Joel Willans, creator of Very Finnish Problems and author of the best-selling book 101 Very Finnish Problems, chats with clothing industry activist and sci-fi writer Rinna Saramäki about the evils of the clothing industry. Thomas Nybergh, co-host and producer of the show, is skeptical about ethical consumerism and likes his sci-fi bleak and dystopian.
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Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media
Rinna’s blog (in Finnish)
Rinna’s books (in Finnish)
Why ethical consumerism isn’t enough
Rinna’s book pick: Emmi Itäranta’s critically acclaimed “Memory of Water” (Teemestarin kirja)
Joel’s book pick: “The Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham
Rinna didn’t like the movie adaptation of “Valérian and Laureline”
What does “Jumping the Shark” mean?
New York Times’ Review of Thomas’ dystopian book pick, P.C. Jersild’s “After the flood”. Jersild’s “A Living Soul” is also awesome.
Joel’s pick: “Z for Zachariah” by Robert C. O’Brien
Rinna’s pick: “The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi
Worldcon 75 took place in Helsinki this year
Kuoriaiskirjat, a cool small Finnish book publisher
Osuuskumma, another cool small publisher of fine Finnish fiction. Some books translated to English and Spanish
Joel Willans with Finnish clothing industry activist and sci-fi author Rinna Saramäki.
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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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