Media Kit 2020
Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey is a podcast for expats, by expats. Alex and Geoff discuss the various aspects of their lives living as foreigners in Europe, with the ultimate goal of providing an equal amount of advice, insight, and entertainment.
The hosts of AGDW met in Berlin many years after each moved separately to Germany. This new friendship helped them to realize their shared passion for giving advice to prospective expats and newly arrived expats and hence, the podcast was born.
Each episode focuses on a different aspect of German and European life, culture and people - all from an outsiders point of view. They use their combined 15 years experience living in Berlin and their unique chemistry to not only give advice, but due so in a fun and casual way. However, this is not your average “living abroad” podcast. It has been infused with another international element - whiskey. During the introduction to each episode they open a new bottle of whiskey, which is then “tested” throughout the episode. The show is then wrapped up with a brief review of that week’s bottle. This is what led to the very practical title of, “Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey.”
• Myths about Germany
• Cultural differences between Germany & USA
• The difficulties of being an expat
• European Scams
• And more!
A kindergarten teacher that grew up in the little state of Rhode Island, USA. A few months after graduating college, Alex had a conversation with a friend living in Berlin. After a bit of convincing, he booked a one way ticket to Berlin, having never been to Europe in his whole life. Once there, he found a job, took some German classes and decided to stay for the long term.
A filmmaker and voice over artist that grew up in California, USA. After graduating high school he went on several backpacking tours through Europe and eventually decided to move to Vienna, Austria to learn the German language for a few months. This eventually put him on the path towards Berlin and those few months turned into many, many years.
AGDW listeners come from over 80 countries around the globe and range from expats already living abroad, those preparing to move abroad, to those who are simply fascinated by other cultures. Listeners who are already living abroad, in Germany or elsewhere, enjoy the podcast for advice on integration and also because it provides them comfort in knowing they are not alone in their situation. Those wishing to move abroad or are in the process of moving abroad, enjoy the podcast for the aid it brings in preparation and also to learn more about their soon-to-be new home.
Top Global Markets
USA (42%), Germany (42%), UK, Canada, Russia
Top U.S. Markets
California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Virginia, Rhode Island
Reaction from listeners to the AGDW podcast has been overwhelmingly positive. Every week Geoff and Alex receive personal message from fans through their various social media platforms praising the show and thanking them for assisting them with helpful information.
AGDW Included in Top Podcast List:
"10 podcasts you should be listening to if you are an expat in Germany"
Sample Reviews from Apple Podcasts:
“Great show guys! You guys have a great flow and well chosen topics... and Whisky.“
“I love your podcast and I’m so glad that I found it coincidentally. Your perspectives and experiences are very interesting to hear about and your conversations are always so entertaining and funny…Not to mention the highlight of you’re podcast...Drinking whiskey.”
“The podcast continues to get better and better. Hope to get to Germany soon.”
“I‘m going to Germany for grad school in a few months, so I‘ve been binging through some episodes on my recent roadt rips. These guys have great chemistry and a great perspective on life in Germany! The whiskey reviews were also greatly appreciated by my friend and made it enjoyable for her even though she has no connection to Germany.”
“You guys rock! I love to here more about your expat life and your life in our beautiful country. It is interesting and an eye opener to me to hear your sight of our culture and the awkward things we do here in Germany.”
“This podcast is really interesting, funny and gives you lot of information about living in Germany as Americans. I really enjoy listening to them and they always give me lot of giggles, but also tell me interesting topics to listen to.”
“Whether you’ve been to Germany or plan to in the future, this is a great way to feel transported into the daily Berliner life with a couple friendly guys. They provide something authentic that you won’t get in any tourism brochure. Keep up the great work.”