Our 4th Anniversary in Finland

Four years! In this episode, Katie and Berin reminisce about how they came to live in Finland and what their first day in the country was like. They discuss why they would like to stay, and talk a bit about how they plan to celebrate on the actual anniversary day. Rakastan Suomea!

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Explaining “Fake News” to Non-Americans

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss the real and imagined problems with journalism in America. They talk about why news is so sensationalized, how it can get away with being factually inaccurate, and where that’s led American culture. It’s a mostly apolitical show, covering just the facts and the law with just a smattering of opinion and personal bias.

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How To Ruin A Vacation [Proof of Life 3×37]

It’s Rally time in central Finland, and Jyväskylä is packed with tourists! In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about vacations and tourists. They discuss the cringey sense of entitlement some Americans seem to have when traveling. Do people from the US behave this way because they’re trying to cram a year’s worth of leisure time into just a few days? Observations of tourist behavior, and the way Europeans seem (to us) to approach vacations are made.

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How to Talk to Americans

In this episode, Katie and Berin compare and contrast Finland and the United States some more. Discussion includes slang terms and expressions, the need for personal space, and how Americans have managed to weaponize basic manners and etiquette.

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Summer Vacation in Finland [Proof of Life 3×35]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the Finnish heat wave and their summer shopping spree. They discuss how satisfying and meaningful it is to acquire that one “just right” right thing, rather than a lot of random mediocre things. There’s also a conversation about unicorns.

Why I Paint My Nails
http://berinkinsman.com/2018/07/14/why-i-paint-my-nails/

Vito Unicorleone
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Comparing the US and Finland [Proof of Life 3×34]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about little differences between the United States and Finland. They discuss food, coffee, dining out, tipping culture, and more. Hopefully, Finns will appreciate how great they have it, and Americans will understand that there are other (sometimes better) ways to do things.

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Favorite Finnish Things [Proof of Life Episode 3×33]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about things they’ve come to love about Finland. They discuss their hope that Finns don’t take these things for granted. It’s also their hope that Americans can appreciate that there’s sometimes a better way to do things.

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The US Immigration Crisis, Explained [Proof of Life 3×32]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about what’s going on at the US/Mexico border. They try to sift through the rhetoric and get to the facts about illegal immigration, indefinite detention, and kids separated from their parents and placed into tent cities and empty warehouses.

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Don’t Take This Out of Context, But… [Proof of Life 3×31]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about understanding your own motivations, and placing needs and wants into context. Katie explains the connection between her art and her academic pursuits. Berin discusses contextualizing this podcast between being an American who loves Finland, and being a resident of Finland explaining US culture to non-Americans.

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A Fool is Wise in Their Own Eyes [Proof of Life 3×30]

In this episode Katie and Berin talk about things people think that aren’t based on factual information. They discuss why being a creator is a real job, no matter what some people might think. They go over how some folks are beginning to feel the unforeseen consequences of Brexit. Finally, Berin makes a point that in a functional democracy, the notion of what is and isn’t a right isn’t fixed, and can be changed through legislation.

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