Stranger in a Strange Land

29 minutes

From the age of 24 until she was 37, Jamie Yuenger lived in New York City. While she started out having a complicated relationship with the city, she grew over time to love her adopted hometown. Then a few years ago, she fell in love with a Dutch guy named Piet and decided to move to the Netherlands to be with him. That meant she’d be starting over in a new country where she didn’t understand the language or the culture. Jamie set about adapting to her new life, but it turned out to be way harder than she imagined.

Jamie has her own podcast called “If You Knew Me,” which features personal stories of the inner lives of women. And she also produced “Totem,” where she told the incredible story of how she met her husband Piet.

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