Katie in Finland: Potpourri for 200

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about a variety of subjects including renaming the podcast, the difference between an expat and an immigrant, and leaving the comments open so listeners to chat with each other.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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Katie in Finland: Finnish Immigration 101

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about what it takes to move to Finland. Why you need to talk to Finnish immigration, what the cost of living is, why you need to talk to Finnish immigration, the ins and outs of finding employment and housing, and why you need to talk to Finnish immigration are covered.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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Katie in Finland: New Year’s Resolutions

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how they both hate New Year’s resolutions, why they have such strong feelings against them, and why having the proper motivations, goals, and a plan to achieve those goals beat broad, vague declarations.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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Katie in Finland: Katie & Berin’s Sisu New Year

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how badly traumatized 2016 has left many people, how the Finnish concept of sisu will get us through it, and their own Christmas Eve sisu experience.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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Katie in Finland: Pikkujoulu (Little Yule)

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the differences between holiday shopping in the US versus central Finland, seasonal foods, and the joy of viewing Christmas as a vacation rather than a series of chores and obligations.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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Katie in Finland: Finnish Independence Day

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DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having a conversation in front of a live microphone. We are discussing our perceptions and experiences of Finland as seen through our own personal, cultural, and generational lenses. Your own observations will vary. Enjoy the show!

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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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