuses on travel blogging. Do you want to start a blog or are you already a blogger, but struggling what you can create out of your blog? Then listen to Paul and Caroline Makepeace, the co-founder of ytravelblog.com one of the world's biggest travel blog and have been featured by notable brands su…
 
https://nomadtogether.com/startup On today's episode, Paul talks with Eli David about startups for nomads. Eli is a founder of StartupBlink, a global startup ecosystem map. He is also a digital nomad for more than 6 years and writes about his adventures at Become Nomad. He traveled in more than 60 countries and lived in more than 30 (for more than …
 
Muslim women have always been a close part of Marilyn's life. Growing up as a TCK, they were like her aunts and second moms. As she became older, Muslim women became some of her closest friends. Differences in religions can certainly complicate things sometimes -- maybe even challenge our own faith -- but when a foundation of respect is built, cros…
 
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