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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. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media

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. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media
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Finland

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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. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media

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English

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+358 45 7730 3969


Episodes

Episode 11: When you don’t like strong women

3/15/2018
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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. Contact:...

Duration:00:52:30

Episode 10: When you queue for free buckets and they run out

2/4/2018
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Why do Finns stand in line for free buckets? Joel Willans, creator of the Very Finnish Problems social media sensation, chats with Jyrki Kallinen, co-founder of crowdsourced market research service Crowst. We learn the tricks of the trade of getting reliable and comprehensive questionnaire answers from shy people. Co-host Thomas Nybergh wants to pair artificial intelligence with his Facebook rants and makes sure Jyrki recommends some metal music. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi...

Duration:00:51:30

Episode 9: When you can’t figure out which dairy product is milk

11/5/2017
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What makes a chatty Brit prefer Finnish silence? In this special episode, renowned Finnish comedian André Wickström interviews Joel Willans, author of 101 Very Finnish Problems, in front of a live audience at the Helsinki Book Fair. We learn about the backstory of Very Finnish Problems, how Joel ended up in Finland and much more. In a bonus segment, co-host and producer Thomas Nybergh reveals his future plans for the show. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh...

Duration:00:44:03

Episode 8: Driving for 14 hours and only seeing forest

10/21/2017
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Are electric vehicles taking off in Finland? Joel Willans, author of the best-selling book 101 Very Finnish Problems, is joined by Antti Korpelainen of Virta, a car charging services company. Topics include battery technology, long drives to Lapland and more. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is annoyed by misguided bio fuel subsidies and wants the current Finnish government to shove it. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media Shownotes: Thomas’ article on...

Duration:00:35:18

Episode 7: When the whole country is on ski break and you can’t ski

10/5/2017
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Let’s talk ski jumping toddlers. Joel Willans, author of the best-selling book 101 Very Finnish Problems, discusses winter sports and other outdoorsy stuff with former semi-professional ski jumper Jussa Lauhamaa. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is curious about Jussa’s job involving the Sports Tracker app and wearable tech for active lifestyles. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media Shownotes: Jussa being sporty on Sports Tracker:...

Duration:00:42:10

Episode 6: When your children need to wee after getting dressed for winter

9/24/2017
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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. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media Shownotes: Rinna’s blog (in Finnish):...

Duration:00:59:28

Episode 5: When somebody else is in the lift

8/27/2017
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How does elevator awkwardness in Britain differ from the same in Finland? Joel Willans, author of Very Finnish Problems, asks game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen essential questions about migrating to the UK. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is curious about the demoscene and where fake money used inside video games ends up. Shownotes: Mr. Järvinen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aquito Elevators and how they impacted culture:...

Duration:00:41:05

Episode 2: When The Summer Cottage Is Like A Labor Camp

5/4/2017
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Are Finnish summer cottages bourgeois forced labor camps? Very Finnish Problems creator and Helsinki resident Joel Willans talks summer annoyances with Ink Tank writer Thomas Nybergh. It’s revealed that Joel doesn’t get to play with the chainsaw and that Thomas hasn’t caught a fish in his entire life.

Duration:00:21:51