So we've made it to 2020! In the decades past, predictions about the futuristic advances we'd see in this far-off sounding year were quite lofty. Sadly, many of these never came to pass.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation Claire Delhom and Jeroen Sebrechts of the upcoming 2020 Midsummer Madness festival.
Finnish kids from Helsinki International School are being taught public speaking skills by founder of Public Speaking Pro.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation with BBC World Service journalist Erika Benke on her recent coverage of Finland.
Very Finnish Problems author Joel Willans in conversation with Emmi Berlin from sustainable wood pulp textile innovator Spinnova.
After five movies, an animated series, and a Bollywood remake (we’ve all seen that, right?) it’s safe to say […]
Prim and proper British politician, Jacob Rees-Mogg has annoyed and amused the British public with his chillaxed demeanor. In a parliamentary debate, the “honourable gentlemen from the 18th century” was told to “stop slouching” by members of the opposition. But the grilling was cranked up to the max once the online community got wind of Mogg’s bizarre slouch.
Despite its comparatively tiny size, the immigrant community has a long and proud history contributing to Finnish society, including founding some of the country's most iconic companies.
Despite its vast size, much of Finland is very similar. Drive from Helsinki to Lapland and for the entire 15 hours, you're likely to see much the same scenery, forests and lakes. However, there are some wonderful ways that parts of Finland are very different from each other. To see for yourself check out these wonderful maps, courtesy of Reddit.
It's well documented how much the British right-wing press has dedicated itself to scaremongering and anti-EU propaganda in the last 45 years. What is less well known is the sheer scale of this endless stream of lies...until now
The work of Helsinki-based illustrator and photographer Vesa Lehtimäki brings the world of Star Wars to life right here in Helsinki.
Very Finnish Problems creator Joel Willans chats with Joe Konderla, writer at the Finniot, a blog on adjusting to Finnish quirks.