Expat Sandwich

Marty Walker


Running from the law? Looking for a place to retire or simply want to know what it's like to live in another country? Expat Sandwich, hosted by Marty Walker, features an eclectic range of expats sharing the best, the weirdest and the worst of living ...Show More

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Holiday Minisode: 2017 Wrap-up

05:45 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Shoo 2017, shoo! Get on outta here! Usher in the new year and learn what's in store for 2018. PLUS a sweet clip of Charity Blansit explaining Christmas in Catalonia, giving new meaning to the "yule log." (from Episode 19: Barcelona)

#021 Rome with The Bittersweet Life

44:25 | Nov 28th, 2017

We talk with veteran public radio producer Katy Sewell and writer Tiffany Parks, hosts of the podcast The Bittersweet Life. Laugh, cry, and learn about life and Rome in the process!

#020 Culture Shock Flashback: Venezuela

30:15 | Nov 21st, 2017

There's so much going on in Venezuela these days, it's hard to keep up. Luckily we have Marian Lefeld, an artist from Caracas to help us understand and navigate the current political and economic volatility. Lefeld moved to the United States twenty-t...Show More

#019 Barcelona with Charity Blansit

30:15 | Oct 31st, 2017

Charity Blansit moved to Barcelona 17 years ago for love--before the smartphone and crush of tourism. She helps us make much needed sense around Catalonia's ongoing fight for independence as well as offering some guidance around cultural customs and ...Show More

#018 Peru, Ayahuasca and the Daniel Cleland Experience

51:21 | Oct 18th, 2017

We discuss the resurgence and research benefits of plant medicines. Daniel Cleland takes you deep into the Amazon and shares what it's like to take ayahuasca, the role of the Shaman, and his life in Peru.

#017 Culture Shock Flashback: French Edition

22:05 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Culture Shock Flashback turns Expat Sandwich on its head. Instead of interviewing American expats, we invite foreign expats living in the United States to share their experience. In this episode we talk with French nationals Charlotte and Laurent abo...Show More

#016 Japan with Mike Martino

44:38 | Sep 18th, 2017

Mike Martino went from jazz musician to second degree black belt in karate to software development and then finally being a potter living in Japan for the last 21 years. Martino offers incredible insight into Japanese culture, hilarious language mish...Show More

#015 Peace Man: Judson Moore

41:00 | Sep 4th, 2017

We're back with Season 2! What do you do when you just can't help yourself helping other people? We talk with Judson Moore and discuss how to plug in through foreign exchange, Peace Corps, how to become a foreign diplomat and more. In OUR book, nice ...Show More


35:18 | Jul 17th, 2017

After wrapping season one, we do a little housekeeping and revisit our very first episode: France with Mark Repasky.

#014 Paris with David Lebovitz

26:10 | Jul 5th, 2017

Moving to a country is hard enough--chef, blogger and cookbook author David Lebovitz discusses his kitchen renovation disaster in Paris featured in his new book "L'appart" as well as providing us with better understanding of French culture.

#013 Hong Kong with Jay Dillon

34:53 | Jun 19th, 2017

Everyone has ideas, but few push them to reality. Jay Dillon, founder of Yardbird, discusses moving to Hong Kong to oversee manufacturing for his startup, and navigating corruption, piracy, and worker conditions in China as well as life amongst the "...Show More

#012 Shanghai with Jilli Leonard

39:13 | Jun 6th, 2017

Immediately following college, 23 year-old Jilli Leonard jumped on an opportunity to teach English as a second language in China. After 2 years of learning the ropes, she shares wisdom gained on the other side of the world while navigating a life in ...Show More

#011 Antarctica with Joanna Young

23:08 | May 22nd, 2017

Climate scientist Joanna Young shares what it was like to travel to Antarctica with 76 other female scientists on the inaugural Homeward Bound voyage. Learn what's going on with climate change directly from a true scientist and not filtered through t...Show More

#010 Culture Shock Flashback

27:42 | May 8th, 2017

We kick off a new segment, Culture Shock Flashback, which features foreign nationals living in the US describing what it was like for them to move to America. In this episode host Marty Walker takes you way back to the 80s and describes her own exper...Show More

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0:00 | May 1st, 2017

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#009 Belgium with Meredith Bethune

19:24 | Apr 15th, 2017

American expat and travel writer Meredith Bethune shares what it's like to create articles for some of the big names such as Conde Nast, New York Magazine, Travel and Leisure, National Geographic and many others. We get insight on her writing process...Show More

#008 Germany with

33:03 | Apr 5th, 2017

We catch up with anonymous blogger OGM -- who posts hilarious observations of Germans, odd things his wife says, beer and food reviews and much more at, which has attracted a massive following. He's from Portland. She's from N...Show More

#007 Moscow with Thomas Callahan

39:58 | Mar 28th, 2017

This week we catch up with American expat Thomas Callahan--a human rights worker turned corporate law attorney who's been living in Moscow for the last seven years. He provides an enormous amount of insight into what Russians think about Americans, t...Show More

#006 Cape Town with Brandy Taylor

30:42 | Mar 15th, 2017

Considering travel to Africa comprises less than 1% of all international travel by Americans annually, it's no wonder most of our preconceptions are shaped by TV shows and the media. Brandy Taylor moved to Cape Town last year with her husband Will an...Show More

#005 New Zealand with Mickey Smith

33:13 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Mickey Smith is an American artist that has been living in New Zealand since 2011. Living amongst the Kiwis is as complex as its diverse landscape. Mickey describes the ups and downs of living in such a distant country.

#004 Berlin with Adam Raymont

23:49 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Adam Raymont is an American artist that has been living in Berlin since 2008. Berlin is considered to have the largest contemporary art scene in the world. Adam shares what it's like to live in a city with an incredibly complex history.

#003 Mexico With Jen Farrell

24:14 | Feb 15th, 2017

Surfing. Tacos. Tequila. Is there anything else? Expat Jen Farrell shares the ins and outs of living and slowing down, just north of Puerto Vallarta.

#002 Ecuador with Catherine Campion

20:21 | Feb 15th, 2017

Single. Female. Farm. Rural. Ecuador. One brave gringa.

#001 France with Mark Repasky

33:31 | Dec 28th, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Paris? American expat Mark Repasky explains "the American Yes and the French No" and shares what it's like to live in the most visited city in the world.