Episode 10: When you queue for free buckets and they run out

Red plastic buckets among growth in garden

Why do Finns stand in line for free buckets? Joel Willans, creator of the Very Finnish Problems social media sensation, chats with Jyrki Kallinen, co-founder of crowdsourced market research service Crowst. We learn the tricks of the trade of getting reliable and comprehensive questionnaire answers from shy people. Co-host Thomas Nybergh wants to pair artificial intelligence with his Facebook rants and makes sure Jyrki recommends some metal music.

Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi

Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media



Joel’s book: 101 Very Finnish Problems

Jyrki Kallinen on LinkedIn

Earn free goodies by answering surveys in Crowst’s app

Thomas’ book recommendation: On Writing by Stephen King

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

How Nokia helps despots spy on and oppress people

Thomas’ podcast recommendation: Twenty Thousand Hertz – The stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Joel’s podcast recommendation: Remainiacs, a hilarious weekly take on the Brexit dumpster fire

Jyrki’s recommendation: The metal album Winter’s Gate by Insomnium (Listen on Spotify)

Jyrki Kallinen

Jyrki Kallinen, co-founder of Crowst


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What’s so weird and wonderful about Finland? British born Joel Willans, creator of Very Finnish Problems, discusses, with a variety of fascinating guests, what he’s learnt after 15 years living in his much-loved, adopted country.

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