What’s different about femininity in Finland? Joel Willans, author and creator of Very Finnish Problems consults lifestyle and travel blogger Varpu Pöyry, of Her Finland. We learn about the perils of gender stereotypes and Varpu’s engineering approach to improving her memory. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is mostly concerned about the social lives of Finnish men.
A special guest, Yle News journalist Ronan Browne, also appears briefly while shooting a story about Very Finnish Problems.
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Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media
Yle News’ story on Very Finnish Problems
Joel’s book: 101 Very Finnish Problems
The circumstances surrounding Finland’s first female prime minister’s resignation
Yle News: Finland ranks sixth in English skills, early instruction crucial
Varpus’ book recommendation: “How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours: Shortcuts and brain hacks for learning new skills fast” by Tansel Ali
Joel’s book recommendation: “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara
Thomas’ podcast recommendation: The Assasination – An investigation into the death of Pakistan’s first female prime minister, Benazir Bhutto
Check out Varpu’s Finnish words and memory tricks on Instagram
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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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Because gentlemen prefer strong women 🙂
Great to podcast! You always have such interesting guests
Very fine show! Please do another one soon!!
The only people who don’t like strong women are weak men
I did not know about woman PM + President. What ahppened to them?
Joel where can i buy your book?
Finnish women rock and are rock! That is fact 🙂
I love how you always sound like you’re having soooooo much fun 🙂 🙂 🙂