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
This is what a no-deal Brexit looks like
The Iraqi (not Irianian!) who saved Norway from Oil (search for and click on article via Google to skip paywall)
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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Two wintertimes (14 days each stay) in Rovaniemi but no Northern Lights for us ???
I think I remember reading that October is one of the best times to see them
I can relate to this totally! Not seeing them sucks.
New Zealand isn’t too bad either
Oh jeah. And I was born in Lapland…
Here’s info about when is the best time to see Aurora Borealis:
Great episode! Joel you should do episode from the nature 🙂 🙂
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. We did do an outside broadcast once, but that was from a very unwild Tesla. http://inktank.fi/episode-8-driving-electric-cars-finland/
Not sure Thomas would be able to handle proper outdoors. He’s such a delicate flower 🙂
Does he sell his pictures anywhere?
Northern lights seen from Helsinki Töölön tori at the end of Topeliuksen katu.Many many years ago. Street lights were dimmer then.
I saw them couple of times in my exchange year in Lapland. I was following the activity from the northern lights forecast every night. 🙂
How does this Jonas live in Helsinki if he is in nature so long. Does he rent a place just half time?
Reminds me of friend who went like 5 times and never ever saw. Epic fail hunting them!!! ?