If you've been touched by other cultures than you know they change you and often become a part of you. Geopats Podcast started off as a project that focused on my own culturally blended soul, then evolved into talking to expats (and sometimes immigrants) about their unique between culture lens on the world. We also chat with anyone, anywhere who has been touched by multiple cultures, regardless of geography to these cultures.
A large portion of my life has been as an expat so I have to confess that this is the most familiar form of geopat that I know, that I experience and that I understand. So I won't stop interviewing expats ever, oh heck no. But there are so many flavors of geopats in the world and we need to hear a mix of voices because THAT is what the beauty of podcasting is for!
Stephanie is an American who has been living overseas for the majority of the past 15 years. She lived in Asia from 2003 to 2019, with a few breaks for two stints at graduate school in the U.S. In Asia, she lived in places like Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and China. She has been in Berlin, Germany since January 2020.
Most of podcast related project on this site started after she left a PhD program in the U.S. in late 2016. The program was excellent but it was not leading to the creative or research path she wanted long term. After returning to China in January 2017, she needed a space to create, share and think: thus these projects were born. All of the projects revolve around questions that Stephanie is trying to answer.
The podcast(s) have changed and grown a lot since the first one in April 2017 and she imagines that they will continue to do so going forward. The Changing Scripts YouTube channel is mostly done but some Instagram stories she is still sharing about her personal language activities are being uploaded to this YT channel as of March 2020. Even so, the majority of the language conversations are on the Geopats Podcast, in the language show. What hasn't changed is a desire to share language and culture and quite often, where they intersect.
Steph is very open to collaborations, questions and suggestions.