Episode 12: When Northern Lights have been seen by everyone except you

Joonas Linkola, photo of northern lights

What’s it like to spend most of your time living in the Finnish wilderness? Joel Willans, author and creator of Very Finnish Problems discusses the beauty of Northern nature with explorer and Instagram personality Joonas Linkola. What about extreme heat versus the absurd cold? Co-host Thomas Nybergh wants cell reception in the wilderness and ensures the show ends with reading and listening recommendations.


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Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media



Joel’s book: 101 Very Finnish Problems

Joonas Linkola on Instagram

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Joonas’ book recommendation: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” by Mark Manson

Joel’s book recommendation: “The Men Who Stare at Goats” by Jon Ronson

Thomas’ podcast recommendation: Life for young Indian adults in the 21st century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin


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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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13 replies

  1. Northern lights seen from Helsinki Töölön tori at the end of Topeliuksen katu.Many many years ago. Street lights were dimmer then.

  2. I saw them couple of times in my exchange year in Lapland. I was following the activity from the northern lights forecast every night. 🙂

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