Katie in Finland: Grocery Shopping in Finland

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how they grocery shop in Finland without a car, versus how they shopped in the United States. How shopping is more of an activity that’s incorporporated into walks and trips to other events us contrasted with the station wagon-cramming mega-shops they used to make.

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Katie in Finland: Black Friday in Finland

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how they celebrated fake Thanksgiving, a holiday that doesn’t exist in Finland. They discuss Black Friday, cultural values, and being happy and grateful every day.

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Katie in Finland: Holiday Happiness

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In this episode, Katie and Berin compare and contrast the way the late autumn/early winter season is viewed and celebrated in Finland and the United States. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the polar winter are discussed.

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Katie in Finland: US Election Special (Part 4)

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In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss why LGBT people are concerned about a Trump presidency, why straight, white, Christian males feel disenfranchised, where the empathy gap seems to be, and why Berin has shut down his personal social media accounts again.

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Katie in Finland: US Election Special (Part 3)

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In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss why people are concerned about women’s rights in the United States. Topics include the current state of wages and reproductive health in America, what Pence has tried to do as governor, and what Trump is proposing for the future.

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Katie in Finland: US Election Special (Part 2)

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In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss why people are concerned about the election results. Topics include anyone who’s not a natural born straight, white, Christian male American that’s been ridiculed, marginalized, and had their rights threatened.

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Katie in Finland: US Election Special (Part 1)

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In this episode, Katie and Berin explain what the electoral college is, how it works, and why Trump won the election even though Clinton got more votes.

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Katie in Finland: Get Off My Lawn

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about what it’s like living and working around university students young enough to be their children. Discussion includes how the generation gap is harder to deal with than expat culture shock, and the infamous scatalogical laundry room incident.

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Katie in Finland: Expat Life as Reality Show

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In this episode Katie and Berin talk about preparing for the long polar night, getting their residency extended, and their future plans in Finland.

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Katie in Finland: Death Month is Coming

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In this episode Katie and Berin talk about preparing for the long polar night, getting their residency extended, and their future plans in Finland.

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